Apologies for two event posts in a row, we usually leave that stuff to these guys.
Considering that nearly every single thing that involves skateboarding is in a constant state of delay (video release dates, flow boxes, skatepark construction…meeting up with your friends on a Saturday afternoon), you have to admire those few who abide by consistency. For example, we’ve been fortunate to have a new Flipmode / Bronze video come out every year more-or-less since 2006. These John Wilson straight-to-Vimeo projects seem to be joining those ranks, as Beef Patty is the third one in the past year-and-a-half. (Watch Space Heaterhere and Videohere.) It features crowd favorites (and apparently Transworld favorites) Cyrus Bennett, Loose Trucks Max, Andrew Wilson, Paul Tucci, and who knows, maybe even a Corey Rubin sighting? ♥♥♥ You can catch the premiere at Anthology Film Archives on 2nd Avenue and 2nd Street this Saturday, August 24th. Doors open at 10:45 P.M. Flyer here.
Also on the topic of consistency, these raw footage reels come out on practically a bi-weekly basis alongside the full videos, giving all of us who complain about how hard it is to skate in New York a reason to feel like idiots. The latest one is below. R.I.P. Bushwick Bump. Instagram misses you :(
Onto more important topics: What’s your favorite beef patty? Golden Crust with coco bread? The generic Tower Isles ones from every pizza place? The expensive ones with the pretty girls serving you at Miss Lily’s? And when is Solo Jazz coming out?
Tapeis a new video from the crew that made Be Pretty, edited to nineties late night rap radio freestyles as a homage to a certain Zoo York video. One would hope that a sequel set to Clue freestyles has been discussed.
Some background info on 43 Magazine and the now-notorious subway ollie photo.
Even Bon Appetit magazine knows that the $3.50 bodega egg and cheese sandwich is one of the best things about New York. How every other city fails miserably at this simple recipe continues to be a mystery.
“Backstreet Atlas,” the short film about two guys skating from Boston to New York, is premiering at the Jane Hotel on Thursday, April 18 at 8 P.M. Flyer here. Teaser here.
QS Sports Desk Play of the Week: Durant hasn’t been on here all year, so why not?
Quote of the Week: “Daft Punk making an album with no samples is like Stevie Williams filming a transition part.” — Roctakon
The new Bronze / Flipmode video, 56K premieres at Wreck Room in Brooklyn (940 Flushing Avenue, off the Morgan L stop) this Friday, at 10 P.M. Flyer & more info here. According to an anonymous QS commentor, the premiere will soon be followed by a release of the past three videos on a DVD disc. Who said DVDs were dead?
To get all the events out of the way — Black Dave is opening up for Chief Keef at S.O.B’s (Varrick & West Houston Street) tonight. Flyer here. Doors open at 7:30, show at 9. Age 16+, so you can cool with your young’ns. Tickets are $20.
Watch what “throwaway” footage from Lucas Puig and Mark Suciu looks like. Apparently, there are still a bunch of kids out there today who think they have a chance of going pro. Good luck with that.
We were all hoping for another Transworld premiere at Tribeca Grand, complete with an open bar sponsored by some random tequila company, serviced by half-naked girls. However, budgets (or phone calls to tequila companies with money to throw around) in the publishing world are not what they used to be, so it makes sense for them to hold off on that.
Going with the next best thing, there is nothing more *New York, bro* than a skate premiere at a bar. If you simply cannot wait to see R.B. Umali’s section with a Kevin Tierney ender, Jake Johnson and Gilbert Crockett’s “going pro” footage, Fat Bill’s montage containing the handsomest of the handsome, and whatever burnt-out concoction Beagle came up with for the new Cinematographer Project video, they will be showing it at Epstien’s (Stanton & Allen Street) from 5 to 8 P.M., and at The Fish (you know where that is) from 8 P.M. to 4 A.M. on Friday, March 30. 21+ or all ages with a fake ID / good sneak-in tactics / abundant facial hair. Showing up before 7 P.M., and leaving the neighborhood immediately after is highly recommended.
If you don’t need an excuse to drink with a bunch of assholes at some awful bar on a Friday, the video will be available on iTunes and DVD that day as well.
Related: Watch R.B. Umali’s NYC section from Transworld‘s 1997 video, Cinematographer, below. It features front-shove legend, Andre Page. (Full video here.)
The video that Kevin Tierney has insisted was a month away from release for the past two years was given an actual premiere date. Though it is possible that the “premiere” will consist of Jersey Dave (the video’s self-appointed publicist) giving a drunken announcement about how J.P. mysteriously disappeared earlier that morning with the only known copy of the video, and they will be showing a compilation of compressed Suchagood.com (R.I.P.) clips burned onto a DVD instead, if you want to believe the flyer, it will premiere at House of Vans on Thursday, March 15th at 7 P.M. They even gave it a self-referntial title, likely as a fair-warning to expect a pre-pubescent / pre-Hollywood Yaje Popson part, and a mid-puberty, post-Corn Pops tee Kevin Tierney part. The video also features Billy McFeely, Adrian Vega, Jersey Dave (the video’s inevitable Mariano in Fully Flared triumph part), Matt Daniels, Jason Carroll, and Brian Clarke. Right now is when you’d see a sarcastic comment about no longer referring to skate videos as “films,” but J.P. went to film school and shit, so he’s working on a higher artistic plane than we are accustomed to dealing with.
Click for the full flyer. RSVP via HouseOfVans@gmail.com. House of Vans is located at 25 Franklin Street in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Take the G train (yikes) to Nassau Avenue, skate north on Manhattan for two blocks, and make a left on Meserole. Skate down to Franklin, and it’s on your right. That sounds insane, so you should just take a cab if you have a job.
Below is a clip that J.P. made for this website in 2009, which is roughly when they started assigning hypothetical release dates for this video. It also provides early evidence of Black Dave’s eventual rise to rap superstardom.