Sorry for the blog break. To kick off your Monday, here are some photos from LIFESWELL - the tenth installment of Rick & Ray’s monthly get down, and also my birthday party. Additional coverage is on the event website HERE.
All photos by Alexis Baylosis
We were at the Alexander Spit listening/CLSC snapback release party last night at Backside Echo Park. Summary: packed house, beer courtesy of Flying Dog Brewery, Spit’s album is real good, we hung out upstairs with Spintelect most of the time, and Jenn Klein gave me cookies for my birthday. Boom.
CLSC x Alexander Spit snapback.
The CLSC team.
Alexander Spit’s album, These Long Strange Nights, is available now for free. Get it HERE.
We’re already at the end of the month, and you know what that means for me and my crew. LIFESWELL. The pre-party jitters have already begun, and that’s because this installment is a little more personal than the rest. I’m celebrating my 30th birthday tomorrow at our event. I’m not gonna lie, it’s been tough to stomach that milestone age, but lately I’ve realized that my life is just beginning. And that’s actually a really good feeling.
Now back to LIFESWELL. Because it’s my birthday, we all thought to involve everyone that has made this last year a successful one for me. Besides my company throwing it and my best friends being there, the people that I’ve heavily worked with will be there, too. First is Everybody’s Rival, who is actually throwing the party with Rick & Ray. There are so many parallels between their company and mine, so it made sense to do this together. Spintelect (co-owner of ER/Talib Kweli and Alexander Spit DJ) is actually our guest DJ tomorrow night. Next are Backside and Soul Assassins. I do a little bit of everything for those two entities, and it’s because of them that my network has vastly grown. They are sponsoring LIFESWELL with giveaways.
So come through tomorrow to Blu Monkey, have a drink or five, and cool out with us. It’s free!
Last images of where I went and what I saw in Seattle.
I ended up in Vancouver yesterday. My commitment in Seattle was scheduled for the evening so I thought to make the trek north. Why not.
I asked some friends from here what they recommended to do for a short amount of time. They had suggested a walk/drive through Stanley Park. The weather was beautiful enough to do so.
They also suggested a visit to Capilano for the suspension bridge and Cliffwalk. Both attractions are about 300 feet above water and overlook amazing views of Capilano Forest. If you know me, you’d know that I am terrified of heights. Sometimes I can’t even walk on the second floor of a mall. But when was I ever going to be able to do this again? So I faced my fear, and I’m quite impressed with myself.
I ended the trip with a late lunch and had one of my favorite dishes - poutine. I spent a few months in Toronto and Montreal some years ago and my fondest memories involve poutine. Fries, gravy, cheese curds, and if you’re lucky, bacon. SO. GOOD.
Then I crossed the border back into the US of A, and was greeted by this.