A Stimy Video Memorial Featured
Still can't really fathom that Stimy is gone... A collection of Stimy's music in video format.
Duane Peters Articles Featured
Articles all taken from other mags -- including the classic DP Interview from Action Now in 1981.
Set Lists And More Set Lists Featured
For music fans, there's nothing like a set list from a show you've seen to take you back to the show. They're the perfect memorabilia - they don't take up much space, they're free, and to a certain extent they're not easy to get, or at the least, there aren't too many of them from each show. I started collecting set lists when I was pretty young, and although I never really killed myself or went out of the way to get them, I've always tried to save them, and I recently realized that I have a ton of set lists. So I've scanned some of them and here they are. Hopefully they'll take you back too.
Dew Tour Shots-Before The Boot Featured
So, I actually can sympathize with the job of having to be the person who says "You can't be here" but I do see a difference -- at events that I have the privilege of doing that for, we ALWAYS make arrangements for all the people who should be there shooting photos... the pros, the veterans, the people who know how to shoot a vert photo from the deck of the ramp. And here at Dew Tour, it's arbitrary -- nobody is allowed to shoot the finals or semifinals, apparently, but we were supposed to be able to shoot the practice sessions...
Mt. Baldy Pipe Photos Featured
Mt Baldy is one of the holy grails of skateboarding... at least in the bigger history of skateboarding. I've been lucky enough to shoot a number of great sessions there. Chris Robison, Sin Elgeljia, John Gibson, Gator, Craig Johnson, Dan Sturt, Nose Lips, and more. Baldy is not an easy spot to skate, and it's not for the weak. The ground in the bottom of the pipe is very, very rough, worn out from the water that runs down the center line most of the year.
Joe Lopes Is Manning the BBQ! Featured
For anyone who knew Joe Lopes, hearing the words "Joe Lopes is manning the barbecue" was always a good thing. Joe's passion for skateboarding, for getting together to have a good time with your friends, made a great big dent in the collective cool armor of skateboarding at a time when contest results and magazine coverage were the measures of how good a pro you were. Indeed, the very first time the words "Ramp Jam" were used was for a contest at Joe Lopes' house. Later, when contests got even more serious, Joe was one of the first pros to ever say "I don't wanna enter that contest." But those words were probably followed by some variation of "but I'll cook for everyone."