Monday, December 28, 2009

You only live twice

We made the long haul down to this gem for the second time in a week.
Theo "Teabody" van Bruggen


Thursday, December 24, 2009

Matt Sneddon Lake Cunningham

Pic from a while back that never got used. Up on over the hip at the kookiest park in the Universe.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Having an epic weekend

We got the call from Errol and headed out to the middle of nowhere. Simply put, one of the best backyarders ever. Big thanks to Fred and co. for their hospitality.

Firebaugh wildlife

Paradise living. The H is O.
Matt Sneddon
Chad Jackson with cheering section
Errol Griffin

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Dave Hackett 1980

Few skate photos get me as stoked as this one. Classic. Check the front foot. This was taken 6 years before I started skating so I first knew this image from the old Thrasher t-shirt. Photo by Glen E. Friedman (c)1980

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Neil Blender coffee mug

Christmas came a little early. Neil hooked me up with a couple of these rad mugs. Thanks, dude.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Les Fleur De Lys "Wait For Me" 1966

Mega rare footage. Acid Jazz just released a 4-song e.p. with 3 unreleased tunes and a live version of "Circles". Get it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Otis Redding R.I.P.

The greatest voice ever was silenced 42 years ago today.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Chad Jackson interview

Shallow-end 5-0 at the kookiest park in the universe.

Any Bridges left you would still like to burn?
CJ: All my bridges were burned by someone else, from the other side! I swear, it's not my fault...
How does it feel to be an in-demand graphic artist for other skate companies without pay?
CJ: You know this whole thing is just a game...comes around goes around. HA.
When was the last time you gave a fuck?
CJ: Clash at Clairmont.
What exactly is the "attitude",Rat?
CJ: The attitude dictates that you don't care if they blunt, flip, grind, or spin, your wheels are still rollin'.
How many pros have looked at your garage ramp death trap and said "No thanks."
CJ: Half. Blackheart rode it like a man and took slams, I love Rick. Rick the Dick.
Did you ask Santa for a new knee and shoulder?
CJ: Santa Clause doesn't exist, I'm still alive that's all I know...
Last Eggplant? Tuck knee or no?
CJ: Milpitas Vans Ramp 2000, tuck knee=Krap Nek (Ken Park) fuckin' yuck!
s "Old Man River" a nickname you hope to aqcuire in the coming years?
CJ: That's what they use to call me, now they just call me "look the fuck out!"
Which gets you more stoked to skate "The Heat Is On" or "Hard-luck Woman"?
CJ: "The Heat Is On" is great for backtailslides in the morning, "Hard-luck Woman" is what you feel like when you slam in the morning.
When are you going to get a shoe sponsor? I'm tired of seeing your toes popping up like a "Whack-a-mole" game.
CJ: Mark Waters, you're my only hope, EMERICA or nothing at all!
Does the phrase,"Sooner or later everyone takes a Small Beating" ring true?
CJ: Sooner and later, I hope. Ride Independent trucks.

Interview by Jason Duncan

Monday, December 7, 2009

new shirts and old painting by Neil Blender

My main man Neil has hand printed some new shirts with his artwork. He also has up an old oil painting. Get them directly from him here.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Rolling Stones "2000 Man" 1967

Possibly the most underrated Stones song ever. From their much-maligned "Their Satanic Majesties Request" LP released December 1967.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009