HeyBadAss is a series of transmedia profiles of Bay Area artists, musicians, makers, creators, hustlers, and badasses. Each piece is rooted in a conversational interview between Bo McGee and his subject. McGee's focus is to find some arttistic common ground with the subject and explore it through the illustrated medium.
Sir Grzzwall is a dynamic, high-octane musical persona. He first found local accolades as a member of the popular Latin-fusion collective Bayonics. He's also been a close friend of mine for the better part of 10 years. I've seen him on stage with Bayonics several times at the venerable Elbo Room and I was consistently blown away. He brings an intensity to the stage that can overpower the horns section. He exudes charisma and animalistic intent. The audience seems to bounce and gyrate a few inches off the floor, like marionettes dancing as he pulls their strings to the beat.
CTOB sat down for a beer with bad ass cinematographer Andrew Callaway and talked about making movies, World Cup soccer, and smogging butts.