Monday, June 29, 2009

movie night

Hey, sorry for the long time no blog.
Things have been very upside down around here.
Thanks to all my friends and everyone else for coming out to the Magic Buss Movie night last Thursday. It was really nice to hang with you all and it helped lift our spirits. Special thanks to John Trubee, Henry S Rosenthal, Tim at Escape from NY and Charger Jon! Oh, damn, thanks Bill, for sacrificing half the night and getting the pizza, your timing was perfect bro!
I snapped a few shots from intermission out front.

Hey, check out the Magic Buss movie night blog.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


I lost my buddy today.
Cider was my first dog, my right hand man, my pal and my boy.
Cider was a gentle giant, he was kind and selfless, unless it came to chicken, then all bets were off.
Cider came across the country with Oriana when she moved to San Francisco from Rochester NY. He was 3 when I met him and we instantly had a bond.
The first time I met him I was like "Wow what a huge boxer!" and that was cause he was part Mastiff. When we first moved in together Cider instantly started to follow me around, to the bedroom, the bathroom, stick his head in the shower "Hey, what going on in der?" and especially the kitchen.
He lay beside me for six years while I worked. I would take him on errands with me in the car and pet him at every red light. I didn't like to be away from him.
I used to whisper stuff in his ear like "your my best friend" and "I love you buddy" and that was just between us till now. When times were tough or things weren't going well I could always hang with him and it would make me feel better.
I liked Cider more than most humans.
Oriana's bond with him was very special too. He was the apple of our eye and he will be dearly missed. I haven't cried in 15 years.
I love you Cider and I'm going to miss you buddy.

Monday, June 22, 2009

vcj art

I got this when I was a kid. I had this glow in the dark spray paint back then and I painted everything I owned.
My shoes, my parents house (sorry dad) my posters etc.
Unfortunately the eyes fell victim to this.
VCJ did the art. A great artist that was a big influence on me.

Friday, June 12, 2009

off the charts the song poem story movie

I will be curating "Off the Charts" the song poem story movie on Thursday June 25th at the magic Bus movie night in San Francisco for my friends Jon Bastian and Dulcinea Gonzalez. I'm stoked for a few reasons, first this is one of my favorite movies, it's a movie that YOU MUST SEE. Second there will be a Q&A after the film with producer Henry s. Rosenthal who also produced the The Devil and Daniel Johnston and many others. I'm also excited about the goofy trailers Jon and I put together, 2buk? beer, the possibility of free pizza during intermission and spontaneous heckling from the crowd that is always something I look forward to Nate.
So, all that said I hope to see you all out in a few weeks. This would also be the reason why I haven't blogged all week, getting this post together.

"Off the Charts" the song poem story (movie/documentary)

What is a song poem? 
A song poem usually refers to song lyrics that have been set to music for a money. This practice has long been frowned apon in the music industry ...

Wikepedia said:
The business of recording song poems was promoted through small display ads in popular magazines, comic book, tabloids, men's adventure journals and similar publications with a headline reading (essentially) Send in Your Poems!

The first time I herd of a song poem my friend Johnathan played me The Beat of the Traps song poem complication record back in the 90's. It blew my mind listening to all that awful and weird yet amazing music. And to find out how it all came about just made it that much more interesting.
Someone finding an ad that says "send in money and your poems, you might have a hit song!" and getting inspired enough to follow threw with it, wow!
Off the Charts (the song poem story) film takes a look at both ends of this little underground industry, it's history, the people who send in there poems and the guys who make the music.
They even sit in on a few sessions one of witch the singer freaks out on the guitar player. I guess the stress of having to record 35 or so songs in a day got to him.
This is an absolute MUST SEE! it's available on net flix or you can by it online but even better drop by the next MAGIC BUS movie night.

This music has everything in the world going against it. It's completely artificial, it's a scam...
I could probably list 15 different reasons why it shouldn't work.
But, for some reason, something comes threw all this stuff. And
I think that's part of the (song-poem's) charm and attractiveness.
-Ellery Eskelin, Musician and son of song-poem author Rodney Keith Eskelin

Be sure not to miss the opening short film cult classic "Dancing Outlaw"
Another MUST SEE cult classic short film staring the multiple personalities of outlaw dancer Jesco White and his colorful family of mountain folk. one of many infamous highlights is when Jesco goes off on a rant about his wife Norma Jean "You better start fryin' 'em eggs a little better'n what'chu been fryin' 'em. I'm tired of eatin' sloppy, slimy eggs!"

Magic Bus movie night
Curated by Dirty Donny
Q&A from Song Poem producer Henry S. Rosenthal
John Trubee, writer of "Blind Man's Penis" will be in attendance.
Thursday June 25th
The Ninth Street Independent Film Center at 145 9th st.
Doors at 7pm show at 8pm sharp!
Two Buck beer and FREE pizza @ intermission courtesy of Escape from NY pizza!!! (Thanks!)

Sunday, June 7, 2009

engine drop

Big old engine drop. Big day for the Donster. We yanked out the 383 so long ago I can't even tell you when. I spent hours staring at that empty bay.
MoBill stuffed my motor in there like he was making a peanut butter sandwich, quick and smooth like it was nuthin'.
Frank on the chain gang, Brian with the photos and me being stoked doing what I could.
Jesco White, Angry Batman and Heavy Metal parking lot were the topics of the day.
Thanks Bill, Frank and Brian, for today. I had a great time hanging with you guys and am extremely stoked you guys helped make this happen, Chiz!

Friday, June 5, 2009

corey o'brien

I got this kick ass deck a while back from my buddy Corey O'brien and his brother Gavin.
I think it's one of my all time favorite skate graphics.
It's on my studio wall in all it's Jim Phillips glory!
Thanks guys!

arrrr, custom beer coaster

Was at Lucky 13 this week with Oriana and Brian and saw this beer coaster that someone doodled on. It made me laugh.

Thursday, June 4, 2009


It's been a while since I've done a Van of the week post, no real reason, I guess I just needed a break. I've been seeing allot of vans around lately. Lots of diamonds in the ruff, things of beauty past, almost survivors, sun fade victims. I was talking to my friend Wade the other day and the subject of Van interiors came up so I figured I would post this one.
I also get asked allot about vans and why I don't own one and the reason is I don't know?
I have a '69 Satellite, that's my first love, a bare bones Mopar, a metal spam can full of fire crackers. I would love to own a van one day and most likely will. I've played with the idea of creating/painting my own but I also like the idea of finding a survivor, something from the day, I think that would be the shit. Something with a bed, bar, shag and Frazetta mural, something with a good vibe ghost.
I'll get back on the van of the week soon. I've just been busy with the car build and keeping up on my work.
Oh, check out that bad fucking ass paint job!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

hey donny!

Oriana got this amazing tribute to her #1 Love yesterday...ME!
And I must say it looks just like me!
Thanks Babe!
By our pal Brian Wahl.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Hey you! Nobody cares about your tattoo. so corndogs!

Corndogs by Brian Wahl, thanks bro!
Also got my motor today. Thanks Dan, Frank, Bill and Scott for all the help!
Dropping that baby Sunday and der will be pics.