House shows and CeeLo

First off, go bid on skateboards to benefit the Montana Skatepark Association! There are tons of rad artists involved and even a skateboard done by little ol' me. See the picture below of the sweet shot of Gonz ripping in Mexico City that is up for bid.

Julia and Rune were in town with Dennis.

Rune Busenitz killing at soccer.

This is the first time I've been stuck on a bridge in Portland. It didn't seem to raise up for a boat or any particular reason.

Danny and his wild eyed daughter.

Friday night house show at the Mean Jean's palace. I don't remember the name of these guys but they were fun to watch.


I think White Fang is my new favorite live band. They bring a whole crew that gets rowdy right up front with random percussion instruments. This guy stood on the amp for the whole set with a tambourine.

Some other band that I can't remember the name of. Good but wrong energy for the house shoe and other bands involved.

I wonder where this guy is from?

Mandatory Mean Jeans shots.

Andrew had a great hole in his pants.

Saturday night was Caitlin's birthday party in North Portland. Shaun fed beer to a Tiger.

And CeeLo got played.


dudebarn tattoos

That title is no lie. Best dumb idea ever. We've been talking about it for a while and Curtis finally went ahead and had his friend and tattoo artist Dave draw up a design. We all agreed and set forth on Sunday afternoon to permanently mark ourselves with what has become more than just a house with a ramp.

Brandon went first.

Next up was Nate.

Curtis found some room to squeeze his in.

And I rounded out the group.

And here's what we ended up with. Dude.

And to keep this somewhat skate related. We secured some free skatelite from some friends and now the ramp is better than ever. That new skatelite might look like shit but it rides real nice.

Head over to Highfivethumbsup for some SF coverage. Conor also shot this amazing skate clip of me.


time traveling/catching up

This happened a couple weeks ago. No more Sparks means exploring a new option. These are disgusting.

See? Disgusting. But we drank them anyway.

My Father's place has $4 40s. Sweet.

Out with the crew.

Blurry but awesome.

Amy loves this kitty.

Weird grain storage in St Johns.

And a wing shot for good measure.

The city by the bay.

Golden Gate.

My friend's office in an old fire house which includes roof access and the old fire lookout tower.

My old neighborhood.

First time at Potrero. The wind sucked and Conor showed me up on every trick.

No trip to SF is complete without a visit to Dolores Park.

Beers with the crew.

Saturday ditch sesh.

Benny Gold.


From the ditch we went to Potrero to see Hightower and Frontside 5 play.

Lurker hill in full effect.

Then it was off to Darin and Georgia's wedding celebration. Rune was partying.

Mic-e got on the microphone.

The happy couple.

Even Gary showed up.

I stayed with these creeps - Conor and Chip.

Looking good Chip.

We found this string on a corner, managed to tangle up some yuppies, and kept it for later plans.

Later plans were rolling it down this steep SF hill. As you can see it took off on a slight angle. This made it hit one of the park cars, angle back the other way, hop a curb and hit some girl in the leg and then continue down the hill.

Scissor fight!

Beaver's little old lady back pack.

Sunday afternoon rooftop lurking in the nice SF weather.

Conor put his COK on everything.

Beavers and Chip tag team.

Texting is hard so Conor took a nap in the middle of one.

Baby likes to bark.


Weirdest bar/karaoke experience ever.

Exploration mission to Coit tower.

Then it was on to LA. Skated the Berrics.

Keeping the OC OK at Verg's new favorite bar, the Helm, with Erin and Chris.

Almost as good as the OC is North County. This Vista bar had no idea what was in store.

You guys look like lumberjacks.

Aaron AKA Abo was letting loose in true Aussie style.

Matt picks songs he can yell.

Abo goes cougar hunting.

The locals were singing the worst songs and being dead serious about it. Abo joined in.

Greg sang Khia's, My neck my back.

Flight home wing tip.