Friday, October 29, 2010

Show Me Your Cooz...

So, I was thinking of getting SRC Bypass coozies made to promote the blog, waht do you think? These are the ideas I came up with. I could do two coozies or get an image on each side.
Would you buy one if I had them made? (post answer in comments)
I like the left one because, well, skateboarding is majickal, just like Pizza, Skulls, and flying Beers.
I also like the one on the right because when you fall on a trick like this, it's pretty sinful. Agree?
Anyway, I might get these made at the beginning of next year if feedback is all the rage.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Behind Closed Eyelids" by Shpongle from the compilation "Infinite Excursions 2: Sonic Hallucinations" released in 1997 on TIP Records (TIP LP15)

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


"Trying to understand why when things went wrong, the solutions weren't given until after it was too late." taken from an upcoming drawing I'm working on.
Cupcakes and Aliens

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Love Will Tear Us Apart" by Joy Division from the compilation album "Left Of The Dial (Disc 2)" released in 2004.
I swear to soemthing this song came on at random and had nothing to do with the writing.
Life works that way.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Joey Adamczyk Huge Air...

So, the other night (Sundei, October 24th) I stopped by The Office Skatepark, in Schaumburg, IL., on mai way home from Chicago. While there I took this video of Joey Adamczyk going huge off the tall part of the ¼ pike into the bank ramp. On a few tries, his head was coming sooo close to the vents on the ceiling. Joey rides for Wellborn Clothing and Character Skateboards.
You prolly can't see it, but Joey is wearing the new "IL Morto" t-shirt graphic from Wellborn.

Soem bros and a few dewdz were there shredding pretty heavily. The park isn't open yet, but there are the occasional bro sessions in the evening after a full dei of building. Now, I didn't have mai board with me because Mr. Forecaster said it was gunna be rain and 40 degrees all WKND, and guess waht? No rain, maybe a ten minute sprinkle, and it was like 60-70 the whole WKND. 
So on the way home when I stopped by the park I didn't have mai board, and since I ride really loose trucks there was no other board for me to even borrow to cruz around on... luckily I had cammy with me.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Last Doors" by Krokodil from the album "An Invisible World Revealed" released in 1971.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Captcha 3...

So, when I was a kid growing up in the Midwest me and mai friends were all in to Motocross, Monster Trucks, Drag Racing, Tractor Pulls, and of course, Mud Boggs.
Now if we had our choice as to which we could watch the most of, we would Vote Bogging.
Big-ass tires, 4 feet of muddy slop and Huge Engines makes for big smile on little boys faces, even moar than a Jell-O pudding pop.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Manipura (original mix)" by Bamboo Forest from the album "The Seven Chakras" released in 2009 on Agitato Records out of Israel.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Embarcadero 1991...

So, waaaay B in the D mai friend Sam & I went on summer vaca to SF aka San Francisco, CA. One of the place we went to was the Embarcadero Plaza which, at the time, was pretty much the mecca of the skateboard world.
I'm the n00b in the red shirt and the hat backward in the picture above.
We wanted to hit up this spot because it's not only the home of the Gonz Gap, it also had a major stoke factor due to Ben Job's part in the Shackle Me Not video that had given us the fire to go skate our own town that way.

We didn't know anybody out there except mai Aunt who lived in Martinez, CA which is just across the bridge from Benicia, CA another skate spot we hit up that summer in mai Uncle's hooptie Cadillac that was soemthing right out of Video Days.
Anyway, we didn't know anybody there, at the time I couldn't even pick "famous" skaters out of the crowd there, all I had ever heard about that place was that how gnarly they were to outsiders and non locals. I heard they would sweat you, possibly beat you up, or at the least steal your board. Straight up gaffled.

One dude who I thought I knew or shall I say recognized was none other that of James Kelch, he was a fellow midwest boi. I can still see it to this dei in mai head. He was doing these HUGE big spins, but he would do moar of a backside 90 or 180 first and then do a late shuv-it, rather than just KNDA sweeping it around like most others were doing at the time.
Skating here was a trip, it made me realize how much ahead the Cali skaterz were than the rest of us. At least by a few months. By the time the these guys had tricks wired, we were just seeing them in Thrasher, Poweredge, or Transworld.
I studied everything these guys were doing and brought it back to Chicago in mai head, learned all the stuff that wasn't being done here yet. Tricks like "front board big-spin out" and "boardslide to fakie nosegrind switch 180 out" the latter of which I still do from time to time.
Don't get me wrong, we had Jesse Neuhaus and a few other dewdz who ruled, but they all had the ability to travel the world through sponsors. Back then all you had was mags and vids, no internet. No on demand skateboard trick tips. You had to wait to to see how much you had to catch up.
Either that or get creative and see waht can be done with one board, two trucks & four wheels.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "White Cell" by Clock DVA
 from the album "Thirst" released in 1981

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Cassette 4 Life...

So, mai friend Jerry aka Shoe recently gave me soem of his old Cassette Tapes he came across while cleaning his basement after it flooded. He really didn't wanna part with them, but he decided if he was going to, that they might as well go to soembody that would not only appreciate and value them, but also take care of them. Giving them to a good home, Me.

Who could blame him for not wanting to part with this selection?
I mean, look at it you have:
Judas PriestDefenders of the Faith, Hell Bent for Leather, Sad Wings of Destiny, and Rocka Rolla
Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks...
Bad Brains - S/T, Quickness, and I Against I
Sick Of It All - Blood, Sweat, and no Tears
Agnostic Front - Live at CBGB's
Suicidal Tendencies - Join the Army
Descendents  - Liveage and Two Things a Once
Naked Raygun - Throb Throb (on Homestead)
Minor Threat - (has Fugazi's first album inside instead)

Even though I have most of these already, it's always nice to have two copies just in case.
I should host a album listening club, KNDA like Oprah's Book Club.

As of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Summertime" by Bill Hicks from the album "Flying Saucer Tour" recorded on June 20th, 1991 in Pittsburgh, PA.


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