Jonny Cat performs “Bitter Liquor” while we had a quick stop in Long Beach during the first Coo Coo Birds tour to LA. This is one of my favorite videos I have made partly because Jonny is one of my closest friends and this is my favorite Jonny Cat song. I’ve known him for years and we live together in an old Convent turned art collective. I always ask him to play this song for me and he always does.
I have a wonderful habit of surrounding myself with beautiful music and an even better habit of surrounding myself with people that I love.
Back in November I went on “tour” with the Coo Coo Birds. We set sail in Neil Diamonds Rock’n Roll school bus, the Tweet Busso, from our Convent in San Francisco and headed for LA with just the band, Neil, and my two videographer friends/roommates, Joelle and Quincy. Since then I’ve been across country with them on that bus. The video I produced below, GET ON THE BUS, is from that LA trip and gives you more of an insight to our crazy lives.
A little while ago I accompanied Mikey on one of his favorite pastimes – estate sale shopping. I woke up super early and found Mikey on his way out. He told me I had 0 minutes to get ready as he wanted to get there early. I put on whatever I was wearing the night before including socks with my flats, and we headed to the Inner Richmond.
It was located in a shot gun style victorian flat. It was like walking in to a 1960′s time warp. The woman who had just passed was spoken highly of and I really appreciated her style. I think you can tell a lot about someone by the possessions they choose to keep over the course of their life.
Dirty Old Bar is a new project I’m working on with three of my close friends. Ashley, Brandy, and Joelle are brilliant filmmakers. We seek out the diviest of bars all around San Francisco and capture their story, history, and unique regulars that make this city what it truly is.
There will be a monthly video featuring a new dive bar. I’m currently cutting these bad boys now but it should be released in September as a whole. Here is a peek at what we’re working on!
I have a new love and it is the Downtown LA Fashion District. I currently live here in a huge warehouse with 4 guys. The neighborhood is up and coming and a lot of fun. There are blocks of just clothing stores and you can find about anything here for really cheap. I’ve never seen so many mannequins in my life. There are actually multiple mannequin stores that just sell bodies of all sizes (very voluptuous ones I may add).
On Saturdays all the stores bring their merchandise to the streets and it’s like a weird flea market. Here are some photos from Allison and I shopping in the Fashion District just right outside my door!
My good friends and previous housemates from the Haight House called me on a random Tuesday afternoon for a beach bonfire. It was as every July in San Francisco is, foggy and cold. In the summer we layer up to go to the beach (or don’t go at all) but in January it’s in the 70′s and we burn our Christmas trees at the beach in our bikinis. San Francisco is a wild contradiction and that’s why I love it.
Michelle bought me a Pellegrino water, which I thought was to keep hydrated, but then informed me it would be used for hiding our vodka drinks, naturally.
I love these people and I love creating home videos of them.