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The Pulsars and Black Marble

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A couple of bands you may or may not have discovered but well worth a few minutes of your auditory attention. First up and now defunct, The Pulsars, a Chicago based sibling duo, Dave and Harry Trumfio have a sound that appeals to our upbeat robot sensibilities. Next up, is Brooklyn, NY’s Black Marble. Their sound sets squarely at the nexus of Joy Division, OMD and early Depeche Mode. Perfect for those darker days heading into the winter months. Listen up after the turn. EPM Tuning In….

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Smart Cops – F’ck Yeah

YouTube Tuesday on Earth Patrol - Smart Cops

First post of 2015 and it’s a YouTube Tuesday on a Monday. Punk rock all the way. Check out the Smart Cops and their musical offering after the turn.

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May the 4th be in Your Shoes

Tony Alva and Steve Van Doren - Vans/Star Wars Collab Promo on Earth Patrol

A wookie on a skateboard. Skate legends in 70’s retro skate garb. Spicoli, Chewbacca, Tony Alva, Jawa, Steve Van Doren, and Storm Troopers on crowd patrol. All of these elements come together in the promo for the latest Vans/Star Wars collaboration. Check it after the turn. EPM “heading into Tosche Station to pick up some power converters” Out!

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Straight Up Ripping

Unheard Invitational II - Bacon Skateboards Video

The second, hopefully annual, Unheard Invitational is in the books. Who won? Everyone that skated and had a great time, that’s who. Need proof? Well, check it out after the turn courtesy of the Bacon crew. EPM “lip sizzlin’ shredding” Out!

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Learn to Skate with Omar at Pier Park

Omar Hassan at Pier Park - Skate Instruction

Talk about your random finds on the inter-webs. It seems there’s a YouTube channel by the name of SportskoolPlus dedicated to …

… fitness, yoga, exercise, sports instruction and coaching.

Who knew? There’s a nice piece on learning to skate featuring Omar Hassan in the mid-bowl at Pier Park. Sure wish they would have opted for the correct spelling when branding their channel though. Check it out after the turn. EPM “Remember kids, stay in school spelling counts” Out!

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Mr. Katen’s Class Rocks

Randy Katen's Generation X - The Interviews on Earth Patrol

Talk about your amazing class photos, check out Mr. Katen’s punks. Not too shabby huh? Wait, there’s more…. You can hear Mr. Katen speak with each and everyone of these punks on Generation X – The Interviews. So what are you waiting for? Click on the banner to head on over to the archives.

Listen to Randy Katen's Generation X - The Interviews on Earth Patrol

Speelies from his Speelycaptor

MC's Video Shorts over at Antigravity Press

Whoseits from his whatsits? Speelies, in this case, are MC’s video shorts and Speelycaptor, is the device he used to capture those videos. Confused? Well, a quick read of Neal Stephenson’s Anathem will help. In the meantime, check out MC’s Backyard Bowl build video short after the turn.

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Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate

Unheard Invitational - May 4th @ 1pm

What has more Schweddy Balls than a McDonalds play structure? Yep, you guessed it, this weekend’s Unheard Invitational Mini-Ramp Contest. Be sure to pack a sack lunch for a guaranteed day of shredding. EPM “no golden tickets for old dudes” Out!

Not Like the Others

Portland Skateparks on Earth Patrol - Courtesy of HooperFly

One of these parks is not like the others. One of these parks is just not the same. Can you guess which one it is? Answer after the turn (hint: look for a skatepark.)

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Tonight: Powell Skatepark Fundraiser

Powell Skatepark Fundraiser Flyer

Head on over to Hopworks Urban Brewery tonight and support of the Powell Blvd. Skatepark. Colin, of Callin’ on Colin fame says

Hopworks is generously donating their space to show off “for sale” Artwork and Photographs by esteemed artists and photographers!

All drinks and food on this day will be profit shared with Skaters for Portland Skateparks to benefit the Powell Blvd. Skatepark project!.

Additionally, we will be having a swap-meet style product sale for new product donated by various sponsors!

See you there!