Old Photo by O. of Neil Blender
Without being too nostalgic, I've been enjoying some great moments from skateboarding's past recently, really trying to make sense of the skateboarding culture and why it means so much to me. It's what happens when we look for work, I suppose. Hard to imagine not working in skateboarding, but hard to find a job I want to do.
This photo by O. was taken in the late eighties at the Suzuki Banks in Los Angeles.They were hard to skate, and this shot is amazing... Anyway, this shot led me to listen to Neil, Hagop, and Eddie's band Worked World, which I've listened to periodically over the last 20 years. I posted a song in Noise, check it out.
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