Alex mf MFDavis.

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Reblogged from dialoghost, 7,501 notes, August 29, 2014

jeremymlange:

For the last few years, a group of friends and I have been working to get a free, public concrete skatepark built in Pittsboro, NC. We have raised money through hook and crook, fundraisers of all types, community events, etc. etc. etc. Due to those efforts, the town has given us land, but we have to raise the cash to build the park. Progress has been made.
Tonight, we will hold another fundraiser at the art gallery owned by my wife. 6 months ago, we bought 50 blank skateboards, sent them out to 50 artists, local and national, who were willing to donate their time and skill to help us get this park built. The boards will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the park fund. 
As an added bonus, The Mountain Goats, aka John Darnielle (pictured above), will play a short set to help us get people in the door and eyes on the boards. 
All details here
See most of the boards here
I cannot thank John, and all those who have helped us in any way enough for their efforts to see this through. After 25 years skateboarding, it still blows my mind to see what a group of like minded individuals can get done when they put their minds to it. We have always fought for a common goal and even now when skateboarding has grown to proportions beyond belief, those who have made it a true part of their life know that it is only through hard work and community effort that things get done.
Thank you, hope to see you all tonight.

jeremymlange:

For the last few years, a group of friends and I have been working to get a free, public concrete skatepark built in Pittsboro, NC. We have raised money through hook and crook, fundraisers of all types, community events, etc. etc. etc. Due to those efforts, the town has given us land, but we have to raise the cash to build the park. Progress has been made.

Tonight, we will hold another fundraiser at the art gallery owned by my wife. 6 months ago, we bought 50 blank skateboards, sent them out to 50 artists, local and national, who were willing to donate their time and skill to help us get this park built. The boards will be auctioned off, with all proceeds going to the park fund. 

As an added bonus, The Mountain Goats, aka John Darnielle (pictured above), will play a short set to help us get people in the door and eyes on the boards. 

All details here

See most of the boards here

I cannot thank John, and all those who have helped us in any way enough for their efforts to see this through. After 25 years skateboarding, it still blows my mind to see what a group of like minded individuals can get done when they put their minds to it. We have always fought for a common goal and even now when skateboarding has grown to proportions beyond belief, those who have made it a true part of their life know that it is only through hard work and community effort that things get done.

Thank you, hope to see you all tonight.

Reblogged from jeremymlange, 179 notes, August 29, 2014

"Jim Tumey is just like any other skateboarder. He wakes up every morning at his boyfriend’s apartment, dresses up nice to go sell real estate in Detroit, and then in the evenings when he’s not out skating or working on a video project, he spends his time running and keeping up an art gallery/movie theater/skatepark he and his friends built out of a 100-year-old house."

Matt Price, priceyhot, doing his incredibly valuable thing at The Mag.

7 notes, August 28, 2014

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

SUMMER OF DEAD 2014: Scarlet Begonias, 1974

…When Mickey Hart returned to full-time duty in ‘76, the song’s percussion part grew swollen with thumpery, and “Scarlet Begonias” began its long slow-motion monster movie transfiguration, the jam soon only capable of one inevitable destination. Even throughout the stunning takes of “Scarlet Begonias” during 1977, one hears the high-strung chat-chat-chattering of the cowbell, like the pulse of a Hawaiian-shirted alien creature trying to push its way out of the song’s shell. Fuck that.
Jesse Jarnow / @bourgwick

I’ll take it. 

doomandgloomfromthetomb:

SUMMER OF DEAD 2014: Scarlet Begonias, 1974

…When Mickey Hart returned to full-time duty in ‘76, the song’s percussion part grew swollen with thumpery, and “Scarlet Begonias” began its long slow-motion monster movie transfiguration, the jam soon only capable of one inevitable destination. Even throughout the stunning takes of “Scarlet Begonias” during 1977, one hears the high-strung chat-chat-chattering of the cowbell, like the pulse of a Hawaiian-shirted alien creature trying to push its way out of the song’s shell. Fuck that.

Jesse Jarnow / @bourgwick

I’ll take it. 

Reblogged from doomandgloomfromthetomb, 49 notes, August 27, 2014

Well.

Well.

Reblogged from scorpiondagger, 1,415 notes, August 26, 2014

Over at the Mag, the good mostlyskateboarding gives a little attention to this Drew Etzkorn mini-masterpiece, featuring your unfavorite Losers.

1,000 skateboarding competition points go to Randy for the wallie nose blunt at 9:30. 1,000 more for all of Preston’s work immediately thereafter.

57 notes, August 26, 2014

I will not be returning to Ferguson

getradified:

Fuck this, of course.

Fuck, additionally, all the trickle-down “opportunities” that a crisis like this one creates.

Read the  St. Louis Post-Dispatch, put together by incredibly hard-working and underpaid professionals who live and breathe and understand the community.

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Reblogged from getradified, 2,019 notes, August 21, 2014

I turn 36 today. This song is perfect. 

5 notes, August 19, 2014

timmjohnsonphoto:

do some dishes when you crash on someones couch 

Proper etiquette.

timmjohnsonphoto:

do some dishes when you crash on someones couch 

Proper etiquette.

Reblogged from timmjohnsonphoto, 19 notes, August 14, 2014

2 notes, August 14, 2014

A quick primer on Ferguson, “St. Louis,” and St. Louis County

dcwoodruff:

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Over the past few days I’ve seen a lot of confusion about the geography and municipal structure of Ferguson and St. Louis, so I just want to offer a quick rundown of the region and make some distinctions that often elude not only national media but frankly many St. Louis residents as well. This isn’t just me being pedantic; if you want a full understanding of the insanity going on in Ferguson this week, you need to understand the deep roots of St. Louis’ regional dysfunction.

The St. Louis metro area has a strange, flukish governmental framework that dates back to 1876, when St. Louis City made the monumentally shortsighted decision to separate itself from surrounding St. Louis County. When the city needed to expand westward in the ensuing decades, it had nowhere to go, and gradually the region’s political and economic center of gravity shifted to the County. Today, the City and the County cooperate on some regional bodies but municipal codes, public finances, and most services (police, fire, courts, public works) are divided along the City-County line.

But this is only half of the reason why “St. Louis”—i.e., the metro area—is so dysfunctional. The other is that St. Louis County is itself further balkanized into no less than 91 independent municipalities, 74 of which maintain their own municipal police departments—most of which, like Ferguson’s, are small and suffer from a lack of oversight. These 74 separate departments, plus the much larger St. Louis County Police Department, serve a relatively small suburban area that—even in other fragmented metro areas like Dallas-Ft. Worth—would (and should) be served by no more than three or four departments.

When you understand this insane fragmentation, and understand that the police response in Ferguson is being “coordinated” by St. Louis County Police in conjunction with dozens of other smaller independent municipal departments, tweets like these begin to make more sense:

Importantly, this does not downplay the very real racial component at play in the St. Louis County Police Department’s unbelievably heavy-handed response to the protests in Ferguson—in fact, the region’s racial tensions and its governmental fragmentation are inextricably linked to one another, since efforts at reunification or consolidation often run into opposition from white suburbs that want to remain separate from predominantly black municipalities like Ferguson.

There are pretty obviously a lot of holes and weak points in the national coverage of what’s happening in St. Louis right now. Chase Woodruff has done a very good job, here, eliminating a big one.

Reblogged from dcwoodruff, 44 notes, August 14, 2014

It’s been a good summer. Not so hot. Collarbone is all better and the knees are feeling pretty alright. Thanks to pals for being pals.

7 notes, August 12, 2014

northemerican:

Tom Penny 411VM #30

Genius. The difference is, what. Nothing.

Reblogged from streetpiracy, 927 notes, August 11, 2014

"It is an appalling way to conduct a society, yes, but I suddenly feel a vague pity for all those writers who have to ply their trade from sleepy American suburbs, writing divorce scenes symbolized by the very slow washing of dishes. Had John Updike been African, he would have won the Nobel Prize twenty years ago. I feel sure that his material hobbled him."

The above is Teju Cole in Every Day is for the Thief.

These photos are from a northern suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, yesterday.

There are no more excuses, American writers of fiction and poetry.

Kristin’s joke line in her perfect mockery of an internet poem — “i worry i’m too special to love” — is the best, most succinct indictment I’ve seen.

You are a flower. You are a snowflake. You are proof of god’s own poetry. But holy shit, look around you. 

9 notes, August 11, 2014

bootaaay asked: You against GMO...?

olsonstuff:

I don’t know what GMO stands for?

Goddammit.

Reblogged from olsonstuff, 9 notes, August 11, 2014