Wednesday, December 31, 2008

I resolve to...

...go back to Crested Butte in early August 2009.

Happy New Year everyone!


Dave Schools - Widespread Panic - 12/30/2008 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Photo by Mitch Kline

Hump Day Funk — The Brothers Johnson

Last HDF of the oh eight.
To see them all, click here or the Hump Day Funk label below the post.

mid life?

Thinking a lot about Jay-Z and Sailing as the we approach 2009.

Get Creased...

I burned dolls in college

I shot photos of some of my doll friends on fire out in the Nevada desert on a fieldtrip in 1982. It created quite a toxic cloud, but was quick and painless. It was in an old concrete factory that looked like a post apocalyptic Terminator style movie stage. I doubt if the smoldering remains of my burning dolls had much impact on that eerie garbage heap. I've often wondered if they are still there where I left them? If you're out for a drive east of Death Valley and you happen to see a small road marker that reads "Carrera", do me a favor and make your way up the 3 mile dirt road and look for the 26 year old melted remnants that I left and send me a portrait of my babies.
Camera: Mamiya C3 TLR
Click on photo to enlarge.
Photo: Brittain

through the viewfinder

Wurd up Google

I couldn't remember how to spell should the other day. SHOULD. should. It's a pretty simple word to spell but for some reason it was gone. Just like in grade school when you'd embarrassingly ask how to spell the, when, or who. It sucks. And everyone acts like it's never happened to them and totally makes fun of you as if it's never and or will never happen to them.

Same with dumb questions. Was driving home with my friend last night talking about the new year when we starting thinking about how time was derived, how the calendar works and ultimately ending on what B.C. and A.D. stood for. (unfortunately no we weren't stoned.) We had no clue and felt like idiots for it.

But that's where the drop menu common search bar support group comes in. See their new feature is probably to help you find what you need when you can't quite think of what to search for when searching for other common posts. But. What they didn't realize is that it helps you not feel so stupid in times like this knowing that someone before you has searched the same thing, and, not only that, but how many results are with said query. In this case, 21 million. Few.

So what does it mean? Who cares right? It's New Years Eve, lets go get drunk and google it in the morning.

All the best in the New Years to all my ePlayaz.


i'm thankful that the xmas time brings interesting kid toys for my kids. i'll post actual pictures from the 3 days of construction. i saw a 6yr old at wits end!

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

11 from ffffound

11 gems from ffffound

Monday, December 29, 2008

Sounds good......

......Form following function, you know like a Hummer H2. EarSet 3.

Alpha Trucks

Photos by a compulsively awesome Eric Tabuchi.


Ratt 'n Roll

Rattnroll from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.Nothing like a little skating and a whole lot of rocking to make a Sunday fun!

Weekly Link Round-up

Vincent Laforet blogs his experiences shooting Jamie O'Brien with the Canon 5D MKII in HD, complete with video clips.
Scrabble print ads. I love Scrabble.
Cascade Feeds America. Click and Cascade donates a meal to a hungry child.
Tilt-Shift Videos.
How to Write a Thank-You note.

My end of the year Monday's hero

Just enough raw energy to fire me up for another year.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Happy New Year!

End of World with a Pink Floyd soundtrack.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

bikes art and a peaceful space

one of my favorite bike shops ever

Party Tonight...

Details on the Dirtblog. Hope to see you there.

Happy Holidays!


Friday, December 26, 2008

fish head friday....

fish heads

they're like 130 pesos per kilo...

reserve not met - ebay car

ebay listing

1952 Ariel Custom Wood Car, One of A Kind, Street Legal

beer thirty


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Best of '08

Best of 2008 from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.

Set Lists

While at my parents representing this holiday I went through some old stuff and stumbled upon this, quite possibly the greatest set list ever created by man (in my eyes.)
My friend Kyle Joeseph Burns and I used to collect set lists from basically every show we went to. During the time Hot Water Music was touring quite a bit in the Midwest and we made sure as hell we were at every single show that was humanly possible to get to. I think the show was in Chicago if my memory serves me correct--we saw them about 4 nights in a row that time around and they were playing the most amazing sets, this one just stood out as my favorite of all the shows I've seen.

Not sure if anyone else collected set lists or has any stories of their favorite shows in the past but I thought it'd be far out to see the lists or hear the stories in the comments. Or in another post, I mean the possibilities are endless, right?

Right, on.

Merry Christmas!

jose in '73

merry christmas everyone.


please click here to visit DANK NUGZ for a very special Christmas message!!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


cute! sweet! awwwwww!! wonderful!

through the viewfinder

When it's just too damn crowded with photogs on the deck...

Long lens it! The first sesh with my new Canon 70-200/2.8 zoom.
Ben Schroeder egg plant hop at the Vans Protec Pool contest, 2008.
Click on photo to make it GIGANTOR!
Photo: Brittain

2008 almost gone

lots of gravel road rides this year. sure hope to have some more next year. and i hope everyone else enjoys alot of what they need to enjoy in '09

Season's Greetings from Chewy

Tuesday, December 23, 2008


dad turned 70 yesterday. Happy Birthday Dad!

Here is a picture of him in one of his many disguises:

velorution? really?

this article spawned some thoughts in my otherwise pre-occupied brain. maybe it will do the same for you. if you tell me yours i'll tell you mine.

ramp jam!

Birthday Ramp Jam! from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.It was my birthday today, we had a little ramp jam at the house. It was one of the best birthdays i've had in long time.

Monday, December 22, 2008

the avett brothers

they released a new ep that is amazing. it's just the two brothers playing acoustic guitars and singing. here's my personal fav from the record:

Weekly Link Round-up

Sarah Vowell on KCRW's Guest DJ Project Via: This American Life.
Art Deco California drawings.
The Year In Pictures parts One, Two, and Three.
Radio Lab Season Five.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Friday, December 19, 2008

Mid Air Collision


lets see, left my cell phone on the boat today..

lost my backpack between boca and yelapa.

I did play fetch with a stray for about an hour while I waited for the mules to make a 2nd trip...

beer thirty

it would be
warmer at the
right now.

holy horns

Another Name For Friday — The Pretenders

The Gnar in Gnarley: Wingsuit Base Jumping

wingsuit base jumping from doubleA on Vimeo.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

I has a hankerin