Helloooo Newman

I remember when I was on the second trip to Stockholm to finish up Love' section for the vid when he informed me that his photographer mate Ander's Neuman would be joining us. I thought this would be rad, but what particularly drew my attention was Love addressing Ander's on the phone in the exact manner that slightly mulleted not-funny guy Jerry Seinfeld addresses his ficticious fat apartment co-habiter. Why rely on my words when low compression 3 second videos can explain it a lot better. I'm sure Neuman (not Newman) has heard this witty rejoinder manys the time, but its still gave me a silly chuckle none the less. Anyway, after Love warmed up with 7 hours of stretching and we got out for a skate, I still had that phrase stuck in my head, just in the way you have the last song you heard before you've left the house stuck in your head most of the day- except my song went like this.
I kept repeating it to myself here and there most of the day- While unpacking my camera- Hello Newman. While unfolding the tripod, Hello Newman. Love's rolling up to a trick- Hello Newman. Basically any noun that it could be applied to got "Newmanned". What I didn't realise was that Neuman, as in the Swedish photographer, was at the spot right beside me, but the Newman song had long since took its grip on me gob and sure enough I blurted it out a few times in front of the guy until I actually realised that he was Neuman, man I felt like a spa. I really hate when people are overly familiar, and there I was slagging the dude who I'd yet to meet.
Luckily for me Anders Neuman is a rad fella and he seemed to overlook my well worn catch phrases. I'm also lucky as he took some real rad photos when we were out and put together the article above for his mag Transition. So go ahead, click the image above and flex your Swedish skills, you'll be no rival for my fluent tongue I assure you. Tak Neuman!

Below is an article on the vid in Munster's rad new mag [crude]. I'm so stoked on this mag, its first mag that has had skating as just an element of it that I've been stoked on, normally that type of mag is cheesy and broad. Articles on the evolution of joypads to local rippers and to how much of a spa bono really is are all delivered with unpretentious witt. Props to all involved, can't wait for the next issue!
Here's crude's site right here. Pick up a copy if you can, it even has a crossword!

La video experimentale

Do you ever wake up one day and suddenly come to the realisation that you can speak fluent French? If so you've probably suffered a severe brain injury or watched that one old episode of The Simpsons too many times, either way get it seen to. If however, like myself your French focails are restricted to "Jambon fromage baguette avec petit filous si vous plait" then you have to rely on the multi lingual skills of fellas like David, the editor of tres rad free French mag SOMA. I have to take this mag purely on visuals, and from that perspective its one of the most stylish and original impromptou coffee table place mats out there.

Below is an interview in said mag with my French double Phillipe, merci big Stu for the portrait. Look at Cab trying to sneak into the frame, gerrup ourrevit ye pup!

Re: Views

Oooh how I do like print mag reviews- There's elements you just don't get with websites- I'm usually quite apprehensive of opening the mags, I like to be over pedantic with my purchases- the anticipation has me flicking past everything till I find what I'm looking for- and once I found the picture above of he-man coming down the mountain (check out his guns brah') I knew I was on the right page. Thanks for the "Video of the issue" props lads, stoked! The critique mentioned is the most balanced and justified I've come across, and I believe they hit the nail on the head by pinning it down as a project with skateboarding as the subject matter rather than a skate video, which is exactly what I was going for. The whole issue is the best one I've seen in ages- amongst lots of good stuff Love Eneroth has a really rad interview, yeah Love!

I could not have axed for a nicer review from the guys a Sidewalk, what can I say, thanks lads!!


Postman Pat had a rad surprise for me this morning- a couple of issues of Germany's Schmalfilm magazine which this month has a 4 page article of The Scrum Tilly Lush this month. I need to brush up on my Levaing cert Deutsch. Wie komen man am besten zum Bahnhof?Fotos von grosse Stu, portrait von Richart Gilligan. Danke Jurgen!


While on me aul travels in sunny Oz me aul matey Max had the idea of premiere the vid-ya in Melbourne. A bright idea indeed and he was quickly on the case. After a fair amount of shredding around manys the park..
And hitting the streets in the auld bug..

It was arranged that we would coincide the premiere with local legend Morgan Campbell's DJ night at the intimate setting of the radio bar in Brunswick.

Morg's dished out the brews and tasty pizzas a plenty, cheers dude!

The aul phone cam ain't the best in the dark so pics are a little thin on the ground. We set up some fonky rustic sheets in the window and rigged up the projector. After a bit of make-shift framing on the projector the show was on.

A good crowd packed in, including this cat who went by the name of Dr Jay. He's the second full on GP/ripper I've met, this guy in Malmo being the other. He also lived in Cork for a while, random! Nice fella!

The film was shown, brews were sipped and it was quite well recieved, thanks to Max and Morgan for hooking up the premiere and thanks to all who showed up. Until next time..