Monday, March 29, 2010

gleam the cube: Monday 7:00

I'm DJing the Cube!!!

Come join FUTURE, Max Perlich [of Yabbo fame], and other surprise guests for a 7pm screening of Gleaming the Cube! After party to follow. Come get your grind on with this classic film, cold beers, and the fine folks who know and love FUTURE. As Brian Kelley would say, "If my dog had a face like yours I'd shave his ass and tell him to walk backwards. And then I'd go to that party at FUTURE."

Monday, March 29, 2010 at 7:00pm

1814 Sunset Boulevard

Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 26, 2010

Sesh (complete with dog poo)

Dogs be ripping; ....................................... CLICK HERE
Anyone want to remind Lizard he's hurt and can't skate? No ? Well call all the homies and mob to the spot. That's what The Sesh is all about, and that's pretty much what Lizard just did at the Garvanza Skatepark. Even the dogs ripped sh*t up.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Skateboarding just got so gnarly.


The world’s best street skateboarders sign to the first million dollar professional tour with three stops in 2010

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 24, 2010) – Street League Skateboarding™ announced today that for the first time in history, street skateboarding competition has been organized into its very own professional league, with the best skateboarders in the world competing head-to-head in a series of individual tour stops in the summer of 2010. Founded by twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek, Street League™ is truly the future of competitive street skateboarding.

Signed to multi-year contracts, a total of twenty-four of the world’s biggest skateboarding stars will compete in Street League™ exclusively. The first pros that have signed are arguably the top skateboarders in the world and include Chris Cole, Ryan Sheckler, Greg Lutzka, Torey Pudwill, PJ Ladd, Sean Malto, Mike Mo Capaldi, Mikey Taylor, Billy Marks, Tommy Sandoval, and Paul Rodriguez. The Street League™ pros will be battling it out for more than $1MM in prize money on a 3-stop arena tour this summer.

Dyrdek, in discussing the origins of the league says, “It has been a dream of mine to create a professional tour that bridges the gap between true street skateboarding and contest skating, which to date has been fragmented and misguided. Street League™ is more than just a new contest series; it will redefine the way skateboarding competitions are done.”

Chris Cole, 2009’s Dew Tour Champion, Maloof Money Cup Winner, two-times X Games gold medalist and Thrasher’s Skater of the Year, in regards to his exclusive commitment to Street League™ adds, “It’s what we have always wanted – it’s a contest circuit that is actually created, owned, and operated by skaters.”

To maximize the talents of these street skateboarding stars, Street League™ has designed authentic concrete skate plazas to be built on the floors of world-class sports arenas. In addition, Street League™ brings with it the exclusive use of the instant scoring technology, ISX (Instant Scoring Experience™), to the world of skateboarding. Using real time scoring and an exciting proprietary format, Street League™ will tell a compelling story about each skateboarder’s performance and will have fans on the edge of their seats from the first trick to the very last.

The inaugural year of Street League™ features a 3-stop arena tour beginning at Arena in Glendale, Arizona on August 28th, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, California on September 11th, and the final stop in Las Vegas at the Thomas & Mack Center on September 25th. The skaters will be competing at each event for the largest prize pool in skateboarding history.

Street League™ is the culmination of more than five years of development, which began with a professional contest Dyrdek held at the opening of the world’s first skate plaza he built in Kettering, Ohio in 2005. Building on the knowledge gained from this event, Dyrdek and his team began planning for the launch of the league, consulting for and developing several major skateboarding events to serve as additional case studies.

IMG Action Sports, the go-to event production company in the industry, is producing and executing Street League™ in 2010. The worldwide leader in skate park design and construction, California Skateparks™, will provide skate plaza construction. Instant Scoring Experience™ is a partnership between MXi, Dialsmith, and Street League™.

For more information go to .

About Street League Skateboarding ™

Street League Skateboarding™ is the first sports entertainment property that gives professional street skateboarding its very own league for individual competition. Street League™ features the exclusive participation of the world’s best professionals, over $1MM in prize money, and real skate plaza course design inside world-class arenas. Driven by the need to enhance the experience of live professional street skateboarding, Street League™ utilizes real-time scoring and a proprietary format that makes every trick count. Street League™ is the brainchild of twenty-year professional skateboarder and entrepreneur, Rob Dyrdek. More information is available at

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Groupies, hookers, and rockers

This saturday I'm DJing an art show Downtown.
It's a photo show that showcases Groupies and prostotites of famous 60's and 70's brock bands.
Check it if you're Downtown.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

PSA. How to pick a lock

First: understand how your lock works.
The pin-and-tumbler lock consists of a cylinder that can rotate within its housing (see illustrations below). When locked, the cylinder is kept in place by several pairs of pins. The top pin of each pair protrudes into both the cylinder and the housing, thus preventing the cylinder from turning. When the correct key is inserted, it pushes the pairs of pins up so that the top pins no longer enter the cylinder. When this happens, the cylinder can be turned and the lock will open.

Note the five pairs of pins. The blue pins enter both the cylinder and the (green housing around it, thus preventing the cylinder from turning. The springs provide resistance to keep the pins in place.

When the key is inserted, the grooves and ridges on the key push the pins up to the correct heights so that all the blue pins are completely out of the cylinder, thus allowing the cylinder to turn and the lock to open.

Get a pick and tension wrench. Each pick is specialized for a different problem. A tension wrench, or torque wrench, is the device which you apply pressure with to turn the lock cylinder. Professional-grade picks and tension wrenches can be purchased in sets (see picture), but many lock picking hobbyists make good quality sets of their own. See the Things You'll Need section below for information on how to make your own picks and tension wrenches
Place the tension wrench into the lower portion of the keyhole.
Determine which way the cylinder must be turned to unlock the lock. If you commonly use the lock, you probably already know which way you turn the key to open the lock. If you don’t know, use the tension wrench to apply torque to the cylinder, first clockwise and then counterclockwise. The cylinder will only turn a fraction of an inch before it stops. Try to feel the firmness of the stop. If you turn the cylinder the wrong way, the stop should feel very firm and stiff. If you turn it the right way, there should be a bit more give. Some locks, especially among padlocks, will open regardless of which way the cylinder is turned.

Apply light torque to the tension wrench in the correct direction, and hold. The required torque will vary from lock to lock and from pin to pin, so this may require some trial and error. Start gently, though
Insert the pick into the upper part of the keyhole and feel the pins. With the pick in the keyhole, you should be able to press up and feel the individual pins with the tip of the pick. You should be able to push them up and feel them spring back down when you release the pressure. Try to push each one all the way up. Identify which one is the hardest to push up. If they are all very easy to push up, turn your tension wrench more to increase the torque. If one won’t go up at all, ease the torque until you can push it up. Alternately, you may wish to “rake” the pins before this step

Push the stubborn pin up until it “sets.” Press the stubborn pin with just enough pressure to overcome the downward pressure of the spring. Remember, the pin is actually a pair of pins. Your pick is pushing against the lower pin, which in turn pushes against the upper pin. Your goal is to push the upper pin completely out of the cylinder. Then, when you stop pushing, the lower pin will fall back down into the cylinder, but the torque on the cylinder will result in a misalignment of the hole in the cylinder with the hole in the housing, and the upper pin should then rest on the cylinder without falling back down. You should hear a faint click as the upper pin falls back down on top of the cylinder. You should also be able to push the lower pin up a little with no resistance from the spring—when this occurs you most likely have the upper pin “set.”

Continue applying torque and repeat the last two steps for each of the remaining pins. It is imperative that you maintain torque on the cylinder to prevent the set pins from dropping back down. You may need to make slight increases or decreases in torque for each pin.

Use the tension wrench to turn the cylinder and unlock the lock. Once all the pins are set, you should be able to turn the cylinder. Hopefully you have already ascertained the correct direction to turn it. If you have chosen the wrong direction, you will need to start over and reset all the pins.

not exactly paul stanley

its pretty much all about Brophy these days


How to style your moustache

Only you will know how to form the desired shape, but the application is the same no matter what the end result is to be. The secret is to work the wax slowly into the whiskers, at the same time massaging the skin to promote new growth.

As a result, you will want to ensure that the wax and the moustache itself are ready for action. Groom the moustache with a comb. Take a quantity of wax on each index finger, and rub your thumbs and index fingers together - this warms the wax ready for application. Next, apply the wax evenly to both sides of the moustache, starting at the roots and working outward.

If you are fortunate enough to have a moustache longer than a couple of inches, you may need to make more than one application, until the whole moustache is sufficiently well coated from lip to tip. Finally, make certain that there is no excess wax on your face or fingers before applying the final grooming with your comb and fingertips.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Stasche mug

I'd go for the charlie chaplan first.
Mike Vallely / By The Sword perform Black Flag's "Nervous Breakdown"
Cameo by the "Master of Disaster" Duane Peters
February 12, 2010 - Echo Park, CA

Mike Vallely / By The Sword live at 2HH from 2HeadedHorse on Vimeo.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

lutheran Skateboarders

Check out my man's Mag minute from forever ago

Daniel Lutheran Kills.
Homies RIP-CLIP just dropped... Click HERE to peep it.
And check the New jack in this month's issue too.

get gold

I'd be more psyched if this bit-rate or compression dude thing was better and allowed me to watch colin provost without interuption. Anyway, what I really want to say is, his tranny skills are pretty on point.
Emerica Welcomes Colin Provost

Cofee Break

Allow me to re-introduce the best skateboard graphic of all time.

Hensley Graphics

Memory Screened | Matt Hensley | Skateboarder Magazine Online!