Category Archives: Zen Garage

JDMST – Why we meet

This is an old interview. The guy opposite, interviewing me was Marty from Mighty Car Mods, and man he made me feel at ease during this interview. I fucking HATE being in front of the camera, and I was shitting my pants when he asked me for a few words, but the way he set it all up, I just remembered how chill he was, which made me chill, and I’ve never been as comfy in front of a camera since (much to learn!).

When the guys did this video we ripped it and uploaded it to our channel so we could stream it into the in-store TV. That was a big no no, and created unnecessary bad vibes. Fast forward all these years and I’ve just reached out to Marty to ask if it’s OK for me to cut out this bit of the episode, and re-up it to my new channel. The lovely man said YES!

Thanks to young Phil Boquida, my right hand video man this year I’ve uploaded the clip to the channel. Check Phil’s work out here, it’s awesome.

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ZENPODCAST on SoundCloud

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ZENPODCASTS will be up on SoundCloud too for those who prefer an audio only feed: https://soundcloud.com/zengarage/sets/zen-podcasts

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My first Podcast

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Rode Podcaster USB Mic

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The mic Milky Pixel suggested has come in, stand too. Still waiting for the web cam! #wereaboutreadytorocksteady

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#LESSISMORE

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Today I got this photo, and message from my ZEN Garage business partner Rob Green:

“Ripped an old roundel off my car and left this bit. Looks cool. Minimalistic.
Been doing a bit of thinking around the Enso/Zen thing and there is a real untapped piece that resonates with my life”.

I’ve seen this inside line of the ZEN Roundel logo like this numerous times from doing the same, as well as in photoshop when inverting the logo at times. It’s very us, #LESSISMORE, and might very well become part of a new design to come, but I’m more excited about the little juicy bit Rob said about his life and ZEN.

We’re meeting up next week. It’s going to be fucking epic. I can feel it!!!!!!! #ZENREBOOT2018

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ZEN YouTube Channel

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I thought I’d have a lazy day, but just couldn’t. Working on the ZEN YouTube channel isn’t exactly relaxing
but my naturopath says it’s ‘good stress’!

Please subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/c/ZenGarage

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Hangs with Milky


#guiltyascharged

Yesterday I landed, but got right into it and hung out with Microsoft staffer, and twitch streamer Milky Pixel who’s helping me to set up the ZEN GARAGE twitch channel where I’ll be streaming photoshoot edits, interviews, maybe a little gaming too.

Check out her channel: https://www.twitch.tv/milkypixel, and the new ZEN GARAGE Channel:
https://www.twitch.tv/zen_garage

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ZEN TIP

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Never underestimate the power of a phone call

So what’s with all this attitude at 42? Understandable if I was young, but telling the boss of an international brand that you think you love the brand more than he does sounds pretty damn arrogant, and that’s exactly what I said to Jose Angeles, the big man at Toyo Tyres Australia a couple of years ago during our first meeting.

Over the years I’ve developed an interesting relationship with most of my clients. It takes a lot for a client to take risks on me and allow me to work the way I want to work, because if you try to make me work the way everybody else does… well then there’s friction, and well, then basically nothing gets done.

I got a message from Nicholas Green yesterday. Nick has been a middle man of sorts in my relationship with Toyo. He simply asked for a Toyo update and I lost my shit.

It’s funny how much pressure we put on ourselves. It’s funny how much pressure money puts on me and how much pressure I put on money. In a time where I’m hyper aware of how little energy I have for anything but working on personal issues and gaming, I still wake up with ZEN and Toyo on the brain and if I scroll through my feeds, though there are less posts I still see ZEN and Toyo posts in the mix.

It’s this natural connect that is important to me and I love that Toyo and many other of my clients leave me alone to do what I like when I like, but for some reason, a simple question from Nick yesterday made me feel an immense pressure, like what I was doing wasn’t enough, like maybe we should just drop the relationship, like what the hell was I thinking?

It’s taken a few deep breaths, an apology, and a phone call to both Nick and Jose to calm me down. Thanks Nick, and Jose for being pillars and mirrors for me. I didn’t like what I saw in the reflection, but I’m glad I’ve seen it, and I’m massively grateful for the support.

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ZEN Garage – Need For Speed Payback Intro

Was a surprise to me to see that we’re on the cover car (main character’s R34 GT-R), and feature in the intro of the game too! Check it out!

Need For Speed Payback is now available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC!

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