Oct.1,Blog update 2012
For my homey at
Oct.1,Blog update 2012
For my homey at
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Sept. 25th Blog update pt. 2
This is my homage to Ed "big Daddy" Roth, and his flying eyeball character. I did this for Indian Larry Motorcycles. It seemed fitting, more freelance work like this can be seen in my
Sept. 25th Blog Update 2012 AIDAN'S LAW.
The family of a Brooklyn boy who passed away from a rare brain disorder is fighting to make sure no other child faces the same fate.
Elisa and Bobby Seeger are pushing for the New York Senate to pass "Aidan's Law," a bill that would require the state to screen newborns for adrenoleukodystrophy - or ALD - the disease that took the life of their 7-year-old son Aidan. And the family wants both Albany and Washington, D.C. to pay attention.
"My son lived his whole seventh year, 10 months, in the hospital," Elisa said. "I don't want to hear of another boy suffering."
Aidan was a first-grader at Public School 154 in Windsor Terrace when Elisa and Bobby noticed that he was struggling to read.
"Everybody just kept saying 'nothing's wrong,'" said Elisa, who took Aidan to a series of doctors before he was finally diagnosed with ALD, a rapidly advancing disorder that destroys nerve cells.
Aidan got a successful bone-marrow transplant at Duke University Hospital in North Carolina on his 7th birthday. But his physical and mental condition continued to deteriorate. He slowly lost his ability to see, eat and speak until he died April 29.
There is no cure for ALD, but if caught early, children can undergo a bone-marrow transplant and lead relatively normal lives.
Aidan's Law, if passed, will add ALD to the list of more than 40 conditions New York hospitals screen for in newborns.
"This really will be a public win if you think of it in terms of what it costs to screen for ALD versus what it costs to treat," said Amber Salzman, president of the Stop ALD Foundation.
Doctors at the Kennedy Krieger Institute estimate that the ALD screening will cost $1.50 per child or $375,000 per year in New York — "a drop in the bucket," Elisa said.
The family — which owns the Indian Larry's Motorcycles shop in Williamsburg — has received an outpouring of support from the nearly 20,000 members of Aidan's Facebook page and a group dubbed "Aidan Has a Posse." The rock band Buckcherry, model Tyson Beckford and several big-name street artists are among members.
But the determined Brooklyn mom is seeking even wider support. She took her fight for Aidan's Law to Washington earlier this month, where a federal committee denied adding ALD to its list of recommended newborn screenings in favor of waiting until a clinical trial testing the procedure ends in Sept. 2013.
"This is human life we're talking about it," said Elisa. "How many children will be born with this disease by then?"
Her goal now is to sit down with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to have him sign the bill into law.
Gov. Cuomo's office says they are currently reviewing the legislation.
"With this one signature, he can save these lives," Elisa said. "The only way now to save these lives is to require newborn screening. It's their only chance."
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WHAT IS ALD?
Adrenoleukodysptrophy, or ALD, is a rare genetic disorder that quickly destroys the brain. About 1 in 17,000 people in the U.S. suffer from ALD, which mainly affects males.
Nearly one-third of people with the disorder develop the childhood cerebral form that appears between ages 4 to 8.
Common symptoms of the childhood form include abnormal aggression, memory loss, hyperactivity and vision loss, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Death usually occurs within 1 to 10 years once symptoms surface. But if detected early, the childhood cerebral form of ALD is usually treated with a bone marrow transplant.
WHAT DO NEWBORN SCREENINGS LOOK FOR?
Newborn screening criteria varies by state.
Within days of birth, babies born in New York are tested for more than 40 conditions including blood diseases such as sickle cell anemia, infectious diseases including HIV, genetic conditions such as cystic fibrosis and potentially deadly metabolism disorders.
Other states’ screening depend on facilities and resources.
Hospitals do the tests by collecting a tiny sample of blood pricked from a baby's heel.
Sept. 17th Blog Update 2012
I was emailed this, and it was cool to find I was included even though I wasn't part of the MADE team or their projects. My brief cameo comes at 1:10 of this video.
I'd like to tip my hat to the late Tony Goldman who is directly responsible for all of this stuff happening these last few years in Miami. I was never involved directly with him, but went down on a conquest of my own. This year will be my 3rd year in a row painting in the Wynwood District. I'm curious how this winter's Art Basel Miami will result without Tony being around. RIP Tony.
Sept. 16 Blog Update 2012
Super good discussion with the REAL Rick Ross about the fraud fat rapper living a fairy tale and how in the HELL people walk around living a life of fraudulence. This interview reminded me how much fake shit is out here today. Enjoy. And Check out the REAL Rick Ross's site.
Sept. 16th, Blog Update 2012
A quickie with what footage we had available, since the rest was lost due to people's incompetence, sighhh* -It's my life story..... But I still wanted to get it out for you guys because these Wood Block Prints came out awesome!
Sept. 15th Blog Update 2012
This in my opinion is one of the more memorable NYC photos that I see pop up regularly year after year, simply for the magnitude of it, and the time.
Anyways, enough history lesson or me acting like I know what I'm talkin' about... So I asked Ghost about this specific spot once, he told me something about stealing a giant ladder I think from a hospital or building basement( I don't remember exactly) and walking it through the turn style one night, taking this giant ass ladder on the train, people where looking at them like "what the fuck are you doing with that on the train?" they ( I don't remember who else he was with)did the spot and when he went back the next day to get pics he saw the guys come out the door upstairs and it went something like "I'm taking picks of this" ( broad day light on the tracks) and left....
Just the MTA workers hangin' out in the flick only adds to the gangsterness of this picture. NY was a different animal back then, clearly....... From all the legends I've hung out and painted with over the years, I've always been intrigued by the stories with the themes of people either pulling out bats, guns, knives and trying to kill someone , or the complete opposite where they said " yeah, rock and roll!" gave a thumbs up and people just kept painting.
go here or kill yourself
Sept. 13th Blog Update 2012
Logo design for author/ mayor "Bean're"
Sept. 13 Blog Update 2012
Hey everyone, so a few days ago we RELAUNCHED the
And for those who don't know the deal here, 004 CONNEC has been my support system, after many years of doing what I love without even knowing what a sponsor was, I was approached to be part of a team and since have helped in the development of some products, test drove a bunch of new shit before it made it to the market met great people who I would have never met... and in return 004 Connec has had my back and a strong friendship has been built.. I like to share my support with my blog readers because I know 004 is perfect for people who need supplies fast and cheap. We live in different times, money is tight out there, if your not completely racking 100 % of your paint and you need a specific color, or inks, or 400 cans for an immediate job next week in West Bumble fuck you should be taking advantage of what 004connec has to offer, or you'd be a fool. SUPPORT AMERICAN, fuck an abroad company, straight up. Unless they are keeping AMERICA's money IN AMERICA tell'm to beat it.
Sept. 11 Blog Update 2012
Sept 9th, Blog Update 2012
So check out the Spray can chick in heels and fishnets I did for
See what I just did there? Youre girl is ether ugly if you don't buy it, or you bought it cuz she's hot...
Sept. 8th Blog Update 2012
Sept. 7th Blog update 2012. This one came from @MikeIRak
22nd street and 10th ave right now two guys following me, can’t help but have a big smile upon my face Im talking about a happy one )))
Waiting for them… Are they really thinking I’m drunk??? They have to be kidding. Hahahaha
25th and 10ave
(tweet) they are getting closer lol
(tweet) I just stop to take a pic, they pretend they are looking at the window, can’t lie… My blood runs in a different speed, man I miss Brazil JiuJitsu )) never leave home without it .
(tweet) Please hold there for just a couple minutes be right back......
(tweet) They are coming closer, asking for a cigaret lol can’t help but have a smile in my face. I don’t smoke. Pretend to wobble. They smile
Back as he runs, no chance to catch him… Even though I began to try to run after him, I realize How slow I was. F***k it :-///
(tweet) This one asks me why did I do that, pretending to be stupid, one little kick to the ribs makes him whine and apologize, as I’m writing this.
(tweet) I ask him if he was planing to rob me, he says no. All he wanted was a cigarette, lol I can’t help but have a big smile upon my face, and ..
The certainty that if it was an ordinary man he would be sad about his stolen goods. F*****g c**t cries like a bitch when the tide turns…
I can’t help but take a pic as his nose bleeds and he wines and asks why did I do that… Like he doesn’t know the reason…
(tweet) My f*****g hands hurt, hurt like hell… pic.twitter.com/THjUYQkR
(tweet) Drove around two blocks… The other fellow disappear, I’m heading home… Angry for not finding the second one. Guess no sleeping tonight
I knew it yessss
(tweet) There is basic things like you don’t come back to where the problem was.. You just don’t, I knew he would, just going around the block would
Be enough… Dumb f%#^
(tweet) I just gave him the old style Raccoon, it has been a while since the last time I did.. Choke him out 3 times…
And before he woke up I did hit each eye socket at least twice, tomorrow he will wake up like a raccoon, and every time he woke up I was…
Whispering at his ears.. That’s what death feels like it.. Don’t do that again. My f*****g hand hurts, :-/ a lot
(tweet) Next time I will use only the elbows, damn I miss that feeling, sometimes I wonder if the easy life has been making me pic.twitter.com/aXBkOM7O
Soft.. All those years in Brazil, without knowing if I would make it home had to count for something, I can’t lie I could have jump in a cab
But I could not help, I could spot them from a mile away, walking was my option, thank you mayor Giuliani, nobody carries a gun in our…
Beautiful state, my lucky day, their bad day… My hand hurts and @FrankieEdgar is here at 9:30am for some training, shoot damn little guy
Could not take a second pic guys sorry, believe I try, as I reach for my iPhone he almost took off :-/ fast mofo
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The text above is a compilation of the snippets posted by Renzo Gracie in the wee hours of the morning this Friday, likely the first time an attempted mugging has been reported real time over Twitter. Direct from Manhattan, NY.
How you like that, Joseph Wambaugh?
Im sorry, I just cant stop laughing at this....
Sept. 6 Blog Update 2012
Holiday Road son.... Holiday road.....
EWOKONE, DERO,JICK,EMIT,RAPES,VOGEY, and KWAZE. a fun line up in Indiana.
Sept. 5 Blog update 2012.
Sept. 4th Blog Update 2012
Got caught in a rainstorm on my way outta this wall. Finally was sent dry day shots from BLEN KD in Puerto Rico.
Indiana Part 2. whole wall. Labor Day Wknd. 2012
This is the entire strip except for the KWAZE that was tucked behind a truck all day, we never got a good shot of it, but im sure it will end up somewhere by the locals as the days unfold. Had a fuckin' blast with everyone out there, super cool locals and just a good vibe from everyone who came by to say whats up.
Sept.3rd Blog Update, 2012
A quick update from Indiana's Sub Surface event. More to come.
Aug. 28 Blog Uptdate 2012
So here's a quick shot I was emailed over the weekend of the SF show that went down Sat. More images as I get them.
Aug 27, blog update 2012
So this rocks, check it out, A friend
Aug. 19th Blog Update Pt. 2
Today's Miami Harald has an article about creative types congregating into areas and basically building back up places that where either thought to be too far gone, or just not worth investing in.. The publisher Richard Florida( last name being pure coincidence) chose to be photographed in front of my
Aug 19th Blog Update 2012
Video Blog 69 dropped late last night, then I knocked out at 4 am only to get woken up at 9am by a chain saw and wood chipper demolishing a tree that fell down the other day outside somewhere. Im Blogging this video here now, and going back to sleep, fuck you clock and fuck you mid day sun light.
Aug. 18th Blog update
Here's a cool picture that was just emailed to me from a visit to Orlando with the fellas a few years back. This is a shot of a 90's styled can with a skull kinda face and the beginning of a sick TKID piece. This whole was was a banger.....
In route to SF as you read this.... 30 x 30inches. "Condescension"
I will be involved in a very large group show happening on the 25th in SF at the Guerrero Gallery. If anyone is in the area swing through to see some work from an amazing line up and diverse group of people from around the world.
Aug.10th Blog update
ASIS ,EWOKONE and GREED got biz...
EWOKONE, GREED and ASIS again...
Onward and upward....