Wednesday, March 30, 2011
And apparently Herbert finally after four months in the driveway learned switch-crooks, big fucking deal.
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
A sweet crew of dudes invited me to meet up in Arizona a little bit ago and good times were had by all. Nate killed it everywhere we went and skated for hours with the enthusiasm and radical energy of a 15 year old. Tim did some stylish laybacks and slappy'd everything he could find. Charlie is one of my favorite dudes and he apparently does a mean Jim Jarmusch impression when he's trying to bribe you into doing fantastic feats of flatground trickery. We skated a parking garage in a sunshower. The Nicks kept the good vibes flowing all week and I got to meet Todd from Detroit. Sick! I also got to make this crappy movie, enjoy.
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Friday, March 18, 2011
And should anyone forget that Chris Bower is a genius, please have even the gentlest of ganders at his "Wit: My Text From Write Club," the entirety of which is goddamned amazing, as the line following will attest:
My grandfather used to hide from God in bars. When people used to ask him why he thought God couldn't find him in bars, he would say, "I don't believe in God, I am not an idiot."
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Monday, March 14, 2011
Friday, March 11, 2011
While catching up on my WATC reading I came across a familiar backside heelflip. The edit is indeed a couple years old and some of the footage has to be nearing its tenth birthday but I enjoyed it as much as anything coming out today (well, almost anything). Bare witness to the DJ prowess of Crucial, the lyrical street-stylings of J. Toth, and the "bangin'!" back-heels of Dude Life Staff Blogger, Kyle Beachy.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
By way of illustration look at the way P-Rod, which is a nickname, obsessively reaches for the thighs of his jeans before each trick, pinching fabric and lifting away the bag from a place where, we can only presume, it would restrict movement. It’s a gesture you see now at skateparks across the country — the P-Rod pick, or how about just the pick. Others of course wear skinny jeans, though fewer now than early this decade.
Corey Duffel’s gone and grown himself a beard, and he’s not wearing the bracelet. The costumes settle toward a peaceful equilibrium, and this is another reason men understand skateboarding better than young people. You can look at kids and know immediately that they’re gonna quit. Lookit these little fuckers, we think. Hurry up. Get out of the way. Remove your headphones.
The point I wanted to make was about fashion’s nervous relationship to function.
Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I've worked, I've slept, I've eaten the best food, I've been broke, I've had good luck, I've been miserable, I've been happy, I've skated, I've bled, I'm exhausted, I'm coming home.