Things come full circle...

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I sent This Photo I took of my friend Ashley to her, and she sent me back this drawing...
Posted January 9th, 2007 by Brad Pitt is descended from Olive Pitters
Ed, i think some people went for your suggestion, because today 2 skaters from California came to see your show here in Antwerp.
Take care,amigo,
Tim
Posted By: Tim Van Laere on January 9th, 2007 at 02:44PM PST
what time van leeere said
Posted By: wyattt on January 9th, 2007 at 06:45PM PST
Did you go to the show Wyatt?
Posted By: ed on January 9th, 2007 at 08:28PM PST
Things do come full circle... that's so true...


And Ed, I will come to one of your show's one of these days... I still have that barf bag you autographed for me in 2001... it's so rad!
Posted By: Phil on January 9th, 2007 at 10:16PM PST
Ed,

I want your thoughts on the website skatevideosonline.net(which doesn't doesn't directly upload the videos on their site, only acts the middle man linking you to the site it's uploaded at). They are getting legal letters from skateboard companies(including Tum Yeto) threatening to sue over "their copyrighted material". Don't you find it idiotic for these same skateboard companies suing over their material that most likely on their videos does not have legal permission to use the bands copyrighted material. I don't think this hurts the sales of DVD's for the companies, most of the videos on their aren't even on the market anymore. I think bad sales for videos gos by word of mouth, I.E. if a video sucks no one will buy it. Websites like this in my opinion help companies sell whatever products they make. Also who's to say someone won't buy a DVD just because he sees it online?

i would like to hear your thoughts on this, coming from a company owner.
Posted By: anthony on January 9th, 2007 at 10:28PM PST
Looks like a double,Ed.Kooky.
Posted By: Weekly on January 9th, 2007 at 11:02PM PST
I didn't mean that.Besides it's a tripple art.If you ever come to my house read anthony for me .I need glasses.
Posted By: Weekly on January 9th, 2007 at 11:08PM PST
I agree with Anthony.
Posted By: Weekly on January 9th, 2007 at 11:35PM PST
Anthony,

In fact we get the full rights to use the music we use in our videos. And it is true that a skate companies' video is their copyrighted property to distribute as they wish. In a years time, I will not care anymore if Suffer is on YouTube, but right now, I would rather have it being bought by consumers and loyal pawns. Kids don't realize that videos on the internet and blank boards are killing the very industry they love to watch. If Flip, Zero or Toy Machine can't make money off videos, and can't sell any boards, then there is no Geoff Rowley, Jamie Thomas, or Billy Marks out there to watch and be a fan of. There is no company to pay these guys, and make the stuff people want. Maybe that is what everyone wants, just skateboarding, without all the companies and magazines and videos. Fine with me. That is where its going. Maybe that is a better world. But for now, Me and my team, and a bunch of people in a warehouse earn a living making and selling Toy Machine stuff. When we spend our money and blood making a video, it sucks for us that some dick puts it on the web for anyone to watch for free. It cuts into our sales. I know it is bound to happen, but hopefully we can prolong it until we sell enough to make our money back.
The future will probably be companies making videos just for the web, and sales will be a non-issue. Those are my immediate thoughts. They could be revised in the future.
Posted By: ed on January 10th, 2007 at 02:03AM PST
Screw Stacey, hello Ashley!
Posted By: "Sonic" Lee on January 10th, 2007 at 05:04AM PST
no fuck that sue those ppl, anthony is retarded, i dont want skating to be lame as fuck and have to go on the net to watch a skatevid i enjoy going up to my escapist my local shop and telling adrian give me suffer and fuckin paying the like 15-20 bucks for the movie, and adding it to my collection of skatevids that i can tuch and move around and take to other ppls houses and watch in my living room on a couch. and why the hell wouldnt skatevids get rights to music do u think a skate company wants to get sued by the music industry, im no fuckin rocket scientist but i can assure u music industry is alot more greedy and bigger then skateboarding, plus the middle man is no better then the person downloading it, thats like some guy saying hey do u know were i can get some pills or some other kind of drug then the middle man as u say goes so and so can hook u up for this amount of money he gets him the drugs and gives him the money, now lets say they get arrested in the process the middle man says oh i did nothing wrong i just gave him the drugs and him the money for the drugs, makes no fuckin sense that just cuz they send u to were ur going to illegaly download ur skatevid doesnt make them right.

that bums me out knowing thats theres fellow skaters taht would rather fuckin sit on a computer and download a skatevid that pros and ams worked hard as fuck to supply u with, instead of going up to ur local shop or even ordering it from a skateshop like active or ccs and supporting these guys so that there careers arnt gone in 2 or 3 years

- joey
Posted By: joey on January 10th, 2007 at 07:08AM PST
no offense to your photo ed, but ashley's drawing is stunning.
so beautiful.

and the fact that she herself, is extremely beautiful might have alot to do with it , aswell. hah

man.
Posted By: your new friend. on January 10th, 2007 at 02:28PM PST
It's a fun debate. I may change my mind. But I never posted our video on YouTube. Thanks for your reactions.
Posted By: ed on January 10th, 2007 at 05:42PM PST
this drawing is great.
the style reminds me of klimt.
Posted By: tristan on January 25th, 2007 at 12:52PM PST
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