Sunday, July 27, 2014

Public Service Announcement

Dear restless youth of Charleswood,

If you're going to insist on tagging and spray painting up your local skate park, please practice somewhere else first and come back when you have enough skill to lay down something worthwhile to look at.

On second thought, don't even bother coming back. You are a hindrance and it costs money to maintain a skate park. Money that is better spent on actual maintenance and not graffiti removal.

In the meantime... Will Power. Frontside indy.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Thursday, July 24, 2014

What D'Ya See

The "Who's in Charge" 7" in the record collection can now be complimented by the Stretch Marks "What D'Ya See" 12" thanks to our stop at Extreme Noise a week or so ago in Minneapolis. Sometimes you have to look deep for some of Winnipeg's finest punk rock gems!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All flights cancelled

A pigeon greeted everyone at the front door at work today. Possible victim of a window collision? Maybe. Nine hours later, still hanging around.

Friday, July 18, 2014

21 Gears

So I decided to take out the PS Zine "mobile unit" a couple of days ago. The mobile unit basically consists of my pedal bike and trailer loaded with camera and skateboard gear. Not too far in to the journey I passed a man on his bike and I could swear he was "talking to me"! What would Travis Bickle do? Clarify if he was indeed talking to me...

Mr. Saddlebags: Mumble, mumble, mumble.

Me: Pardon me?

Mr. Saddlebags: Mumble,TRUMPET, mumble.

Me: What?

Mr. Saddlebags: I said why don't you stick a trumpet up your nose and blow it out?


Mr. Saddlebags: I'm not, I'm talking to myself.

Me: Well, carry on then.

Mr. Saddlebags: Thanks! I will.

Me: ??????? (...and I pedaled in to the distance.)

First stop... Sunny St. James.

Second stop... Skatepark West. Skatepark West crew.

The injured Mr. Parker/lighting assistant.

Third stop... Charleswood.

PS Zine!

Komemda Crew


Switch ollie.


This stuff.


All out of paper...


Sharpie art.

Fix it.

Ride it!

Stefan bloody Stefan


Tanner and the beetle.

Tanner working on the kick flip. I couldn't stick around for the landed version... had to refuel to keep the mobile unit engine running!

On the way home... Erik with a heel flip over the gap.

River Heights/Saskatchewan friend crew.

26km later, back at home!

Thursday, July 17, 2014


Analog zine from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada set out to destroy the internet? We can back that. Of course if you'd like to learn more about them, they can be found on the internet itself here.

p.s. Beastie Boy Mike D is the guest editor for the latest edition of Monster Children (that's the out of focus orange thing in the above photo). It's jam packed full of awesome as usual.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


Yesterday was the second last day of our official vacation. Back in our own town. Back to thinking about food and the places we never eat at due to the constraints of the average work day. The decision... Broadway!

The Poutine King

Garden poutine with tofu and veggie gravy; hold the cheese please.

Veggie dog options at the hot dog cart.

Table for one?

Falafel Queen.

Would you like a side of evangelism with that?

Until next time...

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

The staples

Sure... pancakes are a great start to a day full of skateboarding, but nothing goes as good with skateboarding as punk rock! That's why we always include the staples of life when we visit Minneapolis. Punk rock and skateboards. The original P&S!

First stop was Extreme Noise.

Volunteer run...

...for twenty years!

Who doesn't love a wall of vinyl?

Some foreshadowing for our next stop...


The skateboarding portion of this visit was spent at Steve Nesser's Familia Skateshop

To stick with the theme of punk rock and skateboards, Familia backs my point!

Such awesome shop boards!

Dennis... also awesome!

That's that!