Monthly Archive for September, 2010

Bathing in the Afterglow

Cold War Skateboards 2010 Board Release Party

It’s a Cold War Skateboards deck release party and you are invited. After a bit of a wood supply dry spell, the boys at Cold War are back in business and primed to unleash their latest load of products. Check out all the details on the flier after the turn. EPM “we have liftoff” Out!

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The Futureheads at Doug Fir

The Futureheads on Earth Patrol

Imagine the Jam and Gang of Four had a love child, that child would be the Futureheads. Guess what? They are playing this Thursday night, September 30th at the Doug Fir Lounge. It’s a mere $12 for a ticket at the door. Now that’s econo. So treat yourself and head out for a fun night of good music. You deserve it. Sample a bit of the Futureheads in action after the turn. EPM “give me Man Ray” Out!

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Grind It Up!

Monday Cover Vol. 4 Issue 46 - Michael OFriel

If ever there’s a role for a young skateboarding Joaquin Phoenix, this week’s Monday Cover skater, Michael O’Friel just might fit the bill. Here he is styling a frontside nose grind at the West Linn stop of the 2010 Oregon Trifecta. Michael is another benefactor of great Northwest concrete and he takes full advantage. Check out Michael copping some serious “shred-itude” after the turn.

Congratulations Michael!

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Deranged Diction on Generation X

Deranged Diction Interview on Randy Katen's Generation X

Are you stuck inside looking for something to occupy your time? Well, how about this week’s installment of Generation X – The Interviews, here on Earth Patrol. Randy caught up with Missoula, Montana’s seminal punk rockers, Deranged Diction. Hear what Sergio Avenia, Jeff Ament, Rod Moody and Bruce Fairweather have to say about their punk rock beginnings in big sky country along with some bonus Deranged Diction videos after the turn. EPM “skateboarding and punk rock leads the way” Out!

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Euro Skate Masters & Empire Skate Building – 1989

Yuri's 80's Re-vert Fantasy Skate - England 1989

Yuri has gone international on this week’s installment of Yuri’s 80’s Re-Vert Fantasy Skate. The year is 1989 and skateboarding is alive and well in England. Check out some classic vert ramp skating along with a little street shredding for good measure after the turn. EPM “along with MC Bill Danforth” Out!

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Arcade Fire Perfect for Fall

Arcade Fire on Earth Patrol

The autumnal equinox quickly approaches and with it more opportunity for indoor activities due to inclement weather and decreasing daylight periods. So with that in mind, we started to poke around the music bins for some season appropriate music and what did we find? If you guessed Arcade Fire, give yourself a point for reading the title prior to reading the post. Now grab that flannel plaid shirt, the hat with the ear flaps and settle in for some Arcade Fire after the turn.

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Sky Has No Limit

Monday Cover Vol. 4 Issue 45 - Sky Siljeg

The Northwest is chock full of skate talent and this week’s Monday Cover skater, Sky Siljeg, is at the forefront. Here he is “styling out” a frontside air during the West Linn stop of the 2010 Oregon Trifecta. Weaned on some of the best concrete parks on the planet, Sky’s skating is saturated with soul. Check out more pics of Sky doing what he does best after the turn.

Congratulations Sky!

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Sonny Vincent on Generation X

Sonny Vincent on Randy Katen's Generation X

Testors, testors, 1,2,3, testors. It’s time again for Randy Katen’s Generation X live on KBGA FM Missoula. This week’s guest is founding member, guitarist and vocalist of NYC’s legendary punk band the Testors, Sonny Vincent. Be sure to click on the link below when the time is right. EPM “bad attitude” Out!

Live Show: (interview with Sonny Vincent)

Power Rider Wheels Premier and Benefit

Power Rider Wheels Video Premier - Plug In Tune Out Vol. #1

All right Portland skate community, it’s time to rally. Tonight, Saturday September 18th @ 9 pm, head on over to the A&L Sports Bar at 60th and Glisan for the Power Rider Video Premier “Plug In Tune Out Vol. #1”. A mere $5.00 gets you in the door and all proceeds go to helping Mark Scott and family rebuild the barn. Check out the video trailer after the turn. See you there. EPM “support your local skater” Out!

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Skate Recon

Skate Recon around Portland on Earth Patrol

Technology is your friend when it comes to finding skate terrain. The recently improved Google Maps satellite imagery is amazing to say the least and we used it to pick out some of the local skate spots around Portland. Combine this technology with a real estate search engine like Zillo and you have the perfect tools for finding those elusive backyard skate havens. Check out our aerial survey after the turn that includes the first five of the proposed nineteen Portland skate parks along with a few bonus spots. EPM “Orwellian Skatetopia” Out!

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