Sunday, August 20, 2023

Palace, Bronze, and WKND. August 20, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Patrick Kigongo, Maddie Hazlett, and Jason From Frozen in Carbonite talk about Palace, Bronze, and WKND's latest video releases. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

Willy Santos in G&S Stun
George Michael covers Killer/Papa Was A Rolling Stone

This week, Maddie is stoked on going to her first Mystics game, an upcoming trip upstate with her girlfriend, and the Alltimers x Bronze tour stopped in DC.
Jason is stoked on Venture Trucks, Venture x Shake Junt edit, Filip Almqvist & Daniel Sp√§ngs Svampen edit from 2017, new lp by Ringworm
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, varial flips, Palasonic, and Phuture.


Justin said...

Welcome to the show, Maddie.

Palace is in a weird spot because they sponsor some more underground rippers, but make questionable choices with collabs. I only watched Jahmir's part. The tricks were good, but the editing wasn't great. It was very spacious and empty without the usual flow one expects from skateboard videos.

The Bronze cable access aesthetic works well for them. I'm partial to it, but I haven't had the time to check out their videos. I watched a little of the new one and it was good.

WKND has gone from the company that does the silly skits to being the company that does the silly skits. Everybody had the same concerns I do. It can be a tough avenue to navigate based on what other companies have done with skits over the years. They make really basic music selections that are a turnoff, too. I have the absolute lowest expectations for music in videos so that's saying something. Their videos are funny, but they've got this annoying quality to them. The next vid they drop should be just straight up skating, minimal acting beyond an intro or two. I think some of the guys have said they don't want to do the skits.

Patrick is right on the Beta/VHS. Beta stayed in use because all the TV news channels used it. I think the tape quality was better.

I'm too behind at life to get caught up on skateboard videos these days.

Anonymous said...

I thought the discussion on the Palace vid was interesting. I was part of the 90s UK rave scene so that whole Palace aesthetic is right up my street but I was interested to hear what people outside of that scene think of it. On that note, quick fact check on the George Micheal story. GM did cover Adamski’s killer, but it was a year or so after its commercial release when the song had blown up across Europe. I think the story was that Adamski (who was already on a major label) and Seal recorded/pushed out the record really quickly because they were both skint so I don’t think there were ever any white labels doing the rounds. I love the idea of GM hearing a dub plate whilst getting on it at a rave but I’m not sure that’s how it went down - although GM gets props for covering a song that came from the rave scene. Sorry to be pedantic but I figured this is probably a podcast where a bit of pedantry is acceptable.