East Oakland, 2012. Zach Romero photo.

Paul Rader, 1967.

The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.

- Pema Chodron


Raquel Meller, 1920s.

Lance Mountain.

An old photo of my right hand. Do you know who Major Taylor is? You should.

New original illustrations and posters available through:


Black Book Gallery (scroll down to view originals)

Don’t sleep.

Tony Hawk.

Dalek and Giant.

Louise Brooks, 1922.

Shy147, RIP.

For hatred can never put an end to hatred; love alone can. This is an unalterable law. People forget that their lives will end soon. For those who remember, quarrels come to an end.

- The Dhammapada

My homegirl Mayra is legit!

"Positive Mental Attitude"

Mike Vallely.


Bill Gentle photo.

Double Trouble. Eleanor Gutchrlein and Karla Gutchrlein. 1930s.

“You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.”

- Pema Chodron

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Hollyhock House in East Hollywood, 1919-1921.



“Technology has a shadow side. It accounts for real progress in medicine, but has also hurt it in many ways, making it more impersonal, expensive and dangerous.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil


That’s the spirit.

Jeff Phillips, RIP.

“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth.”

- Pema Chodron


Carole Lombard.

Karina Velasquez.

Giant and Emit, mid 90s.

Eric Dressen.

Gonz. Still killing it.

“Human bodies are designed for regular physical activity. The sedentary nature of much of modern life probably plays a significant role in the epidemic incidence of depression today. Many studies show that depressed patients who stick to a regimen of aerobic exercise improve as much as those treated with medication.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil


IRAK. RIP Sacer.

Sherilyn Fenn.

Arthur Lake.

Erté, “Purity”.

Clint Walker.

shirleybikes.  Unf.

I saw this piece by Horfe at a gallery in Sydney just yesterday.  Pretty rad.

Roids.  Awesomeness.

Marlene Dietrich, 1934.

Christian Hosoi.

“The most fundamental aggression to ourselves, the most fundamental harm we can do to ourselves, is to remain ignorant by not having the courage and the respect to look at ourselves honestly and gently.”

- Pema Chodron

Suicidals, Los Angeles, early 80s.

Rochelle Hudson, mid 1930s.

Scott Oster.

“Pythagoras (570-495 BC) discovered that music had great therapeutic power and he prepared special harmonies for various diseases.”

- Manley P. Hall

Architect Frank Lloyd Wright.

My friend Adahlia with her records.

Gonz, 1984.

Goldie, founder of Metalheadz Records in London.

“The false belief that a safety net of sophisticated drugs and machines stretches below us, permitting risky or lazy lifestyle choices, has undermined our spirit of self-reliance.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil

Neil Blender.

Fallingwater - my favorite house by Frank Lloyd Wright.

“To the degree that we look clearly and compassionately at ourselves, we feel confident and fearless about looking into someone else’s eyes.”

- Pema Chodron

Awesome tattoo by Rafel Delalande.

Madge Bellamy in “White Zombie” (1932).

If you write graffiti, you should know who these guys are.


“I am a particular fan of integrative exercise - that is, exercise that occurs in the course of doing some productive activity such as gardening, bicycling to work, doing home improvement projects and so on.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil

Kasho Takabatake, hand-cranked Victor phonographs, circa 1920s.

The Marin County Civic Center, San Rafael, California. Designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1957, completed in 1962. Photo by Ezra Stolle.

Glenn Danzig silk screening Misfits posters in the basement of his mother’s New Jersey home for the 6/25/82 Irving Plaza show.

Some Marc McKee sweetness.

“Compassion is not a relationship between the healer and the wounded. It’s a relationship between equals. Only when we know our own darkness well can we be present with the darkness of others. Compassion becomes real when we recognize our shared humanity.”

- Pema Chodron

The Governator.

Dolores Costello, 1928.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Bachman Wilson House, Millstone, New Jersey, 1954.

Mark Gonzales, Paris, 2004.

“Gardening is not trivial. If you believe that it is, closely examine why you feel that way. You may discover that this attitude has been forced upon you by mass media and the crass culture it creates and maintains. The fact is, gardening is just the opposite - it is, or should be, a central, basic expression of human life.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil


"Fallingwater" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright (1936), Mill Run, Pennsylvania.

Patti McGee, the world’s first female professional skateboarder.

“If we learn to open our hearts, anyone, including the people who drive us crazy, can be our teacher.”

- Pema Chodron


Frank Lloyd Wright’s home and studio in Oak Park, IL, 1967.

“I have argued for years that we do not have a health care system in America. We have a disease-management system - one that depends on ruinously expensive drugs and surgeries that treat health conditions after they manifest rather than giving our citizens simple diet, lifestyle and therapeutic tools to keep them healthy.”

- Dr. Andrew Weil

Taliesin West, Scottsdale, AZ.

H.R. from Bad Brains getting high with Brooke Shields, 1983.

Hérouard, 1922.

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