One of the joys of living right smack on the line between Santa Monica and Venice is Tony Alva sightings. I know this doesn't relate to anything here, but it relates to everything with regards to staying at it. So, I thought i'd slap these up. It inspires (me) to push. Maybe you too? For me, Tony fits in this long list of guys that made it by being specifically who they are. Brice Marden, Bruce Nauman, Cy Twombly, Richard Sachs, Ed Ruscha, Ray and Charles Eames, Jay Adams, Francesco Moser, etc,.... and in that sense I think what the Speedvagen crew is up to as well. Its never easy to commit to your own voice.