GLEN E. FRIEDMAN & IAN MACKAYE DISCUSS MY RULES
August 21st, 2014 by Larry

Old friends Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye get together down at Dischord House just outside of Washington DC to discuss some of the photographs in Glen’s forthcoming book MY RULES.

You can pre-order the book HERE.

Upcoming book signings:

Tuesday 9/23 7-9pm at Power House Arena in Brooklyn, NY.
Thursday 9/25 6-8 Arcana Books in Culver City, CA.
Monday 9/29 7-9 Book Soup in HOLLYWOOD, CA.

JAY ADAMS R.I.P.
August 15th, 2014 by Larry
JAY ADAMS | PHOTO: GRANY BRITTAIN

JAY ADAMS | PHOTO: GRANT BRITTAIN

PURE FUN SKATE ZINE RELEASE PARTY
July 14th, 2014 by Larry

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The day has finally arrived. The brand new issue of Pure Fun Skate Zine will be released on August 31st. Come celebrate with us at the release party.

Johnny Rad and the Eggplants will be playing all their hits from the classic Bones Brigade videos and a ton of other original tunes.

There will be a rare live appearance from Noise For The Needy featuring Hagop Najarian, Lance Mountain and Neil Blender.

Skatemaster Tate will be DJ’ing the party and he’ll be spinning everything from Sinatra to the Sex Pistols.

There will be one other band to be announced and we’ll be posting any other details on this event as they become available.

The event is all ages. Skateboarding and music is for everyone so come one, come all. It’s all happening on August 31st at Dipiazzas in Long Beach, CA. Be there or be square.

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DEDICATED TO THE EMOTION
June 23rd, 2014 by Tim
JON ROA SLASHES THE EGG BOWL IN 1987 | PHOTO: CHRIS ORTIZ

JON ROA SLASHES THE EGG BOWL IN 1987 | PHOTO: CHRIS ORTIZ

This photo was taken by Thrasher/Transworld staff and Chain of Strength back cover photographer, Chris Ortiz. It was an extremely bustable pool in Pomona named the Egg Bowl. It was the last run of the session and, as you can see, it was very dark.

This session featured, among others, Micke Alba, Steve Alba, Chris Robison and if I remember correctly, Alan Losi. I sat out most of the session for obvious reasons (I could not hang with them) but when the last of that crew was out, I got in and took one last run. Mr. Ortiz shot this and I am glad he did.

Chris Miller board, Independent 169s and Bullet 66s.
-ROA

SURF PUNKS WE’RE NOT – SKATEBOARDS WE DO
June 17th, 2014 by Tim
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BRIAN BRANNON OF JFA WITH A BACKSIDE POOL GRIND | PHOTO: PING!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LANCE MOUNTAIN
June 13th, 2014 by Larry

June 13th is Lance Mountain’s 50th birthday. Throughout all the eras of skateboarding no one has brought the fun, creativity and progression quite like Lance Mountain. Happy birthday Lance! Here’s to 50 more!

UNDERDOG AT 924 GILMAN STREET, 1988
June 2nd, 2014 by Ed

PUSHEAD DESIGNS, 1988
June 1st, 2014 by Ed

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K-TOWN RAMP JAM
May 30th, 2014 by Tim

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K-Town when it was K-Town…the first annual Ramp Jam 10/20/85….Highlights include the heat showing up and ordering Crippled Youth to stop playing three songs in on a neighborhood complaint…Ray Cappo winning both the street and half-pipe competitions (Rat Bones 90A wheels and a Skull Skates deck being the respective prizes)…a fledgling member of K-Town’s infamous and notorious “Gashouse Gang” stealing my Agnostic Front “Victim in Pain” Ratcage cassette from the boom-box we were using to provide a soundtrack to the proceedings – upon learning the identity of the thief, word was sent that the band themselves (AF) along with twenty skinheads would show up at his house to beat up both he and his father on their front lawn (the punishment fitting the crime) if the tape wasn’t returned….the cassette mysteriously made its’ way back to me in the halls of John Jay the next day….simpler times. - Matt Warnke (Crippled Youth / BOLD)

RAY CAPPO WITH AN INVERT, WHILE MATT SITS ON THE RAMP AND WATCHES ON | PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT WARNKE

RAY CAPPO WITH AN INVERT, WHILE MATT SITS ON THE RAMP AND WATCHES ON | PHOTO COURTESY OF MATT WARNKE

SF’S DISH CONTEST ’85
May 29th, 2014 by Larry

This is the coolest video I have seen in a long time. Not stoked on the news that they are going to build a new park over top of The Dish though.