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The Boom Bible
The Boom Bible is a collection of images that fit in with what we want Boom to be. Some are inspirational, some are personal, others are just cool. I made it so we can hone in on what is important to us and show us the world we want to live in.
    • These are Jason Schwartzman's legs from a Nylon photo shoot. He loves his adidas Rod Laver shoes. Because tennis shoes seldom come as high tops these adidas are rare and hard to find.
    • The Kids Are Alright is a movie I watched everyday after school for about 2 years.
    • This is the building in Herzogenaurach Germany that was the first factory and office for adidas. It is still there so when adidas had me fly there for job interview I made them take me into Adi Dassler's old office. I sat at his desk and soaked in all the inventions and advancements he came up with in that spot.
    • I love the Concorde. It is the only huge advancement in technology to be used and then shut down. The front of the plane would heat up so much in flight that the cockpit would expand and spaces would open up between all the gear and racks of technology. The pilots knew this, so on the last flight of each plane they put their captains hats in between the control panels knowing they would get stuck forever when their plane landed. All the hats are still stuck in each retired plane.
    • A fake frame from the Smothers Brothers show where Keith Moon put way too many explosives in his kick drum.
    • Patch from the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. I got it at game 5 in Chicago. Thank you to Steve Nice for getting me Danny Briere's 2nd row tickets.
    • My favorite of the several folklore stories about how the Lucky Cat of statue came to be is: During a thunderstorm an emperor in Japan saw a cat wave to him. When he went over to say hello a tree got hit by lightning and landed right where the emperor would have been had he not come over.
    • Kanye West with Marc Jacobs. Jacobs is holding the shoe Kanye designed for Louis Vuitton that never came out.
    • Map of Maui. That National Park on there is where I wandered around in the dark.
    • Photo of Mark Gonzales from over 20 years ago. Taken by his roommate Jason Lee.
    • Ticket for the play This Is Our Youth that Michael Cera was in. Thank you Willie Mercer for getting me and Mark these tickets. You are a good friend.
    • A photo I took in the early '90s of Johnny Knoxville with his dog Bronte.
    • Goofy on an adidas sticker. The sticker was made in West Germany in early '80s.
    • This is a tiny version of Mason's record cover I shot. It is from a music magazines review sections. I love when the photos I take get put in all kinds of situations and sizes.
    • Patrick Kane is my favorite hockey player. He puts his area code in Buffalo on the top of the blade of his stick. So when he looks down there he can see it.
    • A real working camera made by Lego.
    • A doodle.
    • Ertha Kit was a powerful woman with an incredible voice.
    • I grew up in Chicago at a time when Muddy Waters was the king of the city. More flowed through him than hundreds of people put together.
    • Maynard during a Tool show. He is real funny and loves Dick Mean.
    • The Silvern Bean in Chicago with a Tijuana sticker on it.
    • Alexander Calder necklace on Anjelica Huston.
    • Deluxe edition CD of “The Who Sell Out”
    • Artwork by Tomokazu Matsuyama.
    • A thank you note for helping on the film Where The Wild Things Are.
    • Paul Cook of the Sex Pistols on the first day of their US tour. Beer and baby powder flying through the air while the band is doing press.
    • Frank Lloyd Wright is a hero and the Jimi Hendrix of architecture.
    • Hard to see here, but there is a brave man in a kayak about to fly down this massive 186 foot tall waterfall breaking a world record. The article the photo came from explained how the popularity of the sport has shrunk so now the only way to get sponsored or make any money as a professional you have to do huge drops off massive waterfalls like this.
    • This is a cool inexpensive video camera I got in Japan called the Harinezumi. It is the shape of an old roll of film and the images it captures look like they are shot on an old 8mm film camera.
    • Kanye West in about 2006 looking really happy.
    • The receipt for entering a national forest in Hawaii that has a sunken volcano in it. I got lost in said volcano as it got dark, real dark, like I couldn't see 2 feet in front of my face. I wasn’t able to tell if I was on a cliff about to die or almost to my rental car. After about 3 hours I made it out and now I try not to hike in the dark without a flashlight, by myself, where it is easier to die than live.
    • Eric Koston is a great person and one of the best skateboarders ever.
    • Kid Cudi is cool looking. A very well taken photo.
    • Charles Eames with his wife Ray are my favorite designers. They made furniture, films, books and lots of other inspiring stuff.
    • A Honda that I hope comes out soon.
    • The Gorillaz. The reason I love this photo so much is Mick and Paul from the Clash are flanking Damon and as always they look so cool.
    • Mark Gonzales is my favorite skateboarder, artist, poet, and also one of my favorite human beings.
    • Wendy O'Williams was the real deal. A visual representation of punk rock for me.
    • A broken memory.
    • The John Hancock Center used to be the tallest building in the world. It is my favorite and one of the most famous buildings of the structural expressionist style. It was pioneered by Bangladeshi-American structural civil engineer Fazlur Khan and chief architect Bruce Graham.
    • Steve Earle is a hero of mine and I have listened to his records as much as any other artist. This is a photo of him and his son.
    • Taxi Cab receipt. I need to figure out what was special about this ride.
    • Bruce Springsteen goofing around in the ocean with his keyboard player Roy Bittan. When I think about the most fun times I have had, a few of those days working on the Born In The USA tour come up quick.
    • A photo from the Beverly Hills Hotel.
    • A bison grazing in Yellowstone National Park.
    • Futurist Jacque Fresco. The Venus project is a plan beyond politics, poverty and war.
    • The inside of my XLarge store in Chicago. The store was painted by Mark Gonzales. That corner on the left was called Juan’s Corner. Juan would go to all the thrift stores in town to hand pick the best stuff and bring it in. We would sell it cheap and people were real thankful he was doing the hard work for them. That bowling machine on the right was our counter. You can’t see it this photo but we had a really cool cash register covered in crazy red and blue carpet. All the money was taken out of it one day when a guy came in with a gun and asked for it. Master musician Matthew Sweet came in right after the robbery and could tell something wild had just happened. Co-worker Fritz’s face was totally white and he was stunned. Matthew felt so bad for him he explained the robbery on stage that night and dedicated a song to Fritz.
    • Ian Dury singing loud. Wrote the song “Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll”.
    •  Amazing artwork by Japanese artist Sashie Masakatsu.
    • One of the oldest ladies on the planet in front of artwork she made out of yarn and her hands.
    • Dodgers Stadium where a lot of amazing rock shows have been had over the years.
    • I dont know who made this.
    • Postcard used to promote Banksy's film “Exit Through The Gift Shop”.
    • Miyako Hotel in Kyoto Japan. We stayed here when Audioslave toured Japan.
    • Real late one night I went for a walk in Hollywood Florida. I like that time for taking photos. No one around and strange lighting. I walked past this place and realized it was where the Jackass guys had Steve O. crawl across a rope with meat underwear with alligators under him. I went back the next day and hung out with the guys there. They took me into a small quiet room full of boxes that all of a sudden started making the sound of 30 angry rattlesnakes. I had a heart attack as I was sprinting out of the place.
    • Dolphins are magical.
    • Best roommate I ever had, Matt Hensley. A remarkable man who masters anything he devotes time to.
    • A huge Bahai Temple near where I grew up in Evanston Illinois. When I met Rainn Wilson (who is of the Bahai faith) I told him I grew up near it, he said “I was the security guard there for a few years.”
    • Famous photo of a man working on the railroad.
    • Spike and Rivers on the set of the Island In The Sun video. Photo was taken by one of the best shooters out there, Karl Koch.
    • I love postage stamps. The art on them used to be important and really noticed by people. Not sure how many care now.
    • Mexican sticker I got out of a gumball machine at Campos Tacos near my house.
    • Kathy Nelson gave me this photo from the play War Horse…where humans make wire horses come to life.
    • Steve Jones answers the phone on the first day of the Sex Pistols US tour.
    • An iconic photograph of Gandhi at a spinning wheel, taken by Margaret Bourke-White in 1946.
    • Sid sniffing O.J. on the first day of the Sex Pistols US tour.
    • Drawing of a truck by Clyde Abraham Field.
    • NASA lift off.
    • Well designed adidas shoes only in Japan.
    • Hysteric Glamour sticker. A punk rock clothing brand for the girls living in Japan.
    • I am not sure who made this but I really like it.
    • A boat on a lake in Wisconsin.
    • The phrase I like almost as much as “The happiest place on earth” is “it all began with a mouse.”
    • Eames chair is a timeless classic of design, form, function, comfort and style.
    • Jacqueline Cochran was a pioneer pilot.
    • First stamp of BMX riding.
    • I like bears, especially when they are in the water having a good time.
    • Premiere for Where the Wild Things Are.
    • Brandy Flower business card. He was the art director for Pete Yorn and Phantom Planet records. Super talented and funny. He does Hit and Run t-shirts now. Check it out.
    • This is one of many joy filled drawings by the talented Mason Jennings.
    • My grandparents were the first ones to move to California when I was a little kid. This is a postcard brochure for Leisure World. One time me and my brother were horsing around in the pool. He was trying to grab me to punch me under the water. I moved out of the way just as an old lady swam into the way. My brother started hitting this poor old woman. Luckily she was fine and didn't get us in trouble.
    • Disneyland ticket from not too long ago. First time back since I was 8 years old.
    • Pool at the Beverly Hills Hotel has crazy stories. I took some cool photos there one night. Ask me and I will show them to you.
    • Quincy Jones blowing the trumpet in NYC.
    • Cash Kerrigan and his snowman.
    • Lips kissed this tape.
    • B.B. King said the notes you don’t play are just as important as the ones you do. The space in between the notes is where the magic lives.
    • A classic photo of a classic woman in a classic car with the shadow of a classic man on it.
    • I could write a whole book about Wesley Willis. We listened to his cassette tape in my skate shop all the time before I met him. Then at a party I heard him talking and freaked out. I told him to come by the store. He did and did and did and did. 7 billion people on the planet and no one like him. I love Wesley Willis and was real sad when he passed away. Bump my head.
    • Jimmy Kimmel is a good man and I like his show. We have done some crazy stuff on there. Closed down Hollywood Blvd. for Audioslave. Had weezer on pulleys so they could fly in and out during a Beverly Hills performance. And the one time Phantom Planet played the show with 2 hours notice because a band didn't show up.
    • Lakers owner Jerry Buss in the twilight years of his life on his own two feet.
    • A girl at the start of her life on her moms back.
    • Jonny and Sid mugging it up.
    • A Ryan Adams guitar pick. Ryan is one of my favorites for sure.
    • Frank Zappa 200 Motels guitar pick. I listen to Frank a lot growing up. He was able to be smart, funny and an incredible musician all at the same time.
    • Me and Keith Richards when I was 19. One time I was hired to “just make sure he doesn’t get lost”. Keith was showing up to shows late and when the band and management would ask why he would say “I got lost on the way here”.
    • Those are tape strips from the control console in Prince’s studio at his house Paisley Park. Prince doodled on them. I like that he wrote Boom on there.
    • I really love this photo of Obama’s feet. He is on the campaign trail and reporters have to put their records on the ground because he is on the move without a podium.You can see the X they put down so he knows where to stand.
    • Mario patch. Paul Frank was the first artist that Nintendo creator Shigeru Miyamoto allowed to do his own take on Nintendo's hugely popular characters he created.
    • Happy Keith Moon on his birthday and the last night he would be allowed to stay in a Holiday Inn.
    • 45rpm record of the Who single “I Can See For Miles”.
    • Johnny Cash had an amazing cabin in the woods that Johnny Knoxville bought from him just before he passed away. Cash said he was happy it was going to Johnny.
    • Keith Moon is my favorite drummer.
    • Cheap Trick in the '70s. I love how beat up their cabinets are. A hugely underrated rock band from Rockford Illinois. Another band I grew up listening to over and over again.
    • George Clinton is a genius and one of my favorite musicians. I grew up listening to The Mother Ship Connection album all the time.
    • Jimi Hendrix was the Picasso of rock and roll. No one broke more ground on guitar and no one ever will.
    •  My son Clyde Abraham Field.
    • Room key for The Park Hyatt Hotel in Melbourne Australia. Favorite hotel in one of the best cities.
    • Christmas Card from Paul Reubens. This is with his mom at her house in Florida. I loved Pee Wee as a kid and got the opportunity to meet him when we were putting together ideas for projects he and Paul Frank could do together.
    • A sticker from a heavy metal band in Japan.
    • Drawing by Oliver Miles Field.
    • Colorful X-Ray of a brain and skull
    • Postcard from my dentist letting me know it is time for a cleaning.
    • I love this photo Danny Clinch took of Mason Jennings right before his performance at Bonnaroo festival.
    • Game two of the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. Brian Jennings from the NHL gave me a puck that Patrick Sharp scored a goal with during the finals. Thank you Brian.
    • Mark Mothersbaugh has made art on postcards for years. I love Devo.
    • Bill Pickett was a cowboy with an African American mom and a Cherokee father. He was the first cowboy to wrestle down steers by jumping off his horse biting their lip and falling backwards. He became a famous rodeo performer and traveled the world doing shows. He died in 1928 after getting kicked in the head by a bronco.
    • Bald Eagle the coolest animal on the planet. One flew near me about a year ago and the wingspan was so big I felt it and it scared me.
    • Pablo Picasso is the man.
    • Steve Earle wears glasses now and doesn’t do heroin. Better than when he did it the other way around.
    • Postcard Mark Gonzales sent me. I like lemons and oranges a lot.
    • Sculpture of a wild dog monster.
    • J.D. Salinger around the time that Catcher in the Rye came out.
    • This is a sculpture by my friend Dick Mean. Dick lent me this amazing guy. We had him standing on a small platform by the top of the wall in the bedroom of my Wrigleyville apartment. It looked like the man was getting ready to jump, in a fun friendly way.
    • The Lisa Marie was Elvis Presley's private plane named after his daughter. It now sits next to his mansion in Graceland.
    • A photo I took of Rivers while recording at Red Bull Studios. The photo was used in Rolling Stone Magazine.
    • I love Lee Liberace. This is a postcard I got from his museum in Las Vegas that has since been closed down.
    • Barcelona sticker. Lionel Messi is the best soccer player ever in the history of planet earth.
    • Devon Aoki's captivating eyes. Her dad started Benihana and her brother is a famous DJ.
    • Mark Adleman's son school photo. I love that he brought his favorite dinosaur to school so he could be in the photo and the way he is hugging him.
    • Albert Einstein in 1928. “Logic will take you from A to B, Imagination will take you everywhere”.
    • The cover of Jason's first Coconut Records album was taken by Roman Coppola in India while they were shooting The Darjeeling Limited.
    • Franz Beckenbauer invented a position in soccer and was also kind enough to take my call from the lobby of his hotel when I was 14. I went up to his room and he signed a bunch of stuff for me.
    • Magic Hugs videos are the funniest around. Do yourself a favor and check them out. I love Tim and Scott.
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