STREET CAB
April 14th, 2014 by Larry

The ’90s street wave was the final nail in a lot of vert dude’s coffins, however, a few climbed down off the ramp, shed their pads and hit the pavement to stay relevant. Most failed, but a handful weathered the storm with ease. Steve Caballero is a legend for numerous reasons, including the fact that he can, and will, skate anything in front of him. Here’s a highlight reel of Cab’s days in the streets. OG ATV!

JUICING WITH JJ
April 7th, 2014 by Tim

MINDSET AT UNITED BLOOD 2014
April 2nd, 2014 by Larry

Enough Is Enough / Leave No Doubt / War from United Blood Fest.

ED TEMPLETON: EPICLY LATER’D – PART 6
March 27th, 2014 by Larry

In the final episode of Ed Templeton’s Epicly Later’d series, he discusses the many highs and lows that Toy Machine has faced since he began the company. And when a leg injury sidelines Ed from skating, he and Deanna confront the possibility that he may not be able to stay on the path he’s carved out for himself.

RANDY NOW ON ODERUS URUNGUS
March 24th, 2014 by Tim

I’m sure most of you have heard of the passing of Dave Brockie (Oderus Urungus) leader and front man for GWAR. We became great friends early in GWAR’S career. I met him when I was at the 9:30 Club with The Meatmen and his band “Death Piggy” performed – a few years before GWAR was born. Dave told me numerous times if it wasn’t for my constant booking of GWAR into Trenton that the band would have broken up a long long time ago. I just knew that they “Had Something”. The skins didn’t like them in the beginning, but I’ll bet today that everyone of them would proudly say that they saw the first GWAR show outside of their native Richmond – DC area when they opened for the very first Danzig show ever at City Gardens. Here’s a full GWAR concert from City Gardens – this is one of the earlier shows, and I believe the first time Danielle “Slymenstrya Hyman” performed with them. It’s a funny ass show, 53 minutes long. After this show, all 12-13 of them stayed over at the farmhouse I was living in at the time in Newtown PA. We bonded instantly, and later I would tour manage the band across the USA and Canada. I was with them when they were busted in the Carolina’s for “pornography” and helped get him bailed out of jail overnight into the next morning. The tour continued the next day in Atlanta. Thanks, Dave Brockie – for all the fun we had together and for unleashing GWAR unto Trenton and to the World. - Randy Now

OUTBURST IN DALE CITY, VA (1989)
March 22nd, 2014 by Ed

ED TEMPLETON: EPICLY LATER’D – PART 5
March 20th, 2014 by Larry

In part five, Epicly Later’d takes a look at Ed’s life as an artist. From being coaxed out of hoarding his early paintings in Huntington Beach to confronting the homophobia of the 90s New York skate scene and finally finding success with his Teenage Smokers series, Ed’s art career has been defined in much the same way as his skate career — Ed just does Ed until people get it.

And if you live in the Los Angeles area, there is a screening of Ed’s complete Epicly Later’d tonight…

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ED TEMPLETON: EPICLY LATER’D – PART 4
March 13th, 2014 by Larry

In part four of his Epicly Later’d series, Ed finds himself out of work and in the depths of an uninspired era for skateboarding. But out of the dregs of the 90s came Ed’s ambition to strike out on his own and found a scrappy company called Toy Machine. He ended up producing Welcome to Hell, the video that would cement his legacy. Check it out.

WAY USA: BALTIMORE, 1988 (NSFW)
March 7th, 2014 by Ed

Tesco Vee of the Meatmen and Touch & Go infamy sells his soul to the devil for a chance to visit Baltimore. Insane but 100% accurate travelogue captures Baltimore’s sweaty charms, starting with a debriefing with dangerous young John Waters in his office, and swerving through a lascivious pre-Internet underbelly of strip clubs, wig stores, beer bars, thrift stores, massage parlors, and other sleazy spots. Tesco Vee is at his silver-tongued apex as counter-cultural pied piper and agent of sin.

Enjoy this lurid 8mm time machine to a land of moxie, verve, and chutzpah!

ED TEMPLETON: EPICLY LATER’D – PART 3
March 6th, 2014 by Larry

In part three of Ed’s Epicly Later’d, Ed looks back what was arguably the peak of his skate career—when he dropped out of high school to conquer Europe in 1990, landing the covers of Thrasher and Transworld in the process. He also tells the story of how he met his wife, Deanna, and what led him to leave New Deal to start a new company with Mike Vallely.