Interview: Justin Angelos

After my initial interaction with Justin Angelos’ work at Stripe Men, I really wanted to interact with him a bit. His work is so rooted the kind of nostalgia and abstracted relationships we have with celebrities that I felt like I wanted more. Maybe I knew I would never get an answer from O.J., Bruce [...]

Show Review: The Backup Razor, Benedict Arnold and Trashkannon

When I heard that The Backup Razor was playing a show for their 5th anniversary as a band, I thought I had better get down to the Blue Lagoon to check it out. I mean, I had just interviewed Jesse, and realized I had never seen TBR play. Plus, somebody had to document the momentous [...]

First Friday Picks 6/12

First Friday is tomorrow! After looking through the various shows, I’ve picked my favorites. Photographers Wallflower Boutique – Katie Cater – New Work Black and white prints, looks promising… Pure Pleasure- Charles Berger If you want to trip out, check out his photos from Brady’s Yacht Club! Santa Cruz Rehearsal Studios – Precious on the [...]

Photography Tuesdays

This week, our first Photography Tuesday, features a photo from Rasilind Berks. You can see more of Rasilind’s work at her website:

Interview: Jesse Cotu Williams

If you haven’t heard of Jesse Williams, you haven’t been paying attention. The guy is an institution in the Santa Cruz music scene, and he was hungry enough to respond to a little nothing blog for an interview. (Artists, if you aren’t hungry, you aren’t moving anywhere.) He’s generous, and had some valuable things to [...]

How It Started

This blog is not about me. I’ve restarted this post four times now, because it’s been all about me and what I think and how I feel. It’s not that it isn’t important, it’s just that you’d be bored to read it all. So lets talk about what motivated me to start this blog. This [...]

Interview: Rasilind Berks

I first met Rasilind Berks about five years ago, when we worked in the sales department for a travel company. Since then, we’ve both left that career path for more creative freedom. So Ras, I don’t think we’ve spoken in person since working in the same sales office, how have you been? For the last [...]

Live: Above the Storm

A friend recently told me that my blog wasn’t ‘bloggy’ enough. He was even friend enough to call the first feature on Above the Storm ‘boilerplate’. Well, if I’m honest, I was trying to be nice to a friend, whose band played their first show, and who I was so busy photographing I didn’t truly [...]

Interview: Tim Strouss (Part II)

Part two of our interview with Tim Strouss… Are there any paintings in particular that stand out to you as having either more meaning or being a big jumping off point? Maybe you learned something new? Yeah, I’m sure there are. If I could go back and recount all the different things I’ve done I [...]

Above the Storm

About 2 years ago, Justis and I had a conversation about how to start a band. My advice (which I rarely take myself) was to start deciding on a name, producing a website, writing songs and recording whatever elements he could himself. If you build it, they will come. There is so much work to [...]