Currently listening to: “Paris Cafes” by The Art Museums

July 31, 2010

The Art Museums' Paris Cafes

This song makes me wanna to drive coast to coast on a scooter eating nothing but gas station food. No reservations, just the road ahead. Maybe one day.


Subtext: LOOK: The Work of Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins recap

July 31, 2010

A young Tony Hawk. Subtext Gallery in San Diego presents LOOK: Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins

If you ask almost any skateboard photographer on who their influences are, most would probably bring up Grant Brittain. Brittain spent a great amount of time capturing the early careers of riders such as Tony Hawk, Danny Way and Mark Gonzales to name a few. Brittain shoots with an intuition that captures the personalities of his subjects. His photo of Tod Swank still comes to mind as one of my favorite images in photography.

Last night, Subtext in Little Italy played venue for LOOK: The Work of Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins. It was a full house — with both the gallery space and patio filled with art-hungry guests and industry folk alike. The snacks (mustard sausages!) provided by the Tractor Room served as a tasty distraction from the unusually chilly summer night. Things also got warmer as Adrian Demain laid down his skills as the nights tunesmith. And this is what I saw…

Edit: The show goes on July 30th – August 29th, 2010. Be sure to swing by and check out the show before its over. Prints are available for sale while they last.

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Mark Gonzales. Subtext Gallery in San Diego presents LOOK: Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins

Subtext Gallery in San Diego presents LOOK: Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins

Subtext Gallery in San Diego presents LOOK: Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins

Subtext Gallery in San Diego presents LOOK: Grant Brittain & Josh Higgins

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Currently listening to: “Ladies and Gentlemen we are Floating in Space” by Spiritualized

July 28, 2010

Spiritualized is Jason Pierce aka J. Spaceman

It’s been one of those weeks where I’ve been moving around pieces of my life’s puzzle and finding where things fit. I’m simultaneously excited, scared and curious on what the future holds. On another note, Spiritualized will be playing Radio City Music hall on Friday. The show will feature a live orchestra, choir and a few unannounced guests. Damn, I wish I was in NY.


Wish list: 012

July 27, 2010

Holga D Concept by Saikat Biswas...assuming it comes to life.

Visvim FW09 Maliseet Elk Folk

Apple Magic Trackpad

Valextra Notebook for Monocle

Chrstopher Wool. Fuckem if they cant take a joke


Recommusings: 039

July 25, 2010

MATT LUEM Untitled 2008

Thor versus Superman in a fight (to the death!) ~ Old Wizard
Shepard Fairey, Street Art, And Viva la Revolución ~ KPBS
A Malibu retreat that is modern, fresh and fire resistant ~ LA Times
Best Coast Crazy for You exclusive 1st Listen ~ Urban Outfitters
June Gloom exhibition curated by Fritz Chesnut ~ Country Club Projects


Flynn’s Arcade at ComiTRON San Diego

July 25, 2010

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This year’s Comic-Con really stood behind their ComiTRON promotion and even went as far implementing a fully functional arcade with all the vintage games you can think of. I spent a good amount of my time racking up points on the Galaga cabinet before heading to the back room that would make most Tronphilles go crazy.

Disguised as a Pepsi-serving cocktail lounge, the Tron: Legacy-themed space screened the  film’s trailer along with a fully choreographed light show. Below, is some footage that I took.

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

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Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010

Tron Legacy Experience at Comic Con 2010


Daft Punk in San Diego? Don’t think so :(

July 24, 2010

Daft Punk no no no say it aint so

I’m 97% sure that Daft Punk isn’t playing tonight at Petco Park. I could be wrong, but I’m probably right. Sorry guys. This blog sucks. Go here.


Daft Punk plays Petco Park in San Diego. Definitely Maybe?

July 23, 2010

Daft Punk plays Petco Park for San Diego Comic Con definitely maybe

Last year’s Comic-Con was engulfed by the influx of Twilight fans from all over the country trying to get a glimpse of Robert Pattinson. This year’s Comic-Con, has been unofficially named Comic-Tron — this, of course, is in response to the convention’s heavy promotion of Joseph Kosinski’s Tron: Legacy.

There’s a rumor this year that Daft Punk will be playing Petco Park this Saturday, July 24th. Now for me personally, I’d highly doubt that. Although… I did hear from 2 sources that I trust (reliable is subjective) that it has been confirmed that they will be playing a surprise show. But this is really just speculation. And that’s fun for me too.


Nike SB x Todd Bratrud x BLENDS to benefit Keep A Breast Foundation

July 20, 2010

Todd Bratrud Brain Wreck Dunk

Last night’s release of the Todd Bratrud “Brain Wreck” Dunk was a success. We still have quite a few smaller sizes left between 4 and 7.5 for sale — so for all of you on the small size of the foot spectrum… come on by! You can still make your purchase at BLENDS in downtown San Diego and/or via phone order [619.233.6126]. It was such a pleasure to work with the lovely ladies from Keep A Breast. Be sure to stay in touch with all of their events supporting the cause. More info on last nights event after the jump. Continue reading Nike SB x Todd Bratrud x BLENDS to benefit Keep A Breast Foundation…


On my desk: Canvas bag by Jyumoku, Simple Reborn

July 20, 2010

Jyumoku Simple Reborn

Just scored this Jyumoku tote bag over the weekend from my friend Ted. It’ll provide as a new home for my MacBook on my daily commutes to [and from] Influx Cafe. It even has a D-ring for my keys. Super durable and made to last out of recycled canvas. Handcrafted in California.

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Jyumoku, Simple Reborn


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