Avid Monday Links readers have no-doubt been catching nods to Bluecouch edits for years now — from 2016’s “Yeet,” to 2017’s “Washed,” all the way to “Prolouge,” the one from last December that began to tie together this current roster.
Like so many crew projects, this one snowballed far beyond what anyone first intended. What started as an Insta edit, became a montage, until ultimately becoming “Group Chat,” the four-part video you see here today.
“I went from being a kid skating on my block to hanging out with all the best skaters in New York City because I learned how to do a frontside 360 boneless.” A friend once had a story about how their book club took a razor to The Powerbroker and sliced it up into three books to make it more reasonable of a read. This isn’t that dramatic, but a blog interview that takes over two hours to read is a lot for most people in the era of byte-sized #content — but we’re *SO* happy that people are putting detailed, rich content on the internet that requires a commitment! Isn’t that what it’s for?! The Slam City Skates blog’s interview with Eli Gesner about skateboarding + graffiti in New York in the 80s, night clubs in the early 90s, the beginnings of Shut + Zoo York, etc. is like a little history book :)
“This skatepark was founded in 1906 by the Black Panther party.”
Diego Donival’s Potluck video is now online.