Monday, February 28, 2011

Blevins is gone........

but before he left Ari had to get one more hammer for Greetings 2.

Waiting for Superman

I just finished watching a documentary called Waiting for Superman. The movie is about the schools in America. It's sad at some parts, and sorta hopeful at others. Teachers are some of the most important people that we ever come across in our lives, and all of us who grew up with the ability to go to school are lucky. Unfortunately, not all schools and teachers are good at what they're hired to do. I'd like to think that if being a teacher was a high paying job that more people would want to become teachers and then there would be more competition and higher standards for what teachers are responsible for doing. Making teachers more accountable for earning their high salaries would improve the quality of the education that kids receive. I don't know enough about the situation to back up what I'm saying, but it's just a thought.

What do you teacher types think? (charlie, jamie, etc............)

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday, February 25, 2011

Boards for CARE Partnership

Pretty stoked! I got some boards together for the kids at the CARE Partnership in Mesa. I hope they're psyched. Hopefully soon I'll have some pictures of the kids goofing off with the skateboards, or maybe they'll just stare at me blankly, either way, I'm psyched. Thanks to all the parents and kids at my work who donated their old parts.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Over and Out

My good friend Brad has a new zine out called Over and Out. Skateboarding, photography, interviews with train hoppers and photograph mailers! buy it here

Monday, February 14, 2011

Greetings two

Filming has begun for Greeting from Arizona 2!

Saturday, February 12, 2011


I think it's interesting that no matter who we are, what we do, how much money we have, (or don't have), etc etc. We are slaves to nature. Everyone has to sleep.

Look who's in town!

Captain Matt Blevins is on deck! Now who am I going to talk to online every night?

essential Venezia's session

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Bobby Marksteiner falls for Arizona

Bobby is the best. He skates harder than anyone despite the 70%-80% chance that he's going to eat shit. I applaud and commend him for his efforts with this new video from his visit to Arizona.

Pretty, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty good.

My new best friend Michael Worful posted part one of his and Bobby's trip to Arizona this weekend. I can't express enough how much fun those two dudes are to hang out with. I hope that this was the first of many, many trips to AZ for those guys. See the rest of the photos here!


I've been posting up my favorite songs here for the past couple weeks.

Buzzy's been copying me here.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Are they or aren't they......?

Bye Bye Bobby and Worful. Thanks for the laughs.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Bobby Marksteiner

Bobby Marksteiner is here from St. Louis. More to come from his weekend in the sun.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Perfect day....

to get my car broken into. I hope that whoever stole my skateboard lands primo on their spine!

To celebrate my first time ever having my car broken into and my first time ever having my board stolen, we hiked Camelback Mountain again.
While I was watching a police officer dust my car for prints, my Illinois friends and family were being covered by a record breaking snow storms.

Here's the view out of the window at Yeah from Steve
snow day
my sister sent me this picture of the view out of my old bedroom window
POB sent me this joint. Looks like fun.

Alex Cohen

I don't specifically remember meeting Alex, but I recently got to spend some time hanging out with him and skating with him when he was visiting Arizona this past December. I sorta consider that to be when I met him because it was my first experience hanging out and having any real conversation with him. He is definitely an good person to be around. Seems to be pretty positive and happy most of the time. I was psyched on his wanting to be outside all day while he was here, taking advantage of our amazing weather and reminding me that I too should be outside enjoying the amazing climate that I live in an have already started to take for granted. As well as being a spreader of positivity, he's also makes cool arts. At any given night at Tempe park you might see one of his colorfully painted shirts warming the shoulders of one of his fans.

Name: Alex Cohen
Top 3 favorite cities: new york, san francisco, seattle, chicago
Top 3 skateboarders:david gravette, mark gonzales, grant taylor
Top 3 skateboarders that you know personally: scott gall, zandoydle roth, ryan lay, alot of that dry bones crap
When was your prime? right now shits blowing up
5 good bands: pablo picasso, basquiat, matisse cezanne daniel johnston
5 good songs: zandy be raw, jay z b kewl, lauryn hill got skillz, nas flowing
5 tricks that you can’t do: well 5 trix that i kan do are front disaster, front 5-0, front tail, kf, and wallride
Spirit animal: BUSTER BEAR
5 good books: shit i dont read but i really enjoy art books
What’s the worst? the worst is the winter
What’s the best? the best is the summer bike rides on the lake at nyte
3 good non skateboarders: mary jean alberto aguilar parents
What do you like to do outside of skateboarding? paint things make things bike rides
What is your prized possession? buster bear
What will end the world? dry bones nation

I got this picture of the painting he did in the bathroom of Yeah boardshop from his blog, 46290