Sunday, November 28, 2010

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

1920's Vio lin Pi ano Machine

In an antique store in Solvang they have two teens and twenties vio lin pi ano mach ines that were used to make money at speakeasies during prohibition. It won awards for best patent in engineering. It is the most intricate machine I have ever seen operating. There are litterally thousands of moving parts. I will try to get the video uploaded.

Joe Schwartz

On Saturday to my utter disbelief I was returning books to the Atascadero library and found that Joe Schwartz, a Photo League photographer was doing a showing. His work is absolutely marvelous. He calls his work Folk Photography. I studied the Photo league and the FSA for my final two years of school. It was an honor to meet this man in his 97th year of life. As I spoke to him he then did the unbelievable, he gave me his number to come over and speak about his work. I can't let an opportunity like that pass up. If you'd like to see his work I now have a signed copy of his booked published by Cal Poly.

Friday Night in North County

"No this never happens here in San Miguel."
Jeremy, Clay, Dave, Mike and Crab Cakes

Thursday, November 18, 2010


The Story of Eames Furniture: Marilyn Neuhart with John Neuhart - Interview from Gestalten on Vimeo.


SKATEISTAN: TO LIVE AND SKATE KABUL from Diesel New Voices on Vimeo.

I love the idea that through skating people might be able to understand each other. Skating is an art and no matter how hard they try it's not a sport, it's a movement.

Be a Man, Ride a Pan 2

I am finally getting the bike to were I really am liking it. I narrowed the bars today, cleaned the throttle, installed some OG risers, took off the two up seat and remonted the headlight a little tighter. I know it doesn't look much different but when you see everyday it makes a difference. I have to say the risers and cleaning the throttle made a big diffference in the ride tonight. It had a lot of snap in the accelaration and much less vibration in the bars.

Templeton Driving

We have accidents in town, though they often involve trucks. When two bad drivers in trucks run into each other and a fire hydrant is involved a fountain is created. This was pretty funny, standing in Hewitts watching it all occur, a shower of water spraying all the way across Main. The photo is of the aftermath.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

The Crooked Kreepy

Couple trying to fornicate through their clothes.

Creeper trying to cop a feel.

Paso Robles on a Saturday night is a funny place. I had a good time with the Thumb Champ and Mr. Popular. We need to do it again.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

The Fresno Brewing Company

The Fresno Brewery was opened at the turn of the last century till WWII. They served Central to Northern California. Read the article, it was a treat to see some history preserved in my hometown.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Motorcycle Bums

That bum happens to be Clint Eastwood. So good.

Pumpkin Carving