Late day Monday links update, sorry. Lousy Smarch weather, True Detective, etc. You know?
Labor has a restock of Marisa Tomei and Jesus Piece cruisers on their webstore, but they probably won’t be there for very long.
A lot of interviews went online this past week, and Frozen in Carbonite’s interview with underrated hip-hop white guy icon, Chris Franzen might be the best of the bunch. He talks about L.A. County (“We were just a bunch of rejects from the industry”), switch 360 flips over Cali tables off flat, and stuff about the business of skateboarding in the nineties that other interviews may be reluctant to address. Must-read for anyone who is a fan of that much mythologized decade.
The Dime crew compiles all the monumental achievements that have occurred while a skater was wearing a yellow tee shirt.
Kanye’s inane, more-calculated-than-people-care-to-admit rants seem to be the latest avant garde skate clip #musicsupervision choice, but when is someone going to edit a clip to DJ Khaled’s McDondald’s commercials?
Glad we could be a springboard to Mudo Zine’s grassy knoll-esque dissection of the conspiracies embedded in Ishod’s new Thrasher cover.
Josh Stewart interviews Jahmal Williams. Jahmal must also be one of the most photogenic skaters ever — is there a single mediocre photo of the dude on a board?
Alex Olson stops being vague about his new company, Bianca Chandon. He also gives fair warning to all the good-looking boys out there wearing his Fire Island shirts about town. (“Have you ever really been to Fire Island?” #promiscuous)
A cool eight-minute throwaway reel from the past few LurkNYC projects.
Muckmouth interviews Peter Smolik over text (and we thought e-mail interviews were bad…) How could they forget to ask him about the most notorious selfie in skateboard Instagram history though?
Sometimes, dudes just want to skate in Bushwick ‘n stuff: Penny Pinchers II, a video 95% filmed around familiar haunts in Brooklyn.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week:
Metta World Peace Ron Artest got bought out by the Knicks last week. The Artest era in New York was short, underwhelming, injury-ridden, and worst of all, a decade late, but to his credit, he did provide the team with possibly its sole highlight of the 2013-2014 season.
Quote of the Week:
Good luck to Roctakon out west. The QS crew and Dunions will miss u :'(