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
So I have been waiting to do a little post on my art show at Max Fish last week , but wanted to gather some photos that were taken by friends that night.
I didn’t move to New York with plans of having an art show, I moved here to tattoo at “Wooster Street” aka NY INK, and try to grow as a person and a artist in search of new adventures and opportunities. Having said that Max Fish was the only place I would have had an art show, the place just felt right from the beginning, Max Fish just has good mojo, and its my understanding that its hard to get one there, so it all working out the way it did, I just have to say, it was meant to be. I am so humbled by the love and support all my new NYC family showed me, coming out and showing so much love and support. Not being from New York, only spending less then a year here, and having such a amazing turn out, it almost makes my eyes water, almost. Thank you all who came out I am honored by your support and friendships.
Here is some photos from friends that night, and a few new paintings.
PS : A special thanks to my family members Rob, Brian, and Diana for coming out just for the show, I love you guys. And Aly, I love you too brother.
…on to the next project
Ami was doing this small “pop up” event in the Empire hotel across from the Lincoln Center during this months “Fashion Week” or as I like to call it “Fashion Weak” Ami invited me to do a little tattooing with him there. Im a single man these days and I never get tired of being surrounded by super models, who are partaking in fashion weak events such as this one all over New York City, also its nice to get off Wooster street for a change. Thanks Ami #FTM
I did a couple tattoos. The first one was on Joshua David Stein the newly appointed editor and chief for Blackbook. I found Joshua to be very pleasant, and for the sake of the tattoo, very easy going. He has been tattooed by a few tattooers that I admire, so it was a pleasure to add a small piece to his collection. Its always great to share a canvas with your peers. Thanks Joshua, Pleasure to meet you and good luck with your new job.
The second was on the lovely Neon Hitch (her real name rivals my older brothers, Eventide for uniqueness) We actually started at the Empire Hotel but do to chaos and time, we hopped a cab down to 43 wooster street “Ny Ink” to finish up in peace. Although the tattoos I did on her were small they were very meaningful and it was cool spending some time with such a Og Gypsy like Neon.
Nice meeting you Neon, best of luck in the music business, and safe travels about. #green