That was then, this is now. #rawk #pedalstargalactica (at Oakland Music Complex)

Sugar. #oakland #stencil #graffiti (at Grand Lake Farmers Market)


The Story of Kowloon Walled City


The early phases of the Walled City were characterized by predictable building typologies and the buildings were constructed on the principle of squatters’ rights, with random construction on spots of available land by whoever got there first. Alleyways and passages evolvedunplanned—into the established ‘map’ of the city, which would remain until it came down. A basic electric supply existed, increasingly burdened by illegal connections that frequently overloaded the system, and the few standpipes supplied the only water. As the need to accommodate the ever growing residential and commercial populations forced it to in the 1960s, the building typology of the Walled City made the leap from two- to three-story residential structures to taller, six- to seven-story ones. This represented an important threshold, because at these greater heights the buildings unavoidably became more complex and required greater labor to realize, reinforced concrete, more investment, and so on.

Rad photos of Kowloon Walled City…the city, not the band.

(Source: ryanpanos)

(Reblogged from gasoline-station)


Sol Duc Cabin

Architects: Olson Kundig Architects

Location/Year: Olympic Peninsula, Washington State, USA / 2011

(Source: kateoplis)

(Reblogged from gasoline-station)

So this showed up here today: 1964 Split Sound #Ampeg by Burns. Serious guitar nerd shit.

Been listening to a lot of Curtis Mayfield lately, this is a favorite. It also happens to be on one of my favorite mixes, Matthew Africa’s “Plays 7-Inches” soul mix, which you can cop here:

Friday morning jam… The Notations with Curtis, “Super People.” Classic.

Golden hour.