Did Halloween happen yesterday or is it happening today?
Chris Christie is not the Governor of New Jersey. Fred Gall is. Largely because he is the only one willing to go into illicit portions of the state where the economy is sustained by PCP smoke and crack sales. The last spot in this welcome clip of him and Steve Durante for Orchard skate shop (out in Allston, Massachusetts) and Seasons skate shop (up in Albany) is one one of the more terrifying locations to skateboard at in the entire state. The nineties never ended there. Actually, they probably never even began.
“Knives and Beer” is Pryce Holmes’ short video depiction of a camping trip that was filled with a lot of knives and many cans of beer.
Abada made this two-minute profile of Alex Duke many years ago. You can check out of some of his design work for Consolidated and other companies over here.
Someone mentioned this Andy Bautista Logic 6 part in last week’s EST post. And truly, it was a crucial video part to anyone who grew up skating around New Jersey. Even though a lot of it was filmed in Los Angeles, it is done so in the most east coast way imaginable. This is the era that still felt the effects of Osiris’ profoundly damaging Storm project (maybe the 5050 varial heelflip out on Pyramid Ledges was a form of Osiris-isms peeking out from the New-York-est trick ever: the frontside 5050 front shove out), and this dude is filming a crooked grind, kickflip on flat, and frontside 180 nosegrind line out in L.A. and still managing to make it look great. Very few short dudes have great style in skateboarding, but this guy definitely pulls it off. I might still have some poached footage of him doing nosegrind reverts at Hoboken Ledges on a DV tape buried in a shoebox somewhere. Features a German Nieves cameo, and quite literally, one of the most underrated nineties rap songs ever on the soundtrack. As someone who always complains about rap music, Spike Lee managed to have a handful of great rap songs in his movies.
You can see a quick slideshow from Halloween Hellraiser over here if you’re into that sort of thing. I bumped into Billy last night for a second, dressed up like he was in the Nation of Islam, and he goes, “Tyrone Biggums was there.” “What? there’s a kid who looks like Tyrone Biggums?” “No, the dude from Chapelle’s Show.” “Who, Dave Chapelle?” “No, Tyrone Biggums, the character.” I still don’t know what that means.
Oh, and Billy is on Twitter.
Around the time of last Halloween and the proceeding weeks, every individual involved with QS had this song on rotation for at least one-fifth of their day. It’s a shame these dudes suck now and one of them is off making songs about scarves with Kanye West. The song itself has not gotten any less relevant, or pertinent as go-to motivational music for any sort of emotionally taxing task.
Quote of the Week: “If you see a hot girl in Barcelona, she’ll turn around and have dreads down her neck and a Star Trek tattoo on her face.” – Pryce Holmes