Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Ta2....related to Taz!

The infamous Taz tattoo.... Love it or hate it, it's iconic in tattoo history. Last year Johnny Gues and I went and got tattooed from Tom n Jerry, 2 old time tattooers, who are well versed in their tattoo history. Jerry was telling us about his experiences tattooing the TAZ on people. It was a staple street tattoo that he had done a lot of, and had a lot of respect for it. Growing up locally in a blue collar surrounding, and being in the construction trades myself I have seen a lot of older guys with TAZ tattoos. I personally love them, and after hearing the story from Jerry I have an even deeper appreciation for the TAZ. He told me in the late 70's maybe 80's some hot shot tattooer was trying to campaign himself as some type of super tattoo artist, above the rest of the tattoo community, and he was camapigning a logo that had a TAZ with the (\) "NO" around it. Basically saying that he is beyond the TAZ. Well Jerry's response to that was f*%k him I made a lot of money off that tattoo and as a real street shop, The TAZ is a good tattoo. Well I agree, the TAZ is a bad ass old school tattoo that is what a tattoo should be, outline, little color, little humor, little Badness, and even though TAZ is a cartoon he symbolizes a wild one. Heres a little ode to the little terror! If you ever consider getting a TAZ or seeing some super cool old school TAZ flash stop in Tom & Jerry's on 4th street in Philadelphia, right off South Street. Unfortunately Tom recently passed away, but Jerry is still there banging out Classic tattoos the same way they were doing it 30 some years ago.

Monday, May 25, 2009

To all who have served the country we call home....Thank You!

It's no secret that I am an american loyalist, and believe in the values, and freedoms that makes America the greatest place to live on earth. I've spoke on it before, that I come from a family that has a lot of servicemen, mostly Marines(even 2 female marines), and from an early age I was taught about the valor and respect that our soldiers have displayed throughout history to protect our lives back home. I was talking to a vietnam veteran last week at a motorcycle shop, who was telling me how hard it was to come home from war being shot, seeing your friends killed, basically living in hell, and to have our own people calling them baby killers and savages. That is cowardly and ignorant, and unacceptable. War is not pretty and it is not fair sometimes, but it is A reality in this cold world we live in. its easy to sit back smoke some pot, and say peace is the answer, but unfortunately thats not reality, we are dealing with scary people that aren't about giving peace a chance, and are willing to murder and kill as many as possible to achieve their goals. I don't want to rant, but just be aware that the news and media aren't always giving us the whole story, good or bad, and watching war on tv is a lot easier to do then to be there dealing with real threats each and every day you wake up, all for the cost of the country you believe in. The reason I wrote this blog entry is to ask you to think about the people that have died and the families that they left behind, and what seeing the war on tv means to them versus those of us who have no direct ties to friends or family that have died serving the our country. I think Obama's speech today was moving and heartfelt, Im sure the critics will pick it apart, but it impacted me, and made me stop and think about all the thousands of individual stories of heroism, that have been shown by men and women protecting our freedoms. Heres a clip I couldn't find the entire speech, but Its worth a search on youtube if your bored or interested on our new leaders perspective on the lives he is in control of.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Lazy sunny day haze in the midst of a holiday craze.

I been laid back, and layzee, but back to the action captain.....Heres a few things to get the wheels turning on this crazy train.

I think I finally found the place Ian was talking about in the song above...

Spotted this lil gizmo in New Jersey over the weekend, you park it in your pocket.

D&D no relation to Dj Premier..building american freedom machinery.

Air Obama...

My Meliss getting shabby chic at my moms casa..

Coogi biting the great Ralph Lauren Polo Bear... Your grade on that is a F- you suckers.

Keo with the dope punchline, and character to match.

Skating-Check...Nikes-check...Pretty Girl...check...Tubular Skate pose-check....well its only right that we post this, it meets all the B-lux requisites.

I like this found on japanese blog, you could take over the world with a sharpie, if you write the right words with it!

Relaxation station...

are we there yet..........................................

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Lost & Found & Stolen & Posted...

Three the hard way....

Street art, no relation to Graffiti! No not even 2nd cousins!

Jude live in 85' in west philly...Telemorphing into the past via Savior's slide show presentation last month.

Shawn "Soda Popinski" savior...

"Eat the rich" you got competition....

Take those old records off the shelf, i sit and listen to them by myself.....

Nintendo Graveyard.

More words from your favorite Americanist!

Next level elemental realness YO! Got these from the reed space blog!

Monday, May 11, 2009

where I been, what I have seen, What I think, What I am up too...like U care? IB4U, no relation to ub40..

Lets dive into this..Vintage under water equipment... What I would do to wear that yellow suite and drive that iron fish looking thing and travel 20,000 leagues beneath the sea, and forget about all the recession blues!

Ooooooohkaaaaaay.....(click pic for LOL)

Vintage scoot, olde city!

My newest work in progress......

Bad Look Good luxury..whatever that means, I think you get my point!

Vintage barber shop signs from jamaica and Africa, peep the nike clippers! Hand painted, and the details in the fades are rad!

This was an African throne made from bottle caps...pop the bottle and twist the cap!

When I die bury me in A benzo...

Tim Diet shines like ultra violet..Philadelphia, Pa. March 09' His paintings are super clean and usually funny, or nostalgic, like art should be! Pop Art no relation to pop tart!

This picture was posted on a forum I frequent. Train tracks in the Kensington section of North philadelphia, a notorious dope polluted area. This picture breaks my heart, If anyone has ever dealt with addiction themselves or in their family, then you know the hurt that comes along with the addiction. All the needles in the tree remind me of people that are heading down a bad road, and doing things to themselves and others that are hurtful. I don't know why i posted this pic, but i just felt I had too it impacted me when I saw it.

Good fitti'