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  • throwback thursday - my favorite band of all time

    i think this was the 2nd show for these guys (billy wasn’t in the band yet). one brother is wearing my beasties t and green converse one stars and the other is wearing my luscious jackson t and black one stars. i guess i have been a stylist for 20 years now…thruth is these guys have been setting sonic and style trends since way before that time.

    i’m real nostalgic for these moments sometimes because, in my opinion, we were overthinking this stuff way to much, often stressed out and worried about the outcome of each situation. this whole thing was a means of survival and i personally think that as time went on we took other people’s opnions into way to much consideration. there are times when it can seem like “the world is ending” or “everything is riding on this.” i can only speak for myself, but i will say that life is more fun when you don’t care about what people think or say. it’s difficult in the current state of the world, with everyone sharing everything, and then everyone else shouting their opinion on it.

    i won’t ever deomize the internet, never that. i won’t ever censor anyone or rob them of their opinion…but more and more i choose to refer only to my heart and the facts i’m sure of when i communicate. i’m not gonna hide how happy i am or how much i like something because it might feel corny. it took me a long time to get these moments of happiness, i haven’t thought about suicide in a while and that’s huge…i only wish everyone on the planet could feel this way.

    as per usual, none of this is rehearsed or with a purpose, i just saw this picture and it made me remember hard times, that shoulda been more fun. i guess i wrote this to whoever is out there going through a hard time, maybe we can stop and consider one fun moment, even on the worst struggle days. i still struggle, don’t get it twisted, but today i know that looking back fondly can’t compare to realizing beauty in the moment.

    i love my brothers (and you too sarah!) and our friends, i tell them every day. i only wish i woulda been doing this every day for the last 20 years, celebrating all these times. please find some happiness in the moments today, the memories are great, but nothing compares to living in the moment.

  • that time when i met @freakyfranz - somewhere in 2011 i went to DJ this daytime street party in ohio where they shut down a whole block and i played pretty much whatever i wanted. i forget what it was for but it was wild and i didn’t know a single person there, but the party went off. a couple of kids were standing near the stage and when i was done they asked me if i wanted to come play this trap party, new wave trap wasn’t really a thing yet, this was big tymers and bone crusher and UGK and goodie mob and no limit, stuff like that. i think it was one of the top 10 most raddest parties i ever played and i’ve been friends with franz and CJ ever since. later on i learned about his band @turnstiletribe and his ability to rap, which is ill, but first and foremost i will always remember that day in ohio and those kids who are, to this day, some of the coolest people i ever met.

  • this is @hondurasband at elvis’ guest house, 85 avenue a - look this band up, get in to them, they are rad bros, you’ll dig them