Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Whoa there, champ.
Doing a wallride and seeing that coming out in front of you has gotta suck.
Seeerheeeo Layyooo has an interview up on Etnies. Click "Part 2" in that link for "Part 2". About 48 thousands times better than any other online interview I've read for some, some time. It's amazing how far doing bad interviews can take you in life. Anyway, John Povah actually has some clue what he's talking about and has an interest in the subject, so it's an interview in which you can actually learn something about the other person. Not that I'm saying that standard "Top 5", "Top 3", or generic-sets-of-questions-that-you-ask-every-person style interviews aren't particularly interesting or compelling, but... well actually, I am. They're just not that great. I'm aware for an online interview you're not going to give it your all, but if you aren't, why bother doing it? It makes no sense. At least research the person you're talking about instead of just firing boring, generic questions at them in the hope that they'll provide something interesting? This is a bee I've had in my bonnet for some time, so you're all going to have to deal with me just letting fly there. Again, that's referring to online interviews. Offline dudes (aka "The mags"), top drawer - keep 'em coming. The new Dig, for example, is really good. Just some online dudes... Jeez, I don't understand how they can be that popular... Speaking of Dig, Edwin fragments from when he was 16? Bueno.
Jersey and the pleasantly named Nailz went to Scotchlandshire for a 'wee' holiday, here's a video of what happened all the way up there.
Speaking of holidays, "Yer Man" Jason Phelan went over to Barca with a bunch of dudes from Liverpool. This is what happened:
More BMX >>
Of Montreal. Who the hell wouldn't like Of Montreal? People of questionable taste, that's who. What's not to like about this music? Courtesy of Mutiny.
The intro to SOBP's up too. Been a fan of Ryan Smith's riding since Overexposed, set to a Joy Division song it's pretty much going to be a non-stop cavalcade of things I enjoy.
Eclat have got some things in the pipeline re: their plastic seat/post combo. CLICK MEEE. Do my eyes deceive me, or is that seat further back on the post than it was before? Looks like the seat's pushed back a bit, which is all good in my opinion. Speaking of, that Eclat Gonzo pivotal. Kicked back pivotal seats: More of them, right now, thanks.
Don't think I posted this up, but Sunday posted that Jim C had an interview on Defgrip about Up, Up & Away - here it is. Kinda weird in some parts, didn't really get who/what he seemed to be semi calling out, but there we are. All adds to the mystique and subterfuge. Either way, it doesn't really matter because there's going to be a new Ian Schwartz and Joe Cox section to watch. That's win.
What's not win is what's happened to Dan, who, having made it through Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Borneo and a bunch of other places unscathed managed to get his laptop, mobiles, iPods and some other electrical (Almost said "Electronical", damn you Odyssey!) items. Sour buzz, but life moves on...