On a road trip from Portland to San Francisco in early 2006, Scott and I stopped at a 50s and 60s themed roadside diner for a bite to eat. After a confusing chat with the waitstaff, they allowed us to plug in our portable turntable and play our favorite record: Foghat LIVE (1977).
Hart’s Cafe, Susanville, CA.
I screen printed an edition of these Foghat shirts to sell at the merch table at a Sincerely, John Head event in 2006. They sold like hotcakes.
One of the early Sincerely, John Head tailgate parties took place in front of the Shotgun House on Pine Street in SE Portland in 2005. Pictured above, from right to left, is the inspiring duo of Charm Bracelet: Brad Adkins and Christopher Buckingham; along with Scott Porter and myself.
As both a ‘cover’ and a contribution to Anna Gray & Ryan Wilson Paulsen’s 100 Posterworks, we cruised around Sapporo, Japan with our poster and had people take pictures of us. During my three years in Japan, there was never a time when I wasn’t Wingin’ It.
What do Sid Vicious, Nina Simone, and Frank Sinatra have in common? They’ve all covered the song, My Way, originally written by Claude Francoise, then popularized by Paul Anka in 1967. I first heard My Way on a punk mix-tape a friend made for me in the early 1980s. And My Way has become one of my go-to jams when I sing Karaoke. I made this piece as both a self-portrait and an homage to the three vocalists.
The Flattened Beer Can Museum was my first museum project back in 2002 while a student at the Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA). I started collecting flattened beer cans while cycling around the city and eventually collected enough for my first art school solo exhibition in the Higgins Gallery at PNCA.
The International Museum of Parking Lore (TIMPL) is an archiving and curatorial initiative I started in 2013, exploring what it means to have a good time in parking lots. Rather than an archive of collected objects, TIMPL showcases both artists and non-artists who re-interpret, reconstruct, and critically respond to the urban landscape (in parking lots).
A great honor! ACAC member and all-around good dude, Gene Hooff aka “Gene Hamburger”, said the Sincerely, John Head “Boxed Set” exhibition has made the biggest impact on him since his membership began in 2004. My fondest memory during the install was when Gene brought us hamburgers and told us stories about Atlanta. He and I were also wearing identical pink Polo shirts. It was a proud day with an epic dude.