NOVEMBER 2008 NEWS

TONY ALVA and RICHARD VILLA III INVITE YOU TO THE… TOTALLY BITCHIN’ NIGHT OF THE DEAD! Come and celebrate the Day of the Dead. Alva Los Angeles is haunted by the dead and 1980s. with all 80’s theme music, clothing and costumes. Saturday Nov 1, 2008 from 6-11pm. Exhibit A Gallery Opening Reception for artist Votan. Music by DJ Tony Alva and Jackson Howard. Live music in the tent by El Mariachi Sexorcisto featuring Tracy G and special guest. Best Tony Alva Maddog costume contest. Grand prize winner wins a custom-painted deck by Alva and a special gift bag. Open bar and food and candy. 1086 South Fairfax Ave. LA, CA. Between Olympic and Pico. Be warned. All those who wish to enter and are not dressed for the occasion shall be captured and taken to the purgatory room for which sinners will proceed to be marked by the beast and then released. For more info visit www.alvaskates.com.

NIKE NEWS – Since both Lance Mountain and Craig Stecyk are big fans of the Blazer and since they have a history of working together, Nike figured it couldn’t hurt to see if they wanted to collaborate again. But asking them to simply color up a shoe would be a doing a disservice to the skaters of the world. What started with a simple conversation over a year ago between old friends grew into a project that includes some of Craig’s original artwork, a zine, a short film and of course the actual footwear and apparel that they worked on. As fans of both Lance and Craig, we hope that all of you enjoy the outcome as much as we do. http://www.nikeskateboarding.com/lanceandstecyk

GLEN E. FRIEDMAN Retrospective: Idealist Propaganda – Opening Dec 13th, 2008. Show runs Dec 13-Jan 9th at Subliminal Projects at 1331 W. Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90026.

RED BULL SKATEBOARDING presents, ‘From All Angles’. Featuring Zered Bassett, Ryan Sheckler, Joey Brezinski, Ryan Decenzo, Shane Azar, Phillip Schuster, Jereme Rogers and Danny Supa. The first installment features Ryan Decenzo, with new releases debuting weekly. Visit RedBullSkateboarding.com for footage.

SOUTHWEST FEAST TOUR – November 2008 – Arizona, Texas and New Mexico. Saturday – Nov 15 – Peoria, AZ…. Monday Nov. 17 – Tucson, AZ… Wednesday Nov. 19 – El Paso, TX…. Friday Nov 21 – Albuquerque, NM…. Saturday Nov 22 – Flagstaff, AZ. Featuring Geoff Rowley, Mark Appleyard, David Gonzalez, Rune Glifberg, Lance Mountain, Luan De Oliveira, Curren Caples and Louie Lopez.

HALLOWEEN HELLRAISER SKATEBOARD SHOWDOWN – Nov 1st, 2008 – Best Trick Contest – Noon to 6pm. at New Design High School located at the Open Road Rooftop at Ludlow and Grand, NYC. Hosted by Billy Rohan and Alex Corporan. Special guest DJ Smoke L.E.S. $100 for best costume.

HIGHVALLEY SKATEPARK NEWS – Highvalley Skatepark is going to be built in 2009 and ready to shred for 2010. The Skatepark is going to be the biggest in Europe with about 10.000 qm concrete for all styles of skateboarding plus in connection a 900m longboard and a 650m downhill slope. The Stockholm City has decided to support it with about $ 4,500,000. Stefan Hauser @ PTR Skate has designed the park. More info at www.highvalley.se

JOKERS SKATE SHOP UPDATE – Lance Mountain designed shop T-shirts for $15.99/ea or 2 for $24.99. Don’t forget, they still have some Lucero shirts left as well… Contact Corey Reuter
Jokers Skate Shop 9606 Hamilton Ave. Huntington Beach, Ca. 92646 714-962-8429

SHOPLIFTIN- Skate Shops From Across The US To Compete In DVS’ First Video Contest Shopliftin-the company’s first ever shop video contest. Hundreds of shops entered, but only the first hundred to RSVP were made eligible to compete. Entered teams will have exactly five months to film, produce, and edit their submissions which will be judged by DVS riders, filmers, and team managers. The winning shops will be announced on March 1, 2009.

CCMF 3rd Annual Halloween Sk8 Jam – NOV 1-2 at Los Osos Skate Park – www.ccmfslo.com.

ACTIVISION PRESENTS STAND UP FOR SKATEPARKS BENEFIT FOR THE TONY HAWK FOUNDATION IN BEVERLY HILLS – NOVEMBER 9, 2008 – Tony Hawk Foundation’s exclusive, family-centric, action-sports carnival that features a Vert Demo with the icons of skateboarding and BMX on Hawk’s personal ramp, including Tony Hawk, Mat Hoffman, Shaun White, Bucky Lasek, Andy Macdonald and Kevin Robinson. Additional entertainment includes games, food, auctions, and an acoustic performance by Social Distortion. Proceeds from Stand Up For Skateparks help create free, quality public skateparks in low-income communities across the U.S. WHERE: Green Acres Estate – Beverly Hills. Top athletes and celebrities join for the cause. Event Benefit Committee includes: Tony Hawk, Lance Armstrong, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Rob Dyrdek, Christopher ‘Big Black’ Boykin, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mia Hamm, Dana White, Jr., Jon Favreau, Mat Hoffman, Shaun White, Robert Kotick, Bob McKnight, Scott Greenstein and Ron Burkle. WHY: To date, the Tony Hawk Foundation has awarded $2.4-million dollars to 391 communities. Of the 391 communities awarded grants, 304 of those skateparks are open and serving approximately 2.8-million individuals, 75% of whom are under the age of 18. For more information log on to http://www.tonyhawkfoundaiton.org.

BUCKY LASEK SPOTLIGHT - Vans continues to take a deeper look into its team riders and music/artist collaborations through their ‘Spotlight’ series. Discover the life of Bucky Lasek through pictures, video and the story of a skateboarder who says he’s ‘a little bit of old school and a little bit of new school.’ http://skate.vans.com/bucky/

HALLOWEEN SKATE JAM – Saturday Nov 1, 2008 at 12:00 PM at Twin Falls Skatepark / Buhl Skatepark – BUHL, Idaho.

SGT. SK8 just went to Canada and hit up the big O. He reported back that the locals seriously fricken’ kill that spot, like Marc Tisson and Barry Qalsh, Skull Skates team riders. You tube has clips.

NIKE NEWS – ‘Only in skateboarding will you have two completely opposite personalities that are longtime, great friends. Paul and Clark complement each other’s skateboarding talents by living on the opposite ends of the spectrum. Take a look at the five-day expedition into the New York world of Clark Hassler and the Los Angeles living of Paul Rodriguez.’ – Jon Humphries. http://www.nikeskateboarding.com/paulandclark

CONSPIRACY SKATEBOARDS has just released the ‘Screamer’ deck. It is 8.88 wide, 32.5 long, with a 15.3 wheelbase, deep concave and real steep nose and tail. You can get them from South Shore distribution or direct from conspiracyboards.com. Check out the ‘Screamer 888′ at www.conspiracyboards.com.

FDR UPDATE – The Sean Miller memorial vert ramp at FDR is getting a much needed overhaul. Thanks Carlos! A stand-alone peanut pool is also in the works. Buy a benefit shirt to help the project along. 15 bucks. Email Bryan Lathrop at bryan@fdrskatepark.org for details.

SICK BOYS DVD – Mack Dawg Productions to Re-Release Legendary Skate Film ‘Sick Boys’ on DVD – In 1988 Mack Dawg Productions released a skateboarding film called ‘Sick Boys’. Shot entirely on Super 8 film ‘Sick Boys’ documents the early street skating movement in San Francisco along with footage of select demos, skate camps and competitions from those formative times. The film primarily focuses on legends Tommy Guerrero, Mickey Reyes, Bryce Kanights, Mike Archimedes, Natas Kaupas, Julien Stranger, Jim Thiebaud, Ron Allen, and Steve Caballero as well as shots of Christian Hosoi, Tony Magnusson, Eric Dressen, Danny Sargent, and many, many others. Free from outside control or industry support, ‘Sick Boys’ was produced without any sponsors and had a limited distribution of 1,000 VHS copies worldwide. Sick Boys has become a cult classic that truly depicts how fun and care free skating was 20 years ago. From the roots of the whole street movement to classic road trips and excursions ‘Sick Boys’ remains relevant to this day. In order to commemorate this visual history, Mack Dawg Productions is proud to re-release ‘Sick Boys’ for the first time on DVD. Included extras within the re-release are the ‘Sick Boys to Men’ never-before seen interviews with Tommy Guerrero, Mickey Reyes, Bryce Kanights, Mike Archimedes, Natas Kaupas, Julien Stranger, Jim Thiebaud, and Ron Allen. These 2008 interviews provide great insight into the way skating was back then and how being a skater featured in Sick Boys has changed and intertwined their lives. Also included is a collector’s booklet with classic photographic images from Bryce Kanights, Tobin Yelland and Luke Ogden. ‘Sick Boys’ DVDs will be shipping in November of 2008. Don’t miss out on this special re-release because it won’t happen again for another 20 years. For further information, or sales please contact Mack Dawg Productions (530) 550-7662. http://www.mackdawgproductions.com.

BAHNE SKATEBOARDS NEWS – Longtime action-sports businessman and network television host Todd Weatherill has inked a deal with the classic and retro skateboard brand Bahne and partner Stan Strocher to become their VP of Finance, set up distribution channels, and manage the brand’s profitability and Business Operations. ‘Bahne has a strong brand name recognition among enthusiasts and the ‘Old-School’ skateboarders. Bahne’s goal is to build on that recognition while protecting the brand at the grass-roots. We are utilizing sustainable and renewable sources in the area, and will be supporting only US based, US manufactured materials. While many of the other brands have gone off-shore and ruined our economy, we are doing to opposite… We are building a US-supported company throughout.’ ‘Action Sports companies need to re-invest back in America to save our economy, our profits, and our environment. Tomorrow starts with what and where we buy today.’ ‘This is a lifetime dream and I am looking forward to working with the Bahnes to make us one of the big players again,’ said Weatherill. Our new slogan: Save the World… Bomb A Bahne. Bahne’s history… In 1972, Bill and Bob Bahne began manufacturing skateboards. Based in Encinitas, California where the two brothers produced hundreds of thousands of skateboards during the seventies. The brand is probably most well known for their flexible, fiberglass boards equipped with Chicago trucks and Cadillac Wheels, and the 1975 Bahne Cadillac Nationals at Del Mar Faigrounds where the birth of modern skateboarding (Dogtown Boys) took place. For more information on BAHNE Skateboards and to see Bahne’s new line: please visit their website at www.bahneskateboards.com

KRUDCO presents The Annual F@*K the Mall’ Mini Ramp Contest at X-Dreams – Nov. 16, 2008. 3 Divisions: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced. Sign up at 1pm. Contest starts at 2pm. $12 to enter contest. $5 to watch. Standard park prices to watch and skate. For more info go to www.krudco.com. X Dreams Skatepark is located at 135 Despatch Dr. E. Rochester, NY.

ED TEMPLETON ART SHOW AND BOOK SIGNING – ‘Map Of The Inner War’ with RVCA ANP Artist Ed Templeton. Opening reception Saturday, November 15th 7-9:30pm. Book signing 6- 7pm Deformer by Ed Templeton. Show runs November 15th – December 13th, 2008. Deformer Book Signing, November 15, 6-7pm. For Map of the Inner War, Ed Templeton will be saturating the walls with over 250 new works including painting, sculpture, photography, and silkscreen. ROBERTS and TILTON at 5801 Washington Boulevard Culver City, CA 90232. www.robertsandtilton.com. In conjunction with the exhibition, Map of the Inner War, Ed Templeton will be signing his newest publication, Deformer. Over eleven years in the making and compiling more than 30 years worth of material, Ed Templeton’s Deformer is a multi-media scrapbook of his upbringing in suburban Orange County, California. This beautifully designed volume, entirely art-directed by Templeton himself, gives a sun-drenched glimpse of what it is like to be young and alive in what Templeton refers to as ‘the suburban domestic incubator.’ Deformer intertwines photographs, paintings, drawings, sketchbook pages, disciplinary letters from his grandfather and religious notes from his mother into a magnificent narrative of teenage isolation and social criticism.

ELEMENT IMAGINARY FOUNDATION – Element is proud to announce the collaboration with the Imaginary Foundation. The Imaginary Foundation is a think tank from Switzerland that does experimental research on new ways of thinking and the power of the imagination. They hold dear a belief in human potential and seek progress in all directions. The small clandestine team is headed up by the mysterious ‘Director,’ a 70 something uber intellectual who’s father founded the Dadist movement. Avoiding direct publicity the team has sought streetwear as an unlikely vehicle for bringing their ideas beyond the academic realm and into popular culture. http://www.elementskateboards.com/skateboards/

FLOW FOOTY – GO VOTE! http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/ The final two videos have been released and you can now vote for your favorite flow rider at elementskateboards.com! New videos today include Matt Fink representing Ruin in Atlanta, and Tony Karr holding it down for Styx in the heart of LA. Your vote counts at elementskateboards.com!

Matt Fink – Ruin – ATL

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/MattFink/

Tony Karr – Styx – LA

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/TonyKarr/

John Demar – Active Rideshop – OC

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/JohnDemar/

Morgan Cope – Technique – Utah

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/MorganCope/

Jesse Plumb – Freedom Boardshop – Phoenix, Arizona

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/JessePlumb/

Nick Garcia – Furnace Boardshop – Long Beach, CA

http://www.elementskateboards.com/audiovisual/flowfooty/NickGarcia/

VENICE BEACH, CA, SKATEPARK NEWS – ‘The project is proceeding as planned and is working its way through the bid-and-award procedure. City has completed the review of bids and staff has prepared and submitted a RAP Board Report for the award of the construction contract. It is tentatively scheduled to be on the 11/5/08 agenda of the RAP Board meeting. After the contract award, it typically takes about 4 weeks to have the contract signed executed. We are looking at December/early January for the groundbreaking. Years and years of hard work is finally coming to fruition.’ – Paul Tseng – Bureau of Engineering, Architectural Division – City of Los Angeles, CA

GRIND FOR LIFE SKATEBOARD SERIES 2008 Awards – November 15th at Cocoa Beach Skatepark. Cocoa Beach, FL 32931. For more info, call (561) 252-3839 or visit www.grindforlife.org.

SUNSET MESA / MALIBU PARK JH REUNION BASH – Sunset Mesa – Malibu, CA – Party – Reunion on Saturday, November 29, 2008 from 6:00pm – 10:00pm at Malibu Inn at 22969 Pacific Coast Hwy Malibu, CA. Live Band 7th Ray and DJ. Food and Drinks will be available to purchase. Tickets pre-order price $10. or $15. at the door – Kids 12 and under free!

KELLY D. WILLIAMS SINK SERIES – New skateboard decks ‘The Sink Series http://www.zazzle.com/kellydwilliams/skateboards are now available for purchase from Artsprojekt.com.

SHEN COMPANY SPAIN – The first pool and ramp skateboard company from the famous ‘dead curve’ in Barcelona. Check out the Skull model and the Shen Blood model. It’s not only street in Barcelona and not only street skateboard companies in Spain. Check out www.shencompany.com for more.

JESSUP GRIPTAPE NEWS – Jessup Griptape expand Pro and Am skate team – Chicago based Jessup Manufacturing announces additions to its professional and amateur skateboard team. The team additions reflect Jessup Griptape’s commitment to expand despite the recent economic downturns. Jessup Griptape is focused on adding skateboarders from diverse styles and regions to its team. The new pro team additions include: Colin McKay, Terell Robinson, Daxter Lussier, Chris Dobstaff, and Don ‘The Nuge’ Nguyen. The new amateur team additions include: Dan Nepscha, Derek ‘Ghost’ Burdette, Randy Ploesser, Shaun P. Gregoire, Bryant ‘Cheddar’ Chapo, Luis ‘Moose’ De Los Reyes, and Colin Hale. All the new team members will be featured on Jessup’s website www.griptape.com.

TRANSLATIONS is premiering at Cream Lounge on Nov 7th at C/Balmes Barcelona. A film by Patrik Wallner featurinng Nolan Lee, Patrick Bos, Samuel Beyer, Michael Mackrodt, Malcolm Tallgard, Daniel Hochman, Max Beinhofer and friends. www.visualtraveling.com.

I AM Apparel, a clothing brand for the surf, skate, and snow culture that emphasizes the importance of self-expression and freedom through art. I AM sponsored riders include Kurt Wastell, Mark Carter, Warren Metcalfe, and Chad Otterstrom. Visit the website at: http://iamapparel.com. Check out the first video of a couple I AM riders at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1pHsVr_DLY.

AGENT ORANGE – Nov. 13th, 2008 at The Garage – 662 Central Ave – Downtown. St. Petersburg, FL. www.thestpetegaragebar.com.

MARKY RAMONE TOUR – Marky Ramone and Michale Graves hit the road in Europe! Marky Ramone (and friends) will be performing a string of shows in various territories in Europe with a new line up featuring former Misfits frontman Michale Graves on vocals, Alex Kane on guitar and Clare on bass. Their set will consist of songs that led to Marky’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Look for Mexican, Central American and Japanese dates to follow soon. Michale Graves’ new album ‘Illusions Live/Viretta Park’ is in stores now! www.screamingcrow.com and www.michalegraves.net.

ZERO BOYS UPDATE – Secretly Canadian, Jagjaguwar, and Dead Oceans Records will be reissuing the Zero Boys seminal hard core album ‘Vicious Circle’ on Feb. 3. Not only that but we will also be releasing the lost second album ‘History Of’ on the same day. ‘History Of’ has only ever seen the light of day as a limited release of a couple hundred cassette tapes back in the 80s. Also included in ‘History Of’ is the original ‘Livin’ In the 80s’ EP. Here’s a little sample to whet yer whistle: mp3: Zero Boys ‘Civilization Dying': http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/civilizationsdying.mp3.

CIRCLE JERKS News: The Circle Jerks have just released two special vinyl products that will interest both fans and collectors. In a first for the band, a 12′ vinyl picture disc has been released on Porterhouse Records of the bands debut album ‘Group Sex’. This will be a collectors item to be sure. In fact an extremely limited group of the initial pressing have been autographed by the surviving original band members Keith Morris, Greg Hetson and Lucky Lehrer. The signed copies are available exclusively through Aural Exploits so check their online store at www.auralexploits.com. The band has also releasing limited edition colored vinyl of the ‘Group Sex’ L.P. The run included various colors including pink, clear and clear blue. The skinny on the blue vinyl is that it will be exclusively available through retailer Hot Topic while pink and clear will be in mom and pop stores. Red and yellow clear vinyl will be available in the new year, so check www.porterhouserecords.com. itunes has just posted a ton of the Circle Jerks back catalog so you can finally complete your collection and fill your ipod up.

SXSW March 18-22, 2008 – Austin, TX. www.sxsw.com.

FIST OF FURY - Fist of Fury is back with a vengence and working on a new album. Original guitar player Mike Paquin is back. Jay Adams is gonna do a song with FOF. The new album will be a collaboration of guest guitar players and some other surprises.

DIARY OF A PUNK AT ROCK N ROLL HALL OF FAME – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Series, From Songwriters to Soundmen, Features Mike Hudson Of The Pagans. Mike Hudson, Pagans front man, will read from his recently released biography, Diary of A Punk. Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 at 7:00 pm at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in Cleveland, OH. This event is open to the public. Please visit rockhall.com for ticket price and additional information. The Pagans formed in Cleveland, Ohio in 1977. The band released eleven albums, eight singles, and appeared on ten compilations. The Blue Album (Smog Veil) is the band’s first release since 2001, when The Pink Album Plus made Rolling Stone’s Alternative Chart. During their career the band performed with acts such as the Dead Boys, Ramones, Pere Ubu, Devo, Patti Smith, Buzzcocks, B-52s, Police, Soul Asylum, Lemonheads and others. A number of Pagans-related items are part of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s permanent collection. The Hudson biography, Diary of A Punk, is available for purchase in the museum gift shop. Visit the label online at www.smogveil.com.

CHEETAH CHROME NEWS – Enjoy Cheetah now (and then) in this YouTube video titled, Sonic Reducer Lesson By Cheetah Chrome: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcY6A_Lt-P4.

A TRIBUTE TO JOHNNY RAMANO featuring SUGAR SHACK, TIESCO DEL RAY, THE NEPTONES, LUXURIOUS PANTHERS, and UNCLE CHARLIE. 1-6pm. Surf/Skate Art Silent Auction with art by Tim Kerr, Lindsey Kuhn, Jon Steele, Nikkie D, Uncle Charlie and more. Art show hosted by Sig’s Lagoon. Display of Volkswagen Buses. Sunday Nov. 9th. at the Continental Club – 3700 Main St. Houston, TX. www.continentalclub.com.

PEGGY OKI ART SHOW – Recent paintings by Peggy Oki – Nov 8 – 19 Dec 2008 at the Sojourner Cafe at 134 E. Canon Perdido St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101. Artist’s reception: Saturday, 8 Nov., 3-5PM …and you’ll find me there on ‘1st Thursday’, 4 December, 5-7PM. Open: 11AM-11PM Mon – Sat, 11AM-10PM Sun. info: www.sojournercafe.com. For more visit www.peggy-oki.com/current.html.

PHOTO BOOK – Sheraton Years, New photo book about Stockholm skateboard culture 1990-1999
Photo: Jens Andersson (www.thejens.com http://www.thejens.com)
Text: Martin Karlsson (www.bellowsskateboards.com http://www.bellowsskateboards.com)
Design: Martin Ander (www.mander.nu http://www.mander.nu)

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