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 31, 2009
August 27, 2009
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thFumzBYRd8 (*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
at 12:37 PM
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.
at 1:53 AM
August 25, 2009
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.
at 12:42 AM
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
August 12, 2009
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.
at 5:02 PM