YOU WASN’T WITH ME SKATING AT TOMPKIIINNNSSS

Talk about finding love in a hopeless place. (Thanks to Bart for the photo.)

R.I.P. Whitney Houston. There aren’t a lot of skate clips edited to Whitney songs, but there is this Lennie Kirk part from the QS Mind Field re-edit set to “I Will Always Love You.” The dudes who made the Stop Fakin’ video also had to good sense to edit a bonus section to “I Wanna Dance With Somebody.”

Hypebeast did an interview with Bill Strobeck about “the whimsical characters and subjects he portrays.” The new Transworld video, which Bill has a section in, is premiering in L.A. this Thursday. No word on a New York premiere, although people are *speculating* there will be another screening at Tribeca Grand, like the last one. In case you missed it, Crailtap posted a clip of Bill finishing up his section for the video out in L.A. last week.

Kevin Tierney got a lot taller over the past five years. It’s bizzare that lipslide down the nine happened five years ago, too. Feels like last year.

Brian Anderson offers some quick tips on properly experiencing New Orleans. Via the homies at Humidity Skateshop.

Shit U Not continues with the Big Brother retrospectives. Remember when you could run an ollie at a skatepark as a cover photo? Remember when Heath rode for Hooks-Ups shoes? Remember when Hook-Ups actually made shoes? Remember Kastel?

Skating in India looks pretty wild. Mooney is supposed to be going out there to look for an arranged marriage. Michael Mackrodt is one of the top five Europeans in da skate game.

Some brilliant human being made a mash-up of all Lurker Lou’s footage to W.A.S.P’S “Mean Man.” This is the video part Lou should have had all along. Yaje’s cameo is probably the most brilliant part of the whole thing — and there are a lot of brilliant parts. A bunch of 14-year-olds will still hit the thumbs-down button…

5Boro’s Join Or Die video premieres at 8 P.M. on Thursday, February 16th at Santos (Lafayette Street, just south of Canal.) 18+ to get in. Teaser 1, Teaser 2. Brian Clarke should have some new footage in it while we all wait until “next month” for J.P’s mystic video to drop.

Quote of the Week: “Black girls stay biting punk girls’ swag.” — Black Dave on the popularity of Rihanna haircuts


“Otis” still suuuccckkks, by the way.

Spots to Skate in New Orleans

The most logical thing to do when looking for spots in a different city is to go downtown. Follow the big buildings, and you’ll find some stuff basically. Well New Orleans has the most barren downtown I’ve seen, short of maybe Springfield, Massachusetts. There are some cutty, rough spots that would be a Watermelon video paradise though.

No clue why anyone bothered to quick-crete this thing, it’s absolutely insane. Curb in front, gigantic cracks, etc.

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