My camera after years of daily use as a newspaper photographer.
Sometimes Estragon just likes to look in the house...
I don’t like dressing pets up, so I dressed like them.
New Large Cymbal Day - 24 Istanbul Agop 30th Anniversary.
Turns Out I Can Bake Too...
Brined and Grilled Pork Chops.
Yogurt in the Laying Line This Morning.
Roast Boneless Leg of Lamb
The Best (and most straight forward) Cereal Ever.
New Cymbal Day! (and it's NOT an Agop...)
This guy was just jamming away on the side of Highway 1 today.
New Cymbal Day - 20 Paiste Twenty Masters Sweet Bluebird
I'm new here, but lurked for a while. Here's my newest EDC addition. Everything was handmade for me by a close friend.
New Cymbal Day - Bigger than you plebs and your small 24 rides...
Shot a promo picture for my local gym (SRG in Monterey, Calif.) to show off the new bouldering cave they recently finished.
Bought a nice log today - 9'8 Fine Line. It's a beauty.
New Wobble Day - 22 K Con Overhammered Thin.
New Board - 6'8 Vernor Mini-Simmons
This is the most magical hand-me-down I have ever been given.
I now have all Agop Signatures on the kits. It's a bit dark and complex...
New Board Day - 6'4 Junod.
The last 50 I’ll ever need to buy. (On my M246.)
New Ride Day (again) - something for the left side.
New Cymbal Day got realllly thin... (Zildjian 16 Paper Thin, older logo)
Really liking playing with 3 20 cymbals.
We All Scream For Ice Cream (r/pics)
We just went over 10,000 subscribers! Thanks everyone!
You'll Sweat Blood
New Kit Day - this bass can literally fit inside my old bass...
New Cymbal Day - 22 K Con Light.
New Ride Day got a bit bouncy...
New Cymbal Day - The Agops are slowing taking over my arsenal...
New Snare Day - 1972 Ludwig Supraphonic in amazing condition for $160!
I'm not fortydeuce, but here's my growing Agop family... (details in comments.)
New Franken-Kit Day - mismatched DW Collectors Bass/Floor Tom for $300.
Chalk Art Found in My Neighborhood
My Pizza Tonight (homemade dough, vegetables from my garden). Recipe and notes in comments.
Today’s project: I built a penthouse, or a “hen-thouse”...
Was given an early copy of Erroll Garner's Complete Concert By the Sea, which comes out this Friday. It's super rad.
My big, stupid dream ride is now here making me part of the 24 club! - Agop Turk
New Cymbal Day - a different Agop...
Picked up this tasty tonal treat yesterday.
New Cymbal Day is keeping me dry in this California rain...
The benefits of having soundproof windows are midnight sessions...
Setup with the DWs and Zildjians for a jam session at friend's winery.
Finally updated my bass pedal to a DW. It's smooth.
New Wobble Day - Agop 20” Sultan Jazz Ride (1,780 grams)
Finally completed my K set. (details in comments).
Got a 16 Crash and finally completed my set of Agop Signatures for a perfect jazz set. (specs in comments.)
New Cymbal Day - picked up a set of 13 Bosphorus Traditional Crisp hats for a steal.
New Cymbal Day - 19 Agop Signature Ride (1,365 grams)
Sat in at friend's barbershop tonight. Brought my own cymbals, but got to play a killer DW maple kit.
Finally tracked down another Paperthin crash.
Tonight's setup with the Agops and Yamahas for the monthly blues jam at my barber's shop.
My longboard fun arsenal is growing...
New Cymbal Day - Paiste 20 Traditional Light Flat Ride.
I mean, I didn't really need another jazz ride...
New Cymbal Day - Bosphorus Traditional 19 Medium Thin (1,460 g)
Oh, hello gorgeous! My new ride is here. (20 Istanbul Agop Signature)
Bought another Zildjian K Con...
New Almost Everything Day! - kit, snare and hi-hats.
New Snare Day - First time I've ever had a snare match my kit...
New Cymbal Day got a little blue...
Completed my Agop set finally with a 22 SE Jazz Ride Tony Williams with rivets (2,500).
Traded some stuff for a second snare, a 2003 5.5x12 DW maple snare in this weird, but fun blue.
Added a Zildjian 14 K china. Found a killer deal on it.
Not close to my normal cymbals, but got mint 14 A Custom hi-hats for $160.
New Hi-Hats! - 14 Istanbul Agop Signature (to match my Agop Sig ride.)
Totally made an insane used score at GC on some hi-hats to go with my K Con 22 Bounce. Details in comments.
I Find This Post Riveting... (or one way to save a cracked cymbal.)
More K Things Arrived Today.
All Ks after a new ride I got today. (specs in comments)
New Cymbal Day - found this for a steal!
New Hi-Hat Day - Agop 15 Traditional Light
This made me feel a little jumpy.
New Cymbal Day, because...
New Cymbal Day - 18 Zildjian Crash of DOOOOOMM!
Something seemed a little funny about this motel I passed in Nevada...
It's not an Agop, but here's my Istanbul $100 Craigslist find today.
Here's My Stick Bag (Specs in Comments). What's in Yours.
Finally bought my dream crash. Haven't seen one with the older logo (Zildjian K 20 Dark Thin Crash)
This beauty arrived today.
Finally cut out a crack I had...
New kit setup with two snares, one in rack tom position. (specs in comment.)
My folk's finally handed down their espresso machine after getting a new one: 1981 Riviera Eagle. It's a beauty.
30/M/CA News Photojournalist (sometimes with a police scanner)
Did I just find a killer deal on a set of hi-hats? Yes, yes I did.
Finally tracked one of these down. (Paiste 505 22 Ride)
Housemates both left for the weekend, so I'm catching up on jazz...
New Cymbal Day - picked up a 22 Bosphorus Traditional Thin ride (2,630) to go with the same series hats for blues.
Figure I should own more than just one crash...
Is it just me or is that a lot of gum??
How I Feel When I Know the Punchline to a Creepy Joke
This is all I could fit in my car for today's jam session in a winery barrel room.
Traded some stuff for a new (to me) red sparkle 1966 Slingerland snare. It's so lovely.
Finally found a splash I like. I plan on making a small set of aux hi-hats or something.
Finally found a 14 Zildjian A Custom EFX to use as a hi-hat top inspired by Eric Harland. (Video and details in comments.)
Accidental New Cymbal Day or How I got a Paiste Formula 602 Blue Label ride for $100. (details in comments.)
Here's a stack I made from a Zildjian A 8 Extra Thin splash on top of a Zildjian A 17 Paper Thin crash. (Video in Comments)
New Hi Hats Day!
Traded some stuff around for a second set of hats with a brighter, heavier sound. Vintage Zildjian 13 K top over a vintage Zildjian 13 Quick Beat bottom.
More K things to hit. Both of which I got for stupid good deals. K Custom 20 ride and a 19 K Custom Hybrid china.
I've perfected my homemade rosemary dough on my Baking Steel.
New Cymbal Day - 19 Agop Mel Lewis Crash/Ride (1,840 grams)
Picked up some older Donruss packs. No Ripken rookie, but the '84 Joe Carter popped out.
I guess I got my work cut out for me this weekend... (new heads came in.)
New.. Stick Day?
K, I'll join the cymbal collection train. (specs in comments.)
I guess this is another use for drumsticks... (details in comments.)
Krispy Kreme bun hamburger at the county fair. They apparently sold 28 dozen throughout the weekend...
New Hi-Hats Day - now have Agops in 13, 14 and 15.
My Submission for the Tuesday Thing - I own nothing in this photo anymore. (SuperStar 13/16/24
My friend went to a cat show and got this shot of one of the judges. We're not entirely sure what's going on...
New Kit and Snare Day - First Time Using Aquarian Heads.
New Hi-Hats and New Snare Head (Details in Comments)
Finally Got My Kit Like I Want It. For Now... (details in comments)
No one guessed my new hi-hats, but here they are - Zildjian 13 (yes 13) K Light
Had to get a Gretsch snare to go with my new USA Custom bop kit...
Got a Kitchen Aid Mixer for Xmas and broke it in with a batch of dough. (Dough recipe on comments.)
First pizza off my new baking steel. Homemade dough, homemade pesto, fresh mozz, bok choy and Spanish cured meat.
I Appreciate That My Local Roaster Does This For Customers Who Aren't Bean-Savvy (Acme in Monterey, Calif.)
My Pizza Parts Tonight (including homemade pesto.)
I saved one of these from last year.
Bolivia-espresso Macchiato this afternoon.
My Tama Superstar Kit with a 24 Bass. More Details in Comments
Horse and Mules
Beater cymbal find - Paiste 2002 13 crash with a cut-out
Breaded Monterey Bay Squid
I can now edge like a mofo (new ruby slippers...)
Roast Beef Sirloin Tip with Mushrooms and Garlic
I was somewhere around Barstow tonight...
On the Baking Steel: Homemade sourdough crust, locally-made English Bangers, red sauce, fresh mozzarella, locally-grown mushrooms.
Homemade rosemary dough, kale pesto, carrot, arugula and local mushrooms.
DAE love horrendously stupid horror movies?
My 1981 La Riviera Machine
Shaved down from a full beard. Can anyone else not take themselves seriously for a few days when they shave?
I had a nice Cuban tonight (I'm also a photographer for a living...)
I bought a new toy today.
The Things Small-Town People Do For a Laugh
I Laugh Every Friday the 13th
By far, the weirdest off-brand packaging I've found.
Dog Birthday Party - My first newspaper photo assignment from 5 years ago.
Oven-Roasted Tri-Tip with a Red Wine Reduction and Roasted Potatoes in a Cumin/Greek Yogurt Sauce.
I went to Lucha Mania last night...
Mustard cognac reduction over beef tri-tip with steamed brussel spouts and roast potatoes in a curry and Greek yogurt sauce.