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Slice O’ Life

Wesley Willis – I miss you, dearly.

In Las Vegas, around 1999 – 2000, at the Sound Barrier record store / punk sanctuary I had been privy to see Wesley Willis perform on his Casio keyboard. Needless to say, he rocked it like a magic kiss. He rocked it like a hurricane.

He had his giant binder full of songs, which he let me look through after his set, really funny and amazing songs in there, so cool he let me look through it, too.

During his set, which was almost all new songs, I grabbed a flyer and a pen and wrote down the more amazing / funny titles. I wish I wrote down the whole set, but it’s too late for that now.

Here they are:

  • War Hellride
  • Suck Peanuts off a white man’s dick
  • Funnier than Peanut Butter on a Yellow Ball
  • Joy Ride
  • Beefallo
  • Armaghetto
  • Michael Jackson – which is a classic and was requested by a fan, Wesley finally gave in, after a prolonged cursing about Mr. Jackson.

WESLEY WILLIS R.I.P.

Orb Weaver Spider at Dusk

This orb weaver spider has a large web set up between an orange tree and another tree in my back yard. I found him sleeping in an a leaf on the orange tree yesterday afternoon, and decided to take some pictures of him at dusk when he wakes up and tends his web.

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Alaia surfing sticks

I just built these two alaias recently. Inspired by Tom Wegenger. The first one I made was the 5′ out of an old oak and pine laminate desk top a friend had found. The 7′ alaia is made out of marine grade plywood. Both alaias finished with boiled linseed oil.

The 5′ alaia is too small for me to surf, but it’s really fast to ride prone with fins, and is possible to kneeboard too. I can’t wait to take the 7′ one out on a good day with nice peeling waves. It’s been mostly windswell lately, with nasty closeout beachbreaks. I took the 7′ alaia out in a lumpy beachbreak swell and stood up for a few fun short fast rides. I can’t wait to take it out in smoother clean peeling waves! Both boards are 3/4″ thick, with roughly 1/4″ rails. The 5′ is 17″ wide and weighs 8 pounds. The 7′ is 16 1/4″ wide. It probably weighs around 12 – 14 pounds. It weighs 17 pounds! We’re talking old school. Ancient Hawaiian Surfrider Old School.

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