Shaved Sasquatch’s and Broken Dreams: The End of the Nor Cal DIY Mission
The (almost) Complete (leftover) Guide to Nor Cal’s DIY Spots: The Forgotten Files
“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans.” – Allen Saunders
It’s true, I had the grandest of plans for my dissertation on Northern California’s vast DIY projects. Finish the article for Confusion magazine, put out a few blogs with the left overs, release a sweet video sometime around summer then finish my online book of all the DIY spots we visited over the last year or so. Problem is, life has a tendency to get in the way at times and recently some killer new business opportunities came up and some old pressing obligations have kept me busy as shit. Unfortunately that means the aforementioned grand illusions have been kept at bay. This labor of love I’ve been working on has to come to an end though because the sad truth is, the time to complete this in full will never materialize and these clips and photos need to get out. So here is what will be the last post on this site with the “2nd best leftover photos” and a sweet teaser for the full edit that will be on confusion magazine soon. I was really hoping to go back to all the spots and concentrate on the filming portion of this project but alas that is what will suffer the most. Everything that was filmed was done during the photography portion of this adventure and done mostly while I was either stoned or drunk- the state I mostly film in anyway so who’s kidding who right? Also I’m saving my favorite 10 unused photos from the article for the confusion site as well, so stay tuned to their site and insta for updates as well as our various avenues of modern day media deluge. So in the end most of my plan came together I guess…. just not as complete as I had hoped. Nonetheless stoked as shit on how it all turned out in the end. The builds and the builders in Nor Cal are some of the best you’ll find anywhere in the world – not too mention the all out rippers that let me photograph them on the cornucopia of terrain that our piece of the world has to offer. Thanks again to all that helped on this project- you know who you are and you fucking rule.
Get out and build something!