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Do you do your own work? (pick all that apply)



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No, my hands are clean



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Aswah
Tue Oct 05 2010, 12:40PM
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Ah, madness has descended into my life... it is harvest time here in Mendocino and I squeezed in two 50 person parties that I catered in addition to all the winery work that surrounds harvest... Kurt Russell popped up at the first party... in the midst of all of this is Ken painting my bus, again! Life could not be finer! WAHOO!!! back to the madness!

ASWAH

updates are appearing on facebook... if anyone cares to check out both harvest pictures, food pictures and kenmural pictures please befriend me on FB... Francois de Melogue

peace out YO'
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zenloki
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glad to hear life is good.
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Aswah
Thu Oct 07 2010, 09:02PM
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OMG! you should see the change in the mural today... some shots will be online tonight... just got done destemming 5 tons of pinot noir grapes... brain fried... need alcohol and bed... check facebook... peace and love to the moonies!
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zenloki
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you got a FB link?
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Loads of us will never be on Face***k due to well documented privacy concerns. However, I'd love to see your photos. Is there a way you could post them on ye olde html FMBC.com?

\"My name is The Lorax, I speak for the trees.\"
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Aswah
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I will as soon as I slow down from harvest pace at the winery... Due to weather conditions this year we got and have to process 30 or so tons of grapes all at the same time... We are a small ma and pa winery so it's me and bob ferrying grapes from vineyard to press, pumping juice from here to there without much breathing room... Besides my ability to go online resides either in my crackberry or my bus which is being painted near a warehouse facility for our wine... There is a story in that too...
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Aswah
Fri Oct 08 2010, 08:34AM
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I will as soon as I slow down from harvest pace at the winery... Due to weather conditions this year we got and have to process 30 or so tons of grapes all at the same time... We are a small ma and pa winery so it's me and bob ferrying grapes from vineyard to press, pumping juice from here to there without much breathing room... Besides my ability to go online resides either in my crackberry or my bus which is being painted near a warehouse facility for our wine... There is a story in that too...
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Aswah
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sorry about the short note: http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157625122093582/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157625122093582/
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Very nice- I like it even better than the first version. More of a north-western feel to it.

1978 Westy
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Aswah
Sat Oct 09 2010, 09:29AM
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It's my mendocino mural... Mendocino headlands to redwoods to golden mountains...
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zenloki
Sat Oct 09 2010, 10:39AM

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she's looking great in her new skin.

where are you in mendocino? spent a summer on a farm in the round valley/covelo a few years back.
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Aswah
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I live in Ukiah and work in the Anderson Valley
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snoopy
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LOVE IT!
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very nice
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Aswah
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here's a few random shots of harvest...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/
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Aswah, if you need help during harvest next year, let me fly out and help. Harvest time in Mendocino, I'll work cheap.

Happiness is like wetting your pants; Everyone can see it, but your the only one that can feel the warmth.
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Aswah
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madness and fatigue now are the daily watch words... upper arm strength heightened due to moving one ton fermentation bins around and punch downs... Ken has been busy busy busy

http://www.flickr.com/photos/aswah/sets/72157625143861742/
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Aswah
Mon Oct 11 2010, 07:17PM
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i suppose this is a bit of a tease... but holy moly Ken has finished two sides and what is chartered for the other side is, well KEN-A-LICIOUS!... damn is that boy talented or what?

LOVE LIFE AND LIGHT OUT TO ALL MY FRIENDS!!!

Beautiful FALLNESS is HERE!

ASWAH
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Rico Suave
Mon Oct 11 2010, 08:47PM

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Totally frickin' awesome!
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rastafoo
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Really really nice. What a great bus!

'73 asi riviera camper (Janis)
'74 westfalia campmobile (Maisy)
'65 13w deluxe project (Bugga-bugga sunshine)

'Spirit is the journey, body is the bus. I am the driver, from dust to dust.'
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nhsyncronaut
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I saw more pics on Facebook, I want to see some progress on Flikr, it looks awesome.

Happiness is like wetting your pants; Everyone can see it, but your the only one that can feel the warmth.
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Aswah
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i will when I get time... maybe today!!! the other side is taking form!!!
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Jerry Lives
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looking good !!!!

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paintedbus
Fri Oct 15 2010, 11:45PM

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hey guys, this bus is ALL DONE! Holy smokes... it was a marathon mural! 13 days of painting and at least 8 hours a day each day... the several days (including the last three) were literally spent sleeping in the bus, working 8am- 3am. So if aswah doesn't get some pics up by the time I get home (I am waiting for my plane @ SFO presently) I will post the pics I have. Probably sunday or monday.

best one yet guys!

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Aswah
Sat Oct 16 2010, 10:31AM
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Hey ken... As usual, I had two people wave me over to say how much they love the mural... Several carside photos... Thanks... Ps I spy a westy - 1 to zero... Oh yeah, I also spotted a painted bvug ten minutes after I dropped you off
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