September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
Marks can do whatever he wants on a skateboard when he wants to, and wacky tricks from normally tasteful dudes on The Berrics seem to be more the product of endlessly sitting in a skatepark than conscious choices (while other double-flip etc. buffoonery from let's say Stereo ams is all too calculated). It makes me think of winter days at the skatepark, perhaps the inevitable hungover Saturday afternoon sesh in January, where complacency over-powers taste and precedent and a "what if?" mentality takes over; since I can't double-flip, watch for the late flip/shuv-it variants. Or I'll just skate the mini-ramp; its all fun anyways.
September 25, 2009
Sam The Video Artist teamed up with The Cutest Skater In Town to produce Rollin' With Davis. You know, its crazy, but my dad was on that 1972 Concorde flight with Beethoven and Picasso. Shit...
Garrett Perry is on the (art) come-up. Mark that date down.
The End of The World, in various failed and not yet failed scenarios.
Happy Weekend for realz.
September 24, 2009
Once again stealing content from The Hesh, this time they've directed us toward a proper part from friend of tha' Plat and former dude with 'tude Spencer Prati. I've met that kid Andy Mack too, he's from Iowa.
So why am I even talking about reading a 20,000 plus word profile on Glenn Beck on this pseudo-skate site? Because I read it, its worth a read, you can't escape the guy in the media right now, and focus on the word pseudo in the previous sentence. Normally it would be a foregone conclusion that Beck is banned from this website (maybe he already is?), but having read about the guy, I don't feel sympathy for him, I just understand that he's an actor, an entertainer, a guy trying to make some money; too bad his messages are so shitty, and he's really doing nothing for intelligent debate.
As alluded to in the comments, Viking tracked down Braydenknell.com; a few may remember Mr. Knell as the guy that shot the TWS Minneapolis article in the sweltering summer of 2001 (someone needs to scan that article, I may have it). Along with plenty of other interesting stuff on the site, here's some classic Neal.
Let's say happy weekend on Thursday this week.
September 22, 2009
Davis, again, this time Euro-jet setting with reality TV stars; its a good video well worth a watch. Assist via The Hesh.
Hardflip serves up Poached and I suppose it is apropos to lift copy from the Weekend Warriors bonus disc in this instance. On the same website and in a well written post, Thatcher saves face by not revealing his; how does the just linked post play out against the links at the top of this post? Hmmm.
Finally, the new Wiskate video should make your day; the M.M. dumpster jam takes the cake.
September 18, 2009
September 17, 2009
They aggregate my posts so why not? Hardflip with some Gino Perez "Where Is He Now?" type ish. Be sure to watch that part as it has some not that much seen Gonz foote within.
Edging towards the no update in a month club.
I nerded out and had to download that song from Mind Field that J Mascis did for Omar's intro. Creepies! (Complete with skate sounds!)
Chrome Ball is on it this week, nerd out. Be sure to read the Wenning post, good looks, good write up.
Maybe I'll motivate and get some original content. Yup!
September 15, 2009
September 14, 2009
Lost in the seemingly pointless football-babble of yesterpost was a link to Mr. McGuire's wonderfully re-worked website; the above photo of Narloch is straight from there, hit it up for more hype.
The unabashedly opinionated Hessian Joe blogs! As he says, "be less of a pussy and party more."
For some reason, Chris Troy's Mag Minute reminds me of a backsmith happy Brian Heck. It might have been the nosebluntslide grab out.
Tim Olson doing a bunch of tricks that just beg for a "stepping on something" pun. Or stepping out. Or hopping. Yeah.
Sam, Davis, and I all agree that this is the worst fucking song ever. But we still get hyped when it comes on the radio.
Busenitz for SOTY '09? I know you were watching the Skatepark Website this weekend...
September 11, 2009
Vikings quarterback Brett Favre wanted to remind the football world just how old he is.It continues:
“I may not finish the year,” he said Wednesday. “No one thought I’d play 18 straight years without missing a game, me included. I have no idea what’s going to happen. None.”
“I feel good,” Favre said, elaborating in his familiar wounded-warrior style. “I’m not going to lie to you. I’m not physically or mentally 100 percent. I don’t know at 39 if I’d ever be 100 percent physically.”Words escape me regarding how to best deal with these statements, though, the first thing that comes to mind is to ask, Brett, you prima-donna asshole, why didn't you just stay retired if you don't even think you'll make it through the season? Other more seasoned fans have previously expressed their disdain for the guy and really I don't care all that much, so I figured I'd let the comments sort things out. Should Favre be banned from Platinum?
Elsewheres on the internet, the venerable Sig took it upon himself to lump me in with The Muska, TK, JT-Blastoff, and Sheckdawg. Thanks man.
And, as alluded to yesterday, in hopes, jerboi Sam McGuire put up his new website and there's oodles of o's and photos on there for your viewing pleasure (note, I actually didn't post anything about him putting up his new site on this website, but I told him he should on i-chat, so its pretty much the same thing).
September 10, 2009
Yesterday a bird shit on me while I was putting laundry in my car.
Maybe you saw Jesse Neuhaus at Top Shop this year; see more of him over at the venerable Chrome Ball. One of Chicago's finest! (On a side note, has Sissi become a patron of the arts, er, blogs, due to the many shout-outs received on the aforementioned link? One dreams of soccer jerseys and socks that look like little shoes...) Maybe MN can get some love over at the Chrome Ball...where to start?
There's a new Wiskate video for your viewing pleasure/consumption/etc. Shouts to Pizzy for skating handrails and doing switch manual tricks. How are those Bucks shaping up for you? Oh, touchy subject?
And as I've held my tongue on the NBA and other such matters, it does seem that the Khanate that has taken over our humble Timberwolves has completely reshaped the roster, leaving, by my lazy count, four players remaining from last year's team. And, to be fair, the Wolves will probably be a touchy subject this year too.
As things seem to go, Familia has a possible Saturday night planned out for you this weekend; ride the cruiser board there.
McGuire is back in the Hawkeye State, no doubt drinking Laser at The Picador, or just furiously looking at internet porn and retouching photos; he was also just in Winnipeg A-listing the FUCK out of life.
As an addendum to the last post, we're still outpacing some dudes.
BYRJ update: Sounds like things could happen in about a month if the unconfirmed date thrown out today becomes a confirmed date on a later date. Details as they emerge.
Oh yeah, here's about 5000 words or so ruminating on the nature of genius. In skateboard terms, I'd say that this article says that Nate Jones' part from Real to Reel (sorry for the shitty quality on the vid) is an act of genius, though Nate Jones is no genius (Jones was the first example I thought of, totally being lazy!)
September 9, 2009
Another post tomorrow?
September 3, 2009
September 1, 2009
Familia has Redwave Redux coverage right here. Is it true that the real one has been completely removed? Now what are bus passengers going to sit on while they wait? Oh well.
Tha Dolo has another must read at Hardflip, and in a surprising twist, he still manages to get a dig in there about his hatred for
ILDers. Good job Ryan.
I'm officially over Lil' Wayne for now.
Been to Danknuggzz lately? I'm pretty sure they'd label
Ricky Rubio a narc.
This one slipped under the radar a little bit; Davis in Minne from the Etnies blog. That was like two weeks ago or something? Tyte. More 2VEGANS coverage...I almost slammed because I saw that smart car a second time and the chain came off my bike because I was trying to just fuckin' dip to the car and get a closer look. Right?
Finally, in a nod to State Fair ambivalence: Real Talk from MPR, well worth the listen.