Greg and I got to go out to Los Angeles for the weekend to see Skin’s show and have a bit of a roll around. Here are a couple of videos I made during our trip. More photos and stories in the new Overplywood zine which should be finished soon!
It’s getting close to the possibly now annual pilgrimage to the Basque Country….its not that the skaters of Over Ply Wood rest during the remaining months of the year…far from it…Thursday nights at Exist, Tuesday mornings at Porthcawl or Cardiff and the occasional road trip to London or the south coast but Bilbao has been and will be the highlight of the past couple of years….check out last years video which has a few of the spots we hit locally and further away too….skateboarding continues to drag us all to the four corners of the back of beyond to find new spots.
This video is also an extra on the Over Ply Wood DVD
The DVD came back from the factory 2 days before the release party at Exist, cutting it fine you say. It came back in time, it all worked fine and looked great. Stress of waiting 2 weeks was over and it was time to party! Ace turn out, everyone was up for a good night as it always is when Ric puts on a party in the shop….Ssssnakes never disappoint live, the sound was great and they played their own classics interspersed with Ramones classics. Ric ran the coconut shy and pulled out the winning ticket for the ongoing skate raffle….awesome night….we even had a Repo Man projection going on over the back wall, perfect fit in every way….thanks for coming!!!!
If by any chance you didn’t make and want a copy of Over Ply Wood on DVD then head over to the online store to get yours!!! Thanks in advance!!
With the release of the Over Ply Wood dvd just round the corner I thought it would be a good idea to make a zine to go with it. I asked Twiss if he would be up for doing a collaboration and he was well up for it…he is over in Australia so its been a bit of talking over the net combined with good old fashioned cut, paste and post. Twiss put his artwork for Ratbite 17 together with photocopies, printouts and glue and mailed it over to me in Wales. Our idea was to make 2 zines in one and print them back to back. My portion is an A to Z of Over Ply Wood from old photos I was given and lent to make the film to photographs I have taken on recent skate trips with Team Boyo, there are clippings, articles, posters and images from the making and showing of the film. I am sending the master of the film off today to be printed up into 500 copies of Over Ply Wood….a scary moment as the whole project is self made and self financed….I have relied on the generosity of all the contributors over the 3 years it has taken me to make the film. Now i’m hoping I can get enough people to buy the zines and dvds to cover the cost of putting the whole project together….maybe I should have approached some energy drink companies to get the dough but then again who needs big business?! Do it yourself….I hope it works!!
No adverts, No masters!!
Zines can be picked up at Exist in Swansea or here on the Over Ply Wood online shop….dvds will be finished and up for sale at the end of March.