The Golden State Warriors: my team.
They are the biggest underdogs +as of last night, they have made it to the NBA playoffs for the 2nd time in 19 years. That’s true underdog, true fan speak. It is the first pro team that I saw in person in 1994 vs. the Clippers (I do have some dribbles/autographs on a mini-poster somewhere).
Fast forward to adult-hood, here are a couple of pictures I dug out from a pre-game shoot around just a bit before anyone would even suspect they’d make it to the playoffs +be part of the historical biggest upset series ever in 2007 vs Dallas. That was awesome.
Al Harrington, Matt Barnes and Monta Ellis.
There goes the razor aka Ralph Barbieri, I was too shy to say hi when I saw him upclose.
That’s me 6/7years ago with tony.psd. He makes crazy cool signs +shirts you can often spot on CSN or TNT broadcasts.
HELLA AMAZING indeed.
Fear the beard aka Baron Davis +the WEBELIEVE team.
mucha música miércoles
This past Wednesday @eltejano posted an ode to mucha música Mondays while I was deep in Marchmadnesslandia. The end of the tournament was super fun to watch, except for the broken leg, but what a championship game! As I (+Ratta +Fidel) had predicted, Louisville won the men’s title. I have been doing college ball brackets constantly since the year the fab five rocked the tv sets +as a prepuberty youngin’ all I wanted to do was play for Pat Summit’s lady vols (true story).
Anyways, music +basketball are two lifelong passions. I love sharing music, learning about new bands +revisiting past beats, so connecting with you all that share the same interests is pretty rad. Thanks!
Here are a few good ones el tejano (*note: a spurs fan) shared last week. BTW Vicentico, voice to Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, is just like good old wine even after his belly flop in that video. Damn…
Kenneth’s Rants and Other Things:
L I N K → Um Pouco de Musica
San Francisco has won 2010 +2012 World Series, My Oakland A’s won the AL West last year, 49ers in the Super Bowl, Sharks doing their rockstar thing +now the DUBS in the playoffs, it –has been– an amazing time in the last few years for Bay Area sports.
I LOVE my basketball. Oh, +I once high5’d Steve Kerr.
OK, that’s all for now.
Cholo adventures: That Foo Stole my Bike (part 1)
Aw, brand new bike. From Toys R Us. These cholitos are silly fun.
Shinning Soul: Get up
Phoenix Hip Hop duo, Shining Soul, drops their first single ‘Get Up’ of their next full length project, Sonic Smash.
“Young, gifted and brown…” found via the PhoenixSpokesPeople on FB
Kid Frost: This is for la raza
Shinning Soul mentions a Kid Frost line in the above song, so for reminiscing youth beats where we puberty chicas would be just calling everyone estupidass baboso. Here it is.
Kinto Sol: En mi lowrider
Keep those ranflas brincando.
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Eriberto & Estevan Oriol
The Los Angeles chicano roots run deep in culture, community and the arts. Amongst one of my biggest inspirations to take black and white photography courses after high school was Eriberto Oriol. His son is also a photographer, and I didn’t learn about an exhibit they had together until just recently “Like Father, Like Son” (October 2011, Culver City). Pretty rad.
As a California native, it has been great to learn about Chicano artist and pioneers that have paved the way and become influential for generations to come; for example in the video below, Eriberto mentions the moment when he realizes the power his photography had during the movement of his community uprising in Barrio Logan, just south of downtown San Diego.
He is a legendary artist I admire, and hope you enjoy his work.
Here are two brief videos about him, by his son Estevan.
Los Angeles and San Diego are quite different from Northern California but they are no less beautiful and rich in culture, with deep Chicano history and movements.
I love my homestate; from Tijuana to the Bay.
ay te wacho.
Saturday April 6th
6-10PM SOMArts, San Francisco
The SFYBP 2nd Annual Upcycle Ball is supported by the SOMArts Cultural Center’s Affordable Space Program, which provides subsidized, large-scale affordable space and technical assistance to nonprofits. SOMArts receives support from the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Community Arts and Education Program with funding from Grants for the Arts/The Hotel Tax Fund. The mission of SOMArts is to promote and nurture art on the community level and foster an appreciation of and respect for all cultures. To find out about SOMArts classes, events and exhibitions, please visitwww.somarts.org.
Our “experiences” are kind of like being at a carnival. All ticket sales go directly to funding San Francisco Yellow Bike Project’s 100% volunteer-run organization. Bring cash, or pay for tickets with a credit card. Tickets – $1 = 1 ticket.
[U P C O M I N G – S Y B P E V E N T S]
Women/Femme/Trans volunteer shop hours at SF Yellow Bike
I wanted to invite you all to SFYBP‘s first ever Women, Femme identified, Trans/Genderqueer shop hours. For the month of April, I will be hosting these shop hours where we can author a space safe for female identified and femme spectrum folks to share our collective knowledge about bikes and riding.
SF Yellow Bike is located at 25 Division, on the 2nd floor, above Source.
Sunday shop hours:
April 14th 3pm – 6pm
April 28th 3pm – 6pm
San Francisco Art Institute. March, 2013
My eyes completely skipped to acknowledge the two landmarks and zoomed right into him, walking so carelessly on the edge of the cement bleachers; adjacent to a short institutional abyss.
It was an instant playback of memories from my own art school days of wandering, questioning and exploring the whys with your own set of imaginary wings. Wings which were made out of edible glitter during the day, and powered by classic philosophy while listening to NPR at night.
Recording moments and instances is something that we as humans tend to do.
Sorting memories is something that the brain does independently perhaps – whether we chose to revisit them is a different process and we are often quickly triggered by specific sightings. Most of the time by being exposed to a specific scent; the scent of your past.
I have been to the SFAI many times over the years for lectures, exhibits, talks. A school that I fell in love with due to its history, Diego Rivera, and its location. And almost attended, but didn’t. I hold a BFA from an equally outstanding Bay Area art institution.
As I was trying to catch my breath walking up something like 3 or 4 flights of stairs from the institute’s rear entrance, my lungs were burning with a rather distinct fire from the one that once burnt with curiosity and exposure to the unknown.
Then that person was there along with a brief representation. I observed.
And quickly after, that moment was gone.
// Objectivity, Spring 2013.
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Happy Easter, Passover and/or your personal celebration for the arrival of the Spring season.
Or March Madness.
And most importantly:
¡ H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y !
to two of my dear friends who may no longer live in the city, but are a minute away on the internets.
a county or state away, see you both soon. ♥you!
Fotos from July, 2009 / Nov. 2009
Have a grand weekend everyone!
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