September 30, 2011
September 28, 2011
Fulton and co. are still looking for a video name; drop some in the comments.
Dug this New York Times skate article from Quartersnacks, the so-called "the best article I’ve ever seen about skateboarding by a person who has no clue about skateboarding." Probably.
On Travis Erickson and skate part bingo from BTO. That video part gets better every time I watch it.
Down the rabbit's hole morbidly broken elbow style (not a link to someone getting jacked).
Random album cover stance. Amsterdam?
GF's record with her Honda Accord: drove through a garage door at Jiffy Lube with no one in it (due to remote starter), stolen, returned three days later, stolen a year and a half later. RIP '95 Honda Accord.
September 23, 2011
September 22, 2011
-A Plymouth Plaza update from Dan Jackson: "I have not seen the final layout yet, but looked at what the plans the construction crew had which were kind of hard to decipher, but I really fear the park is going to be too one-dimensional (possible ledge overkill)." There you go.
-I may or may not have gotten a LinkedIn request from Shane O'Neill.
-At a shop signing in Helsinki, Finland, a random kid came up to McGuire and said, "Hey Sam, where's your eyebrow ring?" He was prompted by no one.
-I was just talking to my intern, who hasn't updated in 19 days, but found time today to sit at the shop for three hours. Hmmmm...
September 16, 2011
"It's like skateboarding without the balance or the fear factor."
Over cocktails the other night, I was told of a particularly disturbing National Public Radio story. An NPR story about fingerboarding.
One must actually listen to it (at the previous link) to get at its full eye-rolling potential (and to feel appropriately sorry for poor Sarah Reynolds). From $100 fingerboards to kids being judged on "style" to the music that plays as the story goes out, this is the type of package that even the most ardent defenders of public radio will not defend (myself included).
In light of this story, I'm actually feeling a momentary bit of solidarity with the "We listen to NPR precisely to avoid this sort of stupidity" crowd. Of course, there were letters about the story too (starting at 0:45). When the crux of one writer's letter (an ex-skater's) is essentially, "Come on," AND Robert Segal agrees with the sentiment, well, come on.
I still think the most accurate representation of fingerboarding is the 12-year-old video above. Happy weekend.
September 15, 2011
Footage surfaced. Hat tip to Leibman. On the same thing, Meyer was quoted in the press.
September 13, 2011
Shitheads Vol. 8 finally made it up on the Youtube. Thank you 3flip10credits for making "things I never got around to doing" a reality. It should also be noted that dude has also uploaded Troubleshooters, an SD time capsule whose own appearance on the tube almost merited its own post.
September 12, 2011
On a similar note, I did a little welcome to etnies interview with Cairo Foster last month.
While footage of the Twincities stop of the Mississippi Grind continues to be elusive, a Google search did turn up some flicks of the event from my former employer. It also seems that life on the river is taking a bit of a toll on Fink, though one must admit that's a pretty sick look. Let's see if Meyer follows suit.