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Kate Miotto
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Artist, Author, Poet, Freelance Writer, Gamer
Interests: Painting, Writing, Research, reading, PS2 & PSP gaming, WoW gaming, walking, good friends, my cat: Boo
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ETA: Since the miniature Fernandes signature hide guitars sold long ago, the link to them is no longer active. Here's what they looked like: In my best Veruca Salt voice: "I want it Daddy and I want it NOW!" LOL Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
The following is a polished, re-print of my article originally found in ALT: Rock Culture and Lifestyle Magazine, Spring Issue, 2009, Volume 1. I want everyone to be able to read it, not just those who bought a copy. I retain all rights to this 'review'. If you find any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
The following is a polished, updated re-print of my article originally found in ALT: Rock Culture and Lifestyle Magazine, Spring Issue, 2009, Volume 1. I want everyone to be able to read it, not just those who bought a copy. I retain all rights to this 'review'. If you find... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
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One of a million things my mother bequeathed to me is my love of music. On October 3rd, 2010, I got to see my favourite, international band of all time, X Japan. Before leaving for the concert, like any young person, I spoke with my Mom about it. All my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
The following is a compilation of my experiences and family reports on the last 2 weeks of my mother's life. I am the chronicler of this event. Although my daughter and I were the primary attendants, we were not present for the entire time. Since the event was not yet... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2010 at Ragged Grace
...here: JRockin' Granny at Blogspot and staying at Typepad. I love typepad and am familiar with the interface, but I don't think it fair a person needs to join the site to leave a comment and so, I bid TP adieu. I will not be exporting my files, but will... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
At New York City's NYCC '10, Marvel, Yoshiki and Stan Lee announced they are making a motion comic together. It will be a music/super hero comic book series that will be translated into many languages and adapted into a motion comic ala Ironman Extremis found here: Marvel introduces Motion Comics... Continue reading
Posted Oct 10, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
And the hits just keep coming. In a tour plagued by consistent sound problems, one thing remains obvious, the fans don't care and last night's crew at Massey Hall in Toronto made that abundantly clear. Sound issues be damned, the audience was in the presence of X Japan greatness and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
The smallest attendance so far on X Japan's seven show tour, the crowd on Wednesday, October 6th made up for the low numbers by sharing their infinite love for X Japan. Processed through lines segrated by gender, suffering purse checks and pat downs, pulled out of line for chains on... Continue reading
Posted Oct 7, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
As so often happens, I was introduced to The Fury when someone sent me a link to their music on Myspace. As I always do when I receive a message, I slipped over to their site and had a listen. By the end of the first song: Beauty Queen, I... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
Congratulations to Dani and Selviö of Stillborn DIZ for their shared release on Retro Virus Records' "Mundus Patet". Sounds like it is going to be an awesone disc. Featured artists are: Finger Painted Death; dakuu; Stillborn DIZ and The Death Sound. Retro Virus Records on MySpace Stillborn DIZ on MySpace... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
ETA: It seems Vancouver ROCKS: Vancouver gives best show yet To say that October 03, 2010 was a night to remember is an understatement: by 9 p.m. X Japan were only feet away from me and stayed there for a solid 2 hours; at 12 midnight I was gobsmacked by... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
The Seattle show at the Paramount must have been one hell of a party because it took a couple of days for the fans to recuperate enough to post reports. There was a dearth of coverage other than a short interview with Yoshiki appearing in The Seattle Times in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
1: A short live report from @jrockrevolution on Twitter: JRR Report on Sept. 28 Oakland show , and... 2: Jersey Beat's Deborah J. Draisin's coverage of her and Justine Perez's delightful two on one interview with Yoshiki: Art of Life and the City Lights Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
X Japan's 2nd concert on September 28th, at the Fox Theatre in Oakland, has not been as well covered as their debut at the Wiltern, but the discussions coming out of this debut tour are both engaging and fascinating. Speculative articles are popping up all over the internet, some with... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
Kate Miotto is now following Shelley Muntau
Sep 26, 2010
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Oh to have been at this debut performance for this tour. Well I will be at the October 3rd performance in Vancouver. I have the full playlist now thanks to live report from @jockrevolution on twitter and the fans who attended from the X Freaks Forums. There has been very... Continue reading
Posted Sep 26, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
Tonight, the Godfathers of JRock and the Visual Kei scene play their debut concert of their First North American Tour at the Wiltern on Wilshire Blvd in LA; their second North American appearance. Their first was earlier this year in Chicago at Lollapalooza, August 07th. Driving past the Wiltern last... Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2010 at J-Rockin' Granny
Kate Miotto is now following Walt Grayson
Sep 25, 2010
Kate Miotto is now following .tiff
Sep 25, 2010
Kate Miotto is now following Marilyn
Sep 25, 2010
Kate Miotto is now following Lisa Johnson
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Kate Miotto is now following A Beautiful Mess
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