Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

TV Show? (Good Times Roll)!!!


Bikes and skateboards in the same show? Seems like grounds for a rivalry. But, from the looks of it, it's all in good fun. Turns out Patrick Melcher and his homey, BMX biker Jon Peacy, have orchestrated a whole show, titled "Good Times Roll," wherein they'll travel to different cities and states and skate the spots with the help of locals. Although I'm not much of a bike enthusiast, and a rivalry exists, no doubt, they are one of the most legit when it comes to looking past the four wheels of a skateboard. The fact that Bart Jones is in the trailer, doesn't hurt, either.

Good Times Roll from 2HeadedHorse on Vimeo.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

callum's trip to NYC

Heart Stoppers from sam on Vimeo.

Peacy dishes the info on our new TV show

in an interview with my main man (pro BMXer)Jon Peacy tells ESPN a bit about our new project:

"The big project I have in the works is a reality TV series along with pro skater Patrick Melcher as my counterpart. The show's working title is The Good Times Roll With Melch And Peacy, and it's an onslaught of major cities countrywide charging with a van of bikers, their videographer and photographer, a van of skaters, their videographer and photographer, and the deranged, habitual obsession to kill spots! It's going to be a 12 episode series with new riders for each metropolis totalling 60 riders in all. It will be popping on the screens early 2010 and it's gonna get WAY ridiculous!"-Peacy
To read a bunch more about the BMX respect for skateboarding and takes on shredding the world: CLICK HERE

What do Mike V and Miley Cyrus have in common?

What do Mike V and Miley Cyrus have in common?

They're both featured in the latest issue of Seventeen magazine.

Skatebook Quarterly has been recently profiled by the teeny Bopper mag as a "What's-hot" now publication.

I always knew skatebook was rad, now , finally, validation.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday Party!!!!

Alllright, It's true,
I dislocated my elbow (severely) a month and a half ago , and the hospital bills are now pouring in.
Although my insurance is (kindly) paying for half of the procedures, There is still a substantial outstanding bill.
I broke my elbow while in production for a new (top secret TV show) being produced by 2 headed horse.
Yes, the show will be radder than rad. If you like fast action and mucho passion, then it's right up your alley.
2 Headed Horse is throwing a party in order help pay for medical stuff, and just to throw a party.
It's this Friday 11/20/09
2 Headed Horse's official Patrick Melcher dislocated elbow fundraiser is this Friday November 20, 2009 - Help us raise $2000 to pay for Melcher's hospital bill. Local bands will throw down:
Allah Las,
and Los Deans.
I will spin records - yep, real vinyl, kids.
Doors open at 9pm - last band goes on at 1am - must be 21+ to enter. More info to come.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

2 headed horse fiesta

This Saturday come celebrate the collapse of the system at 2HeadedHorse
Live comedy by
Ryan Flynn, Andre Hyland, The Perry Brothers
Pre-recrded comedy by
DJ set by Patrick Melcher
spinning soul and pop from the Motown era
Live music by The Petrojvic Blasting Co.
Then Ravi Dhar will take us into the wee hours with dirtbag rock and punk
Vegan food, full bar, live painting by Gershon Mosley, photographic visuals by Duncan & Duncan
$5 suggested donation
Proceeds to help pay for Melcher's dislocated elbow. Ouch.
It's Ryan Flynn's birthday so bring him a present or give him a wedgie or something.
Must be 21 to enter
2HeadedHorse Productions
1770 Glendale Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026

15 years of Vice

this friday

Video premire this tuesday

Party this saturday

This Saturday come celebrate the collapse of the system at 2HeadedHorse
Live comedy by
Ryan Flynn, Andre Hyland, The Perry Brothers
Pre-recrded comedy by
DJ set by Patrick Melcher
spinning soul and pop from the Motown era
Live music by The Petrojvic Blasting Co.
Then Ravi Dhar will take us into the wee hours with dirtbag rock and punk
Vegan food, full bar, live painting by Gershon Mosley, photographic visuals by Duncan & Duncan
$5 suggested donation
Proceeds to help pay for Melcher's dislocated elbow. Ouch.
It's Ryan Flynn's birthday so bring him a present or give him a wedgie or something.
Must be 21 to enter
2HeadedHorse Productions
1770 Glendale Blvd. Echo Park, CA 90026

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Captain, there are doubts:

There are doubts regarding your ability to lead them.
The men.
Lead them!

Monday, October 26, 2009

DJ-ing in Ohio

I will be in Youngstown Ohio Djing this bar on Thursday night.
If you're anywhere within 200 miles of that, come hang.
A Love Park moment.



William Strobeck


Josh Kalis, that's why.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

This Saturday

Gareth Stehr Art Show OCT 24th

Don’t forget to come check out COMUNE skateboarder, Beard enthusiast, renaissance man, and everyone’s favorite New Zealander, Gareth Stehr’s art show on Sat. 24th.

Back Seat Driver

A little while ago, I came up with this idea. It was during the really hype time of all of these celebrity meltdown headlines. Pop stars getting wasted and flashing their crotches to the camera and everybody checking into rehab. I was constantly seeing all these undeserving teenagers acting foolish in public, these were the type of kids you would make a point of not sitting next to on the school bus. Total burnouts, and here they were, getting driven around in limousines and catered to at their every whim. My idea was to get a job as a chauffer and drive them around to all the wrong parties and create all these hilarious situations. If they said, go to the hot new Hollywood club, I’d take them to a high school dance where they’d be mobbed by teenybopper fans.
I located a limousine company that catered mostly to celebrities and I was on my way. While I was walking in to apply for the job, there was a man in the office that was complaining about how the limo company had misused his credit card number and he wanted it fixed now. He was throwing a fit and the staff was so embarrassed, you could see how bummed they were. The louder the man got, the more control he had over the situation. The company agreed to give the man a years free service just to get him out of there, in hopes that he wouldn’t report them. At that moment, being a chauffer and pulling pranks on celebrities was about the last thing on my mind. Without even thinking about it, I instantly found myself at the same desk, face to face with the same lady, yelling just as loudly, “This exact thing happened to me, and I demand satisfaction!” They took my information and I was out the door with a years free limo service.
After that there wasn’t a location in my world that didn’t require first class transportation. I’d wake up every morning and hit the speed dial on my cell phone; “I’m going to need a limo here by noon today, got some grocery shopping to do”. The best was wondering what the driver was doing the whole time he was parked, while five of my friends and I were skating a spot. Usually the drivers were so psyched to be doing something exciting they didn’t even mind when asked to help haul the generator and lights into the trunk. I even had a driver monitor the pause button on a tri-pod shot once. There were times when there’d be a chauffer who was too cool to help us break into a school, and I never did get any of them to ram into a fence, to create a pole jam for me.
Nevertheless, It was a good year. Every party I went to, I ended up leaving with five or six extra people than I came with. After the year was up, I tried calling and making the same complaint, talking about how I’m a valued customer, but they said that they’d been more than generous and honored their commitment to me and all that. The free rides ended and I was back behind the wheel of my rusted Volkswagen. Now that it’s over, I keep thinking of amusing situations where having a car and driver would have been perfect. I really didn’t use the irony to its full potential. As I look back on that year, it seems like it went by so quickly, I sometimes wonder if it really happened at all.

Wishbone mechanics

Monday, October 19, 2009

Moustache madness

A mini interview with Patrick Melcher at

Did you start growing your moustache because you wanted to win the 2009 World Beard & Moustache Championships?
No. I started growing a moustache ‘cause they’re awesome, and then some dudes were like, “You should join the moustache club in town!”
Did you join the club?
Yeah. I emailed them and they were all cool guys, so I went and joined the beard and moustache club. As soon as I joined they were like, “You gotta go to the championships in Anchorage with us! We went last year and it was amazing!” And I’m like, “I don’t even know you guys, dude! I don’t wanna spend a week with you in Alaska! Come on.”
But you went anyway and came in 2nd!
Yeah! I ended up placing!
How many other moustaches were you up against?
Well, there are twelve different classes. They divide it all up into special categories like: Sideburns, full-beard, natural full-beard, full-beard with styling… all these different categories.
What were you in?
Mine was called the Imperial category, and there’s all these specifics that came with it, like, you can’t have any other facial hair anywhere else except this one area of your face, and it can only go out from the corner of your mouth one centre meter…
So, they standardize it to make it all fair and legit?
Yeah, otherwise people would find ways to cheat.
Sounds pretty serious!
They are serious about it, man! Dudes who compete, like, these traditional Norwegians and these Dutch guys, oh my god! It’s their life! It’s insane.
And you just rolled up for the first time ever and came in 2nd! How many people were in your category?
In mine? I think it was about 55. But in the whole contest there were about 400.
Your moustache club must have been pretty stoked. What’s the club called by the way?
It’s called ‘The Bristly Chaps of Los Angeles’. It’s basically one of these fraternal orders of homies.
How does it all go down? Do you meet?
Yeah, we call a meeting and then we all meet at a bar.
How often?
When there’s a reason, like, if there’s some project happening someone will call a meeting and we’ll all hang out.
And what do you do?
Shoot the shit. Talk about our journeys and our adventures and our moustache lives. It’s just an excuse to go to a bar and hang out with dudes you wouldn’t normally hang out with.
That’s cool, but what happens if you shave your stuff off? Do you get kicked out of the club? Is there a beat-down?
No, you’re not out of the club, man. You’re just… you’re just demoted in rank.
You’re scorned?
Kinda. Everyone’s like, “Oh man, you shaved?” There are a couple of actors (in the club) who sometimes shave. They’re like, “I had to shave it for a part.” And everyone else goes, “Weak. You’re a sell out.”
What are the advantages of having a moustache?
You know, I’ll tell ya, and this may sound fake, but, no matter what you do and where you go, people really take you seriously! They take every word you say as incontestable truth! I can pretty much lie about everything. When somebody’s got a moustache you give them a little bit more respect. They’re to be feared an honored.
Right! I noticed people treated me with more respect when I grew a big beard! Why do you think that happens?
Maybe they recognize that you have the fortitude to grow it out and deal with it?
It’s very real what ever it is. I also found, and this is really weird, that black women were friendlier towards me when I had a beard.
I get that too!
Really? I feel racist.
I’m sure women of all races are down for it but, yeah, I think that’s true.
Does your girlfriend like the moustache?
She’s into it… to an extent. Once it gets a bit big and ridiculous looking- she’s over it.
What are some of the worst things about having a moustache? What sucks?
Getting food stuck in it.
Yeah. And, dude, sometimes I’ll be flossing and a strand will go in and act as floss. It’ll get stuck…
Between your teeth?
Yeah, and it’ll get ripped out.
Yeah. So, mostly it just eating, flossing, and making-out. Everything else I can deal with.
Do you get tired of people mentioning it and looking at it?
Yeah. It’s like being a girl with giant fake boobs. It’s kinda all they look at.
So what’s your plan for the next championships? Are you gonna come in 1st?
Hell yeah, man! It’s in Norway in 2011.
It’s two years away?
Yeah, so I’ve got some time.
What’s better- winning a skate contest or a moustache contest?
Man, I have to say the moustache contest.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Death Skateboards Dot Com recently cornered me for a mini-interview.
check it at the Death Site.

Friday, October 2, 2009


2HeadedHorse productions makes shows like American Misfits and Built to Shred for Fuel Tv.
They kinda rule. And if you like Pat Duffy, like I do, Check him on their new comedy show called 'Stupidface'

It's 1989, stand up and take a look around.

Pretty much why skateboarding is the shit.
H-Street, Matt Hensley, Op-Ivy, and a Sal Barbier cameo

Monday, September 28, 2009

Ten LONG minutes of the downtown showdown

Girl’s Little China Girl
1. Zered Bassett (Zoo York) - $2,500
2. Angel Ramirez (Foundation) - $1,500
3. Ron Deily (Zoo York) - $1,000

Flip’s Extremely Sorry
1. Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $2,500
2. Nick Trapasso (Toy Machine) - $1,500
3. Louie Lopez (Flip) - $1,000

Creature’s Hesh Cross
1. Vince Del Valle (Black Label) - $2,500
2. Angel Ramirez (Foundation) - $1,500
3. Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $1,000

Black Label’s Drunk Tank
1. Nick Merlino (Foundation) - $2,500
2. Billy Marks (Toy Machine) - $1,500
3. Felipe Ortiz (Blind) - $1,000
Top Am Performance – Nick Merlino (Foundation) - $5,000
Top Pro Performance – Jani Laitiala (Blind) - $10,000
Overall Team Winner – Foundation ($30,000), Blind 2nd ($15,000), Toy Machine 3rd ($5,000)

Sunday, September 27, 2009

massive books on your lap

Yesterday I spent four hours sitting inside a tattoo shop while my girlfriend got a tatoo of a schooner on her ribcage (she is hot and has a bunch of tattoos). While there, I came across this book which weighs 85 pounds
I wouldn't recommend buying it, because it seems like it would cost a ton of money. But although it must be a bitch to steal, I do recommend getting a hold of it somehow and flipping through the 500 two foot tall pages of historical circus shots and acts. quite a delight.

Eric Stricker Memorial Service

There will be a memorial service for Eric on Tuesday morning, September 29th at 10:00 am at Willow Creek Community Church South Barrington, Illinois in their chapel.

67 E. Algonquin Rd.
South Barrington, IL 60010
(847) 765-5000

Chicago still skates

Da Nuge

Shad teams up with the Nuge for a quick E interview on The Skateboard Mag dot com.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Complete Dick

At the end of the tax year, the IRS office sent an inspector to audit

the books of a local hospital. While the IRS agent was checking the

books he turned to the CFO of the hospital and said, "I notice you buy a

lot of bandages.What do you do with the end of the roll when there's too

little left to be of any use? "Good question," noted the CFO. "We save

them up and send them back to the bandage company and every now and then

they send us a free box of bandages. "Oh," replied the auditor, somewhat

disappointed that his unusual question had a practical answer. But on he

went, in his obnoxious way. "What about all these plaster purchases?

What do you do with what's left over after setting a cast on a patient?

"Ah, yes," replied the CFO, realizing that the inspector was trying to

trap him with an unanswerable question. "We save it and send it back to

the manufacturer, and every now and then they send us a free package of

plaster. "I see," replied the auditor, thinking hard about how he could

fluster the know-it-all CFO. "Well," he went on, "What

do you do with all the leftover foreskins from the circumcisions you

perform? "Here, too, we do not waste," answered the CFO. "What we do is

save all the little foreskins and send them to the IRS Office, and about

once a year they send us a complete dick."

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

no more...

ccdc. directed by Brian Lotti

Sunday, September 13, 2009

get barrel'd

This year we saw something new as far as best trick contest go. Mixing it up in between the double set and water gap was the Barrel Jump. This was definitely a fun one to watch. Its pretty simple, go fast and jump as many as you can and try and hold on for dear life.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Stay Classy San Diego

SEPT 11th, Yes 9/11. Friday night in San Diego I will be DJ-ing the Vice magazine ASR afterparty with Peanut Butter Wolf.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Rock you like a Hurricane

Rock you like a Hurricane
Backside Hurricanes as seen on the Berrics dot com

Monday, September 7, 2009

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Shades of skate

The Anon Skate team continues their travels while tramping through the rough-hewn northwest wilderness between playing skate train on some fun concrete quarter-pipes.

Go to BNQT for more videos.
BTW. Clint Peterson really is a fucking good skateboarder, One of my faves. (All of these dudes).

Albuquerque's finest

Imagine if you were a wannabe gangster who tried to steal some kids boards and then all of a sudden Rocky Norton skated around the corner?! Wow. I mean, Rocky can literally curl a parking block and still shred like no other. Finally, a Mag Minute from Rocky, One of my favorite dudes on the planet.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wednesday Aug 26, Fuel Tv

Everybody's favorite
Moustaches, Patrick Melcher and Richie Jackson will be featured on Fuel TV's 'The Daily Habit' on Wednesday August 26th. Check the listings and peep the comedic spiral of madness and psychotic pleasentness.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Kook interviewer on T hawk

At first, I watched this cause the dude's name is Mehlman and I thought, for a second that it said MelchMan. Which would've been a bit cooler.
Then I kept watching To view the trainwreck and how into the depths of douche-dom this fool was wiling to travel. Thanks for making a mockery (literally) of our sport.

Now I'm a big fan of Larry David, Seinfield and The Elaine Bennis 'Sponge-worthy' episode (not so much the 'yada. yada, yada episode) which Mehlman was the principal writer for. (no, L.D. and the Feld didn't write every single episode all alone). But Let's just say, Keep it behind the camera you slug. This piece misses the mark by a long-shot.
What's with these attempted farce comedies bleeding into the skateboard world? This shit is a sad rip-off of the daily show. It goes on too long, and the host?
Props to the Birdman for sticking it out and being a sport.


The Mysteries of the nuge revealed. How he stole ted nugent's name and got away with it. The dawn of the oklahomies. And The dude ollie'd el-toro first try.

Don Nguyen Rules.

Psych Mag Minuto rips

tyler franz

I'm way into this:

"From the depths of Michigan we proudly bring you the best minutes of your morning—Tyler Franz. Tyler’s life is endless entertainment, the hardest slams, food thievery, Family Guy impersonations, hippy shit, baby girls, and dance parties. Always skating fast, always dropping madness, always on, always with style to boot. Ty makes skating look like rock and roll. Best slams ever, daily. Count on dude being on the ground when you see him—low five, our friend. Humble, hyphy, and hungry. Cheers, Ty Franz. You’re too tight. Everyone is about to know this. No homo!"-D. Lutheran

I dont know about the early-ish grab on the crailslide, and I think the ditch roll into the tunnel should've been the last trick, just to signify an abyss of darknes. But everybody's a critic, huh? No, for real, I love this part. I'm especially feelin' the psychedelic sounds which are so in fashion right now in the skateboard world. I welcome them with open arms. Basically this vid part rips.
What's with stretching out the Mag Minutes into full length parts though? The beauty of these clips is the quickness. What we most love and cherish in a mag minute is that its a mag MINUTE.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Punk's Not Dead

It's just really weird now...

Thursday, August 20, 2009

The revolution will not be ostricized

Or: why I like the music of the people.
Soul music and rhythm and blues Have been commonly referred to as black peoples music. Now, although Music and rhythm was spawned deep in the heart of africa, And I do believe this to be public knowledge, I find there is no more pleasant sound than the American recording industry's (particularly Motown records) Soul music of the 1960's. At this time I will give a sort of photo essay of the best and brightest of this oh-so splendid of musical greatness.

That is all for now, Roll over London, Rock on Chicago.