Well guys I know it has been forever, and I owe you so much news and photos that it's not even funny. But i'll be honest, all the design and creativity has been sucked the hell out of me recently (5 months) I have really wanted to update and work on the site but I just couldn't get the juices flowing.
It's hard to sit behind a computer all day long forcing out design at a clients will. Especially when you really want to make something rad and take your time but you're limited to such a short window to deliver... gets frustrating sometimes.
But I just bought a bunch of new design and fashion magazines in preparation to work on the 2009! line of Arbor snowboards. After just an initial brows through them I'm getting a little pumped up again. that and a nice grande caramel macchiato at 5pm gets me energized into the wee hours whether I like it or not.
I'm also moving into a new apartment MUCH closer to work and into a new room that's nearly 3 times the size. With that extra room, I'll be able to spread out and get more organized. More organized means that i'll be able to think and brainstorm and get back to the basics of design. Which inturn means rad work for thegnar and for snowboards.
speaking of, it's winter time all your asses better be hitting the mountains, because honestly, nothing beats a day on the hill with your buddies. Nothing gets me more excited in this world than flying around mach10 on a snowboard. Laughing when your friend tries a new trick and eats shit, and yelling your brains out when they land it. Getting stoked on friends is what I'm about. Be it on a snowboard, or when someone does a great thing in their life, or just sitting on a patio drinking a cold one and telling stories.
Getting stoked is a great thing. So do yourself, your friends and me a favor. Have fun out there and share it with people you care about. I know it's the cliche of the millennium but life is too short.
09. 19. 06. - V -
I have tons of pictures to post, so hang onto your butts
and i'll be posting them soon.
22 weeks into my total detox sobriety month. So far no slips.
2 weeks left! I can make it. Russ's birthday at Medieval TImes
Oct 7th right when the month is up... i shall drink then...yeaaa
I just watched V for Vendetta ... fucking awesome movie.
If you haven't seen it do yourself a favor and go watch it.
07.22.06. SUMMERTIME GO PLAY IN THE SUN
YES it has been forever since I last updated.. 2 months plus. Sorry.
-Bay to Breakers in SF was awwwwwsome doing that next year for sures.
-Boston was rad, got in 2 games at Fenway
-Heading to Vegas this thursday for fun with the bros
-Moving to Manhattan Beach on the 1st of August!!
OK I wouldn't post his unless it was pretty important: Save the internet Check it out and sign it... I did
Flying up to San Francisco tonight to party with Malibu and Baxter
and run in some crazy race called 'Bay to Breakers'
04. 09.06. !ACHTUNG¡ Update in PIctures area
I just realizedthegnar.com 6.0has been around for more than 2 years
without a major site update. Don't get excited an think that I'm going to do
one, so tuff noogies. This one has worked well and I'm way too damn busy
to do a new one right now... maybe someday. I'll try and make little
adjustments here and there to keep this one"FRESH"
Let's see here... It's been 2 months since I've updated this joint. A lot has happend... also not very much. Feb. was awesome, had both Lucha VaVoom and Pirates Dinner Adventure. I also turned the big 25! yup kevbo is old. In March I did a trifecta of Goleta trips to party with the boys. TQ if you're reading; congratulations, this it means you made it home safe after I saw you in the worst shape of your life. Kudos to you sir.
Haven't had much time for Mamm's unfortuneately.
(sidenote: Mammoth Just broke their all-time record for snowfall!!!)
Good times for spring boarding, we'll be riding on July 4th. (side-side note: RIP to those patrollers who perrished after they fell into a volcanic fissure up at Mammoth, thanks for keeping us safe)
Greg, Jason and myself with our Pirate Hookers
Getting ready for Lucha mayhem
Backside Gnar Slash & Frontside Gnar Bar
01. 21. 06 - Mammoth Mountain, CA
2006, my how the time flys.. Well Christmas in Utah was a blast
and New Years in Goleta was wet, dark and fun. The AV boys need
to stop pulling so much juice next time! Work is going along,
was very busy up till the holiday break.. now its good to not be crazy slammed all the time. Hopefully heading to Mammoth this weekend.
And for you boys who pony'd up for LUCHA VAVOOM
it's going to be one hell-ofa show. Feb 16th!
Happy late Halloween and Thanksgiving. Both went super duper,
just chilled around Santa Monica/Westwood for Halloween, as you
can tell from the picture below I was a bitchen ass lumberjack.
Kicking ass and choppen down trees left and right all while not
splling a drop of my beer. Respect the tallent son. Thanksgiving was a blast back in SB with the boys,
1st annual Goleta Turkey shoot at Ocean Ghettos' was sick.
Scoreboard is listed below the pictures.
Click on picture for bigger image
1st annual Goleta Turkey Shoot
Hug (pussy whipped)
Brain B. (busy saving lives like a real man)
Turbo double-headder for the Goleta boys last wekeend. Turbonegro rocked the City of Satan aka Los Angeles for 2 mind melting shows. To see those pictures and a few from the Vegas bachelor party check out the pix section.
Bald is beautiful... just ask these hansome devils
Michael & Nicole Van Dyk Congrats you crazy kids, much love from all the Goleta boys!
ps. if anyone has vegas pictures please send them to me!!
VEGAS BABY!!! Heading to Las Vegas tomorrow with 11 of my favorite dudes.
Justin Mann got hitched! I was up in Oak Harbor last weekend
for the wedding. Good times were had by all. I miss the NorthWest,
it was so dang beautiful up there. All in all it was a great weekend,
got to see lots of old friends and party it up like old times.
Fiesta! was this past weekend, more good times with
friends I don't get to see very often. Zipped up there friday night
and came home sunday afternoon. Holiday Hill house is
looking very nice these days... *This site is mother Smith approved* Love you mom!
Rocked to the bone during the Gigantour
this past sunday night at the
Irvine Amphitheater with my lil bro steve. I can now say that im an
official Dream Theater
fan. They headlined with Megadeth... flippen rad show.
Here is a pic I took from my new cell phone.... RAISE THE HORNS!
NYC anyone??????? booya
This mofo must be like 60' wide? Click picture for
spend last weekend up in SLO visiting quiel for his graduation... Flippen
awesome weekend. Picked up Baxter from SB friday night and hauled up to
San Louis. Got tanked friday night... crashed out around 4am, woke up
at 9am... headed to the bars and started drinkingall over again. Aparently it is tradition for all the graduates and their parents to get their drink on before the cerimony.. The bars opened up at 7am!.. I LOVE SLO!
Heading down to SD this weekend for fathers day... shoud be good times,
haven't seen the old man and the lil bro in awhile.
Check out this poster below, it's for the new show 'THE CLOSER' I designed
it at work, you might or might not have seen it in various magazines or
random bus shelters if you live in LA or an other major city. Apparently
it premiered last night to HUGE!!!! ratings... awesome, hopefully my lil
artwork helped contribute to the success. CLICK IMAGE FOR LARGE VIEW
DAY ROCKED! I was invited up to Mammoth to stay with the whole Arbor
Snowboards crew. Got to ride and hang out with some good people. It
was sweet to hear the team rider's feedback on the graphics too. Can't
wait to see these babies when they come out of production. Rode a Arbor
Mystic 58, SICK BOARD!
on this new upcoming movie poster...
you might see someone you know.. HINT HINT
work work work work.... i love it, but i've been doing a shit load of
it. So basically I have zero motivation to update this site or do anything
creative out of work. After sitting behind a computer for 10-12 hours
a day and draining all my creativity out there....I have none left for
home/personal designs. sorry in advance for no cool new works.
once my shit starts showing up on billboards/magazines/snowboards I'll
post them here for all to see. Got a few things on the horizon.
Ohh yea, if you didn't know. My friend Laura who works for ARBOR
SNOWBOARDS and myself hooked our two companies up and WE
are now designing the 2007 line of graphics for their boards.....dream
come true i must say.... :)
almost april!!!! Wasn't Christmas like a couple weeks ago? where the hell
does time go. Been busy with work, and busy having fun. Pretty much every
weekend I'm gone. I think I have stayed home probably 2 weekends out of
the past 3 months. It kinda sucks because I just wanna catch up on sleep
or just relax and not spend money. But then i can't complain when im out
snowboarding my ass off or visiting friends all over.... so i guess it
But again, this weekend im going up to SB to party and see buddies, next
weekend my step sisters wedding... the weekend after that Mammoth trip
team. So that will cap a 6 week long string of me moving constantly.
I swear im not complaining... just tired.
So! till next time.... Hoepfully i'll have the g-jugend site somewhat
finished and active for all you Turboneger
fans out there....
brothers wedding was fippin' KILLER!!!Here's
my brother and my new beautiful sister-in-law KATE!
I'm currently editing and posting hundreds of pictures from the wedding,
so hang in there... i'll have a massive post soon...i hope
Click image for larger image of everyone in the wedding party + family.
me--me psudo pound--me shitting my pants-, yet knocked it out of the park
Flying up to WA this coming Thursday for Scotts wedding. I'm super stoked,
but I'm also nervous because i'm the 'bestman' and I suck ass at public
speaking...and we all know one of the duties of the bestman is to give
a good speach....ugh
I'm going to bring my cam, so i'll have lots of pix to post..
here i am in the back of kell's car on our way to the TN show...
half of Turbojugend
Goleta gettin trashed before the show... 12/19/04
is cooking right along.
Super Bowl is today..NOt really stoked on either team, but i kinda want
the Eagles to win just because they haven't ever.
February is looking like a good month, 2 fat trips to Mamms, my birthday,
my brothers wedding up in Bellingham... good times will roll
the Jugend jacket...siiick..
sarah is cool too
are going well, work is cooking right along. no homework or stressing
out over projects kicks major ass!
february already! almost my birthday again! this past year flew by.. Lots
of birthdays in Feb, so lots of partying is in store! killer.
back up to Mamms this weekend for some powder action with the team. If
you wanna join me up there one of these weekends let me know, I am able
to invite guests.
I started my new "freelance" job. My official title is Freelance
Art Director...pretty pimp hu. So yea, I'm working
on mid-wilshire like on the boarder of westhollywood and hollywood. Workin
on some movie poster ideas and doing some production art for a couple
TV shows. I'm having fun and making casheesh, so all is well.
I'm still keeping my eye out for an action sports job somewhere down the
line here.. After the first week on the job i got my 2 week contract extended
to a month! so i guess thats the first step in getting hired full time...
show rocked so damn hard!!! got to shake one of my idol's hands too...
none other than Jamie Lynn. he was there
rocking in his Turbojugend Volcom jacket. Wish i wasn't so drunk at the
time i would have liked to talk with him more.
new pictures added to the pictures page...go scope
show tonight!!! STOKED
to Utah on wednesday!!!
mammoth for new years!!! STOKED
got a freelance gig!!! STOKED
yea college is over in 3 days!!!! BOOYAKAKA ...i had a good run, ucla
was awesome, i wouldnt trade my experiences or friends i have made here
for the world. its weird where life takes you sometimes. once in a while
i'll just be chillen or whatever and think about where i was 2, 3, 5,
10 years ago...and where life has steered me for better or worse. I truely
do think that you cannot change your destiny, and no matter what you do
or think you cannot change it. your just but an insignificant speck on
a timeline. so with that said, check out my killer iron maiden shirt im
rocking here! 100% authentic from England..
>NO BOOTLEGS BITCHES<
fuckin theGNAR.COM soooon...ahhh shit yea! i'll have time to waste since
i'll be a college gradubacate
that place rocks it like a hurricane! tons of pictures and stories to
Got back from VEGAS a few days ago, that place rox! check out a pic here.
off to Spain tomorrow (July 4th) I guess its kinda of a bummer that im
gonna miss the 4th but hell, I'm goin to SPAIN!!!!
And hopefully I'll be able to catch some fireworks outside the plane's
window...that would be cool
So ya, I'm meeting up with a couple roomates in Barcelona then we are
off to find adventure and good times...and pubs of course. I'll be returing
with classes for the year. Just gradubakated from UCLA!!!
well almost, still have 2 classes left in the fall, then im officially
done and can join the rat race in the graphic design industry....can't
wait... but i did walk in the ceremony last week. I'll try and post those
Shipping off to spain july 4-15 for some euro adventures with a couple
of my roomies and hopefully meet up with Danny for a day or two. wish
me luck with the Toro's in Pamplona....ha!
than that im busy with msc. freelance stuff, workin on some logos for
new Pully CD rules, listen to the song 'Immune' it has a cool ending about
the show Land of the Lost
it's Quiel!!! in
Thailand... He's ALIVE!!!! .....playing volleyball
quarter of the year is half over, that sucker flew by! Tryin to make plans
for the summer here. Hopefully make a trip out to Boston to visit the
mother. The roomates tryin to convince me to meet them in Spain for 10
days of drinkin, debachery and running away from stampeeding bulls......sounds
Hopefully be making some trips to SB and SD intermittenly throughout the
summer for bbq calls. SO then, have your self a bbq and I'll be there!!
from Spring break, NYC was a killer trip. spent lots of time
j-walking and eating damn good food. Stopped in San Diego for a few to
visit mike-V and the rest of those heads and had some good times boozn
Few new pix up from spring break.
busy times... 2 weeks left in the quarter, so that means its time to bust
ass on final projects and be stressed out beyond belief. so, not many
updates for awhile.
On a fun note, when finals are all over I'll be heading back east to NYC
for spring break with the girl (Ali).
This is my Dad's friend.
Tom Campbell. Tom has a big pair.
Ok, so I guess this is where I apologize for taking 5 million years before
I produced version 6.0 Well damnit, I'm a busy damn guy and i have lots
of resposibilities, last of which i unfortunately admit is the production
of a website which has absolutely no reason to be. except for the reason
that my friends and familiy look at to pass time while at work/school/lazybumness.
ya i go to UCLA, and ya.... im a busy dude. i know this is a ghetto excuse
but damnit.... its VALID!!!!
this is all for now, enjoy the new version, more updates will happen when
i have time....
sorry the site looks so crappy, not like your paying to be a member or