Sunday, June 12, 2022

Primitive's Define and Skate Writing. June 12, 2022. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast

This week, Templeton Elliott, Mike Munzenrider, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking about Primitive's Define video and their experiences writing about skateboarding. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Paul Rodriguez in Yeah Right
Primitive's recent promo, Testing 4
Wade D in Top Dollar
Henry Sanchez Terminator DGK board
Mike's Vice piece
Templeton's ramped slow-mo article (pdf)

This week, Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Top Gun: Maverick, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II trailer, and the Album Album de Famille video.
Mike is stoked on pushing from Busenitz and Tiago, plus the adidas demo he went to last week where Nora V and Mariah Duran kickflipped with a local.
Templeton is stoked on warmer weather and skating before work.


Justin said...

The Megadeth collab was odd. I agree that it probably does help them in the big picture. Look at all the stuff Vans makes shoes for and how that money clearly goes back into skateboarding.

This reminds me. There's a sales rep for Primitive who has a relative in my town. The relative lives around the corner from my parents. He saw me skateboarding on Halloween and said he'd get me a couple of shirts after I gave his kids candy. I'm still waiting. I'm not bothering with Primitive until I get a shirt. I hope I don't burn any bridges with this comment.

It was fascinating hearing about the inside workings of skate media. I suppose I still freelance sports photos for the local paper. Before the plague, it was an easy gig. Go to one game on Friday night, take some pics, hang out in the newsroom, and get a reasonable little flat rate check. Nothing fancy, but it made it easy to justify ordering another board or some records. There were some consolidations that were going to happen sooner or later that were hastened by COVID at the paper. I'm paid by the printed photo now. There's a good chance any photo will run in two different newspapers so that kind of makes up the difference. The death of print media is a horrible thing.

Dill said...

Ribeiro part seems more outsourced, than sculpted last part. His clips have a transactional quality - he almost skates like a baseball pitcher. There's no riding along with it adventure to it, none of the parts have that feel (think: Renaud Mosaic part) - also, Prod Yeah Right self homage seems rather flimsy - Yeah Right was the beginning of the end of the Girl aesthetic and his part with the Logic like soundtrack embodies this, but that's a whole other can of sardines