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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In the skateboard cartoon annals of the Earth, you will be duly enshrined. What does that mean? It’s a reference to the most prolific skate cartoonist on the planet, MR. AGP himself, Mark Conahan. Head on over to Antigravity Press for a ride on his cartoon slot machine. Each time you click the banner link, you get a random new AGP post, usually a cartoon. Also, check out his Hopeless Old Men on Skateboards books, available in paper back or digital form while on the site. What are you waiting for? Click here for some skate cartoon randomness.
A nice parlay with respect to skateboarding and music, is this week’s YouTube Tuesday featured artist, Boards of Canada. Sometimes you need a bit of space and time to expand your thoughts. BoC provides the perfect foundation for those pre/post skate meditation sessions. So when your done rocking your Canadian maple, roll out the BoC for some R-n-R. Check out the video tunes after the turn.
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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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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!
Creativity and skateboarding seem to go hand-in-hand. Need proof? Check out “A Golden Egg”, the latest video by Jesse James and Chris Atherton. Click on through to the other side for the video along with a link to their interview on Crossfire.
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Guess who has a new album? Yep, it’s true, the “gods” of shoegaze, My Bloody Valentine, recently released MBV. Go snap it up and share it with the ones you love. EPM “still plodding” Out!
Come on over to Extracto Roasters on Saturday afternoon, October 27th from 4-6 p.m., for the closing of the Fernhill Skatepark art benefit. There are still plenty of great photos for purchase and all proceeds go to building another “sick” skatepark here in our fine city. Word has it that the star of GVK will be in attendance along with other skate community folks. Check out the photos on display after the turn. EPM “skate, create, repeat” Out!
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When the going gets tough, well, the tough get going. It’s time to build more skateparks folks and here’s your opportunity to contribute and/or get involved. On Thursday, Oct. 4th, from 6-8pm come check out over 60 images for sale in support of the Fernhill Skatepark at Extracto Coffee House. Don’t fret, if you can’t make the opening, the art will be up all month and available for purchase. A mere $35 per print with all proceeds going directly to making Fernhill skatepark a reality. What a deal. Check out the flyer and all the images available for sale after the turn. EPM “less prisons, more skateparks” Out!
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Sometimes a quadcopter session breaks out at MC’s bowl. That’s exactly what happened earlier this week. Check out MC skating his bowl under heavy skate drone surveillance after the turn. EPM “Marty, where we’re going, we don’t need roads” Out!
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