Friday, April 27, 2012


There have been a lot of reunions lately, some have been exciting others have been a joke. This one though is exciting but I do not know if they only meant to play two shows? I missed their reunion show on new years eve in LA, but I will not miss this. A documentary of American Nightmares reunions is coming hence forth from Deathwish's presses. They were and are one of the most influential bands of the early ought's and they will always hold a place in that rebirth of HC. It's funny, I still remember the day that they broke up. They wrote on their site that, it's over and no, they would not play a final tour. When it is over it's over.

Thursday, April 26, 2012


Well to preface, I should have taken a before and not just an after (and an after before being worn...). Though, I have to say this resoling job was just outstanding. I bought these Ropers seven years ago and have worn them practically everywhere. They have been one of my favorites for a long time. Last year I noticed that after a few years of riding the right sole had come un-sewn from riding my bike and sliding into stops with my foot on the clutch. I took them to Village Shoe Repair and had them redone for about half of what a new pair of boots cost. Plus, I get to keep my boots which are worn into the soles of my feet. Check them out: and

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Alessandro Biffignandi

Alessandro Biffignandi was born in Rome in 1935, and supposedly he still lives there today. He painted hundreds of pulp covers and comic covers (aka “fumetti”) throughout the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, occasionally even drawing for comics. In the 80′s he moved towards book cover illustration, and the 90′s found him focusing on calendar art. He is mostly a genre painter, focusing on the horror, spy, war, and science fiction genres.

Classics of Love Stream New Self-Titled Album Classics of Love are the kind of punk band that remember their roots, but aren't looking to concentrate strictly on them. Their debut, self-titled album pays much homage to straight-up punk, but also nods heavily towards ska, post-hardcore, and the gritty aesthetic of the classic, East Bay punk scene. It's also hard to get past the glaringly obvious fact that this is a band with a lot to say. From politics and society, to solidarity with one's scene and the rejection of materialism, Classics of Love prove to be more than just a punk band -- they're allowing their music to double as a platform for activism. What more could you hope for, though, from a band that involves ex-Operation Ivy frontman, Jesse Michaels. Give these whopping thirteen tracks a spin pre-release date [February 14, via Asian Man Records], and get yourself educated on the topics nearest to this band's heart with these hand-selected lyrics, below.

Matthew B. Crawford

“People who ride motorcycles have gotten something right, and I want to put myself in the service of it, this thing that we do, this kingly sport that is like war made beautiful.”

Tuesday, April 17, 2012


Based on superstitious beliefs, the isolated village of Nokhur places mountain goat horns on almost every grave in an attempt to fight off evil spirits and help the soul of the deceased ensure safe passage to heaven. The Nokhuris, the mountain tribe of the region, have always considered mountain goats sacred animals, admiring their strength and endurance.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Made The News

I made the background of the news segment for the job fair I attended last Thursday. I hope to hear from some of the districts that I interviewed with over the next few weeks. On a side note, the man interviewed, a fellow social science teacher who can be expected to teach geography did not know where Ukiah was? Really?


Tim O'Keefe's generator shovel gets me every time. His photography is really nice as well, if I remember correctly he studied at UC Davis;

Product Placement

From Banksy

From Then To Today

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


Anyone up to go?

Dan Flavin

A real master of light. I hope someone gets the sarcasm...

Sunday, April 8, 2012

LACMA: California Design Plus More

Richard Serra, this was the first time that I got to walk in one of Serra's enormous minamilist sculptures. Cory and Victoria had to leave as the interior messes with your depth and hearing perception. The size, weight and craftsmanship of this piece is mind blowing.

David, I think you have some inspiration lifted in your red painting from this fabric made in LA during the 50's.

Ray and Charles Eames Case Study home.

Dick Van Dyckes Studebaker on loan from the Peterson.

Levis modern take on western wear in the center.

1939 Airstream

Chris Burden, Metropolis II (Burden famous for shooting himself as an installation piece in the 60's right after my alma mater opened)

I have to say that it was a good trip to LACMA, my first since the reopening. I was a little underwhelmed with the modern California design portion but it was worth it to see such a huge retrospective of Robert Adams and Richard Serra.

Garage Company

Stopped by Garage Company for some help and saw the Born Free bike. Yoshi and Tommy were the best and I appreciated their help. Though, I am no closer than I was Friday. Yoshi said to just buy a new set of carbs.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Got a Package in the Mail

Bs34 parts! Now I have to put them back together and check the float levels. Now if she runs well enough when I am done to ride today, well that will be my birthday wish.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Pizza Night

Homemade evil pizza.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Get On It

You can feel this photo.

1978 Z1r