Archive for February, 2008

27
Feb
08

Interviews

To get this project on the road, I want to interview some people actively involved in all sides of my project.  I want to talk to a couple skaters, filmer, photographer, graffiti artists, skate artists etc…  Brian suggests that I tweak my methods and make this really experimental.  Please give me some thoughts…

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25
Feb
08

Obey on the radio

I found this link on the Obey website today.  It’s nice to see skateboarding and art coming together in the public eye (or ear?)  Tony Alva was a pool thrashing legend back in the day and Glen E. Freidman was the best cult photographer around.  I think it’s awesome that they’re teaming up to create some really nice stuff.

Link:  http://obeygiant.com/post/harmony-in-my-head#more-611

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25
Feb
08

More on Banksy

“Our Time Will Come” is a mixed media piece that Banksy himself covertly installed in the Natural History Museum in London. The work of art denotes a common sewer rat draped in hip-hop culture including a gold chain, can of spray paint, and a backpack. Below the sewer rat is a synopsis of the piece, while behind the rat, the phrase “our time will come” is spray-painted on the wall. This particular work of art connotes the impact of consumerism and its effects on the world, more specifically, the environment. It comments on human refuse and its multiple effects on sewer rats, satirically claiming that junk food wrappers, radiation, and hip-hop music are genetically altering sewer rats to be both immune to pest control and more likely to mark their territory with elaborate signs. One might argue that this piece also connotes the impact that society and culture has on children. Does junk food and aggressive hip-hop have negative effects on the youth? Are we blindly poisoning our children with radiation? The phrase, “our time will come,” connotes an uncertain future, suggesting that our children may never grow up normal. What I also find interesting about this is that Banksy put this in the Museum of Natural History, perhaps commenting on evolution?

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25
Feb
08

another new post

Since I’m on a posting rampage at the moment, let me introduce you to my favorite band: The Slackers from NYC. i first saw them when i was 15 years old, opening for Hepcat at the Bluebird. They played an amazing set so i bought their album; I’ve been their biggest fan ever since. Here’s a picture from their annual Booze Cruise taken last summer when Toots and I went to NYC to see them. The Legend, thanks for the floor, BBQ, and hospitality!!vlcsnap-99271911.png

25
Feb
08

Waxing ledges?

Is waxing ledges a form of graffiti? We went skating yesterday at a banked ledge spot that was entirely made of brick. Shad and Mike (Fork?) had to wax the hell out of the ledges to get their tricks. From a civilian perspective, it left an ugly/beautiful frontside blunt mark on the ledge. Graffiti? Reply and let me know…shad_front_blunt.png