There was a time in my life when I’d gladly have wasted four or five hours a day sitting in front of my computer, ogling every personal style blog imaginable—from Adam Gallagher’s I Am Galla to Aimee Song’s Song of Style to Bryanboy to Garance Doré to Hanneli Mustaparta’s Hanneli to Jordan Reid’s Ramshackle Glam […]Read more "The Real Deal: The Style Diplomat’s Liz Dumdum"
Little could’ve prepared me for the first time I was to hear a Wonggoys song just last year. I’d heard of these boys before, of course—they’d been around for a good three or so years, infiltrating local high school and college gymnasiums, capturing the hearts of prom crowds, and then releasing a debut album of […]Read more "When the Boys Came Out to Play: The Wonggoys"
If you’ve been hanging around this dragging little blog of mine long enough, you’ve read more than one or two posts about my thing for the surf scene. Some of you might even be able to recall the part where I wrote about when and/or how it all started—i.e., when I spent one whole day […]Read more "Once on This Island: A Siargao Surf Story"
First, a little disclaimer: it’s not like I can just lay my eyes on some random couple who just started dating and then proceed to declare, “I see them having a future together! They are going to end up marrying each other!” or “That is not going to work! They’re not meant to be!” For […]Read more "Maybe I’ve Been California Dreaming: Winright and April"
Everybody around here knows Fretzel Buencensejo. Well, maybe the not the name, but you’d be lying if you said you’ve never seen that face before, once or twice or many times, by accident or otherwise. It hasn’t been around much of late, but there was a time there, especially sometime in the mid-2000s, that that […]Read more "The Simple Kind of Life: Jeff and Fretzel"
Couple of outtake shots of singer-songwriter Martina San Diego from her debut album cover shoot. I didn’t include these photos in the final lineup that I presented to the record label because, as you can see, they didn’t exactly fit the agreed upon theme of “girl going on a rural road trip to retrace her […]Read more "This Girl is On Fire: Martina San Diego"
When Martina San Diego, towards the tail end of summer of last year, decided to pack her bags and leave her adoptive hometown of Lorton, VA, so she could spend a year in the Philippines, she thought she was going to be turning her back on music for a while. For one, she was going […]Read more "The Girl Who Fell to Earth: Martina San Diego"