Back by unpopular demand, here’s some odds and ends from around the digital world that you may or may not enjoy.
Addy Snowdon’s rust-coated masterpiece Cast Iron Shore, is now up on the net. There’s obvious bias here but this sharply-edited slab of north west street riding is by far one of the best videos to grace the DVD format in the past few years and if for some strange reason you didn’t decide to fork out for a copy last year… then you’re in luck.
Strangeways Volume 5 is getting the red carpet treatment at 7PM Friday the 10th of June at the Thirsty Scholar just down from Manchester Oxford Rd station. Check the trailer here.
Meanwhile across the Atlantic, El Punto de Sabor is the new one from AM:PM, featuring a mix of golden age playground spots, massive handlebars, Ratkid Japan clips, high school choir cover-versions, Mike Hoder’s seat-post, complicated rail configurations at at least one pair of gloves.
There’s also some good stuff to read on the new AM:PM site, including this article about New York pools, and this one about that little concrete wedge that Bob Scerbo hops into in his Cuts part. Good to see people devoting a few words to riding for once—especially away from the Instagram cess-pit.
This article about the link between the Spike Jonze/Andy Jenkins/Mark Lewman Wizard Publications master cluster and skateboarding written by ‘the other Antony Pappalardo’ is worth a read for all the historians out there. Nice for riding to get a slight bit of acknowledgement from the glory-sapping skating world for once. From Nick Phillip to Wig Worland it’s sometime’s forgotten that a healthy portion of the people who shaped the look of skating were actually riders.
No bike mentions in this (legendary day-glo rave clobber dungeon Cyberdog gets a nod though…), but this interview with art-man Oliver Payne on the Slam City site has some good bits in it—especially his take on ‘shop culture’.
More words—this time an interview over on the Least Most site with 70s photographer Mel Stoutenberger on the early days of what became known as BMX. Sometimes hard to relate to sun-soaked Californian imagery, but Mel’s snaps of back-yard style-cats getting loose on old Schwinns are pretty universal.