Bette Davis’ eyes are quite strange tbh.
saw ‘All About Eve’ a little while ago, she’s sort of hypnotic
Must be? That was the spot known as ‘Walking Man’ right? I fs flipped the stairs and 50-50d the flat bars. If that’s the place then Ches, John Winter, Baines and Tubb etc did loads of stuff there.
I broke my big toe there and it hurts more today than it did 30 years ago
Enjoyed that, looking forward to more
On reading more about the Vaillancourt Fountain, never knew this:
On Nov. 11, 1987, during an impromptu concert held at Justin Herman Plaza, Bono, of the rock group U2, much to the chagrin of then-Mayor Dianne Feinstein, tagged the fountain in support of Vaillancourt.
That was still there the first year I got to Sheffield it was really weird, gave you dystopian movie feelings…one of those Clockwork Orange type of places. It was gone by the time I left.
My fondest memories were of the Sheffield Hallam Uni ledges. That spot was so sick.
When I read her name I couldn’t help but hear it in Jello Biafra’s voice, haha. She was the successful candidate in the mayoral election when Jello too ran for mayor of SF (iirc). I guess that he must have slagged her off enough times for it to stick in my memory like that.
Part 2: Ted wanders round the corner from Embacadero and takes a look at Hubba Hideout and surrounding area.
Part 3: Bay blocks.
Short article which mentions the designers / architects of the blocks’ reaction to skaters using the spot to be found here.
I’d pay good money towards Ted continuing to do these, travelling the world.
wry interpretation of pigs ear.
i thought of this:
“make a pig’s ear of it” - to handle ineptly
doubly wry considering the people involved in the design arent hyped on it at all anymore.
p.s. Creager footage with lit blocks was
These are really good.
Big up all involved.
I know it’s a BMX thing and it’s not concrete but wood, but if you were getting Action Bike / RAD at the time, or skating Meanwhile you’ll recognise these quarters. Either from the photos that were published, (I had some of them on my wall at points - they were bangers), or from when you passed by on the way to Meanwhile 2. You may have even skated them. I know I hit them up a couple of times. Came past in 88/89 and they’d gone. I haven’t really thought about them since. This won’t be of interest to the majority and maybe there’ll be zero takers but some of you guys might be into it.
ABP by @Chopper in the footy thread.
Feedback Ted dropping city management knowledge on Mostly
Goes without saying but these (this old ledge) are all top notch
very into architecture that mixes both skateboarding opportunity & satanism…
the Village Psychic newsletter has other good stuff in too, inc: