Sunday, July 30, 2023

Quasi's Simulation and Collection. July 30, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Mike Munzenrider, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite talk about Quasi's Simulation video and The Village Psychic's visit with The Secret Tape got us thinking about collecting. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Lavar McBride Bruce Lee board
Dennis Busenitz in Since Day One

This week, Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, Arsenal v. Barcelona exhibition match at SoFi Stadium, Iced Coffe, Moodymann at MOCA, NY Times article about Daddies’ Board Shop buying CCS, Nick Michel in Lottie's Skateshop Must be Stopped
Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Coliseum bLind demo 2000 edit, This Old Ledge series on Thrasher, and the music of Suede.
Mike is stoked on skating with Conor Dougherty and the heat.

1 comment:

Justin said...

I need to watch the Quasi video. I've gotten behind at life.

Alien always had the bizarre slices of abstract Ohio life, especially in Memory Screen. Quasi picks up on on that.

The archival process intrigues me. There's the importance of saving because we never throw anything out at work and it has benefited us by having some old tool or gadget. There does need to be some editing, too. You obviously have to have the heavy hitters and big names, but there also needs to be an inclusion of the very good, good, fair, and even poor to paint the full picture. That was a big part of why I started Vert Is Dead, to include the more fringe characters and companies that have value, but maybe didn't always get recognized or were forgotten. Our algorithm driven society is reducing everything down to only the hits and that doesn't help.

I order two of every sticker now - one to save and one to stick.

I have one shoebox full of stickers that date back to the late 80s. This doesn't ever get opened because it is full. I started a new box for new stickers. I keep a small pile of stickers to put on boards on a shelf that I pick through every time I set up a new board. There's no real organization beyond that.

My stance on Fully Flared has evolved into it is neither as bad as the internet thinks it is and not as good as skate media hailed it to be.

A watchable edit would be:

maybe the explosions intro
Mike Mo - only because the part is so 2006/7 era specific.
Royal Family
French Connection
maybe Alex Olson - I waiver back & forth on the song.
Rick Howard
Mike Carroll
Marc Johnson - Goodbye Horses only

That's it. It reduces FF to a good runtime and cuts out the filler. I would be fine with opening the video with Pappalardo, too.