Monday, June 30, 2008

Answering the Anglophone

I've decided to move to Montreal. I don't speak French. I don't really know what to expect. Anyone who's visited the capital of French-Canada knows how truly boss the city can be.

What will living there be like? Do I have enough cash and gumption to find work and quality living arrangements? Will the long winter hurt super bad? Will it be another poignantly defining locale in which to explore people, life, and all things awesome? I suppose all of my questions will be answered soon enough.

What do you know about living in Montreal?


was looking at old covers of Thrasher....which is always fun. the first is of the first issue i ever got. won it in a bet during a particularly heated raquetball match against my dad. looking back at it, i think he let me win so as to shut me up from begging him to take me to the skate shop to get a mag. the other two are particular favs:


Commercial collection is growing. Check em.

Boot Blow Out

I've been in Peru for the past two weeks, but I'm back. The wife will be blogging the shit out of the trip over the next ten days, so if you're interested, check it out here. I had a boot blow out at Machu Picchu but managed to get it fixed the next day back in the city.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Henpecked Duck

Fixed Magazine

Issue 1 of Fixed Magazine is out!

The download appears to be broken, but it's mirrored here (thanks to huph).

Friday, June 27, 2008

Kw is always on point

you know, ever since Kw started this daily
Gp blog thing... where we all have to submit a post on our given day,

I have to say..

this blog has always kicked ass.

but now, it kicks even more ass, I love seeing everyone's posts each day,,, or looking back over the week since I don't get to my computer every day..

and every Friday, Kw sends me that e-mail..dude. it's your day...

I always remember, but today, I would have totally blown it off if it wern't for that e-mail reminder... hell, up till a little bit ago, I wasn't even planning on busting out the computer today just cuz of the cloud cover, ( we run on satalight here, and with clouds, means no internet..)

especially dark storm clouds..

Today, I went to the Marietta's again, first time in like a month. we found a couple of sea turtles gettin it on, and decided to check it out... turtle porn isn't very uh, arousing..... now, give me a mexican donkey show, and man, I have to stay seated for a bit...

but i digress....

hmmm, good problem, good problem.... hmmmmm

so, lets see, it's hot, way hot, africa hot, tarzan couldn't take this hot...

if it stays hot, and sunny. no clouds... I can watch tv, run the compter, sweat.
if it rains, it cools off, but no computer, no tv.. no electricty...
but oh man is it ever comfortable..

I'm hopping the problem of rain happens tonight, even though not everything stays dry in my room....

austa manana... amigos

the story of a man who thought he was bill murray

Happy Friday!

Another Name For Friday — The Clash

Dam Fun

In his book Desert Solitaire Edward Abbey said of the Glen Canyon dam (Lake Powell):
“The Beavers had to go and build another goddamned dam on the Colorado. Not satisfied with the enormous silt trap and evaporation tank called Lake Mead (back of Boulder Dam) they have created another even bigger, even more destructive, in Glen Canyon.”

A good problem ... what are you going to do about it? Well, we said get a 30 year old boat, some kayaks, and go. Perfect desert holiday: swim, play, kayak, and hike. Water in the desert is all good. 1,960 miles of canyon shoreline to explore.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Helmet - Your Head - 8/24/91

Mercury Cafe, Denver, CO. First time I saw Helmet. Quicksand played that night too. Night before Lollapalooza. No wonder I was hooked on this band!

Zombie Bikes

This is going to be a great installation ... the gallery is really nice and located in a 100-year-old building with a bakery in the back.

The opening is this Friday the 27th from 6-9 p.m. at
Against The Wall Gallery—
6220 Havelock Avenue.
Rusty bikes as art, bad beer, and snacks. How can it miss?

The bikes will be on display for the month of July. —FIL!

Touching story about a man and an elephant. Wow!

In 1996, Peter Davies was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from
Northwestern University.

While skating through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant
resting atop a gnar half-pipe with a black bird sitting on it's head.
The elephant seemed pretty bummed out, so Peter approached it very carefully.

He climbed up the huge ramp and inspected the elephant's foot and found a
large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently
as he could, Peter worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after
which the elephant gingerly put down its foot. The elephant turned to
face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at
him for several tense moments. Peter stood frozen, thinking of
nothing else but being pushed off the ramp and perhaps the small amount of urine discharging from his bladder.
Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, dropped in, and proceeded to bust out some sweet K-town air.
Peter never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Ten years later, Peter was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his
half-retarded son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the
creatures turned and walked over to near where Peter and his son
(Cam) were standing. The large bull elephant stared at Peter, lifted
its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that
several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1996, Peter couldn't help wondering if
this was the same elephant!?! Peter summoned up his courage, climbed
over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right
up to the elephant and stared back in wonder. The elephant trumpeted
again, wrapped its trunk around one of Peter legs and slammed his
stupid ass against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

he should really be wearing a helmet


have i completely lost touch with the internet?

photo graffiti

The Image Fulgurator looks like a big scary gun. But it's not. It's a fun toy of trickery that projects the image or text of your choice onto the photographs of fellow photographers. Check it out.

If you can't read the projection, it says: "Hundreds of people died last year by trying this at the US - Mexico Border."

I can't take him anywhere

I took my dad to the mall the other day to buy some new shoes
We decided to grab a bite at the food court.
I noticed he was watching a teenager sitting next to him.
The teenager had spiked hair in all different colors: green, red, orange, and blue.
My dad kept staring at him. The teenager would look and find him staring every time.
When the teenager had enough, he sarcastically asked, "What's the matter old man, never done anything wild in your life?"

Knowing my Dad, I quickly swallowed my food so that I would not choke on his response; knowing he would have a good one.
And in classic style he did not bat an eye in his response.
"Got drunk once and had sex with a peacock. I was just wondering if you were my son."

The Website is Down!

The website is down is pretty funny if you're a NERD like me. Grab some snacks, it's a long one.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

4Q is number one

4Q Conditioning

Secret Lego Vault ...

Lego factory tour.

Hump Day Phish — Waste

not like this

right now, the weather is not like this.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Weezer, Pork And Beans -New Uncut Video, Lyrics

This is some boss ballin' shit!
you gotta click on the picture to see it as they won't let me embed it. fucking haters.

the newest extreme sport: Ironing


So Rad!


Even more.

Remember 2 Breathe

Evan Schmitt's latest, Remember 2 Breathe, features interviews and racing footy with cycling notables Todd Wells, Tom Danielson, Jonathan Page, Andy Jacques-Maynes, Troy Wells, Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks, and others. The film premieres this Friday, June 27th, in Cle Elum, Washington.

If you can't be there, you're not alone, but don't worry—Remember 2 Breathe will be available soon on DVD. Find out more at

through the viewfinder

might be a bit nuts

fugitive biker
rollin' the super huge gear
way to go, brother

RIP Esbjörn Svensson

Details here.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Down on the streets

If I could just wipe that silly grin off my face, we might have decent shot. Unfortunately, I was/am genuinely happy as opposed to the usual cynical happiness of everyday life that gets me through.

My Team, Team Skam

This link was posted over at the bummer life avoiding folks' blog, but now that I've gone all the way through their archive I'm surprised I didn't see myself or anyone else I know. I guess I've got something to work on for the rest of the summer.

Nebraska In Drought

With all the rainfall and flooding the Midwest has seen recently it's hard to imagine that just four years ago we were suffering from drought. Here's a thought provoking short documentary on the historic drought conditions from years past as told by my roommate, Brent, and his friend Mitchell.

Let's go NORTH!

How to

How to Start Your Own Pirate Radio Station

From the good people at little Radio

Sunday, June 22, 2008

the quiver.

trust me, i'm not trying to show off here, i'm fully aware that all my bikes are junk, i just thought i should web log them.

Spontazy Sundays!

Go Skateboarding Day with...Zero! from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Zero Team In Lincoln Today

Today is the first day of summer ...

It's also Go Skateboarding Day and Precision Skateboards will be hosting an autograph signing at their store with Zero team riders James Brockman, Elissa Steamer, Kegan Sauder, Sheldon Melechinski, Donovon Piscopo, Tom Asta, Jamie Tancowney, and Marissa Del Santo.

Signing starts at 6:00 pm.
Call Precision for updates:

Precision Skateboards
2711 S. 48th #106
Lincoln, Nebraska

Punch Trunk


Y'all seen this? I haven't ... YET. Just finished The City of Lost Children and i kinda need more.
Why am I posting this? Not sure, I just need to talk about it somehow. My eyes and brain are still kinda overloaded with the beauty. Stunning stuff.

Friday, June 20, 2008

molly tuttle playing 'graveyard'

I know you rider

epic mullets

I.T. VS. Sales

Pinky, Pet of the week, a very loving cat

Tuttle Kids play Diamond Joe

Today is the Summer Solstice

Tonight at 11:59 p.m. is the Summer Solstice. Go dance nekked around a fire.

when I crave a bike ride, it's not just get up, grab bike and goooo. oh no....

wake up in hammock in the dark,
grab flashlight, open hammock
check for scorpions.

go downstairs to the bathroom,
check for scorpions,

drop kids off at the pool,

grab essentials, wallet, i pod, radio
keys, lighter, beer, and whatnot

20 min walk to town pier,
hit up first boat outa Yelapa,

30 min to boca,
grab the buss

30 min to pv

the plan,
para ver mi amor Sonia
montar mi Karate Monkey

try to get in a few kilometers before
having to go back to boca at 1pm for work...

I couldn't talk Sonia into going for a ride, cuz she had to work, but she did bust out some riding pics...


Look! It's me! Playing Radiohead's "Creep" on my violin! With Weezer!
Weezer cover Radiohead's Creep, live in Portland from Dave Allen on Vimeo.

strom clouds and pbr

We have some great clouds take form out by our house as storms roll out onto the plains of eastern Colorado. This monster rolled through south of our house last night. Late end of the sunset lit this cloud up with amazing color.

I know there's some PBR fans up in this blog. This mural can be found at Colfax and Adams in Denver. If you're ever at a show at the Bluebird, head to the corner east of the theater, hang a left, and look up at the barbershop wall. PBRME!

Go Skateboarding Day

Tomorrow is Go Skateboarding Day!
Take to the streets and parks!
And avoid the man.

Another Name For Friday — TSOL


I took this lame cell pic on the way home from my early morning kindergarten drop off. The Tramp Stamp says, "KEVIN".

My brother Kevin's birthday is on August 7th.
I smiled once when someone told me Dave Navarro had a Tramp Stamp.

Look what happens when you Google "Dave Navarro tramp stamp August 7th"
I wish I was kidding.

Kev, don't live in a triangle.

Problem Solving


The Source

Thursday, June 19, 2008

requiem for a day off

spray paint.

cat found!

pedal powered tennis ball launcher

Pedal Powered Tennis - Ball Launcher - video powered by Metacafe

The HALF HAND. with Jackson Buhck

funny? yup. helpful? you know it!

The Flying Dutchman

Was in the OC this past week looking for a place to live and hanging with my homie Apple.

We went for a little bike ride and a few days later an epic X-Ray photo was taken. I'll let him do the talking.

stripes and tires

I noticed the put a fresh coat of paint on the bike lanes downtown. It so fanchy.

Kit pointed out to me that I had my tires switched around on our last ride. For 3 months I had the big tire in back and the skinny up front and did not notice. Sigh...

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Empty Promises

What if a water park emptied all its runs and then invited you and your friends over to skate for a few days?

Total fantasy, I know, but it might look something like this video on The Skateboard Mag website.

Full feature in issue #53 of The Skateboard Mag.
In real skateshops right now.

Ladies and Gentlemen... TOE JAM

Gnar Wars

ELLIS G.- The Life of a Shadow (Director's cut)

The US Air Guitar Championship - Denver Regional

I go by the Bluebird Theater every day on my way to and from work. I had to double-take the marquee this morning - "US Air Guitar Championship!".

Good Problem: calling yourself an artist

"These days the word 'artist' is pretty tired. It’s one-size-fits-all like no other word in the English language, maybe apart from 'god' and pronouns. It describes Isadora Duncan, Spike Lee, Picasso and Q-Tip, all in a day’s work. And just when it thinks it can take a breather, it has to account for that kid living on the Bowery praying his orgy Polaroids make it into the Whitney and that writer in Starbucks taking trippy liberties with linear structure in a screenplay called Mama. Even the man on 42nd Street who believes the world could always use a few more faces of Leonardo DiCaprio in Titanic spray-painted onto felt, even he has a claim on the word.

“'Artist' can’t make even the briefest public appearance without extensive baggage. The next time you’re at a party and someone asks what you do for a living, boldly say artist, then sit back and watch the jolting effect that little word has upon a conversation. Above 14th Street, you’ll be offered money, food, some tips on where to find free lodging. Below 14th Street, the person will smirk, dutifully ask 'What kind?' or appear to start swallowing an egg, which is a disguised yawn. You’ll get a hug in the Midwest. In Santa Monica, you’ll get 'sweet' and an invitation to go Rollerblading. In certain parts of the country you’ll get tied up and thrown into the back of a pickup truck, and no one will ever hear from you again."

From a review written by Marisha Pessl of Bob Dylan’s New book of paintings and drawings from the New York Times Book Review.

lots of little pieces

taking my sweet time on my kitchen work. lots of little things have to be just right for a successful project. for example: the sink has to fit into the hole i made for it. luckily it did.

Hump Day Funk — Vladimir Vasilkov

Tuesday, June 17, 2008