You Can’t Move With Me in This Digital Space

January 19th, 2015 | 1:30 pm | Daily News | 5 Comments

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It might seem odd recommending a profile of Harry Belafonte on Martin Luther King Jr. day, but the final third of the piece details the relationship between the two of them. It is one of the coolest profiles you’ll ever read. “When the song was over, Belafonte held up a black doctor’s bag and dumped $70,000 in small bills on a table.”

Harsh Euro Barge laid the groundwork for today’s generation of mid-twenty-somethings to be at terms with electronic music by the time they exited adolescence and found #the #party. SMLTalk on the Godfather II of tour videos.

Some more HD footage and cool kickflips from the Paych dudes via Merchants of Ill.

Colin Sussingham has a lot of great photos from the filming of Horny over on The Local Weather. For those who don’t know, that double-kink boardslide at the Federal Building is quite literally a three second bust and a potential arrest risk.

The Homie put together a shady clip of all his iPhone footage from the summer.

Gino provides some commentary on his Yeah Right! part.

Gershon Mosley a.k.a. the sweatiest skater of all-time just dropped a new part!

A.V.E. in New York on the new cover of Thrasher.

There’s a really cool fakie (?) ollie in the teaser for Duzzed, the upcoming video from 2nd Nature. P.S. Here’s a quick new clip from the 2nd Nature park

Akira Mowatt cruising around Los Angeles for Skate Sauce.

Joseph Delgado cruising around everywhere for Humidity Skateshop.

Elijah Cole cruising around uptown for Mighty Healthy.

The St. Vincent’s / 7th Avenue bank has been reduced to rubble and memories.

R.I.P. ASAP Yams. Here are a bunch of the mixes from the RNT days.

QS Rap Desk: 1) Despite never summoning his services for either studio album, Future sounds really good over Zaytoven’s keyboard. 2) Mustard got sick of all your dumb memes about his beats sounding the same, so now he’s making weird Beyonce trap remixes :( great… 3) Travie “back,” through Rae Srmmurmurmrmrmrd is doing Travis Porter better than Travis Porter themselves these days. 4) Funkmaster Flex is a national treasure.

2 Chainz v.s. Nancy Grace is not the new Cam v.s. Billy O’Reilly, contrary to what others may insist. Cam won because he beat Bill at his own game, whereas Tity Boy made the mistake of thinking he was speaking to someone interested in having an actual debate. Someone please make a supercut of her saying “2 Chainz” though.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Andrew Wiggins is slowly turning into the Andrew Wiggins everyone thought he’d be.

Quote of the Week: “I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war, that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality.” — King

Your website is trash. © Funkmaster Flex.

New Year’s Eve Links

December 31st, 2012 | 7:37 am | Daily News | 10 Comments

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Philadelphia is on the verge of having to close 37 public schools. It’s a good thing Philly’s City Council spends time on real issues like raising skateboard-related fines.

Pappalardo’s eight seconds of footage in the Pretty Sweet bonus features.

The end-of-the-year issue of The NYT Magazine has a feature on influential people who passed away in 2012. One of them profiles Larry Stevenson, who invented kicktails on modern skateboards, and is thus responsible for every big flip in Pretty Sweet and every crooked grind combo in Parental Advisory.

Speaking of Pretty Sweet, Manolo Tapes put together a funny, all lifestyle rendition of the video entitled Pretty Soft. The magic of editing…

Joe Cups put together a Super-8 / VHS New York video of this past summer that features many names from the Lurkers franchise.

This James Pitonyak part is gnarly. He destroys just about every spot in Trenton.

The first, all Mini DV installment of the Death Video series. Not to be confused with Death Skateboards; it’s just a bunch of kids ripping around the city and indulging confrontation with security more than they probably should.

An iPhone Christmas clip from the young’ns.

Brian Brown and the 2nd Nature crew ripping around Westchester and Connecticut.

ICYMI: Billy McFeely in Outdated, Jason Carroll in Outdated, Forrest Edwards in Wild Power, and Ben Kadow in Mama’s Boys.

Matt Mooney put his abundance of free time into creating a Seinfeld Tumblr.

Spot Updates: Rolls-Royce is surrounded by scaffolding.

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Darren Collison’s buzzer-beating, overtime-forcing desperation three v.s. Oklahoma City. J.R’s buzzer-beater v.s. the Suns was a leading candidate, but all Knicks plays from the past week got disqualified based on how hard they blew it against the Kings on Friday.

Quote of the Week:

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— Via the Skateboarder Tumblr. Not sure of its origins or how old it is. Solid analogy.

Happy New Year.

After Hours @ The 2nd Nature Park

January 27th, 2012 | 10:53 am | Daily News | 2 Comments

The park is pretty sick. It’s a bit far from the city (it’ll take you just under an hour if you’re lucky with traffic coming from downtown), but worth making a few field trips out to this winter, especially if the weather isn’t holding up.

NY Skateboarding posted a lot of pictures and info, so check that out next time the temperature is making a downturn and you’re itching to skate. It pretty much has everything you’d need from a street course.

Shit Skateboarders Say

January 16th, 2012 | 1:07 pm | Daily News | 6 Comments

Sweet Waste in the world’s greatest tee shirt, and Lil’ Wayne dressed like a 12-year-old girl who just used her $100 Hot Topic gift card from Christmas at the Monmouth Mall. The Wayne coverage on QS has come full circle.

Akira Mowatt’s company, After Midnight New York, just dropped a team montage. The illustrious Geo Moya has the intro honors, so it’s a must-watch.

Portland, Maine isn’t exactly the first (or fifth…or tenth…) city you think of when it comes to skateboarding in the northeast. ’96 Mentality is a new mini-video out of Portland that gives a glimpse into their scene. It’s super well-edited, and the tricks and vibe give it a nineties feel, even though it’s all HD.

Here is the final throwaway clip from the PFP2 video, based out of that region just north of New York City and sponsored by 2nd Nature. You can watch the full first video here. P.S. “Get It On Tonite” is the far superior Montell Jordan single.

It’s sick that outer-borough (Brooklyn) kids can make a ten-minute video, all filmed in New York, but with barely any recognizable spots in it. Just goes to show you how big this city is. Watch the Slime video here. Also, this means the turnaround on someone skating to song off Rich Forever was what, one week?

Want to re-live Tompkins circa 2004? Watch this Super-8 reel. Some of it might look familiar because it was used in Lurkers 2.

Taji, Leo, Billy Rohan, and No Pants Day. Surprising that it has taken this long for someone to skate that fountain gap in front of the 42nd Street Library.

I think it’s my most ignorant music video yet.” — Black Dave.

Rob Harris shares his of-the-moment jams on the DQM site. Travie, 2Chainz, Future, and a bunch of other stuff we’ve never heard of (Elvis?) is on there.

There’s not much to say about the Mark Suciu part that hasn’t already been said. (It’s scary that switch backside noseblunts down handrails just get quickly tossed in the middle of parts nowadays though.) Frozen in Carbonite makes an interesting observation though — Is everyone going to forget about it in two days? Is that really the shelf-life of a web video part these days? Do people still talk about the Dylan Reider Gravis part, the Lucas Puig TWS video, or the Torey Pudwill part from the summer?

Quote of the Week: “Autumn is fucking closed and assholes are taking pictures on iPads, the future sucks.” — Francesco Pini, Chief Officer of QS International’s Italian and Scandinavian Branches


Ok, time to watch the Knicks fall behind by thirty points in the first half, and then switch the channel to the Memphis/Chicago game. Stay warm out there. Later.

Money on the Floor, Lighters on the Dresser

November 7th, 2011 | 9:02 am | Daily News | 1 Comment

Billy McFeely – Frontside Bluntside – Photo by Brian Kelley

BLACK DONALD TRUMP will be performing at TBD Lounge tonight for a 40 Oz. Van party. Located at 15 Gold Street in the Financial District. It says 9 to 4 on the flyer, so who knows when Dave is actually supposed to go on. Flyer here.

Speaking of Dave (and rap): him, Taji, and Leo are all in some Russian rap video.

Two weeks late, but in case you missed it, Boil the Ocean offers some interesting commentary on the increasingly popular VHS revisionist trend (i.e. “Why can’t VHS be the new Super-8?”) apparent in many of today’s skate videos produced by people over 21. Some of these projects are cool, but this is the sort of thing that quickly becomes annoying once too many people jump on the bandwagon.

PFP2: See You Lazer is a local-based video featuring some 2nd Nature affiliates. Teaser here. It has a few painful-looking slams, so you may not want to watch if you’re about to leave the house to skate…

Here’s a Philly, D.C., and Baltimore based digi cam clip, which includes key scenes from Paid in Full, key tracks from Supreme Clientele, and key points of Roscoe “Imma Sip Moscato” Dash’s underrated influence in youth culture. They rock QS tees, so there’s another plus.

Solid interview with QS-bro-homie-4-life, Christian Banks. It’s not at all about skateboarding, but a good read for anyone that enjoys making music.

Spot Updates: 1) Not a popular spot, but the two up-and-over walls across from Columbus Circle that Shawn Powers skates at the start of this clip had their run ups re-paved. It’s a cool looking spot that mellows out late at night, so you should film some stuff on it. 2) Ziegfeld, still over-doing it, seven months after disaster struck. 3) This may be late, since the drunken Jane-to-Le Bain stroll is not as popular as it was this time last year, but the mega curb between the two (that Dan Zvereff somehow nollie back 180 heel nosegrinded in a line), is gone.

Holmes & Co. in Jersey City is currently selling the greatest tee shirt of all time for $15. Quantities are limited. Photo by Jason Lecras.

Quote of the Week: [In reference to the aforementioned shirt] “Who is that? Wait…is that Rick Howard? And who’s he with, a lesbian?” — Fred Gall

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