Wednesday, December 17, 2008


This post is for Agent Asian over at Meattortillas blog. I have fond memories listening to this fabulous band with my favorite China Man while driving over Deception Pass heading to Sequim Skatepark. These tunes by Treepeople are nowadays hard to find and should be listened to. For those that don't know, Treepeople features the ever so popular (and rightfully so) Doug Martsch of Built to Spill fame. Agent Asian my apologies for buying that Something Vicious for Tomorrow CD out from under you so many years back. If you have the time check out Agent Asian's blog over at He does a great job documenting skateboarding in Bellingham where there are tons of rippers true to the sport.
Here are the tracks

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Creative behavior is something we all thrive on. Its what makes us frustrated, purposeful and joyful all at once. Everyone has this ability, some just use it more than others or in different ways. Unique creativeness is what sets us apart from everyone and everything else. It also is what brings friendship, cohesiveness, and turmoil amongst one another. We all have this creativeness to offer. I love finding certain unique creativeness that adheres to me and others. Certain people stand out to each of us in a way that tickles our own fancies. Daniel Higgs is one of these people for me. The sounds, pictures, and art this guy makes is so mysterious to me. He makes me feel like he knows something big that none of us know. I was fortunate enough to see him perform live at the Towne Lounge in Portland, Oregon awhile back. The performance that night was one that I will always remember. I could spend hours just watching YouTube videos of him playing music. I first heard of Daniel Higgs through his very prolific band Lungfish. Posted below are some Lungfish tracks that are not easy to come by. Three of the tracks are from a demo which absolutely rule. Another three tracks are off of an extremely hard to find 7" called 10 East. The remaining track is an out-take from their Necrophones album. Song 1 on the demo just might be my favorite Lungfish tune ever. Daniel Higgs does some solo stuff as well. I will be posting some of this as well in the near future. Enjoy a small movie called "Alchemist" by Mr. Higgs below. I'm not sure exactly what its about. Maybe its about that certain thing he knows that none of us do.

Tracks are here.

The Alchemist

Obviously a Keeper

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Don't Make em Like They Used To.

Thanks to my long lost friend Jon Brown for pointing this one out.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Screwdriver in my leg. Pancake Batter

I just watched Hokus Pokus all the way through for the first time in many years. I know that every skater to come out of the late 80's early 90's was affected by this video in one way or another. The skateboarding was fresh and so were the tunes. I think what makes this skate flick so enjoyable is the conceivable trick maneuvers these guys pull off. Creative and within my reach. Not to put down what vids are like now, but much of it is shock value to my brain. Fun to watch, but I am not getting as stoked about massive drops mixed with flipper flops. To sum it up. I am so happy to have started skating when I did.
Heres the video.

Heres the soundtrack

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Mixed Ape #1

Here is a mix tape for someone, anyone, me.

Track list
1.Marginal Man - Friend
2.Minor Threat - Stumped
3.Buzzcocks - Breakdown [Take 3]
4.Gray Matter - Retrospect
5.The Warmers - Poked it with a Stick
6.Gray Matter - Oscar's Eye
7.Lungfish - My Fool Heart
8.Treepeople - Planet Earth
9.Wire - Damaged Goods
10.Naked Raygun - Treason
11.Nomeansno - Now
12.Ramones- Today Your Love, Tomorrow the World
13.Pavers - Thank You, Mr. Hollywood Fancypants
14.Gorilla Biscuits - Start Today
15.Dinosaur Jr. - In a Jar
16.Egg Hunt - We All Fall Down

I'm pretty sure that skateboarding was cooler back in the day.

If you went to Asia, this is how you would have to ride.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Pick Your Poison

I wonder if any of these exist still.

Small Man, Big Mouth

Translation Please.

Huge Drug?

A humorous screenshot from a very challenging but extremely fun Nintendo game called Code Name: VIPER. The translations in these games as well as the text that can be read are sooooooo funny sometimes! Huge Drug. Try hiding that one you bathroom junkies!

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