Oh. My. God. It. Has. Been. For. Ever.

Where to begin? I guess I’ll start at DECEMBER 2011, where I last left off!

So, in the last post, I talked about what a huge project the Hologram video was going to be. Well, big doesn’t even begin to describe it. This project began in October of 2011 and will have taken more than a year to complete by the time it’s done. “More than a year to make one music video? That sounds a little crazy!” Well, that’s because it IS a LOT crazy. But that’s what happens when you make one video that has 25 shoot days, 7 celebrity cameos, countless cast and crew members, endless amounts of props and locations, and on and on. Each shoot day took about 2 weeks to prepare for, so add that up and you’ve got a year of production. Now we’re in the editing phase, and it seems we’ll be there until the end of our days, even though that’s not true.

With a project like this on our plates, it’s a miracle we got anything else done this year, and yet somehow, we did! We had awesome New York shows, headlined Kentucky Pride (where I crowdsurfed for the first time–awesome!!), appeared on Oxygen’s Jersey Couture and VH1’s Big Ang, released our music video for “Invincible,” organized the release (FINALLY) of our debut EP, Queens, which drops on October 23, and now we’re planning all the rest of the EP’s music videos, to be released throughout the first half of 2013. It just never ends.

Some of the highlights of this year include:

-having Kevin Allison of MTV’s The State and the RISK! podcast in our video

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-Janeane Garofalo coming over to my house to film her part of the video and then staying a half hour after filming was done to watch our other videos at my desk and talk to me about comedy and politics at length

-getting an email from Kerri Kenney with the part of the Hologram video she contributed

-the fans in Kentucky erupting after every little thing we did in our show there

-having our fans around the world tell us how much they loved the “Invincible” video

…and on and on. It’s been a great year. I just can’t wait for 2013, when we’ll finally be able to get back on the road in earnest after all this crazy work!

And to update you all more regularly!

Wow, I can’t believe it, but time passes so fast and I’ve been so busy with XELLE stuff that I haven’t been able to stop and tell you about everything that’s been going on for two and a half weeks! Here are some awesome videos that will get you up to speed on what’s been going on with us:

Our song, Party Girl, played on MTV!

http://media.mtvnservices.com/mgid:uma:video:mtv.com:616133

We did another huge club tour, hitting three spots in one night, including Quo, where we opened for Lil’ Kim! Check out the video below:
I made a webisode about how our dresses were made:
And we were photographed on the red carpet with Johnny Weir at his book release party!
Now, we’re REALLY hard at work putting our first music video together, so I gotta get back to work on that. We’re having a ton of fun! 🙂

XELLE with Keith Edwards at Elmo

Wow, sorry for the lag in updates! Stuff with XELLE has been craaaazy! I finally understand what people mean when they say they have no time for a boyfriend, because now I really feel that way myself! I am sooooo busy working on XELLE stuff all the time, as are all of the girls.

Last night we did our first XELLE “blitzkrieg,” in which we hit 5 clubs in one night to perform our first single, Party Girl, and get the DJs to play it. We performed at Therapy, Barracuda, Club 57, Rush and The Cock. It was exhausting but SO much fun! People loved our performance and I am just so glad to be back on stage I can’t even tell you. I was feeling almost depressed about the fact that I hadn’t been on stage for real since our October performance at the Glammys, so it was great to get back into my element. Performing always reminds me that doing this is my destiny and the only way I can be truly happy.

We also had a huge entourage with us all night, so it felt really awesome and professional and chaotically fun. We had a photographer, videographer, Mimi’s manager, our producer, our designer, our publicist and a friend of ours who also took photos and videos the whole time. I’ll be editing some of that footage into webisodes for us to share on our YouTube channel very soon!

The whole night was just an avalanche of awesome falling on our heads from start to finish, so I’ll try to sum it up in random fun moments I remember:

-Getting interviewed by Keith Edwards for Fab.com

-Getting filmed as we drove around stuffed into little cars with very big outfits, ran down streets with no coats on in 25 degree weather, performed on stages and bars, met fans, and generally caused a scene

-Having the legendary Acid Betty introduce us on the balcony of Club 57

-Performing at Club 57 with hundreds and hundreds of people watching all around us

-Running into my friends Jay DiFeo and Lucas Mirvois at the Club 57 performance and seeing how excited they were about the performance

-The way the crowd went WILD for us at Rush and was singing along with us by the second chorus

-Deciding to get up on the bar at The Cock and perform last minute

-Feeling like we have arrived and this is all real and it’s only going to get bigger, better and crazier!

Watch for more VERY EXCITING news very soon!!