Tuesday, February 21, 2012

In Memory of "Juanito" John Baldridge Wolcott

It's been six years today. I miss you very much and think about you daily. Love and respect.



Taken from Mexico's "Gringo Gazzette" written by Mary Jane Healy:

Gringo Gazette North Article

John "Juanito" Wolcott, 59, Supported Drug Treatment Centers
Well known addictions counselor in Ensenada

BY MARY JANE HEALY

John B. Wolcott, known as Juanito to his many friends, died in an automobile accident Tuesday, February 21 on the south bound toll road in Rosarito. Family and friends learned of his death February 28th after friends notified his family that he hadn't been seen or heard from in a week. Juanito was 59 years old. His untimely death weighs heavy in the hearts of his family and friends who loved and cared about this great man. He will be missed but never forgotten.

Juanito retired to Ensenada from Huntington Beach about 6 years ago after raising a family. Juanito grew up in Minnesota where his father was a Minnesota State Senator. After graduation, he worked at Xerox and Eastman Kodak in Chicago and then in Southern California.

Juanito was well known and liked in both the American and Mexican communities living in and around Ensenada. He had a hearty laugh, kind heart and a mischievous smile. Everyone knew and loved the big guy! He was a great conversationalist as well as a great singer. Juanito was well known at the Bahia Hotel for his fabulous karaoke voice and the patrons clapped and cheered after he sang one of his signature Elvis songs.

Juanito helped raise money and support for several Mexican Addiction Treatment centers in Ensenada. He generously volunteered his time to teach the residents English to enhance their working skills when they left the treatment facility. He also helped others in need when everyday difficulties surfaced in their lives.

Juanito is survived by his Mother, Margaret, his brother Ray (both of Escondido California) and his three children, Matt, and J.P. and Kimberly, and many good friends whose lives the big guy touched.

Friday, May 06, 2011

Mother's day is coming upon us....What does that mean to you?

Mother's day...

If you asked most people what "Mother's Day" means to them, they would start to go into a long story that sounds like Tupac's "Dear Momma".

I love hearing it too. It's unbelievable how when we grow up we start to truly realize the importance of those who put their children before their own lives. It's tough when you are young because you don't really relish on the importance of what your "Mom" gives up for you to flourish.

"Mom" is the one that is always there, the one at your game, or your play, or your science fair, or your play..."Mom" is the one that tells you everything is going to be ok, and has the shoulder to lean on when things are tough. "Mom" always has the answers, and most times, "Mom" is the only one that can make you feel better when things are not going your way. "Mom", being short for "Mother" which basically encapsulates the meaning of a nurturing bodyguard that will be there NO MATTER WHAT.

For me personally, my "Mom" was not my mother. My Father was my "Mom". When my mother decided she didn't want to be a mother anymore, he gave up everything to make sure his kids had the same love and affection with or without their mother. Raising 3 kids from ages 6-10 by your lonesome is tough thing to do for any single parent. But I have to give my Dad extra props, because no matter what his kids were 1st priority in his life.

Every year since I was 11 I gave my Dad cards/presents on Mother's Day. He played the role of both parents and I truly respected that. It wasn't easy, and as a family we had to put in a lot of work to make sure we were all taken care of. But that was it, that was our gang. All for one and one for all.

To this day, nothing can break the bond of my sister, my brother, and I. It's something I can't really explain to anyone. Other family members outside of our circle have no idea what we went through and how connected we are.

I digress....back to my original point- There are a lot of people out there that have had "Moms" that were not their birth mothers. Grandmothers, GreatGrandmothers, Aunts, Sisters, Friends, Neighbors....Basically what I am trying to say is that Mother's Day isn't just for Birth Moms. Just as Father's Day isn't just for Baby Daddy.

That being said...I want to say "Happy Mother's Day" to my father John "Juanito" Baldridge Wolcott. The single greatest man I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. You stepped up when she stepped down, and you did it all to make sure that your children would understand the importance of love, compassion, loyalty, and family.

Rest in Peace Pops, we love you very much...Happy Mother's Day.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

The Rogue Taxidermy Kunstkammer

I originally wrote this for Hairroin Salon's Blog titled The Rogue Taxidermy Kunstkammer.

I got an email from Hairroin Salon’s Friend and sponsored artist,
the talented miss Elizabeth McGrath, last night updating me on a few new things that she has going on.

First things first, let’s congratulate Liz and the rest of Miss Derringer on the tour they landed opening up with The Reverend Horton Heat.

Click here for Miss Derringer Twitter, and here for Miss Derringer’s Facebook Page



Also that on Friday May 7th, 8pm-11pm The Minnesota Association of Rogue Taxidermists presents "The Rogue Taxidermy Kunstkammer " at the " La Luz De Jesus Gallery. Liz will have a piece in the show along with many talented artists. Check out this line up:

SCOTT A. A. BIBUS
SARINA BREWER
MELISSA DIXON
ENRIQUE GOMEZ DE MOLINA
JESSICA JOSLIN
JEANIE M
ROBERT MARBURY
ELIZABETH MCGRATH
ALAN WADZINSKI
BROOKE WESTON
MIRMY WINN

The Show runs May 7th - May 30th

Click here for the Facebook Event Page

OPENING RECEPTION
Friday May 7th, 8pm-11pm

SQUIRREL MASTERCLASS/GAMEFEED
This event will include a taxidermy demo, followed by Squirrel Chili. A vegan "Mock-Squirrel" Chili will also be available. Sponsored by Schmaltz Brewing Company.
Saturday May 8th 6pm-10pm

LA LUZ DE JESUS
4633 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles CA 90027
Phone: 323-666_7667
www.laluzdejesus.com

* All members adhere to a strict ethics charter. Only animals procured in an ethical and environmentally responsible manner were used, and none of the animals were killed for the purpose of this artwork.
* A portion of the proceeds of this show will be given to a local wildlife rehabilitation center.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Outriding the Rain

Yesterday, a few of the boys and I took a put down to Cook's Corner. It was freezing, and only got colder and colder as the day went on. Just the day before it was perfect weather. 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Sunday? What happened broski? You got all cloudy and freezing on us.

We swung by Lifestyles Customs for a visor, some gloves and a bolt for Ethan's bike that rattled off. Came outside the shop and it was sprinkling with no signs of getting better anytime soon. Dark and gloomy, cold and now raining.

New bubble visor on the helmet worked like a charm. Should have bought one of these four years ago. We all split off to try and out run the rain and go home about 4pm. Sam and I ran 85+ up to LA with the rain gaining on us. Made it home relatively dry. Thanks for making it out boys.

Monday, March 01, 2010

Hairroin Salon: Addicted To Style

My lady's blog is called Hairroin Salon: Addicted To Style, and she is on a show called Shear Genius. See what you think of her photos...give it a classy 5 star rating!


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Screen Shot from Bravo's Shear Genius

Monday, February 22, 2010

40 oz. Coozies

Why did I not manufacture this when I first thought of it? Probably because I was hammered.

But whoever finally did the task is a hero. $8.99. Not bad.

Here is the description off the website for the 40 oz. Coozie with the cigarette and lighter holder:

Back by popular demand we've re-introduced the black-out cozy. They are all-black and come with a smoke-holder and velcro-on lighter holder for easy access to all your vices.

Our flagship product, the 40cozy, was invented out of necessity. One cold December night in Berkeley 40cozy’s two founders were drinking malt liquor on the roof. With their fingers freezing and 40’s getting warm, Carlos became inspired, ran inside and came back out with his 40 stuffed in an oven mitt.

All our koozies feature 40cozy’s trademark handle and are made from high quality neoprene to keep your hands warm and your beer cold.

A project in the works

Last night Jason and I decided to buy a project bike off his boss at work. It's only a frame and a fender at the moment, but will soon be a bad ass bar hopper. I plan on posting pics and commentary while the build goes on. We are picking the frame up sometime this week. Getting pretty stoked actually.

The rain has kept me from doing a ton of riding these past few weeks, and I'm getting the itch for another run. I think it's Freddy's turn to pick a ride, but his leg is broken so I'm not sure if he'll be up to it. Any suggestions on a good ride? A quick two day?

Monday, February 15, 2010

Took a bit of a break there...

I haven't been able to blog on here as much as I would like lately. Seems to be a reoccurring theme actually. I have been ghost writing for a few blogs, and it's really taking a lot of my time up. However, I am learning a bunch which is nice. I am going to be releasing a new blog here pretty soon, www.space626.com that will showcase our photography studio. So that is kind of exciting!

Last night the Tokyo Police Club shot at our spot, which was super dope. Really nice guys, and it looked as though they had an awesome time! So, keep your eyes peeled for that coming up. Other than that, make sure you keep watching my lady on Shear Genius! Hope she wins!

Friday, January 15, 2010

Hell Bent for Pleather! A Crack la Rock Experience

Do you live in Portland? Are you a fan of Crack La Rock? Well, you should at least have said yes to the second part of that question.

Peep: Cracklarock.blogspot.com

There is a show going down…and it’s major. Not major like major league baseball, but super major like “Major Payne”.

Check the even here on the FACE: Hell Bent For Pleather

Location:

Date: Friday, January 15, 2010
Time: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: Screaming Sky Gallery
Street: 1416 NE Alberta Street
City/Town: Portland, OR

Gallery Facebook: Screaming Sky Gallery Facebook


And the Screaming Sky Gallery Website

If you are in the area, go. Because it is indeed….GO TIME!!!!

Friday, January 08, 2010

This is a repost, for my good friend...His Name is CracklaRock and he is GENIUS!!

here are quite a few blogs, websites, and flickr accounts that I really like to follow and check in on regularly. Some I check in on every month or so, maybe once a week....

But one in particularly I actually log onto every day. It's Although he has really slowed down the frequency of his blogging, it gives me inspiration as well as makes me laugh almost every time. cracklarock.blogspott.com. You have heard me mention Crack's name before in a previous blog, and if you are a friend of mine, you have heard me mention him all the time as a MASSIVE inspiration as an artist, friend, mentor of steeze, and family man. I have yet to meet the infamous Crack la Rock in person, but soon that shall change.

I am only telling you this, because Crack really needs start blogging more. And if I put it out there into the universe that we need more Crack, then perhaps he will listen.

If you want humor....then click here: Crack la Rock

You want design inspiration? Click here: Hey Slugger