my boy justin manning from mighty mississip lives in L.A. he works at jumbo’s clown room on hollywood blvd. where courtney love used to toss her swangs about in the early days. i watched him card Steve Olson (the one from this planet) and dude just looks at him, shocked. he’s thinking, “Yer carding me? The Steve Olson?” and then realizing how small our skateboard world really is. i was fuckin tickled. big ups dead stuff. good luck on the move to Nashvegas…
and he showed me this stuff…
charles bukowski procured many a bottle from this fine establishment. i procured 1 short budweiser.
ol dead stuff has impeccable fashion tastes. he showed me hank’s grave.
stoked to see this finally. i read a ton of his shit back in the formative years…
there’s a bluebird in my heart that
wants to get out
but I’m too tough for him,
I say, stay in there, I’m not going
to let anybody see
the groundskeeper said we take a right at the trashcan and aim towards the far tree. and also to look down.
my friends sippi and renee went on their first date at this cemetery. together ever since. well played, mr. wessman…
we were gonna go to the track, but it wasn’t in season or some shit.
so we just went to some of his haunts.
my favorite. sad to see how much the area changed around this place. there is some theatre or super mall or both directly across from this bar…
how do try to not try?
otherwise, don’t even start.
if you’re going to try, go all the
this could mean losing girlfriends,
wives, relatives, jobs and
maybe your mind.
go all the way.
it could mean not eating for 3 or 4 days.
it could mean freezing on a
it could mean jail,
it could mean derision,
isolation is the gift,
all the others are a test of your
how much you really want to
and you’ll do it
despite rejection and the worst odds
and it will be better than
you can imagine.
if you’re going to try,
go all the way.
there is no other feeling like
you will be alone with the gods
and the nights will flame with
do it, do it, do it.
all the way
all the way.
you will ride life straight to
perfect laughter, its
the only good fight