Next month I will be paying a visit to London, where I have the honor of sitting in at The Family Business one of the best shops in the UK, as well as visiting the London tattoo convention and seeing some of my dear friends and favorite tattooers from the world over.
One of my dearest friends and one of my favorite tattoo artists…Tim Hendricks will be back taking some walk-ins with us at Wooster Street Social Club aka NY Ink in Soho New York city…starting on Thursday the 16th…there is a small window of opportunity here…dont miss it…and good luck. Tim’s Website > www.Saltwatertattoo.com
Today marked a very significant moment…Our dear friend Seth Abrams aka “the Goon” survived a Aneurysm and a Stroke 7 months ago…And this Runyon 5K run/walk at Yankee stadium marked for him and all of us a example of his healing progress…as he was near death…27 of his family and close friends and even the Doctor that saved his life showed up to show support and share in the joy of our dear friends health and returning mobility.
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
The Peoples court is the original tv reality show, It started in 1981 showing actual cases with actual parties involved. The first reality court show that did not use actors. There has been a few judges on this show but I did not start watching the show till maybe 2002 or so and Judge Marilyn Milian has been there ever since.
I am not a big tv watcher at all these days, I spend at the very most 2 hours a week or so in front of the tube, other then that I Netflix at my drawing table. I believe life is for the living not the watching. But I do still DVR The Peoples Court, partly because I think Judge Milian is the wonderful, and partly because I enjoy learning the basic laws involved with small claims. I had the opportunity to to sit in on a taping a couple months back, I had such a great time talking with the judge and all the people behind the scenes. Special thanks to Matt for the warm hospitality.
It has been quite a few years since I have done the Ink & Iron tattoo convention. The last time I did, it was with my dear friend Nervio, and we had such a good time. So this year I will be flying in from New York to do Ink & Iron and working with one of my favorite people/tattooers in the world my friend Tim Hendricks. We will be next to our friends from Goldrush Tattoo in Costa Mesa and other great friends including Dan Smith and Dave Kruseman. Tim will be selling all his great swag; custom tattoo machines, sketchbooks, tattoo pens and his new T shirt line, which is a must have in any wardrobe
I will be selling some new very limited prints, the classic “California Love Lucky’s Tee” and sketchbooks. I am 99% booked up but please stop by and say hello. We will see you there. June 8,9,and 10
Picture above: Hand painted name signs, Tim did for our booth at the show. He’s truly the best.
I was so shocked to hear that Junior Seau has been killed. As a young kid growing up in Oceanside California we didn’t have too many heroes, and a lot of us looked up to the gangsters and top drug dealers in the area, they had the respect of the street, they had all the nice stuff, the cleanest Impalas the newest Escalades. But amongst all that nonsense was a great admiration for Junior Seau, that everyone felt, he was the hometown hero, one of the most known and respected guys that made it from our time period and our city. I recently had the honor and pleasure to spend a holiday at his home in Oceanside with him and some of his family, where I was so welcomed and forced to eat so much good food, Junior kept saying “Luke ! eat ” I will cherish that memory and the memory of his life.
One of my best/oldest friends Rob Ruiz is a world class chef out of Oceanside, and would cook for him and his family from time to time, and thats how the connection was made.
I am not a sports fan, but Im a big fan of good people. Junior was a good person and will be missed greatly here on earth, as the earth needs more people like him. Rest in Power big homie, Thanks for all the good. Respect #55
Bob Marley’s universal appeal, impact on music history and role as a social and political prophet is both unique and unparalleled. MARLEY is the definitive life story of the musician, revolutionary, and legend, from his early days to his rise to international superstardom. Made with the support of the Marley family, the film features rare footage, incredible performances and revelatory interviews with the people that knew him best.
As a young kid I would go to the library and rent tapes and copy them, among these tapes was Bob Marley and the Wailers, more precisely “Legend” I’ll never forget that time period in my life listening to that tape, and from that time on Bob Marley and his music left a lasting impression in my heart. (I have some old portraits of Bob I drew back then somewhere) A couple of friends brought me to see this newly released documentary “Marley” and I was so pleasantly surprised on how good it was. Go see this film if you get a chance, its a bit long being just under 2 and a half hours, but it does not drag.
My dear friends at OLOC and FSAS are collaborating on an official 5950 New Era cap. They go on sale April 17th at Frank’s Chop Shop. Stop by the shop between 5pm and 7pm April 17th and catch a special acoustic set from H2O (second one ever) This event is free to all ages. Don’t sleep on this history in the making, And don’t sleep on this hat #dontforgetyourroots #OLOC