How did I get here?
By 13 I was slipping out the window at night, hopping the train & trawling the streets of New York City. I loved the defiant sounds & smells of New York, the colorful characters of the Lower East Side, the dark & dingy, smoke filled clubs... Max's Kansas City, Great Gildersleeves, The Mudd Club... I loved the costumes that bore fruit on those streets filled with strays.
At 17 I bailed from New York, moved to Philly started promoting an obscure bar, located in the basement of a strip club, called the Underground in Ben Salem PA.
We showcased tons of great bands until it was discovered I was underage. The Dead Milkmen, 7 Seconds, Tales of Terror. We even booked Ministry, but the poor guys couldn't fit their equipment through the tiny basement door that led to the club.
At 19 I hit the road for San Francisco & it's intoxicating & vibrant music scene. It was there that I began reselling reconstructed thrifted clothes, but music was such a huge part of my life, my business become wholly focused & entrenched in music.
I graduated from the College of Recording Arts, while managing & touring bands & promoting clubs, from a huge hallway in an Edwardian flat on Haight Street. The flat was always full of artists, musicians,a constant stream of transient kids, Street Performers, Revolutionaries, cads, thieves & bandits. Life was quite the party! But the party can't last forever.
I now work as a Consultant. I live in a 150+ year old textile mill on the Blackstone River in New England. I search out the items, market, mend, do historical research & write all of the content (I get a little help with the organizing). My models are local kids, aspiring musicians, artists & every now & then, my beautiful son.
Please check out my other store Slightly Used & Lightly Sauced, www.etsy.com/shop/LightlySaucedRetro for vintage glassware, barware, oddities & antiquities.
I hope you enjoy my collection & cherish anything you may decide to make your own...