THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL

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THE OTHER VENICE FILM FESTIVAL
PHOTOS BY: DAN LEVY
at Beyond Baroque Foundation, Venice, CA
October, 13-16, 2011

Featured films included the Allen Sarlo documentary Work to Surf and the Dogtown farce film, Day at the Pool.

Allen Sarlo, aka “The Wave Killer”, aka “The King of Mailbu”. Allen was surfing by age 6, at 14 he was surfing the infamous “Cove” at the POP pier. The film, “Dogtown, Z Boys” documented his adolescence and captured a celluloid preview of his athletically intense surfing style. In 1974, at 16 Allen took first place at the prestigious Malibu 4-A contest, to the chagrin of the older surfers. He tells his adventure as a surfer and the many contests he wins. The surf life style film “Work to Surf” is Allen’s latest adventure, it’s a bio documentary with a ‘feel good’ message. Allen is an active member of Surfrider Foundation, rallying over the years for cleaner water at Malibu’s “Surfrider Beach”.

A Day at the Pool is a documentary-style film that attempts to uncover the true origins of modern skateboarding. Interviews with Tony Alva, Stacy Peralta, Jay Adams and the rest of the Dogtown Crew reveal that an anonymous local kid may have been largely responsible for the skateboarding revolution that lead to their success in the late 70s.

For more info about the film fest go to http://othervenicefilmfestival.com/

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BENEFIT FOR BABETTE AND JEFF HO – 10.20.11

Juice Magazine is hosting a once-in-a-lifetime group art show/fundraiser on October 20, 2011 at the Juice Magazine headquarters on the Venice Beach Boardwalk and we would like to extend this invitation to you and your guests to attend.

The Juice Magazine Surf Skate Culture Collection 3 is a Benefit for Babette & Jeff Ho. Babette has been diagnosed with late stage cancer, and all proceeds from the event will go to help Babette and Jeff Ho to defray medical expenses. Jeff Ho and Babette have been pillars of the surf/skate community for over three decades. This show is more than a benefit. It is a chance for all of us to show how the surf/skate community can rally and support two of our most distinguished participants. Join us in this very special evening and let’s show how we can make a real difference in Jeff and Babette’s lives.

Featured artists that have contributed artwork to the group show include Block, C.R. Stecyk III, Cris Dawson, Chuck Katz, David Hackett, Doug Smith, Eric Dressen, Eric “Tuma” Britton, Jason Adams, Jason Jessee, Jay Adams, Jesse Martinez, Kelly D. Williams, Libby Knudsen, Pat Ngoho, Bart Saric, Panhandle Slim, George Peterson, Errandboy, Brett Hammond, Mitch Reiter, Ona Gauthier, Steve Olson, Susanne Melanie Berry, Tim Kerr, Wes Humpston & many more. Jeff Ament has also donated his Fender Squire bass guitar autographed by all the guys in Pearl Jam to help Babette and Jeff Ho, as well as a hand-painted Zephyr tribute skateboard to benefit Babette and Jeff Ho.

This unique evening will also include a very special musical performance by Tony Alva (Babette’s half-brother) and his band G.F.P. Skateboarding legend Ray Flores will be spinning old school classics all night.

Sponsors for the benefit include: Vans, DTA Posse, House of Marley and Sector 9.
Catering provided by: Sushi Girl, Just Chill Water, Hemp Ale and Lagunitas Brewing Company.
Volunteers: Alicia Gilmour, Tanya Martin, Chris Eidem, Jamie Anderson, Lauren Wiley, David Wiley, Bill Nelson, Daryle Jenewein, Sharon WuTang, Libby Knudsen, Jess Braam, Vanessa Davey.
Raffle Items provided by: Subjekt Audio, Carter Slade Surf Videos, VSA, Native Shoes.
State of Skate Wall features skateboards from: Girl, Chocolate, Dogtown, Element, Shut Skates, Zero, Mystery, Slave, Blind, Darkstar, Enjoi, Almost, Cliche, Black Label, Powell Peralta, Bulldog Skates, Skull Skates, Factory 13, Skatepuck, Evil Goods, Pool Kings, Skatermade and Black Label.

When: October 20, 2011 – 6pm-10pm
Why: A Benefit for Babette and Jeff Ho
Where: Juice Magazine – 319 Ocean Front Walk, Venice, CA 90291
What: Group Art Show + Skateboarding + Music + Food + Drinks + Fun
Who: Tony Alva’s Band G.F.P. will be playing a special jam session & Ray Flores will DJ for the show.
How: $20 Suggested Donation at the Door. All ages welcome. RSVP is required. Please RSVP to Juice@JuiceMagazine.com

If you can’t attend the event, but would still like to donate, below is the link to the donation page.
http://www.juicemagazine.com/BABETTEBENEFIT.html

Please feel free to forward this link and/or post the event flyer. We hope to see you there!

Thank you!

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BONES BRIGADE DOCUMENTARY IN PROGRESS


BONES BRIGADE DOCUMENTARY
Behind the Scenes – Part 1
Sept 19, 2011
Somewhere in Burbank, CA
Words and photos by Dan Levy

It is not very often that you get an opportunity to be behind-the-scenes on the making of a film by a highly accomplished and respected filmmaker like Stacy Peralta. Earlier this week, Juice Magazine was able to do just that and what we saw gives me chills while I am writing this.

After waking to the usual morning scene of Venice Beach decorated with boardwalk debris, homeless camps, and the always colorful good morning banter that usually exists at very high volume, I looked north from the balcony of Juice and remembered that the POP Pier once existed directly in front of our office and is the very place where Stacy and Dogtown’s most elite aggressively forged their path into history with attitude, style and localism.

I grabbed my camera bag, jumped in the car and started the journey towards Burbank. It was feeling like a Led Zeppelin morning, so I threw in the BBC Sessions Live album and headed into L.A. traffic. The levity of what I was about to experience started to sink in and the anticipation acted as my coffee replacement for the morning.

We pulled into a parking lot marked discreetly by an orange cone with an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper duct-taped on it with “Bones Brigade” in outlined black letters, fluttering in the breeze, as Steve Caballero and Michael Furukawa from Powell Peralta welcomed us to the scene.

For a quick moment, I had a flashback to my youth in Upstate New York where, in the cold months of winter, I watched Animal Chin in my room, studying every maneuver as if I would be tested on its content at the end of the school year. Now here I was 3000 miles from my youth completely humbled by the opportunity to be a part of history in the making. I snapped back to reality as Cab and Michael gave me a skater to skater welcome that made me feel really honored to be there. Michael immediately in a low volume tone said, “Tommy Guerrero is being interviewed now, and Cab is next.”

It was quiet on the set and we made our way over to the food trailer for offerings of yogurt parfait, mini doughnuts, fruits, cereals, tea and coffee. Being the health nut that I am, I grabbed the chocolate mini doughnuts and a diet Coke to get my day going. As we sat at a table, the talk story began unprompted and unrestricted in content and sarcasm.

I had to ask Cab, “How does it feel to be celebrating the 20 year anniversary of your Vans Half Cab shoe?” It was an innocent question, but his answer surprised me with its undertones of validation and wisdom. He said he was excited and humbled by it and he is thankful that he has the opportunity to experience this landmark. He answered with the same excitement and feeling you have when you skate your first pool and go over the light the first time. Cab dipped his head while Michael and I glanced at each other and simultaneously raised our drinks, acknowledging the depth of the moment.

In the background, you could hear muffled moments of laughter through the warehouse door as Tommy and Stacy were making movie magic just shouting distance away. I finished up my breakfast and heard clapping as Stacy came walking out to the parking lot. He immediately greeted Cab with a hug that displayed decades of friendship and mutual admiration and reflected the long journey they continue to share.

A few minutes later, Tommy appeared and greeted Cab with a smile on his face and a heavy glimpse of sarcasm in his eyes. I could see that raw spirit resonating through their expressions and there were a few moments of “We have come a long way and we are still right where we started.” It was, for lack of a better word, cool. Tommy had a plane to catch, so he quickly exited stage right and was off on his next adventure.

All of a sudden, in 100% Holmes fashion, none other than Christian Hosoi rolled up in his truck and pulled right in front. He parked his truck and made his way towards us in a way that I call the ‘Holmes strut.’ Cab and Christian immediately connected and Cab’s nerves seemed to immediately calm. Stacy came over and welcomed everyone to the set and then Michael, Cab, Hosoi and I made our way through the warehouse doors.

We entered into what normally functions as a storage facility for film props and sets. In front of the pallets of wood and random foam fingers was the Bones Brigade Documentary set. The temperature in the warehouse was easily above 95 degrees with no air conditioning, while the crew handed bottles of cold water and popsicles around the room.

As Cab sat in the chair and began to prep for his interview we were instructed to shut off our portable phones and stay quiet in our chairs. It’s a little tricky to sit still when you are fully engaged in a moment and Hosoi is sitting next to you whispering back stories to you at the same time, and laughing out loud.

Next you hear, “Roll sound,” and the interviews began. Peralta started asking Cab questions, and the vibe immediately turned intense. Without giving away too much, I will say that Stacy brought out some of the most sincere emotions from Caballero about his time with Powell-Peralta. It was one of those experiences that transcended time and took away the cliché of the word “special” and really defined it.

After Cab’s interview, we took a break for lunch and headed into the next room and everyone grubbed. Steve Olson rolled in during lunch and immediately grabbed a plate and sat at the table with us. Lunch with Hosoi, Cab, Olson, Michael and Stacy was amazing. The conversation was light and funny, and as it started to get a little deeper, Stacy said, “Save it for the interview.” In typical Hosoi-fashion, Christian said, “Stacy, don’t worry. We will get it all.” Everyone laughed and we made our way back to the set for Hosoi’s interview.

Hosoi sat in the chair and immediately got into his confidence mode and Stacy began his questions. Hosoi is just meant to be on camera and he was charismatic as he shared his side of the stories and delivered his opinions with relentless passion and honesty.

Sitting next to Cab and Olson during Hosoi’s interview was nothing short of epic as their reactions were priceless. After Hosoi finished, we took another quick break and everyone went outside for a few minutes. As we are standing there, in skated Rodney Mullen himself. What happened from this point forward literally changed my view of skateboarding forever.

I was also lucky enough to be there for a conversation between Rodney and Hosoi that was mind-boggling. Hosoi was getting ready to leave to meet up with rap artist Lil Wayne who had called him for a TMZ filming at the Rainbow in Hollywood. Welcome to skateboarding 2011… But what struck me most about this exchange was Rodney’s reaction and words of unassuming wisdom to Christian.

In all fairness to Rodney, I will have to paraphrase his words as I would find it almost impossible to restate verbatim the genius way Rodney articulated his sentiments to Christian. Rodney said that he was proud and excited that Hosoi was the one with the opportunity to represent skateboarding and he could not think of a better skateboarder alive that Lil Wayne should look up to and emulate. I could see from Christian’s body language that Rodney’s words absolutely enriched him while at the same time validating him as a skateboarder and recognizing his career and character all at once. It was one of the most pure compliments I have ever heard from one skateboarder to another.

If I dare make a comparison, it would be kind of like Miles Davis, a man of very few words and mountains of character, tapping Jimi Hendrix on the shoulder before he was about to go on stage and saying in his one-of-a-kind low voice, “Hey, Hendrix, cool, baby, cool.” If that comparison was only for the merit of the parties involved, I think you know where I am coming from. I was able to shoot a quick picture of them and then Hosoi was off to meet Lil Wayne. Cab left to catch a flight at the Burbank airport, while Olson was getting ready for his close-up.

We made our way back to the set and Olson was on point as always. He was wearing a black cowboy shirt with red embroidered stitching with his hair slicked back, ready for action. Now, for all of you who read Juice Magazine, you know how intelligent and talented Olson is when it comes to interviews and this one was nothing short of brilliant, funny, honest and entertaining all at the same time.

After Olson was finished, we said our good-byes and it was time for Rodney’s interview, but nobody could find him. One of the crew yelled, “He’s around the corner skating.” All of a sudden, Rodney came skating in like he had just drank from the fountain of youth.

We headed inside to the set and, as Rodney began to answer Stacy’s first question, my view of skateboarding changed forever. I will prerequisite this statement with what has become a general ideology among the varied tribes of skateboarding. Street skaters are not very fond of vert and pool skaters and the like, and even further off the acceptance scale are freestylers and downhill skaters. There is this unwritten law that being a skateboarder you must be defined by a style or a genre within the group and Rodney, in one sentence, transcended all of these manufactured ideas.


What unfolded through his words was his pure love of skateboarding and the community of skateboarders that share the same passion. What continues to resonate even while I write this, is the purity of his spirit and his unwavering determination to progress and better skateboarding in ways that all who skate are affected by.

As the day wrapped up, we all said our goodbyes and made our way home. The drive back didn’t require any music, as all I could think about was riding my skateboard. I realized that everyone that rides for life understands the universal language of skateboarding and, today, I think we all found Animal Chin.

I pulled into the Juice pad and went straight back to the balcony and looked north. This time instead of hearing and seeing the waves that crash over the last remaining remnants of POP Pier, I looked at the paved boardwalk in front of me and saw a group of kids skating by and the sounds of their wheels gave me chills. They yelled, “What’s up, Juice!” As they skated by, I just smiled, threw up a Peace sign and rolled inside. What a day.

BONES BRIGADE DOCUMENTARY
Behind the Scenes – Part 2
Sept 20, 2011
Somewhere in Burbank, CA
Words and photos by Dan Levy

I woke up before sunrise, excited for the day, and started my journey into town very early as Stacy was first on the list for interviews and I did not want to miss any of his side of the story. I was lucky enough be present for Stacy’s first interview a few months earlier, so I knew it would be good. I think Stacy would probably tell you that he is not a huge fan of being in front of the camera as he feels most comfortable behind the lens, however he is very dynamic on camera. Sam George asked tough questions and Stacy’s answers were sincere and eye-opening. He covered some ground that only he and George were privy too and I must say just the Powell-Peralta aspect of this story has enough historical merit and controversy to carry three films.

While Stacy was being interviewed, a call came in from Tony Hawk whose interview was scheduled next. He was stuck in traffic because an 18-wheeler had tipped over on the freeway and he was going to be late. A call went out to Lance Mountain asking if he could arrive earlier, so there would be no down time. After Stacy finished up, we broke for breakfast and Lance rolled in.

Shortly after, Tony arrived and described his frustrating drive. Anyone who has been stuck in traffic in California knows what a relief it is to be out of your car after being stuck for hours. Although Lance arrived early, he graciously told Tony to go first and Tony was stoked. We all headed to the set and while Tony was getting ready, Stacy said, “I can’t believe you still have the same shirt.” Tony laughed and told the story of how his team rider, Jaws, did not own a button-up shirt and had asked Tony to borrow it for an occasion. Tony lent him the shirt and then found out a few months later that he needed it for this shoot. Tony called Jaws and he still had the shirt, so his mother Fedex-ed it to Tony and he commented, “Now Jaws doesn’t have a button up shirt anymore.” We all got a good laugh out of that and the interview began. Although Tony has done plenty of interviews, Stacy asked questions that appeared sometimes difficult for Tony to answer and the results were gripping.

Tony finished up his interview and I snapped a few photos of Lance, Stacy, Tony, and Mike McGill who had arrived during Tony’s interview. It was a pretty surreal moment for me and, I think, for them as well.

We quickly regrouped and Lance was up next. He has an amazingly quick wit and he had everyone on the edge of their seats the entire time. In classic Lance style, his facial expressions and hand movements alone were telling and entertaining. Lance’s interview, in the same vein as his Bones Brigade video parts, will be sure to inspire and amuse all the tribes of skateboarders and many others as well.

Up next was Mr. McTwist himself, Mike McGill. After another epic lunch with Lance, Sam, Mike and Stacy, it was Mike’s turn to get in the chair. Lance stuck around for Mike’s interview and, without giving away too much, Lance and Mike were not exactly the closest guys on the team, so it got interesting really fast. Mike is pretty gun-shy on camera, but Stacy has an uncanny ability to get the good stuff out of everyone he interviews and Mike was very animated as the day went on. As an East Coaster from Florida, McGill has a completely different perspective than the other guys on the team, and it was interesting to hear his take on the team and his own contribution of the history-changing 540.

The elusive Mr. C.R. Stecyk III was not able to attend this day for his interview. He will always remain the international man of mystery and knowing him he was probably out in the desert somewhere creating and documenting something amazing.

As day two came to its end, the selfish part of me wanted more, and knowing this was one of the last days of filming for the project was a little bittersweet for me. That being said, I look forward to seeing what Stacy and the crew are able to do with this gold mine of footage. They have a long way to go, but I think this documentary is going to be something we will watch over and over.

If it was not for the combined efforts of George Powell and Stacy Peralta there would have been no Bones Brigade. I am thankful to them both for giving me the opportunity to be a part of history and look forward to seeing this documentary on the silver screen.

Stay tuned for more updates and behind the scenes coverage at www.powell-peralta.com and www.juicemagazine.com. Also coming up in the print editions of Juice Magazine, you can follow the Juice Magazine Bones Brigade Chronicles as we feature the team from their point of view. Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed it.

| EVENT UPDATE |

JACKASS 3D DVD & BLU RAY PARTY

Please note : 1. Bullseye drawn on woman's left cheek 2. Dart being aimed.

MORGAN GHAN’S BIRTHDAY

Ripping at Burgers

STEVE REEVES HITS VENICE BEACH

Powell Peralta Am Steven Reeves hit up the Venice Beach Skatepark for a day..

DIE POSERS DIE!

Riki Rachtman and Art Godoy

SCOTT CAAN PHOTO EXHIBIT

Steve Olson and Scott Caan

SECTOR 9 BOWL SESSION

Bread Bowl Session

BONES VIDEO PREMIERE – SANTA BARBARA

The Bartie Party celebrating his Bones Video part...

GLOBE SOUTH BAY SNAKE SESH

Chet

AGENDA ANAHEIM

Lance Mountain showing Dave Duncan his deck art.

BOOM BOOM ART SHOW

Glen E. Friedman and host Alex Olson

JESSE MARTINEZ BENEFIT SHOW

Jesse Martinez Benefit at the Good Hurt

IASC SKATEBOARDING HALL OF FAME

Stecyk; Winning! Duh.

JUICE SURF SKATE CULTURE COLLECTION 2

The Surf Skate Culture Collection features decks, original artwork and photography from several contributors

ROGUE STATUS BBQ SESSION @ STONER PLAZA

The Rogue Status Posse at Stoner Plaza

NECKFACE X ALTAMONT HALLOWEEN

the Lizard King got creative.

HANGAR BOWL SESSION

Tim Johnson beasts an invert at the Hangar | Photo : Josh McFadden

TOTALLY BITCHIN’ AWESOME NIGHT OF THE DEAD 3

Totally Bitchin’ Skull

S-ONE X DAGGERS X HELMETS


S-One x Daggers Helmet
The Daggers. Easily one of the most talented, influential and notorious crews in skateboarding. Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Jesse Martinez, Tony Alva, Dave Duncan, Christian Hosoi, Sergie  Ventura, Pat Ngoho, Steve Olson, John Cardiel and Eddie Reategui… just to name a few.  Dave Duncan and Eddie Reategui stopped by the S-One warehouse a few months ago. They liked our helmets and they knew S-One was well known for quality, fit and protection so they wanted to work together to make a Daggers Helmet. We were honored to do so. The Daggers helmet is super lightweight and is constructed with EPS foam so it protects your head against the heaviest slams.

Ask for the Daggers helmet at your local skate shop. It’ll go perfect with those Daggers x Bones Wheels!

CHECK OUT THE NEW ISSUE 68 JUICE MAGAZINE

The new issue of Juice Magazine – Issue 68 – will begin shipping next week and features AZ pool riding and skatepark building legend DAVE “SHAGGY” PALMER of the Grindline Skatepark Construction crew on the cover. Photo by POD.

JUICE MAGAZINE ISSUE 68 features interviews with

ARTO SAARI interview by CHRISTIAN HOSOI
ALAIN JOHANNES interview by STEVE OLSON
BEN RAYBOURN interview by BILL DANFORTH
CHUCK DUKOWSKI interview by CHRISTIAN FLETCHER
CRAIG STECYK III interview by TERRI CRAFT
DANTE ROSS interview by STEVE OLSON
DAVE “SHAGGY” PALMER interview by JIM MURPHY
GEORGE POWELL interview by DAN LEVY
GIDGET interview by JEFF HO
GREYSON FLETCHER interview by JASON JESSEE
HARRY JUMONJI interview by STEVE OLSON
JAY BURTON interview by BIG TIM KLEMONSKY
JAKE DUNCOMBE interview by JAKE BROWN
LEGS MCNEIL interview by STEVE OLSON
OMAR HASSAN interview by JIM MURPHY
ROBERT GROHOLSKI interview by JIM MURPHY
STEVE ALBA interview by JIM MURPHY
STACY PERALTA interview by DAN LEVY
STEVE OLSON interview by TERRI CRAFT
SUSANNE MELANIE BERRY interview by TERRI CRAFT
TOM GROHOLSKI interview by JIM MURPHY

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JESSE MARTINEZ BENEFIT | ASTRODECK SALE | BOOM BOOM ART SHOW | ALVA SKATES | GLOBE CRUISERS

Jesse Martinez is one of the founding fathers of the Venice Skateboard Association. The VSA represented the need and value of a skatepark on the site of the Venice Pavilion when it was marked for demolition. After fifteen years of lobbying, the dream finally became reality a little over a year ago and the Venice Skatepark has been one of the most successful parks ever built. It has had a huge impact on the city’s youth and business communities alike.

Jesse Martinez has dedicated his life the past year to maintenance and security of the park since its opening. Just before the first anniversary of the skatepark’s opening Jesse was jumped and severely beaten while in service at the park resulting in swelling of the brain and a stack of hospital bills.

A benefit at the Good Hurt Night Club in West Los Angeles will take place on December 17th to assist Jesse. This important benefit is an opportunity for the community to give back to someone who has given so much to us freely. Everyone’s donations and attendance at this event will be a chance to help make a difference.

Astrodeck has a Christmas SALE going on for until the 17th.  Get to their online store while you can and score the best traction on the market.  Pick up a pair of sandals so your feet are happy for this holiday season while you’re at it.

(Steve+Alex)Olson = Prolific, Genius or Insane?  You decide, either way if you’re not there, you’ll wish you were. The latest installation to the Known Gallery in Los Angeles is a father-son match up that’s going down in the history books.  BOOM BOOM will not disappoint.  Head over to Alex’s Blog for a little taste of his style and then check out the coverage of Steve’s last show, Menage a Trois, with Stecyk and Melanie Berry.  Mix those two and who knows.  See you there.

Alva Skates is having a sale too! Damn, what a good time to buy online.  Alva is always raw. Giving you classic shapes mixed with iconic graphics along with a solid ride has always been an Alva specialty.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to get your own. Get them signed, stamped and shipped to your house before the holiday if you order before the 16th.

Yup Globe’s got cruisers out.  Grab one and go for a chill bomb down the nearest hill or just push around.  Super smooth and extra grippy, they make a great X-mas gift!  Use the code on the flyer for a 25% discount.