Skateboarders do not make up the majority of the demographic group that is youth culture. You are a minority, but like every great and powerful movement that ever came to be, you/we are becoming an increasingly powerful minority with huge influence over fashion, art and music. But why? Every month we start out with a blank canvas. Day after day we paint that canvas with another color, another shape, another purpose. We don't know what it's going to look like when it's done, but we do know that once we step back and take a look, we'll have our answer as to why something so small has made such big effects on the world. The feeling you get is the feeling you get and there's no other feeling quite like it. So this is the Berrics' canvas for January, different from December before it and for sure February after it. It is the only canvas of it's kind. Enjoy. - sb
FDR is definitely one of the gnarliest places to skate. Ever. The ground is rough, the trannies are lumpy, the coping is chunky, everything is filthy, etc. But it's also one of the most fun and raddest places to skate. Ever. It is truly amazing and inspiring that the skaters of Philedelphia have been able to keep this going for as long as they have. We tip our hats to everyone who has been a part of creating it and skating it. FDR… you rule.
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This week we revisit Jamie Thomas' 1996 part in Toy Machine's Welcome to Hell.