Monday, June 30, 2008

got wet

was up at mccarren park yesterday for the hold steady/loved ones pool party. my ace justino, aka blaastyoass (founding member of the seminal NJ rap group - the drew crew) came out and along with W and I braved the rain for the show. Bitburgers and sambuca shots on the south side before the show def loosened me up to stand in the pouring rain - had i gone in naked, i would have been miserable. the loved ones rocked, and if you don't know them, check em out. They're from illadelphia and their last record was produced by the pete from the bouncing souls.

only caught half of the hold steady set before the heat/beers/wetness caught up with me. I don't feel a need to say anything about hold steady, just ask your local williamsburg type if you don't know about em. Here are some photos:

//under the sixpoint beer tent making new friends as i'm trying to stay dry. homeboy with the lanyard around his neck actually asked me to take his hand truck and pick up two kegs from the beer truck on the other side of the venue - after he charged me $24 for four cups of beer.

//the loved ones staying dry on stage. me, not so much.

//giant slip n' slide (remember the original wet banana?)dude in the middle was chucked his son down it like he was a battered wife.

//W showed up with no joke 9 hot dogs for us...yea man!

//redbull girls from the bx - way mo better then the herds of willieburg sheep. blaastyoass and w drunk and wet - yo you good?

Sunday, June 29, 2008


farewell to def. one of the raddest boards in my quiver. 5'-7'' m. caro d. bump quad fish hooked up with canard quad fins. caro blew my mind at the ny fry this past may when he came up to me and knew the complete story behind the board - including how many previous owners it had.

as it goes, back when clark closed his doors on blank monday, 5-dec-06 there was pandemonium in the board shaping racket. caro was strapped for material and pavel offered fourteen blanks to keep caro afloat. this board is one of the fourteen. the palm tree logo on the bottom of the board is used to certify that the board was shaped in pavel's shaping room - 'the green room.' pavel requires that boards shaped in the green room don the palm tree proudly. coupled with a first class glass job from moonlight, this board is not only shaped by a highly skilled craftsman, but also glassed for long lasting shredability by the industry leader -

caro went on to also explain that he does not often use a grey finish, esp. for n. californians. this is due to the fact that the board can easily be mistaken for a seal...

more on the swap to follow...

Saturday, June 28, 2008

dpV.t final

been so busy i haven't had a chance to share the final pictures. Been ripping it for a minute and its fast. the setup:
  • grind king trucks circa '96, hit with a coat of flat black enamel (gk5's?)
  • 60mm 85a powell peralta rat bones re-issue wheels, black
  • bones super swiss 6, six -ball, ball bearings (jury's still out on 6 vs. 7 balls per bearing)
  • independent 1/8 shock pads
  • grind king bridge bolts hardware
  • generic grip tape

roof tops like we bringing '88 back

finished up a few tallies of high life on my man's roof. south 4th and bedford. here's the crew behind the willieburg bridge. to quote big will:
    there's an air of love and of happiness
    and this is the Fresh Prince's new defintion of summer madness

Friday, June 27, 2008


the stash of salvaged brooklyn exotica is still looking pretty healthy - jb needed some custom speaker panels for his pickup and i was itchin' to make a mess in my kitchen - american walnut + two coats of water-basesd poly. on deck are two bloodwood kine peashooters - renderings to follow -

tony rome

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

young v. rock

some eye candy from the rebel rebel show at the milk gallery last night. reg. footie slope shredder jb and the axelle crew just wrapped up with artist russell young and thrash graffeur mick rock.

Monday, June 23, 2008


eli has been referred to as a cement bag w. legs - don't let his innocent look deceive. he's been known to tangle w. the roughest pooches on the block -


Thursday, June 19, 2008


/// Update: go skateboarding day is saturday. Here's the flyer for the NYC event. don't forget to get your free griptape!!!

Monday, June 16, 2008

while dp's ice cold colt 45in down neck, just up rt. 35 lives an entirely other beast.

Big shout to the boys of Manasquan. Between slinging filet on their front porch, competitive bocce ball sessions at the beach and shouting out Bon Jovi at Bar-A, these dudes know how to stay cool. Aviators are optional, but solo cups of budlight are mandatory!!!

The only thing missing from that picture is Paulie Walnuts tanning up.

/// for you speed demons, manasquan has some serious surf:
    The Manasquan Inlet provides some of the East Coast's best surfing (sometimes over 15 foot swells) with waves being corralled, refracted and enlarged by the jetty protruding out into the Atlantic Ocean.
so when your finished with your aye-yeem set, swing through and take a load off with the boys.


some random eye kine from da weekend

ho dare no waves bra - how do i get to the house by land?

"Direction By Land"

dry dock - 2x sess barnegat bay paddle w. pop dukes

Dry Dock



nose job - i'm gonna do the lammy coat in hot pink

JC Nose Job

butchie gets faded

Butchie Gets Faded

out the back -

Flower Power

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


just in from the bast nose candy exhibition at the brooklynite gallery. the artist has been making a lot of noise for some time now and it seemed like the perfect night to make the venture. bast created pieces utilizing different materials and ideas. it is to be noted that all of the mixed media pieces on wood, all 31'' x 43'' sold within the first 20 minutes, each listing for $9,500 usd.

what initially sparked my interest in the artist was his ability to set himself aside from the thousand other graffiti writers and so-called street artists. i have observed bast throw ups done with what appears to be simply a bucket of paint and a brush. the placement of his work is consistently interesting in the sense that the door that he paints on was already aesthetically pleasing or the wall that he pastes a flier on is part of a classic piece of architecture.

the subjects of bast also follow common themes: crime, pornography, corporate logos, international classifieds, firearms and as of late, hip hop. this held true tonight. it was not a surprise that much of his work moved so quickly this evening. banksy-run website has been featuring the work of bast for a considerable amount of time and that's quite a hefty endorsement. whether it was driven on speculation or pure interest - it was a big night for bast and the brooklynite gallery.

basted mount

basted pig

basted what?

basted backyard


some colors from the work day - very stoked on new camera. nikon coolpix s600 -

take off

no. 4

red note

free grip tape!!!

Griptape, originally uploaded by Incase Designs.

International Go Skateboarding Day is coming up:

    On June 21 skateboarders around the globe will celebrate the pure exhilaration, creativity, and spirit of one of the most influential activities in the world by blowing off all other obligations to go skateboarding!

    Skateboarders everywhere will hold fundraisers, contests, protests, demo’s, they’ll skate across cities, gather in skateparks, stream into their local skate shop and some will even revel in the solitary act of skateboarding alone, all bringing together the skateboarding community in the grind heard around the world.
Jessup Griptape and Skateboard Magazine have teamed up to give away FREE GRIPTAPE all over the country.

Speed Demons, here are some local shops that are participating:
Supreme - 274 Lafayette St. Manhattan
KCDC - 99 North 10th St., #104 Brooklyn
APB - 185 N. King Street Honolulu
NJ Skateshop - 389 Washington Rd., #2 Sayreville
Nocturnal Skateshop - 610 S. 3rd Street Philadelphia

get yours!!!

Friday, June 06, 2008

black book

some random images from the gridded black book - time always seems to freeze when the pen hits the paper. it's completely hypnotic and beyond explanation. if you've ever read oracle night by auster it's quite similar to what he describes - heaps more mellow though ;)

Thursday, June 05, 2008

green lantern

when i was a kid, there was this old jar of tack nails in my pop's basement. it had an old faded label that was illegible and a red top. i was always fascinated with it. i would work on my little projects and always refrain from using these, knowing that one day there would be an idea worthy of it's use. eventually i forgot about the bottle and it remained in the workshop untouched.

the other day i was piecing together some spreader bars for a canvas that i was working on and my staple gun had run dry. it was getting late and i really wanted to get moving on this piece that i was working on. i asked my dad if he had any extra staples laying around. he broke the news that i was shit outta luck. i rifled through his workshop and there she was - just as i had left her last. i popped the jar open, grabbed the canvas stretcher and got to work. no fancy staple guns, just a hammer and tack nails.

shortly after, the canvas was ready to go and it was time for the frame to be cut, assembled and painted. i decided to use black enamel on the molding and sealed it with acrylic gel medium for sheen. seen below is the final product. i had successfully used some more of my old man's building supplies - i'm sure i'll hear about this really soon -

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

chinatown gets down.

centre street just south of broome, circa '06.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Atlantic City Wind Farm at Dusk

Atlantic City Wind Farm at Dusk, originally uploaded by ToneOne.

Atlantic City - the name alone conjures up a lot. From benders with Burt Sugar at Irish Pub before an Arturo Gatti fight, to the time my cousin hit a royal flush on a fully loaded video poker machine 5 minutes after stepping into the borgata (1000:1 pay-out - we promptly left directly after!). From 4:00am Crown Royal fueled craps sessions at the marina with Kenny, to Bondland constructing the AC of tomorrow. From Donald trump in penthouses, to crackheads and hookers on pacific ave, i've seen a lot down there.

That said, Atlantic City has one of the last free beaches in New Jersey and an avid surf scene with a yearly competition:

Just a two hour drive outside of the Holland Tunnel w/out traffic (it goes by even quicker if your drinking wine from the bodega out of paper cups in the back seat), AC can be a real debaucherious break from the city.

Monday, June 02, 2008


gyre, originally uploaded by promqu33n.

I just found out about this "great pacific garbage patch" or "garbage vortex" if you will. Apparently its the size of the continental united states, and its floating in the pacific ocean around Hawaii. Its made up mostly of those plastic shopping bags your bootleg gucci bag came in from canal street or from the grocery store.

ironman's solution: grow it larger, build mcmansions on it, and call it staten island west...

seriously tho, hows this affecting speed demons out west?