California, based Hawaian artist Edwin Ushiro attended the Art Center College of Design and attained a BFA in Illustration. Since then, Ushiro has been working in the amazing world of entertainment as a Production Designer, Visual Consultant, Art Director, Storyboard Artist, and Concept Designer.
Ushiro’s childhood memories come to life in his paintings — haunting images of friends, family pets, and ghostly specters on the Hawaiian islands where he was born and raised. He captures the essence of Hawaii, youth, and nostalgia in a technique that’s uniquely his own.
Hawaii, get ready for the #1 Health Podcast: DVDASA LIVE making a surprise landing in Oahu. Show will be at Join the Republik this Thursday, December 19th at 9PM. David Choe and Asa Akira will record a live podcast for all in attendance. No tickets are required, show is free if you’re old enough to drink and carry id. DVDASA’s usual suspects: Critter Fleming, Bobby Trivia Lee, Yaccuzi Boy will also be present.
At POW WOW this year, Jeff Soto and Nychos collaborated on a recent mural completed this week. Check out their finished piece and take a look at other murals completed for the conference at: POW WOW 2013
Seriously, we are talking about white people protesting the “powers that be.” Their dads, basically. So sooner or later, this generation of bloggers, tumblers, tweeters, filmmakers, art school grads, and basically people who spend most of their time in front of their Facebook pages were going to go to the protests to find hot chicks.
Why do guys do anything except to get hot chicks? Most men would love to have a Wall Street job to pick up a hot chick (and hot chicks mostly want a guy in a BMW wagon who will take them to the Four Seasons in Hawaii on their birthday), so this video and Tumblr makes too much sense. ITS THE REALITY. GO PROTEST, FIND A HOT CHICK, JUST ADMIT IT.
We are not even being cynical. If we had single friends, we would send them to Occupy a Hot Chick. Hey-o.
If you ever want one of the best, non-acidic coffees you can ever drink, then we recommend getting involved in Kona, Hawaii’s organic and sustainably farmed Green Gecko Coffee. It is the shit. Super smooth, the man who runs it used to live in San Francisco, and when you are in the Kona area, you want good coffee.
You can’t go wrong with the new Bon Iver album, and you get the feeling that he was trying to make a travel album for all of us to enjoy. The new Bon Iver video for “Holocene” (shit, did we do this post already? maybe, oh well, watch it again) makes Iceland look like a vacation that needs to happen. Like now. Why are we going to Hawaii?
Not sure what your customs are, but today is the absolute last day you can get shark fin soup in Hawaii before restaurants get a $5,000 fine for serving the dish. It doesn’t even look that good. According to the LA Times, “Shark fin soup, which can cost as much as $80 a serving in restaurants, has been a Chinese delicacy for hundreds of years and often is served at weddings and banquets.”
And because he loves Bob Newhart so much, here is a full interview from PBS American Masters that Newhart did in 2005. . . Here is a little exchange…
Q: You do up to 40 stand-up dates a year. Where do you get the inspiration for your material?
A: The same place: the newspapers, television, just watching people. Comedians are never really on vacation because you’re always at attention … that antenna is always out there. You could be on vacation in Hawaii and all of a sudden you’ll see someone do something funny and you’ll say “Oh, I gotta remember that” or the waiter will have a funny accent. I suppose your source of material is the world. You never know when you’ll come upon something and it’s going to be fodder for new material.
Q: What was your reaction when you heard the recording of your earliest comedy routines unearthed by AMERICAN MASTERS?
A: One of my friends had a copy and AMERICAN MASTERS was nice enough to make me a copy. I didn’t even know it had existed. I listened to some of the bits and to hear Ed Gallagher’s voice, back to that place in time, which was probably 1957, and then to be considered for AMERICAN MASTERS from those humble beginnings, it just really is “you’ve come a long way baby.” Let’s just say that.