The Official Blog of FRIED MAN aka Jess Friedman

Vernon The Gardener
May 27, 2009, 4:27 PM
Filed under: Info, Music, Pictures, The ROB, Video

Meet Vernon The Gardener. He’s so cool he’s on fucking Google Maps.

This is a video of Vernon the Gardener creating some art for me.  He basically drew the name “Fried Man” into a scrap peace of a metal trash can using a plasma torch. Vernon is right in the hood.

The song featured in the video is, “Vernon the Gardener” written by Fried Man.

Vernon the Gardener Shovel Art

Vernon the Gardener Shovel Art

More Shovel Face Art by Vernon the Gardener

More Shovel Face Art by Vernon the Gardener

Vernon the Gardener creating Fried Man art

Vernon the Gardener creating Fried Man art

Vernon the Gardener

Vernon the Gardener

I met Vernon the Gardener in the summer of 07 when i moved to the city. He’s my neighbor in the ROB. I first noticed his art one day while walking to the market. His shovel art is displayed all around his house. A barrage of rusty metal faces full of mostly scary faces protrude from his front garden, garage and driveway. It’s pretty hard not to notice it.

Vernon the Gardener creates and sells Shovel Art. He is based in the Richmond Ocean Beach neighborhood (ROB) in San Francisco.

More about Vernon the Gardener at these websites:




The Justus Bends EP1 For Sale Online Digitally and Physical CD’s
May 20, 2009, 11:09 PM
The Justus Bends EP (back insert)

The Justus Bends EP (back insert)

The Justus Bends EP 1 is for sale. Digital Download at various sites:


Produced by Fried Man
MC Justus Bends

Mastered by Mike Wells

Released April 2009

Special limited edition physical EP’s (CD album) is available for $13 upon e-mail request.  Includes instrumental tracks by Fried Man and original art by Justus Bends.

e-mail: to purchase the album.

The Justus Bends EP 1 Album Cover. Produced by Fried Man. Artwork By Justus Bends.

CD Face Artwork for The Justus Bends EP 1. Artwork by Justus Bends

my fear
May 20, 2009, 10:52 PM
Filed under: Thoughts

my fear is that reality shows like survivor and mtv’s the duel will be the next national sport like baseball or footbal in the next 100 years.

Road Trip Pictures
May 17, 2009, 11:21 PM
Filed under: Pictures | Tags: , , , , , ,
Fried Man Fried Art

Fried Man Fried Art

I’m taking a road trip from the southwest tip of Washington State to The bottom of central  New Mexico near the Mexico border.  I’m helping my family move.  Our trip brings us through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico……….Exciting, yea?

This is what I came up with so far from the trip.