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Journal
  • A bit late but still relevant, especially for me. Doing some things this month that scare and excite me. From a band with one of the most iconic logos of the time, this lyric is from the 1980 song, Holiday in Cambodia. Full lyrics can be found here. Although the Dead Kennedys were not on […]

  • X continues to be one of my all time favorite bands. I could fill a couple blog posts about them and what they have meant to me over time. Formed in 1977, X was the epitome of all I lusted after in LA punk and lifestyle. Though many great West Coast bands would come through […]

  • Back by popular demand, the May edition of #SocialSketch! My good friend and talented word smith, Andy Rado created this month’s flyer. Thanks so much to the support of Courtney, Mike and Aqus Cafe, Petaluma’s 1st ever #SocialSketch was a huge hit! Below are photos from a great April night of sketching and collaboration. More on […]

  • Career Opportunities— an absolute classic, and of continued relevance. Full lyrics here. Because we love The Clash so much, a video medley from 1977 live in Munich— the year they released their debut studio album, The Clash. The line “I won’t open letter bombs for you” is a reference to a former job of Clash […]

  • It’s fun to see this artist spotlight in the 2015 Speedo Footwear catalog. These kid’s flip flops utilize artwork from the two swim caps I illustated that were inspired by the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

  • There is no separation of church and state as long as money buys political power. Full lyrics and listen here. In honor of tax season I’ve chosen this lyric from Los Angeles punk band, Bad Religion. They first formed in 1979 and many of their anthems relate to social responsibility. 30 years later Bad Religion […]

  • I’ve been a fan of Courtney Cerruti since finding her all over Instagram. She’s a Bay Area artist, a set designer/stylist/artist coach/social media maven at Creative Bug, and the author of 3 books at Quarry Press. Basically, this chick makes things happen. Right now she’s got a show of her signature “Single Ladies” at Rare […]

  • This month, it’s two of my favorites in one. The 1979 Gang of Four song Natural’s Not In It, was used beautifully in the 2006 movie Marie Antoinette, directed by Sofia Coppola. A trailer featuring the song is here. Full song lyrics are found here. I’ve chosen some favorite short phrases of punk song lyrics […]

  • Sunday night like so many people around the world we sat down to watch the Oscar Awards. This year our family had not seen many of the nominated films and Ramona’s favorite actress Jennifer Lawrence was missing but none-the-less we enjoyed the tongue-tied hosts welcoming the stars and hearing details about their fashion choices. But […]

  • A little punk rock love song for this month of love. We’ve all been there, right? …Right? February’s phrase is from the The Stooges’ classic, I Wanna Be Your Dog. This video is from their 2010 UK concert and powerhouse Iggy is 63 years old, YEAH! Note Minuteman co-founder Mike Watt on bass and the jazzy […]

  • I’ve been an avid reader of local journalist and author, Frances Rivetti since discovering her quite a few years back. She’s one of those people who’s name and good reputation you hear around town and in her case, someone I associate with the foodie crowd. Frances blogs at Southern Sonoma Country Life and writes a […]

  • Last year I did a lot more lettering— for both paying paying and personal work. These sketches were done on my recent trip to Mexico in November. In the same way that some artists keep a practice of a daily sketchbook, I have begun to letter almost daily. For me, it’s a relaxing way to […]