Friday, February 27, 2009


I can tell where I was right now 17 years ago.
I was on the buss coming home from my job at KFC listening to powerage on my walkman.
How do I remember? Cause it's the only album I listened to when I was 16. And I worked the 10am to 2pm lunch shift that winter. The ultimate party shift. Get off work, chill, party, sleep in a little, work and start it all over again.
I'm going by the 3 hour time dif.
I still love this album.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

new stuff

Shot some candy at Rolfe's today. New project.
I'll show it a little later.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

the wrestler

I finally saw this film yesterday and was stoked. I herd it was good and have been meaning to see it for a wile. Now, I can't seem to stop thinking about it.
I love when films have an impact and stay with you. I have a few signs that alert me to the fact that this isn't just a good film, it's a great one. One is when my hands sweat during the movie, that happens to me when I'm tense or nervous. Another is when you find your self still thinking about it the next day. It happened the first time I saw Raging bull. I read a few reviews for the wrestler online and they were all kind of the same, boring reviews praising the film by people payed to write reviews. It's a fucking joke to get payed to write a review, I know, I have friends that do it and they all joke about it. One in particular does record reviews and sometimes never even listens to the band, then makes a small chunk of change selling all the free Cd's. I'm not knocking it, hell beats washing dishes and it's pretty funny. I just think the better reviews are ones that come from the heart, from people that do them cause they want to, like in fanzines or blogs, not in Rolling stone, news papers or snobby know it all websites. They are also calling it Mickey Rourke's comeback? Hey what about Sin City?! He kicked ass in that too! I wanted to dedicate this little post to this film so that the folks who come here from time to time will maybe look at it expecting to see a Van or some photo of weird food and get this. So maybe you'll go check it out and be stoked like I was, or maybe not? I dug it, it was raw and real and that's all I'll say.
You can check out Mickey Rourke being awesome here.

van o the week 'more frazetta'


Sunday, February 22, 2009

go pull yer pork

Well, here it is, the secret recipe for my award winning pulled pork!
Hope you enjoy!

Ingredients list for copy or print:
Get a 4 to 6 pound pork but from the butcher.
1 onion
1 lemon
olive oil
salt and pepper
steak rub
lemon pepper
BBQ sauce
Hamburger buns, beer and sides (Don't be a clown and forget your sides!)

1. rub your pork but in steak-rub, 2 cloves of chopped garlic, salt and pepper then place it in the crock pot on 10 or 8 hour cook. Add a fist full of chopped onions then pore 1/2 cup water. The steam will help cook the pork evenly.
Mix with pepper and (Oriana's fave from her home country of Croatia, secret ingredient #1) Vegeta Seasoning.

2. Prep your garlic and onions. Chop 3 cloves garlic small as possible and chop one onion small and squeeze 1 whole lemon. Mix in a bowl.

3. Prepare your BBQ sauce!
This is important. I'm not going to tell you what my sauce recipe is but lets just say mix your fave sauces in a pot and cook with hot peppers for at least 45 min.
Sauce and make or break your deal!

4. Pull that pork ya perv!
after 6 to 8 hours you should be able to pull the pork with 2 forks, if it don't pull easy then leave it cook a wile longer. Pull it good and take away the fat.
Now take yer onion/garlic mix and dump it in there with your custom BBQ sauce. Mix it up and let it cook for the remainder of your 10 hour cook time. (see image above)

5. Yer finally done and ready to serve.
Bust out those hamburger buns and add some nice sides (baked beans and corn bread?) and your golden!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

'magic nose goblin'

I'm selling my kustom stretch cruiser bike "magic nose goblin".
The bike was featured in the book PINSTRIPE PLANET.
Selling it cause I just don't have the space with the car resto now taking up the whole garage and I just never ride it around my place cause the hills are insane.
The bike is beautiful, custom green metal flake paint. I pinstriped it and did the chain guard mural in 1-shot.
Check it out here!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

the story of 'yaller'

One of my favorite bay aria mopars has found a home.
A few month back my pal Kevin Tomson called me with the bad news that he was selling his '66 Satellite. I was shocked and bummed at the same time but hey, Kevin has his reasons and still is the proud owner of two Mopars. I guess the best news is he sold it to our friend Nate who is super stoked.
Kevin has a great online article Basement Garage and has a feature on the Satellite.
Check it out!

van o the week 'conan'

Friday, February 6, 2009

van o the week 'retarded space vans'

Totally retarded yet totally amazing.


I guess it's loosely based on Nutty mad and it's some sort of magic game by Wham-O. I'm digging on the package.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

rip lux interior

I just her the terrible news that lux interior died this morning.
RIP Lux, you will be missed!
Read more here.

the nomads

I have always loved this record. It has become one of my favorite LPs.
Just wanted to share that. You should get it, ya YOU!
The Nomads

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

friend profile: luke martin

Friend profile: Luke Martin.
Luke, always on the go! He's one hard work'n fella that hails from none other than Ottawa Canada.
You might have had a chance to catch him swinging from the rafters of your local watering hole with his band the Million Dollar Marxists or perhaps caught him knocking around his bass with other band White Wires. I've known Luke for many years now. We met back when I used to do my fanzine "Dirty".
Luke along with Trevor was my most reliable contributor. I had to pull every ones teeth just to get them to contribute but not Luke and Trevor for that matter.

Favorite monster: Gary Glitter.
Why? Because he's a rock and roll space pedophile. What if all his songs are about having sex with children. That's fucked up. But man, that beat! Runner Up: D Compose of Inhumanoids.
What do you hate? I hate photocopy store people and music store workers. Two places where employees have a grossly disproportionate ratio of arrogance to genuine power . Somehow, they manage to ruin my mood several times a week. Hey asshole, don't look at me like I'm from Neptune because I'm looking for a speakon to 1/4" adaptor. They do exist. I own several. SO fuck you, fuck yer shitty, wanna-be Theory Of A Dead Man band and fuck yer two foot long goattie with it's frosted tip. You are like diarrhea incarnate.
What do you love? I love that I live in a time where you are basically free to discover and explore any available history, visual art, sound, idea and technology recorded in human civilization.
Why? Because dispite this fact, people are more interested in Amy Winehouse's vigina than who is stealing all their money and shit. Pure comedy!

For more about Luke check his website

Monday, February 2, 2009

sf bbq in january

Yesterday was so nice we decided to break out the BBQ.
Of course a little Lizzy was also on the menu.