Month: March 2024

Mar 31, 2024

Edsel Dope fan (listings) and More: Fanlisting Portal Opens!

As promised, I’ve got something fun for you today. Today marks the grand opening of the Fanlisting Portal! You might recall that awhile back I built the Edsel Dope and Dope fanlistings. (Imagine not having a place that you can declare that you are an Edsel Dope fan…) At the time, I launched them with a post right here. Well, I knew I was also applying for the Static-X and Wayne Static fanlistings. Ended up getting both, and since then I’ve completed our little fanlisting network. I kept quiet about fanlistings for a bit, in an effort to launch all four together (as I should have done in the first place, really). So now all four are officially launching today! Our fanlistings are connected to The Fanlistings Network, which is a directory for fanlistings.

Fanlistings? What are fanlistings?

What is a fanlisting, you ask? Here’s the description by The Fanlistings Network website: A fanlisting is simply an online listing of fans of a subject, such as a TV show, actor, or musician, that is created by an individual and open for fans from around the world to join. There are no costs, and the only requirements to join a fanlisting are your name and country. Fanlistings do not have to be large sites (although some are) – they are just a place where you can have your name listed along with other fans of the same subject. – The Fanlistings Network

So basically, a fanlisting is just a way for you to support a subject! There’s a big disclaimer about fanlistings that is worth mentioning, however: a fanlisting does not denote official recognition by a subject. No connection to any of the subjects of these fanlistings is claimed or implied.’s fanlistings are made by a fan, for fans!

Let’s go over the sites in the Fanlisting Portal:

No Regrets: the Edsel Dope fanlisting

edsel dope fan
Well… I mean we ARE Edsel Dope fan for a reason…

Blood Money: the Dope fanlisting

I was very pleased to get this fanlisting. Dope is my favourite band, so having this fanlisting really means a lot to me.

Machine: the Static-X fanlisting

Fan of the almighty Static-X? Why not join their fanlisting?

Keep Disco Evil: the Wayne Static fanlisting

Wayne’s fanlisting also serves as a mini tribute site!

I hope you enjoy our network of fanlistings, and I’d appreciate you joining if you’re a fan!

Mar 29, 2024
Cristina QOL Update: Mobile version

Hello, back with another quick site update! It’s a small QoL for! I was initially going to tack this onto my previous post but decided against it ultimately. I thought this little update deserves its own post! It’s a good one.


Mobile Compatibility: will now display as intended for mobile devices. The previous mobile display was not *terrible*, it was just rather plain and lacking the personality that I put into my work. In all honesty, it just wasn’t the experience I wanted our visitors to have. It bothered me greatly, and I wanted to make it right.  I know that a lot of our visitors are coming to us on mobile devices, and I apologise for not correcting this issue earlier. Your experience on the site should now be more cohesive with our desktop version.

EDF Photo: I’ve also corrected how EDF Photo displays on mobile. It’s now more in line with how I would like it to be presented. Again, my apologies for not fixing this sooner.

I hope with these mobile QoL updates, your experience is improved on As I said in my previous post, I’m working on something fun for the site! I do still plan on launching it this weekend, so I’ll definitely be back then to share it with you!


Mar 28, 2024

Small check in

Just checking in with you real quick today to let you know I’m working on a fun project for! I’ve been a bit quiet as a result, but I haven’t gone anywhere! I promise. Just been a little busy working on this new addition to the site. I’m hoping to launch it this weekend, and I honestly can’t wait to show you.

I’ll be back with a proper update then, but just wanted to touch base with you to keep you in the loop! I’ll see you this weekend.

xx Cristina

Mar 23, 2024

Edsel Dope in Evil Disco movie – CONFIRMED!

Edsel Dope is confirmed to be in the upcoming Static-X movie “Evil Disco”! The trailer for the film was released today, which is the 25 year anniversary of the band’s iconic classic “Wisconsin Death Trip”. Edsel is shown in the trailer as one of the individuals giving commentary. No surprise there – Edsel has worked with Static-X as their producer and creative director for years.  He’s also been on the record many times stating that Wayne Static was a long time friend.

edsel dope in evil disco movie

My thoughts on the trailer:

I saw the notification on my phone and when I tell you I almost screamed in public… wow. What a huge piece of news for our Saturday!

I’ve seen a few documentaries about Static-X and Wayne in particular (100% of them being on Youtube). They leave me a bit conflicted, I’m not gonna lie. On one hand, I love that people are still interested in telling the story of Static-X. While yes, most people know me for being an eternal Dope hype woman, Static-X is a band that means just as much to me. On the other… I believe much of the reporting on the band (and Wayne) is opinion and not fact. As a fan of Static-X, I’ve always wanted to hear their story in their own words. It seems like we’ll get that, and then some. Very intriguing, that’s for sure.

Along with Edsel, it looks like we’ll also be hearing from Dave Navarro, Dino from Fear Factory, Lajon Witherspoon of Sevendust, and of course Ken, Tony and Koichi from Static-X. This movie looks like it is absolutely packed with superstars.

Would you like to see the trailer? Click here and you’ll be brought right to it. As always, if you aren’t subbed to Static-X already: like, subscribe and hit the notification bell so you never miss a video.

Mar 21, 2024

Happy Birthday, Edsel! wishes Edsel a very happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Edsel! We hope you have a wonderful day! You’re an inspiration to so many, and we’re so grateful you’ve shared your music with us. Thank you for everything. Here’s to you!

With much love and respect,

Your fans.

Mar 20, 2024

Edsel Dope Live! (Edsel Wins #4)

Welcome back to Edsel Wins! This is the series I’ve been using to celebrate everything awesome about Edsel Dope in the leadup to his birthday! Since the big day is tomorrow, this is the last in the series. We really don’t need any excuse to celebrate what’s awesome about Edsel. We’re, of course we’re gonna do the most to shore up fan support. But hey, it’s Edsel’s birthday. That’s a good reason to celebrate a bit harder, don’t you agree? Today’s topic is one I think fans are all in agreement with: Edsel is an incredible live performer. I love listening to Dope’s albums, but seeing Edsel Dope live and in person was definitely a bucket list wish for sure. He is amazing! Let’s break it down for you in our Edsel Wins finale.

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The Ultimate Rock Star

In my last Edsel Wins, I noted that I think Edsel is the ultimate rock star. I’ve been to a lot of concerts in my day, but I’ve never seen anyone work the room the way this dude does. Every eye, and everyone’s attention, is on him. Now, you could say “So what, Cristina? A lot of rockers are capable of holding an audience’s attention. That’s not unique to Edsel.” And to a point, you’d be correct. There are indeed a lot of rockers who have the ability to hold people’s attention. Kind of hard to make a career in music if people don’t want to watch you! But I used that phrasing deliberately to tell you this:

There is a difference between being watchable, and being charismatic.
There is a difference between a rocker, and a rock star.

A watchable performer gets your attention because they are occupying a space on a stage. You watch them because they are there. A charismatic performer commands your attention because nothing else in the room is as compelling as they are. As I said, there’s a difference between a rocker and a rock star. There are plenty of watchable rockers, but not too many charismatic rock stars. That’s something you can’t teach, either. You either have “it”, or you don’t. And Edsel has it – that star quality, that “there he is!” sort of allure. There’s plenty of concerts I’ve seen where Edsel puts his skill at working the entire room on full display: one performance stands out to me which I’ll link here.

Dope – Live in Saint Petersburg 2014 (@HighDecibels) Highly recommend this creator – tons of awesome concerts on their channel!

Edsel Dope live is pretty glorious. When you stop and take a look at this performance, you see someone confident, who knows what he’s doing. Who not only entertains, but takes us with him. And we in turn don’t want to take our eyes off him, because nothing else in the room could possibly compare!

Edsel Wins Day Four: Done! That’s a wrap!

This might be our last day for Edsel Wins, but tomorrow is Edsel’s birthday! And you better believe we’re marking this occasion on EDF. We’re here to support and celebrate Edsel all year long, but especially now. Looking forward to seeing you here too!

Mar 19, 2024

Edsel Dope, Style Icon? Hell yes. (Edsel Wins Part 3)

Hello hello, and welcome back to our series Edsel Wins as we celebrate our icon’s birthday month! Edsel Wins is a series where we share all the reasons why Edsel Dope is amazing! You might look at this title and think I’ve gone nuts. Edsel Dope, Style Icon? We all know Edsel as rock royalty, but today I contend that he is indeed a true style icon. No, his style might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you hear his name, but hear me out!

I’ve always said Edsel is the ultimate rock star. You literally could not make someone better than this dude if you tried.  He has the talent, the charisma, and of course, the right look! But… is he a style icon? I think so. What does it actually mean to have iconic style, though? The style app Indyx says the following:

A fashion icon is someone whose style is unique, can be easily recognized, and makes an impact. People with iconic style are so distinctly recognizable that when you see items that they would wear, you think of them.

I bet when you think of Edsel, a certain look comes to mind. Just as you wouldn’t mistake his voice for someone else, his style is also uniquely his. At its heart, its very simple. I’ve always been a fan of having tried and true staple pieces in my wardrobe, and it seems Edsel follows this formula as well! He tends to stick to certain things: black shirts (with or without details or branding), black trousers, minimal accessories. But they are distinctive pieces that are worn in such a way, you automatically associate them with him. From his appearance in Blood Money wearing that black suit, to the dayglo brilliance of Maniac, to Misery’s sleek too cool for you vibes, Edsel has definitely worn his fair share of memorable looks!

That being said, there’s so much that encompasses iconic style. Style is more than what you wear, it’s how you wear it. You could be wearing head to toe Chanel, but if you don’t have the confidence and attitude to pull it off and make it your own, you aren’t wearing the clothes. The clothes are wearing you. It’s not just about having the right look – you need to make an impression! And if there’s one thing you can say about Edsel, he is truly an original. He is utterly unforgettable.

Sounds like a style icon to me!

edsel dope style

Edsel Wins Day 3: Done!

As an Edsel fansite, we love talking about all the aspects that make Edsel fantastic! Seriously, if you don’t love this guy by now, I don’t know what to tell you. Actually, that’s not true. I do know what to tell you. Stick with us, as we celebrate Edsel’s birthday month all March long! And tomorrow, we share our last Edsel win before his big day!


Mar 18, 2024

The Music of Edsel Dope (Edsel Wins Part 2)

Welcome back to our series Edsel Wins! We’re posting support and positivity for Edsel every day until his birthday! It’s my hope with this series, long term admirers and new ones too will celebrate all the reasons why it’s pretty damn awesome to be an Edsel fan. Today’s win focuses on what an incredibly talented musician he is. This is: the music of Edsel Dope.

Many fans of Dope note that their music is very underrated by the musical mainstream. Or, conversely, that they are pegged into one small box and that’s where they have remained. So let’s explore that idea today. Are you ready? I am too, so let’s jump right in!

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A Diverse Talent

Sometimes when I mention Edsel, people say something along the lines of “Oh, isn’t he the Die MF Die guy?”. Yes, that would be him, and don’t get me wrong! I like that song, it’s awesome. But it is barely scratching the surface of an intriguing catalogue of music.

With the release of Group Therapy in 2003, Dope fans saw the tracks “Sing” and “Easier” show a more vulnerable and melodic side to the band. Though this was called a departure, I tend to think of it as just another side of a complex artist. Art isn’t linear: there’s always room to explore, evolve and show different sides of yourself. That’s what makes music interesting! Think of how boring music would be if everyone stayed in one narrow lane. Never deviating, never trying new things. How depressing.

Subsequent albums have also run a gamut in terms of tone and style, most notably with Blood Money Part Zer0. From the uncompromising and relentless No Respect, to the EDM tinged Dead World and Lovesong, to the brutal ferocity of Wide, it’s a record that shows how diverse Edsel’s talent really is. It does seem like he can do whatever style he puts his mind to, and show different sides of himself while still remaining authentic to his vision.

Edsel has never been hesitant to take his music in directions people wouldn’t expect. Not only are Dope’s musical releases proof of this, but Drama Club’s as well. Quite simply: Edsel plays the music he loves, and doesn’t worry about unnecessary stuff like labels or fitting into one specific style.

Let it be said, I am no professional reviewer. I’m simply a fan that appreciates when artists I love try new things. Edsel has been a massive inspiration to me creatively, as has his fearless approach to doing what he loves.

Edsel Wins Day Two: Done!

The music of Edsel Dope reflects an artist unafraid to experiment with his sound. And we vibe with that big time here at Stay right with us as we count down Edsel Wins in the leadup to his birthday on the 21st!

Mar 17, 2024

Edsel Wins Part One: Our Versatile King!

In our continuing celebration of Edsel’s birthday month, I will be doing a short series every day until the 21st called Edsel Wins! Edsel Wins will celebrate everything we love about the amazing Edsel Dope every day until his birthday! You know we adore our versatile king here, but do you realize just how multi talented he actually is? As if being a rock icon isn’t enough, there are so many facets to his legendary career!

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An Impressive Resume:

  • Music Legend: Without a doubt, Edsel is best known for being the vocalist for the band Dope. With Dope, he has created seven studio albums and this alone would be enough to cement his place in music history. But he hasn’t stopped there. With Drama Club, he pivoted in an entirely different direction and conquered the EDM world. His music has been everywhere from the WWE, to original compositions for sports programs to appearing on movies and TV. You might have heard his work and not even realized it!
  • Director: Music legend not enough for you? How about the fact that he also directs? Edsel has directed many of Dope’s videos, creating a cinematic style and vision that is almost instantly recognizable. He has also directed videos for Static-X, bringing his talents (and that of Ecco Studios) to the forefront. Everything that Edsel directs has his undeniable polish and attention to detail, making his work absolutely stunning to behold.
  • Media Entrepreneur: All that, AND he’s owner of a media empire? Hell yeah! Edsel is COO and owner of Ecco Studios, a 3D/4D capture stage in Los Angeles. Their client list is a veritable who’s who of glittering names: industry superstars like Industrial Light and Magic, Epic Games (who developed Unreal Engine, by the way), Sony Interactive Entertainment and of course, EA. They’ve also worked with Skydance Media, an American film company known for one of my greatest cinematic Roman Empires, Annihilation. (So many questions and no answers to be found! Gah!) Anyway, I digress. Edsel has the sort of clientele in this business that would make basically any company green with envy. You don’t get that sort of pedigree without a lot of hard work and a LOT of talent.

Edsel Wins Day One: Done!

With that, we bring Day One of Edsel Wins to a close. I hope this has given you some insight into Edsel’s brilliant career and how incredibly diverse it is. Keep coming back every single day until the 21st for more Edsel Wins as we celebrate everything we love about Edsel!

Mar 15, 2024

Gallery update (Dope – Hold On) and more!

We’re getting closer and closer to Edsel’s birthday! And we’re not slowing down even a little bit with the celebrations. We’re starting off strong with the addition of a new gallery (Dope – Hold On) and moving right into updates to the Graphic Archive. Let’s hop right into it!

dope hold on


  • 54 screencaps added to the gallery for Dope – Hold On. Major oversight on my part for not adding this gallery sooner. I actually really like this video, it portrays Edsel in a bit of a different way than other releases. You know we love our versatile king!

Graphic Archive Updates

  • One new wallpaper added. I’ve been refreshing the Graphic Archive a bit, and what better time to do it really? To view the other wallpapers click here! (This wallpaper will save as full size, should you save it)

Assorted GIFs Added

No previews for this one – just head straight for the galleries. All GIFs are bundled so that they display one at a time. No yeeting your computer out the window due to slow loading times today! To save, simply scroll until you find the one you want. Then press the Download button at the top of the gallery.

In tour news – the Machine Killer Tour returns April 26th as Dope joins the almighty Static-X and Sevendust! Have you gotten your tickets yet?! Click here for info and how to purchase. You do NOT want to miss this tour! This is essentially a dream team, and I can attest this show is absolutely incredible. Don’t think about it – if they’re coming to your town, just go! Honestly, I would have seen this show twenty more times if that was an option.

That’s about it for this update! I hope you’re enjoying these mega updates as much as I am. There’s still a lot of March left, so there’s more to come.