Saturday, February 03, 2007

Ralph Steadman

When I was a wee lad I read Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. This was back in the day when I was riding my skateboard, homemade walnut board with state of the art trucks and wheels, I was proud of this board. I remember how proud I was when I finally found and purchased a Fear and Loathing T shirt, bright red with Ralph Steadmans cover art from the book, I was soooo cool. Now Dr Gonzo is taking a dirt nap, but his collaborator and illustrator Ralph Steadman has written about their time together and is hawking his wares on his website, gawd what I would have given to have this board, I may start wearing cuff links as well. Visit your site and buy your valentine a gift, she/he will shit their pants when you give them something so cool. Kind Regards JW http://www.ralphsteadman.com

The Forward to Mr Steadmans book was written by Kurt Vonnegut
an Indianapolis native, who went to the same HighSchool as me Da, preceding him by a few years he visits friends in Indy right up the road from my house but he never gives me enough notice to change plans so I usually miss him, or lets say I never see him, never met him, but I am sure he would take a shine to someone like me...Again Kind Regards

34 Comments:

At 11:14 AM , Blogger Winters said...

I too skated as a lad, in the 'burbs of London. Ah, the glory days of baggy pants and Santana soundtracks and Tony Hawk videos!

Some fine reminiscence there, Josh. That board sounds mighty fine. I understand your righteous pride...

How did you rate Johnny Depp's performance in the "Fear and Loathing" movie? Pretty good, I thought...

 
At 11:31 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Winters: Yes, Santana I had a concert T shirt I wore around that period, one of my favorites, I missed the Tony Hawk vids, I still have my old board, its a beast. I thought Johnny did a hell of a job, hard movie to translate but not a bad job.

 
At 2:34 PM , Blogger BBC said...

Latex paint tip,bbc...
1 cup fabric softner
1 gallon if water...
It takes about ten seconds
clean brush.

Josh, I'm not sure what you mean. Is that a formula for a latex paint?

I've made my own paints at times but I'm always interested in learning new ways. Or do you mean it’s a good way to clean brushes? I use a lot of cheap brushes so I don’t much worry about them when they are only three for a buck. But I use more expensive brushes for work that I want to level well to look good.

Hey, the best way to thin a latex isn’t with water, but with future floor polish.

Small animal proctologist? Umm, maybe I don’t want to know?

Ah, I see you mentioned Kurt Vonnegut and monkeys. You are on the right track, keep moving ahead. Always keep looking ahead, the past is just a lot of monkey shit dust in the ruts of time and space. I don’t have time to read your blog but I wish you good journeys. Hugs. BBC

PS... Skating, I think I'm showing my age. I ice skated and roller skated in my youth.

Or hot wired cars for joyrides. LOL

 
At 6:21 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

bbc:thank you for the input and thank you for not sending me hugs when you visit again...no hugs...In fact never mention hugs, I do not heart hugs from men, if you become a very attractive woman then maybe hugs are in order, but untill then no hugs...My Best JW

 
At 2:42 AM , Blogger Steve said...

Fear and Loathing? I knew you were a hippie..

Why don't you go smoke some more dope and get your sperm count down enough that we don't have to worry about you reproducing.

 
At 4:29 AM , Blogger Helen Mansfield said...

Ted, "Fear and Loathing" is required reading on this planet, along with "Cat's Cradle" and "Slaughter House Five." Don't be a hater, yo.

Pray hard that W's Morality Gestapo will get all the hippies, and life will be fair and wonderful, just like in "Harrison Bergeron."

 
At 4:50 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

ted: That was mean spirited.I sense you are a closet vegan, you must be very frustrated.

helen: Thank you for the support, I heard that Ted is a closet vegan,he is a frustrated man, his attacts are simply cries for help. Ted we are here for you man.

 
At 5:08 AM , Blogger Toby said...

Ted is a pleasent ass.

Man oh man, I recently watched "Where the Buffalo Roam".

I skated in the early mid 80's SK8.

...I've been sidetracked for the last hour. Read Erin's Harvey & Eck.

 
At 6:21 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

Toby: Yep I remember when that came out, how does it stand up? I read Erins novel and enjoyed it the read, I even gave it a review on Amazon...Ted needs to be treated with kid gloves, you see is a troubled soul who, well... ok I enjoy taunting him...

 
At 7:47 AM , Blogger Steve said...

Indiana sucks. You can't even buy beer along the interstate after like 12 o clock if I remember right.

It's one of those states you have to drink and drive just to get through too.

Go Bears.

 
At 7:48 AM , Blogger Steve said...

It was so nice I had to leave it twice.

 
At 7:50 AM , Blogger Steve said...

Whenever I drive through Indiana I make sure to throw any trash in my car all over the street.

Sometimes I keep trash just to throw all over I70.

 
At 8:14 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

ted: I do not believe you. A vegan and a pathalogical liar, you are full of surprises!

 
At 5:22 PM , Blogger Helen Mansfield said...

I tip my hat to you, oh great Indiana man ...

 
At 6:17 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Helen: I'm not a sports fan but did watch the last two games, good for the coach and team. Now if our basketball team had half the class the Colts and Bears have then that would be something.

 
At 1:44 AM , Blogger Mone said...

Thats a coole side of Ralph Steadman, thanks for the tip Josh.

 
At 4:52 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

mone: No probelmo, thanks for the thanks.

 
At 3:59 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

How could he not take a shine to you? You are like one of the shiniest people, ever! You shine shine shine...look on the briiiiiight side of life! toot toot, too too too too toot toot!

 
At 4:59 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

damnsle:Always look on the bright side of life, you sing the chorus...toot toot, too too too too toot toot! Thank you very much...JW

 
At 5:10 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

I was trying to articulate whistling. I'm not sure it worked out so well.

But I do an awesome Greek chorus.

 
At 5:16 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

damnsle:How does one write a whistle? I know the song..."lifes a piece of shit when you look at it toot toot, too too too too toot toot" something like that...Can I get an Amen?!

 
At 5:16 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

damnsle:How does one write a whistle? I know the song..."lifes a piece of shit when you look at it toot toot, too too too too toot toot" something like that...Can I get an Amen?!

 
At 5:21 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

Amen, brother!

 
At 5:22 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

Twice!

 
At 5:32 PM , Blogger Friends of McDougal said...

Thompson?

Never heard of him...

 
At 5:40 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Damnsle: Thank you...

Damnsle: Thank you again...

Friends: Shit dude, Hunter S Thompson is one of the most famous balloonists of our era! The dude knew balloons...Sometimes you are just so obtuse...

 
At 5:54 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

Obtuse, obtuse, obtuse: I love the word obtuse.

 
At 6:01 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

damnsle: I love obtuse as well...I was watching The Shawshank Redemption the other night and heard Andy Dupree use the word and I thougt Damn my blog cronies are going to think I just watched ...in other words I knew the word before Andy by God!

 
At 6:08 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

Andy taught me that word!!

"Salvation lies within."

Have truer, or more ironic, words ever been spoken?

I love Stephen King like a crack whore loves crack.

Only not so on-the-street-ish-ly.

 
At 6:24 PM , Blogger josh williams said...

Damnsle: Yes in the bible...After a while you look at his work (S Kings) at some point you have to admit the fucker is talented. Has anyone ever called him lazy? That boy can write and he aint lazy.

 
At 6:33 PM , Blogger damnsle said...

where the fuck are you that you are five hours behind me? Or are you just manipulating the time stamp?

I any case, I have to go to bed. Or pass out for the night. As my pimp says: "Knock dat shit out cold wit' noti'n but hot dick to wake up to", he says.

I'm pretty sure he loves me, even though he makes me feel uncomfortable sometimes.

ashley would be so proud.

 
At 1:33 AM , Blogger RuKsaK said...

Ralph Steadman and Hunter should have got married just to create some kind of insane bastard child - imagine the fancy goods that offspring would produce.

 
At 5:09 AM , Blogger josh williams said...

damsle: I think you need to tell your Dr. how you feel about him...Time stamp is manipulated so as to throw the G men off, they are after me after all, but I am alway five hours ahead of them.

Ruksak: Sadly science has not reached the sophistication to create love children for men. Poor Hunter and Ralph could only hope for a food baby, science dragging its feet have denied the people a hybrid, shame on science.

 
At 7:05 PM , Blogger Toby said...

I should be bloggingg about this.

Way back, and it really sucks to say watabck. Way back in 1989ish my buddys and I were skating on the halfpipe, I have no pictures, but I have a bunch of stories.

I'll start with Thrasher

 

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