Guest Randumb Noter: GSD
The Old School Skate Jam II was fun / happy / nervous / sad / scary / mild and most happening. Even notorious human recluse Neil Blender was seen flowing the mellow vibes to any and all ancient astronauts. Eddie Elguera, Duane Peters, Jinx and all ripped the bowl as if it were 1980. Also seen flitting about were Stacy Peralta, Steve Caballero, David Andrecht, Grant Brittain, Kevin Harris, John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Sam Cunningham, Kevin Thatcher, Rick Blackhart, Bryan Ridgeway, Bryce Kanights, Pushead, Sausage Man, Tony Alva, Steve Olson, David Hackett, Ron Cameron, Miki Vuckovich, Per Welinder, Jim Gray, Beau Brown, Livmoe Joe and many more. Tod Swank told me I need to trim my nose hairs. What a nice guy. Thanks, Tod—you're a dear. Hell... even Bruce Logan managed to guide himself into the maelstrom. One highlight of the evening was watching Brian Patch tease the rafters above the bowl with way overhead hip-airs. He blasted ollies any direction he pleased. Brian also heat-treated long stretches of the metal coping with his trucks. This young stowaway (how'd he get into the Old School Jam?) seriously blew the minds and emotions of all who stood around the bowl's decks. This guy is a human blowtorch and people were definitely craving.
Dennis Martinez and Lance Mountain chillin' at the OSSJ II.
The ASR Trade Show came and went quickly like a gentle breeze—a zephyr, if you will. We (Mark and me, GSD) be chillin' at the Emerica and Etnies cribs inside the Convention Center. Mark was spinning punk-rock on the turntables as I snapped pix of the almost-naked Reef Girls. E-mail me here if you want to see 'em. There was a street course and vert ramp set up. Lincoln Ueda and the Brazil guys were violating air molecules above the vert in a most non-polite manner. Lincoln's tweaked lien airs and rocket airs must be seen to be misunderstood. The Dickies Girls near the ramp were busting out—curvier than a human spine treated to a hundred years of scoliosis.