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High5s: May Whatevers

Written by Trippe   
Thursday, 17 May 2007 09:34
You know that one song that's all about love, death, and that one time you guys fell over the ridge? The winners and losers.

Ran into Bod Boyle at Van Rock Out's BDay... Bod is the president of Dwindle.

Whoa, a blow out last week as temps around the bay got retarded... bike rides, sailing, skating...

Man meat, John Groshong, is soon to be an SF fireman dude... Add another hungover fireman to the SFFD.

He's a poet too.

On the right is Mr Meric Long and he fronts Dodo Bird. If you've not seen them yet, you need to.

As fixes become more and more popular.

Am thinking of becoming a Giant's fan this year as I watched the Tigers blow it last year. Can the Giants pull it? Got to get a new hat.

Fecal Face gets some props on the Hightower board... Damn, that show was awhile ago.

Brahms in town.

Yet another SFFD. Collinson.

Sailed to treasure Island on one of the nicest days of the year.

Rich, Kate, and Jessica

We're in San Francisco?! Why more people don't own sailboats is fuck all to me. So much fun and you can find them cheap if you look. We got ours for $850. start looking now. We need a fleet of younger people with boats.

Who needs to fly to some tropical island when we got them right here.


and then we motored back on the glassy bay in tee shirts. It was so warm and chill. Best night shit ever.

Ok, so where I was born, the Eastern Shore of Maryland, they have blue crabs and they're fucking brilliant. Much better than Dungeness to me... I've always thought it'd be amazing to have the live little fellas shipped out for some steamin and eatin, but that's pretty expensive... You can imagine my surprise that they sell some sort of Blue Crab right here in the Mission, but I ain't gonna tell you where because we later found out that they only sell the females which only mate once and it's illegal to catch and sell- well, at least in Maryland. It's pretty fucked up and I think it's illegal that they're sold here. Not totally sure. Anyone know?

But before we did our blue crab research, we bought some, invited some friends over and had ourselves a little crab dinner complete with corn, beer, and more beer... and some wine.

Poo digs them

The bath before the being steamed alive to death they're about to undergo.

As they wiggle about their death chamber, you dump a shit load of Old Bay seasoning on them, and then steam them up... Once they stop moving and turn a nice red...

You make a mess and eat the fuckers... for real. Maryland Blue Crab are the best crab ever.

Yet another work deterrence is when Irving invites me out for some baseball- seating? right behind home plate.

They have waiters when you're sitting this close. It's sweet. They take your order and then 5 minutes later you have a fresh beer in hand... No lines and you don't miss any of the game. Nice one, rich guy who gave us the tickets!

Nicole and Brett

Not much on food but got a steak from Range on Valencia the other day... That place is expensive and the food wasn't worth it... Go to Luna Park down the street. That place rules, and they got some old Damon Soule paintings on the walls to boot.

More sailing on the windiest day of the year... It was hectic out there.

Some video from last week's time on the water.

The best place to see KFOG's KBOOM fireworks is from your own boat- not the best place to photograph them though.

The next day it was time to head on over to the opening of The Pizza Place which is owned by my two old friends Kevin Barza and Dave Ashin.

I really love pizza, and this is the best pizza in the city- Hands down, and I'm not just saying that to be nice... My top pizza places now are as follows and this place takes top prize as my favorite as of now:

#1 - The Pizza Place (47th and Noriega)
#2 - De Ja Vue (16th @Guerrero)
#3 - Arnell's (16th @ Valencia)
#4 - Soranos (12st @ Valencia)
#5 - Golden Boy (North Beach)

*Gourmet pizza is gay.

Irving takes a slice down... can you spot the Myth Busters star in the background?

Lookin' good, Wolfe.

Plus they have the coolest art up. The pizza wheels move!


Alicia and Brett

Pizza Place owners- Kevin Barza and Dave Ashin

Walking distance to the beach

Andreas who...

Came out sailing the next day with us. Took the ferry on over.

He scrubbed the bottom of the boat as we prepped for take off.

Andreas and his urine in case you've ever wondered what he would look like holding his own urine.

Dinner time

and congrats to Jessica's brother, Ravi (also of the SFFD) and Magume (SP?), who were married on Tuesday at City Hall!!

The happy couple.

How's the mustaches coming, fellas? There's a contest going and the winner gets themselves a banjo, and I'm out already because mustaches are a bit douche, and I couldn't hang... but Matt and Rich pull it off suitably.

the smallest little VIP in town.


Love me POO

I LOVE these pens. {moscomment}


Alison Blickle @NYC's Kravets Wehby Gallery

Los Angeles based Alison Blickle who showed here in San Francisco at Eleanor Harwood last year (PHOTOS) recently showed new paintings in New York at Kravets Wehby Gallery. Lovely works.

Interview w/ Kevin Earl Taylor

We haven't been featuring many interviews as of late. Let's change that up as we check in with a few local San Francisco artists like Kevin Earl Taylor here whom we studio visited back in 2009 (PHOTOS & VIDEO). It's been awhile, Kevin...

Peter Gronquist @The Shooting Gallery

If you like guns and boobs, head on over to the Shooting Gallery; just don't expect the work to be all cheap ploys and hot chicks. With Make Stuff by Peter Gronquist (Portland) in the main space and Morgan Slade's Snake in the Eagle's Shadow in the project space, there is plenty spectacle to be had, but if you look just beyond it, you might actually get something out of the shows.

Jay Bo at Hamburg's Circle Culture

Berlin based Jay Bo recently held a solo show at Hamburg's Circle Culture featuring some of his most recent paintings. We lvoe his work.


Fifty24SF opened Street Anatomy, a new solo show by Austrian artist Nychos a week ago last Friday night. He's been steadily filling our city with murals over the last year, with one downtown on Geary St. last summer, and new ones both in the Haight and in Oakland within the last few weeks, but it was really great to see his work up close and in such detail.

Gator Skater +video

Nate Milton emailed over this great short Gator Skater which is a follow-up to his Dog Skateboard he emailed to us back in 2011... Any relation to this Gator Skater?

Ferris Plock Online Show Now Online as of April 25th

5 new wonderful large-scale paintings on wood panel are available. visit: www.ffdg.net

ClipODay II: Needles & Pens 11 Years!!

Congrats on our buddies at Needles and Pens on being open and rad for 11 years now. Mission Local did this little short video featuring Breezy giving a little heads up on what Needles and Pens is all about.


In a filmmaker's thinking, we wish more videos were done in this style. Too much editing and music with a lacking in actual content. Just because you can doesn't mean you should.

AJ Fosik in Tokyo at The Hellion Gallery

Matt Wagner recently emailed over some photos from The Hellion Gallery in Tokyo, who recently put together a show with AJ Fosik (Portland) called Beast From a Foreign Land. The gallery gave twelve of Fosik's sculptures to twelve Japanese artists (including Hiro Kurata who is currently showing in our group show Salt the Skies) to paint, burn, or build upon.

Ferris Plock - Online Show, April 25th

FFDG is pleased to announce an exclusive online show with San Francisco based Ferris Plock opening on Friday, April 25th (12pm Pacific Time) featuring 5 new medium sized acrylic paintings on wood.


Backwoods Gallery in Melbourne played host to a huge group exhibition a couple of weeks back, with "Gold Blood, Magic Weirdos" Curated by Melbourne artist Sean Morris. Gold Blood brought together 25 talented painters, illustrators and comic artists from Australia, the US, Singapore, England, France and Spain - and marked the end of the Magic Weirdos trilogy, following shows in Perth in 2012 and London in 2013.

Jeremy Fish at LA's Mark Moore Gallery

San Francisco based Fecal Pal Jeremy Fish opened his latest solo show Hunting Trophies at LA's Mark Moore Gallery last week to massive crowds and cabin walls lined with imagery pertaining to modern conquest and obsession.

John Felix Arnold III on the Road to NYC

Well, John Felix Arnold III is at it again. This time, he and Carolyn LeBourgios packed an entire show into the back of a Prius and drove across the country to install it at Superchief Gallery in NYC. I met with him last week as he told me about the trip over delicious burritos at Taqueria Cancun (which is right across the street from FFDG and serves what I think is the best burrito in the city) as the self proclaimed "Only overweight artist in the game" spilled all the details.

FRENCH in Melbourne

London based illustrator FRENCH recently held a show of new works at the Melbourne based Mild Manners

Henry Gunderson at Ever Gold, SF

Ever Gold opened a new solo show by NYC based Henry Gunderson a couple Saturday nights ago and it was literally packed. So packed I couldn't actually see most of the art - but a big crowd doesn't seem like a problem. I got a good laugh at what I would call the 'cock climbing wall' as it was one of the few pieces I could see over the crowd. I haven't gotten a chance to go back and check it all out again, but I'm definitely going to as the paintings that I could get a peek at were really high quality and intruiguing. You should do the same.

Mario Wagner @Hashimoto

Mario Wagner (Berkeley) opened his new solo show A Glow that Transfers Creativity last Saturday night at Hashimoto Contemporary in San Francisco.

Serge Gay Jr. @Spoke Art

The paintings in the show are each influenced by a musician, ranging from Freddy Mercury, to Madonna, to A Tribe Called Quest and they are so stylistically consistent with each musician's persona that they read as a cohesive body of work with incredible variation. If you told me they were each painted by a different person, I would not hesitate to believe you and it's really great to see a solo show with so much variety. The show is fun, poppy, very well done, and absolutely worth a look and maybe even a listen.

NYCHOS Mural on Ashbury and Haight

NYCHOS completed this great new mural on the corner of Haight and Ashbury in San Francisco on Tuesday. Looks Amazing.

Sun Milk in Vienna

With rising rent in SF and knowing mostly other young artists without capitol, I desired a way to live rent free, have a space to do my craft, and get to see more of the world. Inspired by the many historical artists who have longed similar longings I discovered the beauty of artist residencies. Lilo runs Adhoc Collective in Vienna which not only has a fully equipped artists creative studio, but an indoor halfpipe, and private artist quarters. It was like a modern day castle or skate cathedral. It exists in almost a utopic state, totally free to those that apply and come with a real passion for both art and skateboarding

"How To Lose Yourself Completely" by Bryan Schnelle

I just wanted to share with you a piece I recently finished which took me 4 years to complete. Titled "How To Lose Yourself Completely (The September Issue)", it consists of a copy of the September 2007 issue of Vogue magazine (the issue they made the documentary about) with all faces masked with a sharpie, and everything else entirely whited out. 840 pages of fun. -Bryan Schnelle

Tyler Bewley ~ Recent Works

Some great work from San Francisco based Tyler Bewley.

Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery

While walking our way across San Francisco on Saturday we swung through the opening receptions for Kirk Maxson and Alexis Mackenzie at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in the Mission.

Jeremy Fish Solo Show in Los Angeles

Jeremy Fish opens Hunting Trophies tonight, Saturday April 5th, at the Los Angeles based Mark Moore Gallery. The show features new work from Fish inside the "hunting lodge" where viewers climb inside the head of the hunter and explore the history of all the animals he's killed.

The Albatross and the Shipping Container

Beautiful piece entitled "The Albatross and the Shipping Container", Ink on Paper, Mounted to Panel, 47" Diameter, by San Francisco based Martin Machado now on display at FFDG. Stop in Saturday (1-6pm) to view the group show "Salt the Skies" now running through April 19th. 2277 Mission St. at 19th.

The Marsh Barge - Traveling the Mississippi River from Minnesota to the Gulf of Mexico

For some reason I thought it would be a good idea to quit my job, move out of my house, leave everything and travel again. So on August 21, 2013 I pushed a canoe packed full of gear into the headwaters of the Mississippi River in Lake Itasca, Minnesota, along with four of my best friends. Exactly 100 days later, I arrived at a marina near the Gulf of Mexico in a sailboat.