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Today! 12 noon Pacific/3 pm Eastern. I am joined by my good buddy Frank “3 Gun” Novinec (@floridafrank) of @hatebreedofficial on a new episode of The Power Remains! Download the iOS @gimmeradio app or go to WWW.GIMMERADIO.COM to listen for FREE. I am going on #Hatebreedholiday FOREVER!!!! #randyblythe #gimmeradio #hatebreed #Hatebreedholiday #franknovinec #punkrawk #hardcore #illhaveablackcoffeeaheinekinaglassoforangejuiceashotajagerandawater #thosewerethedaysmyfriend #bestsuperbowlpartyever
“Shrimp Boat” You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. There’s shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There's pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #VarioElmarit #VarioElamritSL90_280 #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
I hear a lot of people saying how the youth and children today are ill-mannered, self-obsessed, & addicted to technology (AKA the things you are all looking at this on- iPads & cellphones.) And I definitely see evidence of this at the beach every tourist season- screaming bratty kids & sullen teenagers who sit by the ocean texting & playing video games on their cellphones- they seem sad to me, disengaged with life. But it’s not ALL children & youth, just the ones whose parents who don’t show them a better way. Kids are not inclined to discipline themselves (I sure wasn’t), so how do do we expect them to turn out if just we shove an iPad at them to shut them up rather than be involved in their lives & show them something of meaning? I shot this man using ancient technology to teach his son how to do something that hasn’t changed in literally THOUSANDS OF YEARS- throw a cast net. The boy was so excited- no upgrades, no WiFi, no service provider required. This is something he will never forget, & can use for the rest of his life. The kid on the beach playing the video game? He won’t remember it tomorrow, but he’ll want something else new, entirely insubstantial, & ultimately USELESS. We have to give the youth something REAL, people... #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #VarioElmarit #VarioElamritSL90_280 #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
“Wings of the Proletariat” I like the fat one. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #VarioElmarit #VarioElamritSL90_280 #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
Rest In Peace, Dime- you died doing what you loved the most, bringing joy into peoples lives. Rest In Peace Jeff “Mayhem” Thompson- you died with honor, trying to protect your friend. Rest In Peace Nathan Bray, audience member who died a hero, trying to perform CPR on Dime & Mayhem. Rest In Peace Erin Halk, employee of Alrosa Villa who died a hero trying to stop others from being harmed. You are all TRUE MEN. Today I’m gonna crank some tunes, have a (non-alcoholic) beer or two in your honor, then go out & do some crazy redneck shit- WATCH IT GO!!!!!
TODAY! 12 noon Pacific/3 pm Eastern Standard! It’s a brand new episode of my @gimmeradio show, The Power Remains. Today I am joined by my friend Jami Morgan, drummer & one of the vocalists for the mighty @codeorangetoth. We had a good conversation in the Code Orange van recently, including a funny story about the time I met @treznor of Nine Inch Nails & he put me in my place after I said some dumb shit, hahaha. So tune in at WWW.GIMMERADIO.COM or download the iOS app in the App Store (Android app should be released this month.) GET ON IT! #gimmeradio #thepowerremains #randyblythe #codeorange #nowmorethaneverweneedpunkrock #unite #pma #⚡️⚡️⚡️ #leica #leicam
“I See Your Echo” Man wonders but God decides When to kill the Prince of Tides. -P.C. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #VarioElmarit #VarioElamritSL90_280 #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
“Roadhouse Brown” I have spent countless hours in small rooms just like this across America. Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #VarioElmarit #VarioElamritSL24_90 #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
Go outside, people (& take your telephoto lens.) There’s a super-moon on! #Leica #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #Elmarit90280 #blackandwhitephoto #ratseyesphotography #honetheaesthetic #dontgetnearmethismoonmakesmebite
“SL Test” Ok, I gotta admit- the people at @leicacamerausa SPOIL me- they have just loaned me one of their full frame SL models along with a few very, very nice lenses. I am primarily an M-series guy- to explain, the M is their classic camera, 100% manual (no autofocus) based on a prototype created in 1913; in the history of photography this was the first viable compact 35mm camera ever made, period- before Leica, cameras were these great big things on stands, bulky & hard to transport. That means that all modern photography goes back to the M camera that I use today- ALL OF IT- it is the O.G. that allowed the creation of handheld photography, which lead to photojournalism, which of course quite literally changed the world- the camera in your cellphone is a descendant of the first Leica M’s. However, as much as I love my M’s, there are times when autofocus & telephoto lenses come in handy- different tools for different jobs, ya know? Shooting live bands is one such instance, so I took the SL out for a test drive & shot in THE WORST possible circumstances- low light, colored gels, fog, constant movement (AKA a rock show in a roadhouse.) @gatecreeper & @powertriptx are out right now with @cannibalcorpseofficial, so I kicked it with the homies & shot some with the SL- HOLY FAST AUTOFOCUS!!!!!! Incredible low-light performance as well- images are tack sharp even at higher ISO’s & slower shutter speeds. I can’t wait to shoot some more fine-art stuff with this rig in NORMAL light- still figuring this camera out, but it’s a BEAST. Thanks for the loaner @leicacamerausa! #Leica ##LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaSL #ElmaritSL90280 #elmarit2490
TODAY! 12 Noon PT/3 pm EST! Before the nukes start flying & turn us all into microwave burritos, you might as well download the @gimmeradio app & listen to some PUNK FUCKING ROCK! No interview this week, but a new show all the same. The guest list will be strictly enforced & frontside slashers will be swiftly dealt to all barneys- NO FUCKING KOOKS ALLOWED. This message brought to you by myself, @gimmeradio, & the Wu-Tang Clan. #surfanddestroy #GETOFFMYWAVEKOOK #gimmeradio ##nightmarearmy #randyblythe #stopcryingwereallgonnadieanyways #thepowerremains #punkfuckingrockyoupussies
This is the greatest thing I have ever seen in my life. #beatityoufuckingkook #kookoftheday #offmywavekook #trumpdontsurf #neitherdoesgraham #fuckingfatkooks #doublekookoftheday #⚡️🏄🏼⚡️🏄🏼⚡️🏄🏼⚡️ #timetoenforcelocalismonanationallevel
“Dream Hunting” And the sound is incredible... #aquatech_imagingsolutions
@LEICACAMERAUSA INSTAGRAM TAKEOVER ALERT! Recently I took photos for a feature in @unbuiltmag on @amyblacktattoos & her breast cancer charity, @pinkinkfund- Amy is a tattoo artist who specializes in hyper-realistic 3-D ink nipple tattoos for mastectomy patients- she established the fund to help women who couldn’t afford this service. To help spread the word, @leicacamerausa is giving me an Instagram takeover for the next three days, starting today. So give @leicacamerausa a follow to see some of the images I shot, & to read the full feature order the latest issue of @unbuiltmag (link in my bio.)
“Mni Wiconi” Cannon Ball, ND. Thanksgiving Day, 2016. ✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿 #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaMonochrom #Monochrom #Summilux #Summilux35mm #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #blackandwhite #bnw_planet #bnw_life #pocket_bnw #bnw_captures #noir_shots #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
I had fun putting a few lefts beneath my #nightmareshapes 7’6” this morning. No one ever shoots photos of the #photographer, so thanks to MISTER HAND for taking this picture of me! #nightmarearmy #nightmareshapes #alohayall #alohamisterhand #listentopunkrock #surfanddestroy
HIP-HIP HOORAY! Pre-orders are now available for issue #4 of @Unbuiltmag (link to order in my bio), a biannual, self-published, ad-free, limited edition arts & culture magazine that I’ve been a co-editor/contributor for the last 2 years, along with my friend @alexskolnick of @testamentofficial fame & graphic designer Tom Bejgrowicz of @manalivecreative. My contributions to #4 include photographs of breast cancer survivors being tattooed by the amazing @amyblacktattoos in Tom’s article on her breast cancer charity @pinkinkfund (a very emotional photo shoot, to say the least), a photo essay on pattern recognition gone haywire in the modern psyche, interview/photos with designer @vincentlaine about the intersection of design, photography, & heavy metal (he’s a metal/@lambofgod fan that happened to design one of the cameras I own before we ever met, the #LeicaQ- CRAZY synchronicity), as well as the cover image, which looks DOPE in metallic silver ink on black paper. My good friend & sister-in-arms Sara Taylor of @youthcodeforever is our guest editor this issue, contributing a piece on the toxicity of social media. Skolnick has an op-ed on the two party system in America (there are comparisons to the Oakland Raiders & Nickelback- amazing) & an interview with author Sarah Kendzior. Tom has another piece on the group Population Connection, & our featured artist this issue is Michael Reeder (@reederone.) The magazine is strictly limited to 250 physical copies, & each one comes with an insert signed by myself, Skolnick, Sara Taylor, Tom, & Michael Reeder- it’s extremely high quality & looks soooooo good printed- we are making ART here, people (after all, photos are meant to be PRINTED.) With each sale, we donate $1 split between the almighty @surfrider & @nature_org- gotta give back to things we care about, people! Issue #3 sold out quickly, so get #4 before they disappear! We ship world-wide, & the link to order is in my bio (also over at @Unbuiltmag- give us a follow!) Cheers! #unbuilt #alexskolnick #randyblythe #tombejgrowicz #sarataylor #michaelreeder #leica #LeicaCameraUSA #leicaq #surfrider #thenatureconservancy #lambofgod #testament #youthcode
“Fog & Passage” Piha, New Zealand. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaMP #LeicaMP240 #Elmarit #Elmarit28mm #LeicaCraft #🔴📷 #MyLeicaJourney #MKexplore #streetdreamsmag #RatsEyesPhotography #HoneTheAesthetic
Today! 12 noon PT/3 pm EST my guest on The Power Remains is my friend & big brother, @darryl.jenifer of the almighty @badbrainsofficial, the greatest punk rock band of all time, PERIOD. So download the @gimmeradio app for iOS (Android version is coming soon) or go to WWW.GIMMERADIO.COM & listen FOR FREE! Keep the ⚡️P.M.A.⚡️ up people! #randyblythe #drandallblythe #darryljenifer #badbrains #gimmeradio #pma ##⚡️⚡️⚡️ #wegotthatattitude
There is only one appropriate thing to do the day after you split your forehead open surfing shore break like a moron- get back on the seahorse & rip some sunset lefts! Just slap some extra superglue & a waterproof bandage over the wound & you’re good to go- BTW, I highly recommend you all go BUY the new Quicksand album, “Interiors”- first new album they’ve put out in TWENTY-TWO YEARS & they crushed it! So beautiful... @qsnyc @smurffedout @suncultsurfofficial @nightmareshapes #surfanddestroy #ifyoudontsurficantexplain #quicksand #interiors
Remember kids- don’t aggressively charge shore break on an 8’ fish, even if you get bored because it stopped breaking on the outside- you might wipe out & that board might just fly back & bust your dome! Then, whatever you do, don’t send a cool bloody photo to your wife because she will NOT think “Oh, my husband- he’s so gnarly! Sigh...” like you imagined she would. Instead, she will pitch a fit (ok, ok- admittedly, it’s because she loves you & knows your dumb-ass would rather cave-man it) in order to make you go to the doctor, who will charge you FOUR HUNDRED SIXTY-SEVEN DOLLARS AND NINTY-ONE CENTS to clean it out & then SUPER-GLUE IT SHUT (which was what YOU were going to do anyways). Also, ALWAYS REMEMBER- just because you have been HEALTHY, keep yourself FIT & don’t get sick often, that doesn’t mean jack shit to your insurance company. What does it mean? It means you haven’t met your deductible, so you will get MONETARILY PENALIZED for NOT GETTING SICK. What have I paid THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS for health insurance for again? This has to be some sort of joke, right? So just don’t charge shore break & split your dome a tiny little bit unless you are somewhere sensible, say Canada or Sweden maybe. Plus, head wounds sure do bleed a lot for just a little gash, so you can’t just wipe it off & surf on- sharks can smell you. At least I went & ate a delicious burrito before I bought the most expensive super-glue on the planet. I probably won’t even get a cool scar out of the whole deal. What a rip-off... #payingdues #surfanddestroy #itssupposedtobegoodtomorrow #⚡️🏄🏼⚡️#fuckitimridingawavestormnexttime #superkook