Saturday, July 24, 2010

...ITS SATURDAY NIGHT! would be easier for me if I knew what's comin' down the pike.


Friday, July 16, 2010

mesmerized by maya

Space Odyssey by Maya of M.I.A.

Cannot keep off this. Thanks Jake.

Friday, July 9, 2010



Through my decade of following FECALFACEDOTCOM I have been very curious about the sounds of Thee Oh Sees, after seeing many photos of their shows, looking like all the madness and creativity I expected San Francisco to be. I'm not quite sure what took so long, but finally my hands are on one of their albums. Mega-feast is nonstop and keeps me wondering, what is taking me so long to move there? John Trippe of FF confirms SF's livability here. And, now that my great pal Aimee is settled in the bay I am ever so curious. Might well be that time for me, not so long into the future!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Oregon Way.

Just a day in the life of a regular Oregonian. Four or five skateparks in a day? No problem. Dont forget about the river.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010




Monday, July 5, 2010

Friday, July 2, 2010

America's next Baseball

As much as I love skateboarding, Chris Troy, kids, and analyzing people's handwriting, this cultural phenomena makes me sad. This past weekend while at Dew Tour in Boston, I sat cheering amongst adults who knew nothing about skateboarding aside from "Ryan Sheckler" and "P Rod". Their children rushing the edges of the stands as soon as a pro skater was in sight. Meanwhile I applauded Vanessa Torres, Amy Caron, Lacey Baker, Eli Reed, Bastian Salabanzo, Greg Lutzka, and Sierra Fellers and contemplated the future of skateboarding from within a giant basketball stadium. After the surprise appearances of Red Bull's Shawn White and Travis Pastrana (this guy doesnt even skateboard), who both recited "stoke" speeches, I became sentimental for the simplicity of skateboarding in a park with people. Started to resent being one of these anxious, non-skateboarding spectators. Conversely, perhaps I am glad to not be one of the skateboarders who is skating for someone/some sponsor!

I've realized how much power skateboarding has lately. It's cultural influence has reached the masses. You can find evidence of legitimate skateboarding culture in photography for Urban Outfitters catalogs, and purchase various "skateboards" at Target. There is even a "teen focused meat snack brand" involved in sponsoring these events along with various sugar-water companies. There's validity in supporting the skateboarding industry, and as a creative person I want to offer some responsibility in that. A more authentic progression of skateboarding is worth fighting for.