Thursday, September 25, 2008

Pete Drake

Pretty cool song from Ol Pete. He also played the steel guitar on Elvis's version of " Little Less Conversation" which kicks major ass!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

the 3D's

 In 1982, I was lucky to catch this made for TV movie called "Dreams Don't Die." Prior to this movie, I have been aware of graffiti, but didn't have any clue what it was about or I could not grasp the concept of it. 

This movie gave me a blue print, it was the first time it made sence to me, why people did it. It gave me a face of who was behind the strange writings that I saw when I was child living in New York. It gave me the idea that writing graffiti was a fun and organised activity that I too can participate in.

 "Dreams" is my "Dawn of Man" it gave me that shove that I needed, the discovery of tools that were right in my parents garage, Red Devil and Krylon. Now, I just needed to draw a sketch with a nick name, I was familure with lettering already, after copying the letters from BMX comic strips by Bob Haro.

 The next thing I need to do was to find a place to paint it. San Diego didn't have any subways, so I was looking for the next best thing and that place was at Le Presa Elementary on a old iron furnace next to the school yard.

After watching it only once in 1982  and now with the miracle of "youtube!" I was pleasently reminded that this movie was actualy a great intruduction into the culture of graffiti, with "Style Wars" still a year away from being released. This was defenitly a good start.
The opening has some cool subway shots and Dondi's "King 65"

Monday, September 15, 2008

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


On the cover of  This week San Diego City Beat  is a piece I painted in 2005 called "1956" 

Monday, September 8, 2008

R a T


Our crew did make the deadline and was featured in this issue of IGT not to bad considering two out of the three were done illegally* and at night with stock tips. This issue of IGT was released sometime in 1988.

"Aerosol Art" by Phantasm (sake) and Izzy at the 30/60 yard / Spring Valley,CA. 1987

"Phan" by Phantasm (sake) at the 5 yard / Spring Valley, CA. 1987*

Daze, Izzy, Phantasm (sake) at the 5 yard wall / Spring Valley, CA. 1987*

Saturday, September 6, 2008

2 Hype

Today, I googled "Quasar" real name in hopes of finding some old flicks instead I found this on Wikipedia

Friday, September 5, 2008

This Month in 87

While I was digging through boxes of my graff memorabilia, I found this application for a battle called "Rock- a-Thon." This was the 4th application I sent in for the contest, some how this one never made it to NYC..... Luckily for me, now I have this cool flyer/App for a keepsake! 

(You can click on the images to expand to read)

I'm hoping to locate the actual picture of this piece that I painted for this app. I remember it clearly it said "Def" and had two manga characters next to it and was painted at the 30th and Imperial yard aka the Aqueducts.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Dali Eye

1996 Cover of Can Control magazine that has a portion of  Salvador Dali, that I painted. And here is a flick of me working on that mural that was on a thrift type store called "The Store That Can Not Be Named." in 1991.

The same wall today 3oth and Upus in North Park.

Purple 1997

An aerosol painting I did of "Nas" in 1997...its around 36" x 36" I wished I left out both highlights on the jaw and didn't sign my name in a God-awful way !
That's what I get for trying to be "Next Level."


Hey whats happening! This is.... A really cool film fest at my favorite LA Cinema. They are also showing zombie movies during the month of Oct! .....Super duper double cool!!!

Monday, September 1, 2008


I corrected two major typos in this article. They mention Zodak and Persue.. which they were present in the 90's but they weren't writing in the mid 80's exclude them from the statement. And the most "Vandalised" section of  the entire US Per capita. ... for three year in a row from 1986-1988 was Spring Valley, CA.  

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