Saturday, December 18, 2010

Spike Jonze'wise. Really? Didn't realize!! This was when Weezer was good.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Real talk.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


“If you work there, it kind of gives you something of a celebrity status,” said Shannon Moore, a broad-necked man who has been a bouncer at Max Fish for a decade. “I’m sure I wouldn’t get the same response if I worked at Nice Guy Eddie’s,” a nearby sports bar, he added, before pausing. “Which I did, and no one cared.”- Shannon T Moore.

check out the New York Times' article. A total bummer event.. Shannon's got an amazing quote! Since I started working full time, I have definitely been slacking in my nightly Fish Games. And by slacking I mean non existent compared to what once was. One of the worst aspects of this is coming to terms with the fact that there are only certain people you get to see more at certain places than others. Max Fish is the "Bank of Amazing People You Don't Get To See Often" friends or the "Bank of Random Ass People You Used To Know And Didn't Know They Were In New York" place. But now I'll have to wait to go back to New York to spend the last few weeks with this fleeting reality. It's kind of unreal that it's closing. I can't imagine being young, coming to New York for the first time, and not having gone to the Fish. It would have really been a depravity, and made New York less dimensional for me. Who knows, maybe I would have felt less inclined to move to New York in my teenage years if I hadn't befriended Shannon or any of the other local New Yorkers that I met that made New York eventually feel like a second home. It's kind of crazy how much skateboarding does affect your life, whether it's the people you meet, the interests outside of skateboarding that you decide to pursue, or whatever dive bars by skateboarding default you naturally get stuck in. Whatever the case, like most bars that are more than bars because of the people, experiences, friends, and weird times: Max Fish was and will always be the one bar that single handedly convinced me that New York was worth moving for. Even if that is totally gay to admit. I just outted myself.


I'm so happy that my mom finally came to visit me in New York , I made gifs of her. Good thing she doesn't look at my blog, she would be so embarrassed. Luckily, she can still be embarassed through e-mail. On a gif note, I feel like I'll need some San Francisco based gifs next week. Stoked!

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@ Egg in Brooklyn.
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@ Driggs Pizza on Driggs.
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@ Cafe Havana on Prince St.
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@ Peter Lugers on Driggs

Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Found a link to a really cool blog We Make Carpets Below is the Dutch duo's pasta carpet, band aid carpet, and my favorite, their colored fork carpet.

The instant way of working is what connected the designers Stijn van der Vleuten and Marcia Nolte and visual artist Bob Waardenburg. Without a sketch or plan (except for the chosen material) they start working on the carpet, resulting in a concentrated process of laying the materials one by one untill the finished carpet appears.

Fascinated by the great amount of different materials available on the market today, the possebilities for ‘we make carpets’ seem endless. The shape of the chosen materials dictates the pattern of the carpet. The modern materials together with traditional carpet symetry shape the carpets.-wemakecarpets.wordpress

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


Found these "Poetry Spot" youtubes online. All of them were filmed in 80's New York and are all really amazing in their own way. The first one is Allen Ginsberg stretching in his studio. With names like "Alphabet Street Serenade", the other ones are real obscure gems that further illustrate the character, grit, and history of New York City. I want the last three on my ipod..

Second rad doodling tutorial. I've been working on mine. This is not an inifinity elephant with ten knots is my next piece..

Another way to make math not math exactly.

Woops, maybe you should have parked your camel in Egypt. Poor camel.


If you're cruising the internet already, drop by autumn nyc. Dave has finally got his web store up and now people from wherever can enjoy the fruits of his back-of-the-shop, one press, silk screening operation he's got going on. Autumn being the best skate shop I've ever worked for (the only one), I am proud to say I spent at least two hours (contributing) struggling to html that red button on to the main page. Being a compulsive blogger can actually be helpful in situations. Who knew? There's some temporary product up, but check back for more items in the future if you don't live in New York. So far, Autumn has had 10 good solid years of t-shirting and product, and if you're lucky you'll be able to come up on some last minute throw backs if Dave feels like making them randomly. One important lesson I learned at Autumn: there are still grown ass men who don't like putting on their own grip tape. Sorry, there should be a rule. After 10, you should do your own god damn grip tape. Lazy ass skateboarders..

Monday, December 13, 2010

So weird! Go here to access a livecam of Abbey Road. It's kind of funny to see the same five people race back and forth to get a good Beatles walk across the road. Big Brother.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


In 1906, American photographer Edward S. Curtis was offered $75,000 to document North American Indians. The benefactor, J.P Morgan, was to receive 25 sets of the completed series of 20 volumes with 1,500 photographs entitled The North American Indian. Curtis set out to photograph the North American Indian way of life at a time when Native Americans were being forced from their land and stripped of their rights. Curtis’ photographs depicted a romantic version of the culture which ran contrary to the popular view of Native Americans as

Below are selected images of the Native American way of life chosen from The Library of Congress’s Edward S. Curtis Collection. Some were published in The North American Indian but most were not published.

There are a ton more photos here