In case you haven’t seen this. Enjoy.
Friday, October 29th, 2010
Wednesday, October 27th, 2010
Last Friday Jordan Hufnagel drove down from Portland to hand deliver the bike he made for me.
I love it! It rides like a dream. And I love how it looks. I think it’s a beautiful blend of old and new.
There’s only one. That’s real custom.
Here’s a parts list:
Chris King headset
White Industries hub set 32 hole with 130 spaced rear hub
White Industries single speed crank 44t
White Industries Bottom Bracket
White Industries Eno freewheel 18 tooth
KMC K710sl chain
Grand Bois 650B rims 32 hole
Grand Bois 650Bx43b Hetre tires
Paul Canti-lever brake levers
Paul Racer brakes
MKS touring light pedals
American classic seatpost
Soma Okami saddle
Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
I want to start this blog with a big shout out to my home girl Miss Mary. I haven’t seen her in quite a few years and she was just as shocked to see me. Paparazzi sneak attack! Love you girlie! Let’s get dinner.
I spent a good majority of this past weekend at the Hyatt Regency for the SF Tattoo Convention. Big thanks to Strong in San Jose for the support! Do you see Giant below? He just doesn’t draw on paper. He actually tattoos. Weird right?! A clothing company with a legitimate artist behind it. Shocker.
We sold some shit that is not available in our online shop.
Gold Hand AKA Greg Rojas was in the building.
I got a few tattoos but I rather show you Dougernaut’s. This one ended up saying “America Rules!!”
And to my great disappointment…
Doug got the Tupac tattoo I always wanted. Looks good brotha!
Doug also got a crucial bunion though.
Giggles ran away for a few hours and came back with this.
And unfortunately, on Sunday all the power went out. Giant just finished drawing Diego’s tattoo directly on his skin and got a couple lines of ink down before the power outage. What a bummer! Mike Davis and Ben Grillo came over to see what didn’t happen.
This week is already the longest week ever and it’s Tuesday. Keep pushing!
Monday, October 25th, 2010
Well the SF Giants have been playing the baseball very good these days. I’ve been going to a few games.
I brought Colesy to one of them.
I actually have too many things to say about this photo. I’ll let you come up with your own.
I do fear the beard.
This T-Shirt is amazing. Had to get in this photo.
And I didn’t even make a mess.
See you at the World Series!
Monday, October 25th, 2010
Pakayla got this shot of me in front of Barry McGee’s “installation” at Houston and Bowery. It amazes me that graffiti writing culture continues to gain more and more acceptance in the American mainstream.
And all the while the real underground of graffiti writing culture continues to burn away at your senses. Although I may not like JA as a person, his hard work on the streets is undeniable. Dude has been crushing shit on a level that you can’t even fathom. And if legend is correct, if you’ve seen the original Karate Kid movie, you’ve seen JA.
I think DUMBO is from Italy. He’s a legendary street bomber in Europe. I was psyched to see this awesome throw-up in Manhattan.
And these two guys are currently some of America’s best representatives of real street level graffiti writing. I’ve seen them up coast to coast on some of the best spots in every city. They sure have my respect.
That’s all from NY. I had a great 10 days out there. Until next time…
Saturday, October 23rd, 2010
Greetings from the 40th annual Pumpkin Festival. I love festivals, mainly because of the food but also the amazing people watching.
I rolled down to Half Moon Bay (the unofficial pumpkin capital of the world and my home town) with these misfits.
Anything pumpkin goes. I love pumpkin ice cream!
Yes I am.
Farmer Mike doing work.
Worst costumes of the weekend.
Not the worst costume, just weird.
There is so much crap for sale at these things. Come on, really? An adult lamby towel?
Nice flute playing. Practice makes perfect.
I’m not even a sports fan…but GO GIANTS!!
Ciao for now.
Friday, October 22nd, 2010
Thursday, October 21st, 2010
I went and checked out Suicidal Tendencies last night at the Fillmore in SF. Their set list was awesome! Played tons of shit from the first record, Join The Army and even did a No Mercy song! Suicidal is one of the main bands that got me into punk/metal/hardcore. My brother left for the army when I was about 10 or 11 and he gave me all his CDs and “Light’s Camera Revolution” was one of them. It had the parental advisory label on it so I automatically thought it was cool as shit! I played that record out, and from ST I found out about so many other bands. 15 years later I had the chance to tour with them in Australia and the US. It’s so crazy growing up and idolizing these bands and then touring with them and becoming friends. ST OG!
Mike Clark and Dean.
After the show my boy Pablo and I stumbled over to Tommy’s Joynt drunk as fuck and smashed some food.
Now I’m at work hungover as fuck! Goin’ to the Giants game tonight! Ready to do it all over again! Life is good!
Wednesday, October 20th, 2010
I love puppies. Even Corgi puppies are cute. (Clearly this is not a Corgi puppy but I’m just making a point that even an undesirable adult dog can look great as a newborn).
Took a photo drinking Budweiser for Live 105. No clue why, but it didn’t feel forced at all. I was already drinking a Budweiser.
Went to Baby Blues BBQ with the Aussies.
We ordered “the teaser.”
And I end today’s blog with a big fuck you to anyone that paints a wall white in a city. If you don’t keep it clean white, paint it taupe or something. It just looks immediately dirty if it is not taken care of.
Today is Wednesday. Have a wonderful day!
Tuesday, October 19th, 2010
On Sunday afternoon I made a quick little tattoo for my new friend Mina at Daredevil Tattoo in Manhattan.
She got the tiger from my Americana flash. No problem.
I spent Sunday evening in the company of my friends Fiamma and Mateo here. They are future REBEL8ers. They rock!
On Monday night I went out to Bushwick with my buddy Diego to do some studio visits. Our first stop was Wes Lang’s studio, aka “The Paradise Club”. That’s Wes on the crutches.
He broke his foot when the kickstarter to his fancy new bike here broke off.
Bummer. He’s still in high spirits though. And he’s been really productive. I love his new paintings.
Our second stop was John Copeland’s studio.
We became friends in SF about 10 years ago. I’m a huge fan of his paintings. I think they’re exploding with energy.
John’s space is also enormous. He’s got plenty of room to get messy in there.
After thorough lubrication via Sour Diesel and many Budweisers, we ended up back in the Lang studio for some tats. Diego got one on the side of his leg from John.
Then I got some from Wes.
Finally got my Zip-Zag man!
Headed back to SF tomorrow. I sure have had fun out here!