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The Queen of Tupperware

Posted on: September 8th, 2011 by Joe No Comments

Helen Waite is both a queen of tupperware and a drag queen extraordinaire, and hosts regular tupperware parties in San Francisco on the weekends. On weekdays Helen goes back to being Chaz Kujak, a male manager at a biotech company. See the full story here.


EBX: A Bus Named Larry

Posted on: October 6th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Larry Benson

Article by  Rachel Swan

John Benson is a congenital mensch. He turned his North Oakland house into a loosely structured co-op for seven people. He holds the deed to another house in Albion, Michigan, where friends go to do art projects and record noise albums. He has a day job fixing wheelchairs and driving disabled people home from medical appointments at Easy Does It Emergency Services. His mother used a wheelchair and he grew up helping her get around. Alms-giving is part of his natural constitution. Read more….

EBX: The Don’ts just do it

Posted on: October 6th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

The Don'ts

Article by Rachel Swan

Collectively, The Don’ts are an odd bunch. Guitarist Joe Don’t is the skinny, self-effacing hipster who looks like he could have been a centerfold in Paste Magazine. (Needless to say, he hates hipsters — always a dead giveaway.) Bassist JJ Don’t is the failed standup comedian-turned-Internet tech guy. He grew up playing in school bands, and knows all the modal scales by heart. Singer Jonny Don’t is famous for horrendously strange lyrics — like a line he dreamed up during a recent jam session about how “everybody’s mom works at the airport.” Drummer Ken Don’t dyes his hair in bright primary colors, but says that swimming-pool green is his natural hue. According to Joey, he’s kind of a man-witch. Read More…..

East Bay Express Cover: The Mighty Underdogs

Posted on: August 24th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

On a hot East Bay afternoon, several weeks ago I spent a bit of time photographing the super-trio, The Mighty Underdogs. Comprised of  the Gift of Gab (Blackalicious), Lateef the Truth Speaker (Latryx) and Headnotic of Crown City Rockers. Here’s the cover for the East Bay Express.

The Mighty Underdogs -EBX Cover

East Bay Express: Don’t Hurt ‘Em, R.O.D

Posted on: August 17th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Some recent work for the East Bay Express-

An Oakland R&B star turns mean-spirited lyrics into marketing genius.

By Rachel Swan


East Bay Express: Laughs Come Cheap at the Layover

Posted on: August 17th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

A recent photo shoot done for the East Bay Express-

Tuesday night stand-up becomes part of a nascent comedy renaissance in Oakland.

Story By Rachel Swan


East Bay Express Story-Bands of Courage and Consequence

Posted on: January 28th, 2010 by Joe No Comments

Story by Rachel Swan
Indie rocker Conan Neutron has colorful ways of describing George W. Bush’s former Deputy Chief of Staff, Karl Rove. He offered a few examples over beers at the Uptown Nightclub: “Master of lies and manipulation.” “A man with blood on his hands.” “Shameless tactician.” “Lying salesman.” “Gandalf behind the scenes.” “Unconscionable, soulless asshole.” That’s only the beginning. Neutron also faults Rove for “all these wars that we’re still embroiled in, our economy being screwed, and gay marriage being used as a wedge issue.” Then there’s that “porcine face,” which, according to Neutron, resists even the softest lighting or the finest airbrushing techniques….Read More

The Car Was Their Art Show-Shot for East Bay Express

Posted on: November 18th, 2009 by Joe 3 Comments
The Car Was Their Art Show shot for East Bay Express

The Car Was Their Art Show shot for East Bay Express

East Bay Express-Jesus Christ Superstar

Posted on: November 10th, 2009 by Joe No Comments
Taken for East Bay Express Nov. 10th 2009

Taken for East Bay Express Nov. 10th 2009

Jesus Christ Superstar Article @ The East Bay Express By Rachel Swan