Jan 31, 2010

DREAM SESH


Wish I was there right now

Jan 29, 2010

BUMMED...


A few months left before I can ride again. So bummed ...

Jan 28, 2010

FRENCH TOUCH...






Françoise Hardy got style for miles...

Jan 27, 2010

EAR CANDY...



Cool cover from former Edingburgh - UK's Rezillo's . Great punk band !

Jan 26, 2010

INDY / ROLLINS


I prefer the pre-Rollins era of Blag Flag but still think it's a damn cool ad from Indy back in the early eighties...

Jan 25, 2010

OL' JOHNNY






Sometimes I wonder wether I should be proud or embarassed about Johnny Halliday being Belgian. Or should we just leave him to the French ?
Same guy, different times...

Jan 24, 2010

TIGER CUBBY


What a great shot !

Jan 22, 2010

SURGERY : OVER AND OUT



Like I said a few days ago I had to get my shoulder fixed. Here's a little taste of what the scar looks like. And that shit in the bottle kept leaking out of the wound. Tasty !

SALTON SEA R.I.P.



Today I read the sad news about Salton Sea pool being destroyed. The pool was perfect and I am glad I took a 9 hour roundtrip with my friend Hessu a few years back to have couple runs in the baking sun. The heat (and smell) were unbearable for our white Euro skins but the perfection of the spot made us forget about the small discomfort.
You will be missed Salton Sea!

Jan 18, 2010

SONDIKA PARK



Skated this new park today right next to the Airport in Bilbao, Spain. Last session before my shoulder surgery tomorrow. It feels like I'm going to jail for a while...

Jan 16, 2010

BILT VERY WELL



Finally got a decent helmet today. Biltwell rocks! Ain't DOT but approved by my daughter... Works for me.

Jan 13, 2010

SUNDAY AT THE GARAGE


new headlight on my bike. I'll be looking at the bike for a while . I'll be out 'cause of shoulder surgery!

Jan 10, 2010

BANDS TO DRINK BY...


Great bands that make you wanna kill a keg :

1) The pissdrunks
2) The Barfeeders
3) Peter and the test tube babies
4) Murder city wrecks
5) Blanks 77
6) Limecell
7) Fear
8) Gang green
9) Bottom feeders
10) The randumbs

Jan 7, 2010

ROMAN FIND



As any skater above 30 something I am quite nostalgic about the golden age of skateboarding , the 80's ! Don't get me wrong , I think skateboarding is still amazing but I just think those days had it all. If you were a skater then, it just felt more like being part of something underground, something "normal" people wouldn't really understand. I don't think that's the case anymore today with the mainstream direction skateboarding has taken.
Anyway, enough of the bitter old man talk. I was in Rome, Italy with my wife on the last day of 2009 walking around when all of sudden something caught my eye in the middle of a puddle of water. There was what looked like an 80's board upside down in dirty water in the middle of the Forum Romanum, the epicenter of the old Roman empire. Thought it would be a cheap chinese board but had to have a look anyway. When I turned the board around, I couldn't believe I was holding a Santa Cruz - Corey O'brien pro model !!! I hid the board and came back later that night (drunk). It was still there and I took it home to clean it and hang it on the wall.
It happens that this is one of my all time favourite graphics which I never owned! Stoked !
"I might be an adult, I'm a minor at heart" like some minor HC band once said...