Wednesday, February 18, 2009
This old mall in Golden Valley, MN is one of my favorite structures in the world. Old sixties style shopping center. I am amazed they havnt torn it down as they already built a huge unwrap and slap together "modern mall" across the road. Also Minneapolis and the surrounding areas loooooove to tear buildings down in the name of progress but mostly the destruction of history ad culture.
Way back when there was this store called Down n the Valley. It was mainly a record store but also sold head shop faire and "curiosities". Someone told me when I was about 8 that they had boxes of human skin for sale. Down in the Valley is still around and I never hear its name with out thinking of boxes of skin
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
I went to go see P.O.S. play last night
Thank god these incredibly explicit rules were posted (click image to enlarge) so that utter pademonium didnt break out at the club, oh thats in a mall by the way
I mean, one more tea bag in this sink and we could have had a problem. Like the soap could have been knocked over or something
Im sorry but this is part of the reason I just dont leave the house much. i think if I do, I will regulate it to being the weird old guy at the illegal puker parties that Anthony seems to attend on a regular basis. Oh, and Bruce Springsteen at the LA Sports Arena, but at least there Im pretty much prepped for wack rules and policies. Besides that I think its just going to be about trying to figure out how to beat Caitlin at backgammon at least ONCE after 273 games.
One must note (steve dude notation) , the show was pretty damn epic. Stef's growth as a performer has moved in phenomenal bounds. Not to say he was bad at first but he has gotten so good. The whole Doomtree family was great and I will say the staff at the Knitting Factory was very nice. I think the drunk guy who drove his pick up into 3 different pillars, like hard, in the parking garage was nice too but Im not sure as the only interaction with him was the "Its cool" wave as he drove by us for the second time cause he could'nt figure out where the exit was.
Also, as a side note, the art work on the P.O.S. new album is probably the single greatest packaging I have ever seen. Seriously. Its pretty mind blowing and totally customizable (?) Huge huge hugs to him and Rhyme Sayers and Eric Carlson who designed it. I think they cost like 3 bucks a peice to make so go buy one just to encourage this kind of activity even if you dont like P.O.S. Oh and the record is good too. Actually havnt even listened to it yet, well two songs but since last night Ive just been geeking on the art its so rad. Officially longest blog post ever. Good bye
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Last year I shot a bunch of photos of landscapes around Los Angeles for the No Age record. Dean and Randy had a master plan to make a 40 page book for the packaging. Well i found out last week the packaging was nominated for a Grammy. Not really the end game on my mind while me and Randy were dodging traffic on Cahuenga cursing the bus bench with the bad real estate ad on it while trying to get a clean shot of Vegan Express. They didn't win. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss won big though. Huh.
Monday, February 9, 2009
Just wrapped a new campaign for Dell. Had a blast. Thanks to Mother, A76, I Heart Reps and all others involved. Have a photo this month in The new AP of P.O.S. rocking a lovely Blood Is The New Black shirt. Just shot Abstract Rude's record packaging. Im in a show in Philadelphia next month. Details to come. Just signed the contract with Gingko Press for my first photo book. Will be out this year!!!! Shot LaMarcus Aldridge for ESPN. Those photos are out now. New LA Record out now with my cover of the Happy Hollows.
Drove to Big Sur with Caitlin and her folks. Ran to catch sunset at the beach in Carmel. Missed the ball drop but caught the waves