Half a Fortnight in Manhattan: Part 1

Speaking at the Museum of Modern Art to a theater filled with people about Skateboard Videos? Now I've seen it all.
I went to be part of such a panel discussion. From Left to Right: Jason Dill, Yours Truly, Spike Jonze, Ty Evans, Eliza from the MOMA, Jake Phelps, The Gonz, Patrick O'Dell, Tobin Yelland. Greg Hunt and Lance Mountain were there too.
I'm pictured here with a particularly rebellious Yeti or Abominable Snowman or... I'll even accept Wampa. "Fuck whoever cares!"
Oh, it was Spike. Go see his new movie, you know the name.
Spike was throwing uppercuts at (Oscar award winning!) actress Catherine Keener, who is a very nice, grounded, and outgoing human in person.
She wanted a photo with the infamous Jake Phelps, so we chased him down to get one. He meted out a bear-style hug as punishment.
Who knew Keener would be so cuddly?
A panelists-eye view of Gonz and Lance Mountain.
Afterward, a lovely young tart extracted words from Phelper, a not too hard task for anyone within earshot.
Then No Age played, in the Museum of Modern Art, next to some Rodin scuplture of Balzac. No need to even make a joke. Good (and ear splitting) Times.
I ran into some young humans who were fans of the Toy Machine and surrounding culture. Happy to hear free music and drink free Colt 45.

Deanna did a blog...

Geoff Rowley strips nude and dives in...

Bradford blogged some skate photos...
Posted October 19th, 2009 by smile and god smiles too, but not ganesh...
Greetings from Devinbriggs.com
Posted By: Devin on October 20th, 2009 at 01:09AM PST
That kid in the last picture is Taji of Acapulco Gold flowage.
Posted By: vinny on October 20th, 2009 at 04:40AM PST
Catherine Keener's still got it man.

Gonz still looks spectacular.

I still have yet to see No Age play. My girlfriend has like 6 times at the Smell. I've never been there either. Are they any good live?

Posted By: Jacob on October 20th, 2009 at 11:49AM PST
I wouldn't wish ol' Gluehead aka The Phelper on any one.
Posted By: sea cliff vert ramp on October 20th, 2009 at 02:59PM PST
am i gay if i had a second look?
Posted By: anibal on October 20th, 2009 at 03:08PM PST
Did any skateboarding happen?
I wonder how spike or whoever made a whole movie out of that book.
If some terrorist wanted to destroy skateboarding,he'd bomb that place.
did Mark and you say "Hey Lance,nice board company!" then gave him a swirly.
Is that beach in liverpool?
Posted By: Jgonzalez on October 20th, 2009 at 05:11PM PST
I saw Spike's movie today and liked it quite a bit
Posted By: Zach on October 20th, 2009 at 06:05PM PST
an overaged skeletor? (he-man's arch nemisis)

Posted By: get amongst the blatant plugs on October 20th, 2009 at 10:23PM PST
YO! Thanks for the shout out!!
- Young Human on the left
Posted By: Anonymous WOman! on October 25th, 2009 at 08:47AM PST
yo im from newport and ur the shit mike v skates like a gorilla
Posted By: emelio estaban on October 25th, 2009 at 06:26PM PST
Ed, I remember you used to have a neck. What happened?
Posted By: Obese on October 26th, 2009 at 08:34PM PST
Thanks for all the inspiration over the years. Im 22 years deep and continue my choice to skate to rupture thought and dumb temptations around the city.
The dance of life has been that much free er due to shred possibilities and commitment and folks like you.
Posted By: Fred Templesam Sr. on October 27th, 2009 at 05:04PM PST
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