On Repeat | Unknown Mortal Orchestra | Multi-Love

I love student run college radio. During my junior year of high school my radio scanner happened upon the University of California Riverside’s frequency. I stumbled upon Soulful Sundays, a full day of neo-soul programming and on Thursday nights I stayed up way past my bedtime, lied in bed and listened to a young college … Continue Reading

Rock with You

Happy Halloween! Finally finished my Halloween Costume! I have a habit of picking costumes most folks don’t recognize, but surprisingly I had quite a few people recognize me last night. Some folks did not know who I was, but they still appreciated the craftsmanship. A lot of people just wanted to touch my costume. I … Continue Reading

DOPE

Per usual, I am a day late and a dollar short. I finally saw DOPE. A friend of mine was surprised that I had gone this long without seeing the film. She mentioned that she thought of me when she saw it – wasn’t sure if I should take that as a compliment or an … Continue Reading

Sequined Hoodie

I am playing a lot of catch up – finishing projects I left behind. Starting projects that I meant to start years ago. One of those projects happens to be the sequined hoodie. Now I thought about making a sequined hoodie more than three years ago. I created this garment in hopes of mixing sequins … Continue Reading

Golden Lady

So way back when, in December of 2013, I attended one of the livest events of the year – Wonder-Full. Now what is Wonder-Full? It is a celebration of the eighth wonder of the world, Stevie Wonder. Every December for the past ten years, Bay Area folks congregate and get down to all of the … Continue Reading

Animal Print Pants

Whenever I go to the fabric store with the intent of getting one thing, but I always leave with a basket full of items. The same thing happens to me when I go to Target. Last month, as I went to the fabric store to buy some zippers, I bought this printed fabric. Now, I … Continue Reading

Sexual Chocolate!

Halloween came and went so quickly – so quickly that I didn’t finish my Randy Watson costume! I worked with my friend to finish the suit jacket, the final intricate piece that would bring my costume together, but it was too late. I had to prepare for my flight to Las Vegas for Halloween shenanigans. … Continue Reading

Life is Living | Oakland

Last Saturday the Life is Living annual celebration took place. This beautiful celebration of life and community started in 2008 and I have had the opportunity to experience this space since 2010. The Life is Living website provides a great explanation of their exemplary work in the community.   “LIFE is LIVING establishes a new … Continue Reading

Lost Wallets and Vinyl

Last weekend, my good friends got together to explore the Alameda Flea Market. The mission, I chose to accept it, was to explore this massive faire. My friends and I got there bright and early at 9:45am (for a Sunday morning that is pretty early since I got up around 7:00am to prep). I didn’t … Continue Reading

Halloween is Around the Corner

It is that time of year. The seasons are changing; the cool fall winds are blowing through your neighborhood, U.S.A, dancing with marigold and orange leaves in the street. But you can scratch all that, round these parts it is hot as hell. Yesterday it had to be more than 80 degrees. Sometimes folks rock … Continue Reading