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Over Plywood DVD release party, Exist Skate store 28th March 2015

5 Apr

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!!!!

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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!!

Online shop for Over Plywood DVD now open!!!

5 Apr
The DVD of Over Ply Wood is finally ready and available to buy…..follow the link below to buy the film for £6 which includes postage within the UK.

http://overplywood.bigcartel.com/product/over-ply-wood-dvd

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Over Ply Wood Exhibition June 17-21st 2014

23 May

Exhibition poster

Jamie Morrison has designed this amazing poster for the Over Ply Wood exhibition that starts on 17th June 2014 at Oriel Bach in Mumbles

Happy 50th Birthday Skin!!

27 Feb

Two Legendary photographers Grant Brittain and Skin Phillips at Skins big 50th birthday party!

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Skin with Grant Brittain at Skin’s 50th birthday party….happy birthday Skin!

Screening at The Park Inn, Mumbles. 22nd January 2014.

2 Feb

Park screening poster
I thought the screening at the Park Inn in Mumbles would be a low key event, a good chance to watch the film on the big screen again and figure out any changes I might need to make ahead of getting the dvd made. The Park is a cosy little pub in the backstreets of Mumbles, a real ale pub that is more terraced house living room than spacious lager hall. Kev is the owner and barman at The Park and thats the way he likes it….a great selection of ales and a cosy space that has made The Park extremely popular with the locals and visitors alike. We organised it to be on a Wednesday night so it would be nice and quiet and the film which was planned to take over one side of the pub wouldn’t interrupt the regulars. Kev is a skater as well as a publican so he was keen to see the film and it was a good excuse to get his friends into the pub midweek.
Audience by Simon
As it quickly turned out the screening was the most popular of the four I have done with the film. The place filled up at the advertised 8pm….we had to shift all the furniture out to make room for everyone and still there was no room! There were people in the street watching through the window at one point. It was more like a gig than a film screening.
Con and crowd
As with a gig the sound failed miserably for the first few minutes as I neglected to test the p.a. before starting the film. Mark saved the day with his musical knowledge and stuck the cable from the dvd player in the right socket! Nice one Mark! The volume was finally high and in both speakers and the film rolled.
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The room was getting hot and the ale was flowing and everyone was getting into the film. Plenty of faces from the film were there from all periods of Swansea skate history…Griff who is in the poster for the night heard about the film and came along. The photograph was him skating at The Hollywood bowl in Gorseinon in the 70’s….the film has plenty of photos and film from the 70’s. We had Con’s ramprocker borrowed from Tom at Exist so everyone was stoked to have a look at that too.
Ty and evs at the park instagram
The film was coming to an end and about 8 minutes before the end the technology failed and the dvd player gave up…not sure if it was the heat or the dvd player or the dvd itself but we couldn’t get it started again! Quickly got the raffle draw going to take the heat off the minor disaster of the missing end of the film……
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Loads of great prizes were donated so a lot of people went home with something ranging from an awesome signed and framed photograph of the Bones Brigade at Morfa by Phil Rees to clothes donated by Ric at Exist and a pile of t-shirts from Jason to an original painting by Simon Dark and a stack of wine and spirits from Kev at the pub!!
Thanks to this huge generosity and a whip round organised by Kev I made enough money to get the film audio professionally mixed at Rhondda Street Studios in Swansea and still have change to add to the dvd production fund…Thanks everyone who came down and supported the film!!! What a night, my favourite screening yet!Morfa print comp
Thanks to Simon Dark for taking photos on the night and special thanks to Kev at the Park, Phil Rees for the amazing photograph, Ric, Tomsk and Greg for equipment loans and everyone who came along, bought raffle tickets and gave money. Until the next time……

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Huck magazine article

4 Oct

Huck magazine article

Some great coverage in Huck magazine ahead of Over Ply Wood’s first showing which is being arranged right now….full details very soon.
http://www.huckmagazine.com/

Arwyn’s California video diary 2002

7 Apr

With my trip to California getting closer I thought it would be a good time to post Arwyn’s video diary. It is all in Welsh but don’t worry if you can’t speak it…it’s pretty self explanatory and possibly at good starting point for learning it!  Arwyn, Tomsk and Trawler did a couple of weeks in California in 2002 and Arwyn made a video diary that was shown on S4C. I recently got a tape of the programme from Tomsk so I digitised it tonight and here is the California section. They went to a ton of skateparks and searched out the legendary Mount Baldy fullpipe. I have put the idea of a similar mission to Twiss and he seems well up for it, we are hoping to get a few clues to it’s location from this video….otherwise I will just ask Tomsk for directions on Thursday.