SINCE LAST FRIDAY
TUESDAY, JULY 06, 2004
Team Lakai is
currently on tour in Canada. Here are some photographic updates
from the one and only Kelly Bird.
Did you know that
Hime has a financial planner? Yeah, its true.
If you ever let
Tony Ferguson spend a weekend at your house prepare for the following;
hell go get Thai massages with your chick, hell make you
watch quality TV shows like The North Shore, and hell ice his
foot at least once a day with whatever frozen foods you have in the
freezer. Anytime, Tone.
Gav shook his
"best friend" Matt Schnurr all weekend, forcing Schnurr
to find some alternative lodging. Hide-A-Dook-Terror-Alert was on
high this weekend for all those acquainted with Schnurr in the Los
award of the day: The Scariest
Part of Girl.
"I got connections,
Larson on already having a copy of Fahrenheit 9/11
FRIDAY, JULY 02, 2004
we launch the "est" award, where with each frequent installment,
not daily, but almost, we showcase something thats the coolest
or the lamest or the worst-est thing at Crail/Girl Headquarters. If
it sounds confusing dont worry youll get the hang of it.
award is for the funnest part of Girl.
pretty hot out today. A shit load of Fourstar shorts for cheap in
the Crail Shop.
Bachelor Barge round two!
ready to talk."
THURSDAY, JULY 01, 2004
even on the plane to Canada for the Lakai trip, Carroll called Girl
for someone to send him some griptape, since he forgot to bring some.
He must have been worried that the entire country of Canada wouldnt
have any grip up to his standards. He also made a preemptive doctor
appointment before he left. You know, just in case. Dont sweat
the small stuff Mike.
Top 5 with Mike Carroll
Top 5 worse case scenarios that go through Mike Carrolls head
before he goes on a trip:
1. That Im gonna get strep throat
2. That Ill get hurt and cant skate
3. That Ill get an anxiety attack on the plane
4. That Ill experience some kind of iPod malfunction
5. My girlfriend wont have the house clean when I get back
should be a photo of Gav here, but it won't be here until tomorrow.
It's Nick's fault.
Bird ban has been lifted, unintentionally. One of his quotes slipped
past our security system yesterday. Welcome back Bird. Expect some
Lakai in Canada photo updates courtesy of the Bird. We used to call
Bird The Birdman way before they started calling Tony Hawk that. Biters.
park local, Brian Lotti, is having an art show this weekend, showcasing
his art and a preview of his short film "1st and Hope" starring
Kenny Anderson among others. The opening is at Groundwords Café,
811 Traction Ave, downtown Los Angeles, on Saturday July 3rd at 5p.m.
Go meet the man who, some say, invented the big spin.
trust that Canadian griptape."
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30, 2004
>> Is $6,000 in damages a lot when renting jet skis for only
three hours? Is Atiba really the best person to drive a 50-foot houseboat?
How lame is it be woken up with a super soaker full of ice water?
Can you really catch a tortoise in a Vegas lake? These are all questions
youd be pondering if you went on Tys bachelor party. But
if you didnt, take
a look at these photos. Keep in mind this is only the first in
a two part series from Tys bachelor.
>> And a bonus from the trip, Ty back
flipping (Quicktime, 2.3megs) from the roof of the boat. Extreme
camera work by Koston.
>> Theres been a change to the Se Habla Canuck tour. The
demo in Edmonton, Alberta has been moved from Famous to St. Albert.
Lets make sure thats St. Albert skatepark and not Prince
Albert Piercing Station. That place is sketchy.
>> Here at the Tap were all about bringing you the exclusive.
So heres a
never before seen skate photo of Guy Mariano, circa 98.
7 gone. Sorry Welsh.
>> Did you know on the East Coast that some people refer to
Brian Anderson as Chuck?
think we could have gone head to head with any fraternity"
TUESDAY, JUNE 29, 2004
>> We Have a Winner! About a week ago we asked the Crail readers
to come up with a caption for this
photo of Rickk when he was on tour in England. Before we announce
the winner heres some runner ups. Marc
went with the undead in London theme and captioned it "28
That was the first one to make me laugh out loud. The fashion conscious,
came up with "Rick
Howard, Arrested for Wearing $200 Jeans."
But after some serious thought, we awarded the title of winner and
the prize of one signed deck to Fernando
Its not really a caption, in the traditional sense, but we think
its the best. Good job guys.
>> Last night Mike Carroll, of all people, rounded up a bunch
of us to see Fahrenheit 9/11. He even called everyone and went early
to buy us tickets. Unfortunately for Nick Tershay, he was under the
impression that we were going to see the Day After Tomorrow. What?
I guess since both have explosions and lots of people dying
albeit one movie shows real people dying and the other shows fake
people dying its pretty simple to see how Nick could
have confused the two. Fahrenheit 9/11 has outsold White Chicks at
the box office, and we were glad to contribute, except, maybe, for
>> The Ty bachelor party expose starts tomorrow. Gino almost
skated to the Expose song "Show Me" for his part in Yeah
Right! Thank God Ty talked him out of it.
is worthless. Youre all going to get sick."
Raymond, regarding the Se Habla Canuck tour
thought we were going to see the movie where New York freezes over."
"I always remember the time I saw Henry Rollins modeling swim
trunks in Details, that helps me keep it real like Atiba."
MONDAY, JUNE 28, 2004
>> Much like Lakai, a good portion of the Chocolate team will
be touring Canada in July. The "Se
Habla Canuck" tour will include Marc Johnson, who wears chords
a lot; Kenny Anderson, who didnt make it to Tys bachelor
party; Scott Johnston, who did make it to Tys bachelor party;
Gino Iannucci, who has a sexy NY accent according to the girl that
sits next to me; Justin Eldridge, who has a brother that looks just
like him, but with curlier hair, Devin Calloway, who Ive never
met; and Chris Roberts, who spent six months of the last two years
in manual position.
Heres the dates:
July 11: Kelowna BC: Island Snow
July 14: Calgary Alberta: The Source Skate Park
July 16: Edmonton Alberta: Famous
July 18: Saskatoon Saskatchewan: Clothes Café
July 19: Regina Saskatchewan: Tiki Room
>> Winner of Rickk Caption Contest will be announced tomorrow.
>> Do you know that after youve been on a houseboat for
three days, when you sit at your computer it still feels like your
swaying on the water? Trippy.
check it out, he stole my Charleston Chew."
take this thing to Sharkys."
you get so good at Shuffleboard?"
in the fuck are those photos on Crail coming from?"
FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 2004
Gav week finaly! Simply titled: The Career Ender or The Bouncer
on His Way Out for a Nights Work or The Bull Dyke Who Grew a
Flavor Saver. Gav its been a great week. Well end it with
>> Carroll and I were treated to a rare Sal Barbier sighting
the other day. He moved to New York a couple of months ago, without
telling anyone. We caught him on his way to a fashion show that Chad
Muska was supposed to be in. Sal played Metallicas "Fight
Fire with Fire" on the acoustic guitar, showed us an anti-Laker
email he tried to send to the Ring Ring Ringer, and then talked about
how much he hated NY and loves LA. Nice seeing you Sal.
>> To expand our Top 5 repertoire we reached out to our good
John Rattray. Were not really reaching out, we just know
that Johns bored at home doing leg exercises for his injured
knee. So we gave him a Top 5. Get well soon.
>> I really wrote this yesterday. Today Im on a houseboat
with some of Tys closest 25, or so, friends. Its amazing.
was dipping everything in cheese. Everything!"
THURSDAY, JUNE 24, 2004
>> At the tender age of seven, Andy Jenkins son, Emmet,
already has Pedro Pride. Youre well on your way to coolness,
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>> Gav Week number four. A
more contemplative look for Gav. Unlike before hes not addressing
the camera. Maybe he had too many lemon drops the previous night.
This is the last days of the Gav who still thrived off of skipping
to the front of the line at the hottest Hollywood clubs. Today, that
kind of enthusiasm is reserved for getting DVS T-shirts picked up
for an "all store."
>> Sam Smyth, after an 18-year sponsorship dry spellhe
briefly rode for Think when he was 13has been added to the esteemed
Skate Mental team. Welcome to the family, Smyth. Better start working
on those noseslide nosegrinds. Stabas not afraid to boot a homie.
>> One, of only two, of the non-drinkers going to Tys
rager has backed out. Which begs the question, is it possible to simultaneously
drive two houseboats?
>> Ten years ago, at the tender age of 19, Mike Carroll was
awarded Thrasher Magazines Skate of the Year. Read the
interview, in the Featured Feature section, about the trophy that
changed Mikeys life, forever.
Gav week now!"
is that guy?"
how girls become bulimic."
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2004
>> The Tap today is rated X!
>> Gav Week part three. The nickname "Face" could
have derived from this
very picture. You gotta build the wall before you can hit the
wall. Gav was laying some serious bricks in these days, circa 96.
Fake gold fronts made out of a Rolo wrapper? Why not?
>> With anticipation running high for Tys bachelor party
this weekend. We thought wed give the partygoers a quick briefing
on the proper "dancer" etiquette. To do so we interviewed
our resident man of leisure, Tony
you call them strippers or dancers?
are absolutely dancers. They work very hard at what they do. They
just happen to remove clothes as they do it. The reason Im so
tight with them is because I THINK like them, and they, most of them,
believe theyre serious dancers. And so do I.
what is the proper dancer etiquette?
all else, you must tip them well. A great way to make a professional
dancer walk away is to be frugal. Frugality belongs in investment
circles, but not in a strip club, my friend. The tipping, by the way,
should include tons of great compliments on her skills and looks.
you run out of money, whats the preferred way to compensate
a stripper for her services?
the past Ive used drugs and back stage passes to good rock gigs,
but I really dont recommend that. I suggest you hit your buddy
up for some cash and call it a night.
what city have you found has the classiest dancers?
has to be Vegas. The women in that city are professional, determined,
and beautiful. Many of them fly in just for the weekend, so for those
couple of days they put their breast, I mean, best foot forward and
really make you feel like a king. God bless them and their children.
Orange County, CA is a distant second.
you forget the young ladys stage name, what should you use when
usually go with "sweetie" or "sweetheart." Its
a word they know well, and it resonates as sincere. Youre complimenting
more than their looks, which is important. If they voluntarily give
you their real name you must take this as a sign that your night may
end considerably better than you had hoped.
words of advice for the gentleman that will be attending Tys
bachelor party this weekend?
you enter any of Vegas amazing strip clubs and the place is
rocking, heres a sure fire secret weapon. Pick a table close
to the best stage, wave down one of the roaming security guys or cocktail
waitresses and slip them $20-40 dollars. You will sit where you want
AND you look like a champ in the eyes of the dancers. And believe
me theyre watching.
TOP 5 WITH TY EVANS
Top 5 things Ty will be bringing to his own bachelor party
1. Bud Light
2. Veggie burgers (pizza flavor)
3. Knuggs mp3
4. Emergency syringe of mosquito bite antidote for Ako
5. The pain
a photo of me now, so I can stare at myself for a while."
he was good."
Gregulator reminiscing about which former team riders were fun to
TUESDAY, JUNE 22, 2004
>> For our second installment of Gav Week, we decided to showcase
the "easy going, free flowing" side of Gav. Here
he is on South Beach, in Miami, circa 1998. His hair is teased
to Florida code. The figaro chain worn on the outside of his Matix
Tee shows his versatility for beach life and street culture. Thumbs
up to signify that everything is "A-OK" down on South Beach.
And hes got The Cheeks riding shotgun. Keep on keepin
on Gav. Well see ya tomorrow.
Smyths in the midst of a serious month of leisure. First it
was London with the boys. Then it was South of France with his lady.
And this past weekend was camping out at the Sierra
Nevada World Music Festival, a reggae fest for a crowd of white
people in mountains. As always, Smyth makes sure his party time
is well documented. And, remember, next weekend is Tys four-day
bachelor party. Wow!
>> Lakais headed north next week for a quick tour of Canada.
Rick Howard, Mike Carroll, Danny Garcia, Jeff Lenoce and Anthony Pappalardo
will be stopping at the following locals to sign autographs and do
some serious demo damage:
July 2, Quebec City: In-Store at Exo/Demo at Arena Les Saules
July 3, Trois Rivieres: In-Store at Perigny
July 4, Montreal: In-Store at Empire/Demo at South Parc
July 6, Ottawa: Demo at McNabb Skatepark
July 8, Mississauga: Demo at Mississauga Skateboard Park
July 10, Oshawa: Demo at Oshawa Skatepark
>> On our lunch break, Rickk and I skated Pedroside and a shitty
park down the street from Girl, that had this
cool kid hanging out. He knew who Rickk was and that he had just
gotten back from England, and that it was raining there. He also knew
what kind of shoes Donny Barley skates in, Nike Anguses. Rick gave
him a set of wheels.
>> If you havent downloaded Tys clip of the Oi!
Meets Girl Tour, do so now. It takes a while, but you never know when
a new feature might bump it.
cleans the pole after the strippers leave?"
better half concerned about cleanliness
would be stoked, I guess Blink 182 came in our store and bought some
stuff this weekend."
dont think guys think strippers ever over stay their welcome."
explaining why a pole in the room is sort of a good idea
MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2004
>> Gavs back from his Phish weekend, where he was the
envy of all his hip-hopping friends, when none other than Jay-Z
joined the jam band on stage.
>> As promised we are launching our first installment of Gav
week. Were calling it Shocking
Images of Gav.
At the time this
photo was taken, it was probably cool outside, theyre in
the shade, and everyone else has their shirts on, but of course Gav,
whose body temperature is at least 15 degrees hotter than anybody
else, is sweating up a storm. It s probably because he just
finished eating or something.
ever comes up with the best caption for this
photo, by next Monday, will win a signed Girl deck thats
been sitting in my office. Good luck and come sick. Thanks Mr. Powell,
for the photo.
5s WITH TONY FERGUSON
Top 5 Canadian Comedians
1. Phil Hartman
2. Mike Myers
3. Eugene Levy
4. John Candy
5. Dave Chappelle (born in Saskatoon)
>> You ever lug around a two hundred pound handrail all over
town for two days, and you dont even skate handrails. Yeah,
its a good way to spend a weekend.
is that guy?"
looking for something to do?"
at it for two minutes and couldnt understand a thing on there."
on the Tap
FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2004
>> Saw Koston last night at Rite Aid buying a lot of toilet
paper. Take a look at his Top
and Staba are boys!
>> Carrolls making good use of his morning by emailing
people photos of Britney Spears in Playboy. I tried to explain to
him that they are most likely fakes and that if she did pose for Playboy
wouldnt it be all over the news. Little guy still wanted to
believe it though. Where would Mike be without these three people,
who shaped his life in so many ways, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, and, of
>> Next Monday through Friday its Gav time.
know every skater.
Diamond, the guy who sponsors every skater
I feel like my life took a bad turn.-Meg
cant go Phishing alone.
on why Gav paid for Rudy and Himes Phish tickets
THURSDAY, JUNE 17, 2004
>> Smyth finally came back today. He left weeks ago for the
Oi! Meets Girl tour in Great Britain. Then when everyone else came
home, he extended his trip and met up with his lady in Nice, France.
I guess Smyth needed a little vacation time, since skating around
England with your friends for two weeks isnt really a vacation.
Thats work. Hard work.
To celebrate his triumphant return, we let Smyth reminisce about his
days spent on the beaches of the Mediterranean, by giving us a Mini
Top 5. We know he really wants a full Top 5s, but its not gonna
TOPS 5 WITH SAM SMYTH
5 reasons for going topless on the French Riviera:
1. Blinding Frenchies with my alabaster skin.
2. I was the only one with tats.
3. My tits looked small next to my ladys.
4. I was able to locate some 65spf lotion.
5. Ran out of clean tees.
>> If anybody had any questions about whether Christian Hosoi
was going to be able to skate or not after being locked up, well heres
your answer (photo courtesy 50-50.com).
>> Somebody took the time to give PJ Ladds part from the
"Really Sorry" DVD and give it some music and a reedit.
Check it out, its
>> Yesterday we tried to skate downtown LA and got stuck in
deadlock traffic. Imagine three dudes, in three separate cars, taking
30 minutes, to go three blocks. You just imagined our day yesterday.
To top it off it was the running of the Olympic torch that caused
the bumper-to-bumper. Bob Burnquist skated
with the torch in Athens, Greece before it made its way to downtown
get 20 frat assholes on a house boat and Meza isnt going to
be able to do anything. Come on, does Rick listen to Meza?"
Gav about Meza chaperoning Tys bachelor party
are these peoples party budget? And make sure you got Gavin
in a life jacket."
NO, NOT CURRENT
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 2004
>> Outside of dodging homicidal maniacs, Ty found it in his
schedule to edit a short film on the Oi! Meets Girl Tour. Dills
boy Mikey is gonna be psyched. The video is in our revised Featured
Feature column (over there on the other side of the screen).
>> Recently, IASC (International Association of Skateboard
know what the "C" stands for, could be wrong about the "I",
the "S" and the "A" too) had a meeting at the
end of the Huntington
Beach Pier, where they forgot to invite Rickk, again. They used
to invite him, but maybe because he never showed up, theyre
over him. Hed probably just sit in the back passing gas and
looking confused anyway.
>> Star of The Hot Chocolate Tour, manual expert, and Malibus
most wanted, Chris Roberts has graced us with an
interview. Click the little cloud below titled "Roberts"
to read more.
>> Gav, Hime, and Rudy are boarding a redeye flight to NY tonight
to catch some of Phishs last shows, as it is their farewell
tour, much to Gavs dismay. Dont worry Gav, I think Dave
Mathews is still touring, and maybe even the Dead, without Jerry.
>> Remember, next week, all week, is Gav week.
in the middle of fucking cutting my hair right now."
ordering the bunnies, Atiba?"
TUESDAY, JUNE 15, 2004
>> Top 5s (where David
Cross still reigns supreme) will have its own section soon. Koston
Top 5 coming soon.
>> Speaking of Koston, depending on tonights outcome,
he may be over this whole Lakers thing. But until then hes still
a fan. So much so that the NBA tracked him down for this
>> Intelligent, dangerous, boyish good looks. Whats not
to love about Spike? Apparently Stephanie Trong, from that growing-old-ungracefully-rag,
Jane Magazine thinks the same way. Notice
how Spike is bigger than everybody else in the photo. Thats
one way to get a date Stephanie.
>> Nick Diamonds ladyfriend, Elle, has landed the job
of host of an AOL radio show. Its called Thug Poet and plays
nothing but Tupac all day, every day. Wow! Do I hear wedding bells?
>> Starting next week, were coming in hot with The Gav.
Its gonna be huge.
I was in the NBA finals, I would try a lot harder then the Lakers
this show called Blonde Retards?"
watching For Love or Money
MONDAY, JUNE 14, 2004
>> This last Friday night, Koston was host to a wild game of
Texas Hold Em. Tony Ferguson, despite having no idea on how
to compose a poker hand, came up $70 and things got a little heated
when The Gav threatened to call Schnurr to back him up on the rules
of the game. The call was never made and Gav walked away $10 poorer.
>> After a brief hiatus, Stevie Williams is back on Diamond.
has posted some classic ads feature some Girl/Chocolate alumni. Tim
Gavin 20 pounds lighter and ink free. Sheffey
boosting over a fence for Speed Wheels. And Minirats Paulo,
Gabe, Rudy, and Guy
>> Theres a garage sale in front of Tys apartment
every weekend. And outside of the occasional drunk driver that careens
off Hollywood Boulevard and into Tys building, its normally
a pretty quiet area. That is until this weekend, when a double
homicide occurred just four doors down from the Evans residence.
Sketchy! Is this a little too morbid for the Tap?
TOP 5 WITH RUDY JOHNSON
Top 5 songs to cover on guitar
1. "Dont Panic," Cold Play
2. "Is There Anybody Out There," Pink Floyd
3. "Creeping Death," Metallica
4. "Strawberry Fields Forever," The Beatles
5. Any classical guitar song
>> Next time youre reading the Lakai
news check out the Zine section of the site to browse through some
of their recent zine/catalogs.
gotta hit it, dude."
on going to a club called Jamaican Gold this weekend
FRIDAY, JUNE 11, 2004
>> Smyths got another run of flicks. This time its
back to London for the wind down of the Oi! Tour. Thanks to Sidewalk
and Warrior for the good times.
Biebel erects a 30-foot trash bag. One of his most thrilling experiences
of the trip.
Jereme tries out bondage. He seems into it.
Floating Street Skater of the Year head.
Final night festivities.
From BA to MJ, and all the good blokes we met along the way, thank
you for making this trip off the hook. Oi!
Mikes getting rid of his Escalade. Thank God. It was getting
embarrassing to even be the designated driver of such a vehicle. Riding
shotgun was pretty shameful too. So now hes getting a 745 BMW
or as he called it "a quarter to eight." Get it, as in 7:45?
Quarter to eight. Way to keep it Hip-Hop Mike. Hes getting it
from Ritchie Beltons dad. For real.
David Cross Top 5 in the Featured Feature. Did we mention that yet?
Johannes Gamble booked the Nokia gig. Here he is doing his best tweaked
ollie (the same one he used to win CASL contests with, 25 and older,
unsponsored division) on Scoochs Chocolate board. We expect
to see a spike in sales on that model thanks to this
billboard on Melrose.
Currently there is a bidding war going on between Record
Collection Music and Sub
Pop for the official record label of the Tap. Well see.
dont know. I dont know if I could deal with that guy."
when asked if hes going to move in with Carroll
LESS THAN CURRENT
THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2004
>> Rudy Johnsons wife Pam is the coolest. Girls who have
never met her even want to hang with her. So we demanded she fill
out a survey.
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As a bonus to the Johnson family, here is a
photo of Rudy and Pam with their son Diego, who celebrated his
fourth birthday by riding on Splash Mountain for the first time. Yeah,
he was scared shitless.
A WINNER FOR THE WIN A CHOCOLATE BACKPACK PERSONALLY PACKED BY SCOTT
And guess what, we stand corrected. MIKE
from Welland, Ontario, Canada, did win. He pulled that
mess together and blew Scotts mind with his color-coded
organization of his shoeboxes. Congrats Mike. Heres
what youll be getting in the mail.
Competition was tough so heres some runner ups. Jordan
from Melbourne Florida.
minimal living space,
but with attention to detail. And...
a very close second to Mr. Swiffer himself, Dirk.
Here he is with
his tools. This is the
>> Raymond is on tour with a rock band. Hes in Texas and
skating with guitarist James Iha, of the Smashing Pumpkins. And Twiggy
from Marlyn Manson is with them too. Weird.
>> Comedian David
Cross has a Top 5
in the Featured Feature section. Down there to the right.
drives really slow. REALLY slow."
about The Mez
"She puts regular trash in the recycling bin, it drives me crazy."
Gav about his maid
place makes you want to sweat."
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9, 2004
>> Mike and Greg Carrolls cousin, Brendan Charles Murphy,
has taken credit for introducing them to skateboarding. They were
rocker kids at the time. Mike claims that Brendan could have went
pro. Now hes a drunk firefighter/paramedic. Sounds scary.
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>> Field Editor Smyth with yet another series of snapshots.
This time theyre in Leeds. And this time things are getting
a little more Rock-n-Roll.
Ty and the best damn air guitarist in the world
Big Owen has got the posses back
Young Beebs, takin down the Big O
Biebel takes down Neil to secure his spot at the top
MJ and his new accessories
>> Mini Top 5 with Daniel Castillo
TOP 5 VENICE LOCS
1. Joey Tran
2. Eric "Tuma" Britton
3. Jesse Martinez
4. Jef Hartsel
5. Eric "Little Man" Garber
>> The Gav has been banned, kicked off, forbidden, disqualified,
expelled, and shunned from the Tap for his behavior. So Bird, unfortunately,
everyones gotta abide by the same rules. When your bearded mug
dons the pages of TWS Skate Business (see below), thats grounds
for a ban. See you around Bird
Oh, yeah, Reda and The Lix are
didnt even mention me yesterday. You were snapping photos all
day! I was money!"
Gav disappointed that he wasnt on the Tap yesterday after he
"Im gonna start skating and then Im gonna rip."
TUESDAY, JUNE 8, 2004
>> Smyth, like a good little field reporter, checked in and
got back to us with a full journalistic report. The Scotland files:
Even MJ knows Sherm is a little suspect.
Jeremes lookin like a million quid, at the Focus shop
A couple Scots just tryin to make it to the Tap.
MJs alternative lifestyle sometimes includes alternative transportation.
Sherm goes totally Cockney.
Pillow Art part one, just the beginning.
Pillow Art part two, Biebels addition. Pillow Art three, "Sherm
City," not suitable for the Tap.
Ty gets ready for lift off.
A smashing good posse.
>> Over the years Megan has learned not to mix family with business.
So here she walks the line with her big sis Susan Baltimore. Read
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Nicks mom said "No way" to filling out a Crail Survey.
She also said the questions were ridiculous. The Tershays are
gansta through and through.
>> This was on the back of a Jeep parked on the street in front
of headquarters. Torrance
is a hell of a place.
>> Mike Todd from Welland, Ontario, Canada is guaranteed not
to win the Chocolate Backpack Personally Packed by Scott Johnston
Contest, for having the cleanest room. Scooch wouldnt sneeze
in this here. Thanks for sending anyway Mike.
Lakers are wack."
has gotten so clever."
MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2004
>> Heres Smyths third, and possibly final, installment from the Girls trip through the United Kingdom. Smyth if youre checking in, thats your cue to send more photos. The boys do Newcastle:
1> Brian spots a cock on the McDonalds chick.
2> Sherms suspect van antics are getting out of control. This is the only postable photo. Hit up Carroll for the uncut shit, if youre into sketchy young boys.
3> Newcastles number one Girl fan. Thanks for showing, little buddy.
4> At the end of this rainbow was a skatepark on the beach. No photos, but I promise it was a blast.
>> Scott Johnston came in to pack the prize for the Crail reader with the cleanest room. Take a look at what youll win. The deadline is June 10, so get those photos in. Send to: firstname.lastname@example.org or snail mail to 22500 S. Vermont, Torrance, CA 90502.
>> Nick Tershay and Stacy G. were in a heated debate over which concert they attended last week was better. He saw Madonna and she saw Prince. Nick reported that Madonna had vert skater Sergie Ventura, with a Mohawk and eye makeup, skating a ramp, as part of her stage show, while Stacy G. talked about Prince playing "Little Red Corvette" on his acoustic guitar. Nick gave a convincing and passionate reenactment of Sergies stage performance, but Stacy talks louder. So Prince wins for having the best concert out of the two pop icons. Its Princes birthday today, too.
>> Speaking of Prince and Madonna, upon being released from jail, Christian Hosoi went straight to the Aala Park Boardshop in Hawaii and set up a stick. And of course, Nick is pretty stoked that hes got a Diamond sticker on his board.
>> I dont post the photos on the front page. Just want to clear that one up. And if I did I certainly wouldnt have picked one where I have such a big double chin.
"Such a gross display of money."
"Madonna was sick dude!"
FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2004
>> CHRISTIAN HOSOI IS GETTING OUT OF JAIL! Thats right, Holmes will be finally released from prison next Wednesday, in Honolulu. Shakas all the way around. A childhood friend of mine bought a very used Hosoi Hammerhead for $25. And after about a week I took it and slammed the tail on a curb, making a V-shaped chip in the tail. Pretty lame. My other Hosoi story is that I heard in the mid-80s he hopped out of a limo at a demo, grabbed a female fan and kissed her. Supposedly she fainted on the spot and Hosoi said, "Whew, out cold!" Then he ripped the demo. Thats how it was in the 80s.
>> Its official. Gino is moving back to LA. Hell be here by the middle of the month. East Coast fans dont fret; hes keeping his place in Long Island as well.
>> Heres Smyth second around of Oi! Meets Girl Tour. This batch is from Milton Keynes:
1> B.A. on the bus floor, with a banana-peel pillow.
2> M.J. and the "shocker." If he had hair, it would be standing on end.
3> Caught slippin at the mall. The team endures an impromptu autograph signing.
4> Tys in the mood to frolic amongst the lush greenery.
5> Tys rollin in on one sweet ditch.
6> Rick came up on like five free games of bowling, from these scratchers.
7> By the time we tried to redeem our free games bowling had closed for the night. That didnt stop Cory from going head first down this lane.
>> There are two massive full pipes on the flatbed of two semi trucks, parked in the middle of the street, right around the corner from Girl. Despite maximum bust factor the ever so dangerous Scott Johnston had to give them a test run (mpg 248k) .
ENTRY DEL OTRO DIA
THURSDAY, JUNE 3, 2004
>> Tap Editor at Large, Sam Smyth has blessed us with his first in a series of correspondence from the Oi! Meets Girl Tour. First stop London, England:
1> Welcome to London. Ty picks up a new trick axe, and holds on to his trusty cruiser.
2> What would the boys at Slam City Skates think if they found out Chico rocks Von Dutch mesh?
3> Carroll waiting for a flood, E.A. just psyched to be there.
4> B.A. and the Tower Bridge.
5> Rickk on a chicks head.
6> Carroll givin some head.
7> Sherm facial.
8> An Embarconian reunion - Smyth and Femi Bukanola.
>> One time I picked up Chris Keeffe to go skating and when he was getting into my car he ripped his new Gap cords on the door. He got so pissed that he punched the roof of my car. Then he felt bad and said, "Sorry." Now he, his brother John, and Dave Ortiz have opened there own store called Daves Quality Meats. Between the three of them, at least one of them has held the following job title: pro skater, real estate mogul, shop clerk, theater ticket agent, sales manager, and aspiring porn star. Now they sell shoes, clothes, and some boards. Check out their store if youre in the New York area. Its at 7 East Third Street. New York, NY. Chris, I expect a box of shirts at Girl by early next week. Size XL (and L Sanger).
>> Theres something of a 80s pop revival going on here at Girl. Nick Diamond is going to see Madonna and wont shut up about it. And Meg, Charlene, and Stacy are going to see Prince this Saturday. Yeah, we got a pretty tough staff over here. If Larson doesnt go to like a Maiden and Dio double bill type of thing this summer anything tough about Girl could be lost.
>> The Christian skate company that Jeremy Carnahan rode for was aptly titled 777. He only got one complete from them and was stoked that it had Indys on it.
>> Chris Roberts interview coming soon.
QUOTES OF THE DAY:
"The Vice President is sleeping next to me."
"Start a cool rumor about me."
"Theres always one asshole everywhere."
"No, dude, Im going to the Madonna concert."
Nick Diamond on why he cant skate today
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2004
>> Christian Hosoi is scheduled for a parole hearing tomorrow, says one of our reliable sources (the Slap Message Boards). Its been nearly six years since Hosoi was sent to the belly of the beast. We at the Tap believe Holmes has paid his debt to society and wish him the best at tomorrows hearing. He could do rocket method airs, thats gotta be grounds for a at least a year off his sentence.
>> On the way to work there was a guy fully asleep, with a cigeratte dangling in his mouth, in the lane next to me, on the 101 freeway. Luckily it was stop and go traffic. I gave him a honk; he woke up, took a power puff, and just kept driving.
MINI FIVE WITH SCOTT JOHNSTON:
Top 5 things to do while waiting for Carroll to finish stretching:
1. Get a Starbys
2. Look at his latest home furnishing purchase
3. Skate the Brooklyn Projects mini
4. Give my hotmail a quick once over
5. Spot him (just kidding)
>> Ive never watched Fear Factor
"I dont know, and to be honest, I dont really f--king care."
"Fat face Gavin ruined the whole thing!"
"I got sponsored by a Christian skate company once and I was totally drunk at the time."
TUESDAY, JUNE 1, 2004
>> In an attempt to expand the Bird Brand, Kelly Bird has launched a website.
>> Hime is up to something, and its not road repping. Well find out tomorrow.
>> Atiba showed me a slideshow, on his laptop, with a Tribe Called Quest song playing along to it, of his new two-story house. Remember when Atiba was just the guy theyd send to SF to film Huf. And remember, on that same trip, he was supposed to hook-up with Carroll but Carroll flaked on him. Well now hes buying house number two.
>> Scott made a power move over the weekend. Congratulations bud.
>> Lakers are in the finals. Not sure what that means.
>> A few people are concerned about Ginos whereabouts, so heres an update: Hes trying to find an apartment in LA while hes in NY. Sounds difficult. And he skated Flushing Meadows today by himself.
>> Tys got a new bod that hes real into right now. Take a look.
"As soon as I get there I feel like getting out."
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