On a 24-Hour, Quarter Snack Diet

June 15th, 2010 | 1:55 pm | Video & Remixes | 4 Comments

Photo by Jason Lecras

It seems like everybody with an iPhone or an extraneous TD Bank account yielding a free Flip Cam has a video blog nowadays. And while it’s fairly clear that nobody involved with Quarter Snacks is a technology nut (the clips are filmed with a camera that has been more or less out of general use by skateboarders since 2005, so you can draw your own conclusions, plus I was running Final Cut 3 up until a few weeks ago), it is safe to say that the advent of the recently announced savior of the human race (“Oh there’s a new app that stops the BP oil spill”), will only increase the ease with which video updates make their way to the internet. Not that we have ever pledged the infamous “if you’re don’t own an Apple, you’re better off with a pen and a legal pad” philosophy that seems to exist in certain circles, or the Switch Mike equivalent, “any phone that isn’t an iPhone is useless” sort of thinking, but that phone is absolutely insane. If it’s as good in low-light settings as it claims to be (it won’t), there will be a handycam snacks clip every week. I mean, there’s a skateboarder in the picture for it, so clearly, the thing is made for filming skateboarding. Let’s just hope that the 5G has a screenshot of the Black Filmer blog in the ad campaign for it.

Anyway, there’s a new flip cam footage clip up. Filmed by Josh Velez, featuring all the staples of flip cam and cell phone clips: TF footage, 12th & A footage, McCarren Park footage, double angles, poorly lit spots, Billy Dee Williams spewing racial epithets about Italians, and several other pleasant surprises.

Features Matthew Mooney, Ty Lyons, Josh Velez, Brian Delatore, Curtis Rapp, Sweet Waste, Keith Denley, Black Dave, (Andre Paige BGPs), Miles Marquez, Kevin Tierney, Adrian Vega, Andrei Kirilenko, Zerred Basset, Ritch, Alex Mosley, and Ben Nazario.

In addition to that, today marks THE MUSIC EVENT OF THE CENTURY or something like that (at least if you let “leading industry experts” tell it), and it taught us that Drake somehow has male fans. Or, male fans that aren’t Switch Mike. So we had to include something to “fix” one of his songs, since you know, they all sound better when they’re not his songs. Buy Pastor Troy’s album instead.

Anyways, the clip and download link is embedded after the jump.

You know I ain’t been on the train since tokens was in

January 14th, 2010 | 4:12 pm | Daily News | 3 Comments

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You can still hop that joint?

Stereo sucks, but they posted some footage of Adrian Vega that is more than worth your time. Perhaps the only redeeming factor of the Union Square demise that occurred last year is the (hopefully) impending trend of propping up tree grates Temple University style over the seemingly useless metal posts scattered about the perimeter of the the park. [*I’m actually not 100% sure that is Union but it looks like it.]

I know people around here tend to get offended whenever there’s a God forbid, non-skateboarding related post, but if you are a fan of Switch Michael Strobert’s work on the Mind Field Re-Edit, you should probably give this a quick watch. If you hate it, oh well.

The previously discussed lack of a rail over the six at FedEX is no longer.

Good luck with this one.

I completely forgot that this was even put online, but watch Can’t Ban the Snackman 2 if you haven’t seen it already.

Quote of the Week:Only real fucking whores go out in January.” – Roc

Merry Christmas

December 25th, 2009 | 9:38 am | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

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Usually, I start these things some time around the 20th or 21st of December and see how I like them over the next couple of days before Christmas. This time around, I started about 2 hours before midnight on Christmas. So, a lot of hours in FCP, a few dozen cross dissolves, and three or four coffees later, this is what I came up with.

Its a typical QS December 25th / End of the year mood piece with pianos and shit. Handycams, flip cams and some three-chips here and there. Dusty and dirty lenses and bad filming on my part included of course.

You know the drill — part one is the homies, part two is the roster. It is the fifth year anniversary of QS Christmas clips and I think next year is bound for a full-scale Weiss comeback to his former 2005 glory. Hopefully they re-model Lincoln Center with something that he can kickflip nose manual this time next year.

Features: Adrian Vega, some Boston dudes, German Nieves, Allen Siegler, Ian from Union, Dennis Feliciano, Keith Denley, Jersey Dave, the Gothic Raver, Alex, Shawn Powers, Staten Island Adrian, Tohmi Shiroyama, Ty Lyons, Aaron Szott, Danny Weiss blowing it as usual, Isak Buan, Francesco Pini, Taji Ameen, Kevin Teirney, Ian Reid, Pad Dowd, Galen Dekemper, Miles Marquez, Thando Beschta, Benjamin Nazario, Matthew Mooney, Vladimir Kirilenko, DJ Roctakon.

Thanks to everyone who contributed footage: Justin White, Jimmy Marketti, David Spodofora, Dennis Feliciano, JP Blair, Anthony Beckner, Alex Rialdi, Pad Dowd, Joe Cups.

The Search For a Summer 2009 Anthem

October 1st, 2009 | 10:21 pm | Video & Remixes | 5 Comments

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Remember my prediction? Well, I was right. Burr!

If there’s one thing missing from summer 2009, it is the true presence of an anthem that was drawn from the pool of mainstream acceptance. In 2008, we had “Whatever You Like” and “Lollipop,” which in all their excellence and absurdity have gone down as significant artifacts of summer culture.

This summer, we had a bunch of idiots basing their careers off Kanye West’s scarf collection singing about lonely stoners and Andy Griffith theme songs. Sure, Lady Gaga has become a QS favorite thanks to Switch Mike’s endless rotation of her album while doing 110 miles per hour on the Atlantic City Expressway, but she is disqualified based on the fact that she is not a rapper from the south, and “Surf Party” became a benchmark for black people’s aspirations in reverse irony, but it failed to become a staple of mainstream America, and unfortunately, you will never be able to turn on Z100 and hear it (although I’m sure it will become a Monday and Wednesday nights at Lit classic within a few months.)

Since “Surf Party” will never make its way to oldies stations in 2035 (or whatever incarnation of radio exists then) the same way “Whatever You Like” and “Lollipop” will inevitably become CBS FM classics in years to come, we need to desperately grasp for something that will encompass the entire summer, and be relatable to anyone outside the fifteen to twenty people blasting “Surf Party” outside their cars in New York this summer, or the few heterosexuals that can sincerely say they enjoy Lady Gaga songs.

I am nominating “Wasted.” It was on the radio, and it was ignorant, so it is a win-win. It might not make its way to the oldies category thirty years from now, but it would get pretty close.

Case in point, J.P. Blair put together a clip featuring a bunch of summer ’09 footage to the aforementioned tune (although it is the inferior O.J. the Beverly Hills Chihuahua version).

Features Black Dave, Billy Mcfeely, Richard Quintero, AJ Nagy, Adrian Vega, Jersey Dave, BK, Shaun Webber, Jason Carroll, Sam Cartright, Matt Daniels, Kevin Tierney, Sean Colello, and Brian Clarke.

Related: Quartersnacks Summer ’09 — The Ignorant Edit

Bonus Quote of the Week:These girls are the worst. They go to bars on East Broadway and then get mad when a Rican in an Affliction shirt starts dancing with them.” – DJ Roctakon

Embedded after the jump.