"The Exploratorium is a San Francisco landmark museum where science and art are examined in a hands-on way. On April 7th, next week Thursday, they will be hosting a night-time event about skateboarding. Deluxe team riders will be doing a demo on a mini ramp while Paul Schmitt and Exploratorium scientist Paul Doherty talk about the physics behind it. The Exploratorium folks invited me to give a presentation on historical and social aspects of skateboarding culture, and how skateboarding has changed the urban landscape of San Francisco, so I’ll be doing a 30 minute talk on that, with slides and such. It’s part of their "After Dark" series, so it’s 18+ with a bar. If you’re in the SF area it should be pretty cool…" - mark whiteley.
whoa, stoked 4 this!!! goinggggg fosho. anyone tryna perk it up & get some skate knowledge wit me?
It is not often that we get to play at a cemetery, and it is not often that we have a new album coming out. Very soon, though, those things will be happening within a couple of days of each other. So we decided to do something to mark the events.
At the aforementioned cemetery (the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles) on April 23rd, there will be a sort of art installation for our new album (which is called “Take Care, Take Care, Take Care” and which comes out on April 18th in the UK, April 25th in Europe, and April 26th in the US and Canada).
The event will be called “Taking Care: 6 Visual Interpretations,” and that is indeed pretty much what it sounds like—at six different locations around the cemetery, there will be a station that includes speakers playing one of the new songs from the new album, along with a work of art that was inspired by that particular song. Each piece of art was done by a different artist in the medium of their choice.
The event starts at 8:00 PM, and the cemetery closes at 11:00 PM (so you can come at any time during those hours). Admission is free if you RSVP, which you can do so here.
Here are the artists’ names and the track name for which they did artwork:
Last Known Surroundings — Matthew Lessner
Human Qualities — James Fields
Trembling Hands — Matt Amato
Be Comfortable, Creature — Jesse Fleming
Postcard from 1952 — Chris Lipomi
Let Me Back In — Alexis Disselkoen
We are pretty excited about the whole thing.
We will be leaving in a few days to start playing some shows again. It has been too long, and we hope to see a lot of you out there.
Hey, so i haven't touched a skateboard in a couple of years and i've never really learnt to skate just followed the scene, i have a decent set-up etc. but now i've promised myself i'll actually learn to skate and fucking get on with it. But i'm 19 now and have no real clue how you go about learning if you get me...
Basically, how would you go about it if you had to start from scratch?
sick dude, glad ya gettin back on yer board. about learning, i sorta learned the hard way. at first, i didn’t have anyone to skate with until my brothers & cousins started skating with me. so i didn’t really know people that skated already so they could help me out. i also didn’t read any skate mags or watched videos until way later. there also wasn’t youtube at the time. later when the first tony hawk game came out, i would ollie hella times just to see how to do it & maybe learn off that.. but anyways, yeah i’ve always just skated around didn’t really know what kinda tricks were out or whatever but eventually i knew i wanted to learn ollies & shit. internet at the time was all right & there weren’t many resources but i was able to find written trick tips on ollies & kickflips. sorta hard to follow but that’s what i tried to learn ever since then. i basically had 2 teach myself to skate at first.
but yeah, there’s hella shit online now. i’d say check out some videos, see how they position their feet & shit; the overall movement on how to do a trick. there’s also trick tip videos all over that help. learn yer ollies first & then see what other tricks ya wanna try. keep practicing. there’s a shitload of trial & error involved. but the best way i’d say is to hook up with other skater budz & just skate around. i feel that was the best way to learn, just skating with yer friends seeing the different tricks & styles. ask ‘em how do ya do this? i’m always down to give a few pointers 2 my buddies. & don’t b worried at first, everyone has to start somewhere. most people are just stoked ya wanna learn 2 skate, i know i get stoked on it.
sorry 4 such a long post, i dunno if i really answered. hopefully it helps tho. everything will pick up eventually. keep skating. have fun!