Dec 20 2016

THE PEARLS OF APHRODITE

I went up to SF for about a week. I think I stayed 10 days actually. It went so fast I could’ve stayed 10 more. I miss it there. I miss my friends and the pedestrian lifestyle. It is so easy to hang out. I do not miss the weather. It was cold as fuck the entire time. And rainy.

Monkey and Bibiru.

Making photos to hang for the Hamburger Eyes new issue release party at Mike’s Barbershop.

Dwayne.

This dude is 13 years old.

Michelle had something removed from her neck.

Bill and Gut.

Fun night. Everyone got drunk. Wish I got more photos. Thanks to every one who came out.

Rad photogs, David Root and Chris Beale.

Briane.

Pablo and bacon wrapped hot dog cart guy.

Hoarders. Troy says it’s fake. Troy says the whole channel is fake. Kappy says put it on mute.

Claire.

I cat-sitted for a few days. She shits where ever she wants. I was warned. 

Turf talk.

Samantha, Tony, Troy.

HR Giger’s alien made out of masking tape.

“It’s nasty out” or “Are you wet yet?” talking about when its raining, talking about sexting.

Derelichte.

Stefan and George.

ROBOTS ON THE STREETS OF SF.

Stucci.

Mike’s Barbershop is fun.

When BB got home I asked him what is in the terrarium and he points out all the snails I didn’t notice. Then he lifts up the leaves on the bottom and there’s a grip of eggs. He eats them. He says they’re called “The Pearls of Aphrodite” or “White Caviar”. 

There was a few more that I didn’t get a photo of. But you get the idea.

Andrea and Mark.

George.

RIP ORFN. Legend status. Sad day for SF.

Kappy and Casey.

Krista and Michelle.

Tiffany.

RIP ORFN.

** BONUS SECTION **

Photos that were texted to me.

I was getting a bunch of photos of Clubber Lang off Monkey’s tv one day. Later he sent me this rad one of Ivan Drago.

Tito’s Bday. Photo by Kappy.

Breakfast selfies with Mark.

Stefan too.

Ran into my old friend Ingrid.

Locals only. Calvin came to the party. Photo by Kappy.

Dennis sent this one the day after I had already left. He was in the East Bay.

Dec 17 2016

TANKED

These guys are installing a 40 foot fish tank at a casino. I love this show. My mom says she already saw this episode but doesn’t mind watching it again because she loves this show too.

Dec 15 2016

NIGHT RIDING

K.I.T.T.

Jonathan. Reminds me of a young me.

McCurdy and Max. Gay lovers.

Me and Dre.

I went to go watch UFC and Jamie’s house. This was in the courtyard area. What is it?

Dec 14 2016

1001 FRAMES

We hung 500 photos at our show in February. We sold approx 200 of them. And then 8 months later I went to pick up the rest. This is the trunk but the back seats and front seats were stacked too.

The original idea was to hang 1000 photos. On some retarded math I thought there was enough wall space. There wasn’t.

Because I took so long, of course the frames got buried in art and other things in the basement of the gallery. Here is Fred. He is holding a box of our posters.

The Paperworks guys had a booth at Complexcon. I brought them some zines and some of these framed photos. After it was all done for some reason Mike returned all my stuff to Nick over at Little Big Man Gallery. This bear was in the hallway when I came to pick up.

Quick visit, Nick was busy and had to catch a flight to Paris for a book fair.

Dec 14 2016

I THINK IT’S LEGIT

I was thinking how I miss shooting black and white film, so peep the cellphone conversions and let me know if you think it’s legit.

Dec 01 2016

KEY MASTER

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Rick Moranis was a G back in the days. G for genius.

I’m realizing that if I want to be a “blogger” then I better start “blogging” every day, probs multiple times a day. Just saying.

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Dec 01 2016

FRIGGIN MOVING FRIGGIN SUCKS

I have to move again. Everything going in storage again. What am I really doing again. I was worried at first, but now I am excited. Sometimes I am too much optimistic and not enough realistic, but I got a car now that is all the way legit and I can be nimble and I can be quick. One bummer thing though is how much stuff I have. I have maybe 10 or more heavy boxes of framed photos. I have at least 20 boxes of books. That’s not counting zines and magazines. Records. Guitars. Bikes. Skateboards. WTF.

Nov 15 2016

KUNSTVEREIN MUNCHEN

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Really proud of this book. Chris and Matt wrote this super long form essay about Hamburger Eyes that sums of everything awesomely well. The book has scans of back issues and photos from the latest issues. It was published by Roma Publications on occasion of our exhibit in Germany at Kunstverein Munchen. You should buy it.

Oct 30 2016

EXTRACTION

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HEALTH UPDATE: Okay, quick recap. A few weeks ago I had a bad tooth ache. I read a bunch of stuff online, I bought a bunch of natural products, and boom in 2 days tooth ache gone. I was feeling myself and started eating chocolate and sweets again. Not crazy, but 7-11 mission Kitkat or Reese’s every other day. While still flossing and scrubbing and alkalizing my mouth like a psycho.

And then boom, another tooth ache earlier this week. This one way more hard core then the first. I never felt anything like this. I went through 2 bottles of Advil in 2 days. I couldn’t sleep or eat. I was loading up on supplements hoping my immune system could handle it. But by the end of the week, the whole right side of my face swoll up. I should’ve gotten a selfie but was in too much pain to think to do anything.

I was using this set of natural products : tooth powder, mouthwash, and remineralizer from “Uncle Harry’s” that was the brand name. Super alkalizing for your mouth. Then I noticed my gums were receding crazy rapidly. And that this might be the cause of my pain. Maybe the gum line receded past the root of the tooth and there is just an exposed nerve? I was still studying a bunch and I came across info that your mouth can actually be too alkaline!? And that also you can be over brushing and over flossing?! I think both of these things led to my gums being all fucked up.

Anyways, my face got crazy. Here’s a weird thing, true story. My dentist office called me. They are like “Hey man, you are due for an appointment.” I actually answered the phone and was all, “Nah I’m good”. But within 24 hours of that phone call is when my face starting puffing out. So I called them back and was like “Guess what?”.

So I went in and she said that I have an infection. She didn’t say anything about receding gums or over flossing. She said, “We should’ve fixed this a year ago when I told you to.” The option is still the same, but now the time is more more crucial. I need to decide to extract it or root canal it. If I wait too long to decide, it will be past the point of root canal. But at that point, it will also make the extraction a lot harder to do because there will be less tooth to work with.

She gave me a prescription for antibiotics. I feel way better. It has been a few days. I also got a different herbal tooth powder that my mouth seems to like but is super messy.

According to this book I am reading, you can reverse tooth decay and the author is adamant about not getting extractions and not getting root canals at all. All the reviews are the same. People saying their dentist said “Extraction”, but they read the book and followed the directions perfectly and now the new xray says no extraction and the dentist is like, “Whaaaat”.

I think I can do it, but then I already had a couple sugary things yesterday and today. Not candy though. Rice pudding and some power bars. I been having massive sugar cravings. I thought it was maybe because I haven’t had any in about a week. I read that since I am on antibiotics, and that it is killing all the bad bacteria as well as all the good bacteria, the guys that are left like the yeast and the bugs have a free reign of terror on my body and they are the ones craving the sugar. They have hooked into my spine and are telling my brain to get them sugar. The cravings have been subsided with yogurt and apple cider vinegar but still yikes.

Anyways, for the most part I have stuck to the diet of no gluten, grains, or sugar. Lots of healthy fats. There is a very long list food protocol and it’s expensive and strict. I want to commit to it. Or should I just pull that tooth? I would just pull it because I have had 2 other root canals that both fell apart and led to pain and extraction anyways. But I want to keep the teeth I have. So… I will commit. And I want you to commit with me. Deal? Deal.

Oct 30 2016

TRASH CAN MAN

Last night this criminal was found hiding in trash can. K-9 unit be sniffing everything. Busted.

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Speaking of trash cans, I just deleted all the insta feed on this blog. The double dipping was confusing you and me both.

2 random old friends from way random eras in my life both told me within the last couple of days that I should work up this site and restart the podcast. All those 100s of other ideas I keep playing with, delete them all. Just work on this blog at night and Hamburger Eyes during the day. Go solo was the message I was getting. I started picking up what they were putting down. I started smelling what they were stepping in.

Stay tuned for more “reporting”.