Monday, November 13, 2006

Ray Barbee & Mattson II Sketch

Ray Barbee & Mattson II Sketch
Originally uploaded by poketo.

Attached is a sketch from my friend, SF artist, Nathalie Rolands
sketchbook. This was done from when Ray and the Mattson II played Thomas
Campbells art opening in LA.

I really like this sketch a lot. It's really great to have all these
friends, from totally different parts of my life, converge (is that even a
word?) and make the little things in life a little bit better.

All are fantastic, from Nathalie an amazing woodcut artist (and sweet
girl), to Ray being not only a brilliant skateboarder, but in my opionion,
and even better musician, to Thomas, who well, is Thomas. One word of
about Tmoe. He is where he is at, artistically and whatnot, by hard work
and a belief in himself. I'll be the first to say, it's not natural
talent by that man. He has turned out to be a significant artist and surf
film maker.

xo, TV1

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Congratulations Lila! She won!

Congratulations to Ms. Lila Yomtoob for her Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Editing for Nonfiction Programming (Single or Multi-Camera)on Baghdad ER. We are so excited and so proud of her! Yay!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

two years...

Today, August 11th 2006, marks the two year anniversary of my brother
Tony's death. I can't believe it has been two years, but at the same
time, it feels like a life time ago. There is not a day that goes by,
that I don't think about him. Most of the time I feel fine. Some times I
feel a bit sad. All of the time I miss him and hope he is doing well, in
the after life.

Attached is a picture, about 2 days before his last day on earth. This is
my favorite picture from the Thailand trip. We were just on a boat ride,
in the rain, in this river, and "boat" is a generous word for what this
was. It was rough, and the boat was "flying" with the kids shouting
"rocket ship, rocket ship". It was thrilling, exillerating, and death
defying. It made us feel alive. This was right when we got off the boat,
giving the "sign". I started it, and Tony followed. I love how he is
looking at me, forever my little brother, following my lead, but always
forging it his own way.

I'm going out on a boat ride with Rose and the kids, tonight. It will
feel strange, but hopefully, a reminder of being alive.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Thomas Campbell opening

Thomas Campbell opening
from the Thomas Campbell opening at Roberts and Tilton.
Eamon had some work next door too!
Eamon and Gina
Art by Eamon Ore-Giron
Anna finally meets the only Vadakan she has never met.
Anna and Tom

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Congratulations Lila!

Troy and Lila photo by Tony Vadakan

Congratulations Lila Yomtoob on your EMMY NOMINATION!! for sound editing on Baghdad ER

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Lux drumming

Lux drums on Mike Treece's kit.

Friday, June 09, 2006

Thursday, June 08, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006


Thanks Tony.

Saturday, May 13, 2006

A cozy, cool hang out

Tony talked about opening a bar in SF...a cozy spot where friends could hang out, show their art, play records, shoot the shit, order in Thai food, write stories about each other....
So I picture us celebrating his birthday by tag-teaming on the turntables, playing his favorite records - the old favorites and whatever's he's nodding his head to these days. We'd make Tony take shots, watch him wash them down with sips from the old canteen. Dance around with his tongue out!!! (if we're super lucky)
and he's wearing one of those pink Poketo tees with the tie image - AND a tie. why not?
I love and miss you, Tony, and think about you, and feel your presence - all the time, and especially when you send free food my way.........Heartfelt birthday wishes from Jessica.

Friday, May 12, 2006

From Tom and Rose

Tom called and asked for me to send you this pic
of Tony...half naked!!!...OW!!!...with posters.

I actually had a dream with Tony on the 10th. He was working at a bike
shop. In the dream, he had done an "Elvis" and had faked his death and I
somehow had found him. He had changed his name to Tonzey, or something
like that. I gave him a big hug, touched his face, and told him that we
loved him and missed him a lot. He had longer hair, below his ears, and
was wearing a dark blue/scarlet red wool sweater. Very Tony.

Afterwards, I found it wierd, because I had not been thinking too much
about the upcoming birthday and had not really had dreams with
made me think later that he was probably making his rounds, touching base
about what was going on with him. It was a cool shop on a very cool
stretch of street that had a lot of cool shops and a lot of pedestrian
traffic and things going on.

Either was nice to see him.

I hope you enjoy the reminds me of his RAD body!!!

Love you and see you soon...


Thursday, May 11, 2006

Happy birthday Tony.

Happy Birthday

Happy B-Day TONY..We Love you. Here's a shot I took the other day in Joshua tree, I know you would love it Tony, it made me think of your spirit and the crazy fun of it.


Eamon O


This was taken on the wacky "She At Mood" photo studio. Love you Tony.

Friday, February 10, 2006


Elie was awared Certificate of Honor from Bixby Elementary. Go Elie!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

me and lux

I babysat little Lux while the Grandparents were all on vacation. He was so cute, I was running around the house, keeping busy with stuff and he was watching a movie. Probably with all my bustle, he said, "Uncle Ted, sit down here" and pointed to the place next to him. I sat and he would put his head on my head and we watched the movie. He was up for anything... "want to eat?", "want to go the bookstore?", "I have to go to Target"... everything was "okay!" He ate more than usual that day... spaghetti in the morning and then a pizza in the afternoon.

Monday, January 16, 2006

midnight ridaaz

I got Tony's black bike all fixed up. It's such a sweet ride, total cruiser, 3 speeds, a fine looking bike. Probably made in the 60s sometime, I totally understand Tony's happiness on that ride, I kind of imagine feeling the same thing he did on that bike. Its sort of a tall bike, upright cruiser, a little shaky, but steady, you feel like your on a faithful, old bike. We did the midnight ridaaz tour, it was excellent.... 500+ bikers cruising through LA. They do it every month, we'll definitely do it again.