4.18.2014

The Challengers are a Go!

Jan and Dean got all the attention back in ’64 with their Beach Boys sound, but the Challengers captured the endless wave.

From the liner notes:

Gangway! Clear the sidewalks! Skateboarding has arrived. All over the nation and even in England, sidewalk surfing is the rage.
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So for instant thrills, place the record on your turntable, sit back, close your eyes, and “shoot the curb” with “The Challengers.”

– Rick Griffin, Staff member on John Stevenson’s “SURFER MAGAZINE”

Jan and Dean on American Bandstand

The Challengers: Skinned Shins



4.05.2014

Rocket from the Crypt


Rocket from the Crypt / Twisters / Richmond, VA

Rocket from the Crypt: Dollar



3.30.2014

Peep Inn


Georgia Avenue / Washington, DC

Mixed-use is the only way to go.

3.27.2014

GWAR VA

How is it that it took a band from Antarctica to put Richmond, VA on the music map?

Rest in peace Dave Brockie.

GWAR: The Salaminizer



3.23.2014

Welcome Race Fans

It doesn’t matter who wins the race for the cup. These colors don’t run.

3.19.2014

Position 037

Tony Hawk is everywhere!

3.18.2014

America’s Fastest Growing Sport

Back in the ’70s, the big kids in my cul-de-sac rode their way through the skate boom. From bombing hills and the high jump to a halfpipe in the woods. I was the little kid and didn’t get much more than a few borrowed rides, but I was stoked.

3.08.2014

Subhumans vs. Citizen Fish


Citizen Fish / Metro / Richmond, VA

Always liked the Subhumans way more, but I’ll take what I can get.

Subhumans: Religious Wars



2.27.2014

Mixed Metaphors

I’m so confused!

2.12.2014

Disney Crashing


Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin / Lake Buena Vista, FL

Even the statues are watching.

2.11.2014

Nassau, Not So Much


Nassau, Bahamas

The Nassau that greets you isn’t the mega-resort Nassau.

2.10.2014

Cold Cocoa


Cocoa Beach, FL

2.09.2014

It’s a Lego LIfe

1.12.2014

Another Roadside Attraction

Inspiration for a collection of photos I’m finally pulling together.

1.01.2014

Twenty Years a Chump

1994 was the year that chump! broke. One year. Five issues. Launched with a bang at midnight on New Year’s and closed out with a bang the following New Year’s.

12.24.2013

Advent This

Tired of the clutter and bickering between kids that a store-bought advent calendar creates I decided to make my own. Each day a found object for 24 days. Many of the objects were already laying around the house, but plenty of clever references to the date, our plans for a given day and the holidays abound. It’s given the kids a new way of looking at what they already have.

12.08.2013

Wall of Silence


Columbia Heights / Washington, DC

12.02.2013

Wish List

11.29.2013

Small Business Saturday


Roanoke, VA

11.27.2013

Hot Wheels

Finally got my spare tire and jack back. They were stolen and used to lift the wheels off a Honda Fit down the street. The police took them in as evidence. They came back tagged and swabbed. Tire heisters beware.