NIKE SB premiered it’s first ever skateboard film “Nothing But the Truth” on Tuesday night at Hollywood’s’ Kodak Theater. And yes, it was an event not to miss. You name’em – they were there. I mean – I think the last time I saw Alphonso Rawls was at least 3 or so years ago at a trade show or something. My first home cooked meal in Cali, was served by he and his lovely lady at the time…Thanks Alf. Stevie was there too and he reminded me that I’ve a package of ‘hand-me-down’ baby stuff at his crib from he and fam. So with Tim and Brevi, Stevie and Adrianne, and the grandparents – lil Malachi-Rah is alright with fresh gear for a minute. It was a social event for my lady and a reunion of sorts for me. Rudy Johnson, SAD, CHOCOLATE-BROWN, and JACK JICE were there. Mark Tavis and Robby Dominguez got away from the skate grave to party it up like only they can. Paulo Diaz’ big brother gave me some inspiring news on the “NOLLIE KING”. So put the positive vibes out there Tim.
Now – the film/video/movie – whatever suits your art-fag fancy – is great for their first attempt. I laughed to tears as I had heard a lot about what went on behind the scenes. Some of the intro parts run a bit long – but don’t blame that on NIKE – put that on the director and ego I guess. GINO does not have a full part I’m sad to say. He does kickflip out of a back-lip – off a ledge and shows a bit of humor about it. Reese did a line at Pulaski and unless you’ve been there – you don’t know how small the curbs are – PERIOD. Danny, Dan, and Daniel begin their section together and the MYSTERY Dan shreds light on the blind, and the STEREO AGENTS are both silent killers. Weiger loves lots a girls (you gotta see the movie), Clark Hassler is not an attractive woman (damn good skateboarder though )- you will ENJOI his part nonetheless. Grant Taylor, the legacy of one Thomas Taylor (Schmitt Stix OG/ Stratosphere ATL owner) show you what having a skate-dad and a vert ramp since birth will do for your footwood adventures. Todd Jordan has gotten really good over the years – and he skates some pretty creative spots. Omar pukes on everything! That dude is nuts!!! Stephan is smooth as silk and still asleep on his board.
Rodrigo Petersen, Fabio Cristiano, and Cesar get busy for Brazil in a big way. I think there should be more footy of them in the Bonus section. P-Rod does “P-Rod” and you know how that goes down…Like only P-Rod can “P-Rod”. Chet makes it all legit for me – he’s the control for this experiment. Lance Mountain gets off in the credits. He’s got the last part! He deserves the last part! Shit – we all skate now – and do so because we’re all still searching for “CHIN”. Lance was instrumental in the documented search for “CHIN” – and I know at least one of the Bones Brigadiers had a pair of Jordan’s on. T.G. rocked Pumas I think.
That’s it – or at least what I can remember because I took full advantage of the V.I.P. entry and my lady kept sober to drive so I didn’t have to.
GO DO A KICKFLIP IN YOUR FAVORITE PAIR OF SHOES – AND IF THEY AREN’T SB’s – IT DON’T MATTER. THERE ARE DOPE SPOTS ALL OVER LA, THAT YOU DON’T HAVE TO SLEEP OUTSIDE OVER NIGHT TO GET A PAIR OF ILL-KEEPERS. STYLE IS TIMELESS – AND EARNED/BUILT UPON – NOT PAID FOR. AND ANYBODY GOT SOMETHING TO SAY ABOUT THAT – GET AT ME SO I CAN SPELL SOME ISH OUT FOR YA.
JAMEL/ JUSTICE BORN
Tim says: Sweat the Sweatshops 😦