This picture was taken behind Pokez Mexican Restaurant down the street from my shop in downtown San Diego, California circa 2009. Little Chloe Dee, my old dog was chilling with me that day. I have always liked this photo, overalls and a my very small dog. FTWxDOP.
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“The True Gentleman is the man… who speaks with frankness but always with sincerity and sympathy; whose deed follows his word; who thinks of the rights and feelings of others, rather then his own; and who appears well in any company, a man with whom honor is sacred and virtue safe.” -John Walter Wayland
La Coka Nostra
Founded in late 2005 with no intention to record an album, La Coka Nostra was more a loose collective of artists connected through Danny Boy than a group. Having taken time off from rap after the break-up of House of Pain, Danny Boy took to working in video production and fashion as well as mentoring other artists. He met Slaine in Boston and, impressed with his writing, brought him to L.A. to record some tracks. Eventually it turned into more of a group effort including the former members of House of Pain and Ill Bill, as well as associates from Psycho Realm, Special Teamz and others. It was not until early 2006 that the current line up solidified, plans to release an album were first voiced later the same year…
You Better RSVP ASAP or be left OUT. My friend Toby (h20) puts on a amazing show every time, such good, music, energy, and positivity. Don’t miss the chance to see this show tonight in Brooklyn, its free ! But rumor has it, It is going to be more then a full house. Good luck getting in. RSVP here > Vans House parties
I find it hard to have respect for the youngsters that don’t have any respect for the process. I understand the idea of wanting to have all your visible spots tattooed first, I mean who doesn’t want to look “cool” as fast as possible. And thats your prerogative, but at least now you know how its seen by those in the know. But here is the deal, things are not respected when they are not earned, and then its seen more as a trend, getting your neck or hands tattooed too soon makes you look like your trying to hard, it makes you look like a poser. The time, the work, and the process is what gives you that respect that you kids are looking for by doing it, and when you go through it the right way you’ll respect it more for yourself and people will respect you more, because they will see what you have went through to get to that point. It wont just be the image, it will be you. Its like standing at the finish line with out running the race.
Thanks Tim Hendricks for this great visual example. your the best.
Ps In the past we used to call hand and neck tattoos “Job Stoppers” and thats a whole other issue, of course society is changing and much more excepting but this issue is still a pertinent factor.