I apologize for not taking many pics but the trip was so quick i really wanted to focus on getting quality time in with family, friends, the beach and eating all my favorite local kine grinds.

Liam Ka'imi McCabe
so precious.

Lyon and McKenna Tang

Shout out to Airspace Workshop for letting me hang.
Always a pleasure and keep fighting the good fight.
ps- let me know when you're ready to hire me.

...and special mahalos to Rad Not Sad for the lovely prints. LOVE them!



So on a whim, hopped on a plane and decided to go back home to spend the weekend with family and some old friends, meet my new nephew and to celebrate being another year older.

Thanks to everyone who came out last thursday for the impromptu celebration or had intentions of coming out and to those of you who sent birthday wishes over the weekend. I truly appreciate it.

In an ode to Hawai'i and it's love for reggae, I leave you with Party Time by the Heptones.
It's simple, (i mean it is reggae) but the lyrics are words to live by

We're having a party tonight
Where everything will be alright
And come on, come on everyone, come on
It's time that we should have some fun

We've got to live some life
Before we're old
We've got to live some life
Before we're cold

Time is short, so hear me man
Let's live the life the best we can
Don't try to work your soul away
Remember there's another day

And we've got to live some life
Before we're old
And we've got to live some life
Before we're cold



Can't go wrong with pizza and beer at Brooklyn Brewery


scored big this time.....YAY!


saw this while getting lunch one day.
sometimes i wish i was a bodega cat.



Saw AA bondy (comprised of Scott Bondy + 2 bandmates) at Mercury Lounge a couple weeks ago. I'm just going to put this out there and i know it's a bold claim but i think it may have been the most rewarding concert i've been to in awhile. Granted i was expecting a rather mediocre show but imagine a nerdier, scragglier, rougher version of JFK Jr. singing about heaven and hell, god and man, love and hurt, turning in an almost flawless performance with the ease of a seasoned troubadour.

1) Live, these guys sound 100 times better than there recorded album. Sound quality was excellent. Bondy's voice has this unusual characteristic of sounding hallow yet full. A slight hoarseness and wavering implies a delicate rawness yet he's able to project with such clarity and power.
2) I had kind of dismissed AA bondy as kind of mellow folk act but they rock hard when they want to and it's convincing, think neil young kind of rockin'
3) Bondy plays the harmonica with such bravado it's hard not to be impressed.
4) The arrangements were so much more fluid and dynamic, even raw in comparison to the album versions.
5) he has very loyal fan base who seem to know all the lyrics to his songs and usually i would find this annoying but i guess it could also be seen as a testament to what his songs/lyrics invoke in people.

favorite Bondy quote of the evening:
"Go tweet about it, shit...." in reference to a movie that no one had seen but should see.

i'm going to post some songs but keep in mind these recordings just don't do the music justice which is really unfortunate.
Just go see AA Bondy live and ignore the overzealous frat boys and obnoxious skull cap, jersey wearin' dudes who will breath heavily on you and block your view. I feel like their presence may have been more a product of the location (manhattan) and circumstance (as there were 3 other bands playing that night) than indicative of AA bondy's music or at least i'd like to think so. In any case, not sure why they were there but i guess they're entitled to like good music too.

there's a reason
lover's waltz


but then i saw the Dirty Three a week later which was actually a dirty foursome as Nick Cave made a cameo appearance and played on piano and i'm now going to say that this was the one of the best concerts i've ever been to. period.
so good it moved me to tears and has left me speechless.


i really should've gone out last night
distant shore



So, stumbled upon this chill lo-fi rockabilly-ish surf song today called Big Wave Rider by Rainbow Bridge....pretty groovy but also kinda boring. Then, play it while watching this...............

and it becomes totally RADICAL!

Ok, this requires a little bit of coordinating but it's totally rewarding even if you don't surf (i think).

1) start playing video and turn off volume on you tube window (NOT computer volume or else you won't hear anything).

2) play music link below

∆ rainbow bridge - big wave rider

3) then for a different vibe but equally as good, play below because the video won't even be halfway done.

washed out - feel it all around

God, the combos are so good it makes me want to quit my job, get on the first plane home and surf into eternity.....or until i get hungry.