Back to business.

So you know, when I Googled ‘business people’ this is the first image that came up. Also, the observant among us will note that the image itself is actually titled ‘successful business people’, so if that’s not an indication that this post is going to be a fulfilling one, I don’t know what would be.

Now that we have a fair effort of a recap for the 2016 Inter/Underbike on the books, (part one, and part two) we can get back to a normal operating procedure.

Which of course means dishing out a selection of whatever I happen to have burning a hole in my inbox.

The first item which I’m almost obligated to reference comes from this fellow who goes by the name of Josh Cohen;
For the last six years he’s run a website called The Bicycle Story. In those years he’s interviewed such luminaries as Tim Blumenthal, Mo Bruno Roy, and the Bike Snob.

One of, if not the first interviews he conducted however was with yours truly.

In an email Josh sent me a month or so ago he explained he’d changed his format up, was conducting recorded interviews, and if I’d like to take a part. Since I’d never done a recorded interview before, my initial inclination was to say no, but because I’m a human animal whose ego occasionally needs to be fed, I agreed, and a date to speak on the telephone was set.

So I guess it was about a week and a half ago when Josh sent me the fruits of his considerable labor.

If you’d like to take a listen to a forty one minute and twenty nine second long discussion regarding limited 7″ record induced mania, surprising byproducts of having run this site these last seven years, pros and cons of the industry, and a bunch of other meandering rambling, feel free to tear the ass out it;

Also, I’d like to note that I’m not as fat as I sound.

Anyway, I’d like to thank Josh for putting his energy into The Bicycle Story project, and for taking the time in allowing me to chat with him.

Moving on into other realms of the world- Because of the Interbike nonsense, and also that my crackerjack designer had other tasks to handle, the shirt of the month program took a month off.

This was fine enough because I was still struggling to get the Upper Echelon shirts done. (They are, and have been shipped.) As a side note, I would like to note however that the lag in delivery wasn’t entirely my fault. You see, the shop that screens my shirts also has the Thrasher Magazine contract, so our order got put behind 50,000 Thrasher shirts, which is kind of a bummer, but mostly it’s cool.

So all of this is a longwinded way of saying that I have a brand new shirt of the month offering, which if you’d like, you can get in on it right meow;
If I find some additional motivation, the next shirt might say something along the lines of ‘MY 110% NOTGIVINGASHIT BEATS YOUR 100% NOTGIVINGASHIT’.

And I suppose while we’re on the topic of notgivingashit, I’d like to now include this feature regarding a fellow named Brian Anderson who is professional skateboarding’s first openly gay pro;

Technically he’s been out at least since he won Skater Of The Year in 1999, (or to Ed Templeton’s point at 15:45 in the video, folks on the inside knew… Hell, I even knew, so it couldn’t have been that much of a secret), and I don’t know for certain, but I feel like Elissa Steamer (who also was the first female pro) came out even before that, but I could be wrong.

Anyway, though the skateboard community was aware of BA’s outness, this documentary makes his existence and his reality part of the public domain.

I gotta say that he is an amazingly brave cat both on and off the board, and I want to be among the first to give him all props and support for proudly being exactly who he is;
I’ll even go so far as to say the world could use more human beings just like Brian.

In other news of stuff that doesn’t suck, but in this case specifically, art that happens to not, TONIGHT will see the opening of the second annual San Francisco Blurry Pabst Blue Ribbon art show;
With Bay Area and North Cal based art stars such as Matt Loomis, Kari Byron, Pamela Palma, Breana Canton, Paul Urich, Brian Brooks, and Amanda Fox among many others, we are set to have a feast for both your eyeball balls and your meaty brain meat.

Naturally, because this event is sponsored by Pabst, the cheap yellow beer will be flowing in abundance.

So if you get a wild hair, or even a slightly anxious one, swing through NWVSF at 483 14th street before, or on, or slightly after 7:00 pm to slap some hands and crack some cans.

Drinking and arting will be our business, and in this case, you can bet business is gonna be good.

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2 Responses to “Back to business.”

  1. somedudeinFLA September 30, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    Go ahead and open that record. When dogfish head released Bitches Brew (a limited edition commemorative of the Miles Davis album), i had the same dilemma; should i drink this stuff or save it on a shelf. Well, i asked myself “what would Miles do” and that was that. Damn tasty beer was well worth enjoying…

  2. tippycup September 30, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

    They gravitate to you because…..You are a good person and people see it, hear it, read it, feel it…..keep it up man!!