Bruce Gossett is an insanely talented painter, illustrator, and hot rodder. In this episode Bruce and Nic sit down at Bruce’s workshop in Sacramento to talk about how Bruce found his way into a career in art, hot rods, screenprinting and almost standup comedy. Recorded in West Sacramento, 11/5/16
Below are some pictures I took at Rollin’ and Rocking at Thee Parkside a few weeks ago. This show was a lot of firsts for me, I’d never been to Thee Parkside before, which is something of an anomaly since I’ve been to nearly every other venue in the Bay, so it was great to finally see the stage that I’d always historically passed on seeing some great bands on. That much is definitely my mistake, Thee Parkside (good lord, it frustrates me more and more every time I type out that vestigial “e”. Were we confusing this with another Parkside? Did this fix it? Anyways…) was a great venue in a surprisingly chill part of the City, I have a feeling we’ll be back to this place again soon. Another first for me was, perhaps also surprisingly, this was my first “van show”. Sure, I’ve seen vans at car shows before, but this was something different, a place where the oddball vanner life accessories and aesthetic is cherished, a show where people have nicknames, a show that starts late, people park wherever, and the show goes on “until it’s over”. Based solely on my now one experience with van shows they seem to be on a whole other level than your typical car show, and that much I really dug. No one seemed to be trying to prove much of anything, the crowd was chill, there was no urgency…
No matter what your political party or affiliation, no matter what your stance on the big issues is today, I think we can all agree that this election cycle has beat the hell out of us, and I think we’ll all be glad when it’s over. If you, like me, have found yourself surfing between news websites, political blogs, and strange YouTube channels today and finding yourself stressed out about the results at the ballots today I think you’d appreciate some solace, so here’s my contribution to that. Below are a few links to interesting stuff on the web that is wonderfully politically neutral, there are no attack ads or threats of impending doom. Enjoy, and remember in a few days this is all history.