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I had mentioned Alan Wood‘s upcoming solo show before, but it’s finally upon us. This will mark his first solo show and will take place at 52 McCaul on April 29th. A bit over a week before the Disposable Show. The whole back half of the gallery will feature a ton of new works from Alan. As he takes you through “All Stories In Pictures” never grounding himself in one particular style. 

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Bob Biniak was only 52 years old when he suffered a massive cardiac arrest on Sunday and passed away yesterday morning. He was known by far for being one of the hardest and toughest dudes from the original Zephyr skateboard team. He was also know as an innovator in pool skating and any vertical flat wall. He will to truly missed by his loved ones and everyone he inspired. If you haven’t already seen his childhood friend Glen E. Friedman’s book DOGTOWN – The Legend of the Z-Boys it’s a must see. You won’t be disappointed. 


I came down stairs to a little package. What could it be? Is it? It is! 

A friend of mine and a great human being Rob Dyer from Skate4Cancer has released a Limited Edition Tee in support of his skate across New Zealand & Australia. So of course I had to support him and the cause, and it’s a pretty bad ass graphic as well. I’m also a big fan of his ideology, “We may not raise enough money but we may raise enough people to cure cancer.” No matter what has been put in front of Rob his outlook is the same and he continues to stay positive and push ahead. Please support good people and causes. You can also see his journey so far HERE at his video blog.

It’s been 4 years since he last walked on this earth, but his music will forever live on. Some days it seems as if he’s walking among us. Luckily Ma Dukes has finally gotten control over her son’s Estate. This will help with taking care of his medical bills and such. A special thanks to ?uestlove for hanging on to the domain name for her for so many years. Now everything has been reorganized with a new website, foundation, and all upcoming projects. The first on the list is this Stussy X Stones Throw collabo tee available this Saturday. (Original photo taken by Raph Rashid)

As I sit here listening to some of my favorite records (that just happen to be produced by Yancey) I can’t help but feel happy and saddened at the same time. This was a true genius(exceptional intellectual with a creative power and natural ability) that was taken from us far to early.

This is what I’m listen to at the moment, Phat Kat feat. Elzhi and produced by the man himself. Three tough cats from Detroit. I know this song was slept on and didn’t get a lot of play. Hmm…..maybe that’s the reason why I like it so!? but I can’t get enough.

Phat Kat feat. Elzhi Prod. JDilla

Michael Sterling Eaton is responsible for the new Gil Scott-Heron video as well as a new music project he’s doing with Creative Control. The first single features Mos Def and is looking to be gold. Check it out below.

Michael directed his first film with/for Osiris, this is where he met Jay Adams for the first time and went on to work together. For those of you wondering where the skate & art direction came from. A Visual Sound has a great interview with him about the “Me And The Devil” video.

Gil Scott-Heron has inspired & motivated me a nice deal in the past, and now with his first album in 16 years he’s done it again! I haven’t been able to go more than a couple of days in the last month without watching this video.

His whole career he fought for what he believed in and spread his insights and poetry through his recordings and books. His first album was 15 tracks and recorded at the age of 21. He continued to write and produced albums until 1994. Now at 61 he gives us “I’m New Here” 15 tracks just like his first. Stating that he’s come full circle to be new here again. 

Skaters in this video, Jon Lodge (Certified Skateboards),David “50″ Brown (Zoo York), Jamel Marshall (Certified skateboards), Darryl Westly (Certified), Larry Schmidt (Autobahn wheels)

  

This is how I’m feeling! Haha’ What a great track!!

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