the peckerwood sessions…

One day way back in 1993, I was living in San Francisco and biking around the city. Back then I was really into checking out the dudes selling crap on the street because I was always buying old electronics to fix, break, or just clutter the house. I was on Market Street and there was this sketchy dude selling a bunch of garbage laid out on the sidewalk underneath the 101 overpass that is no longer there. This one particular guy had the word “PECKERWOOD” tattooed all the way across his neck in old english lettering. Of course I asked, …

greasy vs ape…

I have this friend Matt whose last name really is Greasy, except I think it’s spelled “Griesse”. He makes amazing furniture, invented this trippy toy called The Groovetube that turns your TV into a pixelated colorfest, and has the most amazing collection of funk 45s. That’s really the tip of the iceberg with Griesse stories,I didn’t even include the self-sufficient commune he’s building, or the fact that his dad has a huge Yosemite Sam mustache and rides a three-wheeled chopper. A while back Matt went on a tear recording 45s and scanning the labels which he gave to me as …