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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Journeys North South East and West


Got to be stoked on surf trips that help define who you are.
trips where you make friends for a lifetime
 where you find out who you can travel with and who you cant
surf trips full of mistakes
trips that you score great surf
a journey where you find out what your made of 
trips where the surf never materialized
trips where you meet people you wouldnt ordinarily meet
trips where you see how other people live
surf trips where you get ill and feel like your going to die
excursions made by bike, boat, bus, car, plane, train, walking.
I had a surf trip the past two days in Huntington, a sandbar less frequented by the masses, my home break
with a few good friends
heavy offshore winds, 6 foot combo swell and only us out.
life is good.


                                   BAJA  My green toyota 4X4 with the Batman logo


Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Buzzcocks "Harmony In My Head" (Session version).

The Buzzcocks at the country club

 One of my favorite bands. Thier albums Another Music in a Different Kitchen and Singles Going Steady  were always on the turntable. Took these photos at the Country Club in Reseda maybe around 1983 ish





Killer rough version of Harmony in My Head






Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Interview with OC Art Blog

I was stoked and honored to be interviewed by Chris Hoff the publisher and contributor at OC Art Blog. The site is a great resource for artists and anyone who is interested in the arts. Art events going on around OC,  as well as beyond orange county, there are reviews of art shows and interviews with artists living in orange county. Thanks everyone at OC art blog!
Here is a link to interview
http://www.ocartblog.com/2014/04/artist-interview-tom-backer/


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Documentary Photographs

These are a selection of photos I took years ago when I was in college. I loved wandering the urban streets looking for images of our indifference to debris, rubble and trash created by us humans.  I'm amazed at how we just accept it as apart of our landscape. I also was looking for hints of nature in the urban enviornment and a human presence in the concrete jungle.













Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lords of The New Church at the Cuckoos Nest


I think this from about 1982 or 83' at the cuckos nest  the original line up which was
Stiv Bators - vocals/ dead boys
Brian James-guitar /the damned
Dave Tregunna-bass/ sham 69
Nicky Turner- drums the barracudas








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