3.12.2010

chrome ball incident #441: paranoid chant









The ese's are raising chickens.

One of skateboarding's most compelling personalities... and the best frontside ollies in the business, Jason Jessee.

Special thanks to Royce and Beancan.

13 comments:

Royce said...

Can't beat Number 1. Great part, great song.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVs-VGPHo60

taylor said...

damn, can't wait to see the frontside ollie photo that went along with that thrasher interview on here someday. so good

chops said...

classic stuff, royce.

taylor, felt a little generous tonight. its up now.

Mikebythesun said...

Hell yeah. One of a kind both on and off the ramp.fakir Christ airs, that's all you need

hans said...

Awesome. Totally awesome.

I don't know about anyone else, but I find it funny that my favorite skaters rode vert when I've never even hit the coping in my life.

How about a Reese post?

Anonymous said...

Totally sick skater! Streets on fire was my first proper skate video and what a way to start it all off.
Like you said best frontside ollies ever and the sungod graphic is one of my all time favourites, even got the tattoo to prove it! Plus my first introduction to the sound of the minutemen. Amazing!

taylor said...

good lookin out!

Coals to Newcastle said...

For the music in those old Santa Cruz videos, that's how it was with me, too- they exposed me to Black Flag, the Descendents, the Minutemen, fIREHOSE... That continues to this day; there was a link to a Cairo Foster video part a while back on C.B.I., and I was like... That's a great song. I looked it up, and it was "Never Ending Math Equation" by Modest Mouse. I bought the cd, and it's actually in my car cd player right now. So thank you, Cairo Foster and Chops.

chops said...

Mike, christ air to fakie is still ridiculous. How come there were never any real shots of that in magazines... always either the frontside ollie or meth to fakie (both still ill obviously... but still).

Anon1, Jessee's first Neptune board was the first board I ever got... Christmas '88. Before that I had a Nash with Tony Hawk graphics my Mom painted on (thanks Mom) and a hand-me-down Rob Roskopp. Was so stoked to have my own board. I sucked so bad but never had so much fun.

Its a good point you and Coals bring up... record companies DEFINITELY need to realize how powerful of a marketing tool skate videos are. An embarassing majority of my favorite bands I was introduced to either directly from skate videos or maybe one removed. And that goes from the SST bands I learned about from Ohio Skateout and Streets on Fire when I was in the 6th grade (I had to hide my Sonic Youth Sister tape from my parents because of the tits on the cover) to the more crate-digging aspects I'd discover later on in my more hip-hop fueled days (I owe my entire vinyl collection to Mike Carroll's vinyl only b-side "burnt"... opened up a whole new world).

Its kinda funny, I always used to make my girl mixes back in the day and she was always dumbfounded about how amazing they were... until she realized I was a hack for essentially robbing 20 years worth of skate video soundtracks. haha

Anonymous said...

Chops, good stuff and very funny about your first board & mags. Never would have guessed...

jamesinger said...

This post is so rad. Jason Jesse used to destroy Tobin's ramp in Fallbrook. I feel so lucky that I could just be a grommit on the deck of that ramp watching people like him kill it. Also a huge influence on me as a kid just because he was super nice, supportive and all around cool to me as a kid. Great post!!!!!

jamesinger said...

oh, and a reese simpson post is a must!

chops said...

I knew as soon as I saw Hans bring up Reese's name that you'd be right there seconding the motion, James. haha

I'm working on it.