Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Welcome to Saskatoon

Saskatoon. It's not a bad place to live. Cost of living is pretty good. It's big enough that there are interesting things to do and small enough that it only takes a maximum of about a half hour to get there. Lions skatepark is one of the better parks in western Canada. Yeah it has ridiculously cold winters, but the generally long and hot summers usually make up for it. The economy here is on a steady boom while the rest of the world is struggling. Oh and the music scene is really starting to take a turn for the better.
So why am I telling you all of this? Because apparently Saskatoon is not only the murder capital of Canada but is also considered the 9th most dangerous city on the planet. Of course these are based on statistics because honestly, are you in more danger living in Saskatoon or Detroit? Don't tell anyone though, a little bit of assumed toughness never hurt anyone.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Classic Skate Video Parts: Fulfill the Dream - Chad Muska

This video killed it when it came out, I watched it a lot and was always impressed by how young most of the team was. But there's no way anyone could ever dispute Muska being the star of this video. This shit came out and EVERY kid had the white/red Muska board and the Muska track pants. The best product I think he had out at the time were his shoes, Trevor used to claim that they were the reason he learned to kickflip. Now, years later, his Supra Skytops are one of the most hyped and sought after shoe in skateboarding. Watching this part right now just makes me want to go skateboarding. Maybe I will this weekend.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Half Week Hardcore

Only one this week.
H2O - Nothing To Prove

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Best Store/Office Ever??

I'd say so. Designed by studiometrico in Milan, the Bastard store and Comvert HQ combines intricately detailed modern design with a very well designed skate bowl. It's my dream to be able to work in a space like this everyday, being an architectural tech and a brand owner. It's always exciting to see a building apapdted from it's original use and designed perfectly for a new completely different use of space. In this case, from a theatre to a clothing store.

Skate bowl.

Store area.

Click the link below to check out some more pictures including some shots if the construction of the bowl.


Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Half Week Hardcore

This week we look at a few bands that put out some of the best hardcore I've ever heard and have since drifted from their roots or are no longer making music.

AFI - Coin Return

Poison The Well - Nerdy

The Nerve Agents - Evil

More metal than hardcore, but they were an awesome band anyways.
Burn In Silence - Lines From An Epitaph

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Nike SB: Debacle

Looks awesome.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Monday Moron(s)

Only one for today...but you sill see why.