Monday, February 8, 2016
The first time I saw this music video it made me feel a certain type of way. Still does... and the song...
Jason adams for some reason is really inspiring to me. The opening line in this part after the wall ride when the song starts... it's good shit. I like the way he skates. I would always find myself watching it... especially when i was on rail trips and at a loss of what to film. I don't know shit about skating though.
These guys were both my roommates. This edit is what my life living in bear was like. I don't really know where Mikey is anymore, I know he has some babies. Nick and I still get to hangout sometimes, he is the best. Him and Jarad Hadi were the first people who had to explain to me that you weren't supposed to stay on the groomed runs...
When this edit came out I would watch it religiously, and make all of the peepshow watch it with me. I will never look like Danimals, but i can dream.
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
I'm working on the new Think Thank teaser so i've been watching a lot of teasers. This is probably my favorite one of all time. Good music, great movie, first time i ever saw a front blunt 270, and one of the best back lips ever done.
I wanted to post Nolan's Welcome part on here but I think they deleted it when he quit. This dude is insane. Backside boneless on the Garfield wall three years ago. Seattle has a pretty crazy skate scene right now. The current pros from Seattle are Cory Kennedy, Nolan Johnson, David Gravette, Jordan Sanchez, and soon to be Sky Siljeg. That is a pretty crazy group of super original people.
I've been filming powder riding in Washington a lot this year. This is my favorite powder part ever. Epic Song, all Mt Baker, all black & white super 8, and Jamie Lynn. This whole movie is really good actually. I love Volcom movies. I think I also just really like simple themes. Like let's go to Mt Baker and film a section for the video all B&W super 8. So sick. Also I think the term "Legend" gets thrown around in a really crazy way these days. The only dude I know that I would actually consider a legend is Jamie Lynn. I've got to know him a little over the past few years just filming him skating and that dude is absolutely a legend.
Zach Chamberlin and Yoan Tailandier are my favorite skate filmers. This is just a really good edit filmed really well. And it has a Badbadnotgood song.
This is the only skateboard VHS that I don't own but really wish I did. I probably never will either. It's the first antihero video and it sells for like $200 on eBay. Just look at that second shot. The dude pushing down hill in the rain. So crazy. All the old Northwest footage, old Burnside, Julien Stranger, and Cardiel. Amazing video.
Oh shit I thought of a non skate/snow video.
This is just the teaser but you can find the whole documentary online. I actually used the audio from one of the interviews in the beginning of the latest Think Thank edit.
Tuesday, February 2, 2016
Reserves, leftovers, scraps, pictures that didn't make a cut.
I decided to kick off the "Reserves" topic with pictures from my travels to the Indy 500, Duluth trips, Rift California trip, living in Portland, and a few randoms from Halloween. Take a look, a listen, enjoy.
Zach - Duluth nights
Justice - Duluth days
Keeks - Duluth hangovers
Danimals - Minneapolis in the fall
? ? ? - Minneapolis
Recycling - Indy 500
Horny - Indy 500
Snake Pit - Indy 500
Littering - Indy 500
Blake - Portland nights
Nick - Lovecraft Portland
Forest - Lunch in Portland
American ligher - Portland
Liquor - 35w N
Josh & Simon - shotgun Minneapolis
Craig - Halloween Duluth
Lance - Prom Long Beach
Josh - Rift Los Angeles
Josh - Long Beach nights
Jossi - Costa Mesa pool
Fronius - bbq Minnetonka
Have a good summer. Happy Halloween. Welcome to Duluth. Keep Portland weird. California drought.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Good friend, art gallery operator, boys club member Taylor Kline shares "5".
Pontus Alv's film, "The Strongest of the Strange". Released in 2005, but I didn't come across it until my freshman year of college, 2008. Absolutely changed my perspective on skateboard culture, the documentation of skateboarding, and reestablished the fact that skateboarding doesn't need anything more than you, your friends, and a concept to make an interesting and good skateboard film.
Probably the most influential blog I followed throughout high school and college, FecalFace Dot Com, recently traded in it's internet modem for an eCommerce job with DLX Dist. Founder John Trippe still has his hands in Fecal Face Gallery, which is in the Mission of SF. Although the blog no longer is updated, there are years of amazing content. FF still has amazing exhibitions and continues to contribute to the amazing melting-pot of cultures in the Mission.
You all have Netflix or your brother's password to it. Argentinean Chef, Francis Mallmann is the real fucking deal. I have romanticized over his lifestyle and cooking since for far too long. His cookbooks are a thing of beauty too. Drink a bottle of wine or two and wish you could live like him.
A few years ago I got really into Nouvelle Vaque (French New Wave Cinema). Specially filmmaker, Jean-Luc Godard. His film "Breathless is the peak of this niche in cinema.
This album brings together 3 of the most amazing jazz musicians of their time. Max Roach (my personal favorite jazz drummer of all time) Charles Mingus (on bass and arguably one of the most influential musicians of 20th century) and last but not least, Duke Ellington himself fucking the piano up.
Sunday, January 31, 2016
Will we ever run out of music to use in movies? In my opinion a soundtrack to a film can make or break the entire watch. And when you can leave a flick playing as background noise, you know it's truly a hit.
Justin Fronius "MFOD 15" VS Max Tokunaga "Good Guy"
Dragon "Frameless Austria" VS Max & Sam "Methods of Prediction"
littleyogurtbottle "buck hill instagram" VS "Dirty Boys"
Chris Grenier "Mayday" VS The Departed "intro"
Volcom "chicigof intro" VS Videogracias "intro"
Songs get re used, recycled, shit happens. Accidental? Who knows.
- R.I.P Lou reed & David Bowie -
Friday, January 29, 2016
Here comes our first weekend since forgetting the password, resetting the password, and logging into a blog that was forgotten.
SoMe LinKs 4 YoUr HeaaLth
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Ted Borland's new part in "Methods of Prediction" is real good. Bravo. Thank you for making snowboarding look fun, appealing, and stylish.
(snowboarding on tuffy shovels, tops of garbage cans, park rails etc > snowboarding in any way shape or form off a roof)
In other news,
Desiree Melancon also has a part in Think Thank's new flick, shared with another stylish fellow Justin Keniston. Her & filmmaker/photographer friend Tyler Orton have started a new project called "United Slopes of America". Check out some of Deesiree's other projects, AF-1234 / Girltalk.
"oldie but goodie" before the Impaler :)
The Impaler4nHESH hangtime
If you don't have a copy of this or this yet, go ahead.