Sunday, March 06, 2022

'More Joy Less Cool' and Eccentric Skaters. March 6, 2022. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Jason from Frozen in Carbonite, Patrick Kigongo, and Mike Munzenrider are talking about if skating is still cool and eccentric skaters. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

"More Joy Less Cool" by Jose Vadi
Nothing Is Cool
Mullet discussion on the podcast
Rebel Without a Cause
"The only thing I care about is not caring."
The New York Times review of "Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band"
Inter State by Jose Vadi
Greenwich, CT
We Surveyed 3.5 Billion Men Who “Used to Skate”
Board of Missoula
A bearing press
Mike York on The Nine Club
The Most Fun Thing by Kyle Beachy
Pepper Griptape
Monkey Grip
Top of Mason by Walker Ryan
Kyle Beachy on the Mostly Skateboarding Podcast
Mike Carroll on The Nine Club
"I've Got A Dream" from Tangled
Mike Carroll in Finally
Skating the Stuart Monument
Beto O'Rourke Thrasher interview
Dear George,
Andy Anderson on etnies
Simon Woodstock
"Freaks of the Industry"
Todd Falcon
Paulo Diaz in Ban This
Black Shelltoes
Richie Jackson in the Rolling Stone
Eric Koston in Chomp on This
Jamie Thomas in Chomp on This

This week, Mike is stoked on riding the exercise bike, Lurker Lou's 360 flip fakie on a rock, and Ja Morant.
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, Greenhouse Skateshop in Blacksburg, VA, flipping their “Skate Shop Day” boards to donate cash to Ukraine, organizing unfinished/unreleased music my old band, Ra Ra Rasputin, and Tom Knox UK.
Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, the 30-minute Kevin Bradley re-edit, and the Skate Bud mobile game.


Justin said...

I'm glad I went to college when I did.

The growth of anti-intellectualism over the last six or seven years doesn't help. There's a state university in my town and every semester they complain about the declining enrollment. I wish it would register with them that when you raise the tuition every year that it is going to price students out. Offering vague scholarships or discounts isn't going to help, but dropping the cost would. We don't need all those extra deans, vice presidents, or fancy Schools of _______. Those cuts at the top are never going to happen, but it'd be great if it did.

I got a bearing press a few years go. It's wonderful. I still need to put some Venture stickers over the Indy logos. You can't set up your board with power tools, unless you are drilling holes for rails or a nose guard.

I think people see the dork tricks and think they can do them without the necessary prep work, which is how you end up with shitty bonelesses and laybacks. A well done boneless that is blasted into the air on a quarterpipe or vert ramp is a thing of beauty. The key with off the wall tricks is to sprinkle them in sparingly with the regular tricks of the day. Also thought has to go into picking out the tricks, too. Dusting off a long forgotten mini ramp trick is cool because it shows attention to detail and the history of skateboarding. You can't just be backflipping off of stuff as your main gimmick.

Didn't Monkey Stix try a board company for a minute? Enrique Lorenzo was on the team, possibly after riding for Deca.

Dill said...

We are less living in a robust pluralism than a debilitating relativism . . .

things are fragile and need protecting, like think about Stereo turning a girl bowl skater pro for Welcome Stereo -

there is a pervasive anti-critical stance where people are egotistical about not caring about "being cool" - like its all just subjective, but what they don't consider is within subjectivity there are value judgements being flouted (now more than ever), but you still can't complain because it's all subjective bro

just look at all the companies we cared about so much as teenagers now parodies of themselves now that we are in middle age . . . its depressing

that being said, I want to colab on EMB the musical! Lets get some West Side Story Show tunes/mixed with Tony Fergusson's song in Goldfish! :p