StereoStef's items Stephanie Stoltz Chavez


Happy Holidays

I searched, "Morrissey Christmas" and these photos came up.
I'm unnsure where they originated.
There are many great classic Christmas songs and every year bands add to the collection with their own material and covers. My top 3 Christmas collections are: Amy Grant - Home For Christmas, The Jackson Five Christmas Album, and Sufjan Stevens - Songs For Christmas box set collection. I was going to write a list of my favorite holiday songs but I don't have the time because I unfortunately had to work today. Anyhow, one of my all time favorite Christmas song is "Simply Having A Wonderful Christmas Time" by Paul McCartney. I wanted to add the video here but found this video instead. I hope you enjoy. Merry Christmas!!!!


RIP Brittany Murphy

I'm honestly lost for words....her death is so unbelievable and came as a shock! She was so young; this beautiful, talented actress will be greatly missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

I've been a fan since the first movie, CLUELESS, I saw her in, to the last, RAMEN GIRL, movie I saw her in. Aside from being an amazing actress, she had a lovely voice and I wish I could have heard more of her singing.

I wanted to share a video that makes me smile.


Glee to the World

...it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

I can't believe the season finale just ended...GLEE, I already miss you! Now we're going to have to wait until April but at least it gives me something to look forward to. However, I am excited that the Road to Sectionals DVD comes out at the end of the month; I know what I'm getting myself for Christmas =].

I love it because it looks like an album cover.


I'm Thankful

Here is an old photo of me with my Mother (RIP) and Father from the early 80s. I think this was actually the only time, in my life, that I was smaller than the turkey.

This was the first time I didn't have to work on Thanksgiving. Sure I'm going to miss my double time and a half pay, but it was good just staying home, having dinner and relaxing.

I'm thankful for having a loving family, a roof over my head, a job, my health, and good friends.


Ting Tings Adidas Paint Party in Hollywood

Last Friday I got a text message stating, “the first 10 people to reply – ‘I want to go’ win tickets to see The Ting Tings tomorrow night.” I promptly replied. I had signed up on a couple of artists’ text messaging lists via mozes.com but I hadn’t really got updates until now. So I went to the website and saw that several people already replied but I was still within the 10 people. Shortly after, I received a text message congratulating me and giving me an email address to contact for more info. I emailed and didn’t hear anything.

Friday night I was at home and checked my email and still no response; I thought it was for the best because I was working on Saturday anyways. So, I went to work and decided to email again and still nothing. I started feeling sad because I saw how fun the Manchester gig was and wanted to be a part of it. I was looking at photos of people covered in paint. This was going to be their “round 2” of the Adidas Paint Party.

I emailed PR again with my phone and got a quick reply. She stated that she had emailed me twice. Maybe my email address was acting up, so I emailed her with my cell number and told her to please text me the info. It was 5pm and I was at work until midnight. It seemed like time wasn’t on my side. I got a text with the address, the starting time (7pm) and a message saying, “have fun!” I’m afraid of rejection and I was scared to ask my job if I could leave early. I told them we were caught up and luckily my request was granted.

I clocked out of work, went to pick up my niece Kristeenah – yes she was the lucky one, and went home to change. We got to the place at exactly 7:01pm. I left her there to wait in line while I roamed the streets of Hollywood looking for parking. I parked almost a mile away, because everything was 1 hour parking, and walked back to the spot as fast as I could, trying to ignore all the dumb text messages (hurry up x 10; Where are you? The line is moving) my niece was sending me. I got in line and we were just waiting. A few workers passed by saying, “you guys are going to have so much fun.” The anticipation was killing me…let’s go in!

They checked off my name on the guest list, gave us release forms to fill out and a ticket to get our Adidas gear. Unfortunately they ran out of my size for jacket but I got a cool Adidas shirt and track pants. There were changing rooms and clothes check. After we were ready, WE WALKed downstairs into this little club with neon lights. They had photos on the walls from the Manchester gig. The DJ was spinning music, people were dancing, refreshments were provided, and a 21+ section with free beer was designated. I ditched my niece and enjoyed a few adult beverages.

Per The Ting Tings website, “the art/paints are going to transformed into collectible covers of our ‘Great DJ’ single.” A curtain was opened where the band was going to perform and girls walked around with trays of bottles of paint. Paint was thrown everywhere, squirting neon colors throughout the crowd and on the black walls. That went on for about 15 minutes and then the band took the stage.

We Walk was the song they started out with. The crowd was jumping and singing along while neon splats shot out in every direction. Great DJ was next and just thinking about it takes me back to that party. That’s exactly what it was; a huge paint party. I kept thinking how lucky everybody in that room was to be experiencing such an awesome event. I didn’t want the night to ever end. I tried to take as many photos as possible without ruining my camera. Actually, I just wanted to enjoy the performance and wish I had brought another camera to record the show. I attempted to take a video with my iPhone and it came out a bit muffled but it still captures the energy of the show. Keep Your Head was my favorite song performed and of course, That’s Not My Name was the highlight of the evening. All in all, this was the most fun I’ve ever had and wish everybody the opportunity to experience this.

Thank you TING TINGS & ADIDAS and everybody else that helped put this event together. I look forward to seeing the CD covers.


Yeah Yeah Yeahs in Pomona

This was my first time seeing the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. I've missed them before and never got to see them in small venue, as I would've liked to. They were playing The Greek Theatre but I didn't get tickets. My friend, MEL, gave me the heads up about the Pomona show. I've never been to The Fox Theatre but I was excited to go because it was way smaller than the other venues. I got tickets during the fan presale.

I was scheduled, on the day of the concert, to get braces. During the procedure, I was feeling a little sore and tired and I actually thought about not attending the show. I ended up feeling a little better during the days and wasn't going to let this little set back stop me from going to the show. A lot of friends were going and I was sure it was going to be a blast...I mean BLITZ.

Just my friend Richard and I were going to go but at the last minute, my friend messaged me that she had tickets to sell for this sold out show. I contacted a few people and my friend Jow was able to go. So the 3 of us headed out to Pomona, drank a bit before, and met up with some friends. We had a good spot and towards the end of the show was let into the pit.

The show was awesome! The Yeah Yeah Yeahs rocked! The crowd was awesome! It was a great performance! I'm not much of a reviewer when it comes to live gigs. I'm not good using words to express the energy of the concert. I'm more of a visual person. I took some photos that can be viewed on my flickr page and hopefully within the next week or so, i'll upload a couple of clips on YouTube.


Concerts I've Seen

Ok, so I recently was "tagged" in a note on facebook and decided to take the challenge. You were supposed to list 50 artists you've seen and list the first concert you attended. I got a little too into it that I ended up listing all performances I've seen. So, below is a list of artists that I've seen so far.
BOLD = more than once & ITALIC = friend’s music
**The first concert I saw was a summer pop festival at Magic Mountain with The Jets, Dino & Stevie B. Over a decade later, I found out that Michelle was at that same concert! See, we were destined to be friends =).

Concerts, Gigs & Shows
Amy Millan
Apostle of Hustle
Arcade Fire
Arctic Monkeys
Babes In Toyland
Basement Jaxx
Belle & Sebastian
Bernard Butler
Better Than Ezra
Big City Rock
The Black Keys
Black Velvet 3
Bloc Party
The Bluetones
Bonnie Raitt
Boy Least Likely To
Broken Social Scene
Call & Response
The Cardigans
The Charlatans
Chemical Brothers
Chicks on Speed
The Cover Girls
The Cranberries
The Creatures
Crystal Waters
The Cure
Cypress Hill
Daft Punk
The Dandy Warhols
Dandi Wind
David Byrne
Death Cab For Cutie
Death of a Party
The Decemberists
Depeche Mode
Dream Theater
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Elected
Enrique Iglesias
Explosions in the Sky
Fat Boy Slim
The Fiery Furnaces
Fischer Spooner
Flavor Flav
Foo Fighters
The Frank & Walters
Franz Ferdinand
Ghostland Observatory
Girl in a Coma
The Gossip
Grand Buffet
The Grates
Hurricane #1
I Am The World Trade Center
Imogen Heap
India Arie
Indy 500
Ingrid Michaelson
Jay Brannan
The Jets
Joan Jett
Joshua Radin
Juliana Hatfield
Juliet & The Licks
Kaiser Chiefs
The Killers
The Kooks
Kula Shaker
Lauren De Rose
The Likely Lads
Lightning Seeds
Linda Ronstandt
Lisa Dewey
Lisa Lisa
Local H
The Longpigs
Los Campesinos
Love Spit Love
Lucy Loves Schroeder
Manic Street Preachers
Marilyn Manson
Mere Mortals
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Mika Miko
Modest Mouse
Mohave 3
The Mothership
My Morning Jacket
Nel’s Beam
New Kids on the Block
The New Pornographers
Nine Inch Nails
Ocean Blue
Ocean Colour Scene
Of Montreal
Paul Oakenfold
Peter, Bjorn & John
Petra Haden
Phantom Planet
Pin Up Girls
Possum Dixon
Purple Atoms
Queen w/Paul Rogers
Radio Vago
Rage Against The Machine
Ready The Jet
The Rentals
Ridel High
Rilo Kiley
Rod Stewart
Saint Etienne
Save Ferris
Schuyler Fisk
The Seahorses
She & Him
The Shins
Shotgun Showdown
Siouxsie & The Banshees
Smoking Popes
Smashing Pumpkins
Social Distortion
Sonic Youth
Soul Asylum
Space Monkeys
Stabbing Westward
The Start
Stereo Total
Stevie B
The Strokes
Sufjan Stevens
Super Fury Animals
Super 31
The Sundays
Sweet & Tender Hooligans
Squirrel Nut Zippers
Team Gina
Tegan & Sara
Tenacious D
Tender Box
Tera Naomi
That Dog
The Day After
Thee Midnighters
Third Eye Blind
Those Dancing Days
Tilly & the Wall
Tori Amos
Uh Huh Her
Ultra Violet
VHS or Beta
Vinnie Peculiar
Von Iva
The Wall Flowers
We Are Scientists
2 Live Crew
60 ft Dolls

**I've seen a lot of these bands more than once but I've seen Morrissey the most =].
Tegan & Sara @ The Music Box 10/2008


Girl in a Coma in SC

GIAC's Southern California Shows:

Advance tickets are available for the shows in Los Angeles and San Diego. Please follow the links below for more info and to buy your tickets now!
Help spread the word and see you there.

Jul 17 2009 8:00P @ Alex’s Bar (21+) Long Beach, CA

Jul 18 2009 8:00P
@ The Knitting Factory (ALL AGES) w/
Miss Derringer & Killola Hollywood, CA

Jul 21 2009 8:30P
@ The Casbah (21+) w/
Miss Derringer & Killola San Diego, CA

[photo by: Adam Stockstill]


Thriller by Petra Haden

I wanted to share a song in remembrance of
PETRA HADEN has the best version of Thriller. She sings it a'cappella and it is BEYOND AMAZING!!! I always add this song on my profile around Halloween. I was going to share it on iLike but it wasn't available. So please click on Petra's name and hear the song; I promise you'll like it.

I admire Petra! She is such an amazing artist and I've been in love with her for over 13 years. Add her as a friend and check out her music.

King of Pop

The death of Michael Jackson seems so surreal.

My CONDOLENCES to his family, friends & fans.
May he rest in peace.

He will forever be a legend & live on through his music.
My family and I swung by the Coroner's office since it was near my house. According to the news, the autopsy should be done by Friday afternoon.


Re-issue! Re-package! Re-package...

Re-evaluate the songs....

I just received an email from Polydor saying to pre-order Maladjusted. Am I out of the loop? This was the first I heard about it. It comes out June 9th and I'm totally going to get thanks to the advertisement.

So I clicked on the link to pre-order the album and it took me to amazon and then I saw that they just re-released Southpaw Grammar a month ago. WTF?! Now I feel like a poser because SG is my favorite Morrissey album! A lot of people claim that it is his weakest album but I beg to differ. I used to set my alarm to The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils and this was before the Maladjusted Tour, when Morrissey ended his set, coming back out and giving an encore shortly after.

Southpaw has new recorded tracks, including my favorite b-side Nobody Loves Us. My favorite album with my favorite b-side...who could ask for anything more? Actually I can because the 2009 expanded edition of Southpaw Grammar is currently "temporarily out of stock" and it's only available as an import. I'll just have to wait and for now, I'll admire the sleeve.


Smiths Tribute Set 5/30/09

So yesterday we played at Marty's shortly after 11PM.

(Stef, Rick & Joseph)

We performed the 5 song set in about 20 minutes or so:


(Rick, Joseph & Ernest)

Although we didn't have a name for the band, this being a one time gig, Rick told them we were called, "Another Smiths Cover Band." The rest of us just went along with it. We had some technical difficulties and some mess ups but it actually turned out fine. Thanks to all my peeps for showing up on such short notice. I love you!
Barbarism Begins At Home


H8 Upheld

I'm still in shock over the Court's decision regarding Proposition H8.

Tuesday was Decision Day but I'll remember it as, "Terrible Tuesday."

I went to a rally in East L.A. and blogged about it.

H8 Upheld: Our Response on the Streets of L.A. on
Lez Get Real.

Click here for my photos of D-Day 5/26/2009


Morrissey In The Flesh

Skin Storm!
Morrissey and fellow band mates pose nude for the inner-sleeve artwork of the I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris single.

If you’ve got it, flaunt it. I think this photo is hot! Mr. Morrissey is going to be 50 years young this year and I think he wants us to notice that he’s still fit and fine!

When I got the message about this photo, I thought it was just another scam to get you to click on a link that would give you a virus but it was true…Morrissey posed naked! Full frontal is blocked by 7” records. It’s a tease for all the perves that wanted to see lil moz. This photo is indeed sexy and well photographed. The 7”records were a clever prop, unlike the early 90s when the Red Hot Chili Peppers used tube socks. I’m thankful Morrissey didn’t go for the whole enchilada because I’ve yet to recover from seeing John Lennon’s penis.

My 3 favorite semi-nude photos of Morrissey:


SPEEDOS [Gary & Morrissey]

from the Tomorrow single cover


TOPLESS [Phranc, Morrissey, Gary, Alain]

from the Kill Uncle tour program


NAKED 7” [Morrissey cropped solo]

from the I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris single