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Friday, September 27, 2013

RAIDER NATION

Football season has begun and Raider Nation is alive. Last month I had a photo shoot for my homegirl Maya who co-owns Minds Eye Vintage here in Oakland's Temescal neighborhood. The look book was shot by photographer Ramon Felix and if I may say so myself they came out freaking badass! Their vintage Raiders collection was off the hook, so many sweet items I had to cop myself a jacket. If you're ever in the area check them out, every month they release a new collection along with a dope look book. You can also visit them at www.mindseyevintage.com, and to see more of Ramon's work you can go to www.ramonfelixphotography.com... I had so much fun working on this project, thanks for letting me be a part of it Maya! Win, Lose, or Tie Raider Nation 'Til I Die!

Minds Eye Vintage @mindseyevintage
Raider Nation Collection 
Photographer: Ramon Felix @ramon_felix_photo
Hair/Makeup/Co-Styling: Mayra Breezy Ramirez @hellabreezy 
Co-Styling: Maya Messoriano @msmayaone
Nails: @sfpartynails 







Tuesday, June 18, 2013

THE GUZMAN SHOW


I'm really excited to share with you all the newest project I've been honored to be a part of The Guzman Show, an animated series that follows the crazy adventures of a Mexican family who win the lottery and move to Beverly Hills. It's hilarious, somewhat controversial, and has a politically incorrect sense of humor, all of the components needed to make even the most uptight haters laugh. I was asked to be a part of the team by my homie Jesus who does the voice of Baby Cholo and also writes for the show. I play Rosalinda the Guzman's teenage daughter. She is the mother of Baby Cholo and has another one on the way, your typical teenage hoodrat... She searches for love in all the wrong places, isn't very smart but she loves her family very much. 
(just to make it clear I'm coming in on season 2, the voice of Rosalinda was done by someone else in season 1) 
I've never done voice over for an animated series so this was definitely something new for me and I found out I really liked doing it, so I can't wait to get working on the next episode. Thank you Erica, Claudia, Jerry and Jesus for allowing me to join the Guzman Familia and a shout out to the rest of the team Danny, Butch, and Dominic and all the behind the scenes homies who have made this experience hella fun!

Now check out the newest episode of The Guzman Show "Keeping Up With The Guzmans"...




Below are a couple of my favorite past episodes of The Guzman Show enjoy... (not my voice in these videos below)





Oh, and to those who can't see the humor in these videos and wanna talk shit about how Mexicans are being depicted in a bad light and how its racist and enforces negative stereotypes please Save It! You know damn well each and every member of the Guzman familia reminds you of someone in your own familia lol... Our team is just a bunch of MexChicanos making light hearted fun of other MexChicanos, no harm intended just having a little fun while making some hella funny cartoons, it's like they say "It's all fun and games until somebody gets butt-hurt!" hahaha But if you're interested in what the creators of the show have to say about this click HERE for the LatinaBeatz interview and you can also find us on Pocho.com... Enjoy!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

THE NEW NEW AMOR ETERNO



The homies and neighbors across the street from mi casa at Amor Eterno Tattoo will be unveiling their new and improved tattoo and gallery space. Come out this Saturday June 8th @7pm for some tacos, beer, dope art work and good times guaranteed! My boo El Angel will have a piece in the show along with 25+ other amazing artist and homies that make up our beautiful East Bay community! 


You can check out past events I've attented at Amor Eterno HERE and HERE and HERE and HERE!!! See, good times all around... so don't be a leva, come out  support!!! Can't wait, see you homies Saturday night... Shhhaaauuuwww!!!


Amor Eterno Tattoo + Art Space presents
Amor Eterno 
New space unveiling and
25+ artists express Amor Eterno, eternal love.
DJ Casper + Aztec dancers + tacos + beer! 
Raffle for tattoo time and swag from AM and The Roll Up Bicycle Shop and Art Space 
Saturday June 8th 2013 7pm-midnight 

Sal and I are unveiling Amor Eterno in its new space, June 8th with an art exhibition dedicated to Amor Eterno, eternal love. Celebrating our expansion we wanted include all the artists who supported us through our adventure. 25 of the brightest and hardest working artists in the East Bay give their interpretation of deep, unwavering and passionate love.

Sal and I named the shop Amor Eterno for so many reasons; our love for each other, our love for art and tattoos, and our love for our family and the community of Oakland. It is the love and support from our family, friends and clients who have made it possible for us to grow. Truly a testament to the empowerment of the community, that with love, anything is attainable. 

On Saturday June 8th we will have hot tacos, cold beer and DJ Casper spinning oldies, doo wop and street jams. 

We are pleased to have an Aztec blessing at 7pm by Ollin Anahuac from Union City

Come celebrate art, Oakland and Amor Eterno. 

** Sponsored by the amazing folks at The Roll UP Bicycle and Art Space!! 

Gary Paul Barbosa-Prince
Brian Blanco
Renee Castro
Kimlyn Chun
Irene Takahashi-Coker
Justin Cortese
Salvador Chamuco Cortez
Sojna Dandy
Ken Davis
Octavio De La Paz
Angel Diaz
Paco Excel
Safety First
Jesse Foote
Bart Frescura
Chris Granillo
Xochtil Guerrero
Roberto Guerrero
Mike Hudgins
Teko Huerta
Aaron Jasper
Luis Marroquin
Jon Nagel
Joaquin Newman
ELROD
Jerry Seguin
Marie Scherping
Ben Verhoek

Amor Eterno's new space is just across the drive way of the old. Same address 1227 18th Ave Oakland Califas 510.842.3620

Sunday, February 17, 2013

BOULEVARD NIGHTS "THE SOUNDTRACK OF THE STREETS"


It's my birthday month and the celebrations keep on coming... next up is my homie VinylRichie's monthly oldies night "Boulevard Nights" at the Amigo Bar in the Mission, SF! I try to make it out to this event as much as I can and this Thursday it's going down for sure...  Come out and get down with the homies en La Mission! 




Every3rd Thursday Vinylrichie & The Ambassador will take you back, sharing our love and record collections dedicated to this movement.


Boulevard Nights - "The Soundtrack Of The Streets"

Lets take a trip down memory lane to California in the late seventies . . . When cruising hit an all time high with Mexican American youths they would customize, chrome out Low-riders and cruise through the main drag in cities like San Jose - Story & King to Whittier Blvd in Los Angeles. This was a time when Pride meant something! When ironing your outfit was as important as your car and music collection. This was the time when the Boulevard was the place to be every Saturday and Sunday night. A time when the pay phone on the Boulevard was your social network! When word of mouth was your invitation to the dance at the local hall. Your local DJ played the finest in soul music. He'd take your requests and dedications, songs with messages in their titles or their lyrics. 

You might here some smooth soul like The Chi-Lites, the Whisperes, Main Ingredient or The Stairsteps or latin jazz by Gato Barbieri or Cal Tjader or the diverse sounds from the Chicano scene like The Midniters, Santana, Tierra, Malo or El Chicano. The gates were wide open when cruising in your ride. The music was the soundtrack to your days . . . and nights.

To be clear, we love "oldies", but this night is dedicated to wider definition of "Low-rider Oldies". We would like to show you some of the diverse sounds that might have been overlooked. This night is dedicated to LPs and 45s all on original wax. Please come and share your memories of the Boulevard with like-minded people who enjoy and love this scene. 



Sounds Provided by:

Vinylrichie (hear the sounds)
The Ambassador (wax poetics)
Nick Aguirre (mr.soulful thangs)




THIS MONTHS GUEST:

THE SOULEROS BALL REVUE
Valentines Super Jam Edition... CD's from Soulful Christmas will be on sale including other merchandise.




Music: Latin Jazz, Chicano Funk, Chicano Rock, Boulevard Classics, Oldies, Mellow Funk, 70s to late 70s Soul! Cruising music!



Vinly LPs & 45s

9pm till late

FREE

El Amigo Bar
3355 Mission St.
San Francisco, Califas




*This event is also inspired by the film.

Muni: 14 & 49 bus lines stop right across the street. 24 bus line stops on 30th and Mission, approximately 1 block south.



Sunday, January 20, 2013

-AVENUE- VOL 1: IN THE LAND OF THE RISING SUN


The homies from Deadend Magazine Juan and Jesus just premiered the first episode of their new web series called "Avenue". Filmed in Japan on their lasted trip there it shows a glimpse of how lowriders roll on that side of the globe.  I really like what they're doing out there, they got some nice rides, and they're down for the brown so I gotta respect that. Nice start to the series, can't wait to see what's to come...  Today is Juan's bithday so I want to give him a Birthday shout out Shhhaaauuuwww!!! 

Friday, October 19, 2012

THE UNIQUE LADIES


TONIGHT!!!! Come out for a drink and support the kickstarter campaing for The Unique Ladies Car Club, an all ladies car club showing all the vatos that us women can cruise low and slow too... They are raising funds to complete a documentary about their club, and the struggles they face while doing this in a so-called "man's world"... I'm all for it and support them 100%, so let the homegirls get down ayyy!!!


Check out the trailer for the documentary below...



Cruising low and slow down the streets of Chicano San Diego is the city's only all-women's lowrider car club, The Unique Ladies. Pat and Sherry turn heads for their super slick and tricked out vehicles, and cause a stir by challenging a gender norm--where traditionally, men rule the road, and women take the sidelines. It's been a constant struggle to keep their club alive, however they've managed to make it to their fifth year. Now the ladies want to expand their club, inviting another lady lowrider to their club, Linda. The transition isn't proving easy, as the lowrider scene is still resistant to women taking the driver's seat.

Also this Monday Oct. 22 at the Cypress Park Library in Los Angeles Califas will be a sneak preview screening of The Unique Ladies documentary... roll by and support the homegirls!!!

                          

Friday, October 12, 2012

SOMARTS DIA DE LOS MUERTOS SHOW 2012


TONIGHT!!! Once again it's Somarts annual Dia de los Muertos art show, and for the third year in a row I get the honor to be the face of the event thanks to my dear friends and curating magnificent duo Rene Yanez and Rio Yanez. I look forward to this every year, it's truly an amazing show and one not to to be missed...




Below is a sweet lil video of last years show... enjoy!!! 


Also, here are a few behind the scenes photos of the shoot we did for all the promotional stuff, they came out pretty dope if I may say so myself, hehe!!! My friend Chloe Rose made these beautiful costumes that I'm wearing... Hope to see some of the homies there!!!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

KEN DAVIS: IT'S ALIVE


This Friday it's going down in San Jose, the homie and neighbor Ken Davis will be having his solo show at Empire Seven Studios... They don't make 'em like Ken no more, he's killing it right now, if you don't know what's up then you better get on it cuz he's keeping it Alive for a good while longer...


Check out this dope promo video they did for the show, Hella Sick!!! Can't wait, See you there!



525 N.7th St.
San Jose, Califas 95112

Opening Reception: Friday Oct.12th
7-11pm