The Mix Tape

The works of Stephen Abbas.
Sorry about not updating my Mix Tape in some time.  When I took this picture today, the homeless man thought I was a cop trying to get a pic of him.  Sorry, Im not a cop.

Sorry about not updating my Mix Tape in some time.  When I took this picture today, the homeless man thought I was a cop trying to get a pic of him.  Sorry, Im not a cop.

So, on a late night of going threw old pictures, came across these.  Freaking, ZAO.  I took these pictures at The Living Room (RIP) in Santa Barbara, CA.  These are old picture, not sure when I took them (for sure 10 years ago), this was their last tour together, and being able to hear “To think of you is to treasure an absent memory”, awesome.

If you knew the past of me, you would know the band I was in and the awesome bands that I rolled with.  Bands come and bands go, but those friends stay, thankfully.  This is “Lakes”, friends of mine from bands long long ago.  First time seeing them and it was really cool.  
www.lakesband.com

If you knew the past of me, you would know the band I was in and the awesome bands that I rolled with.  Bands come and bands go, but those friends stay, thankfully.  This is “Lakes”, friends of mine from bands long long ago.  First time seeing them and it was really cool.  

www.lakesband.com

One of the five things that I had in the photo challenge, go to The Huntington Library and have tea with a stranger.  I saw this artist drawing and asked if I could take pictures.  She was an awesome girl, you should go check her awesome art, also the tea was good.

www.mjsarmiento.com

This is Mr. Little Jean that played at Amoeba last week.  First time hearing her, it was a pretty cool show.

This is Cut Chemist, he is an amazing artist what he does with the turn tables.  He was at Amoeba yesterday.  I have seen Jurassic 5 many many years ago, but I have never seen his solo act.  It was awesome, thankyou Cut Chemist.

Against Me at The Roxy last week,  it was an awesome show, and they know how to rock.

Against Me at The Roxy last week,  it was an awesome show, and they know how to rock.

Peanut Butter Wolf playing in Amoeba today.  It was an awesome time, after every record he played he would give it to one of the lucky audience members.  When he played a Run DMC 7 inch, I wanted it, real bad.

Peanut Butter Wolf playing in Amoeba today.  It was an awesome time, after every record he played he would give it to one of the lucky audience members.  When he played a Run DMC 7 inch, I wanted it, real bad.

I always thought that it was pretty cool when members of the band stand on the drums, something about it always looked awesome.  But as I worked on this image, my friend saw it and started complaining and hating it when people would stand on the drums, saying it warps and ruins them.  Now he is a drummer and he know what he is talking about.  But to me, it will always look cool.

I always thought that it was pretty cool when members of the band stand on the drums, something about it always looked awesome.  But as I worked on this image, my friend saw it and started complaining and hating it when people would stand on the drums, saying it warps and ruins them.  Now he is a drummer and he know what he is talking about.  But to me, it will always look cool.

This is People Under The Stairs playing at Amoeba this past week.  To be honest, awesome hip hop is just plane awesome hip hop, it was a really cool set.

So, my roommate was asking allot of if I was shooting, after one day, I said lets try a game.  You come up with 5 things in LA you think I should shoot, and I will shoot it.  I am a idiot, the things he came up with were crazy,  I will keep you posted as I find them.  

This is #4, Picture of The Hot Dog lady serving a bacon wrapped hot dog to me.

It has taken forever to find this lady, and as you can see there are two of them because  I have been told by my roommate that I still haven’t found the right Hot Dog lady.  I almost had image #1 on Sunday, but no camera.

This weekend a friend and I went to Venice beach.  Its an awesome place for some, if you can handle the weirdness that is Venice.  So here is a post of things jumping at Venice.

I forgot who this DJ was,  He was set up on Venice Beach, and he did have mad skills.

I forgot who this DJ was,  He was set up on Venice Beach, and he did have mad skills.

This is a second batch of The Dillinger Escape Plan.  It was awesome awesome and also awesome.