Saturday Skate Sesh

Hopefully you’re spending the day in your back yard, BBQ’ing like Joe Lopes, and practicing egg plants over the channel. Assuming you are, here’s some music to go with your day. The playlist above I made. I was careful to keep the songs true to the time period (nothing after 1985) and to keep out […]

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography

Please take a read of Bob’s post regarding the release of Stacy Peralta’s new film, Bones Brigade: An Autobiography, before you read the below.  Done?  OK!  Carry on… Laurent Martinsky and me outside Penguin Point, Goshen, Indiana, some time in the 80s My first skateboard was a present from a boyfriend of my mom at […]

Lights: Skate Photography by Buzzy Sullivan

Buzzy Sullivan put 160 LEDs on a skateboard and photographed a few flip tricks with a 4-second exposure. The results are stunning. Discovered via Thrasher Magazine. See/read on Lenscratch or with the names of the tricks on Ornate Memoir.

It’s The Freestyle

In 1986 my dad drove Kris Kurtz and me to Chicago in his car, which at the time was an old mail jeep with aluminum riveted on over the rust and a little hole in the roof so it rained in the back of the jeep when it rained outside, to the Chicago Blowout skate […]

Ian MacKaye on How Skateboarding Changed His Worldview

Skateboarder/photographer Atiba Jefferson has a new magazine simply called The Skateboard Mag. Each month they feature someone well-known in the non-skate world who also skates. Last month it was Teen Idols/Minor Threat/Embrace/Fugazi/The Evens/Dischord Records’ Ian MacKaye. To say Ian was a major influence on me would be an understatement. I’m sure I’ve already said this […]