48 Blocks

I can’t think of a better first interview from NYC than talking to Leo Fitzpatrick about the movie Kids on the 20th anniversary of the films release in theaters. I’m going to stop by Leo’s gallery in the next week or two, so maybe I’ll get something a little more in-depth and broader with him to share here. This is a good read though and definitely provides some interesting insight on the film—check it out over on the RIDE Channel.

Jul 262015

Three days ago I touched down in New York permanently. This city moves pretty fast and is filled with distractions—I love it! I really don’t publish interviews on here anymore (it’s more lucrative to sell the work to other media outlets), but I do plan on blogging some of the times and crimes that I experience in the Big Apple; and of course I’ll keep throwing up links to things that I think are cool. To my knowledge, 48 Blocks is the only skate blog that’s existed in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and New York over the course of its existence, that’s pretty damn unique. I think it’s only right to ring in this new era with a link to an iconic classic that inspired me when I was younger and still inspires me today.

I interviewed German Nieves for The Hundreds about skateboarding, tennis, fashion, his hometown, and his new brand Paterson League. Check it out for an in-depth look at what Germ’s been up to recently, he’s definitely making moves.

For the second episode of Table Talk, Chris Pastras pays a studio visit to Girl Skateboards graphic alumni and former art director of Grand Royal Magazine, Geoff McFetridge. They discuss history, art, colors, and process in this interesting and informative piece presented by Monster Children and Richer Poorer.