Saturday, June 05, 2010

Pomegranate procrastination.

Well, I'm waiting for my friends to show up so we can go ride, so in the mean time apart from trying to work out what made me think buying a box of pomegranate arils would be a good idea, I might as well make mention of rad stuff I saw this week...

Tony Neyer who, according to Streetphire did a trick that was best described as 'naughty' on one of the most legit and indeed famous rails in Newcastle on Ride To Glory, now has a video up on ESPN featuring some ridiculousness. As a little warning, this video features an un-muteable gash pre-load video for Realplayer (the poor man's VLC (which says a lot bearing in mind VLC is free and Realplayer isn't)), so if - like me - you were trying to watch this at work and suddenly had some annoying American voice-over blaring out of your speakers, you might want to hit mute first.

The new Props is out soon (if not now?), and features some cool stuff. I wonder if they've started making Bios actually be biographical in any way now, instead of just a riding section? I guess it makes them sound more legit, but still, it'd be good to have a bit more depth to them. Did they lose the license for the Props song too?

Jared Chilko's videos were, to me at least, the sort of BMX video equivalent of warm milk. Sort of bland, but sort of relaxing at the same time. They seem to have gone down the route of pretty much every Chase Hawk video since Chill Bro now and feature some 'heavier' music (Which is definitely a good thing, in so much as I haven't seen a Chase Hawk video I haven't liked in... well... forever (see also: Mike Miller) and a bit less artfag-ness. I thought Vimeo had crashed at the ending, but apparently that was the banger, and that was the outro. Strange.

Lastly, 'cos I'd got it on my 'to watch list' but only just got round to doing so, a Gatorade - Go All Day edit that I thought was going to turn into a Cocaine - Go All Night edit when it hit the party scene. Pretty cool edit in fairness, gotta be hard having to make videos to impress suits whilst still being liked by 'normal' riders. Nigel Sylvester gets it done anyway.

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