Monday, December 10, 2007
Kouple of Kooks
The first Sissyfish movie night went off without a hitch. A few old friends stopped by and a few new friends were made. It looks like this event could become a regular thing, so watch this space for the next announcement.
Halfway through the evening OS, who helped organize the evening, pulled out a big box of t-shirts and handed them to me. With some reconnaissance by my wife (who ransacked my computer for art) he made a bunch of shirts using the controversial graphic from the infamous t-shirt post a couple months ago. There was even a small onesy in there for Nico. You'll notice that they didn't put the spot name below the drawing, thereby keeping it "mysto."
I have 25 of them. The idea is that, instead of contributing to my birthday board fund, OS wanted to give me a chance to sell the shirts and maybe make a bigger dent in cost of a stick for bigger waves. I'm lucky to have friends who believe in my artwork. I'll do another post soon on sizes and how to get one, if anybody is interested.
Don't worry Gaz, you get the last freebee. Actually, Writer gets one too, since he was probably more profoundly moved by the concept than anyone else.
In the top picture above, I'm teaching Nico how to throw a shaka. In the second, he almost looks like he's getting the hang of it. Yeah. We're kooks for life.
David Bowie - Kooks
"...Will you stay in our lovers' story
If you stay you won't be sorry
'Cause we believe in you
Soon you'll grow so take a chance
With a kouple of kooks
Hung up on romancing
We bought a lot of things
to keep you warm and dry
And a funny old crib on which the paint won't dry
I bought you a pair of shoes
A trumpet you can blow
And a book of rules
On what to say to people
when they pick on you
'Cause if you stay with us you're gonna be pretty Kooky too..."