this is the cover of the Ruthie Roadwhore EP released in 2007

i shot the cover photo above in the bathroom of one of my hollywood apartments.  that red g-string was actually my cat's "toy".  if you look closely at it you can see how frayed & worn the material is.  if you could read the tag you'd see it's size 2X for a "robust" strumpet. this was for the Ruthie Roadwhore EP which only included the tracks listed below.  all my vocals & most of my instruments were recorded by me...alone.....in California with that chump ex-"partner" of mine nowhere in sight. Ruthie Roadwhore & Asa Nisi Masa were my tracks my concepts.  Digital Mandy (the weakest of the 3) was his.  DISCLAIMER: i had nothing to do with the "feel the need to get more fucked up & high" intro shit on Asa Nisi Masa.  i've always hated it but that's how that idiot rolls.  his musical prowess is at times as tacky as his chest hair & gold chains.  i will add that he's an excellent sound engineer though.  in other words he should stick to what he does best.

i actually received a phone call about switching my name to Ross Carella because it "looked better" which was all just fucking bullshit for it had already been sent to the printer that way.  STUDIOS:  Electrical Audio is Steve Albini's place Real World is Peter Gabriel's & you don't get any more legendary than Gateway Mastering.  Johnny Video is no longer with us R.I.P.  (sorry red text always looks like shit on the web for whatever reason)

Strap-On Sweetie was the only truly shitty experience i've ever had with music.  wasted years.  so much unfinished material that's just sitting in a computer somewhere rotting because Alex Gross a.k.a. Clifford Notes was a media hoarding alcoholic drug addict douche bag......honestly it's fucking PATHETIC.  i recorded the original demo for Ruthie Roadwhore in 2003 & this disc came out in 2007 if that gives you some idea what it was like working with that procrastinating cocksucker.  i gave up A LOT of money when i didn't dump him (as was suggested in those exact words by the deal maker) as part of the deal that was offered me & i went broke for a long time because of it.  live & learn.  Strap-On Sweetie was my name.  i came up with it in 2002.  Strap-On Sweetie did not even commence until early 2005 when i invited HIM to join.  i said these exact words: "WE CAN CALL IT STRAP-ON SWEETIE".  then what did he do ???  somewhere along the way he secretly incorporated the name behind my back so that i don't even own it.  he never even cared to mention that crucial detail or ask me if it was OK.  i think he's honestly the only person on Earth that i despise.  it's why i'm releasing so much material right now.  not only am i going to walk right over him but i'm playing a major game of catch-up as well....& as everyone can plainly see as clear as day:  NO ME = NO STRAP-ON SWEETIE.  

i'm through telling the nice version of the story or basically lying about the complete truth.  this isn't airing dirty laundry this is a public slicing of a throat that is/was long LONG overdue.  friends definitely make the worst enemies.

we were supposed to do an entire album of covers but as usual all i got out of it was Everyday Is Halloween & Strawberry Fields Forever.  both were released in late 2009.  so in early 2010 i gave it 6 more months.  people can change right ??? WRONG.  regardless of whatever self-serving lies he has spread about what happened there was no fight or big blow-up.  there was no one event.  i was just sick of his shit so i walked & have never regretted it for one second.  it's amazing how much my life improved once i disposed of that black cloud.  i would have loved to have bashed his head in but someone took care of it for me (in a completely unrelated incident).  in this case those fingernails truly did shine like justice.  any time he wants to play i will be here ready to bitch slap him any way he wishes.  

it's SO incredible to be able to make music again without having  to include the retarded child in the mix for the sake of being polite or have to consult him for his equally retarded opinion & approval.  music is fun again & my 18 releases since leaving in 2010 clearly highlight who the dead weight truly was.  good riddance Juido.  but then again we all know the window to your dinosaur ways is closing rapidly now don't we ??  who's "canned" now SWEETIE ?????

i had nothing to do with the video below except for my performance.  if i would have directed it i would have done a much better job i assure you all.  this was the result of my partner sticking his nose where it did not belong as usual.  i post this because Johnny Video who shot this is no longer with us.  he was a kind soul and i miss his enthusiasm for this music life. i wish i could get my hands on the Ruthie Roadwhore video footage & make something better than this happen but i probably never will as punishment for leaving and openly documenting my side of this story.  fuck it.  it's worth it.

c'est la fucking vie ====> NEXT.

the Strap-On Sweetie retrospective i compiled can be found HERE.


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           :: SITE UPDATED ::  July 22 2017

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what can i say = LISTEN TO THE SONGS.  push all the short attention span theater shit to the side and LISTEN. music is embedded all over this site.  let the albums & EPs play from start to finish.  they are not just collections of random songs. also my music is for that end of the night nightcap in headphones not background for the party.  i suggest you approach it that way & engage it in that setting and the rest is up to you.

 

if you are looking for predictable simpleton drivel meant to appease empty Ameri-con trash you are in the wrong place i assure you.  the bulk of your friends list on Facebook will help you out if that is the mirror you seek. click that red link now and get your worthless tacky ass out of here QUICKLY.

 

i seek no press.  this website is receiving traffic from 140+ countries every month through word-of-mouth only.  there's no Facebook or YouTube whoring.  besides the United States the traffic has been incredible from Germany, France, Japan, Russia, UK, Australia, Canada, China, Italy, Spain, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Poland, Hungary, Sweden, Finland, Chile, and The Netherlands.  i want to thank all of you especially along with everyone else for listening, visiting, and whatever else.

 

my previous releases before the ones linked above are as follows: Chapter One was released May 18th 2013.  the Mrs. Produkt EP was released March 2nd 2013 & Der Schnitt was released February 9th 2013.  please go purchase them & support independence. you can name your price.  if you're broke put in $0 and take it for free with no strings attached.  i do not want your email.  i do not give a fuck about your "like".  i do not want to contact you.  what i want is for you to LISTEN.  click on any album cover to show you where you can download them.  COOL ??????????

 

 

BOTTOM FEEDER: THE SOCIALITE was released December 15th 2012.  this was my 6th full length album in 2012.  10 new tracks.

and this ever-evolving collection of covers is always FREE. click her to show you where you can download it now.

 

 

music as an industry is going to continue to reside in the gutter until more of you start caring for it properly again.  it's so PURR-fect that the Ameri-con way has sold so many on the notion that it's pointless to drop $10 on music but don't worry about doing the same thing at McDonald's a few times a week for glorified dog food.  that's COMPLETELY normal.

 

for now i only deal with Bandcamp because unlike iTunes i can keep it donation based.  i also deal with Bandcamp because they are the coolest & best company selling digital music on the web right now and they are aiding the cause not hurting it like iTunes.  PERIOD.  Bandcamp will covert your payment from almost any currency imaginable and you can get better quality downloads from them as well. you're not just helping me you're helping so many others including the audience of any genre outside the pathetic and predictable mainstream industry that is as marginal and washed up as it has ever been.  i can not be more honest than that.

  

yes this site is 1st and foremost about my music but it is also about many of the other things that i love OR hate and anything else i feel like in between.  if you search through the menu you will find all of my (currently available) releases.  but you will also find some of my paintings & photography.

 

the Journals & Written Word links in the menu above are loaded with my writing.  i am constantly updating it as well as every other section of this site.

 

up above in this column check the date of the last update underneath my picture.  it will always be extremely current GUARANTEED.  as part of the audience i know music/band sites for the most part are PAINFULLY BORING, infrequently updated, & lacking content so i hope to present something much more interesting & extensive.  i guarantee that every day you return here you can/will find something new.

 

if you email me i'll answer.  it's a real simple process.  i respect people who participate not those who hide in their thinly veiled cyber corners playing their tired petty fame games.  to me there is absolutely zero mystique in that.  i'm a complete hermit by nature so 99% of you will most likely never get to know me in person anyway so here's a virtual part of me instead.  thank you for perusing.