Catalina in May - and Europe too

Somehow, in between all this travel and work, I was able to steal off to Catalina in the short time I was home.

Deanna and I leave tomorrow for New York, where I will be setting up my part of an exhibition of my photography at the ICP. Then off to Holland where Deanna has her 3rd solo museum show of her photographs at the Schunck Glaspaleis.  We're gone for a month! (so posting may again be spotty...  but more colorful!)
This years rains have made the island lush and green. And this time of year means it's mostly devoid of people outside of Avalon. And outside of Avalon is where we spend most of our time, on the water, and close to the shore and critters.
Nobody but us. And the pelicans, seagulls, bald eagles, schools of fish that can barely stay under the water, and the birds that dive down to pluck them up from the surface without even getting wet. The harbor seals and sea lions, and the leopard sharks. The garibaldi, opal-eye, and calico bass. And although we didn't see them this time, the rays, both sting and bat, and the dolphins.
Ready for adventure in a kelp filled cove near Long Point. Long Point is the furthest point to the right on this photo. In the middle of the island.
Leopard shark photographed from the boat.
There were too many to count. Literally hundreds. They are skittish little guys, so it was hard to get one in your frame right under the boat! With the naked eye, you can see the shore just filled witht them.
Oh yeah, the other day we went to see our freind Jim Goldberg speak at the Hammer museum. If you don't have his books, you should check them out. Some of the hard to get ones will be re-issued soon, so you can get them for cheaper than the OG ones. Keep an eye out!
Dennis, my "photo assistant" and longtime homie (and OG skate photographer too) couldn't make the Goldberg talk because he was filming porn stars playing Dungeons and Dragons for a web-cast. Could I make that up? You can see Dennis blog in the links below, but he has an "Explicit" blog too. (Click here but be warned, plenty of nudity and debauchery.)

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Posted May 10th, 2010 by the guy who seems to never stop... getting old that is.
Daaaamn (in the voice of smokey) already leaving? Sooperstar. Insane Clown Posse art gallery, how does it work?
Ed, are you gonna go skate Da Banks like you do in Grind Session?
Nice hat, did Leo let you borrow it?
Dennis looks so innocent in that photo,but man,the things he sees. Dennis has a great blog,definately beats that thing.'s still pretty cool,you know.
Jacob! I've been checking ur blog 4 new posts. C'mon,brother.

kapchuh: sedated 20
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 10th, 2010 at 03:33PM PST
So. I just got the new Thrasher.

"I'm back,beetches."

The overlord knows how to please his underlings.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 10th, 2010 at 04:48PM PST
long time lurker, first time poster. ive actually posted a handful of times under different names. should i keep this name to anyone who reads this ( Jgonz, vinny, jacob, Eggs)? my names actually mike. cant wait to see your show in the city. go underwater and find that "guitar fish" again. that thing was sick.

captcha: other tuckerman

Posted By: Jack Kerosac on May 10th, 2010 at 06:20PM PST
I just checked your blog JGonz...
That pizza hut guy is tweaked, but he does sort of look like me. I should shoot myself.
Posted By: ed on May 10th, 2010 at 08:57PM PST
Posted By: ed on May 10th, 2010 at 09:15PM PST
Maybe if I were to pour some fucked up Michael Douglas DNA into a batch of your clones then that Pizza Hut dude would come out.

Didn't DGK do a board series with similar graphics? if not, I wouldn't put it past them.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 10th, 2010 at 09:27PM PST
dear ed you are indiana bones
Posted By: lexicon devil on May 11th, 2010 at 12:42AM PST
Yaa you look like a mix of leo and pizza man with that hat.
Posted By: john on May 11th, 2010 at 02:08PM PST
Posted By: Devin on May 11th, 2010 at 03:14PM PST
Look what I found on the internet
Posted By: Jgonzalez on May 11th, 2010 at 05:16PM PST
Posted By: gross on May 12th, 2010 at 06:51AM PST
You read the fish pamphlet, didn't you?

Looks gorgeous. Hidden Valley's bushes are 8 feet tall. It's radical. There is a lakebed by my old house in Yorba Linda, & the bright green & yellow bushes are like that but even taller. You feel like you're a small person, & expect David Bowie to pop out with a bunch of gremlins...

Speaking of huge bushes, Dennis' porn blog is awesome. Those are really cool shots. I didn't even pop a boner while looking at them.

Hey, Mike. Welcome. You're going to hate all of us in a few days.

Jgonz, I haven't the money to develop anything. I don't start my job until next week, due to some SSN bullshit, but my latest, which is black & white, I have a lot of confidence in. I just don't have the money. Yet.
Posted By: Jacob on May 12th, 2010 at 11:25AM PST
I actually watched the D&D vid.
But not before I was told about it here.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on May 12th, 2010 at 02:45PM PST
I'm so happy that Poo Poo Head is back. Make some shit-brown socks with him on them haha.

Jacob, I've been lurking for a while, i don't hate you guys haha. Unless you're planning to kill me in a few days, then, maybe I'd hate you haha.
Posted By: Mike on May 13th, 2010 at 06:46PM PST
You'd be dead though...
Hatin' from beyond the grave..


Mike's on the sock team.
Posted By: Jacob on May 13th, 2010 at 08:44PM PST
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