Thursday, February 4, 2010

Get it while you can! Ain't you heard? White Death's a comin'!

I knew today was going to be the last day to get some skating and filming in before White Death hits the tri-state area. Oh, it's comin'. And it will leave a wrath of moisture rendering any outdoor skating surface unrideable for at least five to ten days. That's a big deal, people. The good news is that there will be plenty of time for music.

The video edit below would never have been possible without a stranger named Greg Maloney. Greg works at Parkside Church right next to the skate park on Salem Rd. He saw my video camera and brand new fisheye lens fall off the back of my bumper as I left the park yesterday. After searching endlessly up and down Salem and calling the cops I pretty much gave up.

Now, I'm not a bible thumper but I do believe in God. Something in the back of my mind the next morning told me, "You have to check the church." Greg has worked at Parkside for 15 years and he had the biggest smile on his face when he saw me pull up the next day. He yelled, "You lost your camera, didn't you?" Man, that dude is alright. If you ever lose anything I hope you have an angel like Greg looking over you. So, here's a shout out to Greg and Parkside Christian church on Salem Rd. Get on in and get your Jesus on!

The short edit below features another Beech Acres ripper named Nik Smith. Nik's got great style. Very steezy. Charger. Poor guy said he's never seen any footage of himself. That's not right. Now it's fixed. I hope you enjoy this edit with music by Xavier Rudd - Messages.

Remember that the real gifts in life are not things at all. The real gifts exist in our experiences with those we love, those we befriend and those moments within the nature surrounding us. Well, at least in my opinion.

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