Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween!

To get into that Halloween mood here is footage of last years March of a 1000 Skeletons parade put on in Oklahoma City by local boys The Flaming Lips.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

The Shape of Punk to Comes.

Some of my favorite bands of all times fall into the punk and post punk genre, bands like: The Ramones, The Clash, Talking Heads, Television, etc. As a creative force though punk seems to have been dead for a long time. That is untill recently when bands like No Age with their mix of Black Flag and My Bloody valentine, Vivian Girls who deftly blend 60's girl group sounds and shoegaze , tropicali punks Abe Vigoda and artsy hardcore band Fucked up came on my radar.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The Rise and Fall and Rise again of Christian Hosoi

Recently I watched Rising Sun a documentary on professional skateboarder Christian Hosoi. My first skateboard was a baby blue Hammer Head with Indy Trucks and Slimeball wheels. Early in the decade Christian fell from grace and ended up in prison for drug smuggling. While in prison he became a christian (no pun intended) and now he is out and skating again. This is some contest footage with another one of my favorite skaters Mark Gonzalez.