Tuesday, December 30, 2008

can't wait to see him and do this!

awesome animal art

Monday, December 29, 2008

em eye ess ess eye ess ess eye pee pee eye

i've been in mississippi a few days now, here's some chronicling of my trip so far...

here's some creepy woods i'd like to explore

this explains everything


a creek full of water

my mom has these

the drive home from town

the daily report

i'm in mississippi right now and it's kind of sad in regards to skateboarding obstacles, fixtures, and features. i feel spoiled!! nobody builds backyard ramps around here and there are no empty pools for you to skate. i know there are some fullpipes about an hour or so away. and there are various modular parks in bad shape also. i guess that's all you're gonna get if you swing by this town. mentors for the yunguns are also sparse.

some folks are trying to get things changed though! i've been sort of helping out the batesville skatepark project for awhile now. not so much since i moved out to az. i guess i feel a little detached from the project. not sure... anyway... the committee is slowly dwindling as time goes on with this project. the same thing happened to the oxford skatepark committee. it's a frustrating thing for the president of a project. it's disheartening and it's not very motivating.

batesville is about 20 minutes from oxford. oxford has an amazing grindline park which was finished in 2006. it's been rad to watch the progression of the skaters there. going from squeamish feelings when looking down into the bowl and thinking "do i drop in and eat shit or not??". the bowl has no roll-ins and no mellow spot to try that first drop in. you pretty much have to suck it up and just do it. i've seen several eat it. and i've seen several eat it and get up and do it over and over again and finally get it and scream FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!! so loud you could hear it miles away. (maybe) anyway... emily griste and i talked about getting a project started for batesville a couple of years ago where she is a teacher for the gifted kids and she thought it would be a great project for the year. they did some scientific reports on skateboarding and it's been a very educational thing for them. but as time goes by, interest dwindles and the weight of this project rests on her shoulders. i know what it feels like. it sucks. oxford went through the same thing. but with perserverance and new people that come in to help the project, things finally come together if the project can withstand the lack of support of the general community. it gets frustrating when you see money and/or land given to the soccer, baseball, and other mainstream groups and it leaves you wondering, where will our skateboarders go?

one of the big fundraisers she is working on is an art auction. some pieces have already been collected and she plans to hold it in the spring. any kind of art will be auctioned off in hopes of raising a lot of money to go towards the project. unlike a lot of cities where you see skateparks popping up, this is not funded at all so far by the city. there have been promises from the mayor but there is yet to be anything written in concrete. the plans are to build another concrete park hopefully by dreamland or grindline or a comparable skatepark design/build company. but this will only happen with the help of the people that will be skating it and those that just want to see something rad happen in little ol' batesville mississippi.

ANYONE can help out. but we look to the skateboarding community obviously for the most support.

if you are interested in helping out, you can paypal a dollar or whatever you can to batesvilleskatepark@yahoo.com. you can check out the myspace at http://www.myspace.com/batesvilleskatepark or at http://www.batesvilleskatepark.com. you can contact emily at batesvilleskatepark@yahoo.com or you can write me.

here's some pictures of famous people who have been to oxford ONLY to skate the skatepark... (famous people who are not shown here: tony hawk and his secrete skatepark tour; mike vallely; and others i can't remember right now)

tuma britton (santa monica airlines - photo by lucky tucker) he is so famous he was in a movie!

local ripper mike rains watches stephen bailey rip the rightous bowl in neon sunglasses! stephen and his friends didn't believe that mississippi had a gnarly bowl so they drove there while in the area to see it..photo by bryan cage (owner of local skateshop - suite ten skateboards located behind the skatepark)

my personal hotness... wrex cook. he and tuma came out for the opening. he's been returning to oxford ever since. he loves the rightous bowl and even though i'm obviously partial to him, he rips it like no one else can!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

xmas cookies

call me!

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

rad ramp art

there's nothing a gay panda loves more than a unicorn!!

not sure who this belongs to, spotted it on a msgbrd.


mini mini session

aforjan's bff and wrex built a little quarter pipe for a couple of kids' xmas gift. it almost stayed at our house. check aforjan's blog for more pics of the session.

aforjan's bff

enderbay session

go check out this rad blog if you ain't done so already....


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

one way ticket to puketastic

wrex and aforjan's bff decided to try out the bottle of unicorn sperm we got as a white elephant gift - unicum! here's the series of events...

we looked it up on the internet, turns out it's hungarian...

yay! unicum sounds fun...


down the hatch!



not a good idea...

how's that unicum, wrex??

help mississippi get more skateparks!!

mississippi currently has only TWO concrete skateparks in the entire state! oxford opened in 2006 and petal is set to open this weekend, the 19th. needless to say, they are in dire need...


new tucson skatepark

skateboarding in tucson

Saturday, December 20, 2008

lots of action in the street

wrex and aforjan's bff made a small quarter pipe for a lady's 2 little kids. test driving it was fun to watch..

Friday, December 19, 2008

have fun this weekend!!

my boyfriend told me about a drinking game him and his buddies used to play in high school called the van halen drinking game. everytime david lee roth howls, screeches, or OW!s, you gotta take a drink. we played this the other night when alburracho was over and we were watching a skate video and a van halen song came on. it's not as easy as you might think. david lee roth gets in these scowling frenzy solos and it's nearly impossible to get a drink in with each one. the song ends and belching ensues. and then never-ending laughter.

do it!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


i am not bored but i found this just perusing through some other blogs. it's pretty damn rad!


sauce double oh seven

sauce is a rad skate zine from pod (portland) and bakerface (tempe)... each issue gets better and better and apparently more colorful as well. baker seems to be really comfortable with his writing. i almost felt like i was sitting there listening to one of his stories when i was reading the "animals of summer" article. RAD!!! great shots of summer ramp skating in az. tom & his summer oasis, chino crest, gets props! there's a story on the history of the ollie called "ollie ollie oxen free" - i haven't read it yet, so i can't give you the lowdown on that one but the one that caught my eye was the "science of an add on to a backyard ramp, arkansas style" wooo! funny ass pictures. i never knew the water bottle trick. there's something that resembles a scene report gone out of state with pink crack and the nypd. they got a rippin' chick there too! there's a couple of reviews by bakerface on "under the influence" (rad pool skating video in case you don't know) and the falling down deck on old man army. this is a thick issue... onto the full pipes of colorado, some of the raddest shots by pod! yeeeaaahhhh pod!! a skaterock section and the daily grind photo mission... almost too much to mention in what i think for some reason should be a short thing to write, but i'm wrong, this sauce is jam-packed with skateboarding goodness. okay i'm starting to sound like a commercial. sorry!

here's a picture from the issue...

tank girl from nc

tom at chino crest

"the 8 minutes of me skating by myself" video

just kidding, i wouldn't want to bore anyone... so watch this instead...
i found this on ghettod's youtube favorites!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

funner down under

in queenstown, nz. concrete radness popping up all over the world. i spotted this one on concrete disciples. nice job, guys!!

concepts for bands vol. i

one night a few years ago i was hanging out with one of my best friends from mississippi at one of our favorite bars called Ajax. this a good bar to go to escape the crowds in oxford. they served awesome southern food (thumbs down on getting rid of the cornbread)and had awesome beer! me and beau were drinking, talking, laughing, etc and somehow we ended up talking about zydeco bands. and he said he always wanted to start a ZETAL band. gnarly bass, banjo, drums and a washboard! zetal is zydeco and metal. we even drew a picture of ZETAL - it will rip your face off!!!

places i want to go vol. ii

yesterday when i found the new germany skatepark, i had to go back and find pictures of malmo. not only is sweden a nice country, they have fun lookin' skateparks.

this is Stapelbäddsparken - Malmö, Sweden
pictures from http://www.ptrskate.com/stapelBadds.php

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

die deutschen sind beschäftigt gewesen

i ended browsing new skateparks on concrete disciples and saw where germany is stepping up to the game. go europe!! check out this shiznit...reminds me of malmo just a little bit.

photos by heiko jager - this is stuttgart; set to open in january 2009

bad egg zine #6

yesterday i got home from work and saw an opened empty unfamiliar envelope on the end table in the living room. ohhh what did we get?!! ash from colorado who came down for an event stayed with us for a day. she does the bad egg zine and she's rad. she sent a couple issues, one for us and one for bakerface. like a goodzine maker should, she trades with other zines. i've never actually held an issue in my hand, but i have seen them on the website. the zine is a photocopied issue, black and white, lots of photos and some creative writing on things that are going down in the skateboarding world that you won't read about in major publications.

this issue features a brief article on her and her hubba's "egg" at their previous homestead, the new colorado springs skatepark, an update on some colorado skatepark projects (bennett diy, nederland, ft. collins), an article on her trip to az recently (with some rad pool skating shots), jail mail with jack the ripper (which i'm having a very difficult time reading - when you see it, you'll know what i'm talking about), and a bunch of random photos (one of which is wrex at the chicken ramp). on to some of my personal favs of the zine... the upper lip review of moustaches and the "hole in the sun" review.

so to sum things up for you, if you don't get this zine, you might as well get a subscription to rollerblade weakly.

to get a copy, send 2 dollars to ash or find it somewhere for free. bad egg:1354 s. poplar st. denver co 80224 or ash@badeggzine.com

ex-badash egg

Monday, December 15, 2008


a painting by mr. cook

through the mind of bakerface