Monday, March 16, 2015

Camera Ready in SF

3 day in San Francisco for a Vans catalog shoot
 I met up with my good friend Jordon first thing off the plane and hit the newish SOMA park
Crackheads scurried like cockroaches at the sound of our skateboards on the way to this park
 This ass clown was there 
 After a bloody mary brunch we went over to Jordon's GF Casey's place in the panhandle
Epic backyard / garden vibes
Very rare in the city
 The mandatory rooftop beer while in SF
Quite a sketchy climb with a beer in hand...
 "Can you two kiss over there by the view?"
 Casey was the proud owner of this gorgeous long hair tuxedo cat Bart
I should have stole him
 After a buttload of beer we hit the DIY spot Waller and scorched some slides on this beaut
Total quarter pipe boner
You know when you bite your cheek and then keep biting it because that piece of skin now sticks out between your bite?
This injury is like that...always popping open
 A new day, new roof, new clothes
Here the "talent" rests between shots
Next stop we all got a contact high from the communal Haight house behind Amoeba 
 Stoner cats aplenty 
His name was probably Cheshire or Scabs  
 Dogs asking for spare change n' shit
After the days shoot I bailed on the group dinner and got a home made meal of ribs, sweet potato fries, kale and a nice salad
Jordon's face is how I felt too
 The next morning the make up lady had to cover up those late night beers from the night before
Our first location was this epic waterfall slide
A total children death trap that wouldn't fly with today's helicopter parents
 The stoke was evident here though
 Casting for a Double Mint Gum commercial or just blondes having more fun?
 Shade being thrown via telephone on Mission St. 
 Beryl Heights, where dog walkers go to heaven
 Quite a photogenic place I must admit
This must be the Lookbook District North
 You mess with the scab, you get the blood
An homage to Ed Templeton's Deformer cover
 I had to save James from falling off the edge 
 This slobber monster!
 Squad be high AF
Dog was probably fucked up on Bacardi 
 Drive by wants
 Da crew sippin brew 
 Our Uber driver
Collar popped, buttons bursting, bluetooth fedroa jauntily ascue 
 The final shot of the shoot
 Legend and super nice guy Tobin Yelland was behind the lens the whole time so you know the shoot was extra chill
This is probably a fetish somewhere
 Jake Phelps sighting #2
The first sighting he was in a hurry bombing a sidewalk we were on and shoed us out of the way. I learned from instagram he was on his way to get a photo op with the SF Giants World Series trophies haha
 Camera roll call at the last supper
L to R: Tobin, Irie, Me and Casey Jones
A couple of Guy-Thai
 The South American breakfast before the plane at Sunrise Cafe. Plantains and shit!
If the plane crashed and this was my last meal, Id be ok with that
Spicoli had me grinning on the way back to Long Beach
"This is OUR time Mr. Hand"
Shout out to Jet Blue for the free inflight time killer

'Till next time internet friends!

Friday, January 23, 2015

48 Hours of Sin

Two days in Las Vegas, NV with Freckles
 Loading up Mike's Prius like a Tetris level
Scooter not included
A little Circle J on the way
Very relaxing drive from then on
 MySpace whiteout filter for the appearance of perfect skin
 Hit the OG Del Taco in Barstow
They have a special menu here where they just put tomato hats on existing classics
 I got the Barstow exclusive Bun Taco
No shame here
 I like to think a cat ran across the keyboard while they were typing this sign out
We met up with our connect, artist Evan Rossell  pictured here, Fairfaxing in front of his mural
He was the one who lined us up with Skullcandy to play a show at the CES convention
We got to the convention just in time to catch the Cosmonauts play the rest of their 2 hour (!) set
Apparently their shit was going viral
Skullcandy treated us to some Moroccan food, belly dancers and all
Our Moroccan Long Islands quickly turned into Turkish coffee since we had to bail early to play a show downtown at The Griffin
After dinner Josh was feeling
Over to the Griffin on Fremont street 
I was surprised how cool downtown was and bummed I didn't visit earlier 
The next day we decided to go inside at the world largest convention before we played our set at 4pm
Here some DJ that no one knows plays someone else's song while some girls shake it for old dudes on cell phones
"My word!, I can see the goosebumps on her fanny!"
 Virtual reality driving simulation where your wife isn't in the car nagging you
 Punks for profit
Wait...punks don't wear suits!?
 Definition so sharp you can film it and trick your friends into thinking you have an exciting life visiting all the national parks
New software that can make anyone's singing voice sound good
CC: Eddie Vedder, dude from Stone Temple Pilots 
Iron Man wanted to wish us luck before we hit the stage
We nailed our 2 hour set and hit the dusty trail back home later that night
Thank you McKenna, Evan Rossell and Skullcandy