I’m really only posting this so I could run that witty post title, but word all over the net is that KP is now sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee. I have tried said coffee, and can vouch that it is indeed very good. Congrats to KP.
If you missed my Q&A with Kevin regarding his Coffee shop, check that out HERE.
Jared Souney has posted a bunch of pics from Dean’s recent jam, which you can check out HERE.
I don’t know about you, but that no foot can-can pool carve looks way scary.
Ben Ward and I cruised out to Arcadia for the annual OS-BMX gathering today. We got there super early to set up a booth and put a bunch of bikes on display. Greyboy was doing the same right next to us.
Overall it was a chill day, and there were some awesome people on hand taking it all in, and/or showing off some classic BMX stuff. Voelker, Parenti and others were shredding some ramps, and Cru Jones was even on hand. Crazy!!
Click below to check out some quick pics of the goods on hand, and hit up the Ride site for a bunch more.
Want to know what Mike Ardelan’s been up to? Check out a Weekly Check In with Mike on our friend Matt Rubin’s site. I had a Weekly Check In a while back and our boy Jeff Hamada from Booooooom just had one the other week… Let’s campaign to get the whole Defgrip crew Weekly Check In’s!!
Etnies has posted up an Aaron Ross interview, with Tony Hamlin doing the interviewing.
Check that out HERE.
Crandall emailed and said to peep the FBM site for the new Dino JR video. I did (it’s above), and it’s pretty rad.
According to Crandall:
Dinosaur Jr is awesome. Kenny and Joel were stunt doubles, I had a cameo drinking a beer next to Mike Watt. Mike Manzoori filmed it, Mark Locke directed it, we had fun!
I love Augor’s stuff. Click the pic for a bigger view.
Via – kzergabegallery
Here’s a cool edit from Kink’s recent Taiwan team trip, courtesy of Darryl Tocco. I snickered a little at the use of the asian style font, and gong at the beginning.
This features Aaron Smith, Jay Roe, KC Badger, Chris Doyle, Darryl Tocco, Sean Sexton & Tony Hamlin.
Back in 2002, thanks to Rooftop, I had the pleasure of spending 5 weeks on the road with the Sprite Liquid Mix tour, where we traversed the US on a tour bus with the Zoo York skate team and watched Jay Z shows from backstage nightly while gambling our per diem cash in games of Cee Lo. To earn all of this, we were required to ride a few ramps for about 40 minutes a day.
During the tour I met and became good friends with Nino Scalia, who was the Zoo York skate team manager at the time. Soon after the tour he moved from the east coast to Los Angeles to do some work for Pharrell Williams and to pursue his dream of becoming a movie writer.
Well now it’s 2009 and guess what? Nino and his friend Rob Dyrdek have created a movie which is finally seeing the light of day. Nino put years of sweat into this and I’m happy to see it coming together. It’s about skateboarding, it got rave reviews at the Newport Film Festival, and it’s coming to theaters very soon. Stay tuned for an interview with Nino, but for now…
Click here to view the HD trailer on the Alien Workshop website.
Click here to view an interview with Nino and Rob that sums up the intent behind the movie and why it was so important to do it their way.
For some reason, when the temperature drops from 102 to 97, it seems like someone grabbed you by the collar and dragged you up from hell into heaven. Dave Dillewaard and I were in Phoenix, AZ last weekend filming for a GT project at Chandler Skatepark, and the session ended up being 5+ hours long.
I had just picked up one of the Canon 5D MK2 DSLR+HD cameras and hadn’t used it much on the trip, so I put on my tilt shift 45mm lens and tried to get a really tweaked angle on one of the mellow quarters. Filming with the 5dmk2 isn’t very easy unless you have a second LCD that you can tilt up as a monitor (I don’t), otherwise you have to lay on the ground to compose the low angle. It was over a hundred degrees all week, so I wasn’t about to lay on the ground, but the concrete at Chandler cooled off surprisingly fast once the sun dipped down.
Here is a short clip of a footjam whip with some Magic Bullet saturation added for impact. Enjoy.
Check out a new video from Lotek featuring Rich, Jason Black, Justin Inman, Pauly, and Bruce C.
Our friend Jeff Hamada from Booooooom spoke at Pecha Kucha Vancouver, where you have 20 slides and 20 seconds to talk about each slide. His presentation is pretty funny and definitely worth checking out. My favorite slide is the Stegosaurus playing saxophone wearing jeans… haha!
Check out the video after the jump – Continue reading Jeff Hamada Pecha Kucha →
Joe Strummer – Coma Girl
Madeline – The Piece That Fits
Modest Mouse – Black Cadillacs
Whiskey & Co. – How I Wish
Chuck Ragan – Congratulations Joe
Dead Low Tide – Shake And Slide
Descendents – My World
Off With Their Heads – Don’t laugh, I’m Totally Serious
Tim Barry – Sorrow Floats
Blue Oyster Cult – Don’t Fear The Reaper
Grotesk is an artist/designer that I’ve been psyched on for a while now. I really like his style. It’s simple, fun and definitely signature. I especially like anything that has text involved. With that said, Click below to check out a quick Q&A with Grotesk.
Also, Be sure to check out the new Juxtapoz, which happens to have a nice feature on Grotesk as well.