Book Signing in London...

I thought nobody would show up, but was mistaken, both sadly and happily.
This chap scored some gold spray painted shoes that were thirsting for some sharpie marker lines. Bought the new book, and brought some older ones. It took 4 hours to sign everyone's stuff with the TLC it deserved.
This young woman asked me to draw on her arm and I obliged – but near the end of the short drawing Deanna asked her if she was planning on getting it tattoed... (Deanna sensed it...) She answered, "Yes." About a half-hour later she returned with the drawing inked in, flaws and all, including my signature! I don't know what kind of effect I have made on this girl's life that she would want to immortalize our meeting and my mark on her arm, but I can only hope I live up to the honor...
Her name is Alana, and she blogged about it on her own blog.
That was a surreal experience to say the least.
Did you know Emerica made a video about the show in Belgium?

After the signing, Deanna and I escaped to the streets of London, where we steal souls all day long and walk great distances.

Oh the book signing... They sold over 130 books!
The world famous Camden Locks. The locks aside, that area is trying super hard to get people's attention. The smell of patchouli and incense wafts all around, and the currencies of raw hippies burst from every stall and booth, shiny trinkets and beads, posters of Che, Marylin Monroe, Bob Marley, colorful fabric, bracelets and jewelry. Counter-culture for sale without any sacrifice. I wouldn't be surprised to see a "Hippies for War" t-shirt. Punks with huge flamboyant Mohawks and face piercings (rest assured, we know you are bizarre.) actually sit out front of the punk rock store. "Get your punk costume here!" One store, selling fluorescent rave gear in all black-light was like descending into hell, for me at least, but I did it just to see what hell was like, and I have to say – it's sort of what I expected.
This fountain made me feel like Ponce de Leon...
If it wasn't so cold I would have taken a dip.
The Tower Bridge is often mistaken as London bridge, which is in fact the next bridge over... And when people sing the famous nursery rhyme, London Bridge is Falling Down, they are not singing about this beautiful feat of architecture, but about the plain, flat, and totally regular London Bridge, which was too lame to even take a photo of.
Posted April 14th, 2010 by lifetime of pressure to live up to these things
That dude in the first photo had obviously been waiting for you to arrive.
She blogged the fuck out of that tattoo.
Nothing in life is free.
A ton of people are pumped on Bob Marley. I'm indifferent to that guy.
Traveling the world,selling 130 books in a day,people inking your doodles,international badass.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on April 14th, 2010 at 06:48PM PST
wow, getting the tattoo right there and then, that's something else.

i have not been commenting very much lately.

if you ever find yourself in brighton, check out red veg. this UK chain called "shake away" also has vegan 'milk' shakes that are really good.
Posted By: sean m on April 14th, 2010 at 08:03PM PST
the templeton 2.. in gold! holy wacamole, a relic.

isnt bob marley the rasta god and creator of weed?

someday being untattooed will be the new cool and i shall reign and bang all chicks of the world, wait and see..

im getting "Deformer" as soon as i get financial aid.

i just know the BigBen as the hallmark English piece of architecture, im that ignorant.
Posted By: fresh from mex on April 14th, 2010 at 08:18PM PST

Put that girl on the sock team.
We need another girl other than JGonz.

You look so mansome.
Posted By: Jacob on April 14th, 2010 at 09:14PM PST
Part of why I choose to grow a mustache is so people don\'t confuse me as a girl. It happens.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on April 14th, 2010 at 10:11PM PST
Posted By: Devin on April 15th, 2010 at 12:41AM PST
check out the buns on that statue.

supposedly theres a "london bridge" in arizona, that used to be in london, possibly THE former london bridge

and in St Augustine Florida (2 hours north of where I live) there's a really horrible tourist trap destination called The Fountain of Youth. It's what Ponce de Leon THOUGHT was the fountain of youth (maybe), but was really just some sulfur-water coming from a hole in the ground. I had to go there in elementary school. I still remember how pitiful it was
Posted By: vinny on April 15th, 2010 at 05:42AM PST
the rebuilt london bridge in Arizona:,_Lake_Havasu,_Arizona,_2003.jpg

apparently, some rich guy bought it for 2.5 million and had it reassembled in Arizona. I don't get it
Posted By: vinny on April 15th, 2010 at 05:46AM PST
No wonder why it's in Arizona...

JGonz, if it weren't for my mustache, I'd be a pretty girl.
Posted By: Jacob on April 15th, 2010 at 08:40AM PST
Oh, the naked girl is Carolyn, Ed.

Devin, damn you.
Posted By: Jacob on April 15th, 2010 at 08:41AM PST
wow ed,
Posted By: setusfree on April 15th, 2010 at 09:26AM PST
In London you met a very good friend of mine named Ruth, Who is doing work experience for the Guardian newspaper. She asked you to sign a post card for me i received it today, thank you very much.
Posted By: Fox on April 15th, 2010 at 09:42AM PST
Great post!
You inspire so many...the sane and the not-so.
Role model? Ask Sir Charles about being a role model. You are a role model in being yourself, an individual.\
That is kind of crazy to know that your signature is permanently emblazoned on another until they eat the dirt.
Congrats again Ed. Awesome dude.
Sock team forever! Long live sock team!
That reminds me. Laundry.
Oh yeah and all my Toy socks are fucking religious now.
I mean holey.
Ha! I got "indigent" on captcha
Posted By: Eggs McManus on April 15th, 2010 at 11:47AM PST
Oh, did you hear?

Sonic Youth, Pavement, & No Age September 30th, Hollywood Bowl.

Do you & Deanna wanna go?
Posted By: Jacob on April 15th, 2010 at 12:25PM PST
No one cares if the London Bridge falls down, as long as it's not as cool as that one.
Posted By: john on April 15th, 2010 at 02:40PM PST
she gets offended by something you do or say and then she gets her arm cut off by choice...that would be crazy.croqu
Posted By: TurtleBoy'sTwin on April 15th, 2010 at 05:05PM PST
that tattoo is gnar! how rad!
Posted By: dennis on April 15th, 2010 at 05:43PM PST
Posted By: setusfree on April 16th, 2010 at 05:00PM PST
BRING POO POO HEAD BACK!!! and poo poo head socks would be awesome.

Im a big fan ED
Posted By: David on April 17th, 2010 at 06:23PM PST
I second the notion of The Return of Poo Poo head.
Posted By: Jgonzalez on April 17th, 2010 at 07:52PM PST
Posted By: Fox on April 18th, 2010 at 07:39AM PST
I just wanna ride my motorcy...cle.

Busy bee over here..

Devin, get off yer ass & let's skate.
Posted By: Jacob on April 18th, 2010 at 03:16PM PST
"I don't care where the fuck you live"

Posted By: Jacob on April 18th, 2010 at 03:27PM PST
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