Bronze ‘Solo Jazz’ is Now Online

August 26th, 2013 | 12:00 am | Daily News | 8 Comments

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Monday links are getting postponed until tomorrow because the Bronze video is online and it deserves its own post.

The most beloved New York City video franchise is back with its latest installment. Solo Jazz features many new names making their first-time, full-length appearance in a Bronze production: Dick Rizzo, Josh Wilson, Aaron Herrington and Jason Carroll. Though they may dilute the collective’s multicultural origins, their skateboard abilities only add to the excellence of this six (arguably eight) film franchise. Mainstays like Shawn Powers, Kevin Tierney, Derick Zeimkiewicz, Joseph Delgado, and Billy McFeely came through with wonderful sections, despite prior commitments that range from sponsorships to Polish espionage. Fan favorite, Phil Rodriguez, was sorely missed due to injury, and longtime followers of the franchise were surely shocked to learn that Solo Jazz has the unfortunate distinction of being the first Bronze video where Xavier Veal does not show up and at least 5050 some large handrail :(

Buy some Bronze tees and a hard copy of the video to support funding for the upcoming Billy Lynch documentary.

P.S. Johnny Wilson’s new project, Beef Patty, premiered the other night and it was really, really good. Loose Trucks Max has the ender. Hopefully, it makes its way online soon.

P.P.S. Colin Read’s new video, Tengu, premieres at the Sunshine Theater (Forsyth and Houston, where the Pretty Sweet premiere was) on Thursday, August 29th. Doors open at 8:30. Flyer here. So, there’s the potential of there being three great New York-based projects available in a week’s span. Looks like a solid end of the summer.

Previously: 56k, Caviar, Sognar

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.

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

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