listen to the thunder shout

Weather:
Wet and sort of fallish with a certainty of future snow.

Randomly fractured my kneecap. Most surprising thing is I wasn’t skating. I’ve broken bones before and I’m confident it’ll heal up and I’ll be back at a 100% in no time but right now I’m starting to get a little stir crazy. I also had to miss a trip to Nashville and miss seeing Dolly Parton, Bob Seger and Madonna. That concert lineup makes me sound older than I am. Optimistically I’ll be skating by Thanksgiving. Not terrible, just momentary. I found out today Suhail and Ben are both on the bench with fractures, wrist and collarbone respectively. Be careful out there!

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A couple days before the crutches I enjoyed a simple moment that made me really happy. I came out of the Post Office and saw the Broadway bus. I was running late and I needed to catch the bus so I didn’t think I just ran down the steps and started skating, pushing as fast as I could, and I caught the bus at the next stop. It was an unconscious interaction with the world.

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I’ve been thinking about this concept for awhile now and working most of the summer to make it happen. I’m really happy with how it came together.

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It incorporates a number of the things I love doing in art: simpleness, repetition, slight variance, print making, parking blocks, change.

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I’m really thankful Uprise let me put it up. Stop in and buy an Uprise shirt or new shoes.

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Do your holiday shopping.

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Definitely buy new wheels. I’m pretty terrible about getting new wheels but when I put them on and cruise down the street I’m pleasantly delighted.

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I made and hand colored 180 prints, 3 designs, 60 each. Underneath that are 60 photos from the past few years of skateboarding in Chicago.

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Make a donation, take home a print. All donations will go towards making parking blocks for spots in Chicago. Personally I recommend getting all 3 and making a triptych. I’m really looking forward to seeing the wall evolve over time as prints are removed. I’ll try my best to post pictures as the installation changes. Huge thanks to Tim B., G and Piz for helping to get the installation up. I couldn’t get up on the ladder with the immobilizer on my leg!

At the beginning of 2019 I had ambitions on putting together a longer video but things didn’t fall into place. I spent more time skating than filming. I got a new camera and kept fussing and trying to dial it in. I shot photos instead of filming. I was at Wilson and the curbs more than anywhere else. Maybe things will fall into place in 2020. I still have some random ideas that I want to put together. This vid incorporated some of the ideas I hope to refine.

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I probably could’ve made a full length vid of the Friday night curb sessions. Instead I started making animations. Jackson with the hurricane.

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I have the Dude Life – Stud’s Terkel board hanging in my basement and it nagged at me for awhile. I kept thinking about how I would do it today so finally I took some time and drew it up.

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I’ve been making small runs of stickers lately. If you’re interested they run $1 a piece.

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Message me and I’ll throw them in the mail for you.

Finally a few recommendations:

The holiday package is coming together nicely. So if you’re interested send over your address. They should be going out in early December.

gimme da gravy

Weather:
Summer is lingering late in the calendar and keeping autumn away. I haven’t worn a sweatshirt yet.

Of note:

  • Thundershirt is playing with Compressions at Crown Liquors on October 15th. Come out and see all the people you know and love playing loud and getting down!
  • All summer I’ve been working on a larger scale art project that’s finally complete. It should be installed and available to view in the next month or so. More on that when the dates get nailed down.
  • Finally it’s that time of year again and I’m putting together the holiday mailing list. This is what I sent out last year. If you’re interested in getting something special in the mail this December just give me a yell and let me know where to send it!
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Onward!

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Even though it’s still hovering in the high 70s summer is on the ropes.

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I’m trying to grill as much as I can but I’m ready to get the crockpot rocking!

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Nothing better than crunching through the leaves and arriving home to a hot pot chili after a grey weekday of work.

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I’m also an enthusiastic devotee to layering and warmth and being cozy.

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Candles burning, sweatshirt on, quilts and blankets, cats on my lap, hood pulled tight.

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But no need to get ahead of the season.

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Might as well enjoy the bike riding and tshirt weather while it lasts.

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I didn’t venture out of Chicago too much this past summer.

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There’s a variety of sensible reasons for it.

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Allison needed to stay here to get treatment Monday through Friday.

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She’s doing awesome and I’m so inspired and humbled by how she’s handled everything.

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Our cats needed a lot of extra TLC.

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Work seemed busier than I had anticipated.

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A big deterrent was the cost of plane tickets.

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Since the 737’s have been grounded it seems like ticket prices increased by a couple hundred bucks.

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Maybe I just waited too long to look for good fares.

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I’ll have to be better about it.

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Or I need to get in the routine of looking.

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Some people I know look at flight prices all the time and when they find a good one they go!

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Those people travel way more than I do.

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I did manage to get out of Chicago to skate Milwaukee.

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Milwaukee is always a great time.

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We hit Estabrook, had a good dinner and made it home at a reasonable hour.

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We also headed to Detroit which is a bit farther so we stayed for a few days.

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Slept in really awesome 10 bed room in a hostel.

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Saw some old friends.

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Saw an ACDC cover band at a street festival.

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Skated the new river park and one of the moon parks.

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Skated the WIG before it was torn down and spent a few hours at Prospect Park.

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Visited Refuge.

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Drank coffee, ate square slices.

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Lots of gently bullying and lots of laughing.

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Zack made edits of both the trips but I don’t know how to link them or where they’re at.

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I realize my last few posts have had a lot more weight but this was pretty straightforward.

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Here are some pictures I took when I was out having fun with my friends this summer.

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I hope you had a lot of fun with your friends this summer as well.