Sunday, October 17, 2010


Yay it's metal time!!!

For those of you who have followed my career you would be well aware of the death metal bands I used to sing for. One of those bands was instrumental in me actually coming out to transition funnily enough even though it's content is quite disgusting. FMC or Filthy Maggoty Cunt was created back in 1999 by myself being fed up with the music industry mass producing crap with no substance. FMC was a death metal / grindcore band who's lyrics were over the top and vile on so many levels. We set out to offend everybody we possibly could, and we did!

FMC started out just me and my Playstation as the drumkit. I put together a handful of songs and hit a recording studio creating the debut CD "Sadomasadistikwankore". With songs like The Story of the Sadistik Seagul Fucker, Pure Anal and Leperleptic the CD got alot of interest very quickly. The real clinker was the marketing online for FMC. Our website was updated daily with so much silly crap that we instantly got a cult following. Our CD was banned in a few countries and it was time to book some shows.

I enlisted the services of some good friends, we wore a bunch of silly costumes, barely practiced the songs and before long we were touring interstate. The whole band was intended to be a joke from the start and all the way through the next few years we treated it as a big joke on everybody who actually liked the band. Most of our shows we performed in drag, I quickly became known as a shemale which was cool for me because it opened the door for me to actually transition.

We faked fights onstage, did tribute nights on boybands, acoustic shows, drag shows... You name it we did it. We offended minority groups and received alot of hate mail from Christian groups which made me laugh even harder. FMC released serveral demo's and split ep's, toured in Australia and today have a whole swag of hilarious photo's and videos from our time together. In 2003 I moved to Sydney so the band was over until 2006 I reformed FMC for one night only which was a barrel of laughs and chaos. Even today it's still possible we will reform and do something live again as is the chance of me releasing a new FMC CD in the future.

So I've decided to re-release the debut CD on iTunes with new artwork, totally remastered and with 5 bonus tracks. You can always head to our myspace to see just what all the frivolity was all about or just download the CD. GET IT HERE from iTunes for $16.99 AUD.

Hope you enjoy the walk down my metal memory lane...

Until next time..

Do What Makes You Happy! - Jade Starr x

More DreadCircus CD's available from iTunes.

Hey groovers,

Not only can you download the "Gender Optimized 2.0" CD online but I've also digitally re-released the first two DreadCircus recordings "Word & Music" and the ep "DC". Both CD's are available through iTunes, Amazon, Napster, Zune, Rhapsody and many others shortly. It feels great to finally have all my DreadCircus CD's available online so I can focus ahead on the new CD I'm working on.

Don't forget also to add me on the new iTunes social networking group PING where you can leave reviews for my music, follow what I'm listening to and get up to the minute info on my gigs and releases. The more reviews I can get the more chance of getting some interest from labels for the new CD, so please leave your comments I'll love you forever.

No longer can you buy physical copies of my first 2 DreadCircus CD's only digitally as I wont be pressing any more due to CD's almost being dead. So jump over to iTunes and hear the CD's from my early transition period compared to my last CD.

Don't forget you can always download my tunes from my widget located to the right hand side of this blog. Click the buy button and it will direct you straight to my iTunes page. You can also use the widget to check out my latest shows, follow my tweets and watch my youtube videos. Give it a try!!

Until next time..

Do What Makes You Happy - Jade Starr x

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

From Metal to Maternal Web Novel ONLINE!

For those of you who missed out on my Rock Cabaret Show From Metal to Maternal which toured, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide fear not as the show has just been released as an online web novel. For those of you who really want to know the entire story about me this is the place to go.

The web novel contains most of the dialog from the show, music and the video media which streamed on stage all in a handy booklet. I thought I would try something different to go along side the new DreadCircus website update in readyness for the NEW CD and the dates that are coming up from November.

Hope you enjoy the web novel

Until next time..

Do What Makes You Happy - Jade Starr x

DreadCircus Digital Downloads

Finally DreadCircus "Gender Optimized 2.0" CD is available via digital downloads.
This week the CD was released on iTunes, Napster, LastFM, AmazonMP3 and ZUNE.
In the next few weeks you will also be able to download the CD from IMVU, Myspace Music, Nokia, Rapshody and a whole bunch more. Also I will be releasing the other 3 albums over the next month also digitally for those who missed out on the first time around.

Just click the preferred link from above to buy your copy or go directly to the DreadCircus website.

Until next time..

Do What Makes You Happy - Jade Starr x

DreadCircus is back!!!!!

After a long stint away from DreadCircus instead investing my time into my show From Metal to Maternal which was draining to say the least. I've finally begun work on the 5th DreadCircus studio album with a working title of "gOS 3.0" - Gender Operating System 3.0. I'm not sure if it will be an EP or a full length album I guess as it progresses will be the decided of such fate. The new music is quite a departure from the last albums as I've decided to instead play more the music I actually listen to. It's sounding so far like a bizarre mix between Mr Bungle, Slayer, Muse, Bjork and Gotye. You can listen to some sample on the news link from the new improved website.

Yes you read right I've actually given the entire website a complete overhaul which is very exciting. I totally deleted the old website and started from scratch and I'm sure you will find it quite user friendly. Well that is if you can view flash (Damn you Apple iPhone). If you can't well don't worry as the HTML version is not far behind so keep your eyes peeled.

To get to the website click one of the links below.

Until next time..

Do What Makes You Happy - Jade Starr x

Sunday, September 5, 2010

My obsession with iProducts.

If it's an electronic product that has an "i" at the beginning of it you can almost guarantee I own one. Yes I'm speaking of my fave topic Apple products. My first iProduct was an iPhone 3G back in 2008. I waited till the madness of it's release here in Australia had subsided laughing at all of the idiots lining up at midnight to get their precious little gadget before I got mine. Who would have known 2 years later I'd be doing the same thing to get my hands on the iPhone 4?

From the moment I unboxed my iPhone 3G I fell in love with it's amazing design and ease of use. I never got into the SMS revolution as I found the endless button mashing to be a chore and would always much rather just call somebody. Come to think of it I never really got into mobile phones that much as they were all pretty crappy. Getting an iPhone 3G got me back into listening to music. As a musician I had become quite jaded toward the music industry because of all the never ending crap artists that flooded the market. I began to sort through all my old CD's and then searching the net finding stuff I used to listen to in my teens and 20's and before long my music collection was back in tact and everyday my trusty iPhone was pumping tunes into my ears wherever I went.

Not only did I get back into music but another passion of mine had been rekindled, that being video games. Since breaking up with Erik I no longer had a Playstation so my iPhone became my games console and over the few short years iPhone has been around let me tell you the standard of games have developed into something quite incredible. Now for those of you who live in Sydney and catch public transport there is nothing better than zoning out into a hand held device with music and video games to break away from the endless array of zombies staring into the void traveling to work on a mobile morgue each morning.

Add into those features a bit of social networking like Facebook, Twitter, Myspace, MSN, Skype, Email and even Blogger trust me you are never bored. Not only has my iPhone come in handy traveling to work but on those long train trips going to Newcastle to see Mindy's family pass the 3 hour trip away nicely.

Oh yeah I almost forgot it's an awesome phone also LOL. I must admit the phone is the most underused function on my iPhone as there is so much else to do on it. So when I first got my iPhone I decided like many others to jailbreak the device to really make it my own. Apple have long tried to stop people jailbreaking their devices by labeling us all as hackers which is so very far from the truth.

Jailbreaking is not hacking! In short to jailbreak an iDevice is to open up the device to personal customizations like backgrounds, ringtones and adding applications that Apple wont approve because of partnerships they have with providers and alike. Jailbreaking is no longer considered illegal in the US but Apple remain vigilant restricting iDevice users from jailbreaking with every iOS update they release. The cat and mouse game will continue as long as they continue to play. Honestly I wouldn't want my iPhone if I couldn't jailbreak it as half of the cool stuff that makes it so awesome would be gone.

Whilst I was working at Salmat I actually won a iPod Nano for reaching targets on a campaign and Mindy also won an iPod Touch for great results. So we were beginning to build up quite a collection of Apple products it was like they were breeding. I was so glad Mindy got her first taste with the iPod Touch. Since she won it she rarely even uses her laptop anymore as all of her social networking stuff is available via her iPod.

Then in July Apple finally released the iPhone 4 and before you could blink there we were lining up with all of the other geeks for our new devices. We lined up from 9:30pm and walked out around 2am with a nice shiny iPhone 4 16GB. Sadly I actually wanted a 32GB but they sold out within 10 minutes. Luckily a day after getting the phone Mindy decided she wanted one also so I ordered a 32GB and gave her my 16GB one week later when my new iPhone 4 arrived. Not long after Mindy gave her iPod Touch away to her sister as it just pales in comaprison just like my old 3G.

I guess you could say we are Apple whores as between us we have 4 iDevices and are currently shopping for a Macbook and an iPad LOL. What can I say I love my iDevices they keep me in touch with everybody, I can advertise my music stuff, listen to my fave music, zone out to video games and a whole list of other stuff that just makes life a little more fun at the end of the day.

Currently I'm playing some awesome games you might like to check out like... Spider-Man, Mirror's Edge, Dexter, Prince of Persia (Warrior Within), Splinter Cells, Dead Runner, Gangster, GTA, Dragon's Lair and Space Ace to name a few faves. The iPhone 4 is fucking cool on so many levels. It never slows down, multitasking rocks and the issues that were published about the death grip antenna have NEVER been an issue the 2 months I've owned mine. So if you are thinking of getting one do it as you wont be disappointed!

I <3 my iDevices!!!

Until next time..

Do what makes you happy - Jade Starr x

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Welcome to my blog

Well I Thought it was about time I began writing a blog again. This blog will be a place to keep up to speed with my music, writing, views and everyday goings on in my life.

Hopefully you the reader will get something out of my writings here as I expect it to be a wild ride. I expect many of you will disagree with my ramblings and some will agree. This is just the kind of thing I'm expecting and hope happens.

In closing, I'm really looking forward to having a space I can vent with you all.

Until my next post...

Do what makes you happy - Jade Starr x