December 26, 2009

Excuse the child-not-so-friendly artwork, but this song is a great one. Give it a listen if you are sick of listening to Everyday Riddim or the Counting Crows or whoever.


December 22, 2009

Here's a little documentary on Bobby Konders of Massive B and Hot 97.
Interesting to hear his grind and stories about Brooklyn's West Indian Day Parade.

Oh yea, shout out to Greek Spot Greg for cookin up some good veggie cheesesteaks.


December 20, 2009

December 12, 2009

Peep this young talent JUNIOR NATURAL from Europe.
At 12 years old, he appears to have a lot going for him in the culture reggae world.
And it is wild to think that people in Europe speak more than one language fluently.


December 6, 2009

Eric Wagner

Wagner Bananarama from Jagwiremon on Vimeo.

I first met Eric Wagner back in 10th grade when he moved to Harvey's Lake. Hundreds of stories I got with this dude, like smashing cinderblocks through car windows on the Wyoming Ave cruise strip at 8pm, robbing a video store in Jersey and stealing "Bad Lieutenant", wearing shower caps all day at school (Lake Lehman H.S.), heelflipping the gates at tech(in '93!), the list goes on. Thought I'd share some quick footage I shot last weekend. He's been ripping frontside 360 ollies on his longboard off the triangle ledge at POPS, also treflipping Eurogaps here and there...all on longboard, shit looks like a helicopter. Here he rides a tiny plastic bananaboard that I was barely able to stand on. My first skateboard was actually a scamp....which was a green version of this board. Me and my sister each had our own. The bottom video is some longboard gnar. Also thanks for the Blockhead music hookup Carryout!

Eric Wagner 2008-2009 reedit from Eric Wagner on Vimeo.


December 4, 2009

One of the most excruciating problems that has plagued Planet Earth for the past 25 years is a phenomenon known as "S.P.L.A.T.T.E.R.". The location of this problem is within the interior surfaces of the omnipresent household microwave, and it is caused by radiation's unprecedented level of kinetic energy disrupting the "peaceful" nature of TV dinners and assorted foods. The French call it "Shrapnelle". This growing problem is an endemic that is more common than Herpes Simplex 1. The prognosis is not good for the world. Whenever possible, discard your old microwave and buy a new one.

-C & Out

November 30, 2009

XO - F.R.N.O. from KENNY BURNS on Vimeo.

New video for Washington DC's very own "XO". Pretty stylish.


"You're sitting around doin this sh*t? You should be honored a medal for this."


November 25, 2009

A lot has been happening, and the blog has been neglected. Shout outs to Greg from THE GREEK SPOT for keeping our counter on the steady increase.


November 9, 2009

The self-proclaimed "Hood Chef" from NYC is putting up an entertaining cooking series on Youtube. Move over Martha Stewart.


November 1, 2009

This guy Fritz Meade, I think he's from Boston maybe? But he came to Philly for the day and handled his business without doing a single flip trick.

Philly Skateboarding from Nick Zegel on Vimeo.


More Floyd Mayweather Jr. Beef

Poor Floyd. First he beefs with Rick Ross now he gets torn apart by RA the Rugged Man on Sirius Satellite's Shade 45. He questions Floyd's reputation of ducking fighters known for taking on the hardest fights, i.e. Pacquiao, Cotto, Mosley and Paul Williams. I had no idea RA was such a devoted boxing fan....props! Complete p4wnage at its finest.

Part 1

Part 2


October 29, 2009


Sometimes things don't get noticed...

Peep this album/mixtape by Uptown XO.

If you like rap, this is some music that's a little more than quality.

-Not Carryout Mane

October 26, 2009

THIS IS SICK! Here is the whole song.


October 24, 2009

Epicly Later'd is at it again;
this time with Max Schaaf from Oakland, California.
Amazing! Even if you don't like skateboarding or
care for the dude, it's a great experience watching
these in-depth life stories. Can I say "touching"?


October 22, 2009

On some days an individual needs to act a little wild for the sake of survival.


October 20, 2009

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

Description: The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers' produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?

This video is pretty amazing a la "What the Bleep Do We Know?". If you haven't watched Bleep, then just consider those raw moments in your childhood, which were purely magical. And I'm not talking about the time you got the Batmobile in your Happy Meal. I'm talking about that time you floated mysteriously in the woods behind your house. I'm just kidding, but I guess you could say I'm half-serious too. There indeed is more than meets the eye, and that point is often neglected, even though few refuse to admit it. Maybe try to apply it?


October 16, 2009

There is way too much production that gets overlooked these days. It's kind of sad, because its like a daily basis that I go to blogs or the store to look for new material, and its seemingly impossible to find solid stuff. But the truth of the matter is that producers are still making awesome material. Exile is the man. Please support the dude. Okay, 1:20 AM random rant. Weekend!


October 15, 2009

Riding High from 13thWitness™ on Vimeo.

This video is pretty tight, regardless if you're into bikes or not. I believe that is OG NYC skateboarder Mike Hernandez in that video. Nice.

It's raining outside, but it's aiiiiight. One more day of midterms, and hello weekend.


October 13, 2009

Starf*cker- "Florida"
Have you tried the new Aquafresh that foams? Its aiiiiiiiight.
More stories/discussion later.


October 7, 2009

Sometimes I'll pay attention to a commercial.


October 5, 2009

Get Wet!

I have also had the Angel Dussst on my mind this week via the Leak Bros. On another note, anyone remember that Purple Rain back in the 90s? Whew! Had to walk out of school one morning after tasting them mint leaves.

Daniel Castillo and Daewon Song

Cool little part to start off the week.
Watch out for cars.


October 1, 2009

Some highlights from my week:

* I had a dream that this beautiful girl in my class smoked a blunt and later found out that it was laced with PCP. I remember her acting like it was no big deal.

** Some form of vehicle or beast destroyed my bicycle, while it was locked up.

*** I came up with a theory that if you're an Asian male WITHOUT A CAR, it puts the level of difficulty to pick up Asian females to about a 11 on a scale of 10.
Luckily, there's plenty of black women for Asian men out there.


September 29, 2009

Rap isn't one of Canada's chief exports, but they do have a fair share of quality rappers: Saukrates, Mathematik, Kardinal Offishall, K-OS, Buck 65, and more recently Drake... who has been kind of taking over US radio, but is he getting airtime in Canada? the rest of the world?? I'm too lazy to check charts, and my radio don't pick up signals that far.

Drake-Between Us (feat. Slakah the Beatchild)


September 27, 2009

------------> Weekend is f l e e t in g.

Really inspiring track by Toro y Moi.

"Talamak" is Tagalog for "chronic"; then there's the Urban Dictionary that tells us that it means "free loader of drugs".


September 25, 2009

September 23, 2009

In the late 90's, I exchanged tapes with this kid in Reno, Nevada. I think I met him in an AOL chatroom for hip-hop or something. His nom de plum was Diatomaceous. He's probably the reason why I ever heard of people like Sixtoo, Living Legends, Scienz of Life, and Siah (... that is until I heard of Sandbox Automatic).

Tangent: Do you remember Sandbox Automatic, and how they used to write great descriptions for their new releases? I guess that's kind of the direction that blogs operate under now.

Back to the story: So this kid that goes by the name of Diatomaceous, sends me this tape that has this one particular song that blew my mind. It was by a rapper named Buck 65, and the track sounded like nothing I ever heard before. It was called "Wildlife".

As a product of a fairly conservative household, I listened to a lot of my first cd's and tapes with headphones. Regardless of that reason, I probably would have still listened to Buck 65 in headphones, because of some symbolic need for self-preservation or to keep myself untamed from compromising criticisms. To this day, I play this song for people, and they think its simply wack or weird. Oh well. It is called the Wildlife. And in a sense, we are our own elected council of nature conservation.


I am a fan of Andre 3000 jumping in on someone else's song. Kelis had a lot of potential, and Wednesday is that day that either tips forward or backward. Hopefully its forward.

-SprintPCSVoicemailBox of "........"

September 21, 2009

So I did go downtown yesterday.
I get a $50 ticket for skateboarding, and my board taken away. Either
way, it was still a good day, echoing the same sentiments of Walt
Whitman's words that are engraved in the marble floor at Freedom Plaza:
"p l e a s a n t l y disappointed".


September 20, 2009

It's Sunday.
It's Nice Out.
I'm Going Downtown.
At Least I Think So.


September 19, 2009

I just ate a cheesesteak with lettuce and tomato,
which means I might have broken a couple of rules in Philly.
But I'm not in Philly, and hypothetically. . .
I need my antioxidants to counteract the built up stresses from the week.
You got to pay to live free and radical.


September 17, 2009

Everyone talks about J.Dilla post-mortem.
Slum Village this and that (RIP everyone in that group in advance. no offense), Stones Throw (great art direction, okay music),
Getting only humble recognition for producing Tribe and Pharcyde greats...

Here's another song produced by J.Dilla, and it's a downtempo lounge song like a mixture of Esthero and somebody good on the boards. Cheesy lyrics, but great overall vibe. I'm a sucker for this kind of music.


September 14, 2009

So I send a text message to this girl I have a crush on.
After years of never having text messages, I am psyched.
The message I sent to her went something along the lines of:

"hey girl. i just got text messages. yay. hope everything is well."

Fast forward a couple of hours, and I receive a text message back that goes something like this:

"hey biotch. congrats. welcome to the 21st century."

Ouch. Oh well.


September 10, 2009

999 was yesterday. 9109 is today.
And tomorrow will be something unique as well hopefully.


September 8, 2009

Can You Dig It?

September 2, 2009

Sun Ra Beamed To Earth

If you don't know who Sun Ra is and love jazz, get to know him. Imagine a large piano jazz musician from the 1940s and on into the 90s claiming he is from outer space brought here to earth to enlighten human beings. Wearing elaborate costumes and leading large bands in songs with names speaking of other galaxies, stars, war, and peace, he carved himself a piece of time. Asides from all that, he was an amazing musician who produced many, many albums and whose influence is unparalleled.

The Durham Arts Guild in Durham, NC is holding a unique show consisting of original Sun Ra LP covers, artwork and sketches for album covers, and some other interesting items. Some info on the show can be found HERE.

August 31, 2009

Insert Coins 
Recently I got to film my friend Sean Driscoll skateboarding around the Columbia Heights/Shaw area of Washington DC. (*He is a flow rider for Stereo for all publicity and legal purposes.) We only spent about 2 hours filming, right before his workshift at the the Greek Spot in the historic U Street area. There's a cameo of Pulaski OG Hojin Chang in the end. The first video was intended to be an intro to the second video. Hopefully we'll see more footage soon.

August 27, 2009 (*Stolen from KEO TC5's Blog)

The first cassette single I ever purchased was Groove Theory's "Tell Me". I never quite understood my affinity towards neo-soul, but I am always intrigued and somewhat proud of my appreciation towards a genre with good intentions and no street credibility. This video features quite the mash-up of Groove Theory with Art of Noise. Usually, I am not a fan of mashups, but this is almost a flawless match. Check it.

I stepped out of class today, and somebody was blasting this song out of his car. It was kind of comedic and inspirational. I basked in a euphoric moment of nostalgia, as I used to hear the original song by DJ KC (?) during the rave/dance days of early 2000's. Everyone get their mean head nod on, or their dagger on as Jaguarman can.

Have a good weekend


August 26, 2009

Henry Sanchez: Sight Unseen

In retrospect, the skateboarding in this particular part was always off the hook, but the Cali Agents as a soundtrack did not age too well. Girl/Chocolate had a good formula of putting classic music in their videos, which allowed for a more timeless feel. Relax and take notes.


August 25, 2009

T h r o w b a c k Tuesday


August 24, 2009

It's Monday, and another week has started. Soon it will be the weekend. And next thing you know it'll be Fall. Don't get anxious now.

Alien Workshop's MindField was pretty good. A little heavy in retrospeect due to the large number of great parts from an almost too large team of skateboarders. I guess its hard to soak it all in within one sitting.


August 19, 2009

Earlier this week I was exiled from the house due to the exterminator taking over the premises. During that day, I decided to ride my bike to the museum areas for kicks. I opted for the Newseum, but it was big bucks to get in. Instead I went to the free Native American Smithsonian museum with free Air Conditioning.

I was pleasantly surprised to find that they dedicated the entire 2nd level (out of its 4 levels) to an exhibit on skateboarding culture of modern Native Americans. The previous photos are all related to that exhibit, with a few missing photos of MURF and some amateurs that I never heard of. Overall, that museum is amazing, and I suggest anyone to go check it out.


August 15, 2009

NYC Skate Legend Andy Kessler dead at 48, from an insect sting.



August 12, 2009

I once told a girl that I don't dance, but I do enjoy the head nod.


August 11, 2009

My friend Andreas introduced this band "The Radio Dept" to me years ago, and I've been a fan ever since. Part of the story behind the band consists of the band falling apart, leaving behind no drummer. That led the band to using beat programs and machines, which gave them their unique sound. They're from Sweden if I'm not mistaken. Enjoy.


August 10, 2009

Back To The Future

Apologies for the lack of posts.
In the meantime, check out this FREE EP of 4 Great Songs from ISO50.

I'll Be Back. Hope You Will Too.


July 14, 2009


Rest in Peace: Alexis Arguello, Arturo Gatti, and Dash Snow. -Jagwire

July 13, 2009


Wikki Wikki Wikki Wikki.
Big Tune! I and I Change The Mood!!
Nite Jewel (as heard on one of my 8 track mixes)
made a decent track using an interpolation of
the Taana Gardner track. Can you hear it?

-Reade The Selector

July 10, 2009

Clockwork (*4 Those Using Cell Phones)

Today was one of those days that I fell asleep after coming home from a long day of "work", to wake up mysteriously at 11:30 PM. Man this is the best.

-Life in Blastlane.

July 9, 2009

I know little about this group,
except that their music is pretty good.


July 7, 2009

Vanna Put Those L's On There!!!

Figured it would be a good idea to share this gem of gems.

-Not Carryout

July 4, 2009

*Disclaimer: May experience allergies to House, Hip-House, etc.

July 3, 2009

Around 2003-5 at the peak of my early 20's angst, I found a lot of relief reading Adrian Tomine's comic books. They're really simple but incorporate a lot of "mise en scene" if you will.

Without getting too pretentious, Tomine's imagery captures those short and subtle moments that mean a whole lot, but are often never transcribed properly. Everyone experiences those moments, especially in our lonesome.

It's always a good thing to give ourselves a break from our public personas once in awhile.

Hope you enjoyed some of these images!


June 29, 2009

Pacquiao, Batista, and a Pussycat Doll

Aside from signing a fight with the Boricua Sensation Miguel Cotto, Manny Pacquiao will star in a new action comedy movie entitled Wapakman with singer Nicole Sherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls and WWE wrestler Batista.

In an interview with GMA News, Pacquiao said he’ll be playing the role of a father who acquires super powers. Sherzinger will be Pacquiao’s leading lady in the film, and Batista will be play the villain. Still Waiting for the rumored Pacquiao/Stallone movie in the works. -Jagwire

June 19, 2009

Bryan Lathrop Photo Session Last Night

Brian Lothrop has been around the Philly Music and Skate scene for a very long time. Last night he dropped by the warehouse and not only tore it up but took some great pics as well. Read a good interview by Jim Murphy for Juice Magazine .


June 15, 2009


Working on rehabbing my broken mandolin and giving it a second life. More to come! -Jagwire

June 10, 2009

Once again here is another "8 Track" mix. This one is specifically tailored for sedentary lifestyles and can be applied to most personal environments, such as kitchens, autobahns, and futons. Apologies for the 30 seconds of dead silence at the end of the Large Professor song, as well as if you're allergic to House music. As they say, the difference between poison and elixir is the dosage. Enjoy!

Artist Roll Call: Mr. Fingers, Large Professor, Omar S, Busta Rhymes, Atmosfear, Joey Beats, Meaty Ogre, and Nite Jewel.

-Duane Reade the Selector

June 7, 2009

"I don't think I had the sophistication to appreciate what a cultural shift hip-hop was when I first heard it, but I was also pretty young. I mean, when you are in 5th grade, every day has it's own eureka moment." - Stretch Armstrong

If you're remotely interested in rap, radio shows, or the original ZOO YORK, then you may appreciate this relatively new interview with DJ Stretch Armstrong. 


For the scoop on the original ZOO YORK video called "Mixtape" (1998), read Eli Gesner's interview.

*that dude standing behind Busta in Robbie Gangemi's part is indeed Kurious Jorge...


June 2, 2009

Doin the butt.

Butt Pirates from Jagwiremon on Vimeo.

Two weekends ago in a storybook setting called the Promised Land. -Jagwire

May 29, 2009

Promised Land, PA -Jagman

May 27, 2009

Plainsfield New Jersey, maybe '79. Didn't know how to ride a bike with the other big boys so I couldn't join their filipino gang. -Jagwire

May 23, 2009

A cell phone pic this afternoon in St. Petersburg, Florida.

May 19, 2009

I always wanted to put up a mix of some songs, but I was always afraid of getting entangled in some spyware popup mess that comes with using free e-storage. Luckily, exists, which allows users to share their mixes, although not the actual files. There's some real restrictions to the site, due to the music infringement laws. I guess we'll see how it works out.

This mix consists of some electronic or instrumental music; some of it you may have heard. And I think there will be at least one track that you might consider to be suspect. Hopefully you enjoy it though!

Gwen Guthrie. Tundra. Meaty Ogre. Kiln... among others


May 14, 2009

Tales from the Grill

Small Sunday BBQ from Jagwiremon on Vimeo.

Some feel good pre-summer warm ups! Music once again by Kevin Krash and Keith Handsome from the Hambone Sessions Album. -Jagwiremon

May 9, 2009

Bill Stroebeck is one of the filmers behind the Alien Workshop videos in the past couple of years. He has also been featured on Epicly Later'd on VBS in the Anthony Poppalardo series.

The point is... Stroebeck has only recently been releasing youtube videos of his old footage, which outweighs the big budget skate videos without a doubt. Think Dan Wolfe's Eastern Exposure with Stroebeck's personal style.

Raw! Check 'em out.

May 4, 2009

Photos from 'Out There' Show

I'm a little late on this, but here are some scenes from a recent art show we had in Lancaster, PA. It was a four person show featuring Christian Herr, Kris Harzinsky, John Slaby, and Keith Garcia. The opening was on April 4th and will end almost 2 months later, on the weekend of May 23rd. Info at


April 29, 2009

Getting Flicks 2001 from Jagwiremon on Vimeo.

I've been fooling around with old footage again. This one is from '01 after a night hitting steel, but focuses more on the 40 min. bike ride (to and from) alongside the river, which may or may not be considered a Philly Freight tradition by now. I will be posting more videos like these, as my summer project is to make use of the tons of random footage I've been sitting on. -Jaguarman

April 28, 2009

Late Nights Early Mornings

So I've been pulling all-nighters for the past week and a half.
Today I end up passing out in a common area in between exams.
I get woken up by my classmate, while everyone else is already
starting on their practical exams. God bless a sweet lady in a
school full of vultures. Grad school ain't no joke!

Sometimes in the wee hours of the day, I end up vibing to the
damnest things, or should I say the paranormal. Who on earth
listens to Manu Chao? I wouldn't say normally, but I sure will
at 3:30 AM in a 24-Hour CVS buying Cheese Puffs and Red Bulls.
Especially if its just playing through the CVS system.

-Duane Readeism

April 25, 2009

It's Getting Hot

I don't know if anyone checks this site anymore, but I plan on posting random videos in exchange for less writing. With the advent of final exams and my computer crashing during finals, I have been, for better or for worse, without regular digital interaction.

The blog is coming back; I hope you'll join us.


April 6, 2009

Ybor City Deliciousness

Columbia, the restaurant was founded in 1905 by a Cuban immigrant in the Ybor City section of Tampa, Florida. It is the state's largest and oldest Spanish-American resturant. I ate at the Columbia in St. Petersburg. Had the Mojito Chicken which came with a rice unlike I've ever tasted, as well as fresh homemade bread that melted in the mouth.

(photo taken with cell phone in Ybor City)

March 29, 2009

Archers of Loaf "Underachievers March and Fight Song".....a great song/video that I just remembered, and brings back memories from the 90's. I remember this used as the intro for I think Eastern Exposure 3? Set a good tone and title(sort of) for the rest of the vid. -Jaguarman

Charlie Coley Dunks

I got to see Charlie Coley, a 6'7'' senior at UNC Charlotte play ball on the court today. He will be particpating in the NCAA Slam Dunk Championship this weekend in Detroit.

Also, I have been posting a bit more actively on my blog over at BREAKFAST IS FOR SUPPER.