Who Is Jade Sperry?
I come from Hamilton ON where I hated pretty much everything when I was growing up – school, idiot people, bullies, etc. I hated school the most since I was picked on for going through puberty very early in life, and other mindless things by jealous females.
I knew by the age of 12 that I wanted to be involved in music and that I was artistically inclined. I also love comic books and wanted to draw comics so I taught myself how to draw and took it from there.
After a lot of bad relationships I decided to move out of Ontario and went to Victoria BC in January of 1994. I had a friend at that time who had lived there and stayed with her and her Mom. What a revelation when I got off the plane in Victoria on January 4…I saw some mosquitoes! What!? Was I still in Canada?? Amazing.
In late 1994 I started working at Ticketmaster and that was a job where I learned many skills and met a lot of people in bands, theater, ice skating shows, etc. Some of the bands I met at this time are still friends with me today. I loved working there, lots of good times, parties, sleeping on the beach with a starry sky to lull you to sleep, wild ocean waves and many other beautiful things.
2007 – 2011
I started my company when I was hired by 2 photographers in 2007 to go with them on Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution tour. I learned a lot, meet some really cool people and had a good time.
I returned to Canada after that tour and I was hired as a temp worker in a hospital in the Lower Mainland shortly before I went on tour. At that time, I decided that I wanted to give back to the community I live in by helping out unsigned independent bands with writing and photography.
However, the hospital job ended up being toxic for me in so many ways that I don’t want to relive by writing them here. The people involved know who they are and what they did. And I know that karma has or will come to them and bring them down. I’ll never see it but I know it will happen.
I am now a freelance writer who does band interviews/reviews and live band photography. I’m very happy with that work and I really love it. I meet cool people, hear great music, have a few beers, write about what was going down and it also keeps me sane in an insane world.
Music and art have always kept me balanced, but, as always life moves on with or without you…
2011 -The reaper year.
Since the hospital job was going downhill fast, some crazy bitches thought that they could take over the entire department that I worked in and even the Managers were at their mercy. I have no respect for people who bully others and for Managers that have no spine. So, I was basically driven out of there by health issues that turned into a life threatening reaction to medication I was taking in order to attempt to go back to work. It was then I knew that I was destined to leave that horrible place and do something constructive for myself.
The picture above shows how devastating an allergic reaction can be on the human body. Please people, make sure you have control on your health!! Don’t take pills you don’t need or something like this can happen to you.
And now here we are in 2013. We all survived the Mayan Calendar foretold destruction of our planet and personally my life has now come 360. I realize how important life is and to get it right the 5th time. I’ve almost died 4 times but I believe because I am a Leo (a lion) that I have used 4 lives up and I have 5 left.
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You can find me on Supernova.com and on Twitter. Don’t be shy in asking for help. If you need help with Publicity, booking agents, reviews of all kinds, media networking and photography, contact me to discuss your options.
And finally….I want to thank each and every one of you who come here – music to me is emotional and passionate. Thank you all.
I’m also a big horror movie fan, and love zombies in particular. On Halloween 2009, my BFF Charity, her husband Ryan and myself went out to see the musical Evil Dead (which was so cheesy). We were dressed as Zombies with pro makeup (courtesy of Amber). When we were on the train going to downtown Vancouver, so many people were just staring at us…..when we got downtown people began stopping us and taking our pictures, etc. Thousands of people took our photos and we were on local news channels! A 10 minute walk from the train to theater took us like 2 hours. Good thing we left early! A good time was had by everyone.