Saturday, December 27, 2008

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Pops



I had a very strange dream with Louis Armstrong the other night. I don't remeber much, but I remeber giving him a hug and I couldnt get my arms around him and He smelt like a musty old nightclub.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Getting Up

"Getting Up" was the first book about NYC graffiti that I got my hands on, This is not my original copy. I had a hard back version of "GU" If my memory serves me correctly, it was an all black cover with a photo of a train on the front. I actually racked it from my Junior High school library when I was in the eight grade...and a bad ass!  I'm not to sure what ever happen to that hard back copy, Im sure karma caught up with me.  My 2nd copy which wasn't as cool, but was still a "first edition" was confiscated from the cops in 1994 when I got caught up with a sting operation. The one im holding in the photo is a copy I found online.


One of my favorite page in the book.

Friday, November 14, 2008

2 hype


I Painted this skull in between Me and Daze's pieces, I have no idea what I painted next to the skull. From the look of things it was a UGA re-union production painted in 1991 down at the old Euclid ave yard.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Birthday 1982



This is me with a really bad hair cut and E.T. hanging out on a Brand new "HARO FREESTYLER" givin to me from Bob Haro himself and if that wasn't the coolest thing ever......He also signed his name on the frame with a dremel, right on the plate that connects the frame and the steering column. Years later like a teenage jerk I was, I sold the whole Haro bike including the skyway mags, ame grips, bear claws, you know the works. Just because I wanted to buy some spray paint at the Spring Valley Swap Meet.........IDIOT!

Nov 12th 1970

Celebrating my 1st birthday in El Paso, Texas 

Sunday, November 9, 2008

ASR 1992


 front row....Unidentified/ Zard (gau)/ Kid Frost/ Quasar 
back row.... Sake/ Seek (gau)/ Severe

Thursday, November 6, 2008

12 years ago today.


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I was commissioned by the client to paint a picture of his favorite picture of a nude Victorian model. While I was painting, we got approached by then newspaper. The vacant lot is right down the street from were I was staying during the time I was living in El Paso.


The lot still looks the same after all these years

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Kicks

Miles got some new shoes the other day....not bad, considering they are not PRO-Keds or Chuck Taylors. (Im talking CHEAP shoes here!) Kids shoes really suck nowadays not alot of choices and I get frustrated trying to find my kid some shoes,  Miles doesn't really care he's happy regardless but I want him looking sharp! When I was a strapping young lad my folks would load us in the station wagon and head over to kinney shoes, stride rite or some other spot and I usually would get some Hush Puppies or some sort of sportie looking shoe like "Whiz Kids." or Zips. Now a days it's usually krocks or some kind of  godawful shoe with really bright colors and bad design.  I wonder what the designer of these shoes are thinking do they have kids them selves? What type of shoes do they wear? It's definitely some one who has no style or taste......hmmmm its definitely not a "Cordwainer." 

Saturday, November 1, 2008

....Alert! Alert!.... kill all huminoids.

This year Miles wanted to be a Robot. So we made him this robot costume, "The Z-m99." It turned out a little top heavy for Miles. We still need to add some more bolts to the costume and find some gloves. Once this happens we will take better shots of "Z-m99"........Unfortunately, the photos turned out really bad and this is one of the better ones. 



Here is a few shots of  the process.








Friday, October 31, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The Zero Hour




Iva Toguri was an American stranded in Japan at the outbreak of World War II. She was forced to broadcast propaganda to the Allied troops for Japan. In these radio programs, she taunted the troops and played music from home. She took the name Orphan Ann on the program, Zero Hour.

"Tokyo Rose" is a myth: Iva Toguri, like other women who also broadcast Japanese propaganda to Allied troops, was never referred to as Rose or Tokyo Rose. It was a name given by the Allies to the various female Japanese broadcasters. But it has been used since the war primarily to refer to Iva Toguri D'Aquino.

After the war, Iva Toguri was convicted of treason and imprisoned, released early for good behavior. She maintained her innocence, asserting that she had not said the words used to convict her, and that she had remained a loyal American. Though forced to broadcast to the troops, she claimed that she, with the help of American POWs assigned to the radio broadcasts, made herself and her words purposefully ridiculous. She had refused to give up her American citizenship, despite pressure and even punishment from the Japanese who forced her into the broadcasting role.

In the 1970s a public campaign brought to light the testimony of the POWs who worked with her and supported her story. The testimony of the witnesses against her was questioned, and some admitted lying. Eventually (1977) she was pardoned by President Gerald Ford, and early in 2006, the same year she died, she was given the Edward J. Herlihy Citizenship Award by the World War II Veterans

More sound bits here

Friday, October 17, 2008

Schwinn

I finally have a few hours a week were I'm able to work on getting this bike running. This will be a project that Miles and I will work on together including searching out the parts. I hope to have the bike up and running by next month.




Thursday, October 16, 2008

Picasso

Miles has been drawing ever since he could hold a pencil... more or less its usually chicken scratch. But a month ago his drawings started to take shape and he was also telling stories about the picture and what the subject is.

His typical chicken scratch drawing.

 Last month he drew his first face/s. Miles said, its papa and mama and mama has two faces. The squiggly lines is hair.



Miles said,this one has a colorful neck 

a skeleton papa! I'm definitely influencing him.

This might be the first on with the cornea and he threw on some ears.

a hand with finger nails.

this ones cool! 
This is a drawing of one of our local Humming bird, Miles so cleverly named "Lemonade." Lemonade comes up to our porch often and sneaks drinks from the bird feeder. Note the legs, This is the first animal miles have drawn. Note the wings and long beak. this one freaked us out. 

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

1st day


This past Tuesday was Miles 1st day of pre-school. He was very excited to go to school, for weeks all thats all he talked about!  He did really good.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Happy bday blog

been blogging for one year today and in honer of my first crappy post. I'm uploading the flicks from the book "We b girlz" that my wife (chyna) and I are in. Make sure you pick up Martha Coopers latest book called "Tag Town."


Chyna

Chyna, Me and Durock

Chyna....again!  Sheez!


Chyna "Qween B" buckle.

Me and my old lady.

 Chyna and I