Thursday, December 27, 2007

Wicksteed Bank Convention....more pictures....i found a few photos i took at the legendary Bank Convention and the rest of the pages from Skateboard! That issue of Skateboard! basically covered all the spots i skated during that time, Wicksteed and Market Harborough...
I was taking a few snaps that were far from mag i got this shot of Mac while Skateboard! got the pictures in the article...then again i got to be in the picture aswell as taking my own...right side of Dosset's knee pad with the dodgy helmet...and the legendary Rowell Mutie T, just waiting for Jess to do a re-run on the shirts. Iknow i posted these scans a couple of weeks ago but anyway....

Friday, December 21, 2007

Nerves in Leicester......

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Again i have a mountain of tapes to filter through and make something of......Stoo met me at a service station near Leicester a couple of months ago and gave me a ton of tapes to mess around with. Stuff he had filmed at Radlands and Leicester and a contest at this stuff is pretty old.
I'm going to try and get a few clips together from all my tapes and the rest of Stoo's stuff and make some elongated compilation of stuff....some old and some newer....a sketchbook of my skating experiences around the uk and other places....another ongoing project which will be ongoing for sometime as Ione is now 3 months old and getting more demanding.....she is getting into everything....books, music, socialising, travel, laughing, sleep, food and everything else......104 days old today so here's some pictures of the first 104 days......


Sunday, December 16, 2007

Rollapaluza...and the London Fixed gear and single speed forum roller race.......

Rollapaluza...London fixed gear and single speed forum roller race....
The battle of the Fakengers and a sprinkling of messengers took place at the Waterloo action centre last night and an amazing event it was too.
I played a few tunes before the Deadley Treadleys played their last gig under that name.....
There was a mad mix of music but i really liked the first guys....teenslain i believe...some cool garage hits..
The living Graham Bond stood out for his epic enthusiasm....
Some footage from the race

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Friday, December 14, 2007

Hosoi documentary...........torrent can be downloaded here
And here is Hosoi on the cover of RAD issue 60 which as i keep saying was saved from the jaws of destruction at Ketterin tip a few weeks ago.......

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

save harrow skatepark
save harrow skatepark

I recently got hold of a binder full of RAD magazines that Len's Mum found on Kettering tip, it got me thinking and a plan was formed to get together all the copies of RAD, Skateboard! and SK8 Action i could find....i already had a good few of them before the Kettering files came to light, the one i really wanted though eluded me....i had it once but i gave it to Skateboard Phil in Leicester a couple of years was the issue of Skateboard! which he himself had two pages, a layback on Harborough wall as it used to be and a frontside rock on the block that Giles built....not only this but a big section of Wicksteed Park report/bank convention review....Phil had my copy and i needed another to replace it, ebay might have the answer i thought...i couldn't remember the issue i needed but it must be out there somewhere and guess what, i found it first on the images for a life sized facsimilie of the pages.......found in a collection of 20 80's skate mags i collected from my ebay seller in Brighton yesterday.....nice!!!
Talking about old skateparks, Harrow seems like it's in a bit of trouble at the moment...sign the petition to try and save one of Britains few remaining original 70's concrete parks.........
Click here to save Harrow Skatepark from demolition......don't let it go the way of Wicksteed and Knebworth and all the rest!!!

Ben wearing the Mutie shirt Jess designed and printed....

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Mike took this pole from EC1 to Waterloo yesterday...he made it after 2 punctures and a near miss on Blackfriars Bridge...

Monday, December 03, 2007

This amazing collection of Rad magazines found it's way to me from it's sorry resting place in Kettering tip where it lay abandoned until it was rescued by Len's mum...thanks Len!!!!

  • Latest post from Greg in S.F.

  • Bill's homage to Marco

    My homage to Marco!!!
    .....and Crass were actually more than just a band as we all know;
  • Saturday, December 01, 2007

    Something i found on Youtube...a "documentary" about postcard punks in London made by some cheesy Australian film maker...pretty funny.

  • Another beautiful testament to Lance Hahn's effect on those he met........