Sunday, March 12, 2023

Zombie enjoi and Whippersnappers. March 12, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast

This week, Templeton Elliott, Mike Munzenrider, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite are talking about enjoi's new zombie status and Foundation's new video, Whippersnappers. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Louie Barletta's Jenkem interview
Jose Rojo etnies pro shoe
411VM_Commercial_Break Instagram account

This week, Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, his new REAL twin tail shaped board, Quasi’s PROTOTYPE video, Tobias Christofferssen’s Bissemayn CanapĂ© part, and Mel Brooks’ History of the World Part II.
Mike is stoked on Mickey’s Tavern in Madison, the arcade game “DeathBall, and upcoming skate writing.
Templeton is stoked on collage stuff, having a piece up at Seattle's Shift Gallery and his art card featured in Clear The Decks Magazine


Anonymous said...

Talking about Enjoy and not mentioning Ben Raemers ones...

Justin said...

I thought Louie's interview really shed some light on topics that we don't know too much about with how the industry works. Also shows that he's one of the better dudes in the biz.

I don't understand how venture capital investing works. Buy up a company with debt, cut and/or sell off all the parts and resources that could be used to turn it around, and then watch as it goes out of business. Newspapers are in such a sad state right now as we head towards a new and bleak dark age with a lack of quality reporting.

The things I liked about enjoi were the team and the videos they made. I never rode a board and only bought the videos. Bag of Suck is my pick for best skateboard video ever.

I more or less figured out Louie's age based on an old Slap check-out. I'm not going to say what it is, but it's fairly easy to pin down. Gotta keep the running joke going.

Did we ever get a story as to what happened with the collapse of Zero? Was it the aftereffects of the recession? Jamie was winning business person of the year awards and then it crapped out.

The Foundation video was good. They've had that hazy summer-gaze vibe going for the last couple. I need to rewatch it. Big fan of Dakota and Glick, as well as new rider Tania Cruz. I do slightly miss the noise rock tunes of when Josh Beagle was in charge of things.

I forgot about this the other week. Yes, there probably needs to be some sort of archive to preserve the history of skateboarding.

Sonny Black said...

I work in finance and the world of private equity is both fascinating and frightening. Basically, a PE firm sees a once successful company that has fallen on hard times. They loan them large amounts of money and tell them what they need to do in order to become successful again (while charging them fat consulting fees). If the company succeeds, the PE company might opt to convert its debt to equity and maintain its relationship as a shareholder/partner. If the company doesn’t succeed, and they can’t pay their debt obligations, the PE company seizes the company’s assets and sells them. Very few down-on-their-luck companies walk away from a private equity deal unscathed. The next time you see a once great skateboard brand selling their shirts and boards in a big box store you should assume that private equity had something to do with it.