Here’s a little treat for you from my favourite Swansea band The Boneless Ones, live footage of them is scarce and this captures Ron at his most reserved but I still love it.
For just a few days you can watch the feature length Over Ply Wood skateboarding documentary online for free.
I am very proud to have been a part of this film, I shared photos, video footage and am one of the lucky few that Jono interviewed, I am featured later on from the 90s onwards.
The film documents the history of skateboarding in Swansea from the 1960s right the way up to the present day, our little seaside town was right on the cutting edge of skateboarding in the early days, there were guys skating here literally years before it took off in the rest of the UK!
This is a major project that is essential viewing for any skateboarder, if you’re not from Swansea it doesn’t matter because this film is about skateboarders and we’re the same all over the world, this is your story as much as it is ours.
This is brilliant, if you’re going to attempt to cover Kraftwerk then you might as well go all out and create a ‘Cockney piano’ style rendition of Tour de France, haha.
And the original…
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Didi Senft, more commonly known as El Diablo, has been a regular fixture on the sides of the road during Le Tour de France and the Giro d-Italia since 1993. He is the ultimate cycling fanatic and for me it’s always a highlight when I spot him on the TV.
Click on through to the shop and hook yourself up!
Sträcklöpet is a 10km / 6 mile race which takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. But it’s no ordinary race…
“The race goes by a straight line on the map – a taped path through swamps, cliffs and thickets. A total of 100 runners get the chance to test themselves in the best nature has to offer.”
This sounds super cool, the website has very little information (which is all in Swedish) but I love this part…
“Notify staff on site at the water station (halfway into the path) or at the finish of opponents was discovered injured during competition. If we consider another shooter unable to alone await help from the competition management, all contestants are obliged to cancel the race to help the injured.”
I’m guessing Google Translate has used ‘opponents’ and ‘shooter’ by accident but it just makes it sound even better.
(Not much) more info on the Sträcklöpet site.
Fierlan Womens Performance Sportswear launches TONIGHT (June 30th) in Bristol at 6pm at Playground Coffee House, if you are anywhere near you should go along and take a look at their first 6 piece capsule collection.
“Fierlan is owned and run by two active women and consequently we understand our customers intuitively, from what their needs are to how to reach them.
We were inspired to start the brand by strong, celebrity sportswomen, just as much as we were by our friends beating their personal bests on activity mobile apps.
Our patterns are cut specifically for Fierlan in the UK. The gar- ments are made to a high standard in Italy, by people who have worked in cycle clothing manufac- ture longer than we’ve been alive.
Our collection is practical but with special consideration to aesthetics, as we believe that feeling confident is essential for athletic capability.
The fresh, modern colour palette was chosen to be universally flattering, to brighten up dull sum- mers or to hold their own when sunny.”
Stay tuned for more from Fierlan, I’m no expert on ladies clothing but I can see that this collection is incredibly well thought out and is made for women by women.
I assume the site will launch today too so keep an eye on it – fierlan.com
One of my favourite albums of the last few years has to be Total Loss by How To Dress Well, the seemingly never ending wait for his new album was excruciating towards the end but it was worth the wait.
On What Is This Heart? Tom Krell continues to push his music further and further into ‘pop R&B’ but like all great musicians that say “I want to make the perfect pop record” he’ll forever miss the mark because he’s just too talented to make something for the masses.
I’ve had this on repeat for a couple of weeks now and it just keeps on giving, I also just found out what his favourite record is and now I want to squeeze him until he bursts.
More info and tour dates at whatisthisheart.com
Exist Skate Store currently have the Chrome Delta backpacks in black, blue and olive reduced from £103.99 to £64.99, you won’t find a mega deal like that on these bags anywhere else.
They also have the Chrome x Krooked Citizen messenger bag down from £133.99 to £89.99, nice.
Pop over to Exist Skate Store and get your order in because stock is limited to say the least.