Yet Another Awesome Longboarding Video. This film is called Lundberg Loses it. It is a short documentary about Erik Lundburg. It was shot by Kenny Luby. Aside from some helmet cam footage of a very high speed topple, the good stuff starts around the 6 minute mark.
Happy Friday! I decided to post the controversial second part of Reagan’s interview. In case you missed the first, it’s over here. Anyway, I thought it would be appropriate to post today, for a couple of reasons. First, it is nasty and rainy outside. So, the next best thing to actually being under a blanket sipping tea next to a fake-fireplace, is watching someone else do it. Second, we have been in a fight for a few weeks now about our impending spring vacation. It has been pretty heavy. Anyway, I finally broke down and bought the tickets yesterday. So, the fight is over. What does that have to do with the video? Well, since you asked… The second minute or so of the vid is Reagan and I arguing about Snooki. If you can’t tell from the video, it is all tongue in cheek. In reality, I don’t think that either of us really have strong feelings about the New Jersian one way or the other. Here it is–
As promised, here is the first big super exciting giveaway. Instead of attracting more readers, it might actually drive some away. But the purpose is to show some love to those who do read. Incidentally, no one reads blogs on Friday (so says Google analytics). But… for those who do, here is a chance to win your very own Flud turntable watch (featured above). It’s so easy. All you have to do is– 1. watch the video below, which I shot using a Flip cam (so please excuse the camera shake); and, 2. name five of the various artists who’s work appears in the film. Hint: one of them is a perverted photographer who recently did a shoot with a perverted pop singer. Another hint: at least three of the artists’ names (street name, at least) appear in the film. The first one to correctly list 5 names in a comment on this post wins. Go!
On the heels of a post where I wrote that “I hate to get too video heavy,” I am posting yet another video. I give you part II of the interview that Reagan did with me on P-day ’11. FYI, I don’t know if I’m going to be allowed to post the second half of the Reagan interview. Because, we get in a fight about Snooki, and Reagan thinks that I’m talking kind of mean in it. Which.. I do talk kind of mean, but it is mostly about Snooki. Anyway–
I hate to get too video heavy on here. I am one of those people who generally won’t even watch a video until I see it show up in at least 2 or 3 places. But there are certain subjects that get me hooked from the title. Longboarding+Madrid=can’t really go wrong. This thing is beautifully shot. It definitely kept my attention for the full 5 minutes. Check it out, if you love longboarding too.
Ok, here is the first segment of the Reagan interview that we did on Presidents’ day. Please don’t fault me for leaving off the apostrophe after “Presidents” in the lead-in credits. Reagan discusses her admiration of Gaga, her love for bowling and various other things. It’s kind of lengthy… 7:32. Your call. Enjoy.
And now, the flipside to this post-- Here is a video of me interviewing Reagan, also during our trip to VA. BTW, I suppose that I should have punctuated the lead-in text a little better. Because it sort of seems like it says that I’m interviewing Reagan about what it is like to live in a carwash. In reality, I would like to interview someone about what it is like to live in a carwash. Maybe next time.
I have a few words to preface this video. First of all– I feel like this is the must unflattering angle of my face. It makes it look like I have a double chin. Secondly– the fact that I’m chewing gum lamentably does not help the double chin factor. third– Reagan is covering the microphone during most of the later half of the interview. So, good luck understanding the monkey story. Finally– Please try to ignore my disgusting teeth. Kelvis, I know they are what you were talking about when you said that my ears aren’t my “worst feature, by a long shot.” Someday, I will lay down the cash to get them fixed. Until then, I will smile with my mouth closed, and try to stay behind the camera, instead of in front of it.
Side note– It isn’t Reagan’s fault that she is covering the mic for part of the video. For whatever reason, I have noticed that in general, women have a propensity to hold an SLR camera like it was a polaroid, with one hand on either side of the body (instead of one hand on the body/shutter button, and one hand under the lens). I blame this on the advent of auto focus. It is the same reason that you see some people driving down the highway at 70+ MPH with their brake lights on, because they never drove a car with a clutch (so they have one foot on the gas and one foot on the brake). Technology is a double edged sword.
I guess that the pressure to start of the year with a golden uplifting post is now gone, since I dropped that depressing bomb of a story about the car problems. But, here is some material to try to liven things a bit. Above: photos we took of each of us on New Year’s day. Reagan posted a variation of this combo on her blog. So, sorry if this is repeat material. Below is a blurry gem from the blackberry cam, of Reagan pouring sparkling cider for the midnight runners (the New York City ones, not the Dexie’s variety).
Aaaaand, here we are on our way back from dinner, on New Year’s day.
We had a great visit with Piper on Sunday. On our way home, the entire Hudson River was covered in fog. I know that these kind of shots are a dime a dozen in San Francisco, but we don’t get them as often in NYC.
Finally, here is a little vid of Piper swinging and lauging in the New Year–