Yesterday was my 4th anniversary on air at WKRZ. Seems like just yesterday I was getting death threats cuz I was "new".... awwwwww. When I first moved here, I'd never been to Pennsylvania in my LIFE - I was terrified! Didn't know a soul, I cried a few (or more) times a week cuz I missed my family, never had money (hey did you know moving's expensive? derrrrr), and my apartment in Wilkes Barre was smack in the middle of Stabby Row. Not good times.
But now, happily settled, beautiful safe apartment in Pittston, boyfriend I love in Scranton, friends I'll have for the rest of my LIFE, and listeners who (save a few nutjobs) stopped threatening to kill me a long time ago. Haha I really appreciate everyone I've met in this NEPA community! I feel like the KRZ family is my own and I truly treasure it and thank God for it. Doesn't mean I don't cry from time to time cuz I miss my Michigan family, but knowing I have friends who'll watch a "Girl Meets World" premiere with me in sweatpants at 10pm on a Friday night and actually call it a "party" - well if that's not family I don't know what is ;) I mean this: I love you! And you, and you, and you, and you... Thanks for everything!
Yesterday was kind of a bummer day, spent Father's Day working in NYC, always hard to be separated from my mom & dad on holidays. Then on my way home, heading through Port Authority, I gave my sandwich to a homeless guy who wasn't homeless. Womp womp. So there's that.
But TODAY we're interviewing Jennifer Lopez! Woot!! So I wore my extra large J.Lo hoop earrings! Was feeling BADASS til I ran my fingers through my hair and pinky totally snagged, almost ripping my ear off……. That's why she's Jenny from the block and I'm Lissy from the farm.
I'm sorry to do this to you, but I have to share a couple supercute pics of my boyfriend and I. I'm extremely freaked out that I'm so blissfully happy and losing all traces of cynicism, but it appears I'm smitten and there's nothing wrong with him. I know. Disgusting. If you wanna stop being friends with me, I understand.
Here we are at a wedding party yesterday :) And the pic below is my first EVER Phillies game! I'll try to space these out so you don't throw up in your mouth. But HAPPY JUNE!! haha loooove youuuuuuu!!!
Just wanted to say THANKS everyone who made it out to the V Spot for my gig with Jackson Vee for his BIRTHDAY Thursday night! We had a blast, hope you did too!!
I remember when I met Jackson three years ago, when I first moved here. I was volunteering, hosting a bunch of benefits for various causes, just to get to know the community. I must've hosted 20 charity/benefit music shows. And every. single. one. had Jackson Vee playing at it. Not only is he a hilarious, super talented musician but he offers his time and talents whenever he can to help other people. That's one of the biggest reasons I wanted to collaborate with him. We absolutely love playing togetherm, so thank you EVERYBODY for making his birthday a happy one!!!
With Vinnie, owner of the V Spot before our gig..... pretty much captures the mood of the night.
Lissa Lou was in 7th heaven over the weekend, hosting the M3 ROCK FESTIVAL in Columbia Maryland! I was with my rock radio show, The Tour Bus – my cohost Ralph and I had a BLAST with all the bands! Nightranger, Slaughter, Queensryche, Sebastian Bach, Winger, Lita Ford, LA Guns, Tesla, Extreme, Kix, Great White, just to name a few. Hanging at events like this you get to see true musicians in their element, timeless, and most of them are the nicest people you’d ever wanna meet.
BUT the major highlight of the weekend was my drive home! Got to swing by my cousin’s house and hang with her super cute kids and some more adult cousins for a few beauuuuutiful hours – FAMILY IS THE BEST! Warmed my heart and recharged my batteries for another busy week.
with Jack Blades from Nightranger/Damn Yankees
with Reb Beach from Winger
John Corabi, formerly of Motley Crue, was bragging to everyone at dinner about how I did a great job opening for him last summer = PINCH ME!! This was one of my most cherished moments of all time! My cohost snapped a pic in the moment (thanks Ralphy)
backstage with my Tour Bus Radio Show, Ralph Sutton
Sebastian Bach!!! Backstage view.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaand my biggest rock stars of all....
My cousin Lucy!!! We made Play-doh Oreos.... I think they look pretty yummy, no?
And cousin William cracking me up....
What a wonderful weekend!!! Now, off to get my oil changed. Put almost a thousand miles on the car in a week, sheesh!
Just wanted to express extreme gratitude to EVERYONE who came to see us open for Rick Springfield at the Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg on Friday! A bunch of you called in to the radio show Monday morning to say very kind words and we appreciate THAT TOO!!! Jackson and I had a blast opening for Rick and the Sherman Theater staff was wonderful to us as always.
Such thankfulness we have for all of you who support local/original music!!
THANK YOU everyone at PA Live on WBRE TV for have Jackson and I back to perform yesterday! We had a blast! See you all at the Rick Springfield show, opening gig, March 28 @ Sherman Theater in Stroudsburg!!
THANK YOU to some very dear friends of mine for putting my face EVERYWHERE in Northeast PA this week! Kyle at The Sherman Theater for making this supercoolio banner for my gig with Rick - you rock!! Come see me open for Rick Springfield, March 28 at the Sherman. SO EXCITED!!!! And thanks to The Weekender for doing a lovely article/photo shoot with me - you guys & gals are the sweetest! I really appreciate you taking the time to include me in your awesome magazine!
Lost my mind yesterday, you guys. Snow finally got to me. The proof.....
My saving grace was the wonderful group of KRZ winners I got to chill with at Salon You in Taylor for our Monday night SPARTY! Check out our purdy painted piggies & digits.....
And BIG THANKS to The Dress Lounge/Bratty Natty's in Kingston for dressing me for the Valentine's Party at River Grille on Friday! I was the hostess, and I had nothing to wear. Nothing. Well, unless you count gym shorts and a Quiet Riot t-shirt but that's more a Christmas outfit....(?).... LOOK AT THIS BEAUTIFUL DRESS!!!