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  • May 31 @ 7:47pm
My brethren. Many thanks to Mackle and Derble for bringing all this into existence. Thanks CapnJ for saying "dude you've gotta do this" or something to that effect 3 Mays ago. To everyone who has participated in anyway shape or form over the years I offer heartfelt gratitude for the creative and inspiring images, hilarious and edifying comments and wonderful and sometimes disturbing links across the interwebs and back. It's been rad contributing and joining with you all in this common unity.

My first MM in 2009 I built this deck with the help of my in-laws. I thought it fitting to do my last MM pic on the deck which we finally got around to staining this go round to make it fully complete. With another May passing by I guess it's on to a new season and new projects, one of which I mentioned last year on "future" theme day which is a "family album". A fun record with tracks for kids and adults crossing several genre's so the cd player can have something for everyone on a single disc. God put that album on my heart a couple of years ago and I feel like this is the season to really pursue it and MM has challenged me creatively to better prepare me for it. Good thing moustaches transcend all seasons my team Swanson should fit right in.

Stay in touch friends. My email is velvethustle at comcast dot net. If you are ever in Nashville drop me a line. I have many passions and I'm sure we could find something to converse about be it God, family, music, sports, good beer, the outdoors, motorcycles, vintage clothing, facial hair, movies, youtube links, international travel, rock climbing and the list goes on. Until we connect again...

Live righteous and peace out. ~ Steve


thecontinuumtransfunctioner says:
You were totally epic this year. Love your shots, your life is being lived properly, continue as you were sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:49pm -
derble says:
Epic. Really great. Lets hang soon. Where is your office? hit me up: danielbox at gmail.

PS:your bike scene in the video kills me every time for some reason. it looks like bluescreen somehow.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:50pm -
Ozzy Nelson says:
Don't shave that moustache or get rid of any of those outfits because we will be needing you for personal appearances at the brewery.
You are a winner my friend. and it was great to finally meet Mrs Hustle.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:51pm -
Drewgon says:
Peace out bro
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:51pm -
williamwalrus says:
your stache will be sorely missed, when I enjoy the things you listed I will always think of them as how they might be better with my stached friends, take care
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:52pm -
Stachtastic! says:
your shots were incredible this year, and other than you on the motorcycle, i will always remember this shot as something I wish I could do one day! CLAME
Thank you for all of the incredible shots.. there have been too many to clame on one clame, but thank you!!! Good Journey!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:52pm -
Shatrick says:
Keep on hustlin' yo! I'll catch you around town.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:53pm -
Hungarian Moustache says:
It was such a pleasure meeting you at the bash... anytime you find yourself in the Chicago area let us know.. we can go shopping!!! and whatnot.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 7:57pm -
B. Michael Underhill says:
ive enjoyed your photos. good to know there are people like you out there.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:01pm -
Hodges says:
Three Mays ago we entered into something special! You have brought your own style into this experience in which I am envious! You wardrobe is spectacular, your style intriguing, and you command a presence all your own. I am honored to have met you and hope to get the opportunity to do do again in the future!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:01pm -
Binkleberry says:
I'm happy to be able to call you my friend. We need to get together and 'stache it up again. See you around.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:01pm -
Senator Johnson says:
I'm sure this isn't a goodbye. There's no way we can both carry on with our lives without crossing paths sometime soon. I'll see you around!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:01pm -
Eric says:
No, no. YOU the man. You've got a lovely family there. Take care, friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:07pm -
Clever Chester says:
Your work has been great. I have enjoyed your underrated photography, as well as your wild hair. Thank you for your sentiment in yor message. It is nice to hear some religious encouragement from any source. I hope that God blesses you and your family. Continue to do great things.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:08pm -
wondermade says:
Been a good month. If we end up in the same space we'll run through a great many of those conversations.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:16pm -
andy says:
Great finally meeting you in person this year since I have been living vicariously though you via MM and capnj. It has been a pleasure. Lunch tacos are in our future. Stache on!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:23pm -
chadmcclarnon says:
you are so incredible that I don't have words. we shall see much more of each other for sure, friend.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:29pm -
mooka says:
hope we can stay in touch thevelvethustle you're my kind of dude. Thank you!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:34pm -
Keith says:
You are epic. See you around town!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:35pm -
Jason says:
goodbye sir!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:35pm -
Boaz says:
Steve, it's been a great ride and a pleasure doing it with you. Take care and I'll see you around the ville! Beers with ozzy and me someday
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:43pm -
Grower&Shower says:
No one rocked this look harder than you did. Godspeed!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:48pm -
alijoon says:
Your family looks nice. Bye good sir.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:54pm -
teenagerobot says:
i remember this shot (clame) in 2009 that made me start following you. been following each year since. take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:57pm -
Boaz says:
you can always hit me up boazreynolds at gmail I'll prolly be at her gig at Fannie's in July, but not sure just yet
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 8:59pm -
Chavo Del Ocho says:
Take care. See you someday. If not here I'm sure we know where
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:10pm -
Easy Rider says:
You are easily one of my favourite personalities on MM! I loved your flair and your passion! Thanks for helping to make this one of the most fun things I have ever done!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:41pm -
Pip says:
Great ending to a great couple years. You'll be missed!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:48pm -
C Dub says:
Steve, you're a righteous dude for sure. Great lasting shot with the family. I'll surely want to make sure to hang when I make it up for mini-MM reunions in your hometown. Please do think to hit me up if you guys ever have want or need to visit Atlanta. I'm a great host :) if I do say so myself. Take care, man.

C Dub
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:51pm -
yourfavorite says:
Glad you made it out again this year friend. I too am sad this must end but I'm glad you were here till the last day. So long friend...
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 9:51pm -
sMOUSTACHErman says:
you're a super dude
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:16pm -
Chalkdog says:
I still think your photo on the 29th is the penultimate style shot. You are clearly a great guy and this photo of you and your family makes that obvious. Wishing you the best.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:29pm -
jeremy says:
It's been a pleasure staching with you. Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:36pm -
Chief Mcstache says:
It was really great to meet you! Your a Super cool guy! Take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 10:40pm -
justjamey says:
Let's get together and make fun of mutual friends for thinking we are cooler than we really are. ;) All the best to you, Steve!
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:12pm -
pidge says:
You sir are a class act, thanks for sharing your creativity and funky fresh wardrobe with us.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:31pm -
hale says:
You are a unique and amazing individual. Thanks for being here, take care.
Posted: May 31st, 2011 - 11:48pm -
Vanbert says:
loved everything you did. thanks for all the memories. take care.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 12:05am -
ThatGuy says:
Man, I have thoroughly enjoyed following your swagger. You have style that is unparalleled and I'm not just talking about the vintage clothing. I do hope to get back to n'ville and when I do I will be contacting as many staches and beardos as possible. Good luck with all future adventures, and always wear a helmet.

Seriously. That metallic orange helmet rules. I'd ALWAYS wear it.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 4:11am -
The Straub says:
You brought some serious awesome to this month. Always giving me a smile. Thanks for being a great guy and it was really great to meet you at the Bash. I don't doubt that our paths will cross at some point. Nashville isn't too far away.

Until then, take care and best of luck in all your future endeavors
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 4:33am -
Ned Kelly says:
thats a huge range of interests, we definately overlap several times on that list so if you make it over , come and stay youre very welcome.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:14am -
Brian says:
Loved your style all month long. The Berkshires are beautiful this time of year. Give me a heads up if your ever around, would love to share a beer. Take care.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 5:37am -
Capn J says:
So glad you joined the party! Seriously, it wouldn't have been the same without you and I totally look forward to your future artistic endevours. Be well my friend!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 7:28am -
CurlyMcGee says:
Glad we got to jam for a small amount of time at the stachebash. wish it were a longer conversation...but there's always the future! see ya around.
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 11:37am -
zackle says:
You're a true character. Thanks for being a part of this magical phenomenon!
Posted: Jun 1st, 2011 - 8:04pm -
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