Japan on 35mm: “We stacking that yen, big time like Big Ben” — Andy Milonakis

Wandered through downtown Osaka on our first day in Japan. It was everything I expected, the giant Gyoza, plethora of peace signs and weird sense of Japanese humor that lingered in the air like the smell of cheese covered Takoyaki. Masa ate a prickly looking, red sea crab on a bench at a public park area in the middle of bougie stores and swagged out Nihon-jins. The sun was warm and some old guy with wrinkled skin, graying hair and a huge septum ring wearing leather and chains denied my…

Japan: The Homeland as seen on a skateboard alongside Masa Yoshimoto

Traveling is very much so like a weird, vivid dream. You remember moments, detailed moments without a whole lot of context to make sense of it all. But the difference between a dream world and a strange reality is that within those patches of memory, lies a story. PaintingΒ  things that have already come to pass with words and not the five senses is perhaps my favorite part of writing and ultimately living. We live to remember, to preserve an emotion, a moment, a glimpse, a thought, to capture it…

Reminiscing: Soulection, Hawaii 2015

Contributed by Luke Pulc Last year, O’ahu was treated toΒ a unique group of artists and producers based out of Los Angeles known only as “Soulection.” Little information is available about these amazing people within the latter collective. Fortunately, this collective record label presents music from all over the world through radio broadcasts to live events and interviews. With a continuously growing music scene, Honolulu had the privilege of hosting these one of a kind concerts on Friday the 13th at The Republik. The show marked the second time ever that…