Monday, December 19, 2011

Hipster Reindeer of New York

(Or How New York Invented Christmas)

New York lays claim to most everything and Christmas is no exception. From Santa Claus himself to eight tiny reindeer you wouldn't be noggin' if not for New York.

Christmas is so hip that St. Nick himself is from Chelsea. Clement Clarke Moore's Manhattan spread was named Chelsea and he developed the neighborhood that later became the hipster haven Chelsea. Where else would you expect to find characters named Dasher, Prancer, Donner, Blitzen, Comet and Cupid?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Radiohead to open for Carlos Santana in Autlan to Benefit Tenacatita

Tenacatita Beach February 30, 2009
Hot on the heels of Radiohead's double-secret surprise concert for 80 000 people at #OccupyWallStreet on September 30, 2011 unidentified spokesmen have revealed that Radiohead will play a triple-secret concert in Autlan, Mexico on November 31, 2011.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wax On Wax Off: New Enviro Surf Wax

As a surfer, it is your responsibility to be aware of your impact on the environment. It is every surfer’s obligation to protect and care for the place that gives us so much enjoyment. After all, without a healthy ocean ecosystem, surfing would be nonexistent. Everything from driving in search of waves, wetsuit production (and disposal), surfboard foam and resins, and even wax, have an impact. Surf wax is the only product in surfing which is truly disposable, yet is required by every surfer, for every session. The goal of wax is to displace water, while remaining sticky, and petroleum-based products are extremely effective at accomplishing those goals.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Estoy Pacheco European Tour: In Search of a Buzz

Eight percent of liquid bliss!
Estoy Pacheco's summer tour 2011 has us on the road in Europe. Last year we were stuck on a farm in Canada - pinche gringos!

First stop in Europe - Rome. While we couldn't find any herb we found Cannabis Beer. I was already drunk by the time I started chugging it down - at the Cantina Mexicana along the banks of the Tiber believe it or not - so I can't say with any certainty if it tasted like sativa or indica. I was just grateful that it didn't taste like skunk.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Eco Art by Christopher Rodrigues @ NYC's RARE Gallery

New York City's RARE Gallery is pleased to announce ". . . all of you on the good Earth," an exhibition of Planets, a series of otherworldly photo-collaged digital images by British/Canadian artist Christopher Rodrigues. The show, which runs from June 30 to August 12, marks Rodrigues' solo debut at RARE.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Michelada Michigana - Mexico's Hangover Cure Adapted for Middle America

When the New York Times starts writing about micheladas you know that one of Mexico's favorite breakfast drinks is catching on North of the Border... or at least in the East Village. What's that you say? We're not supposed to be drinking micheladas for breakfast. How else are you going to get rid of your hangover?

Thursday, May 19, 2011

It's the End of the World as We Know It!

It's the end of the world as we know it so I'll get high!

Since the world is coming to and end on Saturday May 21, 2011 this is going to be the last article from the fertile mind of Estoy Pacheco. I'm going to be getting incredibly stoned over the next two days!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Super Mario: Super High

I came across an old Nintendo system before the holidays and spent far too much time reacquainting myself with Mario, Luigi, and callouses on my thumbs. Super Mario is back!

Bigger than ever, Mario returns in this short clip making the rounds at SXSW. High on 'shrooms, the Mustachioed One is dangerously on the hunt for his ex-girlfriend.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

St Patrick's Day - Running of the Bulls Mexican Style

This is why your mother told you not to play with matches!

The little town of San Patricio, Jalisco, Mexico celebrates its patron saint (St. Patrick) with a week long celebration culminating nightly with a fireworks display in the town square.

They go crazy!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad: Volume One

The Dharma Bums of Barra de Navidad and their friends wax poetic on the beauty of the Costalegre, Mexico and the characters that populate a tiny seaside drinking village with a fishing problem.

Was it really a year ago that a disparate group of individuals found each other and a shared passion for art, literature, and poetry in Barra? It was and now the fruits of that experience can be shared with the first volume of The Bar None Anthology. Now available online. (Advance copies have been circulating around Barra de Navidad for the past few weeks.)

Read what this collective has to say about each other, their shared experiences and their love for their adopted community by the Pacific Ocean. Whether it is the ABCs of Barra, the often cumbersome hangover or a walk in the rain, this time capsule captures the spirit and love from the fertile minds of Chuck, Russell, Chynna, Billy, Brenda, Sue, Jordan, Zanne, Mark, Sharon and the Newlyweds. Their vision is captured through the stroke of a pen or through the stroke of a brush. It was a stroke of good fortune that brought them all together for one magical winter.

As it reads at the top of this page, the Costalegre is home to many talented individuals. The idea for this anthology took root in the prescient words of Russell who said, "that art which is not shared withers away and dies." The Bar None Anthology is intended to be shared among friends and family. Art will not wither away and die on our watch.