Hit up the S&M party last night, where lots of people came out to chill, watch a good video and witness the Santa Ana Claus (aka Sean Mckinney).
“I Wanna Live” is equal parts classic S&M, and an interesting watch due to Jordan Utley’s editing style which I like a lot. This is going to sound biased coming from me, but I thought Matt Beringer had the stand out part. It had a fun factor, and a bunch of moves you don’t normally see. Everyone has a solid part though, and I can’t wait to watch this again at home. The video is out now, so pick one up.
Judging by the photo I took above, there will be a video on Vital soon, so keep checking there. In the meantime check out some pics from Fudger on Ride BMX.
I hadn’t really checked out the new YouTube HD stuff until just now. Gaz from Mutiny just hit us up to spread the word about their new YouTube page, where you can watch all their videos in HD quality… It took me a second to figure out how to watch in full quality, but once I clicked on that little button, it all made sense.
I still like Vimeo more, just based off their site design and video player, but it will be interesting to see how HD on YouTube will change things… I’ve always said we’ll talk about watching shitty quality videos in a small box, like our parents talked about watching black and white TV and the days of full quality/full screen HD for everything are quickly coming! By the way, does anyone use Flickr Video?
I guess I kind of got off the Mutiny topic, but make sure to check out their YouTube page because they have put together some amazing videos over the past few years, and even if you’ve seen them all, check em out again… They are just that good!
The third installment of Glenn PP Milligan’s Big Big BMX Show has just been posted on Vita. If you haven’t checked it out, It’s essentially a news show, recapping what’s going on in BMX… I’ve been digging Glen’s show and the little intro in this one is pretty funny… It’s also pretty funny to see how wasted Travis Collier is in one of his interviews…
Check the show out after the jump as well as the first and second show. Make sure to watch the first episode for a pretty funny edit of our interviews with Cory Nastazio.
Andrew McMullen just posted a little holiday mix on his blog. This was his first attempt at putting tracks together and his song choices are dope! Andrew is always one of my go-to guys when it comes to getting new music. He has a great taste in music and a wide rage as well…
“I was going for a mellow work mix this attempt, maybe something you could play during the holidays who knows, some of the transitions are probably a little rough but hopefully this will be the first of more to come and I will get better at producing them!”
Right before I headed down to LA for the Nike Lightning Bolts show, Sierra from Nike hit me up to see if I’d be into hosting a Nike “Make Something” class at the Montalban Theater a few days after the show. I was super psyched because I had just seen a bunch of videos on their Sportswear site with artists like Kaws and Mike Mills hosting classes and also because they wanted Bob Haro to do the class, but he couldn’t make it, so they asked me!
I wanted to figure out something really cool to do for the class and with having no teaching experience, I was stressing about putting together something fun, but also teaching something that had substance and knowledge that the kids could take with them when they left the class… After going over a few different ideas, I ended up teaching the kids how to stencil.
Back when I was on the East Coast around Thanksgiving, I had stopped by Superfly’s to chill for a bit. While there, he showed me footage of this local kid named “Manboy”, who I had only vaguely heard about. Turns out the stuff I saw was really good, and the kid is pretty young.
I told Super that I’d be psyched to get a Defgrip edit if possible, and they came through.
The music and the type in this trailer are two wrongs that make a right for me. Team Dilly presents their yearly video, IT DO. If you live around the Midwest I strongly encourage a trip to Minneapolis for the December 28th premiere of this film. For one there will be bmx and for two there will be a crazy ass after party with a lot of drunk chubby midwestern girls and maybe some hot ones. More info after the jump.
Brain Park, one of the guys that posts on the Gnarwhale site, just posted this rad video/mp3 of a track he put together. He created the tracks in Ableton Live, then used an iPod touch to control it… The track is awesome and it’s always fun to see all the random stuff you can do with iPhones/iPod Touches.
I love The Sartorialist because, in addition to running his blog on top of his day job, his posts are always so eloquently written. He approaches fashion as a fan, rather than a know-it-all jaded “everything sucks” type. Anyone can knock bad fashion, and sometimes it’s funny to read, but The Sartorialist has no time for that. He merely observes what’s happening and highlights the good stuff, using his keen eye to spot great looks all over the world and articulating exactly what he likes about them, fully conveying the mood. I like that he sometimes shows “interesting” looks that he’s not fully sold on, but for the most part, avoiding lameness.
If you go to the site now you can check out a great commentary on real-deal self-aged denim, highlighting an article featuring Carl Chiara, design director for Levi’s Capital E and Levi’s Red.
One of my favorite artists, Cody Hudson (who had a plate in the Lightning Bolts show) has a nice blog going on. It looks like he’s been blogging for a while and I just had a blast looking through all his old posts… There’s some great images of his art, gallery shows, and random stuff people blog about.
The new issue of Inquiring Mind magazine is online with a nice click-through shopping article titled “the Buyer’s Buyble”. This has been up for a couple of weeks now; forgive my lag but you’ve still got 1.5 weeks before Christmas so here you go.
Make sure you keep the volume up because the soundtrack is an instrumental which seems to be based on The Big Tymers’ Still Fly.
Corey Martinez and Nathan Williams just spent some time in California. We posted a video of them at the DVS warehouse last week, but I was just checking Corey’s blog and I was psyched on Cory’s photos. I just want to know more about that stuff that James Cox found in the bushes…
Steven Vogel from Black Lodges just put together a pretty serious best/worst of 08 feature on his site. The feature is split into two sections and he hit up a lot of really intersting people. Somehow I made my way in there and you can check out what I have to say in the second part.
Shadow just posted a bunch of photos from the Orlando premier of their new video, Into The Void. It looks like the premier was rad and the photo above is definitely my favorite. It looks like they hit a skatepark, a party bus, and a wild dinner… Can’t go wrong with a party bus!