MY RULES – BOOK LAUNCH AND DISCUSSION IN BROOKLYN 9/23/2014
September 16th, 2014 by Tim

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Legendary photographer and artist Glen E. Friedman celebrates the release of a career-spanning compendium of work at his first ever Brooklyn event. Featuring a conversation with Ian Svenonius, special edition vegan burgers made on the premises by Brooks Headley of Del Posto, and a raffle for a special signed Dogtown deck donated by Jim Muir.

The definitive monograph of Glen E. Friedman—the iconic skate, punk, and hip-hop photographer, often called the most important photographer of his generation, known for masterfully capturing and promoting rebellion in the cultures which he helped shape and define with his art.
 
My Rules is the best of his first two highly sought-after books, here bigger and better than ever—featuring never-before seen photographs of Black Flag, Public Enemy, Run-DMC, Minor Threat, Bad Brains, Beastie Boys, Dead Kennedys, and Ice-T, as well as classic skateboarding originators Tony Alva, Jay Adams, Lance Mountain, “Ollie” Gelfand, and Tony Hawk, just to name a few.
 
My Rules also features personal reflections from some of Friedman’s most well-known subjects, giving its readers an unprecedented window into the most significant radical youth countercultures of the last 40 years. 

SANTA CRUZ VISITS TOM KNOX
August 28th, 2014 by Larry

Santa Cruz Skateboards catches up with street veteran and 80’s legend, Tom Knox, in his home town of Visalia Ca. Tom talks about turning pro for Santa Cruz and skates the spots he shredded in his classic video part from Speed Freaks.

SKATEBOARDING WITH JEFF NELSON OF MINOR THREAT
August 27th, 2014 by Tim
FROM FLIPSIDE FANZINE, ISSUE NUMBER 38, PUBLISHED IN 1983

FROM FLIPSIDE FANZINE, ISSUE NUMBER 38, PUBLISHED IN 1983

This was a 1983 video/photo shoot of the guys from Minor Threat skating at a Los Angeles elementary school. Glen E. Friedman was also in attendance snapping photos of Rodney Mullen. If you saw an earlier version of one of the Flipside Video Fanzines, video from this skate session were interspersed with live footage of the band from a gig at the Rollerworks.

Flipside Video Fanzines where a bit of a moving target. Once a 3/4 inch recording master tape was made, it would eventually get “eaten” while dubbing VHS tapes. We would then have to re-edit the entire master tape from scratch from the original VHS tapes. As such, editing points on Flipside Video Fanzines would vary over time. Later editions of the Video Fanzines reduced or eliminated the shots from the skate session. -Joseph Henderson (Flipside)

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