Tuesday, May 24, 2011

A Wonderful Shame

The 35mm Holga experiment:

Model: Robert Elorduy, personal trainer/masseur:

Monday, May 23, 2011

Lost Sheep

What if your a sheep that ran away and doesn't want to be found?

The Psychedelic Rapture

The Black Angels show on the night of the rapture was awesome. They killed it. It couldn't have been a better show. unless the douche bag Korean kids next to us wasn't there. They kept throwing glasses of water on to the crowd. Total douche bags. Sleepy Sun: I thought wasn't very good and I've seen True Widow so many times, that during their set I went next door and drank at Absinthe for a little bit.
But, overall the Black Angels were over the top amazingly more than I expected. I would mos def recommend seeing them to anyone.

Friday, May 20, 2011

A Violent Melancholy

driving to work this morning
in the overcast melancholy of the morning
listening to the Silver Jews
I wanted to keep driving
destination? unknown
then I realized the violent United States
isn’t as interesting without her

Monday, May 16, 2011

Short Bus Kids' Muscle Cars

worship thou lost wiener dogs of bitch whores
down on bended trees and bee fleas
eat the death and shit the life
short bus kids driving muscle cars
steroids for skeleton muscle men
Why die? eat a Frito-pie with extra cheese

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Her Postmortem Flight

I've seen your sighs, lies and milky thighs.
I've seen the way he tries, your sharpened knives and postmortem flies.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Space Re-Con

some 35 mm pics I got developed from back in the day.... here is the old Good-Latimer Tunnel:

An old Obey and Space Invader piece:

An Old Tony Bones piece:

Friday, May 06, 2011

Camera Obscured

As you know I take my own photographs for this blog. I have been using a camera for 20 plus years or more. Pretty hardcore for about the past 12. In the last 2 or 3 years I have gotten away from film and gone strictly digital, but that was until last weekend when I found like 6 rolls of undeveloped 35mm film in a box of my stuff. I processed the film and found a few things. The first was pictures of my son I had forgotten about, which was very nice, but the thing that surprised me was the excitement of film and the surprise of processing it. These are a few traveling photographs that I found on the film I developed last weekend. look at the charm of these with the film flares and the grain and all the good filmy wonderfulness:

And the 35mm Holga I bought:

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Doubt Tank Vehicle

There is no doubt that I love street art. It makes the ugly and the bland come alive. The other day I saw this in Lakewood and thought it to be rad .... yes, someone made a sweater for this metal parking curb thing. I think it's awesome.:

A Random Act Of Art:

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Bandidos MC

Ok so I think motorcycle gangs are bad ass and on Saturday when I saw this guy I had to get a pic. This dude I would not fuck with:

The Bandidos Motorcycle Club, also known as the Bandido Nation, is a "one-percenter" motorcycle gang and organized crime syndicate with a worldwide membership. The club was formed in 1966 by Don Chambers in Texas. Its slogan is We are the people our parents warned us about. It is estimated to have 2,400 members in 210 chapters, located in 16 countries. The club considers itself to be an Outlaw Motorcycle Club. The Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Criminal Intelligence Service Canada have named the Bandidos an Outlaw Motorcycle Gang.

The club was formed on March 4, 1966 in San Leon, Texas by Donald Eugene Chambers. Many people think Chambers named his club the Bandidos after seeing a TV commercial with the Frito Bandito enthusiastically promoting Fritos corn chips. This is not true, as the cartoon came out in 1968 (although he did adopt an obese machete- and pistol-wielding Mexican Bandido as the center patch for the club's colors). Don Chambers, having served in Vietnam as a Marine, modeled the club's colors after the scarlet and gold motif of the United States Marine Corps. After Chambers' presidency ended due to his conviction for murder in El Paso, Texas, Ronnie Hodge was elevated to president.

The Bandidos has over 90 chapters in the United States, 90 chapters in Europe, and another 17 in Australia and Southeast Asia. In the United States, the club is concentrated in Texas, but extends into Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Nevada, Washington, Oklahoma, Nebraska, and several other states. The Rock Machine Motorcycle club in Canada merged with the Bandidos in 2000; there was a chapter in Toronto, Ontario until a dramatic internal conflict led to their deaths. The Bandidos are also found in Australia; aside from the non-locale-specific Nomads chapter, the chapters are located in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane City, Cairns, Sydney Downtown, Geelong, Gold Coast, Hunter Valley, Ipswich City, Mid North Coast, Mid State, Northside, Sunshine Coast, North Victoria, Sydney, and Toowoomba, and were acquired with much bloodletting. In recent years the club has also expanded heavily into Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Italy, Luxembourg, France and the Channel Islands. Additionally, it is looking into setting up shop in Russia and Eastern Europe and also in Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. The Bandidos are organized by local chapters, with state and regional officers, as well as a national chapter made up of four regional vice presidents and a national president.

Like the Hells Angels, The Bandidos also have a number of puppet, or so-called "support," clubs, who are used as proxies for both legal and illegal activities. These groups usually wear reverse colors (gold border with red background rather than the Bandidos' red-border–and–gold background). They also commonly wear a unique patch (known as the "Heart Patch") consisting of a round patch in Bandidos colors on the front upper left of the colors (vest), as worn by the member. Most of these clubs are regional.

In November, 2006, Glenn Merritt of the Bellingham, Washington chapter was sentenced to four years in prison for drug possession and trafficking in stolen property. A total of 32 members were indicted in the associated investigation, on charges including conspiracy, witness tampering, and various drug and gun violations. Eighteen of those plead guilty. In October, 2006, George Wegers, then Bandidos' international president, pleaded guilty and received a two-year sentence for conspiracy to engage in racketeering.

On 16 August 2004, a passer-by on Interstate 10 flagged down a police officer after finding Robert Quiroga, International Boxing Federation Super flyweight champion from 1990 to 1993, lying next to his car. Quiroga had been stabbed multiple times. Richard Merla, a member of the Bandidos, was arrested in 2006 for the killing, pleaded no contest to murdering Quiroga in 2007, and was sentenced to 40 years in prison. "I don't regret it. I don't have no remorse. I don't feel sorry for him and his family. I don't and I mean that," Merla admits. In regards to the senseless murder of Robert Quiroga, the Bandidos Motorcycle Club denounced any involvement in the crime, stating that Merla's actions were his own, and not those of the Club. Merla was removed from the Club due to his actions.

In March 2006 police in Austin, Texas announced that the Bandidos were the prime suspects in the March 18, 2006 slaying of a 44-year-old local motorcyclist named Anthony Benesh. Benesh, who had been trying to start an Austin chapter of the Hells Angels, was shot in the head by an unseen sniper, as he was leaving a North Austin restaurant with his girlfriend and two children. Police said that Benesh was flanked by other people and the shooter used only one bullet, fired at a distance from a high-powered rifle. The murder occurred on the same weekend as the annual Bandidos MC "Birthday Party" in Southeast Texas, marking the 40th anniversary of the club's 1966 founding. According to police, in the days before his murder, Benesh had been receiving telephone calls from Bandidos telling him to stop wearing a vest that displayed Hells Angels patches.

Jane says, "Fuck Yeah!"

So Edgefest 21 was pretty fun last Saturday. I got to take my teenage son and his teenage cousins and we had a blast. Here is what it looked like from up in the stands:

Here is Social Distortion killing it:

Here is Weezer takin names:

I waited 20 years to see Jane's Addiction. They did not disappoint. I lost my mind: