Friday, December 26, 2008

Friday Favorites 5

This song brings me back to surfing Newport and Huntington before work/school with Pitzak. Those were the days...

Monday, December 22, 2008

Saw a few movies this weekend...

Ok, here it is:

Take a girl to go see this one. When you are done watching it, do not forget to tell your lady that you associate yourself with the movie's main character and not with the drug lord gangster. Common mistake.

This movie is a story of a "come up" by a person of the people. He "comes up" on love, life, and of course...cold hard cash. Not a bad story, and very well acted.

Show her you have a soft side and take her to see it.

And when you are done watching that, you can go see this:

I love Clint Eastwood. He is my hero. I wish everyone in the movie could act as well as he does, but that is not the case. However, the movie still shines and reminds me of my Grandpa.

I also saw this movie this weekend. I have virtually no opinion on this movie, other than it kept me entertained. It's no Bourne Identity, but it's ok.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Friday Favorites 4

These last few weeks of December are for reflection on the year....Just me, myself, and I.

Happy Friday.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Feeling a little slow today...

Last night was my company's Christmas party, and today I felt a little sluggish. This picture is a perfect description on how I felt.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Time to put her back on the rack

Was churning through some Kern River Run pics from 2007 and earlier this year so I thought I'd post a few. It also reminded me that my bike sits too high, the bars are too low, and it's gonna need some more chrome. It's that time of the year....I need to call Jason and have him put this puppy on the rack for a few upgrades.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Morgan Slade Exhibition at Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery

Friday evening my lady and I went down to Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery down in Culver City for a friends and family sneak peek to see an exhibition by a friend of ours Morgan Slade .

This particular exhibition was an erotic collection of paintings, over blown up photographs on canvas of super hot girls gussied up in nothing but tattoos, bikini's, animal costume heads, and assorted footwear (boots, heels, roller skates???). Even after studying the first peice for over ten minutes, the amount of intricate detail still had me discovering unseen before drawings and miniture paintings within the piece as a whole. I highly recommend going down to Billy Shire Fine Art Gallery to see the collection while it is on display. Morgan's wife told me that he sold four of his pieces on opening night! Congrats Morgan.

You can also see Morgan on stage, as he plays guitar for Miss Derringer along with his wife Liz Mcgrath (vocals). You will here more about the both of them in the near future, so stay tuned.

Morgan Slade
Exhibition: December 13- January 3, 2009
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 13th, 7-10 pm
Billy Shire Fine Arts

Morgan was showing along side of Daniel Martin Diaz

Friday, December 12, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Red Line now open late on weekends

The red line now runs on the weekends....AFTER the bar closes. Yes, that's right, runs till 3 A.M. We can ride the subway downtown, have a few beers and not have to drive.
The Late Night DASH Holiday pilot makes its first runs around Downtown. The service connects the Historic Core, 7th / Metro Red Line station, LA Live and the Music Center, offering 10-minute service from 6:30pm to 3am.

Tis the season for giving...

Our friends at Hairroin Salon are helping out a very worthy cause. Please read:

Today’s statistics show that 1.3 million youths are currently homeless and living on the streets in the United States. Of those 1.3million, 13,000 are homeless in the city of Los Angeles. These statistics only include reported runaways, and do not account for children who are part of a homeless family, who were forced out of their homes or abandoned by their parents/guardians, or who were just simply not reported as runaways.

With the holidays so close, Hairroin Salon and the Los Angeles Youth Network are teaming up once again for the second annual charity donation drive. We are reaching out to everyone to help support this cause by donating clothes, shoes, accessories, jackets, hats and accessories.

Every year for the holidays, we put together a fashion show for the LAYN kids. We bring in professional wardrobe stylist and makeup artist to provide the kids with a head to toe makeover. In order for this event to be successful, we are asking your donations to be in new or good quality conditions, ranging in all sizes from small to XXL, for boys and girls.

We are asking that all drop offs be made to:

Hairroin Salon (Yelp)
1553 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, Ca. 90028

All questions or inquiries can be called in to the salon at 323.467.0392. On behalf of Hairroin Salon and the Los Angeles Youth Network, we greatly appreciate your support and kind donations for a great cause.


Hairroin Salon, and everyone at LAYN

Update 12/10:

I found a great idea at a blog called Elevating Brilliance:

That referenced another amazing charity idea.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Who do you follow? Part 1

There 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. 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

Accidents will happen

Friday, December 05, 2008

Camp Freddy at The Roxy Theatre

Tuesday night a couple of friends and I went down to The Roxy Theatre to see a band called Camp Freddy. I had did not recognize the band name at first, but I was told that I was “in for a treat” and that “I would love them”. So I agreed to go for two reasons:

1. I like music, and I was invited by a friend of mine that has amazing musical taste (he likes what I like)
2. I was assured we would not wait in line.

Turns out, Camp Freddy is a collective with some pretty amazing artists. And because I am horrible with band names as it is, Camp Freddy did not ring a bell. Not to mention no one bothered to remind me that it was that “one” band that has:

Dave Navarro - guitar
Matt Sorum - drums
Billy Morrison - guitar/vocals
Donovan Leitch - vocals
Chris Chaney – bass

Guess who else graced the stage? Steve Jones from THE SEX PISTOLS, Billy Duffy from THE CULT, Wes Scantlin from Puddle of Mudd, that one dude with the MASSIVELY large fake teeth on E channel….what’s his name….oh yeah, Mark McGrath, and the lead singer or Godsmack, Sully Erna among others that I forgot.

It was pretty intense. They sang covers from Zepplin to the Sex Pistols. I was really impressed at how good some of those stars were live. Puddle of Mudd? Godsmack? Mark McGrath? I mean, lets face it, these are not my types of bands, however they killed it. I was truly surprised.

Anyway, Camp Freddy has a residency at to The Roxy Theatre for the rest of December, every Tuesday. It is worth seeing. They go on late, and play for longer than expected, which was nice.

Here is a clip from Tuesday:

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Launch Party for Hairroin Clothing Line

I hope that all of you had a good Thanksgiving. If you are not doing anything this Saturday and you would like to see a DJ set by the legendary Black Sinnotrah from the Yakuza Death Disco crew, then come out and check it out!

The launch for the new Hairroin Clothing line is this Saturday, December 6th, free champagne, dj's, art and all that jazz. Support your local business son!

If I don't see you Saturday, then let's hang out before the new year. This has been one crazy year, and I am glad you have all been a part of it!

Click here: Hairroin Salon