A good old friend of mine named Joselle Yokogawa has a really great blog, “Josie’s House of Style”. I have known her since the early 90′s when she used to work at a boutique in Riviera Village, where she would design the window displays. Long story short, she is quite the fashion writer with a long resume, and her blog rocks! (for all the lady’s) – Plus, how cool is she in this photo with Ice-T? – dope~!
The LUDWIG shop will soon be launched and include some limited digital prints, as well as hand pulled screen-prints from “yours truly“… (my pseudonym.) This print happens to be a re-color of a mixed-media piece I did for the Mile Davis series of t-shirts soon to be available from LUDWIG. Also look out for the “Kind Of Blue” t-shirt produced in association with the Miles Davis estate celebrating the 50th anniv. release of the now legendary recording.
Be on the lookout in the coming days for the LUDWIG SHOP to open up. one of the first products that will be included in the store opening is this exclusive timepiece by LUDWIG called the “Hoover”. This is a limited production of 50 pieces, so it is sure to sell out quickly. Check back soon.
I’m starting a new blog section, It’s called “Mike’s Track of the Week”…this week it’s ‘Inspiration Information, by Shuggie Otis. School it.
Most Sundays Stace and I treat ourselves to the best donuts in the world, Bob’s Donuts at the Farmers Market (3rd & Fairfax). Since we try not to eat sweets during the week, this is the best Sunday ritual! Easily five stars when it comes to donuts, (I am a self-proclaimed ‘donut connoisseur’)…I went for the raspberry beignet with powdered sugar, and Stace went for the Chocolate raised. Best enjoyed with Bob’s coffe in the large carafe, they are so smooth and creamy, and they use cinnamon in the batter which gives it a unique taste…mmmmm, mmmm, bit%#!
If you have not already done so, i highly recommend checking out Bob’s Donuts, it’s so ‘choice!’
Was just checking out Tocco’s FB page and there has been some posting back and forth between some old friends about whether the early 80′s punk band ‘Negative Approach’ was that good. Let it be known: they were awesome. Call it Hard Core, call it Straight Edge, whatever you want to call it, they were F*%king Awesome. I saw them many times as a young teen in Detroit in the early 80′s, and I’m not just waxing nostalgiac. An old friend, Chris Moore was the drummer, his nickname is ‘OP’, cuz he looked exactly like Ron Howard/’Opie Taylor’ from the Andy Griffith show when he was a kid with the red hair and all freckly!…anyhow along with being an insane vert skater, drummer, guitarist etc (later in the band Crossed Wire) he was young and hard-core. It is fact that this band influenced many more commercial punk bands that followed, period. This is one of my favorites, ‘Tied Down’, check it.
Our friends (Foreign Family) just launched there new website. Peep it out, from there online store to there updated blog post. Definitely a must see.
Just wanted to share this video with you all. UCLA hosted a speaking event last year with Rodney Mullen. I don’t even think a bio is necessary for him, but in case you didn’t know, Rodney is one of the most influential skaters of all time. He is credited with the invention of tricks like the ollie and the kickflip. He also helped start World Industries. He’s currently sponsored by Globe and has been filming for their video series United By Fate. You should check those out too!
Jonathan is the man. I’ve known him since I was born and he might be the coolest man on earth. Whatever the most ridiculous, stupid, and weirdest thing you can think of, Jonathan can pull of easily, and make whatever that thing may be look completely natural and even cool. He’s a Dungeons and Dragons master (Which is rad) and lives in the valley, where he grew up with Willard and Ray pictured above. His haircut in the pictures above basically sums up his awesomeness. His girlfriend had supposedly hooked him up with it earlier that week. Some people will classify him as goth, some people will classify him as weird, but anyone who actually knows him knows that he is just straight up awesome.