Lily Meola in RVCA

Lily Meola in RVCA

Maui girl Lily Meola is a singer and an all-around babe. She found her love for singing at a young age. Her soulful, velvety sound has taken her to a lot of distinguished places. 

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Sasquatch Monday

Last day of Sasquatch came quick.  The festival finished with a bang. We jumped in the river to cool off and enjoyed the rest of the festivities: Deer Tick, Feist, Silversun Pickups, Tenacious D, Nero, Beck, SBTRKT, and tailgate party at Canada camp. Thank You to all the artist for being so talented and entertaining.  Thanks Joe and Ashley at Sasquatch for the press and photo pass,  Alexa Butt and Sam Hiltner for the assists with flash,  Jake Price for showing me the way, and all the friends for an awesome time,  Bobby Tizzard for the backstage passes..

See you next year!!



Sunday Funday - Sasquatch 2012

Trampled by Turtles, Little Dragon, Deer Tick, James Murphy, Bon Iver, Beirut, backstage dinner, beers, beers and more beers,  people watching, finger dips, awesome people, camping... perfect day.  Thank you Sasquatch!!


Sasquatch Saturday

Day two of Sasquatch, woke to beautiful weather and ready for more festival.  Bryan Fox, Curtis Ciszek, Melissa and Austin Smith joined the crew.  Meet up with my Canadian people later in the day:  Mark Sollors, Rusty Ockenden, Matt Belzile, Jenna Romanin, Adam Grey, Clayton Larsen, Erica Tizzard, Michael Hannah, and friends.. Saw many more familiar faces in the crowd and rocked out. The days lineup highlights included Blitizen Trapper, Metric, the Shins, Wolfgang Gartner,  Jack White, the Roots and more.  Check out the line up and Venue here.






Sasquatch Friday - Evening Uno

Sasquatch!!  Music is such an important part of my way of life. It will always be there for me, picks me up and keeps me smiling.  Friedrich Nietzsche puts it best: "Without music, life would be a mistake.”   It's unreal how it can bring people together, especially when shared live, and this year's Sasquatch was the perfect example.  So many great times, memories, new friends, great sounds and huge hangovers. I drove down from Vancouver with my girl Alexa Butt.  One boarder, and 6 hours in the truck to good time city: the Gorge Amphitheatre, in Washington.  It wasn't until the turn-off, off the highway that we really saw traffic.  Thank goodness 5 year Sasquatch veteran Mr. Jake Price himself, guided us to skip the 4 hour car jam lineup and slipped ourselves into the VIP camping area without any wait or fuss.   There, we were greeted by an awesome crew and fimilar faces:  Jake Price, Sam Hiltner, Alex Nawrocky, Cailtin Alexander, Howard Price, Macy Price, Danger Aeron, plus a few others..   We hit a couple vodkas, filled our pockets with beers, picked up our press passes and headed into the jungle (aka the venue) with huge smiles on our faces and a great weekend ahead of us.

The number one goal was to have a blast and enjoy music.  I brought my Canon SLR and my S95 point-and-shoot into the Amphitheatre everyday.  The idea was to capture some of the bands, but more importantly capture the people, the culture, the vibe.   Lucky for me, the Price family owns Honey Bucket (port-o-potties) so we had 'box seating' to keep my oversized backpack and I was able to ditch the bricks and participate in the festivities without pulling a muscle or being completely over hauling the gear around.

Santigold, Girl Talk and Pretty Lights were the highlights of the evening.  Back at the campsite we ate, drank some more (water duhhh), and cruised around following the music and people.  Nothing but great fucking times.


Single Fin - Bali

Party times in Uluwatu, Bali.

The Bukit Peninsula is at the southern end of the island of Bali, Indonesia. It's traditionally considered to be all the area south of Jimbaran beach. Unlike the bulk of the rest of the island, it features a dry, arid and stoney landscape. Bukit means 'hill' in Indonesian, and when you’re hiking up the 500 plus stairs at Pyang-Pyang beach, you’ll know why it merited that name.  The area consists of many world-class surf breaks including Padang- Padang and Uluwatu.

Uluwatu, is beyond beautiful.  It’s an advanced surf spot with several reef breaks, and handful of restaurants and shops on the cliff that look over the breaks.  Even with a mediocre sunset, it's gorgeous.

Sunday nights have been going off here at one of the restaurants, Single Fin.  The last few weeks I've been here, a local band plays mostly reggae from sunset until 10ish, followed by DJ and Australian surfer Adam Bennetts, aka Adam &Eve (hope that's right).  Lots of Bintangs, sweaty dance floor, great music, and beautiful people.  Be sure to drop by if you’re ever in the area, it sure beats Kuta.

This was my Halloween, Bali style.