Move to Mars

January 23rd, 2017 | 7:03 am | Daily News | 3 Comments

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Photo via Juicy Elbows

QS Monday Links went from 70% YouTube links to 70% podcast links in one year…

Gino Iannucci runs down his career past and present, alongside the music that soundtracked his skateboarding, in an hour-long interview with Skate Muzik.

Approach every project / job / challenge in life with your sights set on creating something so influential that’ll follow you around for the remainder of your time on earth, like the Osiris D3 does for Dave Mayhew ;)

The Bunt’s latest episode is with Mark Appleyard, and on that note…

Yes, Mark Appleyard is in The Conversation™, because we’re out in Barcelona still talking about the shit he did fifteen-plus years ago when pulling up to half the spots. Kalis on longevity, getting shoe deals, and a distaste for extra long backside tailslides.

“So do you think the Menace guys were good at skateboarding?” “No.” Lee Smith has the floor in the latest installment of Bobshirt’s always incredible interview series.

Brian Anderson dropped a two-minute cruiser part over on Thrasher of him ripping around Manhattan, the Groton Skatepark, etc.

Jesse Alba uploaded a clip of his past year-and-a-half of VX footage.

This clip was a good time — SK8 Locos in NYC. Always had a bit of a bias toward how nice all those spots on the west side of Harlem look on film.

Pretty sure this is the first line ever filmed at the ultra mega super duper bust federal office building across from Black Hubba. Beware of plot twist.

“As skateboarding was our purpose and it was relatively unheard of in this part of the world, whenever we started to skate, massive crowds would assemble to watch.” Now, maybe more than ever, it’s important to keep an open heart toward places that those in power prefer to dehumanize. Monster Children has a rad photo feature on skateboarding in Balkh, Afghanistan via Dan Zvereff.

Yaje, Bobby De Keyzer and Bobby De Worrest have parts in the upcoming Transworld video, which borrows its title from scrapped names for a ~1999 RZA solo album.

Krak put together a compilation video of the Creteil three block out in Paris, which is a hundred feet from my favorite ledge on earth

QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Russell Westbrook isn’t a starter on the 2017 All-Star Team, so we’re going to impose a media blackout on the Quartersnacks Sports Desk this week. And this is an accurate summary of why you see minimal Knicks coverage on here these days. We just know better ;)

Quote of the Week: “I’ll never do my own taxes. 5 + 5 + 2? I’m over it.” — Francesco Pini

When Was The Decline of The Basket?

April 23rd, 2012 | 3:50 pm | Daily News | 2 Comments

We were having this debate the other day…when exactly did the decline of downtown’s premier outdoor drinking spot for people too poor to go to a bar occur? Most insisted that the summer of 2009 was the beginning of the end — when the Basket’s culture shifted from trios of Mexican laborers individually downing six-packs in under 20 minutes, skateboarders and the occasional overgrown Union Square lurker, to a full-blown NYU college bar and pitstop for shitheads on expensive bikes to debate microbrewery flavors.

Truthfully, it’s 4 Loko’s fault. Put a place where people could drink 4 Lokos outside and meet up with their white dreadlocked weed dealers two blocks from the nearest NYU dorm, and it’s bound to be hell before 8 P.M.

That’s not to say we haven’t kept clinging on to hope for a once-great establishment. Rob Harris makes the case for The Basket’s continued relevancy in this new night session video for DQM. The clip throws a curveball by portraying the Basket as a springboard for a night session, as opposed to its more common role as a deterrent for one. You’re almost positive they won’t make it north of Washington Square Park (the nearest actual skate spot), but miraculously, they make it all the way up to midtown. Features Lee Smith, Keith Denley, and Brian Delatorre.

Loosely Related: There’s also a new DQM / Vans commercial out by Marcus Manoogian, who did those two great Hopps commercials.