The Little Guy

“He asked, ‘What are you doing in New York?’ I told him that I just moved for school. He was, like, ‘Where are you going?’ I said, ‘Columbia.’ He asked what I was studying, I was maybe a week into school. I had no idea what I was studying. I was, like, ‘Um, maybe art.’ He said, ‘You’re going to Columbia to study art? You should be shot.’” Alexis Sablone’s Thrasher interview is really something special. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s the time, and if you already read it, read it again.

Shin Sanbongi mostly flew under the radar in We Blew It At Some Point and was noticeably (though understandably) absent from “Polar Rico,” so this Quartersnacks remix of his Instagram footage was a very welcome surprise.

Dan Magee and Kevin Parrott’s Cover Version made its widespread debut earlier this week, to much acclaim. It’s heartwarming seeing glimpses of the Blueprint videos eek their way into the video, thanks to Dan’s editing style, plus we get the definitive Kohran Gayle part - what more could you want?

Nick Jensen dives into his five favorite video parts and his five favorite paintings on the Slam City Skates site.

Jenkem flew down south and linked up with Forrest Kirby to learn a little more about Miami’s MLK ledges, a pretty classic spot that’s never thought of as such.

Dane Barker is the first of Quasi’s prolific flow team to get the bump up to am status, along with James Sayres being bumped up on to Traffic.

Friend of TOA Isaac McKay-Randozzi is showing some of his photography at “what seems like forever ago,” a photo show at Salt Lake City’s EZ$ gallery. If you’re in the area, stop by and show some support.

-ATM