Thursday, May 31, 2012

Volcom: Stone Age Clip of the Week, Alex Perelson...

So, this is the stokingest two minutes of mai morning so far, now off to work.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Ocean Howell: Front Foot Impossible aka Saw Blade...

Ocean Howell front foot impossible during contest from Jason Rothmeyer on Vimeo.
Ocean Howell doing a perfect front foot impossible. This was pretty much the only trick he landed on this epic street course. Can't blame him.

Osiris, Subject To Change: Jerry Hsu & Louie Barletta...

So, I remember when mai roommate (at the time) Destry brought this home I was amazed by this part.
At the time I hadn't been paying much attention to the skateboard media so I had no clue who Louie Barletta was.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Flying Circle: The Bones Brigade...

Bones Brigade 1988...

OJ Wheels: Beer Run w/Peter Raffin...

Saturday, May 26, 2012

GochTV: CREEPY EDDIE 2012...

Trinodia - Human History...

So, here's the whole album "Human History" by the group Trinodia in video format.
Many thanks to  for getting these Uploaded on Aug 26, 2011.

The True Meaning of Nigger (NGA)...

So, here is the battle of the future Buddhas amongst the Nagas (NGA, NGR, NKA)
Do your research and educate yourself before you pass judgement on the usage, context of language due to your own ignorance.

...and I'm prolly gunna catch a lot of flak for this because "I'm white," but I'm sorry if I think scientifically.

The ones who yell "racist!" are the uneducated and the ones who hate solely on race are the uneducated.

Lowcard 90's Red Curb Slappy Contest...

MID 90's RED CURB CONTEST from lowcard magazine on Vimeo.
Witness the destruction from last weekend of the red curbs at San Francisco's DMV,

Derby Skatepark Resurfaced...

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fabyan/Settler’s Hill Master Plan...

So, If you like this blog, nature, parks, wildlife, riding bikes, date activities, and family fun please provide support for the Fabyan/Settler's Hill Master Plan. The attached proposed plan will provide both off-road and on road bike trails accessible from the Fox River Bike Trail with no risk to the environment. Also, if you could mention a possible concrete skatepark (built by a skater owned company ex: Ben Schroeder) that'd be great for this area.

Here's how you can help. In order to move forward with extending the existing 30 year old mountain bike trails, maintain the beautiful wooded areas, and make use of the former land fill; we need 1000 emails sent to the County Board members asking that they consider using this property for recreational use. Timing is critical, all emails must be received by June 10th.  

Click here for simple step by step instructions for emailing the Kane County Board.  The 5 minutes it will take you to submit your email will have a huge impact on preserving our mountain bike trails.      

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dio vs. Krokus: You Be The Judge...

So, here we have the song "We Rock" by DIO...
...and below we have "Speed Up" by Krokus.

Is it just me or is this track a blatant rip-off?

I think it is, but I still think that this album [Heart Attack] is the best album by Krokus.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Gravity Skateboards: R.I.P. Shane Hidalgo...

So, I heard the news and got the idea for this post from Jeff's Skateboard Page, please feel free to check out his blog, too.
Us bloggers have to stick together against the tumblrs.

Dreamtime Circus: Living Dream Arts...

So, I went to school with Chris Dunn, the co-founder of the Dreamtime Circus, from 6th grade through Senior year. You can see and hear him at 0:51.
Please take a moment to watch, listen to waht they're all about, maybe get involved or get inspired.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

20 Things To Redefine Your Outlook on Life...

So, I recently read this article about Letting Go of These 20 Things Will Redefine Your Outlook on Life and Change Your Truth and I must say that I've been guilty of a few of them.
It's very interesting, insightful, and helpful.

Friday, May 18, 2012

NATO Chicago Road Closures...

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NATO Security Briefing Protest Schedule

NATO Security Briefing (05/10/12) - Protest Schedule
> These are the scheduled protests so far.
> Please see the information below that was released on 5-9-12 by the Chicago Police Department Private
> Sector Homeland Security Briefing. To summarize, there are numerous protests/rallies that will be
> occurring as early as Tuesday, 5-15-12, and continuing through Wednesday, 5-23-12. We will continue to
> update you as we receive additional information.
> Tuesday, May 15, 2012, from 8:00am–8:00pm – Protest / Rally at Federal Plaza 230 S. Dearborn
> This group will assemble at Federal Plaza for their campaign titled "Demonstrate against war, demand jobs, education,
> housing and healthcare."
> Wednesday, May 16, 2012, from 10:00am-12:00pm – Rally/ March/ Protest/ Press Conference at
> Jackson/ LaSalle
> This group will assemble at Jackson and LaSalle at 10:00am regarding their campaign for "Action to Demand a
> One-Year Moratorium on Foreclosures and Evictions!" At 10:30am, the group will march to Citibank (Unknown
> Branch at this time). At 11:00am, the group will march to Daley Plaza for a Press Conference and delivery of petitions
> to Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart's Office 50 W. Washington.
> Friday, May 18, 2012, from 11:00am -1:00pm – Rally / March at 301 E. North Water Street
> This group will assemble at 301 E. North Water Street regarding their campaign of "National Nurses United." The group
> will march E/B on North Water St. to Columbus Drive, W/B across Columbus drive to North Cityfront Plaza Drive,
> N/B to upper Illinois Street, W/B to Michigan Ave. proceed W/B to upper Wacker Dr. then to State St., S/B to Randolph
> Street to SW corner of Dearborn and Randolph and disband into the Daley Plaza area.
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 8:00am-8:00pm – Demonstration at Federal Plaza 230 S. Dearborn
> This group will assemble at Federal Plaza regarding their campaign "Demonstration against war, demand jobs, education,
> housing and healthcare." A permit has been issued.
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00am-3:45pm – Protest / Rally /March at Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington
> This group will assemble at Daley Plaza calling their campaign "Demonstrate against war, demand jobs, education,
> housing and healthcare." This group will STEP-OFF at 1:30pm proceed to McCormick Place and disband by 3:45pm.
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 8:00am-4:00pm – Protest / Rally at 2301 S. Martin Luther King Drive
> This group will assemble at 23rd and Martin Luther King Drive or possible Indiana or Michigan Ave.between Cermak
> and East 24th Street. The group's campaign is "Rally for Macedonia to join NATO." This group will STEP-OFF at
> 2:00pm proceed to McCormick Place and disband by 4:00pm.
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 10:00am-5:00pm – March / Protest / Rally at 435 N. Michigan Ave.
> This group will assemble at Tribune Tower 435 N. Michigan Ave. The group will step-off at 11:00am hours and travel
> S-b on Michigan Ave to Roosevelt Road and then back to 435 N. Michigan Ave. Their campaign is called "Stop!
> Supporting Ethiopian Government." The group will disband by 5:00pm. (Permit for this event was DENIED)
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 9:00am-3:00pm hours – Rally at Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington
> This group will assemble at Daley Plaza for an event of speakers in regards to their campaign of "exercising First
> amendment right to express opposition to war and economic policies of NATO."
> Saturday, May 19, 2012, from 2:00pm-4:00 hours – Rally at 2301 S. Indiana Avenue
> This group will assemble at 2301 S. Indiana Avenue. The group' campaign is "Support Freedom-Syrian people
> assemble." This group will be conducting their campaign again on Sunday, 20 May 2012, from 12:00pm-2:00pm hours.
> Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 9:00am-3:30pm – Protest / Rally /March at Daley Plaza 50 W. Washington
> This group will assemble at Daley Plaza calling their campaign "Demonstrate against war, demand jobs, education,
> housing and healthcare." This group will STEP-OFF at 1:30pm proceed to McCormick Place and disband by 3:45pm.
> Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 8:00am-4:00pm – Rally / March from Petrillo Band Shell, Butler Field to
> McCormick Place
> This group will conduct a Rally regarding their campaign "Demand jobs, healthcare, housing, education, not war."
> Step-off to McCormick Place is at 2:00pm, route will commence W/B on Jackson to Columbus, S/B on Columbus to
> Congress, E/B on congress to the corner of Harrison and Michigan, W/B Harrison to State, S/B State to Cermak, E/B
> Cermak to Indiana and disband at Indiana between Cermak and 23rd Street.
> Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 9:00am-2:00pm hours – Protest / Rally March at Columbus Drive / Balbo Drive
> This group will assemble at Grant Park Grove #5 N/W corner of Columbus Drive and Balbo Drive. The group's
> campaign is "Veterans March For Justice and Reconciliation." The group will step-off at 11:30am and precede S/B
> on Columbus Dr. from N/W corner of Balbo Drive and Columbus Drive to Roosevelt Road, precede W/B on
> Roosevelt Road to Michigan Ave, S/B to Cermak Road. At this point the group will make a brief stop at Cermak Road
> then travel S/B to 33rd Street and precede S/B on MLK Drive to 35th and disband at the South Victory Monument
> located in the Boulevard of 3500 S. MLK Drive.
> Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 10:00am-12:00pm – Rally at Grant Park
> This group will conduct a Rally for their campaign "Afghan women's rights." Permit is pending for this event at
> Grant Park.
> Sunday, May 20, 12 at 12:00pm - Rally and March to Grant Park
> This group will assemble East side of Monroe and South side of Columbus Drive. The group will then march to McCormick
> Place to continue their rally. Campaign "Free Bradley Manning…March Against the NATO Summit Chicago."
> Sunday, May 20, 2012, from 12:00pm-2:00pm hours – Rally at 2301 S. Indiana Avenue
> This group will assemble at 2301 S. Indiana Avenue. The group' campaign is "Support Freedom-Syrian people assemble."
> Monday, May 21, 2012, TBA – Protest / Rally 100 N. Riverside Plaza and W. Washington
> This group will assemble at Boeing Headquarters with the intention of "shutting down Boeing headquarters." The group's
> campaign is intended to "coincide with NATO Summit …at McCormick Place" as they have posted in open sources.
> Wednesday, May 23, 2012, from 4:00pm-11:00pm – Protest /Rally at Daley Center 50 W. Washington
> This group is calling for a "Mass Rally to Take Back Chicago!" during the Chicago Mercantile Exchange annual shareholders
> meeting.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Chaz Ortiz: Dew Tour 2007 Free Flow Champ...

So, here's Chaz Ortiz (@steezortiz on Instagram / Twitter) a few years ago, I remember watching this on the TV tube.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Girl & The Dead Squirrel...

So, this one is KNDA gross, sad, and funny in all equal parts. She loves the lil buddy.
At least the squirrel got some love before going to heaven, or buried behind the shed.

Vagrant Skates: Donovan Rice...

So, I first met this kid in 2003 at Wilson in Chicago, IL.
He was visiting his Grandparents in Wisconsin, and heard there was a park in Chicago so he got a ride down. He noticed I was riding a Terror deck [the Fang cover] and we stroked up a conversation.
Always great to skate with him in person at 4 Seasons skatepark in Milwaukee, WI.

The Ender in this video is insanuous!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Derby Skatepark UPDATE: Facelift 2012...

So, for all of you skaters who wanna get a look at the new Derby resurfacing, here's your chance.

Chaz Ortiz: Tampa Pro 2012...

Published on Apr 1, 2012 by 
So, I remember see in this kid at all these contests years ago [2001-'02] around the Chicago and surrounding suburbs. His Dad was always there supporting him, driving him to every event.
Chaz had this bright yellow helmet that looked twice the size of his head, and his board came up to his shoulders. He couldn't have been moar than 7-8 years old...

Published on Apr 9, 2012 by 
...resembling the kid in this video.

Zoo York.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Steve Olson: Skateboarding & Art...

So, here you have Steve Olson breaking it all down for you, skateboarding and art.
Getting paid to play on a toy.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Enjoi Skateboarding: Ryan Lay...

So, do I really have to say anything about this boi?
He's been steady crushing on the underground for a few years now.
Arizona dreamin', happy hardcore ravin', wall ridin', Buster Bear lovin', Dry Bones Nation reppin' bad boi...

Enjoi Skateboarding: Zach Wallin...

So, this has to be one of the best parts, and skaters that I've seen in a long time. It's one ofthose parts that stokes you to go skate even if it's way over your calibre of skating. Maybe it's the perfect trifecta of editing, song, and skating.
Soem video parts come out and you're left bored. The skating might've been rad, but the song sucked or the song was dope and the skating was sick, but the editing was choppy or cut quick.

This video has long post trick edits, an awesoem noninvasive song, and soem great added pleasures to see. Like the the dust trail behind him at 2:50, the unintentional layback slide at 3:02, the clip of him just cruzing, flying past you at 3:06 leading into the lipslide UP THE RAIL at 3:08, and a fucking legit street gap ender, ender.

Zach Wallin.
TransWorld Skateboarding.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012


So, here's another video fro GochTV dealing with layback slides, and the style that you can present with each one, if you have enuff style you can even make falling look good.
I'm assuming that this takes place at the Caeser Chavez park in AZ.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Today's TIme Capsule: Didjits - Captain Ahab...

So, soemtime in Spring 1990 I had bought this CD for the sole fact that it was on Touch & Go records, and immediately fell in love with it, and the band.
From the raw-powered-gear-head-adrenaline-rush of the first strum on "Killboy Powerhead" to the last distorted down-tuned, car horn like feedback of the Jimi Hendrix cover of "Foxy Lady."

Rick Sims, 'nuff sedd!!!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sit Next To A Vegan...

So, back in January 1995 I sat next to soem Vegans on Southwest Airlines and I didn't even have to pay $10.
I was on mai way to Las Vegas to stay with mai friend Tim for two weeks and skate with his friends, this is the trip when I met Kenny Anderson, and on the plane ride there I sat next to these two crusty punk looking chix.

One of them had a Gibson guitar case for an SG so I sparked up a conversation about me also playing guitar and it turns out that they'd just come from recording with Steve Albini for an upcoming split record with Los Crudos. The band they were in was Spitboy, the two girls were Adrienne Droogas and Karin Gembus, and outside of the recording session I was the first person to ever hear the record.
They said they worked at Mordam Records and MRR is San Francisco. Karin played me the recordings on her walkman cassette and asked me for my feedback. I prolly gave them soem dumb response, I do remember that I said soemthing about Green Day and Descendents because of the bass guitar sound, and how I liked how the bass sounded in those two bands.
What did I know? I was a 20 year old from St. Charles, IL. and these chix were living real life, in actual bands. This was also the first time I had ever heard of them [Spitboy] and the second time hearing the term Vegan.
They'd brought their own food and it smelled awesome. I forget, now, waht she said it [the food] was, but she said it was Vegan and explained to me the aspects of veganism. I was very intrigued & interested only to respond that "there's a pro skater that I really like, Ed Templeton, who's vegan."
Up until that point I just knew Vegan was like Vegetarian.

One thing that Adreienne offered that I have yet to do was to stop by Mordam Records and say hi the next time I was in San Francisco. It's been 17 years, I doubt the offer still stands since Mordam is now defunct or that they even remember the plane ride meeting me.
Maybe they talk about the story of "soem skater trying to act cool on the plane, chatting us up when all we wanted to do was relax after recording all fucking WKND." <--- fake quote

Friday, May 4, 2012

R.I.P. Adam "MCA" Yauch...

So, What's the time? It's time for mic stands at half mass, and 808's at half volume... Adam Yauch died todei at 47 years old.
I remember hearing LTI when it came out in 1986, me and the kids in mai neighborhood knew all the words and would crank this cassette on a boombox while we skated in the street trying to learn ollies over soda cans in front of our houses.

Thanks Adam, for being a part of mai life.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Skateboarding: Random Crust & Crab Style...

So, the skating is good in this video, but there seems to be a little too much crab style going on.

Watch this to learn about Crab Style.

I've always called it snowboard style, because it also looks stupid.


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