“One thing about spending years writing about the most obnoxious, obscure, abrasive music possible was trying to convince a mainstream audience that this was worth their time. It was really good training to convince those who are apathetic about unions that unions should matter and they are pretty cool.’’
“[I’m also playing] a squirrel on a cartoon, so that’s, I guess, how I’ve been describing my life for the past year: living in this cabin, going into the city and recording squirrel stuff.”
“The whole idea behind Porchfest is about talking to your neighbor.”
“In this country we trust people to make up their own minds and I don’t want the state to dictate what I or my children can read because it offends some sensibilities of a few.” Banned Books Week is Sept. 18-24.
“I think people read too much into it, and whether kids feel gay, straight, trans, whatever, maybe they learn to be an ally that day at Pride, and that this is a positive day and will learn to include everybody.”
“I was like, ‘Woah, this is something.’ I was having fun, and by October I had 30,000 [followers]. Now I am getting paid and they are giving me money, I decided to keep going and go hard as fuck.”
“Right now, the idea is that you walk in and put your bike on the stand. Someone will help you out and give you recommendations on tools to use. I’d rather see someone take more time and learn the right way, than me doing it in four seconds with my muscle memory.’’
See for yourself Aug. 19-21 during Hi-Tide Summer Holiday in Asbury Park, a weekend music festival featuring surf and other eclectic artists, plus vendors, food, drinks and more.
Jasorka illustrated and reimagined a found employee handbook for Castle Dracula, which offered a dungeon boat ride and a walk-through attraction with torture scenes, a mad scientist’s lab and more.
“I’ve always been a fan of that sort of barstool storytelling, those very fleeting sort of moments where you have to be there in the moment to hear it.”
With concerts, murals, Pride events and more, the Gloucester County community is making a name for itself in the South Jersey arts scene.
“I was deciding on whether to put the store in Philly or a suburb, and I thought about the time I was growing up [in Merchantville], and remembered the places I didn’t have. I remember my time in New York, and wanted to bring that experience to the suburbs.”