Saw this picture from the Polar Jungle and I think it’s the one that has just gotten me excited about posting stuff again. I think about buildings a lot. When I was younger I wanted to be and engineer that did seismic retrofitting and that’s actually why SF has always been a fascination of mine. I knew they had tall buildings, big bridges, and earthquakes. This picture brought me back to middle school when I would day dream about standing under buildings and looking up, watching them stretch into the blue.
Haven’t posted in a little bit because I was just over it. I wasn’t feeling like putting shit up for people to look at and spend more times on their computers. I appreciate the the questions about what was going on. So here’s what’s going on APEX and the Werehaus boys got together and painted the infamous mini van that has literally seen every corner of the United States. Check the flyer and video out below and make it out Friday for a very weird gathering at the SF DMV.
Because today is a very foggy and beautiful day. Thank you Terry Barentsen. You once again have done the work for us.
Wanted to put this video by Chairlift up because I really like the foggy color that they edited it with. I thought to myself, “hmm.. that video would prolly look good on the site.” Is is so bad that I only picked this because I wanted to see how it would look on the site? I don’t think so and if you do, well then you are worrying about the wrong things in life.
This music video is about the most embarrassing thing I can think of to show of myself. I hate that I’m in it so much. I was for some reason trying to grow a beard and an afro at the same time… not a good idea. Anyway, I had watched this Spike Lee movie with my friend Sanja and I got to thinking about how annoying the black race can be. I know it sounds like some self hate but really, it’s an observation I’ve made for years. I see so many black people just throwing in the towel before they even step into the ring and it hurts my heart. I’m not saying every black person does this, but for the most part, what you see in San Francisco…isn’t the best representation of the culture. Shortly after making this song I lost all feelings towards this type of music… I needed to do something unexpected. The reason I’m posting this today is because I got an email from someone asking about the 1865 stuff and if I was ever going to make another hip hop album. It’s crazy that I get a couple of emails a year saying something simular, all very flattering and appreciated. It makes me happy, but in reply to the very much appreciated email: No way BREH… hip hop is weird… it ain’t in my heart.
I randomly walked into Relove on Polk st. about 8 months ago and bought 4-5 pieces from the store. I typically don’t like to get more than one thing from a store because I value my random approach to fashion but this store was special. I liked it so much that I decided to interview the owner Delila Hailechristos about some random things on my mind.
Delilah went to the University of Minnesota because she had a sister who was in attendance there. We are talking about her experience there.
I wen’t off on this thought about star formation and human awareness and how some people are good at self regulating and others, not so much.
I love this shot from Lane Coder because of it’s disconnected lighting. The blown out window combined with the models lay gives this whole thing a feeling of being in a trance. I’ve been feeling like a zombie these days because I’ve just been addicted to practicing music…at times I find myself not even really playing anything that makes sense… I’ll zone out for 5 or so minutes and when I come back to reality it’s just a lot of noise. I’ve always made music like that. It’s like learning how to be unconscious while being aware of your unconscious state. Anyway…this picture gives me that same feeling.
Last night someone came up to me and said, “I listened to your music…really different sounding stuff… it’s like, you’re in a dance party on your way to Hell.” I really got a kick out of that because this person had been thinking about how to sum up the sound and I think it’s beautiful when art makes people think and travel within their own head. Fast forward a couple of hours and I’m walking down the street with some friends and I see what you see below… I instantly felt like I was in a dance party on my way to hell. Things have been aligning with me like crazy these days… so much so that if I were to speak honestly about it, I’d lose credibility. This world is ran by invisible aliens. I’m so thankful we get along.
Here’s a picture of a good friend of mine who I really do appreciate so so much. She’s constantly doing what she wants, constantly developing the creative aspects of her life, and always making me go, “damn… yeah… that shit is cool.” I really love this idea behind her hair and it looks amazing. Watch out for those people collectors out there G! You’re one cool lady and they’ll find you.
Super cool shot from the Full Frame Collective over at the Golden State Warriors game. I just like stuff like this so that’s why I wanted to put it up. Can you imagine if you fell doing a trick in front of so many people? Why does the amount of eyes directly relate to the level of embarrassment in people. We are all so aware of one another…so be nice and go big.
This photo by the kid I met last week at a show we played is super sick. He’s on an adventure across America and has been doing something I’ve wanted to do for a very long time now: Ride a train from California to Colorado. It’s one of my biggest goals in life and I really hope to get that done here in the next year or so. Preferably during the winter.
Dreams of Saigon was made by the ever talented Brian Chu during his obvious travels abroad. It was shot on film and is absolutely beautiful. I don’t know if he was going for this effect but when the piece comes to the end I feel really sad. The long fade out with the pace of the shots makes me feel like I’m dying and while I’m fading away… the world around me keeps pace. I love it.
The EMB… one of the hottest skate spots in SF. Sandwiched between two of the most beautiful bridges in the entire planet. Terry Barentsen again gives us the feeling of being involved in something special. Watching the motion to his photos is almost like watching a movie. He’s an active dude and his photography is a workout. Always beautiful and always sweaty.