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Rome

is awash in art of all kinds, and it is quite ‘impressionante’

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

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Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

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These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

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Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Board on Saturday

Nike SB hits Los Angeles

to bless a couple app users with a fun surprise

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

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IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

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These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Which would you take?

That’s the question in ‘The Skate Pill 2’

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

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IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Daily Dose: 6/17/16

The Warriors had a terrible night, on and off the court

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

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IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Music

Happy Birthday, Tupac

Here’s a preview of the movie about your life

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

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IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Vince Staples

wants to help out the youth of North Long Beach, California

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Daily Dose: 6/16/16

Freddie Gray’s neck injury was immediately obvious to a professional

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

B.W. Webb

is doing the most at OTAs with this Allen Iverson-style sleeve

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

ScHoolboy Q

is keeping the Jordan meme alive, which we’re here for

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

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IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

All Day Podcast: 6/15/16

O.J. Simpson in today’s society, style at the NBA Finals and anti-gay prejudice in the black community

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Daily Dose: 6/15/16

More details trickle in about Orlando shooting tragedy

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

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IMG_1395

Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.

Daily Dose: 6/14/16

Michael Jordan’s ‘Last Shot’ is one to remember

7:00 AMLast week, I visited Italy for a wedding. For a week, I was in Rome doing what I do, which is looking at as much local art as possible. And sure, there’s gallery life, but that’s way less fun than just walking around. So, here’s some of the stuff I was lucky enough to find on the trip. Hope you like it.

These were from the neighborhood of Trastevere, where we stayed.

IMG_1196

IMG_1228

IMG_1233

Now, this next set might look familiar to you. If you can picture a silver Aston Martin speeding down this stretch at night, then you’ll remember it from the James Bond film Spectre that came out in 2015. The chase scene actually happened at night, which allowed city officials to feel better about how they were presenting their city. Apparently, there was a large concern that the cleanliness of the streets, or lack thereof, would reflect poorly on Rome if not properly cleaned up (or digitally removed).

Anyways, what you get is a great stretch of art that only Rome could provide.

IMG_1223

IMG_1226

IMG_1224

These next two were actually just outside of a monastery. There are some things you don’t tag. That’s one of them.

IMG_1214

IMG_1219

Here’s one from Assisi, an extremely religious town. Literal street art, and an interesting back story. The artist here basically painted the same thing every day, touching up the work as needed. Then, on Sunday, he’d add another. And that was it. Very cool.

IMG_1308

IMG_1395

Lastly, back in Rome, this guy was my dude.

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Arrivederci, bambinos.