Bought a Niela Miller record today from Academy. Good money spent. Easy listening for a rainy day.
"Hey Joe" is an American popular song from the 1960s that has become a rock standard and as such has been performed in a multitude of musical styles by hundreds of different artists since it was first written. "Hey Joe" tells the story of a man who is on the run and planning to head to Mexico after shooting his wife. However, diverse credits and claims have led to confusion as to the song's true authorship and genesis. The earliest known commercial recording of the song is the late-1965 single by the Los Angeles garage band, The Leaves; the band then re-recorded the track and released it in 1966 as a follow-up single which became a hit. Currently, the best-known version is The Jimi Hendrix Experience's 1966 recording, their debut single. The song title is sometimes given as "Hey Joe, Where You Gonna Go?" or similar variations.
It is also rumored that Niela Miller dated one of the dudes from The Leaves and the guy stole her vibes! Basically "Hey Joe" is the inbred offspring of "Baby Don't Go To Town." Trouble in paradise.. Another visionary left to music history obscurity.
Picked the most favorited photos of the week on my instagram to repost for the homies that don't have it.
Amanda gets a proper kickflip in a good light outside the Chinatown park. Sunshowers all day, worst day to be ambitious about skating. Figures the place we end up skating is under the Manhattan Bridge. My new 7.5" Palace board from Supreme! And Amanda's new 7.9" Palace board from DQM. City wide- Palace Palace Palace
While Amanda rips, I eat shit.
Saw this jacket outside of Tompkins Sqaure Park. I asked the artist how much it would be to get something like that done. It took him a while to reply. He ended up saying "$500." I guess it's a bargain if you think $500 big faces for a wearable canvas is worth it. I'm sure the costing in $500 is more reasonable than factory made cookie cutter stuff that people charge $1000+ for, but what an impractical, economic disappointment for me.
Jill, Shelly, and Amanda
$20 Autumn shirts. That's the level the world should be at.
Saw the African slave ship Kessler graphic and it reminded me of hanging out with Kessler at Autumn. At the Kessler event, this piece was NFS. His other graphic that we had Autumn was from an old medical journal of like half an open torso who's hands were bound at the back on the same deck shape but in white I believe. Maybe with an even sharper nose. I wish I was into big shapes, and even though we only had maybe 40 or so of them, every person that I sold it to was super stoked on the shape and graphic. I remember him telling me about where he got the graphic from, maybe having something to do with the Black Dahlia murders or other cases like it, and how interesting the process was to find the image. I'll always remember him rolling up to the store, with his double parked surf mobile and his contagious passion for the Autumn bowl and everything else that wasn't lame. RIP kess