Daniel Johnston is a musician, singer, songwriter and a great artist. He is recognized as the "inventor" of the Lo-Fi music wich will influence Nirvana, Sonic Youth and many other great bands. He has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder but it is so moving to see him sing his songs. His lyrics are naives but so deep and true, that makes him one of the most important songwriter in the underground scene. Here is a live of "Life in Vain" first published on his record "FUN" in 1994.
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Last year in September, we had the luck to take part of the Hip Wiggler Invitationnal, organized by James Parry and hosted by Joe Davies in Jersey, UK.
Although waves and weather were less than desirable, we were all so enthusiast to be here that we had a perfect week with huge partys and loads of fun.
"No matter the conditions, no matter the weather, no matter if it's raining, no matter if it's cold, no matter if it's windy, there is always something to go for." We had this afterthought two years ago during a terrible spring. This reflection was more than ever true down there with classics surfboards and friends...
Sir James Parry, Monsieur Joel, we all hope that it could be possible to go once again for such an event!
Here is what we have seen :
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
After the bowl-a-rama, here's an other vision of skateboarding based on creativity and interpretation of cities architecture. "ATOM" is the first episode of Ben Chadourne's independent video project called •SOURCE. It's a 10 minutes skateboard film featuring his crew and wonderful encounters from Paris to Bordeaux and more. Each episode will be coming out every 4 months.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
It has been a long time since Europe has had such a rad skateboard event like this one. Hostilities took place in Spain, close to Bilbao, at the famous "la Kantera" Skatepark and it was all about bowl-riding.
The bowl is deep, rad and not easy to skate for a common skater.
But put the best local in it with some skate legends as Steve Alba, Pat N'goho or Sergie Ventura and the best former skaters such as Raven Tershy, Grant Taylor or Pedro Barros and you will see how simple it can be. It is all about commitment, body placement, line and self-confidence. Easy to watch, not easy to go in and rip it as they did...
Brazilian Felipe Foguinho performs throughout the week-end combining huge ollies and grinds.
This is not NAPOLEON DYNAMITE but Sky Siljeg (US) who literally burnt the whole pool coping with single line. One of the best skaters to watch in the bowl.
Pedro Barros, barely nineteen, wins again with class, speed and fluency. He did nearly everything in the bowl from 540 to huge nosebone to switch grind and so many stuff on the edge. Here was during the warm-up, while the bowl wasn't painted yet.