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San Francisco-A-Go-Go!

'Nesting' by Marie Barr

So we're headed up to San Francisco this week because Re is in a group art show up there sponsored by Juxtapoz and we both wanted to attend it and get out of town for a few days. You know me, I'll take any opportunity to travel. Her sister is coming out for the show too, so we'll have some extra company for the long drive up which is always spiffy in my book. For those of you who live in San Fran, her show is going to be this Friday, January 25th at the 111 Minna Gallery from 9pm - 10:30pm, and then there will be an after party from 11pm - 2am. If you live within driving distance, be sure to stop by to say hey and check out all o' Re's artwork along with the other artists that will be on display!

Did I mention they're gonna have not one but two breakdancing crews performing? Well now I just did... all the more reason for you to come to the show. Here's the flyer.

Any time she has a bunch of artwork in a show, it's up to yours truly to frame all of her work. See, I used to work in a frame shop and you'd be amazed at how much money it saves you if you frame your own stuff as opposed to having one of those places do it for you. That doesn't stop it from being a royal pain in the ass, of course, and I can't wait to holster my weapon of choice (a point driver gun) so I can just get on the road and enjoy the nice drive later this week. Maybe then I can stop having constant nightmares about acid-free foam core, double-sided tape, and X-Acto blades.

As with any trip I take, I'm always open to hear suggestions for places I should stop by to check out... so if there's something you think I should definitely see during my short stay up there, let's hear it! And yes, we already visited Union Square, Haight Street and took the Alcatraz tour last year so you can mark those off your list.

p.s.: Everything sounds more exciting when you tack on "A-Go-Go" to the end of it. I-Mockery-A-Go-Go!


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Finn on 01/23/2008 3:04 am

Hey, have a great time! I live in Canada, so i have no idea any good places to visit down there in the sunny south.

However, i had some drunk breakdancers come into work tonight, so seeing as we were closing, i brought out some cardboard, turned on some hip hop, and had a fantastic time. I love breakdancers. Word.

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stevetothepast on 01/23/2008 4:24 am

"p.s.: Everything sounds more exciting when you tack on “A-Go-Go” to the end of it. I-Mockery-A-Go-Go!"

I'm not so sure about that RoG,

NAMBLA meeting-A-Go-Go!

doesn't make me want to go there,
But have a good time, something sweet to do would be to stop at a pie stand if you see one. Everyone loves pie!

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mburbank on 01/23/2008 9:37 am

For those of you who do not know, being in a show sponsored by Juxtapose is a VERY BIG DEAL! Plus, their partays are supposed to be Tres wild. Major congratulations to Re who has been (and is) struggling in the fine art salt mines for several years. Ya'll should check out her site (RoG, post a link!) as her fine art prints are VERY reasonably priced. I got me one and it is AUTOGRAPHED, bitch!


El Sammo (Guest) on 01/23/2008 10:58 am

I wish I lived closer because I would absolutely LOVE to see her work in person and meet her. Btw...I noticed that this woman in a Cheetos commercial located in a laundromat looks suspiciously like Re...or is it just me? Come to Ohio, bitches!

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mburbank on 01/23/2008 11:07 am

Oops! I just realized that Re's name is a link to her website. Sorry. NOW BUY SOMETHING!


J.D. (Guest) on 01/23/2008 12:56 pm

Just wanted to give Re a big congrats on her show. As Mr. Burbank stated, Juxtapose is a huge mile stone in an artist's resume. Wish I could go but Austin is too far for a weekend trip so I'll settle on checking out the website. Congrats again Re!

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imockyou on 01/23/2008 2:13 pm

Re's work is amazing- I wish I didn't live in the icy hellhole that is Minnesota- and I could get over these heath problems. I also wish that there was a Summon the Monster print.

So all my congrats-A-Go-Go to Re!

I agree RoG everything DOES sound better with A-Go-Go on it! Think of the possibilites... RATS-A-GO-GO! FISH-A-GO-GO! BICYCLE-A-GO-GO!

~forgive me- I feel a little crazy today on account of the 101 degree fever.



Jesse B (Guest) on 01/23/2008 5:53 pm

Damnit, RoG!

I live in Alameda, which is across the bay from SF, and i'm filming my final TV show that day!

I bet if it wasn't for the sex, you would go watch my show!

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stevetothepast on 01/24/2008 2:33 am

wow I love the artwork on your website Re, very talented indeed

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Pentegarn on 01/24/2008 5:45 am

If you haven't already been, make sure you check out the Winchester Mystery House either on your way there or on your way back. It is a pretty cool tour and an amazing story.

Grats to Re too. :)


ig (Guest) on 01/24/2008 10:53 am

Rog should be proud, he somehow maintains a long standing relationship with a girl that's so far out of his league. Re is hot! Good job Rog.

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El Sammo on 01/24/2008 11:23 am

That quite possibly the most condescending compliment I've ever seen. Just says how much a quirky sense of humor can do for a guy. That or hypnosis...

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Pandajuice on 01/24/2008 3:45 pm

Bah Pentegarn stole my thunder!

The Winchester Mystery House is absolutely brilliant, especially if you like haunted houses and cool, strange architecture. It's right there in San Jose as well so only a 30 minute drive from San Fran.
It's one of my favourite places in all of the US, and is even cooler on Halloween when you get to walk through the house at midnight with only a flashlight! :D


A passerby… (Guest) on 01/24/2008 7:24 pm

I love to go San Fransisco.

A cool place to check out is Japantown, specifically the mall located near the Peace Tower or whatever it is. They have neat stuff that I know you can't pass up. I mean they have a shop devoted to selling big ass swords. I love just looking at all the cool things there.


Flowtac (Guest) on 01/25/2008 2:29 am

A huge congratulations to Re on her accomplishment. Her work is very fantastic and definitely an honor she deserves. Wish I could come to the show myself but that's the bitch for not living near California at all.

Anyway, hope all goes well at the show and hope you two have a great time. Rog & Re A-Go-Go.


Macabre Jester (Guest) on 01/25/2008 5:36 pm

I live in sf. Will probably check out the show. Always fun to see an art show or two (especialy when break dancing is involved) a year. The only problem is that that area is a little sketchy at night so I will probably have to drag a friend or two along.

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Mockery on 01/25/2008 6:08 pm

Thanks for all the congrats and wishes o' good luck everybody, I'll be sure to pass 'em on to Re!

El Sammo, hehe nope, that's not her in the commercial. However, she does like Cheetos, so maybe you're onto something there. Perhaps she's been working for them all along without my knowing about it!

Jesse B, well fortunately for you this is an all night long show. So once your "day" is done, you can just come on by. The after party at the gallery is going on until 2am.

ig, thanks, I think? o.O

Pentegarn / Pandajuice, yeah I definitely wanna go there sometime as I've read about it before, but I doubt we'll have a chance to check out the Winchester Mystery House on this trip.

a passerby, yeah Japantown rocks, I went there last time we came. The mall was cool too, but I prefer the one in L.A. a bit more since it has both the Mitsuwa Marketplace and the Japan Arcade among other things.

Macabre Jester, it's not that bad from what I've seen, especially since it's right off of a main street there... but any place in a city can become a bit sketchy come nightfall heheh. Anyway, that'll be great if you and some friends can come. Be sure to introduce yourself when you do... shouldn't be too hard to spot me if you've already seen me on the site here before.


Themasterofflies (Guest) on 01/26/2008 12:55 am

Rog, you should visit canada
its nice at this time of the year or you could go in the summer. its also nice in the summer.

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Nab on 01/28/2008 6:52 pm

Rog, I know this has nothing to do with the topic at hand, but I'd just like to tell you I had a dream about you last night.

In it, you were going to become president of the United States. You were somehow chosen to be president by a line spoken by Aunt May (who looked more like Aunt Bee from The Andy Griffith Show than the actual actor who plays Aunt May) in Spider-Man 4.

I don't know which is worse, when I first woke up I first thought "Holy shit! Rog is going to be president!", or right after that when I thought "Holy shit, Spider-man 4 is coming out soon!"

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-RoG- on 01/28/2008 10:39 pm

Sounds like a good dream to me!

If I was President, my first act would to be to attach industrial-strength grappling hooks to the edges of all countries in the world, and through an advanced pulley system, I would drag all the countries together so we'd all be attached. This is mainly because I'd like to see koala bears walking around in California, instead of having to fly long distances to see them. I think it's a solid plan.

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