Thursday, March 31, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Canada gave us

  • Neil Young
  • most of the Band
  • Leonard Cohen
  • the Guess Who
  • This self portrait of Craig Pettman
This Canadian once gave me a place to stay when I rode to British Columbia.  One night during my stay I woke up walking down the street in Downtown Vancouver.  Sometimes I sleepwalk.  Some guy that looked like he has been imported from the early nineties Seattle, but with a fully Canadian personality (which seems to involve throwing caution to the wind while simultaneously being tremendously generous, unless they are a border crossing officer) shared his moonshine and grape gatorade with me.  According to him the public transit was free in Vancouver. Or at least I never once saw him pay for it,  but enough about his friends, Craig "Buckshot" Pettman makes  ART.  
Something to look at here:

Friday, March 25, 2011

Spencers work.  The man and the mystery.  
(first two pictures by Spencer I think, he is a talented photographer too.)

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Sons of Sons 

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Still safe in the West. Miyajima.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Fire & Brimstone

A good record worth listening to over and over. Find it.

"You done knocked out my drive shaft
and messed up my 'tributor points"

You've heard of Link Wray's chicken shack three tracks in Accokeek, Maryland... Here is the studio mastermind in the eight track version, Vernon Wray's Record Factory --- check out "Wasted" (should be in record shops here and there, thanks to Sebastian Speaks).


Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Look around and it seems to be business as usual in West Japan, but you can see the weight behind peoples' eyes.
Still heavy.  Will be for some time.  Hard to think about anything else.  People need to know.
If you can help, please do.

Monday, March 14, 2011

More News from Japan

The disaster area is about 600 miles east of us.  Flip through this pictorial and see if you can wrap you head around it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

News From Japan

The quake and wave didn't hit Okayama, where we live.  Okayama is on the Seto inland sea tucked behind Shikoku Island.  We are lucky.  We faired much better than many other places in the country.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Hobo breakfast Alabama April 2010