Metal Monday

Monkeys like Metallica. Sure why not.
"A group of cottontop tamarins were played a variety of music, including Bach, Led Zeppelin and Miles Davis, but they only reacted when heavy metal rock songs by Metallica were played."

-Speaking of Metallica, start saving those shekels-
"METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH AND ANTHRAX TO PERFORM TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME IN HISTORY" I have no words. Epic doesn't begin to express how fucking awesome this is. Biblical perhaps. The 4 horsemen of the Metal Apocalypse. Fuck yeah.

-Lance Armstrong listens to Maiden. And twitters about it

-According to wikipedia, Jim Carrey is a big fan of Cannibal Corpse, and allegedly insisted that the band make a cameo appearance in Ace Ventura:Pet Detective

Remember that?

-If you were to make a Venn diagram of the people who listen to metal, and the people who play harp, you wouldn't expect to see a whole lot of people in the overlapping section outside of rhapsody/nightwish/fantasy metal nerds rocking out in their parents basements surrounded by posters of wizards and piles of pizza crusts and empty mountain dews. This dude is the exception to that rule.

Bad ass.

If you are into the oxymoron that is "harp metal", check out

If you want to go further down the rabbit hole of strange alchemy, take a gander at this curiosity

Seriously. They also have "lullibified" full albums of Pixies, Nirvana, Radiohead, and of course, Metallica.

-Not quite metal, but worth speaking upon: Flaming Lips to remake Dark Side of the Moon with Henry Rollins and Peaches? Did someone just put a list with a bunch of bands, artists and albums in a blender, pull out the first 4 things and decide to go with it?

-For anyone interested in all things black/death/grind/wiggerslam/porngrind/doom/postthrash/various obscure as fuck brootal metal genres and bands/etc, I highly recommend reading the Metal Inquisition blog. It reads something like a cross between the do's and don't's section of vice magazine and perez hilton. But metal as fuck. Hilarious.

-For more black metal evilness, check out the photography of the one and only Peter Beste- Amazing stuff documented from within the black heart of the beast.
True Norwegian Black Metal

Unfortunately, at the time of this post the extensive photo section of his website was down. Google image that shit. Follow that up with the accompanying documentary, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood VBS programming station.

-Before there was a little band called Motörhead, Lemmy was in a more old school Sabbath'y, Pentagram'y psychedelic pre-metal band called Sam Gopal. They put out one CD and it rules.

And yes, that is lemmy singing.

Ever heard of Glen Branca? Some people talk about playing guitar as comparable to making love to a beautiful woman. This is more like raping a crackwhore in a warzone.

In bummer news, Dio was recently diagnosed with stomach cancer. Let us worship and offer virginal sacrifice to the big horned guy downstairs to aid him in a speedy recover.

That's all for now. Go headbang or something.

Apologies to my legions of fans, stalkers, haters, babymommas and people who mistakenly get bounced here from random google searches, blogging has been slow lately but is expected to pick up. Stay tuned. In the mean time, check out the shred city phlog (photoblog)
Hail Satan.
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The new blu

This dude rules.

Here's his last video piece.

Check out more work at his site HERE
Blu goes big. Check him out.

If you are into this sort of stuff check out Wooster Collective. Pretty easily the best street art blog/site around.
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Skate Witches

Meet the Skate Witches

Fuck yeah.

Halloweens coming up ladies, do it.
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Also this

tell em yeezy.

Way more interupting kanye laffs HERE
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IT'S ON...

-Grenade is ON a boat.

-Louie "Sheckler in training" Vito is ON Dancing with the stars

(with kelly osborn, chuck liddell and sabrina the teenage witch no less)

-This cover of black betty by Nick Cave as featured in the intro of "Baker Has a Deathwish" is ON my list of most awesome song covers of all time.

WARNING- Adderall fueled gibberish ahead. Proceed with caution.

What's truly remarkable about this piece, is the manner in which the sharp percussive clanks, grinds and smacks of the skating and assorted other backround ambiance and voices in the video intermingle so seamlessly with the song, elevating the whole to a level far greater then the sum of its parts. This metaphorical yin and yang, combined with the rapid fire visual assault of incongruous and nonlinear imagery creates an unexpected and brilliant audiovisual synergy. From chaos, comes a strange cohesiveness. A masterful juxtuposition of seemingly unrelated music and imagery if ever there was one. The savage grunting and howling in conjunction with the strange ritualistic and violent outbursts of movement and self expression on behalf of the baker clan, paired with the tribal drumming and chanting of the song conjures thoughts of pre hominid man, performing crazed primitive dances and thrashing around wildly in attempts to earn the favor of savage and brutal ancient gods.

-Somebody needs to put this bear ON a skateboard.

"SNOWMASS, Colo. - A bear that wandered into an in-ground skateboard park and got stuck was rescued when officials lowered a ladder so it could climb out."

I really hope that some local gnardog skate rats rolled up on the scene first, shotgunned a few, ripped a few lines through the bowl while being chased by the bear, then after a few close calls, called it a day and informed the proper authorities. I'm waiting on the footy.
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Everything about this rules.

Go big or go home
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Foto Friday

I just got around to putting a bunch of random pics from hangin in NY last weekend online so why not throw some of em up on this ol' blog right here? Don't judge me. Click on pics for uncropped version. All the good stuff got cropped out in formatting. Fuck you very much blogspot.

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Randumbs, Vol. 1

Blogspot's photo formatting sucks and cuts off the edges so click on the pics to see them the right way.

Remember when punk was punk? Read the label on the tape.

Dream house

Portraits of the dead. Crazy article + pics.

Nightmares, in taxidermy form.

Some band releases new album with working theramin built into the case. So rad.

Best show ever?

sweet bong bro


Amstel Lite created a 10 person "Bar Bike". It rules.

Elvis's estate auction includes his doctors gun, semi full pillbottles, nasal douch, etc.

Remember mountainboarding?

Keep it on the downlow coolguy.

And in closing, I offer 210 of the greatest works of art ever put to skin. THIS is the tattoo hall of fame ladies and gentleman.
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The future of pants has arrived


The pants world as you know it will never be the same. But at over $500 a pair, I'm holding out for the Palin model-

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Some fixie shit

Eric Puckett Houston Fixed from Osker Koronado on Vimeo.

Insanity. Jump to about 2:30 in for some 2 girls 1 bike action.

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Thrashin Thursday Vol. 3

-Videos are starting to come in for the second annual Skate and Create and so far, it looks like its gonna be a doozy. First up is DVS with their submission, titled/themed "Wood". Truly dazzling.

If you have never heard of this series, I strongly recommend that you youtube "skate and create" and work your way through all of the entries from last years contest. It is one of the best things to happen to skateboarding since viva la bam went off the air.

-Crutchskate. If it were up to me, this would be called a cripflip to boardslide. Respect.

-Some next level dorkskating, courtesy of shred dudes Halldor and Eiki's collab blog

An excellent blog that also brought back some memories by digging up this gem

-One of the better installments of an excellent new series of new lakai commercials. Hilarious. Check out "Floating Camera" also.

-Skatebird. Sure why not.

-Thrasher mag was ripped by infamous rippers Urban Outfitters.

The OG thrasher one is on the top. But you already knew that right? A for effort guys. For more UO douchbaggery check out urban counterfeiters

-The year was 1978. 80's hair metal was about to rip out of the womb where it had been incubating in small clusters since the mid 70s. Dokken, Ratt, Whitesnake and probably a few more bands with ümlats and double consonants were born. Maiden had just recorded their first demo. Crüe was rising in popularity faster then the drug, swimming pool and vomit induced body count of their musical predicessors. And in Bloody olde England, people were fuckin' riding skateboards.

-On that note, I present the Skatar-

-Mullen still skates? Who knew. No offense but does anyone care?

And last but not least, check out the "Ollie Buster". Jump to around 1:34 to see how much this thing rules. And by rules, I mean sucks more shit then a metaphore for sucking shit that I can't even come up with.

Previous Thrashin Thursdays HERE and HERE or click THIS for more assorted skatery. Go skate.
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And the hits keep on coming...

East Coast rail monster Lucas Magoon suffered a traumatic head injury while skating, and is currently in "serious, but stable condition" in the ICU at Reno Health Hospital in Reno, Nevada. According to an anonymous comment on Boardistan, "...he is not in a coma he is responding to his neurological tests. Also as of this morning he is off the breathing tube."

Stay up gooner

In other bummer shred news, strong rumors are flying about Eesa closing up shop. Hope everything works out dudes.
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O.G. NYC Skate Legend Andy Kessler, RIP

details and more info HERE.

Legendary photog Glen E. Friedman had this to say on Andy-

"If skateboarding was a town, this guy was its mayor. Andy Kessler, one of the good ones, died yesterday apparently of a wasp sting that led to a heart attack. This was a great dude, NO ONE could say anything wrong about this dude. He was one of the oldest, if not the oldest, skater in New York City, holding it down, real since the 70's. Andy will be seriously missed by many including myself."


Holding it down at the Autumn Bowl-

RIP. What a strange way to go.
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Snowboarders on DRUGS!!

Danny Kass and Louie Vito caught up with a "Not Insignificant" amount of reefer in NZ.

Snowboard world recoils in collective horror, disappointment and shame. Oh no wait, snowboard world laughs and packs a bowl.
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people disrespecting you

Pac and biggie got beef. With you.

Heath Ledger thinks you're an asshole

You even pissed off John Lennon.

What did you do to willie? You really are an asshole.

Belushi's got beef

fuck swans

And Chihuahuas.

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