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ENTRY #39.5, 11:03am
10/31/03

Couple sites to check out later tonight after you awake wondering what that skuffling noise was in your closet.:
Drop Dead
Street Machine


The most recent issue of
Heckler showed up at Crail yesterday. They're still around!



ENTRY #39, 9:27am
10/31/03

"Boo." Marlyn Manson just dropped in to say that.



ENTRY #38.5, 2:47pm
10/30/03

Some costumes people around the Crail HQ have been rumored to be cooking up: a frog suit that's 5 sizes too small, Marilyn Manson, Wonderwoman, an accountant, "The Bandit" from, whatelse, Smokey and the Bandit (think, Tans-am Guy), a road rep...


There are two men's rooms here at HQ. I just realized today that one always has Thrasher and the other Transworld. Totally true.


Unlike the Randoms, or Ring, Ring, Ring, this column is never bad.



ENTRY #38, 9:35am
10/30/03

Here's a good article about real street skating in
Hartford, Connecticut. Check this quote from the article:

"For the most part, we don't have any real issues with the skateboarders," said Hartford Police Captain Michael J. Fallon.

Wow. Thanks for the link, Hopper.


Here's a good one:
Skate of Mind



ENTRY #37, 9:27am
10/29/03

Girl just took delivery of mutiple palettes loaded with the 10 Year Anniversary OG boards. They are current-day knock-offs of the very first Girl graphics by the same artist who did the originals 10 years back — our own A. Jenkins. That dude is getting old... but these boards are fresh. Check ''em here.


The
Chocolate site has finally been updated with all the new boards and riders. Navigation is a lot smoother thanks to our man, Paul Nett.

If you're wondering when the
Hot Chocolate Video is going to drop, just keep yours eyes on the countdown in the box below.


Links for today:
Andy Howell
Flux
Negative B



ENTRY #36.5, 1:33pm
10/28/03

The boards from the
Broken Deck Show are online and for sale. There's some really nice work there, but check it yourself at Alena Skateboarding.



ENTRY #36, 9:26am
10/28/03

Ah, I've found my way back to the server. Check it. Here are some sites for you:

Select Skate is calling it quits, check their download and say goodbye. What's up guys?

Future Shock, "Late at Night." This link came from Lardog (it's a Quicktime file). In a world where everyone can pop and lock.

Carroll's Corner on Cowtown Skates. Not Mike Carroll, not Greg Carroll... but a Carroll, nonetheless. Good skate news source and nicely designed site.



ENTRY #35, 9:09am
10/23/03

I've been adding to the Singing Link Tap. Check it.


I think I'm going to interview
Evan Hecox for the Tap soon... maybe ask him why he hasn't updated his site in two years. I heard there's a Gino Iannucci interview coming up too. Anything you guys want Smyth to ask him for you? Let me know, I'll pass it on.



ENTRY #34, 9:14am
10/22/03

Word back from
Jocko in New York is that he's been skating this thing. Wow. You gotta love the lines. Every neighborhood should have one of these. Check out our friends at Autumn Skateboard Shop for more info.



ENTRY #33.75, 1:48pm
10/21/03

Whaaa?



(link found on
Sacklunch via Skatenerd)



ENTRY #33.5, 12noon
10/21/03

Excellent article on
Bobby Puleo's collections in the New York Times, written by none other than Jocko Weyland, author of one of our favorite books, "The Answer Is Never.'' Puleo's show, "These Eyes Have Eye"' is currently showing at Philadelphia's Space 1026.



ENTRY #33, 9:13am
10/21/03

Web cruising this morning...

Read a pretty interesting thing about
World Industries and Variflex over on Skateboarding Sucks Dotcom. Then, while scrolling down the site, I found a few other interesting links. The Skateboard Mag now has a "coming soon" URL and I also stumbled on Vista Seeker and checked it out... well worth reading on a regular basis.

Here's another shot of the
Pedrosideways installation during the work process. This one was shot about 27 hours before the opening by Evan Hecox. That's Dumper, Tony Larson working his magic on the large piece.



ENTRY #32, 8:29am
10/20/03

Pedrosideways is on and continues to hang until come time in November. The opening went well this past Saturday night — your own definition of "well" will suffice... I mean, the
Gonz or Jason Lee didn't show up, but, Porous Walker was rumored to have been milling about, and Charlie Chaplin was also spotted along with Mezavision. Here's a picture of the installation wall about 48 hours before the show opening (photo Bob K). More photos soon.
Best of luck to the
San Pedro Skateboard Asscociation, and if they ever post their t-shirts online, check them out, they're sick. And a big thanks to Marshal and Michelle at Walled City for hosting. Long live Spedro and watch for some of the limited edition posters, t-shirts and prints to show up in the Crail store in the following weeks.


Links of the day. Dreams and terror...

TERROR Skateboards
DREAMLAND Skateparks



ENTRY #31.5, 10:02am
10/15/03

Email from a few minutes ago. Subject Patrick Melcher:

"I AM NOT SURE HOW TO TAKE WHAT YOU WROTE ABOUT HIM. ARE YOU JEALOUS CAUSE A RED-HAIRED IRISH MAN CAN SKATE CIRCLES AROUND YOU AND ALL OF THE CRAILTAP STAFF??? YEAH THAT IS WHAT I THOUGHT, CAUSE I KNOW FOR A FACT HE CAN.

WHAT IS FUNNY, IS HOW WANNABE ART-FAGS THINK THEY ARE BETTER THAN EVERYONE ELSE, WHEN THEY ARE SLAVES TO THE WIMS [sic] OF EVERY PERSON THAT SEES THERE "ART". I USE THE TERM ART-FAG BECAUSE THERE ARE MANY ARTISTS IN THE WORLD AND THERE ARE ART-FAGS OR WANNABES.

SNOBS.

Royce

Me, I was giving
Mr. Melcher props for doing his own thing and not caring. You? You must have some sort of chip weighing you down. Don't forget to laugh, Royce — this is Crailtap, not CNN. Oh, and I missed the part in there where I said I, or rather we, could out skate Patrick, maybe you can point it out to me?
—Art Fag Wannabe Slave Boy Sanger



ENTRY #31
10/15/03

Yeah, I went to the
Active Bling fest thing last weekend. I missed the best trick dealio. Honestly, I didn't even know there was one until Monday, when Clive told me. But I did see lots of garbage on the ground, security folks, new leather jackets, tight jeans and hair. At least one exception to the fashion trends, though, was Patrick Melcher. Way to go, Pat. (but, hey, is that dude an overgrown leprechaun or what?). So do I review the fest? No.


Movie skate spots again:



Here's the deal with the giant roll-ins from
the Italian Job and Buckaroo Bonzai, straight from Dave England :

"I am sending you these photos from the mid 80's when my friends and I would skate at the aforementioned spot. We knew it as
the Sepulveda Dam and back then it was easily accessible via a jogging trail. I couldn't find any shots of us actually riding the bank part (rest assured we did, though), just this scenic pic and the one with me and my friend, Jay Lowe (he has been in a downward spiral ever since that actress stole his name), busting wall jammers (that's me in the yellow shirt).

"The bonus shot is, of course, an ancient issue of
Skateboarder featuring Mr. Yellow Pads slashing the dam on the cover.

I hope you like everything equally," —Dave



ENTRY #30
10/10/03

Movie skate spots continues:

"In
the Italian Job when they are testing out the newly suped-up Minis and they go over that huge roll-in thing. That would be fun to skate." —Dylan Lapointe

That is actually part of LA's water system (not sure if it's active or not) and has probably been in 100 commercials and movies (another movie is
Buckaroo Bonzai — who remembers that one?). I tried to climb a fence once to get in there and skate it a long, long time ago. I got busted. It does look fun, though.


Interesting skate site of the week:
Serrated Image



ENTRY #29
10/09/03

There is a special place in Hell for people who park in the fire zone at the bank. And it's a loooong way from the ATM.


Went home early yesterday afternoon as I'd visited the staff bathroom one too many times. I guess I'm better today, but I promise to not bring up my bowel movements again.


Our man,
Bob K, has an interview in the new issue of SBC Skateboard mag... yes, it's a Canadian mag, just like Bob, but they claim nationalism was not an issue.




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