Tuesday, July 22, 2014

just the hits

we had 3 row dead fuckin center seats for beck.

downtown at the thomas wolfe auditorium last saturday night.

we were 15 feet away from the guy. he was doing high kicks and moon walking. knee slides like marty mcfly in back to the future. the fly on his black jeans was halfway down. his tips are frosted. he is tiny. but the dude has moves! kind of prince-like in his dance style. it was a fantastic high energy show, and the seats were unbelievable. no xenu sightings.

went to a very different show this saturday night. chris smither at the grey eagle. sit down show. started at 8. walkers in the front row.

he is a fantastic storyteller and guitar player, and the show was full and happy.

our garden overfloweth with yellow cherry tomatoes. i don't know why they are yellow. they taste red. there are 10 new ones every day.

pouncey is still suckin on pillas.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

how can you tell if a bear's been in your tree?

claw marks on the trunk!

bear claw marks on the cherry tree

bear claw marks on the cherry tree

bear claw marks on the cherry tree

what they're after:

cherries for the bears

reminds me of the old joke: how can you tell if an elephant's been in your refrigerator? there are footprints in the jello.

pouncey is curious. about bears and cherries. and cameras.

pouncey through the railing

Wednesday, July 09, 2014


High Sierra Music Festival jammed on this past weekend in California.

I was not there, but a slew of Skippy Haha Vintage shirts made the trip.

Behold members of ALO and Tea Leaf Green happily sporting SHV torso shields on stage.

photo by Wally Meerschaert

(L to R) Josh Clark in Lynyrd Skynyrd t-shirt, Bo Carper in vintage western, Trevor Garrod in embroidered 70's western, Steve Adams in Hot Tub t-shirt, and Dan Lebowitz in picnic gingham button down.

Viva rock!  Festivaaaaaaal!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

july 4th in the 50th state


aloha from the national park service

it may not be the most popular time of year to visit maui, but the weather was tropical, everything was in bloom, and the trees served as flower girls.

the trees are flower girls

our first stop was hana. the road to hana was slow, twisted, and dripping with scenic splendor.

highway to hana

the lava flowed down to the sea where it was beat back by the wind.

mindblown windblown

we got up early and hiked through bamboo forests to gigantic waterfalls at haleakala national park. 

bamboo forest

we were the first ones there!

we're the first ones 

next stop - lahaina. hey - i have seen this view on t-shirts before!


kevin played (really really well...like 400 yard drives...draining 30 footers...) golf at the plantation course at kapalua. 


we saw unnecessary fountains under basement stairwells. 

unnecessary fountain

we spent the last few days with fambly from denver in the bustling hippie town of paia. 

 rainbow paia 

catching waves, watching turtles, looking for sharks, eating like kings, playing with the keiki.

this is fun

it was a great trip, worth the looooooooong haul to and fro. hang loose!

paia cafe mambo