Happy 20th Anniversary to The LAB Anti-Mall

Posted on Sep 8, 2013
Happy 20th Anniversary to The LAB Anti-Mall

The LAB Anti-Mall is a truly special place for me for many reasons. It innovated the retail landscape, I use to do marketing and creative for them, helped launch it’s sister The CAMP, but more importantly it’s where I met my wife. Congrats to everyone who has made The LAB what it is over the […]

An Ode To Labor Day

Posted on Sep 2, 2013
An Ode To Labor Day

Thick fog, oily glass, the gloom in June of summers past. Seaside sideshows and sandy pyres; sunburnt kisses from loving liars. Boardwalk bros, contest pros, record highs and tropical lows. They all go home when September’s begun; so the ghosts of summer can have their fun. — Aknownymous Copyright © 2013 A Known Associate. All […]

‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Dawn Garcia

Posted on Aug 30, 2013
‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Dawn Garcia

It’s Friday, and once again time to ‘free associate’. This week I’m getting spontaneous with a female of the species and verbally riffing with the lovely, talented and hard working Dawn Garcia. She is the visionary behind A TASTE OF DAWN Magazine and all-around champion of creative spirits in the world of food, film, music, […]

MTV’s VMAs (Video Music Atrocities)

Posted on Aug 26, 2013
MTV’s VMAs (Video Music Atrocities)

I had the pleasure Saturday Night of attending a really cool event called Wavelength Festival at Pacific Amphitheater. The concert was an inspiring evening put on by the Pacific Symphony, Mercedes Benz, and KCRW, and featured DJs performing with members of the symphony. Great concept! Innovative, experimental and inspiring to say the least. A cross […]

Throwback Thursday: Remembering Joe Strummer

Posted on Aug 22, 2013
Throwback Thursday: Remembering Joe Strummer

In honor of Joe Strummer’s birthday yesterday I decided to dedicate this week’s Throwback Thursday to The Clash frontman and one of my biggest influeneces. The Only Only Band That Matters. #throwbackthursday #theclash #joestrummer

‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Sandy Collora

Posted on Aug 16, 2013
‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Sandy Collora

I don’t care if Monday’s blue, Tuesday’s gray and Wednesday too, Thursday, I don’t care about you… It’s Friday, and it’s time to ‘free associate’ with another ‘known associate’. This week I’ve been getting some quality time with film director and vfx master Sandy Collora. At the young age of 17, Sandy got his start […]

Throwback Thursday: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Posted on Aug 15, 2013
Throwback Thursday: The Eddie Aikau Big Wave Invitational

Throwback Thursday. TBT. #tbt. Everybody is doing it so what the hell. I think I’ll do it through the lens of my career and take a look back at the road I’ve traveled the last 15+ years in the trenches of advertising and action sports. This one goes back to ’09 while I was at […]

2013 SIMA Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Video

Posted on Aug 12, 2013
2013 SIMA Lifetime Achievement Award Tribute Video

This weekend the Surf Industry Manufacturers Association (SIMA) recognized Australian surfer Peter Townend—aka ‘PT’—for his life-long contribution to the sport and industry of surfing at the annual Waterman’s Ball. PT has been an idol, mentor, associate and family friend to me over the years. All of us who make our living from our passion for […]

‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Mike Koelsch

Posted on Aug 8, 2013
‘Free Associate Fridays’ with Mike Koelsch

Continuing the fun on Fridays, it’s time to ‘free associate’ with a known associate of mine. This go around I’ve fired off a barrage of words to my friend and all around amazing illustrator Mike Koelsch. Mike creates in many different styles, but my personal favorite is his ‘pulp fiction’-esque illustrations. He’s created for many […]

Saturday Night With Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts

Posted on Aug 4, 2013
Saturday Night With Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts

I spent last night up at the infamous Viper Room in WeHo for a special performance from Scott Weiland, as part of the 2013 Sunset Strip Music Festival #ssmf. For those that don’t know the Viper Room gained notoriety for two things: being the after hours rock-n-roll playground of its swashbuckling actor/club owner Johny Depp, […]