Much in the vein of how rappers release songs condemning “snitching” when they are caught up in massive controversies of potentially being snitches, or members of their crew get rooted out as federal agents, just so their audiences know how they stand on the issue, I felt it should be necessary to draw a line in the sand to let the world know the Quarter Snacks stance in light of recent controversies. Clearly aligned with the now nearly-extinct twenty-five cent snack cakes that the site is named after, this website is down for the meager corners of a metropolitan existence, and not a trust fund enterprise by any means. The issue of “trust fund-ed” skate / internet institutions is clearly a very prominent topic in the changing landscape of this wonderful city, and it has caused the greatest uproar in the Quarter Snacks comments section since its previous summer 2007 high point of hate when Thando and Mooney were on the most-hated list and the Green Diamond first announced their impending endeavor of releasing a full-length video. At least I figured out that if I don’t update the site for two weeks, the invisible hand intervenes and updates it for me. I have no insight to offer on this controversy and hope that you guys have all settled your quarrels so we can continue to go about discussing Proust, Tarkovsky and Gucci Mane like we typically do here.
Now, here’s the bad news — this isn’t a real update. Sorry. I have a block of free days in the coming week, in which I am hoping to get done the bulk of the re-formating work I have been talking about since maybe ten months ago, but you know, that’s if I’m lucky. Updates should hopefully coincide with that. If not, it’s getting warm, clips soon. You know.
Here’s some shit to watch that I’m super late on.
Howard Glover — Manhattan Montage from 1998
Howard Glover — Brooklyn Banks Montage from 1998
I don’t know who this dude is, but he just dropped these two clips (which you have probably already seen), that I simply hoped would never end. Late-90s, raw New York stuff. Kind of like Revisited, but almost better in that I don’t think ANY of it has ever been in any other videos. What’s really striking about them, especially with the non-Banks one, is that people really haven’t gotten that much better in the past ten years. Take out some of the tricks, switch up the gear, and a lot of the tricks would look perfectly up to par with a lot of videos these days. Especially Rodney’s footage at Newport. If this guy has any more footage, he needs to make a Revisted-esque DVD with it, because who the hell knows if the mythical “in-the-works” Strobeck video of unreleased late-90s/early-2000s footage will ever come to fruition before all the DV tapes on this planet disintegrate. This might be the next best thing.
Jame’s Frankhouse’s S.O.N.2 is worth a watch if you haven’t caught it yet. Like the first installment from last winter, its a homie-cam formatted type deal, which is pretty much the only format that I’m backing these days, seeing as how VX1s are obsolete and HD is too expensive for an institution like this one where good (or even borderline competent) filming has never been a priority. It has the added bonus of a soundtrack select by DJ Dirrty from East Village Radio’s wonderful Baller’s Eve program, which has become a part of my Wednesday night routine for the past few months now. Pretty much the only place you can hear new Pastor Troy songs or Alabama rap these days. They don’t play enough Boosie, Z-Ro or All Star, but you can’t have it all. Oh well.
5050 Skate boarding Forums “Where are they now?” Series: Volume 1 — “Neuman”
Quote of the Week: Fourteen-year-old Asian kid at Sayreville skatepark: “Hey dude, has anyone ever told you that you look like Dill?”
Watermelon Alex: “Fuck you, you look like Pat Chanita.”
Fourteen-year-old Asian kid at Sayreville skatepark: “Who’s Pat Chanita?“