Progression is amazing. In 1999, Tony Hawk landed the first 900 at the X Games. He was 31, and had been a professional skater for 17 years. Now, a 12 year old landed the first 1080 on the mega ramp at Woodward West. He did what a ton of people have tried to do, and beat them to it. Unbelievable. Congratulations to Tom Schaar.
I thought about going to the Milwaukee Admirals game yesterday, but decided against it. Then I got a text from my aunt that the benches had cleared between them and the Rockford Ice Hogs. Even the backup goaltenders got involved. Then, they called both teams to the locker room, because they had to clean up the mess. Thanks to the power of the internet, we can all watch this ridiculousness unfold. Go Admirals.
Here’s a piece of skateboarding/punk rock history for you. Growing up, I always saw clips of this video. I knew it was Agent Orange, and I knew that they were performing on the deck of a pool, but I never saw the full video. Thanks to the internet, though, I was able to find this classic piece of footage from the 1986 Vision Street Wear “Skatevisions” video. The footage after that is also wonderfully vintage, skating to another Agent Orange classic “Everything Turns Grey”. If you’re a fan of skateboarding, punk rock, or the 80s, watch this video. It is awesome:
This is a ridiculous video. Andre goes big on almost everything he tries, and this video definitely shows that. Oh, it also must be awesome to have Chaz Ortiz sweeping the gravel out of the landing for you, right? Anyway, what was I saying? Oh yeah. This video is crazy. And there’s cinnamon. Watch:
This isn’t safe. I want you to know that I do not condone this stupidity. Or mopeds, really. However, a totally appropriate use of a GoPro camera or two as we watch this idiot drink a milkshake at 100 MPH. He’s lucky he didn’t fall off, otherwise this would’ve been a completely different video, that would have no doubt been posted onto this blog. Enjoy.
Side note: Why does EVERY GoPro video have a dubstep soundtrack? Just an observation…
This seems like a cool idea. I’m down to celebrate. Anybody else? Let’s have a party.
Visit the official site here.
This is kind of awesome. I just really like time lapse videos. I won’t say too much about it, because it’s only 22 seconds, but it’s a great 22 seconds. Watch the Bradley Center go from a near sell out Marquette vs. Georgetown game to a Milwaukee Admirals vs. Chicago Wolves game / Styx concert. Side note: That’s the only time Styx will ever be mentioned on this blog.
Here goes a rant. Enjoy:
I’ve already briefly mentioned this before, but my friend Steve and I, AKA Breaking And Entering, are trying to make a television series about Milwaukee’s emerging music scene. We want to feature a lot of the people that get write-ups here on AllenHalas.com, as well as some who don’t, and some people that we haven’t even met yet. I know for a fact that there’s a lot of talent in this city. If you follow this blog somewhat regularly, you do too.
We want to span all genres of music. How many of you know that Kings Go Forth, from Milwaukee, signed with Luaka Bop, the world music label headed by David Byrne, formerly of the Talking Heads? How many of you know that Milwaukee is home to artists that have won Alternative Press’ “Hometown Heroes” contest? (Most recently: Take The Day in 2011) The answer is not enough of you. When Bon Iver won their Best New Artist Grammy a few weeks ago, I saw a lot of people saying “I didn’t know they were from Eau Claire, WI?”. I believe things like that shouldn’t happen. We want to make a show that looks great for you, the viewer, as well as something authentic for the artists. We want to launch careers. Each show will center around one featured performer, and we’ll also have a remote segment featuring someone who might not be an artist, but is still a significant contributor to Milwaukee.
Here’s where it gets tricky, though. Things like this cost money. I don’t really want to twist your arm on this (mainly because things like that hurt), but if I could for a second, I strongly urge you to help contribute to our fund on IndieGoGo.com, a fundraising website. We can’t do this alone. We’ve already put some significant time and effort into this project. We’ve talked to a television station, and we’re on their list of possible shows to get partial funding in the near future. We can’t put up all of the money ourselves, though. This is where Milwaukee can really make something happen. Even if you give $1, everything is a step forward. We’ve set up some perks for you if you contribute enough to our campaign. We’re going to keep adding to those perks when we can find something worthy of giving you. We also need more than money. If you have anything you think we might be interested in, send us an email at BreakinNEntering@Gmail.com
Thanks for taking the time to read this. Contribute to our campaign on IndieGoGo by clicking here. Also, spread this to everyone you know. Please and thank you.
Who needs programs and plugins and all that? This guy’s got dubstep down with just two turntables and a fader. I was impressed with this video about 23 seconds in. Just look at how fast that guys hand moves on the fader. This is JFB testing out some new turntables. I think he’s worn out the warranty on them. Hope he likes them.
I really like unusual sports. I’ve already brought you Shockfighting and Slacklining(before the Super Bowl, might I add). Now check out Sepak Takraw, otherwise known as kick volleyball. It’s basically soccer and volleyball combined. You can use anything but your hands to get the ball over the net. It’s a big deal in Asia, apparently. What’s most impressive, though, are the athleticism of these guys. To spike the ball, you have to do a bicycle kick. Most of them land on their feet, too. Absolute insanity.
How could you not like it? It’s got “raw” in it’s name!