Punk, Panda Express, Forza 2: Artistic Boogaloo

We've been binging on East Bay punk and East Bay-associated bands (see Avail) over the last couple of days. And then we stumbled across a couple of Tim Armstrong-themed vehicles from Forza Motorsport 2. Now here's the deal, doing up a car in Forza, is apparently not as easy as plugging one's 360 into a scanner,… » 6/11/07 3:00pm 6/11/07 3:00pm

Robert Bechtle: Detroit Iron Under East Bay Skies

As an artist best-known for his photorealistic painting of a '74 Torino wagon parked in an Alameda driveway, Robert Bechtle definitely gets the coveted Jalopnik Approved Artist Certification. Bechtle didn't (and doesn't) limit himself to just the Torino when it comes to subject matter, however; check out SFMOMA's… » 5/18/07 6:30pm 5/18/07 6:30pm

With a Bocephus Sticker On His 442...

"Jerry Was a Race Car Driver" was the soundtrack to a summer of priming rain gutters and learning to drive. Four years later, I was commuting up San Pablo Dam Road through El Sobrante when I noticed that it looked an awful lot like the street from the opening sequence. The live sections were shot at the Phoenix in… » 2/13/07 7:15pm 2/13/07 7:15pm