Saturday links, etc.
Ari Marcopoulos dropped another book, entitled “Stoopz.” It is hard to tell how much of it is recycled from the previous, partially skate-related release, “Out & About,” which for those who don’t know, is a treasure trove of Kids-era New York skate photography, in addition to a great archive of eighties hip-hop images. Some of the preview images seem recycled, others seem brand new, so it might be right in between. You can check out the quick video of him flipping though the pages here. Either way, if you have the forty bucks to spend, it might be a worthwhile purchase so you can hold on to a piece of the past. And if you haven’t figured it out, the above photo is from the very same book.
While on the topic of still images, Zoo has a pretty good post of Sean Cronan’s photography, with some solid background info write-ups about some images from the State of Mind filming days.
The homie from Boil the Ocean is back on his grind, providing articulate write-ups on the state of skateboard videos and other projects that have been eclipsed by the most handsome skateboarder’s magnum opus.
Remember that post about the Grace Ledge a while back? Well, given that the place is plastered with “Grace Plaza Re-Opening 2011” signs, you can forget about any sort of renovations occurring there that might spare the beloved white ledges.
If you haven’t familiarized yourself with it already, you should be watching this Nate Rojas AKA “Mars Attacks” part from the Film Me video. It’s basically a southern California-esque part done in New York. The best tricks are the ollie through the rail at 101 Park Ave / Concrete Heaven and the tricks on the CBS rail, which still stands as one of the best looking spots on the eastern seaboard. We run an old-fashioned operation over here so we may be alone in that opinion though. Although most people around here abide by the “If you can’t jump up it, don’t jump down it” mantra, this part is good enough to get anyone psyched to huck themselves down a twelve-stair, assuming you’re genuinely capable of doing such an absurd feat.
A Day in the Life of Matthew Mooney. Billed as a “realistic” day in the life of a New York skateboarder, you should take the portion where he gets up at 8 PM with a box of salt.
Quote of the Week: “Like, you know how everyone rides Indy’s irregardless of their official truck sponsor? I’m still hoping that Dylan just threw an Analog patch over some Dior jeans, because if he looks that good in bona-fide factory gear, then all hope is truly lost.” – Ted Barrow