Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Southbound

Had the pleasure of going down to Southern California for the weekend.

Left Salinas after 8pm Friday.. Checked into a hotel in San Diego at 3am, woke up to go to J&V's Christmas Party..
Here's me, Silk, Lil Watcha & my brother at J&V's

Some of the ranflas at the show.

Old School!

Old School! Amigos Car Club gets down!

Pretty much sums up the day

After the show we headed downtown San Diego to the Tribal Gear Store... To get laced up with the latest designs.

The homeboy Carl at Tribal knows what's up and supports Deadend!

After talking with Carl and buying some new Tribal Gear we headed to the Loowrider Tattoo Gran Opening in Fountain Valley.... Got Ink?

Some nice arte on display!

-Juan

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Digg's in the Buildin



This little guy is visiting for the holidays...

Monday, December 14, 2009

LTMQ TXTS

More funny texts that I've gotten & sent on my new phone... lost a lot of funny ones when my other phone died..


from Nicole
"BTW People have the weirdest convos at Starsucks"

From Lil Watcha
"Bumpin that Akwid in Texas.."

from Nicole
"U listen to Coldplay"

from Nicole
"U dress like Lady Gaga"

From Jesus
"Cant have a bunch of old pregnant bitches in here"

from Nicole
"It's patriotic to stuff my face"

from Beto
"Baby Pink? Icey Fresh"

from Nicole
"Box wine sucks"

From Jesus
"How bout a cougar smacked my ass as soon as I walked into the party"

from Nicole
"That means it will be mean - about Thomas Kinkade or Sarah Palin"

from Nicole
"Damn I didn't know you loved mainstream rap"

from Nicole
"I'd like to see your furry boots"

from Samantha
"I know you only tolerate me for my husband and child anyway"

from Lil Watcha
"Why isn't Carmen Electra down with Deadend?"

from Nicole
"Your mom keeps hitting on me"

from Nicole
"Can I pack heat?"

from Andrew
"Made it back safe! Thanks for putting me on blast about the benzo! Dickhead."

from Daniela
"Being Mexican & drinkin in the car"

from Nicole
"Damn. U are such a sell out. You are so Thomas Kinkade"

from Nicole
"I have a bad ass life"

from Alex
"He musta forgot. Everytime we chill he gets hella stuck after we smoke and is pretty useless."

from Nicole
"Cool people thought you were retarded"

from Lil Watcha
"Naw too many gavas"

from Nicole
"Youre so gay you don't even like boys"

from Nicole
"So I taught my 3 year old cousin to do the beyonce booty dance ans she busted it out at her xmas program playing the part of mary"

from Daniela
"La pirateria me salvo la vida!"

from Nicole
"So I had an affair with tiger woods..."

from Nicole
"I stole your joke and told it like it was mine."

from me..

to Nicole
"Why dont u ever knock on my door saturday mornings so I can close it in ur face?"

to Daniela & Nicole
"I just had an architect named Robert C. Mein come in. It was hard not to laugh"

to Nicole
"U framed an Asia Poster"

to Nicole
"Oh then pretend I never said labradoodle"

to Nicole
"Im a peacedestroyer"

to Fitty
"Silky J. Blige"

to Nicole
"We're now playing wine pong"

to Nicole
"Are you kidding me? Kanye West fan!"

to Nicole
"I keep it real... U know like Vanilla Ice, k fed, mc hamer, diddy.. U know legends"

to Samantha
"I waste my own time"

to Nicole
"Gotta catch up on my racist jokes anyways"

to Andrew
"Yo if I put up the pics of Coles bike will you get spanked?"

to Nicole
"Wear your beret so I can take you serious"

to Lil Watcha
"Yeah buddy rollin like a big shot"

to Nicole
"Did he use his putter or nine iron? He should change his name to cheetah woods"

to Nicole
"I think my hearse is going to be pulled over on the way to my burial"

Friday, December 11, 2009

WATCHA!

THE WATCHA LOGO


It's kind of funny how the WATCHA logo came about... I was looking through old black & white photos one morning on the external hard drive and came across a photo of Big Watcha at the Viva Las Vegas car show and realized how unique his face was..

I decided I needed to draw him. I outlined his goatee, sunglasses and flat top.. stood back too see if everyone would recognize the logo instantly... and as I did my 7 year old cousin Diego http://939o5.blogspot.com/2009/08/go-diego-go.html walked in, looked at my screen and laughed, "Hey Big Watcha!"

I knew the logo was done and was successful if a 7 year old could identify him.

Everywhere I wear the Watcha shirt we made people ask, "Is that you?" or "Who is that?" or "Where can I get that shirt?" and if they know Big Watcha they just laugh and want one...



I know you want a WATCHA shirt.. right?

If you're lucky enough to already own a WATCHA shirt it's because Big Watcha likes you!

-Juan

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Visual Mechanics Set-Up Night

The night before the Visual Mechanics Opening Reception we all got together to hang the show... It was a lot of work.. but a lot of fun.

Here are some photos Rod Powell took... as I forgot my camera... yup..

Most of our prints ready to be hung...

Some of Rod Powell's pieces alongside some of our prints.

Randy Garcia's main piece... I like how he used multiple styles in one piece.

Here I am hanging the first piece

Here's some vinyl toys by Rod Powell... It's amazing how creative this guy is... amazing!

It was much easier to decide what order we should hang our show after laying the prints out on the floor.. good idea Will!

Randy Garcia decided our smallest piece needed some striping... He was right.

2 Shot Munny by Rod Powell... I really dig this little guy.

Almost done hanging the show...

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Visual Mechanics Sneak Preview

Tomorrow Night (Friday December 4th) join us for the opening reception of VISUAL MECHANICS!

Art by legendary artist Rod Powell, Photography by The Espinoza Brothers of Deadend Magazine and art by young artist Randy Garcia...

Here's a few of the photos that we'll have on display..





Support Your Local Artists!

Somos Gallery
430 Salinas St.
Salinas, CA 93901

-Juan