Ricki Brotini getting cosmic in the background and recording earth’s gravitational affect on suspended cans of paint swinging from a string beneath a driftwood teepee at the Nimbus Surf Club in Italy. I had met Ricki years prior in San Diego, CA and even though it was only brief connection back then, when his familiar face emerged from the salty sea of Italians and came into focus here at this beach party, it was like a reunion between the oldest and best of friends. My respect for his work only deepened when I saw the modern-primitive mega-spirograph he had developed. Ingegnoso, fratello mio!