this first one was not too long after my 2cnd open heart surgery. i had just started being able to work out and take traditional shotokan. i think i started out at 125 lbs...in this pic i was about 135.....but i was determined and gained 40 lbs of muscle real fast. this was in oklahoma.....in the summertime i would go to atlanta and work when school was out because i could double my money and buy stuff like guitars and amps. (notice the same shirt...i must have liked it, lol) in atlanta i had a gang....we used to rumble with other gangs and do bad stuff. i aint proud of it...well, kinda.... here are a few guys in that gang....there were 5 or 6 more, but two got killed. i think i had gained up to about 150 or 160 by the summer....i was 16 here and a few more from the same day with my les paul studio (1984 model) and the following school year....back in oklahoma...acting like a good boy.....ACTING!!!!! (oh no...i wasnt messed up for the prom, lol) hell i was wasted.