Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cuckoo's Nest! Columbus, Ga!

...i've been stoked on a lil shop in Columbus, Ga since the opened. they aren't the punker shop or the hipper hop shop. nor the street or bowl. or even "old school" shop. they're just there. 2 dudes Scott and Raddo doing the same shit the been doing since they started skating. being themselves, riding skateboards on obstacles in front of them and enjoying life. it's nice to feel like it's 1993 again and skateboarding is a secluded sub-culture in a sea of normal humans. it's nice to talk to people with a brain. it's nice to be around lifers. these dudes are. i love 'em.

Gnarly Shit....

....there's some shit in Russia that's cheaper than heroin, except when you become addicted to it rots yer damn flesh off! insane shit!!!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bender Dudes.....Shawn Beeks!

...There's too many thoughts that i think could be interesting for Shawn, but i don't have a novel's amount of space. If you have ever met and spent time with Shawn, then you already know what an amazing dude he is. So, i'm gonna assume you already know Beeks. And if you don't, you should've been around more. ..How's it go? Two knee cap explosions from skating, a sudden near death diabetes attack, a disdain for normal life and a need to move to PA for extended schooling? It's left me without my skate bud. He was down anytime, anywhere. The worst is that with life and injuries, my old boy can hardly skate at all.

...I've gotten pissed and bummed at Shawn twice in the 20 years we've been friends. Once when he canned Raped Inc. Skateboards and the second was him moving. I had no one to steal tricks from! Dude shreds! This was a random/easy go for sure. Shawn never really wanted the spotlight of filming or shooting photos. He was one of the few rippers that cared more for life aspirations than stressing on skateboarding.

...I asked him to send me a photo of him skating. He says he doesnt skate a whole lot and I understand why. Was stoked to see a "Beeks skate" email. Opened it up and saw that homeboy's been ripping whatever's in his path....on the way to the shitter.

Classic Beeks.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

not a bender dude.....

...but my favorite skater. not in one of his epic parts, but just skating a ramp. i love this dude!!! absolute rad shit!

work sucks.

...chapter 7.

Then I started coming home unhappy.
"What's the matter, Hank?"
I had to get drunk every night.
"It's the manager, Freddy. He has started whistling this song. He's whistling it when I come in in the morning and he never stops, and he's whistling it when I go home at night. It's been going on for two weeks!"
"What's the name of the song?"
"AROUND THE WORLD IN EIGHTY DAYS. I never did like that song."
"Well get another job."
"I will."
"But keep working there until you find another job. We've got to prove to them that...."
"All right. All right!"

...something about the simplicity and vague description of the conversation that just reaches home to me.