Monday, November 9, 2009


Thank you all for your patience with the lack of posts, we've been super swamped trying to put everything together. I've been in the darkroom cave developing wheelbarrows full of film.
We're looking for a place to show (art, photos, and writing) and if anybody out there (in olympia-land?) has a good space for this, hit us up. If not, we'll have to do it in an alley or something.
Here are some photos for your patience.

on the streets of ess eff

Dolores Park

Sweating 'crete in Glacier

A marijuana trimmer in Garberville, CA

fun stuff
Allright friends, it's back to work for me.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Hope you all had a great night of costumes and candy. Liz and I are hunkered down doing some over-due catching up on some writing. We are headed up and over to Garberville today, hopefully we'll get to spend some more time in the Redwoods and get to do a little Sasquatch hunting.

We spent a few nights in the friendliest town I've ever had the pleasure of car-camping in. The locals wake you up with fresh coffee and go out fishing for you. Pt. Arena is chillsville, and is home to the nicest people on the Californian coast. We were given so much love here.

We picked up a new friend, Rolling Turtle, on the way to Pt. Arena. He is a now unemployed history professor (there are too many teachers without work out there). Rolling Turtle plays the meanest mandolin I've ever heard. I was able to find a video of him on Youtube, but it doesn't even come close to doing him justice. I swear we were rolling down the road with pure mandolin-magic flying out our van's windows.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

The big u-turn has finally come, we've split with The City and are headed up the coast on this day of halloween spookery. San Fransisco was incredible (though it made for some challenging car camping - finding a parking spot in The City is an adventure in itself). This place was amazing, i'm not sure where to even begin.

We met up with local SF artist Gerard Livernois (portrait below) who is inspired to increase communication beyond language to enable a clearer understanding of human nature. His art currently focuses on "the most prominent object in the the Bay Area, Sutro Tower, colorfully re-creating this dismissed icon of communication". If you knew what's up, you'd know about the Biotic Baking Brigade and their infamous "pie-ings". Here's a fun fact: Gerard put a pie to former SF mayor Willie Brown's face.

We spent alot of time in the Mission District, which is easily my favorite part of The City - we scoped out on Clarion Alley. Full of creativity!

If it were any day but Halloween, we would post some more, but right now it's time to put on our costumes and catch up on some local spookery!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We crossed the bridge two days ago - sorry for the lack of posts but we've been swamped with fun in Fog City.

I think we're headed to Oakland today. Mad stories and photos to come!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Q: How many hippies does it take to make a Volkswagen run?

A: Six! Three to push, one to drive, one to shoot photos, and one to dance and praise Gaia, Jerry Garcia, and Jah.

Yesterday while driving South on 101 we rounded a curve and saw fellow Vedubbers broken down on the side of the road. What luck! A touring family of elder hippies! These guys, Mama, Papa, Dieter-the-Mushroom-Eater, and Cheech (the dog) were the originals. They travel the country selling high-quality hemp jewelery and authentic tie-dye materials. We were lucky enough to help them fix a stuck ignition switch (though they still need push starts to get this 40 year old bus - appropriately named Janis - running down the road). For our efforts, Mango was gifted a tie-dye bandanna and a "Thank You Jerry" sticker.

In other slightly less-hippie news, we've been doing a lot of Sasquatch hunting amongst the redwoods in Humboldt and Mendocino Counties. No luck finding Squatch yet, though we did find below painting/screenprint by Jason and Jesse Pearson in the Accident Gallery in Eureka, CA. We spent a good deal of time along the Eel River, one of the few North-flowing rivers in the world.

We are currently in Fort Bragg, on the coast of California celebrating Elizabeth's birthday. We are headed South, coming in hot to Ess Eff! Check back soon for more posts.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Tuggin' Along

Driving along 101, we saw this old, half-sunken tugboat where the Rogue River meets the Pacific Ocean. When stopping to take pictures, we learned that this old boat had quite a history!

The Mary D. Hume was built in 1881 and served her first ten years as a coastal freighter that hauled wool, canned salmon and other goods to the ports of San Francisco from the northern coastal California towns. After that, she had a career as an arctic whaling vessel. She had a record for the biggest haul and holds the longest recorded whaling voyage of six full years. In 1909, Mary D. Hume was fitted as an ocean tugboat and happily tugged boats around for 60+ years. Her final retirement was the summer of 1978 where she sailed under her own power into the Port of Gold Beach and her final resting place was a within a few hundred feet of her birthplace. She still sits there today.

Jonah was daring enough to jump into the water for a quick swim. It was icy cold! Of course, Mango jumped right in after him and scared off the seals that were lurking nearby.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Crossing State Lines

We've made it to California!!!!!

It's sunny and warm!!!!!