Keep On Pushin’

I’m ashamed to say this is four months old. Not sure how I missed it but I did, like a big nit-wit. It is a true delight especially for an ageing skateboarder like me who recognises some heroes of his generation like Barbee, Natas, Hensley, Duffy, Dressen, Markovich and Salman Agah.

Just to make this short even f*ckin’ cooler; the narration at the start is Ian MacKaye.

Keep On Pushin’posted on by Dan Morgan in Skateboarding


Departure Delayed

John John and friends, enough said….

Departure Delayedposted on by Rob Bird in Surfing


I was a Skate Rat

Well this about sums it all up….. Super nice vibe.

I was a Skate Ratposted on by Chaz Curry in Skateboarding, This World, Wheels


The Town that Hippies Built

There’s a great new series in the offing from Huck magazine, Huck across America, taking a fresh look at what the American Dream means to those on the fringes.
It starts off in Ward, Colorado: a town that the Hippies built.

The Town that Hippies Builtposted on by Cai Waggett in Film, This World


California Summer

Bit of an old one from RVCA. But it’s of Alex Knost and it’s of California and just guess where I’m heading very soon?

Happy place.

California Summerposted on by Cai Waggett in Surfing


#THERIDGE

The cinematography alone is enough to evoke a puffed-chest out of those with even the most tenuous Celtic lineage. Figure in the frankly mind-bending exploits of Danny MacAskill on the Cuillin Ridgeline in his native Skye, and you have a video that’s undoubtedly going to be in your Facebook feed for weeks.

No question – Danny MacAskill is one spokey-dokey short of a full rainbow set.
Long may this be the case.

#THERIDGEposted on by Cai Waggett in Cycling


Pieta Brown – Paradise Outlaw

Accurately described by more than one critic as “gently intoxicating”, Paradise Outlaw is a lovely bit of folk music. It was self produced and recorded at Justin Vernon’s studio in Wisconsin, with a cast of supporting musicians that include Vernon himself as well as Amos Lee and Brown’s father, Greg Brown.

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Here’s “Flowers of Love” the debut track from the album:

Pieta Brown – Paradise Outlawposted on by Dan Morgan in Music


James Kelly – Burn It Down

Now let it be known I do not like skateboard “longboards”. It irritates me when I see them carried around by their front truck as fashion accessories. It annoys me when I see people scooping them up again and again as they approach curbs. 99% of the time they are the wrong tool for the job, people don’t bomb hills on them to the point that a normal skateboard would speed wobble or feel unstable it is purely a followed trend. BUT in this instance a proper skateboard would not suffice, it would lack the geometry to sustain the velocity this man travels.

Music is “Jim” by Swans from their 2010 album “My Father Will Guide Me Up A Rope To The Sky”.

James Kelly – Burn It Downposted on by Dan Morgan in Skateboarding


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In less than one week, in collaboration with the National Trust, our art & photography exhibition that began as just a concept inspired by the enigmatic illustrated art of Derek Nobbs (and a book about pirates) returns to North Cornwall for a second and final time.

With help & backing from Finisterre, Harbour Brewing Co & Fear Design, The Cruel and Curious Sea exhibitions celebrate the myth, murk and mystery of the Atlantic coastline and tidal waters, and those who interact with it on a regular basis. It’s a tribute to the rarely regarded sea state that is more common than not, but less often found on theĀ  teeming, sun-bleached seaside postcards so common amongst our shoreline shops.

Photographers, illustrators, multimedia creatives, sculptors and ‘assemblage artists’ all feature, with their very own subjective takes upon the theme, which is probably best described here: hickorynines.com/cruelandcurious – there you’ll also find a list of (almost) all of the artists exhibiting.

It’s a little bigger than last year, and this year sees the addition of a Rum & Ale bar, rations of fresh seafood chowder and coffee from Bean Surfing (the rum espresso is my preferred pick-me-up!)

To keep up with all the latest teaser shots from those exhibiting, get onto instagram and search the hashtag #cruelandcurious – alternatively, you can join the Facebook event page, here: facebook.com/cruelandcurious. And below is a little playlist to compliment the event, put together with the help of a few of the exhibitors. Hope you can make it along.

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The Cruel & Curious Sea II
Stowe Barton
North Cornwall, EX23 9JW
26th & 27th September | 5:30pm – 9:30pm

The Cruel and Curious Sea IIposted on by Cai Waggett in Art, Brainfood, Event, Festival, Photo, Surfing, Tattoo


I appreciate this is one Yosemite-based post following another Yosemite-based post… but I just can’t help myself. I’m hooked. And this film looks set to be the Dogtown and Z-Boys of the Yosemite dirtbagger community – it looks utterly unmissable, and I’m not even a climber.
More here: reelrocktour.com

Valley Uprisingposted on by Cai Waggett in Film, Fresh Kicks, This World