Friday, March 4, 2011

I laughed so hard I spit out my ice cream. I also really enjoy the fact Max has his name written in bubble letters. Milan tomorrow!!! We'll see the internet situation for the next four days..and also the "who cares about the internet I'm in Italy for four days" situation..?

Three minutes of new Lavar footage from 48 blocks. Glad to see he is skating again!!

Heavy doses of Lennie Kirk in this. Dope style for sure- I remember him walking around with his trench coat at Union Square and the Pier. Shortly thereafter I remember people saying he had been thrown in jail for all that gnarly shit with a sawed off shotgun. There had been a couple times where the police would run people out of Union Square at night for skating and people would scatter. I remember hiding out in front of a closed store with him randomly after such an occassion. In between talking about God, I remember he used to talk about how much Spanish he could speak- which might have something to do with how he is in 2011. Glad he never flipped on me..

Thursday, March 3, 2011


A friend posted this on facebook-SF based video from the 90's. Wow really takes it back. Avenue wise. Gang Starr and white out pen tags. Damn. This is probably around the time I could land half cab flips with my Ipath Grasshoppers. Ancient history. The only thing missing from this is probably getting deli cuts from the Safeway next to Hubba Hideout.

Joe Valdez China Banks scary way ollie. Gnarly as shit!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dang, second Jackie Chan skateboard oriented kung fu battle. This guy loves to push! Chinese futuristic bike punks in Barcelona?

And cute baby elephants that frolick on the beach are a no brainer to post..

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Saw this on Facebook. Rad. Shut skates NYC. Glad to see small shops/ companies being covered on the local news. Even beyond skateboards, there is a definite undercurrent of resurgence for American made products. And fuck brands that advertise as American made, but still have products that aren't.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

And this week in random ass youtubes..

Gratuitous shots yes. Epic proportions of influence in the dance and fun realm, undeniable. This song rules.

Okay but seriously. THIS youtube beats the last youtube even.

The 5th Wheel conspiracy

Monday, February 28, 2011

Sunday, February 27, 2011


One of my favorite places in San Francisco is Creativity Explored. It is a pretty amazing place with genuinely impressive art and artists. I included a few artists below.. To look at these artists and others visit Creativity Explored Online.

Creativity Explored is a nonprofit visual arts center where artists with developmental disabilities create, exhibit, and sell art. We are committed to supporting people with developmental disabilities to become working artists, and to promoting their work as an emerging and increasingly important contribution to the professional art world. Creativity Explored provides workspace and materials in ongoing studio sessions facilitated by a team of professional artists who support and assist studio artists. Creativity Explored’s professional exhibitions program promotes studio artists’ work through a wide array of local, regional, national, and international exhibition venues including commercial galleries, and corporate and public spaces.

Creativity Explored studio artists come from diverse backgrounds and bring with them a wide variety and range of experience, ability, and sensibility. Some of our artists just turned twenty years old, while others are in their eighties. Some have lived lives of previous isolation or institutionalization, while others have spent their entire lives with their families in a supportive and accepting environment. Many of our studio artists speak different languages, or do not speak, and are unable to communicate with each other using spoken language. At Creativity Explored, visual art is language everyone can use to share culture, experience, and feelings.



"Guys Night Out"

"City By The Sea"

"Birds Fish After Escher"

Andrew Li was born in Shanghai in 1965. He has been a studio artist at Creativity Explored since 1990, and is currently a student at San Francisco City College.

Li is a prolific artist, and his loose, sketchy drawings reflect his rapid artmaking process. Cityscapes, figures, and machines are the most frequent subject matter in his drawings and paintings. The precise perspective and attention to scenic detail illuminate how Li typically sketches from life, incorporating what he observes in San Francisco and in his travels into his artwork.

Li’s work has become very popular, in 2009 his rendering of a San Francisco Muni bus and its passengers was chosen to adorn an Actions REALized skateboard deck as one facet of our partnership with Real Skateboards and Deluxe Distribution. He also had a solo show at the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.


"Self Portrait"

"Favorite Foods"

"Leah Garchick"


Camille Holvoet was born in 1952 in San Francisco. She has been creating artwork at Creativity Explored since 2001.

Holvoet’s preferred medium is oil pastel. Her pastels are rich blends of line and color, created with many overlapping layers. Her attention to spatial detail is evident in all of her art. Whether she is working on a small-scale drawing or a large-scale painting on canvas, the compositions are always well balanced and meticulously planned.

While she is best known for her pastel drawings of luscious cakes, pies, and pastries, Holvoet has expanded her subject matter to include interior scenes, portraits, ferris wheels, and other objects. The straightforward interior scenes are an especially interesting glimpse into Holvoet’s memory of her former years spent in an institution. Since she started at Creativity Explored, we have witnessed Holvoet working on a larger scale, experimenting with computer drawing media, and integrating text into her pieces. These texts are often powerful and personal, drawing on memory and its anxieties; when juxtaposed with her beautiful renderings of desserts, the pieces take on new levels of meaning and resonance.


"37 Fishes"



Born in the Philippines in 1971, Ethel Revita is now a resident of Daly City. She has been commuting to the city to work at Creativity Explored since 1994.

Reflective of her bright smile and warm nature, Revita’s drawings and paintings are populated with brightly colored, joyful figures suspended against an equally vibrant background. Revita carefully composes each piece so that blocks of solid saturated colors play off of each other for a vibrating effect. The animals and people in her artwork are made up of geometric shapes, resulting in a style that is reminiscent of Native American or Oceanic tribal figures.


"If The Shoe Fits" by Melody Lima

"Donuts" by Gordon Chin

"Untitled" by Hadi Gharffar-Tehrani

Trying to figure out why this woman made this realistic wolf costume. Then hearing the music it's kind of obvious it's for cosplay or something.