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Film Shoot in Granite Falls

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

It had been almost a year since my last trip to Granite Falls, and given the time, distance, and unfortunate events that transpired, I was not particularly excited to go back. Gravel roads (or no road at all) and wooded areas aren’t exactly good for near-classic cars. However, it was a paying gig, so I went (despite the fact that I would have paid not to go last time).

I was to make a cameo appearance in the film, Junk Bonds, a horror film about a strippergram job gone awry. The film is a sequel to Junkbucket in which a friend of mine appeared in 2008. Despite these being low-budget, independent films, I got to keep my clothes on, which is a plus for everyone involved.

Once I finally found the location they were shooting, it was all fun and outtakes. Here are the guys setting up the camera:

And my lovely passenger, Shawna:

After the shoot, we decided to hang out in the town’s rockin’ street fair. An entire block was closed to street traffic so a whole dozen local businesses could hock their wares. All kidding aside, I ended up selling two shirts that day, and I didn’t even have a table or know the street fair was happening.

I also met a very handsome and patriotic chicken:

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Crypticon and Then Some

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

It’s the time of year again: Convention/festival/party outside season. With the daylight hours starting to extend beyond the usual 4pm, we might as well.

I was much more relaxed at this year’s Crypticon because a) it wasn’t way the hell up in Everett and b) I didn’t offer to help. Yes, that’s right, Barbie Dream Hearse doesn’t care about (semi) famous people. But it’s worth mentioning I met the guy who played young Superman and the kid from the Chuckie movies, and they were both really nice.

The bulk of my experience was spent outside chatting with my fellow hearse owners and some passersby. Last time, the convention was partially held in a parking garage, so we just backed our cars into it. This time, we were parked in between the exhibition hall and the hotel rooms, so most of the schmoozing was happening elsewhere. I don’t really mind, since I’m not much of a schmoozer.

It rained a bit in the morning, so I didn’t stop at Brown Bear for a wash after I picked up the new BDH shirts.* Once I got to Sea-Tac and breakfast was over, the sun was out and we were ready to put our cars on display. Barbie was looking a little bedraggled, Marcelo kindly offered to wipe her down.

“Mmmnnnyesss, dear boy. And when you’re done, please polish my brass knuckles.”

(Thanks for the picture, Naomi!)

*OH YEAH! I have a new batch of black star logo shirts available in both mens and womens sizes! They look awesome and I’ll be adding them to the store in the next couple of days. Yay!

New Stuff

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011

Like most Seattleites, I love a good cup of coffee. Although the argument rages on as to who makes it best, everyone agrees it tastes even better in my new mug!

I also have a line of white t-shirts with my logo on them for just ten bucks! These aren’t the same American Apparel shirts as the other ones, so they run big instead of small. In the picture below, I’m rockin’ a women’s small, but I usually wear a medium.

You can find all this and more in my online store. Eventually, I’ll add the magnets to the store, and maybe some anchors and thumbnails, shoops and whoops, and dogs and cats living together (mass hysteria). Many people have already figured out you’ll get at least a little somethin’-somethin’ by sending me a couple bucks through paypal or by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Or you can walk around Capitol Hill every night until you see me out with the car handing out promo goodies. But let’s not kid ourselves, it’s January in Seattle, so it may be awhile.