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.

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.

ELEPHANT SKATEBOARDS
March 11th, 2013 by Tim

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GOOD FOR YOU
February 11th, 2013 by Ed
Good For You, "Life is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge"

GOOD FOR YOU “LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO NOT HOLD A GRUDGE”

On February 26, 2013, SST will release, Life is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge the debut album from the band Good For You featuring former Black Flag guitarist Greg Ginn and pro-skateboarder/vocalist Mike Vallely. Check out the track “Blaze of Glory” from the upcoming album below.

Good For You Tour 2013
April 12—Club Dada—Dallas, Texas
April 13—Downtown Lounge Tulsa—Tulsa, Oklahoma
April 14—The Riot Room—Kansas City, Missouri
April 15—Gas Lamp—Des Moines, Iowa
April 17—Crunchy Frog—Green Bay, Wisconsin
April 18—Reggie’s Rock Club—Chicago, Illinois
April 19—Kryptonite—Rockford, Illinois
April 20—Mulligan’s—Grand Rapids, Michigan
April 21—Mac’s Bar—Lansing, Michigan
April 22—Mickey Finn’s Pub—Toledo, Ohio
April 23—The Grog Shop—Cleveland Heights, Ohio
April 24—Buzzbin—Canton, Ohio
April 25—Wander Inn—Mishawaka, Indiana
April 26—New Republic Skatepark And Community Center—Fort Wayne, Indiana
April 27—Spirits Lounge—Alton, Illinois
April 29—Rubber Gloves—Denton, Texas
Aug. 30-Sept. 1—Muddy Roots Music Festival—Adams, Tennessee

GOOD FOR YOU
January 2nd, 2013 by Larry
GOOD FOR YOU: GREG GINN AND MIKE VALLELY | PHOTO: MARK NISBET

GOOD FOR YOU: GREG GINN AND MIKE VALLELY | PHOTO: MARK NISBET

As the founder, guitarist and driving influence behind Black Flag, Greg Ginn defined the west coast punk sound and the DIY ethos of punk rock. Through his record label SST, Ginn has tirelessly performed, produced and released new music by himself as well as from an eclectic array of independent artists.

Professional skateboarder and musician, Mike Vallely first saw Black Flag perform at City Gardens in Trenton, New Jersey in 1984. Crediting it as a life changing experience, Mike set forth from that show on an uncharted course of self-expression through his skating. Discovered by Stacy Peralta in 1986, Mike turned pro in 1987 and has had an un-paralleled skateboard career. His first band Mike V And The Rats was formed in 2001.

Greg and Mike first met in Long Beach, CA in May of 2003 when Mike V And The Rats started a supporting run of shows for Greg that would eventually lead to Mike doing a guest vocal spot at the Black Flag Reunion Shows in September 2003. A friendship was formed and the two have kept in touch through the years with the intention of collaborating on new music at some point.

In February of 2012 Greg presented Mike with some music. Mike spent the next 5 months filling notebooks with lyric ideas that would eventually become the debut release from Good For You, Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge.

Recorded in Taylor, Texas Life Is Too Short… is an angst ridden recording of high energy rock songs blistered with themes of betrayal, regret, disillusionment as well as resolve, determination and independence.

Life Is Too Short To Not Hold A Grudge will be available from SST Records Feb. 26, 2013.

ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS: FUN!
December 16th, 2012 by Tim

COMING SOON FROM ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS
December 11th, 2012 by Larry

Black Flag x Elephant Brand Skateboards deck coming soon! Killer shape, blue dip and classic Raymond Pettibon graphic.

DOUBLE ROCK: ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS
November 24th, 2012 by Larry

Three decades of legendary skating and Mike V is still as gnarly as ever. You have to see this ender. Special guest Jason Adams.

ELEPHANT BRAND SKATEBOARDS: THE SKATEBOARD MAG ROAD TRIP
September 21st, 2012 by Larry

Elephant Brand Skateboards / The Skateboard Mag Road Trip with Jason Adams, Mike V, Tyler Mumma, Ed Dominck and Foster Huntington. March 4-11, 2012.

MIKE V AT TAMPA PRO
June 18th, 2012 by Larry

Tampa Pro was a couple of months back but this clip just hit the web.