Archive for August, 2010

tom k

Posted in Uncategorized on August 30, 2010 by Aaron

Tom is a really prolific filmer. Everywhere we go, he has a million things he can do, and we usually film three or four. When you have as much footage as Tom does, you can afford to be selective. He’s keeping all of the stuff that’s creative, original, or ridiculous for his section in the Fat Trax video, and this is what I had left on my computer. It’s still really good.



Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2010 by Aaron

duffy and the doubters

Posted in Uncategorized on August 22, 2010 by Aaron

When I read that Ladyhawk frontman Duffy Driediger had a solo record coming out I thought it would probably be a folk record. Before Ladyhawk, Duffy had a bunch of songs that were full of Kelowna references and he would occasionally play a set at Jon Rae Fletcher shows or other stuff like that (pretty sure I remember that correctly, but those years were a while ago now). Turns out this is the complete opposite. It’s basically Ladyhawk playing lo-fi punk rock songs and other catchy weird stuff. Duffy describes it as “I’d say it sounds like, um, kinda like the band you were in when you were fourteen. Shitty but like fun and poppy,” he says. “Basically it’s the exact same thing as Ladyhawk but shittier.”(Beatroute). So far the songs out there from this album are awesome, it’s only 20 minutes long, and they only pressed 300 copies. Triple Crown also mentions that there is a new Ladyhawk album coming, which is great news. Check these samples:
Spider Baby Jesus
Metal Detector
Planet of Vampires

a pool in the woods

Posted in Uncategorized on August 20, 2010 by Aaron

We made it back to the Albany pool. The deep end was full of water, but there are always residual tools there. The pool had a system of tubes and hoses that were duct taped together for syphoning, but kind of in disrepair. We rigged everything up, broke a hose, duct taped everything back together, and ultimately failed. Next time we’re bringing a pump! On the bright side, that pool is still awesome with a deep end full of water, and we were led to an awesome pizza place two minutes away that has Buck Hunter.

Greg airing the shallow end.

Tom missed the streets so much that he had to throw this whip.

fat trax rye edit

Posted in Uncategorized on August 18, 2010 by Aaron

This is a great example of the benefits of having a good local shop. Fat Trax rented Rye all night on Saturday and brought like 50 dudes up there on a bus.

black and white film

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 by Aaron

Even after purchasing a nice new digital SLR, I still have my old film camera hanging around. Every once in a while I grab a roll and try to get some shots that are more permanent than the typical day tripping photo you’ll see on this blog. I put them in a shoe box, and eventually I’ll put them all in an album. After leaving the photo shop/pharmacy, I still sit in my car and open each new batch of photos with the same sense of anticipation I did when I was in high school. There’s something satisfying about having to wait that long for gratification. Here are some shots from the role I shot this summer.

Hanging out at Garfield School. We had some of the best dudes on this trip. Tony is always down to hook us up with a place to stay, and Andrew and George are super chill dudes to roadtrip with. George is always stoked. My friend Chris doesn’t ride, but came along anyways. We traveled together many times in 2004, through South East Asia and different parts of New Zealand (we actually met George at one point, he was like 14 and randomly remembers this). He kept using the phrase “bmx bandits”, which is really awesome.

Andy Roode: “I went to Garfield and all I did was grind a handrail”. I don’t remember the exact quote.

I don’t really know Andy Roode that well, he and James Steele came down with Jeremy from Presence (and they all sat through ridiculous amounts of Seattle traffic to get to this rail). He tried this Luc-e grind maybe 20 times and never pulled it, but it appears he was extremely close.

On our Philly trip we ended up riding with this dude Chris (Hollatchaboy on bmxboard). He kept talking about how he has an awesome roof to hang out on, and it was, in fact, awesome.

East Coast summers are way too humid. A bunch of us spent a Sunday riding around Boston and eventually ended up at the harbor for a bit of chillin. One of the highlights of the East Coast is just riding around the cities. The spots are close enough that you can just roll around, and there is a ton of stuff to see. Weaving through traffic is nice too, and if you have enough people you can go really fast and cars won’t really bother you.

Matt Horak – table. This park is so fun! It’s in Killingly, CT on a tennis court, and you can blast that quarter as high as you want (even those of us who can’t air quarters).

from the comments

Posted in Uncategorized on August 17, 2010 by Aaron

“Well you stole a bunch of chuck norris jokes and replaced him with dom mach… clever. but not nearly as funny as everyone seems to think. I give you a 5/10”

Hilarious. That post still gets some action like a year later. Check out the macneil site for some recent Dom Mach action.