Tuesday, 30 December 2008

LEARNT WILD SHIT, MADE ME FEEL KINDA LIVE

Seb Labbe. Cruises for Lewis, and absolutely kills it.
A very talented young man, the enders in his recent Lo-Def part are absurd.

Saturday, 20 December 2008

VERY LOOSE

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

I'M IN THE HOUSE LIKE FURNITURE, PESSIMIST

I have 2 copies of this shit on VHS.



Method Man & Redman - How High

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

DARTS SENT TRULY FROM THE HEART

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE:

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Thats right, Fuck Al Gore. How the fuck on earth did he win a Nobel Peace Prize for his shitty documentary? Seriously.

To start from the beginning, the dude is the V.P. under Bill Clinton for 8 years, with no real environmental legislation occurring during this time. He symbolically signed the Kyoto Protocol, however, such a signing was not legally binding without the Senate and nothing was done to make it a reality.

He won the 2001 presidential election and then cowered to G.W.B. and his father's cronies in the Supreme Court because he was a total pussy, pissing all over the democratic process and in effect disenfranchising the very people that supported him. Epic fail! Then 5 years later he has the nerve to come out with a book and film based on a PowerPoint slideshow chastizing the American people for not being aware of the eminent threat of global warming. Wow. Maybe if Al Gore had a backbone and acted out his 4 years of presidency he could have put all these wonderful environmental changes in place. Maybe this film was motivated by his own guilt for doing absolutely fuck all when he had more than enough chances.

I was blown away by how utterly bullshit that documentary was. Great that you're using charts and graphs and crane elevators Al, but you failed to give any real numbers or figures. It's important to provide a legend with such visual aides, so it's not just meaningless shapes and colours.

Between all these useless graphs the film was laden with personal moments from Al Gore's life that really have absolutely nothing to do with climate change, and are moreso just cheap attempts to pull at viewers' heart strings. To top it all off he is driving around in a fucking Chevy Suburban for the whole thing, going state to state, spreading the word in the most fuel inefficient piece of shit made.

How he won a Nobel Peace Prize for this is simply mind blowing. It's not an Oscar award. It's not a Guinness World Record for juggling fire with a tarantula in your mouth. Fuck you Al Gore.

Raekwon - Glaciers Of Ice

Prince - Purple Rain

D.L. Incognito - Universal Love

Monday, 8 December 2008

L'EGGO THE EGGO

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My Mega-Ramp® t.f. It's actually not as shitty as it looks. Look out X-Games 2012.

Someone at the bar envied my pylon orange toque so much they snatched it off my head and vanished. Fucking asshole, I really liked that hat. Please be dumb enough to wear that neon beacon of theft out to the same place you took it from.

Jay-Dee - Stop

Freddie Foxxx - 24 Hrs.


Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill A Man

Thursday, 4 December 2008

I JACKIE ROBINSON



This is hilarious.

Sunday, 30 November 2008

I GOT A MIND LIKE MINOLTA

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Jesse Landen krooks to fakie in like 2 tries. Which is good because we got the boot from here, around the corner, as well as every other place we went to that day. Every person in our vicinity felt the need to share their grievances. Fucking wankers.

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This particular fellow took skate stopping douchery to a whole new level, by getting a skillsaw to CUT THE ENTIRE RAIL OUT. It was in front of a boarded up crackhouse to boot. Such an act reeks of dementia. R.I.P. shitty-yet-fun rail spot.

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Vortex celebration to end the day.

Cappadonna - Check For A Nigga

Monday, 17 November 2008

SUPERLOGICAL THIS, SUPERLOGICAL THAT


Terry Worona is a good photog, cruises for lewis and is hella fresh. I tip my hat to anyone that does Mach 5 back tail shoves.

Peep his blog for current documentation of ankle trifeness, computer sciences, skate photos and the Party Boy ™ lifestyle.

Adam Green - What A Waster

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Thursday, 6 November 2008

IT'S THE DONUTS AND COFFEE THAT MAKES YOU TOO BOSSY

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It was my birthday yesterday.
I bought some art shit and Jacob and I kicked around Toronto.
We also verbally illustrated an off Broadway play about vagrants, "C'est La Derelicts". My french pluralization is way off, but the set design was second to none. There is live pigeons onstage, and roughly 300 extras to act as pedestrians, walking across the stage just once.

I would imagine every ticket would be $1,000 and there would only be one showing. There's more to it but I will leave it at that.

So Barack Obama won, a result obvious weeks ago. I hope he lives up to all the Hope (hype). I think everyone is just too excited by all the rhetoric. G.W. Bush ran his first campaign with non-intervention as one of the main points of his platform and look at the follow-through there. Obama's $640,000,000 campaign basically redefined 'lobbyist' so the dude could brag as to how he isn't taking special interest money, to show how he's 'taking back Washington.' That's not even slick.

Also, for anyone that only pays attention to kookery, the Chicago Sun-Times reported that Obama and George Bush are 11th cousins, and Obama and Cheney are 9th cousins once removed. What in the shit?

Public Enemy - Check What Ya Listenin To

Mos Def & Talib Kweli - Make It All Better f. Q-Tip

This song is dedicated to James Abraham's Corroding Liver:

Xzibit - Alkaholik f. Erick Sermon, J-Ro & Tash

Thursday, 30 October 2008

FUCK HALLOWEEN TREATS CAUSE AINT SHIT SWEET

Sorry for the heavy bunting on updates.


No Halloween celebrations for me, as I have to work all weekend. I had a pretty good costume idea too, playing off my minor celebrity dopplegangerness of the guy from 28 Days Later. A partially shaved head, hospital attire, white gazelles and a plastic bag filled with chocolate bars and soda. Pretty easy. Maybe next year though.

I've been listening to nothing but Public Enemy for the last 2 weeks. The shit gets me so hyper. I love this song. Flava Flav's intro is like my morning yawn.

Public Enemy - Bring That Beat Back

Sunday, 19 October 2008

ONCE I THOUGHT I COULD MAKE GOD A BRIBE, SO I SAID I WAS IN HIS LOST TRIBE


I taped this song off the radio like 8 years ago, and never heard of these guys again. I think they're associated with Tha Alkoholics. Either or, great song.

Barbershop Emcee's - Music, Money, Women

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

TALKIN' ALL THAT JAZZ

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE:



Seriously. Like hate for McCain and his last-minute marketing aide Sarah Palin is a given. The thing is, Obama is just as trife. I thought that maybe after this guy's 10,000th bullshitty, vague speech that people would be starting to yearn for more specific campaign commitments, but apparently not. Like chill with the fucking Obama shirts, Shepard Fairy posters and touting the dude as the one to bring about the big change the U.S. needs.

The dude isn't going to do shit-all different. If that wasn't clear from his support for the $700 billion bail out, I don't know what is. Instead of asking that alternative solutions be explored, Obama co-signs George Bush's last gift to big business. Where's the Change in that? Why not wait 40 days, add it to the ballot and let the American people decide whether they want to spend their money or not?

So what he makes Jigga 'feel like the American Dream'. That's some racial bullshit. Jigga-man, it's great you're talking about your feelings, but your country is fucked, and your people need to start making some serious, responsible political decisions that aren't a product of slick marketing. Obama is not a solution. Neither is McCain.

The "two party" system is an epic failure.

Public Enemy - Don't Believe The Hype

Styles P. - I'm Black f. Floetry

Dead Prez - Dem Crazy (Ghetto Youths)

Monday, 6 October 2008

AIYO THE WORLD PLANT SEEDS IN MY MIND, STRANGE FRUIT



Holy shit I am tired. No rest for the wicked I suppose. I'm just going to drink some coffee, various revitalizing potions, and then more coffee. Then try some mach 5 shit skating and it will most definitely feel like mach 10. Very loose.

Geto Boys - Mind Playin' Tricks On Me

Sadat X - Creep

Sunday, 28 September 2008

LIKE ALL RACES COMBINED IN ONE MAN, LIKE THE '99 SUMMER JAM

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Nas has a new album. As of a month ago I guess. My expectations were low after Street's Disciple was half good rap and half love jams constantly reminding me he married Kelis. Then Hip-Hop Is Dead came out and was pretty mediocre. The first single reused the same beat from Theif's Theme, the big single from the previous album. Lame. I saw him live and it was pretty unspectacular. After the show sold out so quickly, a second show was set up previous to the one I had got tickets for. So Nas came out 2 hours late, did 30 seconds of each of his songs, apologized that he couldn't do more verses, and then finished his quick set. I felt like I got hustled. A guy also puked on my friend's pantleg. I guess he couldn't handle all the excitement either.

Years ago when I heard him and Jigga were in a beef I was confused as to who I was to root for. Who was more O.G.? Both were claiming to be God MC. It confused me like the concept of the Holy Trinity when I was 10 years old. Ok, Nas is God's Son, Jay-Z is Jehovah, so the Holy Spirit is some Bed-Stuy endo smoke?

Nas definitely won that one. Ether was a super personal, Freudian diss, where as Jiggaman went the more conventional route of I'm Better Than You shit. Nas psyched him out I guess, a punch below the belt somewhat.
And then a few years later , like his spiritual namesake, Hova signs him to Def Jam, showing his all-forgiving capacity. My brain exploded and rap had officially become faker than the WWF.

Nas is pretty corny now. Jay-Z is obviously the equivalent of Jordan on the Wizards. Although my interest in both of their current careers is pretty low, I do still study their classic gems. Here's a little mixtape of quasi-rare shit, complete with a little cover graphic I made pour vous.

Nastradoomus - Life We Chose
Nastradoomus - Family
Nastradoomus - Come Get Me
Nas - Purple
Nas - Understanding
Kool G. Rap - Fast Life (remix) f. Nas
Nas - Live at the BBQ
Nas - Life is Like A Dice Game
Nas - Deja Vu
Nas - Nas is Like
Nas - Zone Out (Madlib Remix)
Wake Up Show Anthem '94 f. Nas, Lauryn Hill, Prince Po, Shyheim, others

Friday, 26 September 2008

IM CONCERNED WITH THE SOUL

Just got a new computer. It is very nice.
So more regular posts from now on. I have a ton of photos and other shit but I just haven't uploaded them yet.

All this $700 billion dollar pay-out bullshit has been pretty entertaining/disgusting though.

Gil Scott Heron - Billy Green Is Dead

Thursday, 18 September 2008

TALES FROM THE CRYPT

One of my worst fears my entire life was having a nail ripped off, and rightfully so, since it's a horrible and disgusting thing to occur.

A few years ago I was on the verge of learning switch 360 flips. Like I had been running nollie tre flips for a while, so I was pretty confident I had this shit. I was landing them but I was just figuring out how to avoid that awkward 5 degree turn thing that happens.

Then the board came around took my toenail off. Fucking halfcabs. Took off my shoe and my sock was soaked in blood. It wasn't so bad, I think the shock lessened the pain.

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It was gnarly though. Like A week later I was skating, and the toenail was basically on a hinge, connected just at the cuticle. Very gross.

I think this was taken like 5 months later. Damn that is freakish.
healing toe

My toenail grew in properly, after 8 months and I've never seriously tried a switch 360 flip since that day.

*Also I fell asleep on the GO train last night and woke up in a train maintenance yard in the middle of nowhere at 2:30 in the morning. Great night!

Donovan - Hurdy Gurdy Man

Saturday, 13 September 2008

FASHIONABLY LATE AGAIN

So my computer was totally fucked. It is now resurrected, after much formatting and installing of drivers and all that shite. The sound doesn't work yet though.

This new Italian documentary on 9/11 was aired on Russian tv during primetime hours last night, followed by a lengthy debate. An estimated 30 million people saw it. Apparently by next year there will be an independent investigation in New York City, under its charter revision initiative law, which has the jurisdiction to create a commission to investigate 9/11.



Ghetto Concept - Krazy World

Sunday, 31 August 2008

STRANGE DAYS INDEED

Spent the whole of yesterday from 10:30 am onwards, at Dunbat. Vortex immersement doesn't come much more complete than that. Unless I slept in a tree there or something. My heel is raw as fuck.

Here's some Percee P songs. I used to drink a massive strong blend coffee and then basically convulse with hyperness on the way to school, while listening to this. Lord Finesse is such a hero.

Percee P. - Rematch in Patterson Projects f. Lord Finesse


Percee P. - Throwback Rap Attack

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

BULLETS WHIZ ACROSS THE MIDDLE EAST OF MY MIND

I haven't been near a computer as of late. Here are some photos from the last few days of skateboarding, etc. Missioned about the city looking for spots. Went to the Beach one day. The seagulls are pretty brazen. Drank beers while the police took evidence photos of a stabbing on the sidewalk below. It was all taped off. I saw a 5 foot long puddle of blood. Gnarly.

We now return to my sleep deprived broadcast.

Fresh vanilla kicks
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PRAISE LEWIS
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new setup, with shitty griptape
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I got a good warmup spot for you.
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Deep in the heart of the Vortex.
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Hall of Meat:
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Cruise Rules Everything Around Me
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Pacewon & Mr. Green - Who I Am
Pacewon & Mr. Green - Children Sing

Pacewon has a new album out with some dude named Mr. Green. It's alright, I prefer the slightly grimier shit from days of yore though.

This shit is untouchable.
Pacewon - You
Pacewon - I Declare War

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

EVERYTHING IS HATEFUL

So basically I'm lacing a gem of a legal nature from an incident a few years ago.

I bought a capgun on the way to get some coffee, fired off a few rounds and a woman driving by freaked. Five minutes later I'm on a bus heading downtown with friends and see 3 police cruisers heading against traffic, pulling over the bus. Noone knows what the hell is going on except for myself and the posse.

So I basically had to remain seated while these cops scan the bus and finally find me. "YOU! PUT YOUR HANDS ON THE WINDOW! SLOWLY TAKE OUT THE GUN! KEEP, KEEP YOUR HANDS ON THE WINDOW!!" How the fuck am I suppose to take out the (cap)gun genius? Jesus. I'm pretty sure I was saying "ItsacapgunItsacapgunItsacapgun." I didn't really want to move around too much, cause they were being really serious on some Tom Clancy shit, and I didn't want to get my head blown off.

So 6 hours later, handcuffed, 100 feet underground in the Ottawa Police Station, I'm being cussed out by some Joan Rivers-ass-bitch telling me she would have shot me on sight. Really? Go fuck yourself. I hung up the phone on a lawyer and ignored the BigMac Meal in my cell, cold as hell while I scratched my name into the wall (gangster shit). They beat up the homeless guy next to me for yelling "Fuck Off!" for 4 hours straight. Finally! That dude wouldn't shut the fuck up!

A month later I was able to get my skateboard out of the Evidence Depot way out in God Knows Where, Ottawa, Ontario. I came home from Christmas break with a court subpoena on my door. I also found out I had left my oven on for 2 weeks. Which was ok because the fact that it didn't melt through the floor and burn down my apartment building made me feel better about the subpoena.

So this woman tried to ruin my life because she is a 'sensitive' kook and got cold feet in her wedding, bitch, etc., and to be honest I ended up bullshitting the community service hours. Here is her Victim Statement. I wish I was able to write her an Offender's Statement.

Letter of Insanity

And that was just me going out to get a coffee one morning. Imagine if I actually tried to ruin someone's life?

KRS-ONE - Neva Hadda Gun

Monday, 18 August 2008

BETWEEN GRIEF AND NOTHING, I WILL TAKE GRIEF.


Another Godard great.
Breathless

Thursday, 14 August 2008

POP 'NUFF SHIT

HATEHATEHATEHATEHATEHATE:

lilweezy

Lil' Weezy. Where to start? High school videos of him as the Tinman is cute. Stories of him accidently shooting himself while posing in a mirror with a pistol are pretty hilarious. This obviously receives honorable mention:That dude in the background there is noticeably perturbed.
And yet all of this shit is only a fifth as silly as his music is. It's straight doodoo. Only someone perpetually zooted off cough syrup and kush, like Lil' Wayne himself, could think he's 'one of the greatest'. I dare you to youtube some shit and not feel secondhand embarrassment. All this recent success is like an awful practical joke. Is everyone actually loving this dude or just dumbing out? Are you laughing with Wayne, or at him?

His upcoming releases include a duet album with Juelz Santana called 'I Can't Feel My Face', and I'm not even making that shit up. As well as an album with vocoder-dependent T-Pain (the R&B robot), under the name T-Wayne.

Jigga Man, stop being pussywhipped, the people need you.

De La Soul - Supa Emcees

KRS-ONE - Build Ya Skillz f. Busta Rhymes

Sauce Money - Pre-Game Remix f. Jay-Z

Wednesday, 13 August 2008

DEEP IN THE TRENCHES


Nicky is next level. Backside tailslide attempt on a really slippery marble ledge on Spadina. The run up is downhill and security kicked us out 5 minutes later, so instead of him landing it I got this photo of this back foot step off, and I think this spot is capped now. Shitty.

Q-Tip - FunkMaster Flex Freestyle

Pete Rock - Verbal Murder 2 f. Big Pun, Common & N.O.R.E.

Thursday, 7 August 2008

I GOT MY UZI BACK


An old flick from a day of skateboarding and filming from what seems like forever ago.

Black Moon - The Onslaught f. Busta Rhymes

De La Soul - Ghetto Thang

Masta Killa - Secret Rivals f. Killah Priest & Method Man

Tuesday, 5 August 2008

PARTY & BULLSHIT

Devil's Blood to spark the sesh

Zoltan was egged mid sesh, he was also egged the following day. What the fuck Zoltan.

Too bad we didn't have water

Jacob is an asshole. Frontside noseslide.

New setup

Hall of Meat: Ultimate Shinner

A few hours later you couldn't tell Zoltan's calf from his shin.

Saw Nolan on Yonge St.

I get my skate news on the train ride home, of course.



De La Soul & Teenage Fanclub - Fallin'

Friday, 1 August 2008

SHE GONNA TEACH ME HOW TO SWIM


A fictional album cover I guess. Everyone last summer was either a cholo or a vato.

Paul Simon - I Know What I Know


Diamond D - 50 Wayz f. Big C

Thursday, 31 July 2008

MORE LOSSES, STILL STUDYING HORSES



James lacing a backside tail at some park in Quebec that PYG designed. It's actually sick. My Polaroid was totally fucked and the button was totally jammed so I had to mash the living shit out of it to get it to take a photo. I had another in a kind of fake sequence, but I can't find it.

Jay Dee - beej-n-dem

Mad Lion, Doug E. Fresh, KRS-1, Fat Joe, Smif-N-Wessun, Jeru - 1,2 Pass It

Ultra-Magnetic MC's - Poppa Large

Tuesday, 29 July 2008

THE MAPLE REPORT

Fresh whip

Lose in 5 moves

Sam, first try backside shifty, F.B.S.

Brad hollered at a homie with a skillsaw and made this happen after years of talk about "How great would it be if those yellow bars were gone?"

Bad Samaritans



Epic feast

Classy wallpaper