December 31, 2014

'14 Platty's

Getting the trophies done legit this year, guys.

A note on the '14 Platty's:

"For a long time I used to go to bed early. Sometimes, when I had put out my candle, my eyes would close so quickly that I had not even time to say 'I'm going to sleep.' And half an hour later the thought that it was time to go to sleep would awaken me; I would try to put away the book which, I imagined, was still in my hands, and to blow out the light; I had been thinking all the time, while I was asleep, of what I had just been reading, but my thoughts had run into a channel of their own, until I myself seemed actually to have become the subject of my book: a church, a quartet, the rivalry between Fran├žois I and Charles V. This impression would persist for some moments after I was awake; it did not disturb my mind, but it lay like scales upon my eyes and prevented them from registering the fact that the candle was no longer burning. Then it would begin to seem unintelligible, as the thoughts of a former existence must be to a reincarnate spirit; the subject of my book would separate itself from me, leaving me free to choose whether I would form part of it or no; and at the same time my sight would return and I would be astonished to find myself in a state of darkness, pleasant and restful enough for the eyes, and even more, perhaps, for my mind, to which it appeared incomprehensible, without a cause, a matter dark indeed."-Swann's Way
Arbitrary local skateboard awards done in the style of the T-Eddy's. PAST YEARS: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.

Video Out Soon?: DEBRI2.

Back At It, Thankfully: Aaron Christensen.

The Professional: Davis Thomas Torgerson.

SP: Steve Nesser.

Red Skull, Et Al: Jack Olson.

Mad Scientist: Anthony Hart.

VX Entrepreneur: Benji Meyer.

Hoodie Company/Rap Blog: TheHeshDotCom.

So Close, For Comfort: Shane Brown.

Filmer Freshman: Vinnie Nanthavongsa.

Kiddie Pool, Company Man: Tabari Cook.

After Bedtime: Emeric Pratt.

Film A Part, Man!: Alex Uncapher.

To The Wind: The Boondoggle Dudes (From West to East, Fulton, Schwartz, Spooner).

The Replacement: CC Club.

Dangerous Minds: Kirian Stone.

Out To Pasture: Glue Factory.

Milk Carton Photo: Gabe Alsaker.

Rad Dads: Nate Compher and Matt Parker.

He Still Skates?: HQ 30+ Sessions.

Nearly A Teenager: Platinumseagulls.com.

Quit, Returned: Dennis Burdick.

Shit's Getting Realer: The Hiawatha.

Video Out Soon, Too?: New 3rd Lair Flick.

Now You're A Man: Corey Millett.

Spot Death: Government Center Planters.

#Ojibreport: Woodbury Scene.

Back Again: Ryan Damian.

Beer Man: Tucker Gerrick.

30 Second Part: Dana Ross.

Dental Damn: Kevin Chartrand.

Slappy Sentral: Joe Hall.

Like A Rock: Chad Benson.

Video Part, Same Deal?: Dan Jackson.

Real Retail Retirement: Myself.

ZED LIVES In Colorado, Now: Seth McCallum.

Grizzled Vet: Jan Jacobson.

No Shows: Local Vids*.

Crocodile Tears: Nye's.

2 Broke Bones But 2 Parts: Davis Torgerson.

*In the haste of making deadline, worthy titles such as The Joy of Skating and No Collar were overlooked.

Update: Also, don't miss Village Psychic's "The search for Ty Dickey."

4 comments:

THEHESH.COM said...

THEHESH.COM TOOK HOME TWO PLATTYS THIS YEAR (NEVER BEEN DONE??) WHERE WAS WHYLIE??? HE GOTTA WIN COMMENTATOR OF THE YEAR! THEHESH.COM WANTS TO HIRE WHYLIE IN THE FUTURE FOR OFFICIAL VIDEO PART REVIEWS HES TOO EPIC!!!

-THEHESH.COM

Wylie Tueting said...

Given TheHesh's comment as well as the scant comment given to "Local Vids," I feel I must (if I'm to live) declare more support for The Joy of Skating.
Consider this: for those of us who grew up skating around the time of Jamiel and Compher's rise to regional glory, when nollie and switch tricks simply were "good" skating - we grew up with a shroud of anxiety hanging over our heads.
You may not have felt it, but it was there . . .
And yet upon my first viewing of The Joy of Skating, I felt that shroud lift off me - at last and forevermore - as I saw tricks that were sloppy and clean, creative and conventional, old and new, fast and slow, manly and unmanly, graceful and gangly, etc., etc.
Which is to say I saw me!, as it were, and I saw you!, whoever you are, and you know what: our skating was finally recognized, even vindicated.
That's all there was to it; I'd come home.
(Though, uh, it should be further noted that all the meaningful music and editing helped in reaching that effect, as in TJ Moran's part, which I found to be an especially manly, adrenalized part.)

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