Saturday, March 30, 2013

I can't believe people that can dismiss or forgive this kind of abuse.

Since I'm on some nostalgic shit this week and this blog is in it's like 6th year, I'm going to punish anyone reading this with a public BGP beam. Foundation's Nervous Breakdown ( 1999 ), complete BGPs with the sun in my eyes watching Omar Salazar b/s 180 at the new spot when it was actually new. Checking out that iconic Omar hunch. Nothing like being 15 and cutting class to go skate. A feeling that actually edges the feeling of quitting a lame job in your late 20's. 

What feels better than quitting a j-o-b that was becoming a hostile dead end? Nothing. There is no better feeling in the world than reclaiming your happiness. Sometimes the struggle is perilous and taxing but in the end it comes down to getting real with yourself and committing to your ideals. Life is short and when you know it's time to move on, listen to that feeling in your gut. I always figured the moment I stopped listening to my instincts they would stop talking to me. Can't have that. Some choices are incredibly difficult to make but in the end you know you're on the right path when you feel liberated and motivated to move on to the next meaningful thing. The only thing I am interested in right now is dating my future. And also partying, skating, not rolling my ankle, and finally taking a real vacation after three years of not taking a REAL vacation ( no work attached ). Maybe this year I can actually have a REAL SUMMER.

Playing music Sunday night at this rad event! Event starts at 9 and runs until 1am. Video should premiere at 10pm. Stoked to be a part of this! Come out if you are around. Believe in the NOW of skateboarding video magazines.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

A girl I went to middle school with tagged this photo of me today on facebook and just like that I felt HELLA old. But I also felt excited to see that she held onto some decade plus photo. Me with some friends in middle school, posing. Leslie on the far right actually taught me how to push on her cousin's fat 80's skateboard. Baggy pants and skull caps. I must be 12 or 13 in this photo. Damn! I'm about to be 30 next year!

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Woke up to an email from Dogbone referencing the original song from Mulder's part.Bob James.Great stuff.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

God. I love old skate ads.

Really love this dude's understated style and his song.

Bubbles from NYC. Siked on this song. Autumn fam, Alain Levitt creator of Autumn's "Fuck the Police" shirt ( to name just one genius idea ) is making epic music these days.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Again thanks to Wildman for this rad fb share. Looks super good.

Charles Bradley cover of Nirvana's "Stay Away." Wow.

Beat generation poet who starred in Andy Warhol films is fighting to keep his $360 a month apartment after developer buys his building for $16.5M

The title says it all. Now the developer is basically trying to bully this man out of his apartment. Why is the world filled with such shit, money hungry, characters? The developer's plans are to start charging $7,500 a month for a two bedroom apartment. That's not ridiculous. What's amusing to me is somehow the world rewards this kind of behavior always. I wouldn't put it past the developers to try to poison the dude or something. The world is cray cray. Stick it to the man as long as you can. Things like this happen every day. It's a damn shame. Power and money know no bounds. Thanks to Wildman for sharing this article.

This is what I was hearing on the subway tonight. Street music. Bach's cello suite #1. How often do you hear that at 2am?