Tuesday, October 18, 2005


About a year ago, my little guy Kai picked up his little broken Tijuana guitar and within 8 minutes, hammered out 3 classics! For your enjoyment:

•Doin' The Mess
and the cult hit phenomenon which earned him a screening at the 2005 Native Image Film Festival,
•Say No To Pants

Friday, October 14, 2005


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A friend of mine, John Dryden, was working on a commercial and found out that the DOP of the shoot was the actual cameraman for the Winnebago Man fiasco. A few months after the commercial shoot, as promised, the DOP sent John a bunch of unseen footage. There's a ton of stuff and I edited it down to some of the best. And so now, for your enjoyment, THE RETURN OF THE WINNEBAGO MAN!

Wednesday, October 12, 2005


This summer a gang of us went down to Carlsbad, CA (near San Diego) to do some work with skateboard legend Tony Hawk. It was a real blast. On our way home, my friend Mike McKinlay, a pro skater himself, was muttering about how he really wanted to find a cool and unique spot to skate and get some pictures. Casey Kwan had his brand new digital SLR and I had my Holga and Lomos ready. What started out as a wrong exit turned out to be a happy accident because we found some cool full-pipes in a field and the sun had just entered into that "magic hour."

Casey snapped off one nice shot of Mike that was so nice that it has now become Mike's new Westbeach promotional shot. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Winnebago Man--"I fucked up the word 'rear'."

Dearest damsels and gentlemens,

It is with great pleasure to present to you fine people something wonderful. There are a few things in this world that have lasting staying power over the course of years. You know, like that perfect song that you never get sick of (How Soon Is Now), or a book that you could re-read over and over (Eaters of the Dead).

A number of years ago, back in 1993 or something like that, my good pal Greg Richardson, then an on-set video playback dude for features and commercials, got his grubby mits on a then underground industry tape called "Winnebago Man." Since then, we've quoted from it innumerable times and just recently i've written a number of Winnebago Man's classic lines from this industrial video's outtakes into a feature I've written and am directing.

More recently, another good chum John Dryden, a key-grip, jack-of-all-trades kind-of-guy, worked on a commercial. The D.O.P. of this commercial overheard John reciting some Winnebago Man lines, walked over to John and explained that he was the cameraman for that industrial video shoot. NO WAY?!?! HOW COOL IS THAT?!?!?! Well it gets cooler than a frozen muckluck and in my next blog I'll explain why. Stay tuned!

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