Slow update week. It happens.
But for anyone over the age of five, the impending weekend has nothing to do with skateboarding. Aside from maybe treating it as an occasional means of transport from point-A to point-B. Real updates involving real things shall return next week, in November, when the highs begin to slowly crawl down from the life-affirming seventy degrees we have been blessed with this past week.
The clip below was filmed on Halloween in 2007, when the site was in the midst of a creative high-point, and Gigliotti was still a bro (and renter of one of the finest conversation halls in all of Lower Manhattan.) It was a completely spur of the moment thing, and the sort of occurrence that is not possible in 2010 without meticulous planning, coinciding with the alignment of all the stars affecting motivation levels in New York City. Either way, it’s probably one of the best things to ever be on this website. Features Pryce Holmes, Isak Buan, Mike Gigliotti, Dario Phillips.
QS10312008. This is really a shameful display of Halloween antics, but I figure it is better than nothing. Hopefully we’ll have everything together by next year. This thing is so shameful that it excludes the snackman trademark to avoid any direct association. Plus, it is not even worthy of quicktime file. There’s some actual skateboarding at the end that kind of sucks.
Upon doing some Youtube research of spots in Trenton, I quickly learned that it is the only city bad enough where the majority of your results have to do with ten year olds throwing rocks and trying to rob you at the spot, and crackheads insisting that they have a better grasp of life than you do.
48 Blocks posted an interview with J Strickland, the person who is singlehandedly responsible for the ever-so-popular scumbag-image marketing in skateboarding today. If you read one skateboarding related interview this year, this should be the one. Features plenty of insight into the the industry and a lot of L.A. hate.
Also stolen from 48 Blocks: The Akira Footage Collective. Go to that round ledge on 57th Street just to see how high it is.
Quote of the Week: [While “I Got Your Money” is playing]
Isak Buan: “I hate this song. Watch, they’re probably going to fucking play ‘Juicy’ next.”
[2 minutes later]
DJ Speakers: “Yeah, this album is dedicated to all the teachers that told me I’d never amount to nothing..“