Monday, April 28, 2008

Back to the blading..

so weve been getting back to it lately. Lots of people have been wanting to come out and skate lately which is awesome because sometimes without the skater motivation there is no filmer motivation. But weve actually been defying the weekend laws and having really productive sundays. The re-emergence or ben schwab totally kicks ass.. Yesterday he did one of the coolest tricks ive seen since lee jumped over that wall to darkside fishy the better than sex rails. Obidobe and JC have been coming out and getting dirty lately too. JC must be hungry because hes got about five 1st try clips over the past 2 weekend, and none of them are easy or sloppy.. you know how JC is theyre all sick and floaty. Obi has been bringin his rad smiles all over the place and been doing lots of lines and stuff so thats cool. His friend Ryan Santos has been getting dirty too, his mini profile thingy is shaping up too nice.. byrons been coming out alot too when hes not winning the LA all day comps. but anyways now i feel like im writing or something throwing in too many adjectives.. so here some pictures its easier this way..

sick-zack and bryon

ryan santosss

truemisfit.. forrealll

anthony williams got the backup celly angle

snatchywaters on the 180 and negrete on the filmm

sick-zack used to live in austin when i did, but now hes all grownsed up and living in LA and still blading freshh..


lee marvin fakie5

steeze check

byron backroy



the sign on the way into this spot says "do not molest the ducks" in english not even in spanish where molestar or whatever means to bother..

JC through the rose lense

peep the thug-love in the back..

JC cool-ass-soyale



no joke..

cool so thats pretty much what weve been up to for the past 2 and a half weeks or so.. footage contributions are gonna be needed soon so if you and your friends wanna get down with the nation hit us up on the thanks.


im hungry, my back hurts, and im not high anymore, but portishead is here..

im hungry, my back hurts, and im not high anymore, but portishead is here.. this was pretty much the theme of mine and edru's night on thursday, april 24th. everyone was playing coachella over the past weekend so alot of bands come into town and play before/after the big festival. Its not big secret that i am a geeky-ass, super-portishead lover so I almost contemplated going just to see them play. But last monday i received an email from portishead saying that they would be playing in LA to rehearse for coachella. So i emailed my rsvp right away, and got a confirmation the morning of the show. Turns out its about 5 minutes from my house, score. So i leave work, get home, chief, forget my phone, and my camera, and head out. Upon my arrival i learned that i received the email because i am in the portishead fanclub.. awesome. So i only have my memories to serve me, and other peoples youtube videos, but thats ok because i had a friend of mine take pictures at coachella for me to give you somewhat of a visual for this post. The crowd i saw the show with was only about 300 people, so there was no big screen visual things, and i was only about 10 feet away from beth the whole time. But check out these pictures and vids theyre pretty cool..

Beth Gibbons

Beth and Geoff Barrow

Beth and the p3 logo

Adrian Utley


Cinematic Orchestra

Cinematic Orchestra again


Krafterk some more..

Heres a video from the show that i was actually at, it was pretty much shot about 15 feet to the right of where i was..

and this one too shot from the balcony on top of where i was..

Thanks alot to Sinziana for shooting these pictures you rule.. the show was amazing, adrian (the guitar player)was a little drunk, but it added personality, the bass player guy looked rad and totally had that "yea? so.." demeanor which was awesome, and i didnt think it was possible for beth gibbons to sound any better but in real life somehow she does.. pretty amazing stuff. anyhow, enough music dork out for now.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Hello friends...

So i guess I got on (which is a pretty major skateboard site) for looking like an idiot camera blader guy. I cant even be mad though because all those girl/lakai/chocolate dudes are cool. They also didnt even continue making fun of me, instead they linked to an example of a much worse way to roll around so i thought that was pretty funny.. they were like motorized shoes that ran on batteries.

As of late weve been doing lots of filming and hanging out. I went to Texas for a weekend to hang out with Chase Rushing, The Farm, and B-MO. We ended up blading for a day and kinda just chilled out for the rest of the time. Not a bad trip at all.. heres the flickss..

Mike McMullen is cool. He's one of those grown up bladers whose working all day like me and keeps me sane with the aim chats and constructive criticism on artwork..

Zack is like my red-headed-step-brother-who-lives-in-AZ-and-finds-mp3s-for-me-cuz-he-rules.

Kevin is like my brown-headed-older-brother-who-is-on-top-of-his-sh*t-and-helping-me-learn-to-get-on-mine.

This is negrete and mike mcmullen in a picture im not even sure i took but it was on my camera so i will claim it. We were at a bar down the street and i was too faded trying to pick up a hot chick who was already surrounded by 20 dudes.. needless to say the mack has yet to return.

They were filming fast and the furious 4 on the side of our building.

and im not even playing they were literally filming fast and the furious 4..

Im pretty sure that if spiderman needed a car like batman does it would probably look like this.

i hope that call it "the fast and the FOURious" but maybe thats why theyre hollywood and im in Bladeville..

trudie and lee checkin em out.. and sorry for all the car pics, but i figured the majority of visitors here are dudes, and lots of dudes are into cars.. so yea.

I love when something as small as remembering a name comes in handy. I met this woman at a bar and shes alot older than i am. She had the same name as the woman who shot andy warhol though, so it was easy for me to remember. So, we ended up making out a little after some drinks and hangin out at The Farms place. I was so out of it that night and i have no idea how this blurry picture of me and the lady i made out with ended up on my camera, but it did.

Maybe Fardogg took the pic..?

Fritz passed out i think.. again more random pictures on my camera that i did not take.. or maybe i did..


Josh Glowicki and Troy takin a breather in the "D"

Josh Glowicki is that dude who dude and alley-oop-top-acid-to-royale on a kinked rail in 2feet.. he was also the dude matching this tree..


B-Mo came through with the best burgers.. sooo good.

rooftop chillin

when the propane runs out of the tank, go buy your own grill, some lighter fluid, and some charcoal and then burn up some sh*t..

im pretty sure chase lost some whiskers on that last one.. that is probably why B-Mo is laughing hysterically

Chase is triple fisting it with a spud, a bud, and the hotlink

chaser face can eat alot.. his roommates said he ate an entire slaughtered cow all alone in just 4 days. true story

B-mo enjoying the fruits of the labor

Chris always eats last.. hes like the troop leader who makes sure all the troops have had food first.

This is the view from B-Mo's crib. good morning..

Thanks alot to everyone who made my texas trip fun. Momma and dave and bmo and farmer and chase and karley and melissa and michael stein and damian and glowicki and troy and micah and anyone else i might be forgetting.. thanks a ton.