Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mike Carroll at Lloyds

Nicked this from amazing The Chromeball Incident.

Mike Carroll - fruh-bluh (or FSBS) at Lloyds from Transworld 2002.

I think Beauty and The Beast 2 is coming soon. Girl and Anti Hero - bring it on!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Dinosaur jr blogged by BAD BLOGGER

Sign of a bad blogger is by blogging something that happened OVER A MONTH AGO! Anyway - September 5th, Dinosaur jr played the Anson Rooms in Bristol. It was an amazing gig - only the second time I've seen them since they reformed and much better gig than the one I saw in London 2 or so years ago. I think that was due to the much better sound quality - less superfuzz, more bigmuff. I was lucky to even get to the gig as I didn't even know about it until randomly seeing Syd from 5050's Facebook update that morning! Was a bit gutted that most of my usual mob were up in London at Dave G's wedding, but then got a text from the mighty Bob saying he was going, so decided to head on down. Met Syd and Tidy Mike in there, then Bob and also met his lady wife. Tried texting Rob Hall about the gig but got no response, but as you'd expect if there's a Dinosaur gig in Bristol, Rob was inta da area complete with his incredible brother Rich. Highlight of the gig was Just like Heaven and Sludgefeast as an encore. What made it even more amazing was before they came back on stage Bob was hoping for Just like Heaven and I was pining for Sludgefeast! Psychic request result! Can't beat LIVE SLUDGE!

Friday, June 26, 2009

The Ancient Aztec Civilisation

Wobbly blobby. This dinky hubba actually looks do-able? Got kicked off of here years ago. 1994? That's yer lot - these are the only skateable remains of the entire Mayan, Inca and Aztec civilisations...

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Remember when...

...Thursdays were guaranteed skate nights, no matter what the weather?

Darwinius Masillae - The Missing Link?

News and pictures have been released of a 47 million year old fossil of a lemur-like creature (Ida!) which appears to have opposable thumbs like humans and fingernails instead of claws. A bit suspicious how the news has been released, book & TV documentary all ready to go, but still... wow!

More here: Wikipedia

and BBC News

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Frankie's Dream "from the shitters"

Got an e-mail from the grandiloquent Lord of Amsterdam, Oz (aka David Nick-Nack, aka Cecil Cyclone etc) with a special request. He's spotted an amazing looking skateable roof, but unfortunately it's in Rome. Here's what he said: "I thought of a nice idea for your blog, it's called Frankie's Dream." The idea was that this was a bit of risky business that would've appealed to the craziness of danger-loving, launch ramp-assisted Frankie Hill.

He continues... "It's the roof of a company in Rome I visit every couple of weeks. I'd been meaning to take a photo for a long time, it was actually taken from the shitters.

It's looks like a right laugh to skate."

So, if he'd just pointed the camera in the other direction this could've been a great blog for the TURN OUT CLUB INTERNAZIONALE.

Here's the pics...

"There's also an amazing drop-in I've seen in Amsterdam, it's the roof of a kind of small house by the canal. I'll take a picture some time. I can imagine Wes getting pissed up and doing it."

I can also imagine Wes getting pissed up. I can also imagine Witty and Woodcock getting pissed up too, along with all the rest of the Fresh Air Crew scumbags.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

El Diablo...

...or "The Devil".

Bollard Jam?

Potential for a line here: Up above this is a nice little slope, which runs down past 2 little curb/manual pads towards this load of bollards...

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Planet of the Apes - Steve Caballero

Stevie Caballero? Cornelius? Planet of The Apes? Could anything be better? Cornelials and half-corns? Too many questions?