"SON OF JANE'S ADDICTION FRONT MAN PERRY FARRELL, EXCITED ABOUT HIS FATHER'S RECOVERY".
The son of front man Perry Farrell told Facebook on Sunday that he was "proud of his dad" for making a full recovery (as he rode upon a wakeboard on Lake Washington in Seattle). The singer, who was in town for a music concert was submerged in the water, his foot slipping halfway off the board as the 25 ft. boat took off on him- in trying and give him a "wake" to surf on.. Not wanting to embarrass his children who were also tubing on the boat, he beared down in front of the Seattle crowd and made a full surf recovery. "I wasn't about to fall in front of Etty's friends". The boat belonged to highschool friends of dancer/wife Etty Farrell ne Lau, who was stand up paddle boarding on the lake at the time. Said Etty upon hearing the news afterwards "Oh he shouldn't feel embarrassed- I don't think any of them really know who he is".
Sunday 26th of July 2015 09:24:55 PM
Alaska is wilderness. Check out our bus/backstage (flood). You hear words being blurted out- you string into song- into sensical. "Never give up" by the bucket brigaders; the production assist sees me "for real"! or "Farrell"! or both.. A heightened sense of reality as rain falls. "They must love us a lot to wait for us out there". Last show- I guess it's time to play, and go back home (I'll miss you ol' road)...
Sunday 26th of July 2015 01:50:38 PM
I didn't know Alaska was almost twice the size of Texas. They don't act like it. They put their hands out to shake offering their first name like you were a new classmate. All very thankful that we came to perform. I was just as thankful they invited us. Doesn't it seem like a place you'd like to fly a small plane? And land on a lake. And go fishin'. Doesn't that sound great?
Saturday 25th of July 2015 10:43:54 PM
We love to travel. Often when people ask where we live- I can't - for a moment recall. When Etty and I first met- she came a board our '97 Relapse Tour (Jane's with Flea on bass). It was her first tour ever. She was 22. Since that time, she has become the best touring partner a fella could ask for. Book our flights- hotel accommodations better; BETTER than any agent I ever worked with in my 30 years on the road. Touring can beat you up- between the road wear, and the head trips. The money I've saved on shrinks alone bought us a home. Some look at touring as a miserable place- and bring everyone else around them down. She is my happiness. She looks after me like a child. ETTY, I SO APPRECIATE YOU; listening to all my problems. Kissing my wounds.
Tuesday 21st of July 2015 04:46:24 PM
Everyone had a crush on the helijet pilot who flew us from Whistler to Victoria, British Columbia for the Rock The Shores Festival. Each of us- (both guys and gals) had their own particular reason for thinking she was hot. One said that it was her tomboy bob. Another said it was her tall lanky physic. I find woman who kick ass in a crisis- attractive. The scenario was that we had three hours before show time. She was waiting by the 'copter as we pulled up to the launch pad in a pair of aviater glasses, and freshly painted red lips. She set several dials, read over some documents- and an hour later dropped us off right behind main stage. The definition of a grand entrance.
Monday 20th of July 2015 10:54:19 PM
Friends. Our close friends usually join us for Lollapalooza. This year, we will be without many of them for the first time. I have been brooding a little- missing them already. Wondering if it's me that's caused the divide.. But they say you gain new friends every 7 years. The blondie- stage right to Etty is Kasey, a dancer friend of hers who was in the original Pussycat Dolls with her. She made Etty happy. They are still friends after all this time. In fact perhaps now- better friends than ever. I have friends like that. We remember the past (minus the times they left me behind and went to the concert without me). Anyway Kasey came with her sister and male friends who all became my new friends. I thought this pic was very sitcom- shot after the Jane's performance at Pemberton Music Festival up in Whistler. I really enjoyed their company. We have a new story about getting kicked out of the hotel pool area- and then redeemed. And the waitress spilled all our bellinis over twice as she made her way to us and then hit a wind tunnel. We were all very witty. Some good one liners- (I miss the old gang too)...
Sunday 19th of July 2015 04:18:07 PM
Here's What Happened Next.. Well not exactly as a result of a flipping hammock- but, just as I got off stage;- Izzy came up to me, gave me a hug and said, "Hi dad, good show my head hurts- feel" and puts my finger on a goose egg sized lump upon his noggin near the brain stem. "Where did you get that"? I asked? "I don't know- I fell backwards and banged my head on the table". "Fell backwards? How did you do that"? "I thought there was a chair there- but there wasn't, I guess". 2 minutes later there were 2 more stories told that did not stack up. Notice in the picture- there are no "chairs" on the bus- so I am not buying the story of falling back and missing a chair- at all.
Because we had recently seen 2 documentaries, 1 about a girl snowboarder, and another about a guy ski-mobiler who had both died from head traumas; I called for paramedics (who were on the grounds) to take a look at him. I asked the question I always ask doctors who look at any of my loved ones; "If they were Your son, or Your wife- what would You do"? He said "Oh, my son is my most prized possession. If he were my son, I would get a catscan". So off we went to the emergency.
He never did tell me what really happened. I didn't press him too hard because I know deep inside he loves his friends, and didn't want them to be sent home- they are having the time of their life- this summer, out on the road...
Friday 10th of July 2015 11:53:24 AM
"You must get out of the bus. We've been driving for 5 hrs. (From Colombus Ohio to Lansing Michigan).I need you to stretch your legs." Suddenly they bolt from the tour bus. "There are hammocks!" "Ok, go play on the hammocks. What's so great about a hammock"? (What happens next)?
Wednesday 8th of July 2015 08:26:53 PM
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Tuesday 7th of July 2015 01:26:01 AM
The dining room has a new purpose in this house. It is a place to assemble the family jigsaw puzzles. A place where we can get together and build the bottom of the sea, find out if he likes any girls in his class, let him know that he needs to brush his teeth, let me know that he wants a new computer, agree with me that his mother is hard on me sometimes, find out that his brother is annoying him, tell me about his best friends and their parents, make sure he is learning, and update him about our family business. As it is just about lunchtime; let's eat in the jigsaw puzzle room.
Thursday 25th of June 2015 07:21:39 PM
Out in the surfing line-up the other day were these three surfer girls wearing G strings and surfing pretty well. No, I did not mention them to Etty- why should I. Our handsome young assistant Mike mentioned them plenty which got Etty to wondering why I had kept quet about surfing with them.
"Why should I mention them"? We did not engage. I wasn't catching waves and holding hands". "No, it makes me wonder what you are hiding". "Hiding? ""I have nothing to hide- I didn't speak to them".
There are some conversations that you just never engage in. You've got to be smart enough to know what arguements you can and cannot win.
Conversations about other women have trap doors that lead you to saying the wrong thing. They're very easy to fall into. You'd do well not talk about them period. Nothing wrong with being a quiet person.
And always compliment a lady.You are truly the fairest of them all...
Some girls who are sick in the head might think I hide things from her- but we really keep no secrets.
Thursday 18th of June 2015 10:53:01 PM
What'd you think of the movie /have you see it yet?
Yes- in case there was any doubt as to whom played the opening credits of HBO's Entourage; it was "Jane's Addiction". I don't know that we were ever credited? A bang and smash up job we did.
They requested to use "Super Hero" again for the film adaptation. It was another thrilling ride thru opening scene and credit.
A peculiar success is Entourage. Both project and storyine. A quick snapshot of now Hollywood. We find ourselves rooting as for our hometown team. Again they all played their parts to the tee.
We performed a few songs at the afterparty. It was tight timing to run from the premier- to the stage without our usual jam room warmup.
About to leave and get back home in a hurry when- in a cloud of smoke (Cuban cigar) @Jeremy Piven showed up backstage by our dressing rooms. Says he, "Whether we like it or not- in a certain way, we are tied together forever". "Here", said Etty in a moment of self realization, "Let's all lean in".
Thursday 11th of June 2015 10:44:15 PM
I saw them coming around the corner like two Yeties. We had only been in our summer rental for an hour and already they had me concerned about their location; and the neighbors angry at their parents. "The old "sob" was "motioning for us to get down". "You guys are not allowed to walk out on the tiles" I replied, "they are really slippery, and you could eat shit". "Ok- but there is a flat spot that is our hideout". "Alright- I bargain back, "but do not lead anyone back onto the tiles, and do not call anyone an sob". What can I really say- I was them once upon a time. I would have ended up right at the same spot. Such spirit...#likefatherlikeson
Tuesday 9th of June 2015 05:22:20 PM
Memorial Day weekend was the final show of the "Jane's" tour. An outdoor show in Indianapolis at the Indie 500 Raceway.
With a stage built on the inside of the track on a grass field. There was good cheer and good weather for the 500,000 racing enthusiasts. Yes, the Indie 500 is the largest single day sporting event on earth.
The folks in Indiana received us with loud bursts of what you call "Hoosier Hospitality" after every song. Then I would hear this hellacous ripping sound. A sound that I believed was coming thru the PA system. A demonic ascension, that had a dopler effect on it. I thought to myself "Wow; someone has thought to play "Formula One" sound effects over the PA system to get people pumped up for the big race tomorrow". "Who's great idea was this? My front of house mixer? What a genius"! Then out of the corner of my eye, I caught a real Formula One race car streaking past us behind the stage and disappearing into a turn. As it turns out, they were doing laps on the track surrounding us while we performed.
After the show ended, the track manager came backstage to thank us and ask how we enjoyed the show. I told him that I had mistaken the real drivers for a recording, and it was getting me revved. He asked if I had ever driven in a Formula One, and would I want to try?...
Next thing I knew I was in a fire retardant suite, waiting for my family to come watch me ride out on the track in a two seater.
Some moments in life can either be categorized as foolishness- or categorized as brave. I chose to think of my decision as "brave".
Over a five-day period, three drivers hit the walls at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and all wound up with a similar result: going airborne. One driver had hit the wall 2 days earlier in qualifying and sent a rod thru his leg severing an artery.
I have my family to think about.
I did not know the name of the man who was inside the helmet- about to propel me into a turn from a dead stop at 200 miles an hour.
This was the 99th Indie 500. When the race began, they were going around 70 miles an hour. Beginning in 1911)- racers now go 3 times the previous speed. The consequences for metal, or mental failure is sublime.
But in those dizzying moments of risk and edification, you've "got be brave".
Tuesday 26th of May 2015 02:39:46 PM
People think that Etty and I are swingers. We get hit up a lot. I am sure they get the notion from my early days- before I knew Etty. "3 Days" and all that jazz. I used to be an explorer in the bedroom there is no denying it; but neither Etty nor I are truly bisexual- and Etty maintains that she is not interested in being with a woman, nor is she willing to share her man. In all honesty- we are two sexual dynamos. And to be with a gorgeous woman such as she- I'm one happy fella. We have a lot of fun together, but I like to tease her. "All the other girls did it with me..." She becomes a tigress. "I said NO, and fuck you. They did it just to keep you. I don't have to do that, and if you want that- then you need to go find somebody else!" I should probably stop messing with her. It gets me into deep shit that lasts an entire afternoon into the night. She should stop messing with me too though. Every once in a while she'll say "I have to say- that girl is gorgeous- I'm in love with her" to which I'll respond, "how would you like to have her as a birthday present?" To which she will respond "Ah- NO and if you ask me again I'm going to punch you in the throat." Swingin' isn't really all that it's cracked up to be. I've never met anyone that was worth bargaining- for Etty...
Tuesday 19th of May 2015 07:42:05 PM
We have been getting back to nature- the family and I. This shot taken at the El Capitan Campgrounds. One of the parents from Izzy's school lent me this bad ass bike. Remember the Shcwinn's with the banana seats? They came in colors yello, red, orange, and apple green. My dad wouldn't buy me an authentic one. He settled on a knock off with a 3 speed shifter (cheaper). It was embarresing. Happy riding this one around though. I asked Etty to take a picture of me on it, please! In the corner you can see a little girl just bitting it off of her bike. Kids were eating it left and right. Blood all day long. Izzy got pushed off a top bunk but was luckily caught hanging by the seat of his pants literally. Girls were pranking the guys and vice a versa. Seran wrap on the toilet seats, shaving cream bodies were everywhere. I got in trouble buying chocolate syrup for the boys. Oh to be that young... Pranks will turn into spin the bottle next thing you know.
Monday 18th of May 2015 01:58:37 PM
I wish I was back there tonight. The air was clean and refreshing. I knew I was far away from everything, but in touch with nature. She was pure. She was truthful. I was in love with life. The waters are still running steady. I wish I was running right along side of them right now. Some day I'd like to get back there. I can feel the air hitting my face. Alive.
Wednesday 6th of May 2015 07:16:49 AM
This story makes me ache. How does it make you feel? To know that such a wonderful and fragile soul as Marilyn Monroe was killed by this man following orders? She was used and abused. The most beautiful woman in the world. Fell into the wrong hands. What gross human beings. I am sick about this. She was an angel. Maybe she belonged in heaven. Glad we had her around for the short time she was on earth. Rest in peace angel.
RETIRED CIA AGENT CONFESSES ON DEATHBED: “I KILLED MARILYN MONROE”
March 25th, 2015 | by Barbara Johnson
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Norfolk, Virginia| A 78-year old retired officer of the CIA, Normand Hodges, has made a series of astonishing confessions since he was admitted at the Sentara General Hospital on Monday. He claims he committed 37 assassinations for the American government between 1959 and 1972, including the actress and model, Marilyn Monroe.
Mr. Hodges, who worked for the CIA for 41 years as an operative with top-level security clearances, claims he was often employed as a hitman by the organization, to assassinate individuals who could represent a threat to the security of the country.
Trained as both a sniper and a martial arts expert, Mr Hodges says he also has significant experience with more unconventional methods of inflicting harm upon others, like poisons and explosives.
Mr. Hodges swears he remembers vividly, each of the assassinations he committed for the CIA. He claims that all 37 of the murders he committed on the American soil, were ordered by his commanding officer, Major James “Jimmy” Hayworth.
The elderly man claims he committed his assassinations between August 1959 and March 1972, at a time when he says “the CIA had its own agenda“. He says he was part of an operative cell of five members which carried out political assassinations across the country. Most of their victims were political activists, journalists and union leaders, but he also claims that he killed a few scientists and artists whose ideas represented a threat to the interests of the United States.
Mr. Hodges says that Marilyn Monroe remains unique among his victims, as she is the only woman he ever assassinated. He claims he has no regrets, however, as he says that she had become a “threat for the security of the country” and had to be eliminated.
“We had evidence that Marilyn Monroe had not only slept with Kennedy, but also with Fidel Castro” claims M. Hodges. ” My commanding officer, Jimmy Hayworth, told me that she had to die, and that it had to look like a suicide or an overdose. I had never killed a woman before, but I obeyed orders… I did it for America! She could have transmitted strategic information to the communists, and we couldn’t allow that! She had to die! I just did what I had to do!”
Marilyn Monroe died between midnight and 1 AM, on August 5, 1962. Mr Hodges claims he entered her room while she was sleeping and injected her with a massive dose of chloral hydrate (a powerful sedative), mixed with Nembutal (a short-acting barbiturate), causing her death.
The 78-year old man was placed under custody by the FBI, which is taking Mr Hodges’ confession very seriously and has opened an investigation to verify his allegations. The investigation might be very complicated, however, as very few written files are available on such secret activities and most of the actors implicated in the various cases are already dead.
The most important witness in the story after Mr. Hodges himself, his alleged commanding officer, Major James Hayworth, died of a heart attack in 2011. Two of the other three “CIA assassins” identified by Mr Hodges are also dead, and the last one, Captain Keith McInnis, went missing in action in 1968 and is presumed dead.
Tuesday 21st of April 2015 03:56:13 AM
The trip to Patagonia has unlocked a new way of looking at the world. It has never seemed so gigantic. So naturopathic. I felt like I was standing at the threshold of the earth's cooling system.
My friend mentioned to me that there is a life force that exists in water and water charged air. It's called Prana. I could feel the air filled with cool raw life. It was practically too cold to withstand. Yet I felt compelled to walk against this force. Allowing the ice droplets to cut our faces like thousands of tiny razors.
Leaving behind his video game, the beached Iceburgs were a different source of play for Izzy. He carried off one chunk like a new found friend. I began breathing it all, and turning into Prana.
Monday 13th of April 2015 10:21:33 PM
Let's fast forward passed The South American Lollas (which I'll get to shortly) down to the southern most tip of Chile. To Patagonia where we spent the post Lolla cool down period. The ministry of tourism for Chile initially offered a trip package to our Lolla musicians. A trip to "the end of the world". We've been thinking about it for the last 5 years, but this was the year we made it happen. From Brazil flying across to Chile a good 8 hrs. then driving along country roads for another 5 more hrs. By the end of the day people in the van were passed out. Winding on a jet black slippery mountain road within the Torres Del Paine National Park. There were no street lights. Jackrabbits and foxes darting out in front of us. We were going too fast around the curves- trying to avoid endless pot holes. I kept my mouth shut but could not close my eyes. It was a macho thing. I felt like the moment I said something- we would suddenly be there- and the driver would know I was a wimp... Maybe it's a place you only get to once. A "Trip of a lifetime". I'm making plans for next year to hit Patagonia on the Argentinian side. This is our view from the room @Exploratravel
Saturday 11th of April 2015 10:38:35 PM
It's that time of the year again. Lollapalooza South America. A chance to meet up with some of my favorite people in the world. Here comes one now. Damien Marley. Always intros himself with "Respect". This was a perfect hat for him. Now he didin't have to say it. For quite some time now I have felt that I am looking Asian from hanging out with Etty. Here I feel like we all look like a "Marley". Seriously We have all listened to Bob so much- I am sure we kind of all sound alike.
Wednesday 18th of March 2015 09:56:25 AM
As we all know the cost of an education today is expensive. One should try and apply what he or she has learned so as not to waste the tuition. This past weekend I took Etty to her second Super Bowl in Arizona. Growing up in Seattle from the age of 10- The Sea Hawks became her team. As our anniversary falls near the Super Bowl- I bought us tickets to attend and hopefully see Seattle repeat as world champions. Sitting close together I explained the game to her in greater detail. She was really beginning to get the hang of it. I could see the delight in her eyes as the Hawks marched their way down the field to almost certain victory. It's important on their anniversary that a husband shows his wife he is still very much in love with her. As the Seahawks readied to pierce the goal line Etty remarked to me "You really do love me a lot- don't you"? "Here lover, why don't you look at me and I'll take a picture of you as they win the game". You can see Russell Wilson in the background going back for that ill-fated pass interception. The picture was quite sad at first. I keep it around because in a certain sense living thru adversities gives a couple strength. We have a story for the grandkids. I heard that they are saying the decision to pass was the dumbest call in SuperBowl history. If that is so- I can tell you whomever called the play is a lot wiser today. Etty learned how much I truly do love her. Even though we lost this one in a shocker-We took away some great imparting wisdom.
Wednesday 4th of February 2015 03:11:35 AM
I've always maintained that one should listen to the breathing of another- to decide whether or not you can stand to be with that person (for life). I have wanted to smother someone I slept next to once... It's late here at the house of Peretz. She's passed out before the movie is over (time to switch back to Sports Center). I actually love her rare snoring. It means that she's content in her life (this snoring video has been approved). Happy anniversary my darling (lucky #13)!
Wednesday 28th of January 2015 03:06:16 PM
For the last 5 years, we've spent our NYE dinner at Matsuhisa Aspen. Yes the food is special- but it's the bushels of helium balloons that are the main attraction to us; The House Of Peretz. We all took turns singing songs- sucking on helium. I know it may cause brain damage if you do too much. So does breathing the air in San Bernardino. Spoiled by the maitre de, who came to the table with this bouquet of silver and gold beauties, Izzy insisted on bringing them back to the condo. We've had 'em this whole time; plucking the hung over rubbers from out of the air. Singing a new favorite song each morning.
Saturday 3rd of January 2015 04:37:29 PM
Last year at this time- I made the comment that 2014 was gonna be a great year. Thinking about all the great things that we had lined up, I was inspired as the fireworks exploded. Halfway through this passed year; I looked back at the first 6 months and had a somewhat sinking feeling that 2014 was not what I had imagined it would be. Things where taking longer to materialize, I was not satisfied with what we were able to accomplish at that moment in time. This NYE we returned to the place where we spent last NYE; the snowy wonderland that is Aspen Colorado. Pictured here with family working on a setlist for the house party at Richard Kilstock's; with mate Billy Duffy and bandmate Chris Chaney. I am going to predict that 2015 will be the year that I thought 2014 was going to be. It took a year longer than expected for things to fall into place. Isn't that typical? Best wishes to you for 2015. May all your aspirations bud and flower right before your eyes...
Wednesday 31st of December 2014 06:00:44 PM
This is a photo of my young beautiful wife this morning looking at herself in the mirror. We returned to the island of Hawaii celebrating her birthday, and playing a charity event for the Mauli Ola Foundation. A super duper group who heal children with cystic fibrosis. Forced to stay over due to ear aches that our children acquired playing in the water for too long. She is very insecure about herself on this day. I have to assure her that she is not getting unshapely. I have asked her to put on a few more pounds. After having 2 children, taking care of us for 13 years she has blossomed into a young lady that I am beaming with pride over. Happy birthday gorgeous..
Thursday 18th of December 2014 05:11:16 PM
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Wednesday 17th of December 2014 03:22:43 PM
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Sunday 7th of December 2014 09:56:44 AM
Another man who had a profound effect on my life has come to pass. Dr. Dorian Paskowitz; who practiced ocean wellness and medicine died at the age of 93. As a teen learning to surf in Miami we immersed ourselves in the surf lifestyle. Doc had a column in Surfer Magazine. He spoke about the ocean as being an integral component to one's health regimen. Living on the beach in San Onofre with his 8 children and wife, living out his dream in a converted bus. I also dreamt of living on the California coast, chilling with a smile like a dolphin's. I would eventually move there- become friends with his children and meet Doc. He was the most loving guy ever- but his constitution made him a bit ominous. Being around him felt like being in the elements of nature. He practiced medicine- but would not except money for his services. He kept his children from the public school system; sighting that there was a great difference between knowledge and wisdom (he later recanted his opinions). All his children are enchanted. Enchanted by his essence- and his wife Juliette.
The doctor needed a ride: So I picked him up in a brand new BMW 760 LI. Was so proud to show up in that beautiful machine- a young jewish surfer who had made good for himself. That's what I was. He got into the car with his son Jonathan- began looking around. His head swiveling up and down- round and round. He says "Perry- is this Your car?" "Yyepp" I answered. and a silent pause.. Wow, I think he's impressed? "Get rid of it." "What"? "Get rid of it". "Do you know what these guys did to us in the war? " This company made this and that.....". I drove on looking out into space and beyond. I didn't have a word to put into my mouth- because I knew I wasn't going to sell this car- I loved the car...
I love the Paskowitz family also very much. The house of Peretz is mourning Doc's passing. All of us hope to know you all better- as friends- even as business partners. Please share with us the rare essence of Doc that you all posses.
Thursday 13th of November 2014 02:21:14 AM
I've really been enjoying life lately. Perhaps it's the gorgeous California weather we've been having. Warm enough to sit outside smoking Cuban cigars and read on my balcony. It may be the fact that I've been off the road for a while and enjoying my family and home life- having toured for the most part of the last 5 years. I feel grounded; caught up with current events. Slowed down enough to be aware of the date and time- able to properly plan birthday parties. Even do homework with my boys. Today in history: The Berlin Wall came down 25 years ago. I am excited to go visit there this coming September- as Lollapalooza brings the party to Berlin. Yes Berlin- with 10,000 resident artists transformed the city into one of the most interesting cities in the world. I'm interested to know who these guys are in the fezzes? Maybe I'll see them at Lolla this summer...
Monday 10th of November 2014 01:43:59 AM
We have been through some vicious fights. When we fight it tears my heart in half. I am overwhelmed by a sense of confusion. She is the source of my life's happiness. In those times when we are at odds I pray that we can get beyond it, and come back to loving each other like always. Not being able to make contact with her kills me. I admire her so. Exceptionally smart and beautiful. I think of her as all mine (of course there are the boys) but she has told to the boys she loves me first. I live my life for her and the boys. Every action, twitch of muscle is for the benefit of our home. I can not fight her for very long. I lose balance, my will to make my point. I can't make sense. I just want to make out with a passion. Feel her responding. I miss her so.
Saturday 8th of November 2014 07:35:42 AM
This morning- after the boys left for school I went to lay back down and watch some old school TV. I watched Miami Vice (for the very first time)- being that I was just in Miami for Puff's "Revolt" Conference. I wanted to reflect upon the changes that have taken place down there. Had an affinity to see Don Johnson and the guy with three first names wearing their shoulder padded pre-wrinkled suits. It's way too hot down there to wear those suits today. Don was sporting a pony tail. It's funny how your perception of things- changes over time. Things that I found cheesy but were successful in their day, I find myself wanting to seek out and find the beauty in them today. I don't want to have any animosity in my life by the end. Don Johnson walking into the building for a Laker game- was a big deal in the 80's. I did not share in the excitement at the time. I am still not feeing the magic unfortunately. I feel as though I somewhat wasted an hour of my morning (but was mildly entertained by the outfits.)
I switched over to The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin. He was very entertaining. Always very excited to find and handle a dangerous creature. But as Etty points out. You don't get to feign a grip upon mother nature ( he received a stingray death shot to the heart).
Tuesday 4th of November 2014 08:33:23 PM
It was an interesting moment. We were invited to a Jay Adams photo gallery opening in Venice- and I thought it would be a great to bring the boys. They could each select a photograph to hang in their rooms (Hezron is currently putting together his very own man cave; separating rooms from his brother). In this picture: The kid flashing devil horns is Jay's boy Seven with his girlfriend beside him, Michelle Rodriguez is hanging with us, as well as my youngest son Izzy who flashes a Venice V; and Hezron in front seemingly cool amongst the ruff tuff Venice Originals. I did not figure on the heavy fragrances that were wafting in the air. It was too much for the young ins' so we walked around and left soon after. It did begin discussions on the invent of the sport of skateboarding, and also what it was we were exactly smelling. I love listening to little kids imparting their worldly knowledge."That was not marijuana". "Yes it was"... Should I jump in here?
Thursday 30th of October 2014 07:58:26 PM
When I was a little boy I would run errands for my father around NYC. He entrusted me to walk with gems and precious metals up and down the gold district- which is W 47th Street; right near Times Square. The United Nations is also right there. I got a thrill knowing that there was valuables in my pockets; passing all the grown ups who would have died to take my gems away from me. Yes sometimes I had diamonds on me that needed to be set into gold rings... Yes the area around Times Square always gave me a thrill, but the CBGB Festival which was set up right on the street was perhaps the greatest thrill of my life. It was a homecoming- the street was shut down filled with people as far as the eye could see and we were performing. I couldn't resist falling into the mass of native New Yorkers, my long lost family; and letting them carry me away.
Friday 24th of October 2014 02:12:21 AM
I am happy these days. My life and family are in full bloom. Tomorrow Jane's receives an award (The Elmer Vallentine Award) from The Sunset Strip Music Festival team and the City of West Hollywood,
It’s given to artists who have had a long lasting impact on the Sunset Strip and the history of the music scene of Los Angeles.
Past Honorees have included The Doors, Joan Jett, Slash, and Ozzy Ozbourne.
The Tribute will take place tomorrow (Friday) at the House of Blues on Sunset.
Red carpet starts at 7pm.
Saturday we literally stop the traffic on Sunset Blvd., performing Nothing's Shocking in it's entirety on the street.
Here are some pics from our gig at Chicago's Riotfest this past weekend. It was raining in a torrent as we performed. I was feeling very Gene Kelly- stomping in the puddles on stage; a happy fella- "Just Singin' And Dancin' In The Rain"...
Friday 19th of September 2014 12:19:34 AM
People that I really looked up to have died recently. Jay Adams, Robin Williams, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. But there was a man by the name of Peter Grosslight who was the president of William Morris Music Word Wide who just passed away from pancreatic cancer. He was the best talent agent on the earth. Really was. The world is less as the result of his death. I realized from Peter's passing that there are some men who are just blessed with abilities above others. It's not a matter of working harder. It's savwafair. Peter ran WME effortlessly. He was wise and calm. I never saw him act defeated or angry. He drank in his office and smoked hard the whole time I knew him. That may have been our common ground. He took a real joy creating Lollapalooza with Marc Geiger and I. I looked forward to our meetings sitting around the big table every week. Always listened to my wild ideas and thought about how they could work out. You could count on an honest- thought out assessment. It didn't hurt me too badly when he said something was not doable. He understood entertainment law better than anyone I've ever met. We were strange partners in that he was a lawyer, 15 years my senior; wore pink or yellow sweaters with pleated pants. Loved playing golf and hunting pheasant. We would have dinners together every once in a while at his suggestion. At the end his life- his whole family joined us. Yes Peter Grosslight is irreplaceable. So I have reached a big conclusion tonight. If there is no one living who can replace Peter, I will just have to grow up now and aspire to be the man he was. The truth is I haven't tried as hard as I could have. I haven't cared as much as I should have. Now is the time.
Saturday 30th of August 2014 04:45:22 AM
This is a picture of Jay Adams- one of the original Z Boys of Dog Town. It incapsulates his spirit 100%. The 1970's, Jay and his crew are attacking a pool. You can see the coping coming up from Jay grinding on it so hard. This photo is miles beyond what other humans were doing at that time on wheels. In Venice Beach California- they were creating an extreme sport but there were no rules or regulations yet. It was just a pure adrenalin outlet. I keep this picture of Jay at the foot of my fireplace. He died this morning. I keep the photo of Jay for me and my boys to see every day. To see the look in his eyes- his fist; his mouth. Wild. Defiance. The first time we met he was so happy he licked my face and laughed. You don't forget meetings like that I assure you. Jay Adams was a true American hero. It's a sad sad day today in Venice....
Friday 15th of August 2014 04:47:54 PM
She asks me "Who do I love most? I can only hope it's me. I see the way she squeezes and kisses on those boys. She posses their love and they have an unobstructed pathway into her heart. It's them. She's very kind for saying so- but I don't fully believe her. She is their Muoa-mmy. She tells them it's me she loves most- so it must be me?...I am not sure who I love most?..no It's Etty for sure. I did not have a mother so I never felt that intense bond the boys have for her. What a score- having Etty for a mom.To have her cuddle you and hold you tight whenever you are blue. And that's what she does. Etty never thought she would be a good mother- but she ends up to be an incredible one. She never thought of motherhood as her destiny. Didn't really care for children the way I do. She thinks of those boys from the minute she wakes up to the moment she closes her eyes. I can't keep up with her. I scored as a husband. Can you imagine having Etty as your "MUOA-MMY?
Tuesday 22nd of July 2014 12:16:55 PM
She always says that "Hez looks like you". I don't quite see it- and if you have to look hard....". I think she says it so I don't feel jipped my kids don't have a great resemblance to me. It's nice to experience seeing yourself in your kids. Hez has taken to try and combing his hair like me- sort of. He and I were dapping our hair together in the mirror last night. He said he wants to learn from "the master". That made me feel good.
I do see myself ...in his smile. When he gives you that little glimpse into his happiness (picture on the right). That's how I do it. Thanks Hez!
Saturday 19th of July 2014 06:38:56 PM
My version of what's beautiful is primitive. When a person is happy looking, and feeling, you don't need to smile like a clown- but become a humming spirit. When a person has confidence in themselves (I can deliver); (I am accomplished). That is something to strive for. When they take care of themselves; their health and well-being, they are magnetic. That is what I looked for in a wife. If they have a spouse- are generous enough to share their concern and time for their well-being; then beauty becomes them. I love all our different shapes. I'm not concerned about shapes- it's one's attitude and contribution that's the attraction. Can you picture someone who looks at you with encouragement? What a beauty! I came to Hawaii to get better. Hawaii's healed me up as she has done numerous times passed- I can walk with my heal to the ground and I am beginning to feel natural again. I feel the need to do something for this island in gratitude. I want to help open a new restaurant here serving super delish primitive Hawaiian cooking, hand crafted beers, humming music to go. Yes that's what I'm gonna try and do my friends.
Thursday 17th of July 2014 03:49:44 PM
I have to speak out. I am completely over woman's petty jealousies toward each other. I love the company of women, and my wife Etty is one of the most gracious woman you'll ever meet she does not come with attitude- but I have seen some vicious stunts that women have pulled to make each other feel inferior. IT"S TRUE. Take for example tonight. We tried to get a rez at this restaurant Kalapawai. We walk in the manager sees Etty. I see that look fill in her eyes.She is gonna punish Etty 'cause Etty's pretty. It's gonna be 45 mins. "OK", I say (that throws her). I ordered a bottle of wine, even offer the hostess a glass, ("we're not allowed to drink at work). Ok, so I can't bribe her into being decent to us, but I have 5 kids with me. Please just let us get seated. People are being seated who came in after us. Tables are open, people who came after us by half an hour are seated and eating. I'm carrying on conversations with strangers and now I'm entertaining. We are waiting at what they are calling the bar with 5 boys ages 4 up to 12. As we wait, another woman with her date enters. The boyfriend gives Etty a nice look over; sending his girlfriend into an emotional tailspin. "Could you move your handbag over? Children shouldn't be sitting at this bar".It was not even a bar. It was seats against a wall. NOT A BAR. No bartenders. By now we are coming up on an hour. A glass gets knocked over (I blame the manager for all of this) Etty has had words now with the woman at the bar and Etty is a mother eagle- so now there's trouble in the air. I finally lost it at an hour and ten minutes- and went up to the front of the restaurant. "Give me my bill for the wine I want to get out of here".I am the most polite person you will ever meet- but I had not been seated in an hour and ten- I did not want to eat there anymore. I paid up and we exited the premisses. I saw the girl with her date laughing at us- that's ok; your date fantasizes to prettier girls than you. But the gaul of that manager. Girls, if you want to be mean to each other, I guess I see why. You all have to compete for husbands i get it but I have children with me and you all know how they melt down when their blood sugar hits the floor. Your a restaurant manager who's working to pay her rent. I need to feed these kids. That's all that's going on here. There's no beauty pageant. No one here is out to win your man. Now the restaurant manager is back pedaling. "Can I offer your children a muffin"? That was the most lucent moment of the entire evening. A muffin?...................... "NO, I don't want a muffin"! The only redeeming part to this charade was when we all got back in the car, I turned to the boys and asked strait "Anybody want a muffin"? That made us howl.
Thursday 17th of July 2014 06:03:54 AM
"You can't stop to take pictures of a double rainbow when your drivin"'! Maybe that's what the car three cars up from us was doing, because they were stalled in front of it and everyone else was moving forward. The light was green- everyone moving but that car 2 in our lane- and boom! Of course car 2 that caused the crash crept off into the sunset never to be seen again. Everyone was alright in all the cars involved. A cop, who reminded us of "The Rock" came to our rescue like "the rock" does in all his movies. Showed up in a bad ass Charger cop car. Etty- being a real car enthusiast (and fan of "Le Roc") asked if she could get a pic with him. He was very helpful and it really was a beautiful double rainbow so "all's well; "alls well"
Wednesday 16th of July 2014 04:59:48 PM
There she is- a super moon shot on the rooftop of a home built on a lava cliff overlooking the pacific, on the magic island of Oahu. I did Hatha yoga postures tonight to start putting blood flow nourishment back into my cells. I felt like the old Perry momentarily as I descended down the stairs- having finally captured a glowing beauty.
Tuesday 15th of July 2014 05:38:57 AM
It is very cloudy where I am- but I want to see the super moon tonight. My priorities are changing. Instead of yearning for the latest nights, I am yearning for magic early mornings and early eves. It is not how I have lived much before this- but there is something that my soul is starting to yearn for these days; and it's got everything to do with wanting to feel healthy, so that I am around for a time more. I'm always attracted by the future- whilst feeling time and age pressing a finger on me. Some of my friends, and cronies are dead already, and more who are not well. I want to feel good. It's a subtle feeling, and you may need a quiet place to realize this but when you are down; it suddenly becomes clear and important.
Monday 14th of July 2014 11:01:00 PM
As you round the corner, just missing the boys sleeping on the floor around your bed because they are scared from the movie last night- at the rental home you are staying at on Oahu, you see nothing-you feel your way around pitch black heading toward the bathroom. It's 5:00 AM. Going to bed early, rising at that natural time with the birds and roosters; your system is adapting to the island. Do you see the glass shower window that someone has left open? NO- NO you don't see it. You slide right in between it and it bonks you on your head- in the dick and on your bad knee. You spin off of it and spread your hands and fingers out What was that? SHit! Oouwe! Almost there..A pan smacks you in the face-no it's not a pan it's a close-up mirror. Gee I have to pee... Oowe!
Monday 14th of July 2014 03:52:11 PM
As we were leaving the restaurant, I spotted a small surfboard shoved into a car- so I asked the question even though I can't surf right now."How was it today?" "It was 2 ft. and glassy" he replied. "That sounds great right about now"...Wish I could have hit it". Dude double takes and gives me a "Perry??" I was swinging myself on crutches to our car and the fella jumped out of his and following me to mine. He says "hey my girlfriend has a line of jewelry. She's really good- let me show you" and pulls out a big bag of jewelry. I grew up working in NYC diamond district. My father, my brother, and I all worked together at one point in time as designers .My father taught us the trade and I was designing professionally by the time I was 5. I like to wear a piece or two when I'm out. It doesn't have to be too expensive, yet it never should it look cheap.The young man handed the bag to Etty and I and said "take what ever you want. In the spirit of mahalo (he had lived in Hawaii for years."What goes around comes around" There was no hesitation at all... We were truly impressed by the baubles. I want to show you the pieces we picked. Etty chose a necklace, he suggested for me a black stud bracelet. We weren't greedy- but we could have taken 5 more things each- they were impressive.We said our goodbyes a few times, and went our separate ways. I'll never forget his generosity; and hope his girlfriend does' kill him for letting us have a free at it with her line. Her name is CCSKY
Tuesday 8th of July 2014 10:06:42 AM
How is the night for you dear hearts?
Tuesday 8th of July 2014 03:05:26 AM
How were the fireworks? Maybe it was the fiery pain that shot down my leg when I stand but at first- I wasn't as thrilled about watching the display as I have been in years prior. I began to question my will. Years pass, and it's sometimes hard to rise to every occasion. I watched the works from my balcony this year. I want my family first- and then everyone else to know that I appreciate their love and support. They still make me so happy. They are the ones that make me try. I am proud to be an American. I hope your 4th exploded in the end with ferocious velocity for you. I hope the ending was one that made you rise and feel thrilled to be alive....
Sunday 6th of July 2014 03:09:41 AM
The leg... Howz the leg? Hurts when I stand up. Cannot straighten it. Almost twice the size of my other calf. I got to spend the entire day in bed. I see a specialist on Monday. I won't miss the parade though tomorrow. My boys are in it breaking boards with karate chops. I've been able to check out some new equipment in the meanwhile. Izzadore has a new Epiphone guitar thanks to the Lynda and Tommy Davis at Gibson. It's a real thrasher. Meanwhile; I am toying with The Kaossilator Pro. Something else to run my voice thru. I have gotten it to respond to my wishes with everything- save the vocal component.Can't get the mic to become effected. Time to go on line and get some tips. It's nice to feel like you are still evolving with music. New sounds for the upcoming party. I am looking to send the crowd into outer space. The next show being Lollapalooza Chicago...
Friday 4th of July 2014 05:56:33 AM
Here's an update for you. I have again torn my calf muscle (torn at the start of the NINJA Tour apx. 5 yrs ago.). That unsightly leg on the right is the ER's troubling
splint that must hold things together before my visit to the orthopedic specialist.
I usually read the threads from yesterdays post- make a few comments and move on. Except for today. Today I will not read them because Etty was very upset at the unkind words that were said about her- over the poems I posted. Were the poems about she and I's relationship? You all know I would be lying if I said"no". I only write my life in truth- and stretch it as far as I possibly can...
So for those who have read into my poems about loneliness- but have thought to point blame at Etty- let me respond: Our marriage is not in trouble (I don't think)? Nowhere in the last 2 poems do I say a single bad thing about Etty. I am only saying that I am lonely- because I do love her so- that I get slightly crazy when I can't have her undivided attention. I miss her- even when she is in the next room- if I can't speak with her that moment about something I found to be remarkable. It's true... And she is the same way. You negative comments broke her heart and that is why I will not entertain them- even though I have the time. As you can see by the photo- I could easily go through all of them- and if you are wondering how I tore my calf muscle; I will let you in on our embarrassing secret just this once. I did it screwing. We were screwing for hours. And when I finally went to bed- I woke up with this frightening tightness in my calf. So if any of you have any doubt as to how intense our love is, just remember that I love her so much- that it hurts me so. It really, really does.
Wednesday 2nd of July 2014 01:48:59 AM
There is no pain more severe than the pain the heart feels when it calls out for love and there is no answer. And even more intense is the pain that the heart experiences- when it posses the question 'do you love me?" and the answer is no. and the answer is no... And her answer is no. For one's own life is not validated by the heart unless it has someone who really really cares about them, who really really cares.
Tuesday 1st of July 2014 05:23:37 AM
i am lonely. I am surrounded by friends and family, but I don't feel as if anyone really cares I am around. You know how people are these days. They are staring into their phone or iPad, and they think they are conversing with you- but they aren't looking at you. I feel as though their listening is arduous. I almost feel bad- for making them take the time to listen. I think I need to start performing again. The best thing about performing is that everyone is there -to listen. Maybe that's why I became a singer. Because when I am not singing. I feel lonely.
Monday 30th of June 2014 05:27:56 AM
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Thursday 26th of June 2014 09:08:32 PM
Running the Maestro Dobel Tequila tv add for the FIFAWorldcup on ESPN brought cheers from around the bar. I am up to buying the next round. Who are you rooting for?
Friday 13th of June 2014 02:05:43 PM
"Come on a safari with me..." Today's fun reveal: Young men were asking our Etty if her "front" was ok after that nasty stinging she took. She responded with this update- adding a Lightning Bolt (hat) twist to stoke J. Paskowitz who runs the company's Venice office. SO THEN... Etty gets attacked by a few more mosquitos who tried to get the pic taken down on Facebook. A few hours pass without the picture. My 9 yr old son states that Miley Cyrus showed more in her "Wrecking Ball" video. They took my photo down along with hers- causing me to question who the fuck cares enough to complain about this? Mean witches and ex bitches. Not even Facebook thinks it's bad- so hop on yer brooms and ride! Etty's (and my) pic's back up. "Let's go surfing' now- everybody's learning' how"!
Friday 13th of June 2014 12:43:09 PM
Watching the surf. It can go on forever. Each set is a nubile sweeping lover. Today there is a question that must be answered sooner than later. "What is- the hurry?" To capture the silken moment that's occurring...
Thursday 12th of June 2014 12:26:26 PM
Great new pool game (especially for families at large resort pools). Pool Golf. Mission: You swim underwater around the rim of the pool in the shortest amount of breaths- returning to the shallow water. Come up for air, and the next guy goes. Keep the score low. Mommy can be the referee (yes I said mommy; apparently in the Asian culture you refer to her as mommy one's entire life (and don't test this custom).
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 03:22:34 PM
Update. Here is our Etty's back tonight after a long day of sun, surf and numerous applications of Caladryl. She wants you all to know that she truly began to feel on the mend as soon as you well wishers began to send her good vibes and advice (I can testify, she really did begin to stop itching as the thread began to grow so- Thank you! That was a freakish moment for us to go thru. As for the bites; we aren't sure if it was mosquitos or ants. It wasn't bed bugs- as they bite in a row, and these were staggered. Either way it hasn't affected our great time here, Etty has really been a sport. Well time to make use of my double espresso, and take the evening to new heights.
Wednesday 11th of June 2014 12:30:46 AM
Here we go! (Oh, not the start we had dreamt of). This excruciating looking photo is the tender back of my darling Etty. It occurred last night after arriving from a plane ride from LA to our room, and having one of our favorite dinners- which included crepe Suzette. Etty has very sensitive Asian skin that bugs LOVE. Sometimes she gets angry that bugs don't like me more- but I think they taste how toxic I am- and move on to other members of my family. She jumped up and said in her concerned voice "Oh no, I think I just got bit by something". I must say that when I called the hotel to come change the sheets immediately, and bring a lotion to sooth bug bites- they rushed to our aid; sending several house keepers and even the hotel director of operations to make sure she was being remedied. I in the meanwhile began rubbing zinc oxide on her that I use to block the sun's uv from frying my nose in the surf. It worked, and gave me hero points with her (plus a chance to softly pet her back for over half an hour. She is feeling great today and we are back out at one of our favorite pools in the world- feeling good as new....
Tuesday 10th of June 2014 01:38:41 PM
We are leaving soon for warm surf- end of school. Any fun plans?
Wednesday 4th of June 2014 01:58:29 AM
how is the weather in Costa Rica? Or Mexico?
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 03:48:56 PM
how are you all today?
Tuesday 3rd of June 2014 03:28:34 PM
This is her. Do you understand why I let her get away with everything? No matter what is going on in our life, I may have handled things wrong- I don't know for sure what she really thinks of me. But i want more than anything for her to just love me as much as I love her.
Sunday 25th of May 2014 05:05:09 AM
The first moment I laid eyes on the Brooklyn Bowl, the stage was filled with plastic skulls, rats, and tombstones- the kind you would find at Aahhs- (that one stop shop Halloween store). I had requested Santarian objects of art but I guess there were no Santarian shops in Las Vegas. It was 6:00- 3 hours before show time. This was to be a 3 night stand to honor the recording of "Nothing's Shocking" as it reached it's 25th year. I was exasperated- falling into a depression. Thinking of the audience's reaction when they saw this pathetic stage of ours. Saddened by how far we had fallen. We were a creative force of nature once- now reduced to tombstones made of styrofoam that read RIP. "Take off everything on this stage that is made of plastic" I said leaving no room for argument. I want to see at least 3 great big vases filled with flowers, some Christmas lighting, and incense wafting sweetness into the air." And this- along with Jane's Addiction live is all we would need to bring joy to the people.
Wednesday 14th of May 2014 07:51:45 AM
We are preparing for our Brooklyn Bowl engagements. Performing Nothing's Shocking in it's entirety. The splendor and majesty of Jane's live in Vegas. I am planning on having a great time. Perhaps I'll see you out there? To sum up the last 25 years in a word. WILD!
Tuesday 6th of May 2014 01:25:42 AM
It's spring, tasty fruit @dobeltequila = Watermelon Margherita. Happy Cinco De Mayo everyone!
Monday 5th of May 2014 03:02:54 AM
I like your style son. Coming to the breakfast table in that robe? Chocolate chip pancakes. Decadent. Our only mistake this morning was to leave the food out on the balcony. That seagull coming and putting his foot right into my guacamole- ending my time with my breakfast burrito...
Tuesday 22nd of April 2014 11:09:54 AM
We are still a young family. I am always trying to to get us more organized- thinking as a family unit. I want my boys to follow in our footsteps and learn our trade (arts and entertainment), to love the aspects of life that we cherish most, cruising upon sea, and mountain. I see it happening slowly. There is another chapter about to start. Girlfriends and Bar Mitzvahs. And one day; I really wish they get to bring a family of their own down to Cabo San Lucas
Monday 21st of April 2014 04:47:58 PM
We had been on our first plane flight for 12 hours- arriving in Santiago Chile. We would end up performing 4 shows in 3 different countries. Getting back on airplanes- getting stiff and soar. I discussed doing a mass yoga with my partners at Lollapalooza. They liked the idea, but my idea was on too short a notice. Next year for sure. SO.. I decided to stretch as I danced. Create limber body formations; freeing the stopped energy points in my spine. And this was how I performed throughout South America. Stretching, dancing, smiling out to the audience. It was my version of mass yoga- It felt great....
Saturday 19th of April 2014 12:04:56 PM
At the board in Chile. Etty and I with Joachim. There is a joy that can only be had by performing new music before people who listen to the brand spanking newest music. Our show is a live music and video mix with live P.A. Adding bounce to the music current that is running around the dusty globe- perhaps even causing it to spin faster.
Tuesday 8th of April 2014 06:27:53 PM
What do you do? The line is long. Going in both directions- far as the eye can see. First thing is see if we can stay a few days longer. We came all this way. We should stay- get the mountain uncrowded. Wednesday. I'll go home Wednesday. There's powder up there.
Sunday 16th of February 2014 02:10:34 PM
In 1967 someone in Italy named Bertani filled up one more bottle of wine with the hopes of inspiring some loving couple- perhaps on a Valentine's Day- to spend the joyful day together. (Fast forward to) Whistler Village 2014. Also proving to be a very good year. Upwardly mobile, and surrounded by the encouragable. Wearing a a smeary smile.
Saturday 15th of February 2014 02:24:30 PM
More brisk weather. I am enjoying the briskness of winter. Here taking a rare smoke out my window in Amsterdam. The hotel has dramatic levels and an attic within our room. The Dutch are some of the tallest and nicest human beings I know. Etty and I walked with our pal tommy looking at modern art and antique hand carved mirrors. I felt myself. Smiling at everyone from the peripheries. Had drinks and conversation with one of the world greatest living theater stage designers Robin de Levita. That in itself made me acutely aware of how much in love with life am.
Sunday 26th of January 2014 09:12:15 PM
Yes I like to be around kind people. That's my idea of heaven. A place where the kindness gets passed around. It would also have a mountain and a beach. I don't know if there is one public heaven. I feel as though each person designs their own heaven specifically. Mine includes every kind of person. I love the different sizes, shapes and colors of people at parties. Yes my heaven is diverse, you can come too- but you must be kind.
Saturday 18th of January 2014 04:39:42 PM
Vegas was fun this go 'round. Performing in Tao, attending the CES convention, taking in Michael Jackson 1. But; the best part was really the company I kept. I love being people that are having fun in life. Creators, inventors, poets.
Saturday 18th of January 2014 04:09:29 PM
Our star has had a chance to settle in on the boulevard. I hope it has given some people a little kick in their stride when they see us. Perhaps some young musicians who wish to have their names added to the illustrious group some day. We were placed between Lucy and Desi Arnez, and Richard Pryor. I have always felt that Etty and I were the modern Lucy and Dezi. She began her career as a dancer for Dezi's band. They toured together for the first year. I can only imagine Dezi looking with desire at his pretty dancer, asking god for help- like I used to. Yes, I still owe god a lot for bringing us together.
Saturday 23rd of November 2013 01:45:54 PM
Maestro Dobel, Thanks for making our induction of Jane's Hollywood Star run smoother. My friends were all impressed. I love asking my drinking pals to join me for a drink. I tell them to sip it on rocks. They are always taken aback by the flavor. Even my OG Mexican buddies tell me they think Dobel is a great tequila. When I can impress my friends from Venice- I know I've done well.
Wednesday 6th of November 2013 12:00:00 AM
So now I'm feeling better. A little more rested. I slept thrru yesterday just about. Tomorrow- our induction on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. Pretty great right? All these amazing turns in life- the knowledge that Lou Reed has just passed. Years before I was a musician- when I was a run away. My older roomate would play his music. I was drawn to Lou's life and his sound. His off key delivery made me happy. It was as if he was saying "it feels amazing to be an oddity". I took his music and his life in, and made my own world out of it. His records would propel us through the weekends and wee hours. He is a luminary in my eyes- and I will always always look up to him.
Tuesday 29th of October 2013 06:59:28 PM
I am in the redzone today. Happy to watch other people smash into each other- while I adjust the temerature of my home. I can't believe I haven't used Facebook in 2 months. I just didn't have the energy left at the end of the day to explain my situation, or share current events. This final leg of the Jane's tour- which took us through the Americas was very taxing - both physically and mentally. Fights broke out in camp from every angle. There was a loss of band family members, betrayal of confidence, lacks of appreciation, and flatout acts of stupidity that brought me back to grade school. After their games- footballers must feel the same way I do this Sunday. Bruised and bloodied, nursing their wounds. Happy in pain- they still won the game....
Sunday 27th of October 2013 05:06:24 PM
Another tour comes to an end. You come into a tour with a certain feeling (You are either excited or perhaps you are dreading). You tell yourself you are going to try and accomplish certain things on the road (maybe buying some antiques; or staying in great shape). Preparing for battle. Expect physical pain; emotions to get out of hand- the best and worst to come out in people- a dozen new stories to tell. BUT don't forget your belongings; (or to have the last laugh).
Sunday 15th of September 2013 07:53:59 PM
As much as I love to perform, I love to be by the water as well. Ripping off your shirt to play music is great. So is feeling sun on my bare body. Have a memory of surfing- surfing someplace warm with my family and a few friends. I was thinking about it today. Must see about arrangements..
Sunday 8th of September 2013 01:33:07 AM
I feel bad. The festival ran into heavy hail/ rain yesterday. With no awening, hail stones fell- the size of 8 balls. To take up time we waited inside a rodeo arena nearby playing baseball and skateboarding. At the last minute- it quit, and they said the show was back on. I lit up - but we were only given a 45 minute set because of curfew. There were faces in the crowd that wanted to rock out so hard- but we were pulled off the stage at 45 mins. I couldn't even look back at the kids who were up front because I know that look of disapointment in a kids face. It kills me. So let's try and play Idaho again in the future? Hidiho!
Friday 6th of September 2013 02:47:47 PM
I- Da- Ho?, U- da - Ho! That's where we are performing today. Idaho. I used that line on Etty and she took offense?? There is a stable on the grounds here with some thoroughbred type horses in stables. That's what I feel like this morning. Jane's is a group of thoroughbreds waiting to be taken out of our stable...
Thursday 5th of September 2013 05:17:54 PM
We are playing really well on this tour. People have commented that we may be playing better than ever. They may be right. A musician improves his playing over time. I know that I have gained great control over my voice. Can you believe I've been singing for over 30 years?! And I still fuck up when performing. I will totally lose my place- or sing way off tune- cause I can't find the notes in my head. I get depressed after the show- knowing I screwed up a song I've been singing for 25 years. People love that song and I blow it. In the old days- It was kinda cool to hear imperfections. It could actually be indearing.
It's my fault for going out there in such a wild state of mind- but I'm not going to change any time soon because you can hear a great difference between a musician who plays it wild, and one who plays it safe. There are moments of brilliance that can only get to by letting it rip...
Monday 26th of August 2013 02:05:22 AM
ARE YOU LOOKING FOR YOUR SOULMATE? Yet another soulmate? Love to meet your latest. This one looks regretful. Possibly your greatest...
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JANE'S ADDICTION - Another Soulmate (FC 3)
Tuesday 20th of August 2013 03:00:47 AM
Playing the Uproar Festival has opened Jane's up to a completely new audience. There are many Metal fans, but Jane's has the growl and the howl to gratify them. And then there's the young girls who are coming to the show carrying crushes, and carrying..signs. I am truly- honoured. Here is one such sign made by an effervescent young woman Mikayla. I could get used to this..
Sunday 18th of August 2013 05:52:35 PM
I talked up Niagra Falls a lot; really much too much. Of course you have to start with the stories of people going over the falls and getting smashed to their death- some in barrells- only 2 men have ever survived... My little guys were freakin' out about going there- "I don't want to get sucked over the falls!" not the reaction I was hoping for. But by the time we left, Izzy said to me in those raincoats "Thank you for taking us to NIagra Falls daddy" which made me feel as good as a father can feel. Us fathers- we live for appreciation...
Friday 16th of August 2013 12:58:49 AM
This may be the last tour where they will play with toys and make sound effects. I remember doing that myself- I don't remember when I stopped, but I do recall it being a golden time of life; when I could escape the real world with a VAROOM! launching my toys into the sky. Imagination was at it's most fertile point...
Saturday 10th of August 2013 04:42:10 PM
I was introduced to Steve Aoki 9 years ago, NYC. Mutual friend suggested that we go down to a club he was djing at and have him play my freshly mastered cd single labeled "DOGSTAR"; off of our new Satellite Party recording. We'll get a crowd reaction, and hear how it sounds on a good sound system". I waited half an hour at a table near his booth- then an hour- finally I said fuck this and left the club. The next day I asked our friend "what the hell was wrong with your man?" I was really insulted he wouldn't play the track!" " Said our friend, "He thought that "Dogstar" was that band that Keanu Reeves was in, and wouldn't play it".... "That makes sense". Excited to see you at Lolla Steve!
Tuesday 30th of July 2013 03:37:49 PM
Getting ready for tour- I took a morning jog on the beach. There are usually a few people out there running as well. You see fresh foot prints and tire marks from the lifeguard truck that you make into your track. A fertive fella coming the other way with headphones on- passing looks like Jay Mohr?.. From his headphones I hear "The Great Escape Artist". Here is our conversation: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mohr-stories-fakemustache.com/id448795390?mt=2
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Monday 29th of July 2013 02:47:09 PM
HER real estate went up last night. At the end of a great dinner at Sensai she excuses herself to use the restroom. Duecebag (whom I will fight) from the next table also got up to use the bathroom. Apparently, he waited for her outside the woman's. "I just wanted to let you know that you are the most beautiful woman on this island (body blocking her)- "I am just at the next table (with a sad wife and daughters). Etty told me as he was leaving so as not to cause an uproar. On one hand I am wanting to duel a man, on the other hand, I have a hot wife...
Sunday 28th of July 2013 01:41:40 PM
The best thing I've seen in a while. Whomever made this video has a great sense of style and humor. Etty and I were just speaking about Rachel Welch. We love her hour glass figure- but had no idea she was a dancer too? (hehe). I am interested in having a video made for our newest song "Another Soulmate". Can anyone suggest an up and coming videomaker for us to work with/? This video would not include the band (as we are on the road already)- but is to be shot as a quick and novel youtube video accentuating the song's storyline.
Pets - Porno For Pyros.wmv
A charmingly quirky tune from the early 90's featuring some ever quirkier dance moves from a spaced-out Raquel Welch... "we'll make great pets" indeed! I do ...
Saturday 27th of July 2013 02:50:39 PM
Jane's Addiction has a new song. "Another Soulmate" Writing a great song is not easy. People take for granted great songwriting. I write a song with the ambition of levitating the listener. There are some poor songs being passed around today. God knows how they get popular? My reaction to them is- they make me feel stupid. People that distribute such bad songs should be prosecuted for making people feel dumb. Isn't there a law for that?
Thursday 25th of July 2013 02:34:04 PM
They say that after having children, you will eventually get your life back. I don't want to have any more children, after all these years- I am looking forward to having my life back... But I understand my wife when she says she "doesn't want them to ever grow up", and allows them to crowd up our bed. Boys have a special love for their mommys.
Sunday 14th of July 2013 04:57:33 PM
I think time speeds up and slows down like a skateboarder dropping into a half pipe. Someone once put a standard on time, but I feel it speed up and slow down. Which leads me to thinking about cartoons.., and a british character holding a time machine; him trying to go way back to the Revolutionary War and him trying to keep America from beating the British. That would be scary. And the people you could bring back. People to dominate us. I would like to leave it the way it is- although America I hear is in sad economics. So I am still- on the balls of my feet.
Sunday 7th of July 2013 12:56:25 PM
My 2 Favorite People To See. This summer has been so far gratifying. I have been active recording Jane's Addiction, Porno For Pyros, and PerryEtty Vs. songs. There is nothing more gratifying to me than making a beautiful song. A song that people will fall in love with. They should be lovesick to hear it again. That's how I feel about the songs as they are being born. In the meanwhile I have been staying close with 2 of my favorite people, and expanding my mind in nature. Drawing song from ether and water.
Saturday 6th of July 2013 05:05:21 PM
Hello Friends. I really need your help. When Etty and I were flying home from Las Vegas today, we went through the TSA check point, and I accidentally grabbed someone else's computer off of the conveyer belt. It's a 15 inch Macbook Pro. This computer is password protected, so I cannot get any information out of it. Does anyone know the best way to get this computer back to this gentleman?
He is an older gentleman. His name is JOHN HICE, an American in his 60's- 5 foot 7. He was traveling with his wife and daughter, whom is in her 20's.
This happened appoximately at 6:45pm on 6/22, Terminal D at the Las Vegas airport.
Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Please share. Thank you.
Sunday 23rd of June 2013 05:50:24 AM
"Why so sad"? "This place is so pretty, I am sad to have to leave". "So now you know how something so pretty- can make you feel so sad".
Monday 17th of June 2013 02:16:49 PM
Etty has always said that she can tell the true kindness of a man by how he greets her- when I am not standing there by her. She has told me in the past that Caleb was a good guy because he remembered her name, and was a gentleman to her when he saw her out by herself with friends. Albert was really jovial and enthusiastic on this night- with a warm hello- so we now love Albert too!
Friday 24th of May 2013 12:30:39 PM
My children may just end up in entertainment with us after all. He told me last night that a a wolf diorama was due on Monday. I love building, and it was coming out good- but then Izzy had the idea to place one of the wolves on the rock to howl up at the moon. Great call partner. *Does this sound like your house?
Monday 20th of May 2013 05:35:36 PM
One good thing about going to Napa was that- in a mellow mood I began writing my memoirs. I have been promising for years to hunker down- but it's always felt odd trying to write about your own life. Where to begin? Apparently in Napa Valley. Intoxicating grapes, and musicians.
Wednesday 15th of May 2013 02:17:36 PM
The NBA has an icon. A man in perfect form dribbling a basketball. We aficionados know this figure to be Mr. Basketball Jerry West (formerly of the L.A. Lakers). Chosen because he was believed to be the embodiment of a basketball player. The bacchanalia that just occurred in Napa Valley (Bottle Rock) has just selected me as the embodiment of fun and drunkenness. I do make a nice icon in that regard...
Tuesday 14th of May 2013 03:32:14 PM
I had never visited Napa. Considering how much I love wine- it was long overdue. Our Friend Sean Parker got us a private tasting at Abreu Winery with one of the most sought after winemakers in the world- Brad Grimes. He led us into his cave filled with precious barrels of vino. Etty and I got a little too intoxicated. I hope he appreciates people who like to have fun in life...
Monday 13th of May 2013 06:49:08 PM
Loading up my wardrobe to be brought to storage. It sure has jogged my memory. Some good times spent in those clothes. I would have just gotten rid of them- but Etty has again become my voice of reason. "No you are not. Save them- I will put together an exhibit for you one day". In the meanwhile I let my children go thru and keep what they want.
Monday 29th of April 2013 03:26:49 PM
This here is one of my favorite people- Taylor Hawkins of The Foos. I met Taylor in the mid 90's, touring together over Christmas- doing radio shows in America. I was in Porno For Pyros. He was in Alanis Morissette's group- along with Chris Chaney who is now our Jane's bassist. Not only is he a bad ass drummer and funny as hell, but he posseses one of the most important qualities for a musician. Wonder.
Sunday 7th of April 2013 11:02:13 AM
Last night musical friends thru me a BDay dinner. It felt like another party at first, everyone drank and told stories. But then it became very personal. They began explaining to me how much I meant to them. It was such a tremendous feeling to know their sentiments. For the short time we have on this earth- let people you love- know. They probably don't understand what you mean to them. It will make their life if you told them..
Saturday 6th of April 2013 01:31:37 PM
Smooth tracking, smooth vocals with Maestro Dobel Tequila. Smooth song forthcoming.
Thursday 28th of March 2013 06:24:49 PM
Lately I have been going fishing. When I first moved to Miami in the 70's, my dad and I went fishing. He caught a shark and I caught a barracuda which we had mounted on the walls. They were constant reminders of our machismo. Here's a fishing adventure I went on with Etty and Tom Colicchio
Top Chef Tom Colicchio & Jane's Addiction Frontman | Hooked Up Ep. 3 Full | Reserve Channel
Jane's Addiction and Satellite Party frontman, Perry Farrell, and his wife Etty Lau join Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio for a day of sailfishing. Like a true r...
Wednesday 6th of February 2013 01:21:25 PM
Have you had a good vacation? Travel to a place you'd like to share with us? We are always planning trips. My wife doesn't like bugs (scared). I omitted telling her how big and bad the bugs are here. Why mention it-she would have gotten in a strange mood. Some people like checkin' out bugs (myself). She ended up loving the place though. Maybe she's turned a corner?
Friday 11th of January 2013 08:56:07 AM
We made some new friends on our vacation. I tried to remember everyone's name this time- and I did. It means a lot to people when you remember their name. Either my mind is getting sharper, or it had less clutter. A name is kind of an evocation. You are paying a call on their spirit, and it feels good.
Friday 11th of January 2013 01:11:11 AM
Woman have a warped perception of themselves. They dress for, lose weight for, and put on makeup for each other. Not us men. I like my wife with a few more pounds (my chicken wing theory-they should be plump and juicy)- but I don't think she eats enough. I think my wife looks so pretty with hardly any makeup on but when I suggest this she panics. LIsten to me you are beautiful- don't mess with yourself too much. Looking great should look effortless.
Wednesday 9th of January 2013 09:24:02 AM
I'm sure you've all tasted coconut water. In the last few years it's been a craze in the super markets. I love it. A great way to stay hydrated, and it's sweet. This here is my favorite brand. Straight off the tree. The secret is to pick the green ones. And have a really sharp machete...
Tuesday 8th of January 2013 09:01:26 AM
Once again they are in the right place at the right time. The family took a trip out to the Rockaways with Occupy Sandy today. They are truly an amazing group of people. We met a man who's home is getting restored after being submerged in 5 feet of water. He told us how he first met a member of Occupy out on the street corner, and she followed him home...
Thursday 3rd of January 2013 03:09:18 AM
I visited the Museum Of Natural History as a boy. It was the ultimate school field trip. Never forgot those dinosaur bones. My boys now love visiting, and brought their best friends with them on today's visit. What I love most are the diaramas. They make you feel like your walking out on the african plains, taking pictures with wild animals...
Monday 31st of December 2012 12:30:22 AM
The last few shows of our Theater Of The Escapists Tour are upon us. I will very much miss entertaining you, and performing with my bros in Jane's Addiction. I have some good news. We didn't get into a fight and break up the band this go 'round. In fact we have fast entered into our next project. Making new great music. Aside from family my reason for living...
Saturday 29th of December 2012 01:41:27 PM
May this new year be kind to all of you. May you find yourself with family in warm surroundings. May the love and bond you have toward one another become unbreakable. All of these wishes are possible. You need only to take the time, and that is our highest wish for you. Having the time to spend with your family... Happy New Year From Perry, Etty, Hez, and Izz
Friday 28th of December 2012 05:25:12 PM
Best advice from Raul, the bartender. "you don't have to lose control". Travelers are usually fussy after traveling all day. Tour manager really really wanted his keys (along with the band and crew's). Not giving up keys after he had called ahead led to a skirmish with the young man at the check in. All said keys were flung back and forth into the air-smacking tour managers head- security and police to follow; causing us to head to the bar, where Raul was waiting...
Friday 28th of December 2012 03:07:46 PM
Win my hand drawn and signed Epiphone guitar from my friends at Maestro Dobel Tequila!
Friday 21st of December 2012 09:05:01 PM
No great trip (Costa Rica) is complete without a tale. This is my tail.. We were told to "try the mega combo tour". Zip lining was fantastic. They let us fly upside down over treetops. It was "the worlds longest water slide" that got me. It would never have passed in the US. Made out of cement, with hair pin turns at 25 mph. A giant flood gate of water opens- launching a small child down the tunnel. You have seen the olympics- where the luge takes the life of an olympian? Here are some travel advisory quotes we found later.. "I dislocated my shoulder" "I broke my neck"
Tuesday 18th of December 2012 10:25:42 AM
Life sometimes feels so slow. Waiting around- the wait is unbearable. But when I think about how much time I have on this earth- time speeds up. 10/ 20 years- that'll pass in no time at all. Sometimes I lose control and time rushes upon me. My life is unfolding- but not how I had planned. I'm within a picture I did not paint. Assimilating to the constant moment. Watching everyone around me- doing the same.
Wednesday 24th of October 2012 02:49:26 AM
Watching from the side stage seems like a very special place to view a band. Actually the sound is not great, and you can't take in a show's energy as well as you can from out in front. My boys grew up watching me from the side. They would often fall asleep, and didn't care much to come to the shows. It wasn't until I played a set at their school that they- along with their friends (all fists extended) understood the power and excitement of "rocking out".
Saturday 20th of October 2012 04:40:50 PM
Some days I don't feel like relating. It's not that I'm having a bad day- or an uninteresting day; it's just that I feel like keeping the experience to myself. Today though, was not like that. There were many people around. I sang with Dhani Harrison, and Bob Weir. I was very proud of that. I was a little nervious around Bob.
Saturday 20th of October 2012 01:52:21 AM
My particular Boardwalk Empire is with Dobel Tequila. They just shipped 50 bottles up to me up SF- to sign and give away to people. When you sit in a liquor filled room, you can feel the power of the fluid shaking in the bottles.
Thursday 18th of October 2012 06:34:13 PM
When I first met Etty, she was not attracted to the outdoors (or to me). There was considerable distance we had to make up- before we'd be united. As an example, she would not remove her sandals at the beach because the sand was "dirty". Always being in agreement does not gaurantee a perfect couple. Watching your paramour discover for themselves the joy you find in the outdoors- brings out the sweetness in life.
Wednesday 10th of October 2012 12:55:04 PM
We met up with Leila down in Mexico on a family ride along the coastline. A Lollapalooza staff alumni; she raises a good point. Some people in the USA have to know they have a secure future. In Mexico, they are more used to living life day to day... Her new boyfriend trains horses.
Tuesday 9th of October 2012 09:23:50 PM
I do draw a very bright crowd. Sharper they are- to be spoken to with intellegence and dignity. Heated; all our desires right there. Flames off of molten lava thrusting ourselves Up and Out. Rushing ourself- Up and out all over everything. Call that moment "Glorious"..
Friday 14th of September 2012 10:47:27 PM
My comeback for when boys ask can they have a pet. "1st, you must stop behaving like animals; and become young men. You can't care for animals (if you are one)?. Last night 2 boys helping me fix dinner, showered and bedded when asked. All for a smiley face, that could be erased. They really want a pet. Can they keep this up for 2 months? Their mother was shocked by the length of probation. She knows it's not yet in their nature.
Tuesday 11th of September 2012 12:33:13 PM
Dana Point, the last hurrah of the summer. A place where Etty and I often bring our family. The Orange County register chimed "There was a surprising number of families that came out to see JA." "Proud dads schooling young rippers." So in their honor- I have a short list of prank names to give to new substitute teachers: Alpha Keniwon
Peter Pantz, Harry Pitts... And do not say I gave these to you.
Monday 10th of September 2012 02:10:56 PM
Vegas has had some legendary limited engagements. Frank and The Rat PAck, Elvis, Siegfried and Roy, Cher, and Elton. One of the newer places that books impressive music is The Cosmopolitan. Here is our stage being assembled- shot from my balcony. Strange, I didn't think you were allowed out on balconies anymore in Vegas?
Friday 7th of September 2012 09:10:41 PM
Equestrian statue folklore: If a horse has one leg in the air, the rider was wounded in battle (only holds true for Gettysburg statues). However in lead singer folklore; it means he truly has sustained injury (torn hip ligature, hernia, pulled and weary joints/muscles, and his throat- is sore. I am getting in the tub, putting a cloth over my face- in preperation for battle.
Wednesday 5th of September 2012 06:09:44 PM
Heading out (at the urging of Izzadore) to cross Lake Washington via kayak, and dock at UW stadium- which overlooks the water 4miles away. Braving the threats of 60/80 ft yachts enroute to our destination- a deep realization.. "A father's greatest fear is that he would dissapoint the pleas of his son".
Monday 3rd of September 2012 03:22:45 PM
Yesterday; a strange blue moon. Niel Armstrong buried. GOP convention in Tampa. Us- in Seattle. I loath talking politics, but can't help asking if you saw the Clint Eastwood speech? Very original- must say. Eastwood- plays himself. While Etty (totally nude) and I watched Clint and his chair/pal, an astronaut appeared at the window watching. One fella who I know for sure caught the Clint Eastwood speech...
Friday 31st of August 2012 06:25:07 PM
The Botanical Gardens in Boise; grounds of last night's concert. Walking around the most beautiful backstage ever. Off in the distance there's an empty guard tower from their old penitentiary. They say men did hard time there, some ended up on the gallows. Eerie- never the less interesting perfoming at these antiquated locations, and bringing a brighter spirit to them.
Thursday 30th of August 2012 03:50:46 PM
Traveling through the northwest, I'm touched by the Native American influences in our country. Today we perform in Idaho; a state who's name is derived from the Shoshone term "Ee-dah-how"; meaning "Behold! the sun coming down the mountain". Whew, Yes- behold.. what understated majesty..
Wednesday 29th of August 2012 05:41:14 PM
Collecting art is gratifying- at times serendipitous. If the art has special meaning to you- it's worth collecting. Our neighborhood in Southern California is reminiscent of the Amalfi Coastline in Southern Italy. Today we viewed this beautiful painting by Carl Frederik Aagaard hanging in a gallery in Salt Lake City. I loved it. Apparently so did Costantino Proietto who loved Aagaard's painting so much- he painted at the same location 100 yrs later.
Monday 27th of August 2012 08:17:28 PM
George Washington had an ardent desire to visit England but never made it. I am drawn to George. A dandy who wore a cape into battle- he loved to drink and smoke, dance; and lead a fledgling country. I myself am hoping to cross the pond and visit England in the summer of 2013. I may wear a cape.
Sunday 26th of August 2012 07:09:59 PM
We're fighting. Got seperate rooms last night (I didn't mind the tiny room- humans are quite at home in dens) so there. Dreampt she was cheating. Sad that she couldn't hook up with her latest lover. How do I get back w/ her and keep my dignity? This fighting is already old.
Thursday 23rd of August 2012 05:16:42 PM
Bathing in blue can feel soo good. Too good; that sometimes you may never want get out. Blue insanity is an often misdiagnosed state. It is not I who is the insane one. It's the rest of the world- that's driven me to find relief in blue shade. Yes, really the rest of the world...
Tuesday 21st of August 2012 07:29:01 PM
The battle of Brooklyn was led by George Washington in 1776 against the British who caused the general to... fall back, and fight another day. It was a very muggy afternoon; much like it is today. As the clouds roll through Brooklyn to tonight's show- I imagine what George would think of his young Americans celebrating in the park.
Friday 17th of August 2012 04:34:55 PM
Great news: A very kind promoter from Philadelphia has offered to redeem tickets from our washed out show (electrical storm) in Bethlehem. If you would like to attend a JA performance in Philly, bring your stub from Bethlehem and you'll be allowed free entrance. <a href="http://articles.mcall.com/2012-08-10/news/mc-musikfest-review-janes-addiction-20120810_1_musikfest-officials-perry-farrell-jane-s-addiction" target="_blank">http://articles.mcall.com/2012-08-10/news/mc-musikfest-review-janes-addiction-20120810_1_musikfest-officials-perry-farrell-jane-s-addiction</a>
Jane's Addiction's show one of Musikfest's best ever – when prorated for length
In just 33 minutes on stage in a lightning-shortened performance Thursday, alt-rockers Jane's Addiction brought more of a show than many acts do.Pro-rated by time, it would be among the greatest...
Monday 13th of August 2012 03:14:05 PM
New Brunswick was only an hour from NYC. We opened the pizza box, and when the last slice was nabbed- we had arrived. The show started off feeling "tight". A 10 foot gap between us and the crowd. I pointed to 20 people. "Come forward and speak with me- I want to ask you something." The crowd sprung forward- pressing now against the stage. Much better.. ps (I know you don't manufacture bowling balls)
Monday 13th of August 2012 01:06:09 PM
I really realized tonight that it was in the Boston Harbor- where we were performing- this was the location where the Bostonians took on the British- who were trying to tax their tea. To hell wiith it. Thank you ghosts. I hate when politics interupts my tea too. Boston. Let's let them all know when it comes down to it they have a bloody fight on their hands.
Sunday 12th of August 2012 01:10:50 AM
2 evacuations in 1 week.. Bethlehem- we feel so sad that we had to end the show (electrical storm). I know the feeling. It happened to me the time I went to see Led Zeppelin (70's) in Tampa. I saw Less Zeppelin. 3 songs. I'll never forget that show. Coitus interruptus
Friday 10th of August 2012 12:58:35 AM
This Bethlehem steel factory is the backdrop for tonights performance. The arthritic architectural remnant of a classic Pennsylvanian town. A typical conversation starts up on the bus again. What happened to America? Where did the boom of business wonder? One thing is still undeniable folks. It sure is a pretty country...
Thursday 9th of August 2012 05:13:15 PM
Wearing my cow uniform. We spent the day on a farm in Syracuse NY. Feeding animals, milking animals, and feeding animals (band, crew, family, and new friends). Fresh meats, cheeses, and beer (hops) on the farm. This is how people lived long ago...
Wednesday 8th of August 2012 12:11:22 PM
My Blackberry is fried. It won't take a charge anymore. I can't be friends with something that can't take charge.. Missed communicating with friends at Lollapalooza. Luckily I have my family with me. It's not the worst thing- not checking your phone every 2 miutes... I am going with the Gallexy 3. When I arrive in NY, I'm getting a new toy.
Wednesday 8th of August 2012 09:59:01 AM
Following the weather in Chicago. It seems as though no heat waves will appear for the next few weeks. I do see rain though.. I am looking at the 10 day forecasts... When I don't get the answers I am looking for- I switch to another channel. They will have a different forecast. Which leeds to the question: How the hell can they tell me what the weather is going to be like a week from now? THEY CAN'T (especially when they give me the wrong answer)..
Friday 27th of July 2012 12:37:13 PM
We are going to be in Chicago in 7 days. I am again- a bit hobbled. A late drop in- in the early morning surf tweaked my hip. It only hurts; when I walk. Damn it. Still anxious to get back out on the road. Bored to death not being around the stage. My spirit needs a good stirring. Used to being around a large entourage all sexed and liquored up. Home this summer; I have gotten good at grilling cheeseburgers.
Tuesday 24th of July 2012 07:57:21 PM
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Thursday 12th of July 2012 04:54:34 PM
I took the family up to the Palisades to watch a parade with their pals. It was a small town event. A car drove by that read "Master Of Ceremony Jerry Mathers (alias The Bev). He had a sheep's smile. Someone must have had to convinced him I'm sure. The Bev has now been replaced by The Beb. In the end- I wondered who would be remembered best. Perhaps The Bev was unsure- but I waved back at him- to let him know he was still loved...
Wednesday 4th of July 2012 10:02:25 PM
Vanity begets vanity. Chasing ones image; a lifelong occupation. I clean our home up (to impress the incoming guests). A set of ruby red martini glasses I've never used now seem to wink at me . As well as a side of uncooked frozen beef leftover from the last birthday party. Sunday takes on new light. Barbecue impressions can be as powerful as a well dressed man.
Sunday 1st of July 2012 07:04:04 PM
Maestro Dobel Tequila and I will give away 2 pairs of tix, travel, $500 cash and lodge to Lolla <a href="http://on.fb.me/M4qoAn" target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/M4qoAn</a> meet you there - Maestro Perry Farrell
Friday 29th of June 2012 08:17:02 PM
Jane's Addiction is to recieve a star on Hollywood Blvd. Once upon a time I sat on high at the edge of Laurel Canyon wishing all the people down below would know of my music. That I would touch them- in their houses with lights twinkling... Soon, they will be treading upon me- shedding their wrappers- with their own wishes in their heads... I'll take it.
Saturday 23rd of June 2012 03:47:16 PM
FATHERS DAY IS COMING. I haven't thought about what I want yet. Used to providing.. We throw a party at my house as it also falls at my son's Bday. I am thinking of getting equipment for kite surfing . There is so much time in the sunny afternoon when the surf is junk. You don't need a boat to motivate you. I generally like to operate alone anyway when I surf. I like being able to show up- and leave at my own notion. Something that becomes rare when you become a dad.
Thursday 14th of June 2012 08:38:33 PM
L.A's KIngs just won the Stanly cup. Hockey isn't a bad game. I like a few things about it. They take 2 breaks- but play on for 20 mins. a period- looking like a feeding frenzy by the end. They have fighters on each team hired to win fights (fighting is factored into the gameplan). Fighting. People "check" each other into walls. They have personal vendettas. The Stanly Cup itself; I like how eachs member of the team gets a chance dance with it. Ecstatic dogs who've just been given a steakbone.
Monday 11th of June 2012 11:37:22 PM
Etty claims him as her own when he's good- when he's mischevious- she calls him "your son". Case in point; Izzy had 3 rub on tattoos (2 pictured here). The third he placed on his dick.. Of course it came time to pee and you can imagine his panic. How to remove rub on tattoos?? Big brother teased him all day with the classic riddle "What's black and white and red all over (it's not a newspaper)? I have to admit- that's some pretty good ridicule.
Sunday 10th of June 2012 12:50:36 AM
This morning checking out all the guitarists for Fleetwood Mac .People say Jane's Addiction has had personel problems? Finally a band more disfuntional than ours (it does make me feel better). Today we're more secure than ever (still insecure)...
Saturday 9th of June 2012 01:11:36 PM
Home.. We loved ending our tour in San Diego. Southern California is like our backyard. Driven by the thought of sleeping in our own bed, we glided over the stage together. Knowing by night's end, we'd be home again.
I'm hoping this beach weather lasts all summer long. Our real backyard is becoming a playground (new basketball hoop!).
Tuesday 5th of June 2012 01:54:01 PM
There's nothing worse than feeling like a coward. You never want to feel like "I'm afraid, I'm scared". That's when you start to die. The worst I think that could happen is for you to never have experienced something, yearn for it all your life. <a href="http://bit.ly/YearnDobel" target="_blank">http://bit.ly/YearnDobel</a> Maestro Dobel Tequila
Perry Farrell for Dobel Tequila: Yearn
Perry Farrell, lead singer, Jane's Addiction creator of Lollapalooza Music Festival drinker of Dobel Tequila
Tuesday 29th of May 2012 03:23:10 PM
Last night was bitter sweet. Having had an off line conversation with a few native americans who welcomed me to Chillicothe, IL I felt really good about taking the crowd higher thru soaring music. A stunning revelation hit me "square in the face" (I may not be cool). Literally- glow sticks being flung at my face. I don't think glow sticks are cool- that's my say.
Here- a pair of "Cool Glow Glasses". Apparently I'm wrong...
Monday 28th of May 2012 07:42:44 PM
This just in (vivid dream). Value your treasures. What might a treasure be? Oh I don't know it could be a space. Let's say you had some- space (a garden). You could build a beautiful garden that would yield plenty of fruits and vegetables, and shade, (and joy). You could build something joyful on it... A treasure could also be a person. Your wife for example.
Sunday 27th of May 2012 10:04:06 AM
Our tour of the south behind us. We're now in Peoria Illinois. I found the care and pride southerners had for their beautiful theaters- fantastic. Craftsmanship; the likes will never be seen again. Performing in these grand old theaters inspired me to become a consumate performer for this latest generation (notice girl with pink hair lower right)..
Saturday 26th of May 2012 08:07:56 PM
Jake (stage manager) from Knoxville invited us all to his home today for a BBQ. He, along with the rest of my crew help to ease the pressures of touring. Throwing a ball around still ranks as one of the great pleasures a man can have in a backyard. Throwing knuckle balls...
Friday 25th of May 2012 01:44:41 AM
I have been wearing a retainer. I adjust it nightly. Really really tight. I know; a 53 year old man should have had his teeth already straightened by the end of grade school- but I am taking care of myself now and want straight teeth. Most people look at themselves and see deterioration in the mirror, I am watching a smile growing straighter. Next mission; find something that really makes me smile...
Wednesday 23rd of May 2012 01:00:24 AM
Our last show in Florida has us driving up to Gainsvillle to play a houseparty. We are all gettting Harley Davidsons for our efforts. Playboy is also chipping in. Gainsville is a college town/ plenty of wild youth. I've turned into a vampire- not sure how I'll fair performing as the sun sets...
Sunday 20th of May 2012 03:29:26 PM
Did I mention, we’re giving away VIP tickets to a live show... This link will get you there: <a href="http://on.fb.me/VIPTix" target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/VIPTix</a> Maestro Dobel Tequila - Maestro Perry Farrell
Friday 18th of May 2012 02:40:40 PM
Florida Theater, Jacksonville was the first theater Elvis Presley headlined. He was said to have placed his hand on a bible to swear that he would not gyrate. That was the story they told us as we loaded in last night. I made sure that Elvis did not die in vain....
Thursday 17th of May 2012 07:15:06 PM
Growing up without a mother to worship on Mother's Day is a different experience . This is a picture of my mother. Her sweet sensitive soul is evident... People say not having a mother made me who I am today. If I would have had a mother- maybe I would have been less unruly- for her sake. If you ask me whether I would trade in my life, for having my mother; I would say...yes
Monday 14th of May 2012 12:21:49 AM
My father would often ask me "What the hell are you laughing at? Your always laughing- like a hyena...? I couldn't say (because I was laughing at him). My dad had an interesting way of putting things ( often talking to himself out loud for anyone to hear his displeasures). I now talk to the T.V. It must be hereditary?
Sunday 13th of May 2012 05:12:34 PM
What shall we speak of tonight dear friend? Death or Victory? Our victories have been shared. When I moved past the battling bigots, you were at my shoulder breathing in the sweet success. But when I finally reach the threshhold of death, they'll order you to halt. A single file form. Our portions seperated. "In death- I claim in my own name what I have coming to me".
Saturday 12th of May 2012 05:05:56 PM
When I was coming up - the name of the game was abandonment. That was our style of delivery. The crowd too- went off. It was automatic. These days though, I notice that holding something back has the crowd even more engaged. Etty says "Perry, that is how woman see things. You keep something that a man wants. They keep coming back. You get it?" I get it- (but I don't like it).
Thursday 10th of May 2012 04:19:26 PM
Seattle's Bumbershoot Festival lineup was announced today. Jane's Addiction will headline! Thank you Seattle! Once and for all, I will show (off -for) Etty that I am as important an artist as Chris Cornell was (her schoolgirl crush while attending highschool in Bellevue). (He is- damn good looking)...
Tuesday 8th of May 2012 07:56:20 PM
A lyric video for Twisted Tales- off of The Great Escape Artist. I consider myself a very lucky fella- getting off the streets in one piece and finding my true love- who often tells me when I'm down that she would stay by me no matter where we end up...
"Twisted Tales" Official Jane's Addiction Lyric Video
JA Tour Dates: (http://janesaddiction.com/tourdates) May 7 - San Antonio, TX at Lila C Cockrell Theatre May 9 - Houston, TX at Verizon WIreless Theater May 1...
Sunday 6th of May 2012 11:42:12 PM
Knowing that there was a day off tomorrow I let myself go a little further in Memphis. Another drink, yes... Always the price I pay.. Thought I would pass out on the drive out (5:00 AM) but Arkanas has long bumpy roads (please fix). I will remember that next time. Still- worth it. Good times
Sunday 6th of May 2012 04:48:29 PM
Too much time on the bus ride from Alabama to Tennessee. Watching "Return To The Future". It comes off sentimental to me. They got it right with those sneakers. I have a pair that look like Michael J. Fox's. I wish someone would actually invent one of those hover boards. I'd love to give it a go.
Saturday 5th of May 2012 03:44:08 PM
Adam Yauch has passed. As sobering news as you'll ever recieve. This part of life (death) is resolute- causes one to consider their own life, and the way they're living it. Today is a grey day. It feels as if their is no escape... Adam was a guy who brought happiness and energy to so many. That is why the news of his passing- is so stifling. Bon Voyage Adam
Friday 4th of May 2012 02:57:38 PM
It's time I had a talk with my son about- sex. I may be too late- Etty discovered naughty websites he's visited. "How to remove a girls bra"? And worse. I never had that talk with my dad. I tried broaching the subject on the basketball court unsuccessfully (we were alone playing one on one). He pretended ignorance. I could tell by the grin though- he knows about the birds and the bees...
Sunday 29th of April 2012 01:31:19 AM
There's the crowd. There's the in crowd. Then there is within the in crowd- a few people who you consider friends. They've effected your life. You have stories- with them in it- and you think to yourself the world would not have been the same- if you had not met them. Isn't friendship fantastic?
Saturday 28th of April 2012 02:02:31 AM
The end of the day. Something's stuck in your head. You're arguing with yourself? Just refuse to see it their way. You know what it is..- it's justice. People have this ability to accept lies. They forget they were lies; turn them into realities- we cannot accept. There are great chefs who cook for a limited number. No matter how many greasy restaurants the others may have. His dishes are exquisite. Which restaurant would you rather own- at the end of the day?
Friday 27th of April 2012 12:30:48 AM
Follow this link to win a pair of VIP tickets to my show nearest you <a href="http://on.fb.me/VIPTix" target="_blank">http://on.fb.me/VIPTix</a> Maestro Dobel Tequila - Maestro Perry Farrell
Wednesday 25th of April 2012 09:30:45 PM
To be jealous over Facebook? Many people have gotten together thru Facebook (I know people who habitually screw Facebook strangers). But even stranger are the couples who are breaking up because of it. Spending too much time gazing into Facebook when their spouse is trying to tell them something. They aren't here. They're with some else they've never met. Relationships are perfect (before they begin).
Tuesday 24th of April 2012 01:56:02 PM
My favorite time for shopping is out on tour. So far we've traveled around the Americas- collecting art and artifacts. I love the quality and history of antiques. Old photographs, and hand writing intrigue me. In particular, photos of young people having a good time with friends. Reminds
me of my friends. Carefree days, full of promise. Delicious life...
Sunday 22nd of April 2012 01:44:50 PM
December 21, 2012. This date ties Mayans, The I Ching. Merlin, and Terrance Mc Kenna? together. Ties us all ( Web Bot) together. This potential date with man's grave fate. A dramatic shifting of the poles, wipes earth's slate clean. I do hope not.. The last Lolla.My family.. I'd like to be by the beach- high ground may be safer.- Thinking; would I want to survive? Today remember to say "I love you"
Saturday 21st of April 2012 01:29:59 PM
I did not mean to turn yesterday's post into an indictment of all men. Yes, politicians are out to gain the female vote- and the wives of those politicians are out enforce- declaring that "All woman... are special." They're right! Woman are just- more mature then men; more serious minded. They think about things other than sex (supposedly we men think about sex every 5 seconds). It's time to applaud- the Ladies
Wednesday 18th of April 2012 10:37:16 PM
Izzy's "Beckham" shured up, and ready for school. His complete breakfast fell apart when my back was turned (he grabbed an ice pop). I grabbed his Frosted Flakes. I liked them until I read the package asking me to "Like them on Facebook". I have been wondering (for too long) where I would be right now- if I went onto Frosted Flakes Facebook?
Monday 16th of April 2012 01:04:29 PM
Buzz cut accomplished. I just keep looking at him- he is maturing into an adult- with his own opinions. Very happy now (I am happy if he's happy). His mother cried for half an afternoon. Adjusting to this new Hezron. His brother has now asked me to cut his hair like Beckham...
Sunday 15th of April 2012 02:37:53 PM
Great changes. Springtime. My son (playing our 1st chess game together) wants a buzzcut. No doubt he looks at the other boys on his basketball team. His hair is long. Asian. I would give a few years of life to have his straightness and shine. Let's start with a trim- and see how you look. Underneath- his mother's face. He'll be ok.
Saturday 14th of April 2012 12:32:53 PM
Yesterday a 14 hour flight home from Buenos Aires- going directly from the airport- to the schoolyard and play ball with the boys. I am finally now at home. Today nothing is more comforting than walking around the house wearing a blanket, and curling up by the fireplace. Fire. Still man's greatest discovery...
Friday 13th of April 2012 05:22:31 PM
There is some confusion going on (internally). As I prepare for tonight's performance, I can not discern my real self anymore. Am I the person who exists outside of the theater- walking along quietly, or am I the persona who dances and spins over the world's stages? Lately, I have come to believe the real Perry is the one darting about on stage summoning up his loudest voice. At least he's the one having the most fun..
Tuesday 10th of April 2012 02:26:50 PM
Speaking of dreams. I had very vivid dreams last night. In one, I was sitting in on an acting audition. Very good looking people eager to act. Some could dance as well. The director would give them a character to play- they would do their best. I felt myself wanting to go next. It was strange who the director chose (pudgy white guy who teased his hair). I would have picked the young mulatto who could dance.
Tuesday 10th of April 2012 12:34:01 PM
To the dreamer.. Are you blessed, having prescience? You-able to imagine the intangible. Do you rub your hands together? Anticipating the moment when everyone's eyes will open wide- become speechless at what they've just witnessed.. Or.. are you cursed? To chase after dreams. Chase them for a lifetime- and you come to forget. They're only dreams.
Monday 9th of April 2012 03:18:04 PM
Lollapalooza (South America) is complete. In total- a great experience. I went to places I've never been to before; places I plan on returning to again with friends. What I love most about Lolla is being around my favorite people; musicians. The musicians are truly a gift to us all. They conjure up mass happiness. The crowd resonds back with such appreciation. Musicians.. they need appreciation as much as food, air, and water.
Monday 9th of April 2012 01:39:01 AM
I don't want to admit it, but I require reading glasses.. Having been tortured by a squadron of Brazilian mosquitoes, I went under the sink and grabbed a can with small print (Portuguese). A picture of the buggers crossed out, along with roaches and ants I quickly sprayed it all over myself. As funny as it may be- they did
cease feasting on me.
Thursday 5th of April 2012 09:19:43 AM
I'm on an island.. The Chilean people are amongst the kindest I have ever been around. I went into the sea today- remembering their courtesy. The sea makes me feel that way. Warm; moving me gently to and fro. Reminiscent of the early Lollas. Drum circles. His and her stilt walkers. Joan Jett down stroked to Crimson And Clover.
Tuesday 3rd of April 2012 07:11:36 PM
My birthday falls ironically -the day before Lolla Chile. I never made a big deal about my Bday 'till I met Etty. She loves planning parties for me. And the Chllleans are such warm people- they all know it's my birthday, and have been presenting me with cakes and candles since I have arrived. I suppose I'll get used to this.. One should feel special on their date of birth..
Thursday 29th of March 2012 03:43:19 PM
Off again into the wild blue yonder. Brain has withstood a drastic shift (Neutral to third gear). Ow. The car will be here in less than half an hour. This is the time to go deadpan; no sweat. I am prepared. Then I got a call. "Did you get the memo?" "You May be meeting the president of Chile. So bring a suit- and a tie".
Wednesday 28th of March 2012 01:35:23 PM
Really just woke up from a tour coma today. What good fun it was! Tomorrow Etty and I fly to S. America for Lolla's Chile and Brazil. Throw in Jane's Argentina and Mexico; a surf trip to boot, and our bags are quickly refilled again- over capacity. Will I really wear those shoes?
Tuesday 27th of March 2012 12:39:06 PM
Love is a feeling. If I love you, it's because I can't help it. If I don't love you anymore- it's because I can't help it. You could have helped it. Sewn close the hole in my heart. I tried to tell you. You- just couldn't help it.
Tuesday 20th of March 2012 08:50:27 PM
Sorry to that 76er staying in the next room. We went to the game last night- and were so inspired to put together a court of our own- when we got back. It Was "the Farrell's" who were screaming "Bulls Win" all morning...
Sunday 18th of March 2012 03:18:22 PM
Tulsa, Oklahoma, where the wind runs whistling through the trees. We're here. I whistled at the trees. And the Cows on green hill. A bizarre contrast awaits inside The Hardrock Hotel. This deluxe suite is fit for Elvis. There's a police convention.. This evening I made reservations for a restaurant specializing in prime rib (love). They said to get there early because they may run out (cops in town). They better not run out...
Wednesday 14th of March 2012 05:16:23 PM
The Myrtle Beach crowd was packed in tight top to bottom moved by the music. When they moved too much- security was right there to do their job (ruin their fun). We really must talk. I love my audience. Please do not prohibit them. They came for me. I came for them. Why can't people let love blum?
Monday 12th of March 2012 01:17:09 PM
The Theater Of The Escapists is turning out a hit! Personally it's been like turning a neglected body into sex machine. Performing in these intimate theaters- close enough to slap the audience. Performance concepts we began 21 years ago- now a sight to behold. As much as we do rock. We are now.. something else.
Wednesday 7th of March 2012 12:19:48 PM
Originally, The Palace Theater had a huge gap between us and the audience (orchestra pit)- but they were able to raise up the floor; making for a very intimate performance. A girl remained topless in the front. Ecstasy? Also some really cool youngins. Yes swank is a delight!
Saturday 3rd of March 2012 01:16:08 PM
I have a special place in my heart for Toronto. I don't think I'll tell you why. I think I'll tell you about epsom salt baths. They can cure your aches and pains. If you are tired and sore- take one as soon as possible. That is really doing yourself a favor. And while we're on that subject- don't forget to do yourself a favor...
Tuesday 28th of February 2012 01:41:59 AM
Opening night went so much better than expected. (Thank you St. Louis for that warmest of welcomes). Going through our show days before, we could not get through the set once- without having to stop or debate some aspect of the show. Now I sit @ peace in Detroit after an 8 hr drive with new tour soreness and aspirations. Tommorrow night's gonna be great.
Thursday 23rd of February 2012 04:31:41 PM
Last night (midnight) I went down to The Pageant Theater to check out the new stage design as it was being constructed. It was one of those moments of self realization when you experience your life- clicking. I gained courage, and motivation. All this anxiety, and confrontation I've been encountering... Yes; it's worth it.
Tuesday 21st of February 2012 01:29:52 PM
Something you love so much- made it the love of your life- One day it turns into your most frustrating unhappy hour. Betrayal at close range leads to murder. MIsunderstood; after all this time? Was there ever a connection? Where do I go from this moment?
Wednesday 15th of February 2012 02:08:21 PM
What a day it was yesterday. I really felt as though I was getting beyond this injury. But healing does not happen in a straight line; but in waves. Today I was quite useless. When I feel useless- I am embarresed for myself and hide. I listened quietly to plans, considered my participation and kept my doubts to myself.
Friday 27th of January 2012 02:53:04 AM
Hello my friends, It is I-Perry one week after surgery. A few rough days behind me, I am finally beginning to feel better. My stomach was extremely stiff- making common movements painful if not out of the question. Today I finally left the house to watch the sunset. Like a racer getting back onto the track, I'm stepping down- waiting for the feeling of life's exhilaration to come over me again...
Thursday 26th of January 2012 01:54:44 AM
Freud said that we are motivated by sex, and the desire to be great. There is also the honest desire to please. Yesterday I had a double hernia operation. My family treated me with kid gloves. Etty brought chicken soup, and fixed the tv when it went out (strange?) My little men helped me in and out of bed. I am acting brave, showing my family how we deal with pain, and using the inspiration of performing again- for all my friends- to get well soon.
Wednesday 18th of January 2012 10:42:34 AM
Betting on horses is a science. Knowing the horse's pedigree, it's racing history, the jockey, what condition the horse is in currently- all account in your decision to lay a bet down. Sometimes on a rare occasion- it comes down to.. a name. In this race "Izzy Rules" flew out the gate first and crossed the finish line- winner- by 3 lengths.
Sunday 15th of January 2012 01:36:50 AM
I would like to suggest that we all dress swank for the "Theater Of The Escapist". Reason being- this is an immersive theater experience, and you will all be with in the show. The style we are shooting for is 1920's Surrealist twisted with a dash of Warhol Pop. We may be chained together. I will really enjoy seeing you there!
Thursday 12th of January 2012 03:07:25 PM
The tour dates were put up on our website today. I got lots of encouragement from twitter birds. Thought about why I am still so determined to have artistic breakthroughs. I dream of performing while sleeping, and in daydreams. Yearn to see things happen in living motion. There are the people I want to move- share a magic moment in time. There's still the people who don't recognize; my worth. As I refine, they matter less. They still stick me- but I imagine them hearing about what happened right under their noses.
Wednesday 11th of January 2012 04:48:44 AM
This- the last morning on the island. Leaving behind epic waves (yes, that might have been me who brought wild surf) new friends and family. Being a natural man for 2 whole weeks (no late night shows or sessions) my body's timeclock atuned to the moon, along with my family. A moon that didn't want to leave us @ 6:00 AM. In the same way, we don't want to say goodbye...
Tuesday 10th of January 2012 01:24:38 PM
I consider myself to be a good man- somewhat unorthodox. I support the orthodox in their right to remain orthodox- but orthodoxy is not for me. I consider myself to be a good father- again unorthodox. I took my boys on a great winter reccess vacation. Every night I took them out to dinner, they always pooped out on the drive back to the hotel. This became my unorthodox way of carrying them back to the room every night. Works for me.
Monday 9th of January 2012 06:48:19 PM
Keeping with my new 2012 practice of being friendly(er) I responded to a fella out in the water yesterday who asked "are you Perry?" to which I said in a friendly tone "yes, I'm Perry". "I'm Andrew, from the band MGMT, we met @ Lollapalooza". "Oh! I thought that was you". We took a few waves, talked and made some plans for a surf trip when our bands perform in Brazil, and Chile. I really like MGMT- and I'm glad Andrew and I are becoming friends.
Sunday 8th of January 2012 01:27:52 PM
Color is never mentioned in the bible. If it is- please point it out. But no- not mentioned. We didn't have color in our movies or prints until the 50's? I wonder if our development of color perception was tuned down all those years? Maybe why we are today so much more colorful in heart and personality. When the color is right; I get turned on...
Saturday 7th of January 2012 01:43:10 PM
Nature is best. Makes you feel the best. I watch TV. The news is pain. Lately I end up to watch PBS. It's almost like reading. But very far from a powerful misting waterfall. Hospitals are good to be inside if you're sick. But I think you can feel healthy by going outdoors and checking it out. Somewhere out there's magic.
Friday 6th of January 2012 04:16:00 AM
This year I am no longer going to consider my enemies. When they enter my mind- I am going to kick them out fast. I am going to let my friends and loved ones know just how much I love and care about them; and buy them presents just because I like them. If you are my friend- it's going to be a good year.
Thursday 5th of January 2012 01:49:12 PM
This year I am taking away the focus of being popular- and concentrating on being; excellent. In the end (the death bed scenario) I think I'll be happier. This begins by feeling proud of who I am. I don't know about you- but I haven't quite gotten there this lifetime. It's coming though.. This year..
Wednesday 4th of January 2012 02:21:56 PM
Happy 2012 to you all (the year all hell is suppose to break loose!). I think it's going to be a thrilling year. In this picture lies a greater understanding of what my particular problem is. Etty pointed it out-"where are you looking?" I thought I was looking straight, but no... It appears that I am spacing out in the peripherals.
Wednesday 4th of January 2012 01:41:57 PM
Sweet Etty overheard a family crying as they boarded the plane to Aspen. The family was given separated seating, kids and mom crying. Etty moved our family around to accommodate them. A few days later, we were invited to a lovely ranch with many families staying on it- amongst them- the family we helped. A happy reunion, but- could you imagine if we (like the rest of the plane) hadn't budged?
Tuesday 3rd of January 2012 01:45:14 PM
I am heading to the islands again. I need a good clearance of the mind. Etty is right- getting into the social networks opens you up to a world that you have no control over. Things have gone for the most part very well- I enjoy the writing and reading- that's the allure. But there is no buffer where as in the past I was not immediately accessible. I do believe I will miss it...
Thursday 22nd of December 2011 07:59:57 PM
One time I went to Hawaii (Kauai) very weak and fragile. My friends hired a woman to come to visit me who was a healer. She gave me message for an hour- which hurt- but opened up channels. She then asked me to do an Hawaiian prayer/cleans. Concentrate the entire morning on everything I was thankful for. After doing this- I became.. very thankful. I am going to do it again, and bring my children into it.
Thursday 22nd of December 2011 04:40:38 PM
Facebook feels like a bar room to me. A bar room where people brawl. I didn't want a bar room where people brawl. I don't know where there is a place- where there is peace on the internet. If there is- it may be boring. I wonder if the world will end with everyone fighting. We're getting more and more- hostile don't you think?
Thursday 22nd of December 2011 03:09:43 AM
Left overs. Coveted. Almost as exciting as having the party. We've had lobster and egg breakfast now for 2 days. The beef tenderloin though? I last saw 5 pounds uneaten (for my lunch)? The kitchen crew cleaned up and left quickly. Made sure to pack the string beans and potatoes. There was one bag sorely missing that goes with horseradich sauce...
Tuesday 20th of December 2011 02:02:38 PM
We shot a video for "Underground" last week. I had a good time on that day. Met up with very underground guys, gals, and in betweens. I even got to peek at pretty cheek all day- felt fortunate. I was my wild self amongst the others, but came to the realization- this world belongs to a different breed of fella. Why I have been so blue...
Saturday 17th of December 2011 06:22:41 PM
When I first began to sing- there was room for a strange one like me. I found Dave and we took it as far as one would ever care to go. I thought it would shock people, but it was also secretly in them- waiting for a chance to escape. Now I am not sure. All we may be is just 2 messed up dudes...
Friday 16th of December 2011 10:14:17 PM
Things are smoothing out before the holidays. It took a greater effort- but turning out for the best. Going to the doctor for a yearly checkup is.. traumatic. I end up to have a hernia from tour wear and tear. I'll have it repaired in January before next tour. As people are passing on around me- I feel forunate to still have such sprite.
Friday 16th of December 2011 12:23:04 PM
Perseverance can not be underestimated. That was my lesson for the past year. I have seen things come up around me that exist only because of thier perseverance, and I have myself gained some very important aspects to my life by staying in the game. Then- there is Tim Tebow.. Oh no; I, will not give up.
Thursday 15th of December 2011 12:00:24 PM
I'll be glad when this week is over. And it started out so great. Preps for the holidays- the boys school plays- but then there comes that time-- for unfinished business. The ties that are tied so tightly- They're so hard to unbind...
Wednesday 14th of December 2011 05:12:33 PM
This has been a loving morning in the Farrell house. Etty was greeted by one of her boys with a "Happy Birthday"Mommy" kiss in bed. But where is her other sweetheart? He's downstairs eating (the frosting off of her cupcake). I'm gonna say he knows better...
Saturday 10th of December 2011 02:53:26 PM
Today I was driven around on the track of the Daytona Speedway. I imagined a guy right next to me trying to knock me off my trajectory while I am going 200 mls. an hour. I asked if it was legal to grind on guys and was told that yes it was. I'm not sure if my driver was serious?
Tuesday 6th of December 2011 01:32:17 AM
Tonight I learned a valuable lesson about life (and women). This advice comes from very smart business associates (2 woman 1 man) who tell me that sometimes you do what your wife strongly suggests (when she's strongly suggesting something)- not necessarily because she right- but because it shows her that you are listening. And listening is a very important attribute for a husband...
Thursday 1st of December 2011 02:27:01 AM
I am considering getting a motorcycle. I am looking at Harley Davidson's. In honor of my big brother. The thing is, I don't weigh a lot. 145 pounds. I want to have a bike that I can cruise up the Pacific Coast Highway with Etty. Although she is resistant to the idea- I think I can change her mind...
Tuesday 29th of November 2011 01:09:18 PM
Now that I have my boys riding bikes. Next to choose a destination. The Santa Monica Pier. The best times can be had in there. I know the machines that give out the most tickets.. The birds speak. They yell at the tourists with sandwiches in their hands "Give it back!"...
Monday 28th of November 2011 02:46:35 PM
Southern California was classic today. The weather drew people down to the shore in their shorts. We started @ the farmers market. The newest thing to try out was Himalayan Pink Salt. There was a pink slab of it on the table. Good with pop corn...I hope the weather stays like this for a while.
Sunday 27th of November 2011 11:52:04 PM
Ryhme came easily but reason, I was unable to make. I gorged on excitment; no memory of the mundane. Wish I was born into a parrot family. Flying must be great. A great escape artist.
Sunday 27th of November 2011 02:16:30 AM
I was dragged out of the house by Etty to attend Aunt Lee's Turkey dinner (delicious). I really didn't feel like seeing anyone- as the hatchet was still in my back- but by the time we finished dinner, my family had remedied me with love. The children were running around us. They are all getting so tall. They'll be taller than me one day. Wow.
Friday 25th of November 2011 10:59:24 AM
Ok I got it out! Sorry! The good thing about Facebook is you can speak directly to people without a middleman putting words into your mouth. I am done talking about the subject- now let's talk about happier things to make our hearts well...
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 11:54:09 AM
I have accomplished this in Chicago. Last year we brought underprivileged children in Chicago to summer camp that taught them art, music, and dance. We built parks in Chicago with green hills and water fountains- and we can do it again wherever we go...
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 11:47:12 AM
So please a few of you- stop cursing me! I am about doing a good turn in the world. THAT is the truth.
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 11:46:55 AM
I stated that "in my country for example we are losing music education in the schools- so I would like to figure a way to get music education again for the students- where ever we perform." THIS is what was twisted into "Brazilans are not educated in music."
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 11:46:26 AM
Now- this is the conversation that was so badly twisted: I stated in an interview that "it is a lifelong ambition to bring great music around the world- and leave behind good will in the way of art, sculptures, nature- like trees and flowers, and human benefits and education in music, art, and dance ."
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 11:45:34 AM
I have to jump on the plane! Shit! Of course! I will finish this thread when I land later today- But know this. I love and honor the people of Sao Paulo- as I do everyone on this earth. Words were put in my mouth- I never said. My words are these: I love you, are great- and we will be together with the best musicians on earth, partying, and enjoying life on the highest levels... Perry Farrell
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 08:17:29 AM
I want to explain what happened, and perhaps why. Although it might be best to let it go- I do not want a miscomunication to occur on the outset of such a great occasion. Such a rude accusation as this reporter has made- it was an insult to the people that we are working hard to bring great music to their city.
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 08:12:09 AM
On the way home friends. Sorry I dissabled any responses. I was in Sao Paulo for the Lolla lineup announcement. It was for the most part a great experience, and success. I did interviews and discussed the lineup details. A reporter (who was without a tape recorder) wrote some very caustic fabrications that set the people of San Paulo off understandably so).
Wednesday 23rd of November 2011 08:07:47 AM
Been tweeting a lot. Etty and I now argue because I pretend I am listening when I'm really not... Anyway- came up with a good #follow. #Sick Architecture. Like building prisons right near an airport, and freeway. Or bathrooms with transparent walls. And yes, I believe twitter was Ashton and Demi's downfall!
Sunday 20th of November 2011 01:56:26 PM
IT WORKS! Man I have never come out of a morning with this much energy. My skin hasn't dried up like a tired oyster- the way it usually does from hotel air, and planes. In NYC, and I feel good? It IS possible?! NY is tearing my heart in half. I just love livin' here...
Sunday 13th of November 2011 01:20:59 PM
Does this look good to you? It's our new health regimen. I got it all @ a homeopathic pharmacy yesterday. I know you wouldn't think I would be excited about a display like this- but with all the partying, and travel we do, I am worried about; the damage. Another ritual after all... Etty is even participating- which has been romantic. I am administer. I'm diggin' it.
Tuesday 8th of November 2011 02:20:29 PM
Maybe the money was what it took? After we gave out bonuses for trying different foods- Izzy opened his palate to some more new foods. We watched the games; I made the burgers, but Izzy volunteered to make a "blood n pickle sauce". Ketchup, mayo, pickle , onions, and the clever clover threw in a dash of sugar. I believe in bribery.
Monday 7th of November 2011 02:15:57 AM
I have taken the advice of a facebook friend, and given my boys "allowences". A good day to start as it is Guy Fawkes Day. We begin with a 20.00 dollar bill in each account. A base of 5.00 perweek with $ incentives (trying different foods, chores, and studying) as bonuses. Accounts opened in a local bank. That's the spirit.
Saturday 5th of November 2011 03:27:45 PM
I am home alone. I can't remember ever having the house to myself. And it's raining so I really should be at home. This is fucking great. That is to say- I wouldn't want to be this lonely again- but I will relish these moments of mental and muscle relaxation. Miss you guys!
Friday 4th of November 2011 03:06:44 PM
Watching the final arguments for the criminal trial of MIchael Jackson's death. Anyone care to take a stab at the outcome? Today, I am really thankful I don't need propafol to go to sleep. I'm also really glad I'm not Dr. Conrad Murray. His life was on a certain tragectory- in a flash, he was drawn into a hole he never imagined. Thought of himself as hero- never imagined himselfself as the goat.
Thursday 3rd of November 2011 04:24:10 PM
Spent the day writing a few jet black dubstep tracks to put into the set when we get back out and DJ. Tittle: "The Music Is Hurting Your Brain". I'm going to write 2 more tomorrow. It's a different shade- and it feels wicked. Jet Black?.. A good tittle for a dubstep track.. It's a different shade- and it feels wicked.
Wednesday 2nd of November 2011 12:09:54 AM
Men, we all understand Sundays are for football. It is almost impossible to actually watch football though. Woman seem to have a plan for us on Sundays. Except maybe in Texas? I hear everyone in Texas understands Sundays are for football. Maybe I should move there? Please send me the scores...
Sunday 30th of October 2011 03:22:37 PM
Big moment for me! My boys asked Me to work out! Big- because I now have workout partners for life! I've been waiting for this day to come. They will push me- and that's a good thing. Although- they won't leave me alone now, and I want to watch tv.
Thursday 27th of October 2011 11:43:36 PM
Izzy is going to be a rebel. He really understood what Occupy Wall Street was all about. We bought some tents and sleeping bags. Donatations to the cause. He insisted on carrying them out. He's very likeable.
Wednesday 26th of October 2011 11:36:31 PM
Alas, our run of small theatres has reached it's end. Today a travel day for my darling and I. Filled with discovery, learning a lot; Hez and Izzy grew as young men. Here we are @ Occupy Wall Street. This- our first organized protest as a family. It bonded us to each other, and to "the people". They felt good being of aid; excersising their civil liberties. Banding together we are making a difference. That's been proven.
Tuesday 25th of October 2011 10:50:16 AM
After this photo was taken, a drunk weazled his way backstage and started petting the wardrobe. Etty asked him to leave- to which he responded "This girl says I have to leave" You may never get to hear the high shrieks of girl friends in attack mode- let me tell you- they sent the guy reeling, and the whole room rocking! (exciting!)
Monday 24th of October 2011 12:35:05 PM