Amidst a slow news week with few notable developments (one of the five rappers who matter is likely heading to jail, the guy who punched a horse in one of the best movie scenes ever passed away), J.P. Blair gave northeast-based skateboard journalists something to talk about by putting Kevin Tierney’s Outdated part online.
Kevin’s part is notable for several reasons. It features a last-minute backwards re-imagining of Chase as a five-up-three-down, just before its untimely demise. You catch a glimpse of the “bag of bricks” FedEx fall that the Watermelon Man alluded to in a June 2010 Quartersnacks post. He even connects the dots between “skating shit you see on the street” novelties by stringing together a line that utilizes a broken down car and a couch as the only obstacles. Ender-wise, one of the biggest headlines of the hundred-year lead-up to Outdated was Kevin’s boardslide down the Stuyvesant Town rail, which makes him the first person to successfully not die while attempting to slide the entire thing.
However, J.P. opted for safe “golden age” hip-hop, instead of paying to homage to Drippy’s first-ever video part (feared to be lost and unable to make it into the Library of Congress’ film registry) set to the sounds of Scatman John’s 1995 mega-hit, “I’m a Scatman.” But now, with the magic of the internet, you can watch it in sync with superior music supervision. (Thanks to Charley for the tip.)
WATCH: Kevin Tierney in Outdated: I’M A SKATE MAN. Make sure to mute the video on the left. It is no coincidence that the beat on “Scatman” drops exactly as the first line begins. Below is the inferior original version. R.I.P. Scatman John.
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