On Saturday night, Alyasha (Fiberops) invited us down to the Redwood Bar for Bop N Stomp Records’ CD release party. Upon arrival, The Sidewynders were wrecking shop.
DJs Juliancito and Stack Aly DJ’d between bands. Julian, Aly, and Fernando (not pictured) are behind Bop ‘N’ Stomp Records, and their new record’s entitled “SHAKEOUT!,” showcasing their roster of artists including Los Boogie Boys featuring Pachuco Jose, The Bop-Tones, and Atomic Three. I listened to it, oh, about 47 times in a row today.
Lady in red.
I just heard Jon’s chin hit the floor.
In celebration, and anticipation, of the Nike SB BMX Pack, Brooklyn Projects hosted a private party last night with both Nike and Freestylin’ Magazine at the Melrose store.
Dom was like a proud papa last night. I told him it was like watching his entire life come full circle, being how far back his history goes with BMX sport and culture. To now bring it around with a skateboard shoe and oversee the festivities from his shop, it all made perfect sense. Here, pictured with Sandy Bodecker (Nike) and Dave Ortiz (DQM).
Dan the man.
Tony and Erin.
Dirty old men.
Mat Hoffman in the house. Along with every old school BMX legend you can think of.
But out of all the bignames, nothing drew more attention than Dom’s decades-old racing pants. How he still fits in those is a conundrum that boggles the mind.
About 4 years ago, we made this t-shirt called “HIP-HOP IS DEAD” that you’d remember if you’ve stuck with us. Somewhere along the way, I guess it became a pretty popular saying, which is funny because it used to piss a lot of people off. Rap moguls used to diss that tee, now it’s a Nas record.
Anyways, the truth of the matter is that hip-hop music never actually died. After the turn of the millenium, it was just popularized by an onslaught of commercialized, label-driven rappers, that were force-fed through the MTV/radio circuit. But now that the record industry is wheezing, the internet has blown the gates wide open for untapped talent, leveling the playing field so that everyone’s got an equal shot. Like my man C-San here, who dropped off his demo. You can also check out his Myspace page HERE.
Q is Jermaine Dupri’s newest emcee, and is in the middle of filming an MTV reality show. Which means that “Iron Man” Mike and Alex have finally caught their big break.
The girls couldn’t figure out if the mascot for this spot was a fat Mexican man or a wide-eyed Korean (which David ruled logistically impossible). Now that I look at this moment captured in time, I just can’t ignore the uncanny Choe resemblance.
Hey, have you ever watched the 2 seasons of VBS “THUMBS UP!” episodes where Dave and Harry hitchhike to different ends of the country? If not, here’s the first episode from Season 2, where Dave and Harry escape from Tijuana, Mexico en route to “North Pole,” Alaska.