When I was a teenager I used to hang out at the best record store ever - Wax Trax! Chicago was the most exciting place to be. They had the best music, and it was the epicenter of the punk/alternative (before it was alternative) music scene in the early 80's (they advised John Hughes on music for the brat pack movies).
I was always welcome there, and everyone was really great and fun.
|The cake being assembled.|
|The back of the cake.|
|The front of the cake, a replica of the old Wax Trax! store front.|
This is the cake made by the amazing Bleeding Heart Bakery, and not only did it absolutely capture the essence of Wax Trax!, it was delicious.
The stories I have about the things I did and the people I met are pretty incredible.
Anyhow, here are some photos of some of the people that meant so much to me when I was a young punk.
|Joe Shanahan of Metro and Mark Clifton|
|The incomparable Julia Nash and Larry Crandus doing the best robot dance ever!|
|Get down Larry!|
|A photobomb attempt.|
|Bill & I|
|Larry & I. I wore my infamous vintage monkey fur coat as a surprise for him.|
|My rock & roll girlfriends, H and D.|
|The Wax Trax! gang.|
So much fun, so many memories, so long ago.