Aug 19 2017

24TH ST WAH WAH

** The second time I moved to SF it was to 24th St. and I started a band called 24th Street Blues Street Band, but I soon changed the name to 24th St. Wah Wah. This post has nothing to do with that but I did go to SF for a few days and stay on 24th St. and get into all the regular 24th St. type stuff. **

After Japan, I landed in LA for one night.

Then SD for 1 night, then up to SF to catch the Warriors win the NBA Finals. On the way I stopped by Santa Monica where Dennis was house-sitting to scoop up Kappy to bring with me.

Straight to the bar with Tony.

It happened to be Laura’s Bday. She might be the tallest girl I ever met.

I quickly fell in love with her friend.

Ended up at a party where a pack of girls took all their clothes off and I shot some of the best photos I have shot in a long time. I asked them in a DM if I could use the photos for a zine and one of them expressed a huge, “Please don’t.” So, too bad.

I showed this photo to Kappy and he said, “You can have that one.”

Lots of gearing up before the game.

Kristen collects these Mickey Mouse rings.

A tree broke.

Human dookie.

More.

The Mission bus is like going to outerspace.

I’ll make a separate post for the Warriors street party.

Lates.


BONUS SECTION

People texted me these while I was there.

This is Kappy on the night of the celebration eating, walking and raging. Photo by Troy.

See what I’m saying? Photo by Sulli.

Stefan got this one. Lots of pre-gaming all over the city.

Sarah sent me this, her Uncle caught it and they ate it.

Michelle and Krista. I love these girls. We got split up a bunch of times on World Champs night and they send pics like this like “wya”.

Aug 09 2017

JAPAN PART 1 – HAKUBISHIN

I had a great time in Japan. It was my first trip there and I am already trying to book another flight for October, I just need more Japan. Dennis quoted Anthony Bourdain, “There is only life before Tokyo and life after Tokyo.” Or something along those lines. I felt it, I am feeling it.

I spent a week in Tokyo and a week in Yokohama. “Hakbushin” is a raccoon cat looking thing with a long tail. I saw one. I didn’t see the raccoon dog though, “Tanuki”. I couldn’t even find any of those little drunk Tanuki statues with the big long balls, I looked everywhere.

We had an art show. We played video games. We got free clothes. Ate super good food and drank super good sake.

I was thinking it was going to be a big task editing down photos for this Japan post, which is why I have been lagging. But since I already made 3 zines with photos from the trip, I figure I can just highlight stuff from the zines. Too much info, I know. Here you go..

May 17 2017

STRENGTH OF A STALLION

This is the beginning of Star Trek: Into Darkness when Spock is inside a live volcano about to erupt and he’s like “Fuck it, don’t rescue me.”

I didn’t do such a good job on my teeth over the years. 2 more had to be extracted. And they kept breaking so they came out in pieces. I think I chew weird now. Tell me if I do the next time we go eat.

May 06 2017

CLUB PRO SMOKE BREAK

I met Sebastian in SF years ago and he actually interned at the studio for minute. Now he is the editor and publisher of his own magazine called Foundations. Him and a bunch of other people put on this book fair called Smoke Break at a gallery called Club Pro. I had a Hamburger Eyes table and did a slideshow presentation. Fun weekend.

May 04 2017

PUFFER FISH

Quick trip to SF for… nothing. Just visiting. First time in a long time where I went somewhere and didn’t have to work. Skated a bunch. Chilled a bunch. Ate a bunch. I needed it.