Photo via The Shady One
Not quite sure why the willy grind has been making a comeback as of late, but there’s a lot of good stuff in Brandon Gironda’s part via the Westchester County-based PFP5 video (ender is wild) + an accompanying Q & A with Mike Sassano about the long-running video series.
Austyn Gillette with four minutes of L.E.S. Park footage you’ll actually want to watch the whole way through. Had to throw that tune on mute tho ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
“When people are in public spaces or people are walking through public space…They conceive it as a kind of as a private property. Do you understand what I mean? So it’s like, ‘this is for this…Look there’s a bench here and it’s clearly meant for people who have shopped in that store to come here and eat this kind of fucking sandwich…’ They have a certain kind of possessive sense of everything.” — The always insightful Ocean Howell, with your #longread for the week via an interview about *shock* how skateboarders interact with public space in 2018.
We’re holding an editor’s meeting first thing this morning to see if it is possible to do a skateboard version of this New York mag article: “The Oral History of Four Loko in New York. A lot of cancelled following day sessions, and a lot of unnecessary nights in bookings coincided with this era writ large.
Gang Corp has a four-minute montage from their trip out to L.A. and S.F. + a new teaser for their upcoming video, Black Business.
ICYMI: Cyrus, Bobby Worrest, Challex Olson + others ripped through that Texas/Oklahoma/Mississippi part of country with Nike SB.
Two Brazilians came through and filmed his five minute shared New York part during that one magical week when the planters were moved away from the CBS Ledge. I know GX got all you psyched, but everyone please be careful filming in traffic, for the love of God.
Hopps rider Dustin Eggeling has a handful of New York clips in his new quick part for Live.
“I didn’t really receive shit out of it other than 11-16 year-olds hating me. Now that they’re 23 and they finally meet me, they tell me I’m a nice guy.” Love Skate Mag has an interview with Lurker Lou.
…anndd Skate Jawn has a new interview with Josh Kalis.
……aaaaaannnnnddddd Jim Thiebaud — someone who has received death threats over board graphics — has some thoughts for the “leave politics out of skateboarding” crowd.
Interviewing skaters alongside their moms could actually be a good interview series idea.
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(On that note, you might want to check out Stefan Janoski’s stop motion short film, “God I Need A Girlfriend.”)
Always loved how this clip came out, and remember lots of good times filming while for it. Rest in peace Miss Aretha ♥