2015: The Worst Year of My Life

You might think I've lived a charmed life. This couldn't be further from the truth. I've  been in prison at the hands of crooked police, almost killed by tuberculosis, an screwed by my former business partners, whom without me they would not exist.

But nothing could be worse than 2015!!

Hands down, worst year of my life.

Before anybody gets their panties in a bunch and wants to call lawyers and sue. Here is exactly what I'm worth. The Apple stocks are long gone and I think I have a bit of change on my dresser. I'm not going to take this blog down — so, fuck you in advance!

My net worthI am digressing, let's start this year where it all began…

Jason Quinlan last New Year's Eve
Exactly one year ago, I went to the Rainbow to celebrate New Year's Eve with the singer from my band. I think I was drugged. So did his girlfriend. I distinctly remember asking the bartender for my jacket and keys to get in my house shortly after midnight because I didn't feel right. She was mad because I wasn't staying till the end of her shift, so I wound up hanging around until I was almost murdered by some Hell's Angel. I  couldn't get a cab on Sunset looking like I'd been shot, so I walked over 10 miles to Studio City through the back roads.

I wish I had written this chronologically, because about three years ago I sustained a a more severe head injury. I was at Chris and Ally Haze's pool/porn party with my ex-girlfriend. It was way the hell out in Canyon Country. Around 8 o'clock we wanted to leave, mostly because they had run out of alcohol and we were bored. My girl took me into the garage, I didn't know why, but I guess she wanted to have some fun. Unbeknownst to me, she had locked the door and Chris Hayes (who is a giant steroided out motherfucker) busted it down and blindsides me with a punch to the jaw. The punch wasn't what did the real damage. I split my head open and leaked my brains all over his garage floor. After that I don't remember anything, next that I woke up in the hospital in Burbank and a doctor was telling me to call my immediate family because I was bleeding internally from my brain and had suffered the worst type of stroke possible. In the meantime, Chris Hayes called the police and and tells them I had ran around the party with a pair of scissors trying to cut him. To make it really realistic, he punched a bunch of mirrors, so when the police came, he could shows cuts on his hands. I asked several of my “porn people friends” if they could give a statement telling the truth, but none of these spineless motherfuckers would make one. For the record, I don't believe in going to the police for anything. Problem is, he went there first! If you're reading this and thinking I'm talking about you: FUCK YOU: GET AIDS AND DIE. Looking back, I should have walked to the end of his driveway and called for an ambulance, but somebody gave me a ride home. I suffered permanent front-temporal brain damage, I speak with a stutter ever since. I also got buried in hospital bills. Recently, I noticed alcohol effects me differently. So I don't drink anymore. One of my band mates was at that party, knew what happened, but just decided to stay and have fun with the guy.

Real “bro” move.

Bro.

The whole reason of writing what is above, is to make the point I can not afford any more head injuries.

I spent most January trying to recover. It took me a couple of months to finally get back on my feet, so all I did was work. By this time, the pittance my bullshit ass business partners gave me as “severance” was long gone and I was behind on my house payments.

I put my dream home up for sale. The idiot realtor I hired did an open house that was just supposed to be for other realtors and brokers. I figured he would know everyone there and I wouldn't have to worry about anything. One of the “realtors” went into the drawers in my room and stole $12,000 worth of belongings including a Breitling watch which I loved.


So finally, I figure it's time to try to go out to network and get my business going. I kick anyone's ass at traffic, SEO and marketing. Unfortunately, my old business partners had smeared my name so badly that the only way I could get work was through a few people who still had faith in me, so I worked on projects for far less than I'm worth to prove I wasn't a degenerate. I haven't let a client down yet. I decided to go to the Phoenix Forum to make my “comeback.” I ran into two of my former partners and one of my ex-employees. I didn't say anything to my old business partners, I just ignored them. My ex-employee, who I was still on good terms with, I said hi to him and we went into the bar for drinks. While we were sitting there, I kept noticing {Ex-Business Partner One} keep peeking in the door every five minutes. Eventually, she came in and said he had to go, so I walked out.

As we departed, I stated, “{Ex-Employee}, you are cool {Ex-Business Partner One} you are not cool, and {Ex-Business Partner Two} you are a fat fuck.” I was holding a cocktail napkin folded into a paper airplane. I threw it, it landed on my Chuck Taylors, and started to walk away.

I was kind of shocked, because {Business partner two} was a bit older and out of shape, he got up and said, “Jay, I am going to kick your ass myself.” Even if he hit me, I wouldn't have hit him back. I'm not into elder abuse. It took two seconds to realize how he'd become so emboldened. Before he took two steps toward me, one of their cohorts was lurking behind me, put me in a head-lock and dragged me to the ground and {Business Partner Two} sat on me until security came. Judging by Planks Gravitational Constant, I felt Moby Dick was on top of me. Security showed up, I explained my side of the story, they explained their side and they didn't kick either of us out, they just told us to avoid one other. There was still one more day left, I got to my hotel,  decided that rather than deal with those leeches again tomorrow, so I called the airline and left Phoenix on the first available flight.

I didn't really think about it afterward.

The following week was Easter. I am aware that my social media antics are at times erratic, so my family was worried. They really wanted me to come home, but they had an agenda. It was a full-on intervention. They wanted me to go to a rehab clinic and get on Thorazine. I don't believe in the whole twelve-step system, to me it's just replacing one bad habit with another. Being an atheist, it doesn't exactly fit into my circle of beliefs. So I managed to convince them that I was alright. I don't know how many times I need to repeat this, I am alright. I don't have substance abuse issues. I only drank socially, but if I started drinking, I kept drinking. I can go months at a time without getting wasted and not even think about it.

I don't drink at all now.


On Easter Sunday, I was watching the news about a bus wreck outside of Atlanta involving some heavy metal bands. One of the people critically injured was a dear friend Steven “Skully” Shoemaker. Several others died in the crash. I decided to switch my flight from Providence to Atlanta to show support. I wound up staying in Atlanta for over a week. Things were up and down with Stephen's health. He wound up living, but they said he would probably never walk or play guitar again. From what I understand, he will soon be able to do both and that may be the only bright spot of this blog.

I arrived in LA toward the end of April after being gone for nearly a month. Three days after being home, a Sheriff knocks at my door at 4AM with a Temporary Restraining Order from {Ex-Business Partner One}. At first, I thought someone was playing a joke. It had a court date in a few weeks I had to attent or it would become permanent. Two or three days passed and the same Sheriff showed up with a second restraining order from {Ex-Business Partner Two} (fat fuck) with another court date in an entirely separate district. The only thing the cop said to me, was “You must have pissed someone off, go back to bed.” A couple more days went by and I realized what the restraining order was about. I got a letter from Nevada stating they were suing me for $300,000 for violating the terms of some stupid contract written by the same lawyer who was my attorney and their attorney at the same time. Can anyone say conflict of interest? If you think I'm lying, this is all now a matter of public record at the courthouse in downtown Los Angeles or in Chatsworth.

I was then forced to hire a very expensive lawyer to defend myself. I went to court a few weeks later and the lawyer I hired wound up sending this other woman to court who wasn't even familiar with my case. {Ex-Business Partner One} got up in court and lied to the judge and told him that I had “already broken the restraining order” by retweeting something someone else had written about her. The judge asked me if I had attempted to contact her and I said “no”, which was an honest answer. Then {Ex-Business Partner One} holds up a piece of paper with my tweet on it and the judge is an older guy who doesn't understand social media and didn't understand that and threatened it to throw me in jail for a week for contempt of court.

A week later I go downtown and get my case continued with {Ex-Business Partner Two}.

Finally, I have my day in court in Chatsworth with {Ex-Business Partner One} and the original judge isn't there. I was skeptical of my lawyer that first, but now was seeing that she was pretty good, she said “This is a much safer judge them the original Judge and your case should go much better.” We sit there in court almost all day and just as they're getting to my case the judge closes the court sessions. So again, my case gets continued.

A few weeks later I'm back downtown with that fat, lecherous tranny fucking asshole {Ex-Business Partner Two}. He pulls out his “evidence” of the “threats” I had made against him, the judge takes a look at it and tells him “This looks like you typed this up yourself” and dismisses the case. He then complained about things I said on Facebook or Twitter, but the Supreme Court had just passed a ruling where things on social media cannot be used against you in a criminal trial. So he gets laughed out of court.

One down, one to go.

This whole time I am trying to run my business and also playing in a band. The guys are fully aware this bullshit is sucking all of my money and time. I never missed band practice, when it came to paying rent I usually paid for half the band (sometimes all), I wrote all the material, paid the merch, maintained the website, Facebook page and did almost everything.

By this time, It's the end of August and all of the stress from these hearings and lawsuits has killed my summer. I didn't have one barbecue, go to the beach, or do anything — I was under so much stress I wanted to kill myself!

Now comes the third showdown with {Ex-Business Partner One} in Chatsworth.   She brought that fucking lecherous  {Ex-Business Partner Two} to come in and testify against me even though he already lost his case in Los Angeles, I still had to go through the whole thing again. This judge was no fan of me either. One of the highlights of this trial, and just so you know this is all a matter of public record you can go down to Chatsworth Courthouse and retrieve this yourself if you think I'm bullshitting. My lawyer who I now had the utmost faith in, cross-examines {Ex-Business Partner Two} she asks him, “What did Mr. Quinlan say to you that made you feel threatened?” and he responded (uh-uh) “He said I'm going to kill you and your whole family.” Then she gets the copy of the police report and asks, “When you made this report the next day back in April these are the facts the best you can remember them am I correct?” He responded “yes”. So she then asked {Ex-Business Partner Two} why she doesn't see that on the report. He doesn't know what to say so she responds, “Are you telling me, {Ex-Business Partner Two} your memory has improved in the last five months?”

Coup De GrĂ¢ce!

She got {Ex-Employee}, who I am sure she threatened with his job, to come testify against me. He more or less, stuck to the facts, and by this time, it was already getting to be noon and my lawyer had an appointment at a nearby courthouse and she asked if the trial could be resumed at 2 o'clock.

She says I can go with her to the other courthouse and we were discussing the case. I asked, “How do you think it's going?” She says, “Generally I don't put my clients on the stand, but I am going to ask the judge if he feels inclined to grant the restraining order, if he does I want you to get on the stand, if not you won't.

{Ex-Business Partner One} pulled out all the stops and when she gets up on the stand, someone needs to get that cunt a copy of the Webster's Dictionary because she clearly has no idea what the word “perjury” means. She flat out lied, embellished and fabricated most of her testimony. Then {Ex-Business Partner One} goes into an extended monolog about what a dangerous, scary, gun-toting thug I am. I'm a total pacifist. I don't even know how to load or fire a gun, much less own one.

She gets done with her song and dance and my attorney asks the judge if he feels inclined to grant the restraining order, if so, she would like me to take the stand and if not we could just let it rest. The judge replied, “I want your client to take the stand.” Which I was expecting.

My attorney asked me a few questions and unlike {Ex-Business Partner One} I stuck to the facts. {Ex-Business Partner One} cross-examines me showing the judge pictures from almost a decade ago that she had trawled off my Facebook even though I have her blocked. I don't know who should be filing a restraining order on who by now. My attorney had to remind did judge that The Supreme Court had just made a ruling about social media. The judge was totally unaware of this. He had to take a recess and goes back into his chambers to read the law.

As soon as he returns, {Ex-Business Partner One} continues her closing statements tirade and pulling out various pieces of social media and finally, the judge says, “the social media evidence is inadmissible, the communication must be direct, via mail, email or fax”, but that does not stop her and she just continues screaming away. Finally, my attorney gets to make her closing statement which she stated very eloquently that I was not a threat and there was also a large financial reason behind these restraining orders. As my lawyers talking in mid sentence the judge says, “I am not going to grant this restraining order” and {Ex-Business Partner One} breaks into tears, “But Your Honor” to which he replied “I have ruled.”

Let's sum up these restraining orders: They felt threatened by a cocktail napkin that landed on my shoes. They referred to it as “assault with a heavy object”.

Fucking retards.


Now, I've won both of the restraining order cases, but I still have to face the $350,000 lawsuit which is coming out of the state of Nevada. I asked for a recommendation and I was referred to a lawyer who wants $75,000 just to take my case.

Feeling slightly emboldened, I sent an email to their attorney and told him that I had just won both restraining order cases. I bluffed, and said I had enough money to fight the case in Nevada, but there is a high chance by the time it was done, I wouldn't have a dime. I extended an olive branch and offered to pay for his legal fees to drop the case and agreed not to take {Ex-Business Partner One} and {Ex-Business Partner Two} to court to recoup my expenses. After negotiation, everyone agrees. I had to send their lawyer a shitload more money for his legal fees.

October, 8th 2013 was the day Google started unrolling the penguin update, which I expected and prepared for. Our websites hit an all-time high in search engine traffic. It was also the same day my idiot business partners stabbed me in the back and forced me out. As soon as word got out that I was a free agent I was literally bombarded with offers. One was from an ex-employee who I had given his first job to and he embezzeled $50,000. To be honest, after what I just been through I couldn't blame him. He said he was sorry about the way things went down and he had the blueprint to make money he was just having trouble doing it himself. It was another adult venture, which I didn't want to do, but I could see the potential for profit. I worked on the project for six months and it generated $300,000 which was supposed to be split 50-50. Every time I would ask about the money I would get the runaround. Then one day he just cut off all my access to everything related to our company and I never goy a dime. In 2014 I filed a lawsuit against him and he counter-sued me. After what I'd just been through we both opted to settle out of court. Again, I was forking over around 10 grand in attorneys fees.

If that motherfucker died tomorrow I would gladly piss on his grave.

Fucking piece of shit.

Meanwhile, my house isn't selling, any money to pay the mortgage is all been going into lawyers and fighting stupid on frivolous lawsuits. I'm about a year behind on paying my mortgage by September.


September 11, which is my birthday. My band was playing the next night so we were supposed to rehearse. I still had my amps at my house so I braved the 4 o'clock LA traffic to drive them up to the valley. Then I got a call from the guys and they were out at a bar that wasn't too far from where I lived drinking. I drove all the way back, took a uber to the bar and we started day-drinking. I figured I might as well have some fun after everything I've been through, plus it's my birthday, right?

We drank in Studio City for three or four hours, bought some beer, go to the practice room to drink, and then just look at our guitars and those guys decide they want to go to the local bar around the corner. I always hated this bar because every night there would be some kind of drama. Our drummer, in particular, always had problems with different people there. So we get to the bar at about 8 o'clock and by this time I'm pretty wasted and we do a bunch more shots. To be honest, that's the last thing I can remember before I completely blacked out, in part because I hadn't eaten all day.

Next thing I remember, I wake up in the trunk of a car in Chatsworth when the door lifts, the morning sun shines in, and get dumped out on the ground in a schoolyard parking lot. I thought they were bringing me to that parking lot to kill me, which I was fine with, but some old couple walked by with the dog and scared them off.

My phone is dead, so I've no idea where I am, so I started walking in what I thought was the right direction. Finally, after walking for about 20 miles, I go into Albertsons and ask if I can use the payphone to call a cab.

I get to my house and some girl that is they're trying to figure out what happened to me starts chewing me out about how I've gotten the rest of my band beaten up. I told her I've no idea what you're talking about. And then she sends me these pictures of those guys all beat up and she said it was my fault because I had made some jokes about Armenians. That might be true, that might not be true. I don't know I don't remember. I had brain damage, hadn't eaten, and blacked out. If that's really what happened, then I'm sorry. What nobody ever brought up was our drummer had problems with that same group of people before. I find it strange that I supposedly started fight, yet I didn't have a scratch.

That doesn't make sense.

We were supposed to play the next night, and when it comes to music — I'm a trooper. I tried to get a hold of them, but the next thing I know I'm looking at pictures of them playing on stage without me on Facebook.

I won't give the band any exposure by mentioning their name. I was kicked out. Despite the fact, that band wouldn't be doing jack shit if it hadn't been for me. When I join the group they had been around for five years or maybe more and they knew how to play five songs. When I joined the band I, doubled the amount of material and was the sole songwriter, I developed and maintained their website, they're social media, I paid the rent on our rehearsal room all the time because they “didn't have any money.” I also paid for all of their merch, CDS T-shirts, a good percentage of the recording budget even though I was struggling financially. They always made jokes about my age, I think the band just wanted to get rid of me, even though I have more talent in my pinky than the band combined. They just wanted to put old horse out to pasture, but not before they had sucked me dry of everything they could take.

After a couple of days, I keep getting harassing messages from the singer talking about how I had made him miss a thousand dollars worth of work. I finally got sick of it and just PayPaled him the money even though I had $1040 and my fucking account. It was funny, he never had any money when it came time to pay rent on the rehearsal room, but all of a sudden I cost him 1000$! This is the same asshole who stayed at the party and hung out the night I had almost died three years ago.

Some “bro” right?

I really felt like those guys were my good friends and “brothers”. I know now otherwise they're just like everyone else in this stupid fucking town. People just use you for all your worth in them once they've taken all they can they scatter like water bugs. I de-friended every single member of that band on Facebook and blocked their phone numbers and as far as I'm concerned they're dead to me.

Since September 11, I haven't left the house at all. I just tried to stay busy at my work which I'm also becoming increasingly frustrated about. I'm on the verge of giving up. I deliver excellent results, but nobody wants to pay me what I'm worth, in part because all of my stupid ex-fucking business partners did so much to damage my reputation.

In November, I developed a severe flu which took me out of commission until a few weeks ago. The year closed up, with the death of Lemmy.


It is now 11:42 PM on New Year's Eve, I'm sitting here alone, as all of my so-called “friends' haven't shown their face in months. The only time anyone gets in touch with me is if they think I can be useful to them. My house is in foreclosure, the holidays stalled the process a bit, but tomorrow I expect it to kick into overdrive.

There is nothing positive in my future. At this point, I don't feel like living. I'm going to finish writing my memoirs, I'm going to finally learn how to use a gun and put a bullet through my head.


JQ