boston etc

i'm still slinging it.  (slangin it.)  but i'm trying to keep the stack strong; i'm filming switch.  that means all clips are twice as cool.  

in another example of when keeping it real goes wrong, barlow has once again abandoned new york city.  he fled to the back woods of pennsylvania, where he's currently wallowing in muck and teaching fourth-graders to heelflip.  hopefully he makes it back after his three-week woodward counselorship ends, because we've got a part to film.

i took a last-minute trip last week to boston with the iron claw crew.  it's an amazing city, cool dudes who roll deep, crusty spots.  kevin coakley was a great tour guide.  we have to make another trip before long.  the best part of the trip was the 100-degree night--20 gods at the spot, all shirtless, drinking tall-boys, watching a mile-long back noseblunt.  that, or watching good will hunting, IN BOSTON. 

other news: piro now skates for SAMURAI, billy's brain-child; hopefully we see some boards in the near future.  matt is bailing for LA.  fogt is here for good.  and i need a new VX.

the annual summer injury

there's a big difference between dislocation and separation; while dislocation means the ball of your arm pops out of its socket, separation means that your scapula tears free from your collarbone.  to illustrate:

i gave myself a nice grade 3 on my left shoulder, skating the chelsea piers bowl two summers ago.  my shoulder has a permanent drop of about an inch and a half now.  a few days ago, i decided to even out my shoulders, and drop the other one too.  ate shit filming a line, SNAP.  (this image is mirrored for some reason.)

they say that bad things come in threes.  the second thing was that barlow, kennedy, and matt got kicked out of their queens apartment after only 2 days--the building owner told them the place had been subleased to them illegally and gave them the boot.  the guy that leased it to them got pissed that they didn't lie to cover his ass and is saying he's not going to give them their money back.  i guess he doesn't understand the wrath and persistence of skateboarders.

the third thing?  piro is back in town.  our lives are about to get way grungier again.