Saturday, October 31, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

another round?

Another Name For Friday — Barbee/Watt/Treece

You know what I want to hear?
Something with like Mike Watt, maybe Ray Barbee on guitar, and then throw on a little Chuck Treece on drums.
Yeah. And have a couple real skaters film and edit it ... I don't know. Buddy Nichols and RIck Charnoski or someone like that.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


have fun at the homie to all that are going. here's some shots from my first trip back when mk used to live there.

a few pretty darn cool things...

First off, i think this was/is a pretty rad thing... Familia Skateboard Shop in MN is giving juice to YOU, the skateboarder! they got this thing called "YOU Interviewed" where there is a set of questions anyone can answer, any age or skill level, along with some photos and they post it on their site, the results so far are pretty awesome. worth a look for sure, its updated all the time. YOU should submit yours ASAP!

questions and info are right here> YOU interviewed

the other thing... GET CREEPY. you seen this blog? hopefully you are familiar with Kyle Camarillo, hes been filming rad shit for ages, weather you know it or not you've seen his work in most likely every video somewhere. ANYhow... he also shoots photos and his stuff has been popping up EVERYwhere, few covers even! what im getting at is that hes a cool dude, look at his site...

Free Samples

Part of my job is receiving and sampling different beers and wines. Tough job, I know. It has been a few years since I tried any of the Pike beers from Seattle. I kind of forgot about them for awhile because they never made much of an impression on me. I recently got a few new samples and was really impressed this time around. especially with the Monk's Uncle and the Extra Stout. I really like Belgian Beers and the monk's Uncle was not disappointing in the least. I generally do not like stout beers, but after sampling theirs and another which shall go nameless. I have to say, I could be a convert. Try em on for size if you have the opportunity. You shant be disappointed.


Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"this should create a nice warming effect"

Great video for us cyclists!

Via: Freewheel Travis

Miss Katie + Lil Wayne

Auto-Tune The News superstar Katie Couric pairs up with Auto-Tune the blues overachiever Lil Wayne in the Pulitizer Prize winning Feel Good Piece Of The Year.

Thanks, Sam.

ramping up

Okay. Yeah. Not really.

There hasn't been a sense of urgency on this part of the kitchen project. I've been taking my time, for sure. I have to get comfortable with each step before fastening it in place. I hate un-doing stuff.

Nothing in the house is 90deg to anything, but the counter will be in straight enough (I dropped it down to a livable level) and there's ample room between it and the upper cabinet now.
And I've got a mess to work with for the electrical supply to the oven in the cabinet.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ran Ortner

Grand Rapids, Michigan - Art Prize Winner (Studio 360 Interview)

Steampunk Cycling

Welcome to the world of Stephane Halleux.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Sin Egelja RIP

Goodbye old friend, may you rest now.

not to add to the bummer that is monday...

Weekly Link Round-Up

Chris Ware has a new comic in the New Yorker.
Portion Size Then and Now. Via: Coudal
The Pictorial Webster's looks like an awesome book.
RadioLab on how dog's hears came to flop among other things.

Sunday, October 25, 2009


Saturday, October 24, 2009

cyclocross nationals coming soon

Just a reminder kids. Bend is hosting the cyclocross nationals this year and next. I know that most of you coming have probably already had your team manager book your 4 star accommodations and your team mechanic has been here for weeks doing soil samples and precipitation forecast models. But for the rest of you, feel free to contact me either before you get here or after arrival if you have any questions I can help you out with. Also I will be offering considerable discounts to participants at my restaurant. Good luck and Good Problems.

Saturday Cartoon — Wild Wind

Wild Wind HD from Leo Campasso on Vimeo.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Wednesday, October 21, 2009

just so you know

via MagnetNerd

Gou Miyagi Is The Change We Need

Gou Miyagi is getting a guest board on Heroin Skateboards. This video part is why.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

political song for michael jackson to sing

Watt flowed an email today about this video/cover of an old minutemen favorite of mine.

Weekly Link Round-Up

NY Times article on Pandora's song recommending methods.
Skate footage from the Canon 7D.
An amazing discovery. Hilarious!
World Animal Day photos from The Big Picture
Milton Glaser talking about drawing while drawing.
January Jones in GQ.
Slate on bikers and traffic laws.
A collection of Case Study Houses.
Marketplace has an excerpt (.pdf) from The RZA's new book.

Friday, October 16, 2009

it was fun till the vehicle did not land the backflip


food friday

vertical gardens seem like a good idea
...i wonder how these are doing in LA

Thursday, October 15, 2009

save a sole

Lost Soles teaser two from SPONTAZY on Vimeo.


I like David Byrne, but it sounds like his kickstand might be loose (and I don't mean metaphorically).

Head nod to Andy for the link.

Vegas Baby

Some how I have made it almost 37 years without ever going to Las Vegas. To be truthful I never really had the desire. But last week i made it there for a Food Manufacturer's Expo, where i looked at multiple $60,000 100-gallon kettles, robots that would do everything from pick up a computer chip to wrapping entire pallets of goods in plastic wrap and everything in between. When people found out I was going and had never been before, most had the same reaction. "It will be interesting to see what you think about it when you get back", they would say. As it turns out the only advice I got before hand and used, was from Dave Carnie's Blog Food ON Drunk when he recommended Thomas Keller's restaurant Bouchon. For someone who's been in the game for as long as me, it is nice to be impressed. Thanks Dave.

Race Across The Sky

October 22 - South Pointe

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

still love that feeling

i've never gotten over the 'thrill' of seeing a completed project from a few drawings. thanks to tmco for my rack bracket.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Rodney Mullen

Airwalk, SF in 1988.

sprinter vans...

...are the shit.

Weekly Link Round-Up

Michael Pollen's Food Dos and Don'ts.
Wallpaper has their Fab Forty online for plenty of new online rambling.
Malcom Gladwell on Football and Dog Fighting with an audio slideshow to boot.
How much is your blog worth? Mine's almost $10Gs.
Outside Magazine's most difficult shots. Via: Kottke

Sunday, October 11, 2009

50 Skate Kid

We met a couple of cool people today while on a shoot in the Chicago area. Logan and his dad Matt. They are on a mission to skateboard in all 50 states in the next 9 months, basically Logan’s entire 6th grade year. He will be doing home school with his dad, going to museums and learning about the country by traveling it. They are doing it low budget, staying with friends, family, and couch surfing with people they meet along the way. We had fun chatting with them and listening to thier stories. We already have plans to help them out when they pass through Utah in April. Anybody interested in helping out when they pass through your state should check out their web site
Steve and Tim
(photo by Tim)

double yeah!

got my rack mounted up with a custom made bracket to avoid the brake caliper. whoo hoo. sits up high, but clears my heal with a large pannier. the height is a function of the bracket. i actually trimmed the bottom of the rack proper to gain some reduction in ht.


a lot got done today. thanks to cb, jf, and jp. one more major heavy lifting experince down.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friday, October 09, 2009

Cog #7

Cog #7 is out on the streets.

Coverage of bikes and the people who ride them, by the people who ride them: Milwaukee, Seattle, Taipei, Osaka, Montreal, Chicago, Kenosha, Madison, Boston, and elsewhere.

Subscribe and you'll get it quick (in a sweet hand screened envelope with a couple stickers).

For back issues, Cog merch, and more, visit

Thursday, October 08, 2009



Wednesday, October 07, 2009

A Pink Nightmare in Boston

Myself and some of the other pink brethren will be in Boston for the above art show being put on by the fine lads at Orchard. Also in the show are Porous Walker, Dennis Fugere and others. If you are in the area, come on by.

**Sorry I'm lagging on the posts, that will change when I come back.


moved our office. did most of our own construction. took alot of weekend time, but moving is fun and so is construction, right? yeah!

oh, and being just above The Mill ain't so bad either...

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Monday, October 05, 2009

Weekly Link Round-Up

Edward Burtynsky is coming to the Corcoran. Opening Oct. 3rd.

NY Times article Understanding the Anxious Mind. Via: What Consumes Me
What's Inside a Cup of Coffee.
Taryn Simon's TED talk with photos from Hidden America Exposed.
Sesame Street does a Mad Men parody.
The Big Picture has amazing pictures of the recent natural disasters.
Making a composite picture of an entire redwood. Via: Coudal

Saturday, October 03, 2009

a boy named shel

I did not know that Shel Silverstein wrote "A Boy Named Sue"

Friday, October 02, 2009

A trip to the Zoo

A tapir walked by.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

"I'll see you in HELL!"

one of the better 10 minutes in the history of cinema...