Posts Tagged ‘Raekwon’

1990s Antique Roadshow: Alphanumeric Mix Tape That’s Really A CD

March 9, 2010

Another promo item, yet for promotional use only. This surfaced in the process of boxing up all physical laying about the place, except for novelty items like a Krokus 12″ for instance. The back of the jewel case advises the reader to “mind ya neck.” We poke fun at naming a CD “The Mix Tape” (turning a blind eye toward Canal St.) but the tracklisting suggests this came out on cassette also, since there’s two sets of 15 songs, two intros and so on. Appearances from Raekwon, MOP, Shyne and Cuban Link, with the occasional shoutout to snowboards from DJs Green Lantern and Camilo.

Knights of the Round

September 25, 2009

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On the topic of magazines and striking photos of old guys, the November 2009 Skateboarder probably has already caught your eye if you are a fan of pool gnarldom in general, Lance Mountain in particular, or the florescent row of the Crayola 64 box. We here are fans of course and looking forward to his part in the Flip video (with a pair of earplugs or “Cuban Linx 2” within reach), but when it comes to Skateboarder throwback covers, I feel compelled to see Lance and raise him a purple Lambo re: the 1997 comeback issue below. Both dudes Flip riders at one point; if I remember right the plunge took place in front of a cop shop and was not landed, which if you think about it long enough might serve as a decent metaphor for Bam Margera’s career as a whole. He still skates right? Just his driveway though? We need a “Bam’s Park Footy ’09” in the tradition of Chet Childress’s recent Burnsidesploitation, except at FDR and with more scarves and top hats, for real.

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Also on the topic of magazines: shouts to Eric Stricker, hopefully he got to see the footage of that Lance Mountain trick, even if it wasn’t his magazine.