September 15, 2016
We attended the quarterly San Juan record bonanza and boy did we hit the mother load. We came in just under a dollar a record. Here is a sampler of the goods. The James Brown two part jam we had on 45, but not the full album. In fact we pulled in a plethera of JB funk anthems. The second track was written by an 18 year old Steve Winwood. Say What! And last but not least, another notch in the Paul Simon belt. This is a soft one for Theostyle. Moby remixed this at the FYF fest a few weeks ago and I about lost my mind. When I went to relive the glory a few days later I realized this album was missing from the repetoire, so the timing couldn’t have been better. Thank you San Juan Record Man, you always deliver.
July 9, 2016
I recently was given an opportunity to be rehired at Trader Joe’s, Redlands. Thanks Brina! I have the pleasure of getting an early start on the day by doing signs and other projects with the store 99 team. Here are a few chalk pen signs. Enjoy.
Chips and dip
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of the Big Apple taste
July 7, 2016
Its been a long long while since we brought the jams. We have had our face in the books and noses to the grindstone. But the goose is loose, so watch yo butt. We will do a top to bottom ebay, grandma’s collection sandwich to celebrate the hollowdays. To open the sesh, and to close out the Patto collection, a track from Roll ‘Em Smoke ‘Em Put Another Line Out. Not even in the mail yet, Singing the Blues on Reds is too hot to wait for tangible possession. Peace of mind will have to suffice.
Bottom dropper numero dois is a smokin gospel R&B crossover track, first gospel banger of the collection. Evelyn Freeman and her exciting voices will make you move and take you to church all in one wipe snipe. This track, featuring 14 exciting voices, is an underground hit not to be missed. This was an essential jam to have for your in car record player (we want one) cruisin down the boulevards in the early 60s.
And for the cake on top, João Donato, our Brazilian brother from another mother. We made a $30 offer for the this one only to be shut down. 2 weeks later we won this bad (Donato) boy for a cool 10 spot. Good things come to those who wait. Straight Jacket has Heise written all over it. Ah the good ole days. Luckily for us the Brazilian jazz funk master spent a good portion of his career here in the states, and is one of the easier Brazilian artists to find US pressings. Vai Joao vai!!! Disclaimer: These tracks should be enjoyed with a tall glass of mint and watermelon juice on a hot summer day like today. Enjoy!
June 30, 2016
Jeffrey, San Jacinto
For Father’s Day weekend my family sweated it out pool side in Palm Desert. On the Monday we took a tram ride up to the top of San Jacinto. 120•F at the bottom, 88•F at the top. It was an absolute beautiful day at 8500 feet. If you haven’t been, go. Over 200 species of animals in one spot. A beautiful walk around long valley. And my son became a junior ranger to put the cake on top.
May 15, 2016
The Yucaipa music and arts festival will come to an end today. Thank you for all those who came out to support. You still have time to paint on the VW bus and check out all the great art that Yucaipa has to offer. Come down and take part in the festivities and support your local artists.
Come paint the VW Bus
Thanks Dillon! Great to meet you and your family.
Starry night sk8board
May 11, 2016
I am not a happy supporter. But a supporter all the same. ToonToon!
down we go
May 10, 2016
Looking around our yard, you can see little red dots everywhere. On the grass, on the roses. They seem to like the weeds and dandelions. This one liked the agave. I don’t blame her.
Lady bird on agave
May 7, 2016
Up and down. I support the Toon!
May 7, 2016
From the pond? From the sky? Where did you come from, you red eared little guy.
Found on the sidewalk at SBCM
May 6, 2016
At the San Bernadino County Museum.
Rise and shine
May 5, 2016
The Yucaipa Music and Arts Festival is almost here. May 13, 14, 15th. We will be there, with new art. I can assure you there will be hippos.
May 4, 2016
My oldest son and my drawings on magnet doodle pad. Our favorite subject to draw.