Saturday, September 19, 2009
It's funny how the internet works. I google something random, a picture comes up, and sometimes I am compelled to read the content of the website it leads me to. This website in particular turned out to be pretty awesome. The site seems to be a desert town of old random entries from 2007, but among the tumbleweeds, there is a whole page of old interviews with women that were involved in the early L.A. punk scene from the 70's to the 80's. Women including Dinah Cancer of 45 Grave, Jane Wiedlin of the Go-Go's, there are at least 20 interviews with women ranging from show photographers to musicians to zine creators. It's pretty awesome and worth checking out if you like that kind of stuff. The latest one that was posted was one with Hudley Flipside, one of the persons responsible for putting out Flipside fanzine in L.A. from 1977-2001. As per wikipedia, "Some of the most sought after of Flipside releases are the Flipside Video Fanzine series released in the early 1980s which were collections of performances of punk bands such as Black Flag, Agent Orange, TSOL, Social Distortion, etc."
Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
there's nothing better than a random documentary about soda. it's pretty fascinating. who knew that the japanese weren't the only ones with a diverse range of peculiar sodas?it's no surprise that no matter what you're involved in, the topic of big business vs. small business will come up eventually. whether you hail from generations of local farmers, or if one day you decide to carry 500 different weird, rare, sodas, our current economy and politics drives such discussions to the forefront. i prefer to support small business when i can so it's refreshing to see how people talk about the ways they try to foster other small businesses as well. it's really insightful and very inspiring.needless to say, the best part is to see how siked this guy is on his store!
more than coincidence?
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Autumn Bowl contest next week. One of the first, or at least first few, of it's kind. Asahi will be sponsoring it, bands will be playing, and there will be the moneys for the best trick on four wheels. It is safe to say that after living in New York City for four years, it is much easier for skate events to happen like clockwork in california. No brainer! Something has always existed in new york city, or even the east coast for that matter, that raw yearning to make anything happen despite the lack of industry or consistent coverage that in turn makes it pretty unique when something manages to string itself together skateboardingwise. needless to say it is even more unique when the sponsors are different. this contest will be fun because a) there will be skateboards and b) people will be shredding. and who knows how many toilet bowls will get thrown off stage, but in the end props go out to chopper dave for making this happen 110%! shit ain't eazy, jah knows
FORMER PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER DISCUSSES WHY UNCIVIL CONGRESSIONAL OUTBURSTS ARE UNDERSTANDABLE WHEN A PRESIDENT IS BLACK
FORMER SK8ER BOI EMBARRASSMENT AVRIL LAVIGNE SHOWS LINE OF CLOTHES AT FASHION WEEK. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS MORE RETARDED HER ST.MARKS GEAR ON A RUNWAY OR A LINE OF TOGA SNUGGIES ON THE RUNWAY. YES, SNUGGIE.
IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF COOL THIS KID CARED SO MUCH ABOUT HIDING HIS BAD GRADES, HE ACTUALLY TRIED TO LIE ABOUT BEING KIDNAPPED TO THE POLICE. WHAT KID HAS EVER CARED THAT MUCH TO GO THAT FAR? THAT IS SOME SERIOUS DEDICATION.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
This video is pretty painful to watch, I couldn't even watch the whole thing entirely. It starts out with these assholes laying in a bed of diamonds and money, having heavy pig latin petting seshes, it's terrible. And to top it off she plays like a dancing parapalegic hooker the whole time on joke crutches. don't forget to throw in cliche ways to look hauntingly couture and fabulous while pretending to be dead, nobody's ever tried to do that before. and what's up with the bootleg hot topic motley crue guys sucking on her witch boot? this chick sucks. Sadly we all have lived to see the day of female pop stars who intentionally model their careers after pre-head shaved Britney. It's like next level britney is basically just adolescent girl pop mutated into gothic, new wave, cartoonic prostitution. It's probably pointless to post this terrible video, but in the art of war, you must keep your enemies close. or at least close enough to laugh at them..And apparently she went to the same high school as Paris Hilton, so you know some things aren't a coincidence.
YOU LOOK STUPID
A few weeks ago I think I mentioned a secret ad that a few friends tried out for in hopes of maybe making 5 g's. this is the final product of what that shoot was. what a fucking joke. marketing sucks. squandering ripper status in a size 0 red dress with peep toe tango heels is just wrong. observe the shadow of a coned heel when she lands, it's a fucking joke. to skate in heels is a scientific impossibility, as well as a crime against morality. i think this chick is brazilian so culturally it could be no big deal, but i highly doubt you would see anyone else in this format. not elissa, not marisa, not reyes, not nugget, not anyone who isn't a foreign fifteen year old part time model. but hey, boardslides are easier than throwing your red pants down the wallenberg four. and she did that shit for free!! talk about jipped. that would have been a better ad. this ad is pretty fucking wack though. who knew it would only take like three generations of solid girls skating to engineer one girl marketable enough ( a discernable girl that looks pleasing in make up), and willing enough to make this ad happen. in some demented way, millions of girls and mothers are going to look at this ad and see this as an embodiment of some kind of feminist, girl power milestone. because that's what female empowerment is, doing everything in a dress and heels !!!
COYOTE:1 JESSICA SIMPSON:0
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- A coyote picked up Jessica Simpson's dog, Daisy, and ran off with it, the U.S. singer and actress said Monday night on her Twitter page.
People.com said the singer-actress is offering a reward for the return of her 5-year-old, caramel-colored maltipoo.
The report did not specify the amount of the award or the location of where the pup disappeared.
"My heart is broken because a coyote took my precious Daisy right in front of our eyes. HORROR!" Simpson said on her Twitter page. "We are searching. Hoping. Please help!"
TMZ said the dog was a gift from Simpson's ex-husband, Nick Lachey.
MISADVENTURES IN MAKE BELIEVE
one day you wake up to find yourself a pop star with a hit single and an endless wardrobe. i guess endless wardrobes are not always that tight, cause this chick be lookin' stuuuupppiidd.
Booger takes her out with one shirt.
Monday, September 14, 2009
went to see melissa at the slow and steady wins the race season preview thing last night.. highlight of the night were my friends simultaneously fanning out on this small chick that i thought was dr.ruth from behind. apparently this girl has this epic fashion blog and is only twelve years old. i think at 12 the extent of my fashion taste was thinking jncos was okay to wear in public. it's obvious that some of us develop slower, while sometimes we don't develop at all. i wonder what it's like to be born and know how to win at life. she dresses better than me and you ( apparently), and has got the fashion world in her hands. i tried to repost this from her blog, but as you can see i'm not permitted to repost it. look up her shit, it's pretty funny. super random, but a concrete example of how the internet be changin' thangz. she's also selling her own t shirts for $37 on her blog. hustlin' deez internet streetz.. but when all is said and done, she's still twelve years old. dude. i couldn't imagine be taken so seriously and taking myself seriously, at all. something should be said for the humbling experiences of being an awkward loser which i think is the best way to be. but that's my bias.
I remember these parts like it was yesterday. 411 used to be the shit!! Berrics games of skate though is sick to watch. I don't know how to link the busenitz vs. colegame, but check out the link. you won't regret it.
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 12:53 PM