Thursday, August 30, 2007

Mike Aho interview!

mike is a very talented artist outta austin texas. he's been holdin it down in the volcom art department for while and been holdin down even harder in the volcom skatepark lately, he's also got a stinging band on the go called "sounder"(just realeased an album, go get it).. since i've moved to southern california i've been to a coupla his art shows and have been a fan for awhile. i was lucky enough to get him to agree to sharing a coupla pieces and answer a few questions for me.

CL- allright mike, the american public wants to know, whats your perfect sunday?

MA- Probably just hanging out with my daughter Plum, skating a little and drinking a couple bottles of cheap red table wine when the nightime swoops in.

CL- being an orange county transplant such as myself i was curious, what is your favorite and least favorite thing about living in this hell hole?

MA- Where to begin? I don't know. Coming from Austin was hard because it's such diverse place with a lot of culture, a great music scene and a lot of artists who actually care about each other. The OC is broken off from the rest of the world in all it's bright and shinny plastic, naïve glory and the rest of the world simply doesn't care.

CL- whose art do you like staring at these days?

MA- Mr. bratrud, Fudge, Mel Kadel, Sieben, James Finger, Andrew Schoultz, Kyle Field, maya hayuk.

CL- if somebody wanted to fund a "sounder-fest" super tour what five bands would you wanna bring along?

MA- Well, first off I'd like to be able to have some friends play in the band with me and steve--they would be Sam De La Rosa and Dave Bryant. And we'd be opening for The Little Wings, Grizzly Bear, Electralane, Hello Lovers and You're Pretty.

CL- if you could kill 5 people without getting caught, who would you cap off?

MA- The Nigerian dood that scammed me out of $5000 when I sold my moog over the internet 5 years ago. I'd kill him and his 3 friends. I'd save the last one for a guy I saw in the news the other day that put his girlfriends 2year old daughter in the dryer because she was throwing a fit.

CL- and the final brain busting super question!...if you were stuck on a desert island and could only have five bottles of beer with you, what five brands would you bring?

MA- Pabst, wolavers, Fat Tire, Guinness and Tecate. Did I get it right?

CL- yes you nailed it, thanks for puttin up with all this garbage mike!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

broken dreams

so my favorite camera kinda broke on me the other day, it seemed like a simple enough problem, the shutter cycle would kinda just give out half way through and wouldnt finsish unless you smacked it abit. so i decided to take matters into my own hands and handle the problem.

things got ugly fast when a couple of the screw fell under the couch and then i lost one of the gears somehow? i made a half hearted attempt at putting it back together but i knew deep down that the dream was over.


they just keep showing up.

Monday, August 27, 2007

the ostrich

male ostriches have been recorded with weights of up to 155 kg (340 pounds). The feathers of adult males are mostly black, with some white on the wings and tail. It is often said that their eyes are larger than their brains.The strong legs of the Ostrich lack feathers. The bird stands on two toes, with the bigger one resembling a hoof. This is an adaptation unique to Ostriches that appears to aid in running. At sexual maturity (two to four years old), male Ostriches can be between 1.8 m and 2.7 m (6 feet and 9 feet) in height, while female Ostriches range from 1.7 m to 2 m (5.5 ft to 6.5 ft). During the first year of life, chicks grow about 25 cm (10 inches) per month. At one year, ostriches weigh around 45 kg (100 pounds). An Ostrich can live up to 75 years.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

perils of the sea

i cant help but feel like im tempting fate everytime i go swimming.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

sporadic consistincy

everybody's just tryin to be the boss.

Friday, August 24, 2007


1st place in the 200 meter sobbing hurdels...2nd place in the crying wank competition, but more on that later.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

muff dive

coming soon to a t-shirt near you...

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

vlad the impaler

been to hell and back and i got nothing to show for it

Monday, August 20, 2007

sweet sunshine

oktomat done gone done it again...too bad its broken now! R.I.P. oktomat (you will be missed)

Sunday, August 19, 2007

the oc

Saturday, August 18, 2007

not doing too good

sometimes i cant help but wonder where it all went wrong.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

percy dean

percy wants me to do a massive portrait of him to hang above his fireplace...i dont have time for that just yet so he'll have to settle with this water color...for now.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Monday, August 13, 2007

meteor showers

meet us at the gay bar in 20! o.k.?

Sunday, August 12, 2007

nosferatu lives!

i was really taken by surprise tonight to witness this. i guess nosferatu is alive and well and running the newport beach surf scene. he was really hotdoggin it up down at 28th st. hang 5 hang 10, all that shit. next full moon you should really get yourself down there and try to witness greatness in its purest form.

Friday, August 10, 2007

guest post : patrick jilbert!!!

the midwest crusha! patrick had been absolutely nailing it for years now, and if you dont know then you better edjucate yourself poste haste. welcome to the cancer lounge patrick!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

time portal

yep, there it is.

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Saturday, August 4, 2007


this is my friend scott walker doing what he does best

Friday, August 3, 2007

Dan Cates

that laugh pierces straight through me

Thursday, August 2, 2007

GUEST POST: Todd Bratrud

i asked todd to send me some art and he ended up sending me this e-card. this was in a series of e-cards that never really saw the light of day but were fucking hilarious...i've caught the bug now so expect more e-cards soon!

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

being crippled could not slow him down

he still loved everything