Episode #028 guest “Dizzy Ms Lizzyy” vodcast

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itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode #028 features a beautiful, funny and genuine model/pinup Dizzy Ms Lizzyy. Not only do we discuss Betty Page but also the rising trend of pinups. A few of her amazing photos are on the vodcast and her beautiful smile could make an iceberg melt! Hope you enjoy this episode.

Release Date: 01/29/18
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Dizzy Ms Lizzyy
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes

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Episode #028 guest “Dizzy Ms Lizzyy” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode #028 features a beautiful, funny and genuine model/pinup Dizzy Ms Lizzyy. Not only do we discuss Betty Page but also the rising trend of pinups. A few of her amazing photos are on the vodcast and her beautiful smile could make an iceberg melt! Hope you enjoy this episode.

Release Date: 01/29/18
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Dizzy Ms Lizzyy
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes

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Episode #027 guests “Uptown Barbers & Elias” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode #027 features Gabriel Garcia the owner of Uptown Barbers in Whittier, CA and my good friend Elias Kotsios. We address barbering trends, fads and the long term grooming forecast. No topic is left sacred and nothing is held back. Hope you enjoy this episode.

Release Date: 12/11/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Uptown Barbers & Elias Kotsios
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes

Episode #027 guests “Uptown Barbers & Elias” vodcast

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itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400Episode #027 features Gabriel Garcia the owner of Uptown Barbers in Whittier, CA and my good friend Elias Kotsios. We address barbering trends, fads and the long term grooming forecast. No topic is left sacred and nothing is held back. Hope you enjoy this episode.

Release Date: 12/11/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Uptown Barbers & Elias Kotsios
Duration: 1 hour 39 minutes

Episode #026 guests “DJ Chuy & DJ Ody” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400It has been a long 2 months+ since we filmed our last podcast but we are back! Episode 026 features two great DJ’s that keep your toes tapping and hips shaking at several live musical performances and record hops. These guys not only spin the hottest and rarest rockabilly but also indie garage, early punk and rhythm and blues! Tune in and listen to a few gems from their collections!

 

 

Release Date: 12/06/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: DJ Chuy & DJ Ody
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes

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Episode #026 guests “DJ Chuy & DJ Ody” vodcast

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itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400It has been a long 2 months+ since we filmed our last podcast but we are back! Episode 026 features two great DJ’s that keep your toes tapping and hips shaking at several live musical performances and record hops. These guys not only spin the hottest and rarest rockabilly but also indie garage, early punk and rhythm and blues! Tune in and listen to a few gems from their collections!

 

 

Release Date: 12/06/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: DJ Chuy & DJ Ody
Duration: 1 hour 27 minutes

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Episode #013 guest “Ruby Champagne” podcast

itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400There are few individuals that posses creativity, innovation and determination and we are honored to interview an amazing entertainer and business woman Ms. Ruby Champagne. Not only is she a beautiful pinup model, burlesque dancer, entrepreneur, business woman and all around Wonder Woman! Is it obvious that I am a fan? Either way, enjoy the interview and learn of her career, accomplishments and goals.

 

Date filmed: 6/12/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Ruby Champagne
Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Episode #013 guest “Ruby Champagne” vodcast

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itunes logo lodgecast 1400 x 1400There are few individuals that posses creativity, innovation and determination and we are honored to interview an amazing entertainer and business woman Ms. Ruby Champagne. Not only is she a beautiful pinup model, burlesque dancer, entrepreneur, business woman and all around Wonder Woman! Is it obvious that I am a fan? Either way, enjoy the interview and learn of her career, accomplishments and goals.

 

Date filmed: 6/12/17
Location: Whittier, CA
Guest: Ruby Champagne
Duration: 1 hour, 3 minutes

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Has Sailor Jerry’s Dream Come True?

The other day as I was scrolling through my social media feed and I noticed an interesting screen-shot-2016-12-30-at-2-36-37-pm-copypattern of postings from around the world. They originated from Japan, the Netherlands, UK, Spain, North America, Canada, etc… and the one thing they share in common is the reverence for traditional Americana tattoo style.

As I sat there reflecting on this observation a conversation I had with Mr. Ed Hardy a few years ago came to mind in which he stated that Sailor Jerry envisioned  that traditional American tattoo style would one day develop and “match the Japanese style”. According to Mr. Hardy, “Jerry made that comment because Japanese tattooing was the most sophisticated visually and sailor-jerry-stachethematically in the world at that time and he and I and a (very) few others were on a crusade to realize the potential of the art in the West.” So that got me thinking and I began to wonder, had Sailor Jerry’s goal/dream come true? Has traditional Americana tattoo style risen to the level of intricacy and reverence of the Japanese?

Tattooing has been around for thousands of years and the oldest can be found on Ötzi, the European Tyrolean Iceman that dates to 3250 BC. In Japan the ancient art of tattooing can be traced to as early as 5,000 BC on clay figures that had their faces painted and carvings on their bodies. The Japanese tattoo style contained epic depictions of their history, mythology and folklore with coloring and designs that would adorn the human canvas. Their imagery was iconic an indelible throughout the world.

Sailor Jerry had an appreciation and fondness for the detailed work, coloring, designs and size of these epic suits that were tattooed upon the human body. But how would traditional Americana style ever elevate to the prominence of the Japanese style tattoo. sj-art-1Don’t forget Sailor Jerry died in 1973  and at that time it was unfathomable to think that traditional Americana tattoo style would ever rise to what it has become.

Today traditional Americana tattoo art is not exclusive to North America or the human canvas because it can be purchased on flash sheets, prints, T-shirt designs, skate decks, pillowcases and is also displayed in galleries and independent museums. The nostalgic style is virtually around the world and revered. The roots of the style can be credited to artist such as Bob Shaw, Bert Grimm, Paul Rogers, Cap Coleman, Owen Jensen, Ed Hardy and many more. A great example of modern Americana style is  Howlin’ Wolf, a tattooer for 20 years, “my earliest recollection of Americana or traditional art was the tattoos of old rockabilly or punk rockers I’d see either at shows, gigs or car shows.” His style hearkens back to Sailor Jerry but remains unique and that is rarity in the tattoo world, “Americana to me in an artistic hw-girlsense means lots of things, but mainly it’s pure and true nature, whether its patriotic, western or taboo” says Howlin’ Wolf. Following in the footsteps of traditional Americana tattoo masters has become a road that many are traveling and is a testament of the grandeur and legacy of the forefathers.

Tattoo culture was once marginalized but has spread around the world and the bold lines and timeless designs of traditional Americana have stood the test of time. Traditional Americana tattoo style is not only for military, ex-cons, or bikers and society has affirmed this style of art to its rightful place among other ancient revered styles of Polynesians and Japanese. Mr. Hardy says, “I never dreamed it would happen in my lifetime, Sailor Jerry would be stoked.”

You can find the definitive collection of Sailor Jerry books at Hardy Marks

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Esperanza Vive 16 Poster Reveal

We are super honored once again to work with artist and tattooer Miss Lisa Del Toro who Ev16 Postercreated this amazing piece of art for our Domestic Violence Awareness month. This modern day plague affects men and women and causes unnecessary pain.

During June 4, 2016 – July 4, 2016 we will post several articles spotlighting the problem and promoting prevention.

We are our brother’s and sister’s keeper. Thank you very much Miss Del Toro!

 

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