Around HB <-----~----------

My hometown, what a strange place to live.
This was from last year...
This too. Bikini girls on skateboards are the best.
2009 during the US open.
The fucking drum circle. I can't even begin to understand what the appeal is of this, nor can I abide the people it attracts.
Like this guy.
Really? You are coming downtown to a drum circle to do your ninja moves?
Photo Key.
Indoctrinating your kids from a young age in hippie-ness is a surefire way to make thier life shitty. "Hey mom, I'm gonna drop out of high-school to work full-time on my fire twirling and hackey-sack skills because I'm sure they will bring me a rewarding life."
Frisbee Guy is totally the guy who would be at the drum circle. "Man I wish frisbee twirling would become an Olympic Sport. I would RULE!"
Zooming in on todays fashions.
Still this place remains magical.
Even if our weather is much colder than usual for this time.
Swimming in Spandex? How Eastern European of you.
I'll throw some sand in your general direction. Those postcards you see of "California" with bikini girls frolicking in the sand and surf? That really does happen every day here.
The water is pretty cold.
Ran into some young skaters who still remember me...
The girl only liked the photo above, but I think this one is much cuter.

Hot Links:
My current shows:
In New York City: At the
. (Perspectives)
In Orange County: At the Orange County Museum of Art
(New Art for a New Century: Contemporary Acquisitions)
Deanna's current shows:
In Heerlen, Netherlands: At the

Upcoming shows:
Cemetery of Reason at the MAN - Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro, Sardinia, Italy.

Deanna's in the new Juxtapoz - !!!

Upcoming Zine show in Torrance...
You can get most of my books directly through Roberts and Tilton
And Arcana Books on the Arts
This Long Century
Order The Seconds Pass book
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book - almost sold out!
Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
Deanna's Blog
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Kevin Barnett's Photo Portfolio
Grant Hatfield's Blog  <---Catalina, Scope it!

Upcoming Event:
Event date: Thursday, August 12, 2010
Location: OCMA pavilion, possibly courtyard
Time: 6-8 pm (6 pm Galleries open, mingling, food; 7 pm panel followed by Q&A and film clip)

Posted July 9th, 2010 by how did this all happen?
These text edited photos are fucking awesome hahah. This post was funny, but what the hell are you doing up so late if you leave for Italy tomorrow? Do I have to reprimand you, Ed?


wait, actually, if you stay up, you'll be tired on the flight....which I'm sure will be long as hell. So....good thinking instead of being reprimanded.

We share a dislike of typical "groupthink" stuff like drum circles haha.
Posted By: Mike on July 9th, 2010 at 12:18AM PST
yesterday, i was at the lake and as i bent over naked to change into some dry shorts i let one loose. what a lame and embarassing way to fart...

heres a picture of the nice lake:

heres a picture of a beach volleyball course being set up in the middle of the downtown square. i was trying to catch the muscle dude in the corner as he got hosed down by the event worker. after getting spritzed, he put on a cowboy hat and walked away glistening:
Posted By: vinny on July 9th, 2010 at 02:06AM PST
fourth pick going up looks like the girl cleansed her butt with her hand and enjoys flicking the poo to others.
recaptcha: endemics GONZALEZ

puro fate, bro, rite there.
lets do it, marry me jgonz.
Posted By: fresh from mex on July 9th, 2010 at 02:37AM PST
Would you like to marry me, if you want you can buy the ring...

Skateboarding,soon to be intergrated into the sport world. It's kinda embarassing to be a skateboarder.
I'm pretty sure drums appeal to us in sone primitive way. I mean, when someone's on the drum kit and they do a solo or are just really good it makes you dance. The beats hypnotize you. Imagine listening to the Dead Kennedys without drums.
Poo flinging. I don't think I've seen anyone do
that. Imagine getting in a fight with your
girlfriend then just reaching in your crack and
flinging some doodoo. That's a real "fuck
Vinny, you farted in Europe. They're wayyy
more socially advanced. Because I totally
pretend I'm from Espana and am not Mexican
to avoid rednecks. Just kidding. I'm too dark
anyway. I'm a damn border jumping,job
stealing, blond hair-blue eyed-girl raping,drug
smuggling criminal. Jk.
That frisbee dude, why do a ton of people wear shirts with flames or dragons, have pony tails, and fades semi baggy black jeans.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 9th, 2010 at 08:48AM PST
(my comment was starting to get too long o. This portable device I'm using, so here's part two)
frisbee is a trademarked item. You've been brainwashed like people that call adhesive bandage strips "band-aids" or certain snacks Oreos. Discus is an old as fuck sport. Done nude and origianally some gay sex to warm up.
We all want to see Alex Olson skate a demo naked.
Ed stays up too late,still a teenager at heart.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 9th, 2010 at 08:52AM PST
The summers look cool and the people look kooky. Awesome. I find that moving to a bigger city (Minneapolis) has its reward found it in the dark corners and back alleys of society. I get to so much fucked up shit it propels my art in new directions.

I have hatred for drum circles... mainly for the patchouli and dirty ugly trogs that show up. but also because the people that pound away on the drum have no beat... which you kinda need for that sort of hobby.

Ed- show some sweet skateboarders from Italy like local scrubs. Or take pictures of off the wall shit- i.e. transvestite throwing up at the bus stop much to the dismay of small children with their mom. Something like that. Sweet.
Posted By: DanHengel on July 9th, 2010 at 10:02AM PST
do it.
not much of a skate scene here.
you'll never see a place like this ever again, unless maybe if you go to some third world country.
Posted By: DANIEL on July 9th, 2010 at 10:21AM PST
great and funny photos.
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 9th, 2010 at 10:30AM PST
Really? You are coming downtown to a drum circle to take photos of a guy doing his ninja moves?
Posted By: we're all the same on July 9th, 2010 at 10:40AM PST
Great post.
Ha jgonz poo fling.
I seriously have contemplated flinging the poo at others who need it most. One can only dream.
Posted By: Eggs McManus on July 9th, 2010 at 11:34AM PST
i didn't realize how creepy the commenters were. that first comment? lvrkfest. bummerz.
Posted By: dillon on July 9th, 2010 at 02:42PM PST
Naples sounds like Nipples. So you live in Nippleville.

Eggs,when you have nothing to lose,fling some poo at everyone you've secretly thought deserved it. Dude,imagine putting your a-hole right on someone's mouth and pooing in it while their mouth is being held open like some Ludovico treatment. Torture,brah.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 9th, 2010 at 03:14PM PST
It's been a while since I posted my my address and still no rape threats or anything.
Posted By: john on July 9th, 2010 at 05:05PM PST
Sorry,i've been real busy lately.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 9th, 2010 at 07:49PM PST
If you live In SO CAL i suggest you go to Huntington Beach at the end of July early August for the for the US open. Converse is gonna have another skate comp and i bet that shit is gonna be bonkers as fuck!! haha anyway, hope to see you there, Ed!
Posted By: TurtlBoy'sTwin on July 9th, 2010 at 09:52PM PST
I'ma go die now....
Posted By: Mike on July 10th, 2010 at 11:18AM PST
"SO CAL"...? Someone's not from here...

I only went to Huntington Beach to skate HB park, now that's gone, & I found a girl who happens to live here.

Ed, I saw you driving yesterday around 4-ish.
Down Goldenwest toward PCH, then you made a right.
Either it was you, or your clone self, in your 4-runner.
Posted By: Jacob on July 10th, 2010 at 01:24PM PST
i'm going to apologize for that first comment haha. it is creepy but in my defense i was up at either 3 or 4 in the morning, when i woke up at 6 that day, so i was a little out of it. not that i have to defend myself, but ANYTHING for dillon.
Posted By: Mike on July 10th, 2010 at 09:18PM PST
Don't apologize for being creepy, Mike. You have every right.

Haven't you noticed how creepy Ed is?
He acknowledges creepy.
So, keep the creep!

Is it creepy that I happen to know what kind of car Ed drives? Possibly, but whatever. I drive a Burgundy '98 Dodge Ram. I also drive a blue, '04 Honda Civic. Keep on the lookout.

Keep on creepin' on.
Posted By: Jacob on July 11th, 2010 at 11:26AM PST
I said "keep" & "creep" way too many times in that last one.
Posted By: Jacob on July 11th, 2010 at 11:26AM PST
that's a keeper
Posted By: Hemlock Drew on July 11th, 2010 at 12:13PM PST
go fuck your self tempster those kids are just having a fun time playing the drums. don't judge them like that you old queen
Posted By: doogie howser on July 11th, 2010 at 03:39PM PST
I didn't know hippies used the internet for anything besides conspiracy theories. Just kidding.
I'll go fuck myself.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on July 11th, 2010 at 05:51PM PST
Just having fun with the hippies... sorry to offend anyone.
Posted By: ed on July 12th, 2010 at 02:55AM PST
Don't be a damn bit sorry.

What makes you a hippie these days anyways??
Do you know how many of my friends spoke of peace & love, & saving mother earth & father sky, & now they're axe men in Alaska. Cutting down trees like they burn up fuel in their lifted trucks.

captcha: huguenot of
Posted By: Jacob on July 12th, 2010 at 10:52AM PST

After this post, I'm going to change my url.

captcha: 1975 shinner
Posted By: Jacob on July 12th, 2010 at 10:53AM PST
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