Wednesday, May 31, 2006

This is why

Bad Manners - Ne Ne Na Na Na Nu Nu (live)

More cowbell, Buster.

G13 roster

Know anybody that plays bass?

Oi Skall Mail

Wataru Buster, the singer of the Oi Skall mates wrote me back on Saturday.
He wrote:

mail thank you.
I am oi-skallmates singer.
sorry,I can not speak english.

We are looking forward to the day when it can meet you.
take care.thank you.

Thursday, May 25, 2006


Come Saturday and buy this painting!

7-11 PM
433 E. 1ST. STREET

I didn't really know the great jamacan legend Desmond Dekker, and sadly I never saw any of his shows, but I'm sure the rest of the band did. The man who was christened Desmond Adolphus Dacres was born July 16, 1941 in Kingston Jamaica. His new ska sound reached over seas via radion into little night clubs when the 1st ska scene broke out in london. The Ska King known as Desmond Dekker died Thursday morning...I'm really not the one that should be posting this, I just thought I'd try to be first to let the rest of the band know...I really dig his stuff and "the Israelites" is pretty much my favorite song ever! I'm going to look into the cause of death and further investigate my sourse...I hope we can maybe do somthing in honor of him at our next show or somthing...if this is all true...

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

The Cupcake Show!

I hope to sell my first painting...



May 18, 2006

Long Beach, California - The Academy Store, located in the downtown artist district and cupcake bakery Frosted Cupcakery, located in the beach community of Belmont Shore, have teamed up for the Last Saturday Art Walk at The Academy 433 E. 1st Street on May 27th from 7-11pm. The theme of the evening will be cupcakes. They will be presenting works of art by 15 different up-and-coming artists, as well as tasty treats provided by Frosted.

The Academy, owned by John Mendez and Mike De La Vega, offers a selection of reasonably priced apparel, accessories, housewares and select vintage goods from under the radar designers. The charming minimalist d├ęcor of The Academy, along with its forest wallpaper scene and mounted buck head, contributes to the entire environment of a shop built by artists, for artists.

Frosted Cupcakery, owned by a mother and daughter duo, Nancy Hanley and Stacia Samartan, was inspired by a love of cupcakes and a lifetime of memories set in their family kitchen. The modern aesthetic of Frosted is accompanied by a home baked quality that is meant to evoke feelings of nostalgia. Cupcakes are sold individually or by the dozen at 195 Claremont Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808.

So if you are in the neighborhood on the last Saturday of May, be sure to stop by the artist district of Long Beach for some cupcakes, art and friendly conversation.

For further information contact: Stacia Samartan
T. 562.987.1080


Monday, May 22, 2006

Yo Gabba Gabba Trailer

Finally! Here's a sneak peek at what some of us have been working on...

Majestic - "Bub"

Here's a sweet little clip from our friend The Seaghost's band, Majestic - magically brought to the masses through the power of YouTube. I love the way they filmed the stuff in the park... it totally looks real 70's. bravo! (check out the cultural hall action halfway through!)

Friday, May 19, 2006


I hope to see you tonight!

Coming to Etheopia

i thought this was pretty cool...

and i hope it redeems my posting privledges after the silly mod background thing...

I thought this was way cooler than the whole mod background, so I thought I'd try to redeem my status as a poster...

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

cool background

go a head and save this picture, and tile it as your background, and now you have a very very moderific background, way to show your colors! lol, just thought I'd post somthing...

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Napkin Doodle

Today at lunch.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

MODS May Day '79

Don't you love it when people share?
  • MOD 64 Blog
  • Jay Ward concepts

    As a kid growing up in North Hollywood, we frequented (the now defunct) Dudley Do-Right's Emporium on Sunset Blvd. It was run by the late Jay Ward's family and even located on the block they resided on. This was the storefront gift shop for the Jay Ward Animation studios. That place deeply effected me. It wasn't some cheap liscensed out Bullwinkle store but it was the remains of this former TV empire. The stuff they sold was stuff they made in the 60's that went for way below what it was worth because Jay's family probably didn't know the value of it. Maybe there just wasn't a market for it in the 80's because that was the time when "vintage" just meant "old". I don't know...But they sold authentic memorabilia; Statehood for Mooselvania water decals, real felt Dudly Do-Right mountie hats, old Bullwinkle fan club newsletters and if you wanted a shirt they'd go back and Iron-transfer what style you wanted right there.

    The Jay Ward style and humor is something that has (for the most part) unintentionally influenced my work from the Aquabats to what I do everyday at Paul Frank. People always tell me the the Aquabat logo looks too much like Boris Badenoff. I didn't do it that way on purpose, though that style is one of my favorite influences. You are what you eat?

    Anyhow, when I stumbled across these old concepts something struck me inside that I couldn't describe. It's like E.T. finding his mothership. Enjoy!

    Here's the link:
  • a sampler of things
  • P.S. This is a great blog. I LOVE

    Monday, May 15, 2006

    Merc Toys Series 2

    Oooooh yeaeeeaah! The Merc has made more of our favourite toys for all of you Brit subculture nuts. Here come Neville, Stevie, Johnny and Peggy. This time I'm afraid that they've gotten a little too close to who they are stereo-typing. "Stevie" looks exactly like Steve Marriot from the Small Faces. "Neville" the rude boy figure is close enough the Specials' Neville Staples for legal action and 'Johnny" is so blatantly Rotten it's sick. It's close enough that out of those 3 pop icons that some money sniffing lawyers will come out of the woodwork ready to gouge. "Peggy" just resembles yer typical skinbyrd with a chelsea cut that they threw in the mix(unless I overlooked something). Well whether the Merc gets sued or not, they are pretty cool and I want one. My birthday''s coming up pretty soon...:D

    Sunday, May 14, 2006

    So i'm going to take this chance to give a shout out to my mom. She's a really super lady and loves our band so what more can you really ask for? Let me also include this story about her:
    A couple of weeks ago her and my dad were on a cruise. she went to get a pizza and so my dad told her to meet him at the back of the boat. They met back up a while later. My dad asked what happened and why she never came. She told him that she walked around for a while; couldn't find him (aka the back of the boat) and got hungry so she sat down to eat her pizza by herself. Not too many people need directions to find the back of a boat but my mom's one of them and I think my pops loves it because she'll never leave him for fear of getting lost.

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    With that said stop spending time on the internet (unless you're on the hippypuppy website) and tell your moms, grandma or whoever how much you dig them.

    Friday, May 12, 2006

    My Dog Skip

    "Attaboy skip!" Okay, it's not my dog. I just wanted to say Attaboy Skip. But I digress... if YOU want YOUR dog to transition from MOD to ULTRA MOD, dig this barmy dog parka over at Beware. It's kind of a cute overload at that website, so be warned.
  • Army Barmy Military Parka
  • Thursday, May 11, 2006


    He's 19 and mission bound. Girls, give him a smoochie to fill up his canteen. Happy Birthday Cris!

    Everybody Loves Bonds

    Everyone is really excited about the fact that Barry Bonds is going to beat Hank Aaron and Babe Ruth's home run records. Here's a banner some fans put up to show their excited for Bond's feat

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    Wednesday, May 10, 2006

    EBAY- Tokyo Ska Paradise Orchestra Towel

    So, ok I need cash...
    Buy the SKA PARA hand towel! All new, never been used. Supreme condition. Hurry and buy this now! I'd buy it if I wasn't selling it! Super RARE (but isn't everything on Ebay?)!! Previously unused by The Bat Commander from The Aquabats! Guaranteed to get wetter as it dries! You will have the rudest bathroom ever! Pick it up!
  • Ebay listing
  • Liberator - Kick De Bucket

    Dear Liberator,
    Why do I heart you so? Ask the Flying Nun, because she knows!
    The GOGO13agers & co

    The Flying Nun Loves GOGO13

    When asked about it, the Flying Nun said, " Yeah, GOGO13 is super-boss! I think Ben Action's guitar playing is a regular gas! That Magic Goat guy on keyboard's really knows how to swing and Duke Regal is far out! When is their album coming out? I hope they play Banana...again."
    Thanks Flying Nun, wherever you are...

    Tuesday, May 09, 2006

    I am stoked!

    Even though this isn't a gogo13 show I am still super excited for this. . .

    G13 Fundraising?

    OK, it's late at night and I've a been thinking...

    #1 I'd like to know what kind of a response I'd get if I tried to auction(?) off some original paintings. I need a little extra dough to get back up and running. Plus, I have been getting some promising interest concerning the G13 cartoon and I need some resources. Is this a good forum to bounce this idea off of? Please reply, because I'd seriously like to know.

    #2 We'd like to send Cris Crumpet- Boy Trumpet off on his upcoming not-so-secret mission with a little help. Therefore, G13 needs to put on a benefit show, ASAP! I've got to make some phonecalls...

    Saturday, May 06, 2006

    Ben Sherman Arrivals May 2006

    Ben Sherman unveils more of it's Ska music inspired Spring 2006 collection. Cash in rude buoy!!
  • Ben Sherman USA
  • Speaking of cashing in, I just found Snow on Myspace. A leaky boom boom now!

    Thursday, May 04, 2006

    The Pipettes

    I was listening to the Pipettes today and I thought that maybe I'd share. I guess they’re the up & coming thing in England right now. They are going for the whole “girl group" revival thing. The concept alone is pretty commendable. The execution is groovy enough and they’ve made their sound palatable for their age generation. I think it's cute. You like?
  • Wednesday, May 03, 2006

    Vintage Ska Album Covers

    I have a mild obsession for vintage album covers. Like back when I was a kid, my parents gave me the choice between buying,"The Smurfs All Star Show" on Vinyl or cassette. Even back then I knew that vinyl was going the way of the dinosaur and that cassettes don't scratch. Regardless, I opted for the record because I could listen to it while gazing at the super awesome album cover artwork. But I digress...
    About a year a go when I was working for SHAG, I stumbled across Under The Hat from Amsterdam. A Super cool site in itself, check it out the Ska Album covers.
  • Under The Hat
  • Tuesday, May 02, 2006

    San Francisco's BUTTER-white trash cuisine


  • Dig this menu! Microwaved Chili Cheesy Tator Tots, Deep Fried Twinkies, Spaghettios® and Frito® Pie. They say the whole restraunt chocked full of deliciousness.
    Maybe this place is hitting a little too close to home if you know what I mean...

    Japan Oi blog

    (features Rollings new album)
  • Oi of Japan
  • Monday, May 01, 2006

    VIDEO: Monster - Aint Going Nowhere

    In The fourth and final video in our Monster video series, we see the guys walking the streets at night and having a showdown with a rival gang of hippies (...?). This was the first thing I ever saw or heard of Monster and at first I couldn't tell if it I hated it or if it was the coolest thing ever. I decided on the latter. For any of you Go-Go 13 junkies, you'll now know where their song "monster" came from.

    This song kinda illustrates their transition in music. Their final album "Gone Gone Gone / A Bash Dem" was much less punk and much more soul. (they did an excellent cover of Lauren Hill's "Ex-Factor") When they finally reformed as Moneybrother, the soul influence was unmistakeable.

    So enjoy this video. It reminds me of The Warriors meets Hair or Jesus Christ Superstar. A bit weird... but embrace it. These guys are genius.

    GOOD SHOW G13!

    GOGO13 played a carnival on saturday and each member was given one of these.
  • iZilla
  • (Thanks for the link, Dominique!)
    p.s. click add to cart.

    Anyhow, The Tross took some good photos.
  • tross pictures