Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Neil Young Warehouse Fire

When we lived in Half Moon Bay Neil Young was just sometimes part of the landscape. Neil's connection with the San Mateo coast and Half Moon Bay is clear in his play Greendale. That whole play was a take on being a coast-sider in a small, northern CA town. I was a major Neil fan long before we ended up in that part of the country. In some kind of child-like way I always felt privileged knowing one of my heroes shared the same beaches, trails and open space that I felt so connected to. A lot of my teenage years were spent huddled over my Neil records and my guitar. He's got one of the best acoustic styles of playing that lends itself well to beginning guitarists (still does to this day).

Here's some sad news I saw today about a fire in one of Neil's warehouses in San Carlos, CA. Apparently they were able to save 60% of the items but loses included guitars, recordings, cars, equipment:

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Spooky Montage: Halloween Ramp Jam 2010 - Newport, KY

Tons of skaters showed up for the Halloween Ramp Jam under the 471 Bridge. The young dudes resurfaced some of the worn mini and added a vert tombstone just to stay in season.

This is a chronological montage of the night with no soundtrack. Just sights and sounds from the deck. Things got crazier as the night progressed. Hope you enjoy the edit. This is what skating is all about.

Thanks Andrew/Galaxie Skate Shop and all the Newport guys who helped make this happen.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Big Drop Under The 471 Bridge

The 2010 Halloween Ramp Jam under the 471 bridge in Newport was a blast. Most of the young, local skaters organized this event and spent a few days before re-surfacing part of the mini-ramp. There is a bunch of footage coming. In the meantime check out Jap dropping in from the top of the tombstone:

Here's what's going on...Please check here before calling ;)