Saturday, 23 October 2010
Friday, 22 October 2010
Tuesday, 19 October 2010
Our thoughts are with our good buddy Duane Peters, who has been fighting to not lose his left leg after developing a serious staph infection following a bad slam on a skate tour last month. GoGo Lou emailed Duane yesterday and got a reply.....He is in good spirits and feels he's turned a corner in the last few days. Doctors said his leg has to grow some "new meat" in order for it to begin to heal and if this didn't happen soon he was facing amputation at the knee. DP has gone back under the surgeons knife very recently and signed a document to allow them to take the leg off if necessary. If amputation was to be the outcome, he told the docs not to bother making the stump to take a prosthetic limb saying he was gonna go back to boozing and "go pirate with a wooden peg-leg".
He ain't out of the woods yet but the gap in his leg has started to close up a little..and that's an improvement!
Above are some progress pics of the wound and some pics off Ebay. Duane is selling some of his art and personal skateboards to help to pay off some crippling hospital bills. If you feel you wanna bid and help raise some cash take a look on Ebay HERE
Update 20th October 2010:
Here is a post from earlier today over at Duanes facebook page....
just noticed all the cool donation sugestions.I dont think I,m cool with that tho,but thank you all you radsters.cant go to jail for oweing I dont think,I just gotta stir up the shit instead of siting in it I think,so I,m burning A disc with all my last Shoe ideas & even tho the market is soft I,m gonna look for someth...ing.when my son clash told his class his daddy was a shoe maker for a living the other day it made me start to think about it.no real offers yet but I'll wash dishes ,Tap dance or what ever I gotta do till shit happens. ive allready done the bum thing,begging aint my style no more.Clash gets his tonsils out friday so I hope it dont rain that day,gonna ride motto up to LA to see him,coreys brother cherokee has been going to bat for me during this whole fucking last ordeal of mine. I guess some shit sold on ebay.I will be able to give her half.I,ll sell garage junk next weekend & next till I can tap dance on the road in 3 weeks.rent got paid.Gonna work on just staying sober & healing for now.More people way werse off than I ! You ROCK ME ! Thank you Friends for even wanting to help out,much Love.
Wednesday, 13 October 2010
The Lentalists play loud, twin guitared, amped-up, driving 60's garage in the vein of 13TH FLOOR ELEVATORS, THE LITTER and BOB SEGER SYSTEM.....
This band is something of a local supergroup with members from THE V.C.'S, THE STAGS, MOCO and THE MALLADIES.
Looking forward to seeing how this new band is received on its debut outing
Thursday, 7 October 2010
SAD BUT TRUE.......The death of Pek...punkest guy in Liverpool. Dead at only 44 years old, I don't know any details other than he suffered a stroke a few weeks back but was reported to be making good progress. Pek was one of the guys behind UNDER SIEGE promoters booking all the Punk/HC/Crust gigs in Liverpool, mostly staged at PLANET X in its various incarnations. He put on some amazing gigs for touring US and European punk bands and also local bands too...my own band included. Before taking up running the gigs and almost single-handedly creating a "Scene" Pek was also vocalist for DISATTACK precurser to CARCASS..here is a youtube clip
Dennis and Lois Doc Teaser from cassflix on Vimeo.
Fantastic teaser for an upcoming documentary about Dennis and Lois from New York.
The absolute biggest fans of Frank Sidebottom I ever met! The couple met at a FATS DOMINO gig and ended up running the Merch stall for THE RAMONES in 1975-6. Chris Sievey once told me that it was Dennis who actually suggested that the boys all wore black leather jackets.
Dennis and Lois are my kind of people... rabid toy and record collectors
Wednesday, 6 October 2010
Classics from Barry Thornton on Vimeo.
Psychick-Boy does it again unearthing unseen footage of THE RAMP COMMANDOS sessioning my old mini-ramp back in late September 1995. On duty that night were me (blue shirt/dyed black hair) Psychick-Boy, Captain Highside, Julian Parkinson and Daz Robinson.The list of tricks I have forgot I could do leaves me at a loss for words......look out for my backside boneless one, Psychick-Boy's Lein to tail and Captain Highside's frontside roll-in.......LIVIN' IN A WIGGLY WORLD!
Monday, 4 October 2010
Sunday, 3 October 2010
Saturday, 2 October 2010
Friday, 1 October 2010
A few examples of the skate photography of Jim Goodrich. In the late Seventies I would see these kind of images in SKATEBOARDER MAGAZINE and they would make me wanna grab my board and get shredding.
From the top we have Steve Alba (at Winchester pool??) then Shogo Kubo in the Lakewood half-pipe. Next is Marty Grimes at Oxnard and to conclude, Greg Weaver, at Skatopia.