Rest in Peace Pichilin. Photo stolen from Sue Kwon’s book, Street Level. 1994.
“cherry” is now available on iTunes in the best quality there is.
The Tumblr community rounded up .GIFs of all the Courthouse Drop tricks from “cherry,” though they should be watched with “I Don’t Know Dem” playing in the background. No “I got them looks” .GIF either…
Dime tracks the mise-en-scéne similarities between Gershon Mosley’s underappreciated skateboard career and “cherry.” Or something.
Tino Razo low-key had some of the coolest tricks in “cherry,” so here is his and Matt Terwilliger’s part from the original Lurkers video (2002).
Mudo Zine interviewed Aaron Herrington, who just turned pro for Polar.
Outside of Pepe Martinez’s switch heelflip frontside noseslide and Kyle James’ entire oeuvre, is switch nose manual fakie 360 flip out the best trick ever done in Timbs?
Some outtakes from the Beef Patty crew’s Puerto Rico montage, and some other outtakes of them skating around the city. More front of Union footage!
OMG, a “Winter Trip to New York” clip?!?! Is dudes reviewing their Tinder matches going to become a standard “lifestyle footage” inclusion for 2014 skate clips?
New Jenkins Log clip featuring Zered, Eli, Jordan Trahan, etc.
A teaser for See Ya Around, the new video by Waylon Bone, a teaser for OD Wavy, the new video from The Man Who Films, and the full version of Corrupted Communications 2, the new video from Grace Skate Co.
The Heights park looks like it’s finished and already covered in horrible graffiti.
A topic relevant to the interests of this website: The best rap songs of 2004, compiled ten years late, as the internet was not nearly as listicle-ified a decade ago. No debate about the #1. Tip seems more concerned with reality TV these days, but at least he can lay claim to recording not not the best rap song of the past ten years.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Even though he had already been in the league for a minute, ever since the 2011 playoffs when Chris Paul singlehandedly beat the Lakers twice, he’s held a special place in my heart. Out of all the dream players that idiot Knicks fans think they’re on the verge of signing, he’s the only one that really hurts. Anyway, yeah, him v.s. the Rockets on Saturday.
Quote of the Week:
The Palace L.A. trip looks like it is going well…
The Green Diamond went from a once-relevant institution to a non-existent one. R.I.P.