Friday, December 25, 2009

collection of invented curses

uaputa, puteta, chicharon, cabroneta, soretongo, soreteta, chicocobaron, mamaguevo, sorete

-dito(ari's bro)

Thursday, December 24, 2009

tomando cerveazas en la rambla.

Monday, December 21, 2009

From an Angry Black Anarchist
The Sliding Scale of White Privilege

I've gotten through the hump of generalized theory, and today resolved to sit down and sort out the minute trappings of this menacing shadow we know of today as "white privilege".

Remember, we know that all privilege is insidious, as it places an advantage or disadvantage upon a person or group simply for being born a certain way. But what is it in particular about the system of white privilege that makes it so utterly absurd, but only if you can even get your mind wrapped around it?

Unlike hetero-male privilege, white privilege is not based on any solid, definable characteristic that makes it simple to discern. You're easily quantifiable by gender, less so by sexual identity, but with race, the definitions become considerably more hazy.

What is "whiteness"?

Whiteness is the degree of race privilege you have in Western society. While not expressly based on skin color (it can also be bought, to an extent), it follows the guideline of what I like to call "Anglo-Normativity", which is the specific degree to which you appear similar to the "white" ideal - blond, straight hair, blue eyes, and, of course, pale skin.

This creates an unwritten and unspoken-of hierarchy that has permeated into every facet of our social interaction - from labor to government, in nearly every country (including those where no "Anglo-Normative" people exist), people have ranked themselves according to this sliding scale of white privilege.

In Latin America, those with lighter skin have more, and can do more than those that look more indigenous.

In East Asia, those with lighter skin have more, and can do more than those that look more Indonesian or Guinean.

In North America, there are "whites" -- which includes everyone that isn't visibly African to any degree (including some Arabs and "Latinos"), and there are "blacks"; and within black culture there still exists a white privilege, as those with lighter skin and "better" hair are simultaneously rewarded and envied by other black folks, and enjoy favorability among whites as well.

It doesn't take a sociologist to see the same recurring pattern of unexposed and institutionalized white power, among people who have less to gain from being considered "white" in the first place!

So, what do we do about it?

Regardless of how Anglo-Normative you are, it is your responsibility to actively seek out and expose all manifestations of white supremacy in our society.

Regardless of how much intensity you are comfortable with in resisting white power, you, and everyone else, have to do something; whether it consists of forcing liberals to talk about race and their appropriation and tokenization of minorities, or it consists of getting a crew to spread literature, single out and beat down Nazis and Klansmen in your area, something needs to be done.

This cannot be put more simply: Systems of power and privilege need to be countered at all turns. Don't let anyone get away with "nigger" and "bitch" and "pussy" and "fag", it is in your interest not to participate in that nonsense, and silence IS participation.

And if you really think about it, it really is very, very absurd.

My initial thoughts, everything in school is propagating whiteness, and that might attribute to the standards so heavily present. I agree with Sox. There is no cultural exploration for the most part other than that of Whiteness. The foundation of our education on the most basic level is how to be white and how to embrace whiteness.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Machop, Machoke, Machamp!

I am coming up on my Pokemon game so hard! Reese whips me everytime with his fucking Garydos but Machamp might bring up the competition. I love Reese Werkhoven, thanks for the upgrade deck.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

so syched.

Room is turning into an epic practice space. Drum Machines have no soul, but they are super fun. The fucking old school synth! I feel like its the 80's and I'm jamming with Siouxsie.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

the developments of a manifesto for that photo essay.

In the words of Jay: Racism in NYC is really shitty. People think that you have to be a white kid to learn how to skate. Skating has no skin color. Just boards trucks barings and wheels.

Racism in NYC is really shitty, but i don't think it is necessarily true that this city breeds it through skateboarding. If anything it defies it. Truth is skating here you will encounter probably one of the most diverse communities in the city, I guess. Where the racism really stems from is MTV, Toys R Us, Zumies, Woodwards, and the whole institution for the matter. The image created by commercialism, the tony hawks and shecklers. Yes racism is present in all of our classrooms, shops, law enforcement units; all part of NYC naturally. But maybe here in NYC skateboarding has become a form of defiance to this fucked up system that reeks of institutional racism, classims, sexism ect. We don't have perfect spots, good parks, that many pro's, but what it is, is real.

When was the last time you saw a black kid at Woodward, only about 9 the whole summer and they were all sent through the Harold Hunter foundation. That's my point, I mean Harold Hunter, that dude was New York.

Maybe this sounds cliche, like "skateboarding rebellion, up the punx!" but i think it is, its freedom, its anarchy, its defiance, and it should never become a sport and never should be in the Olympics, or it will become an institution with unwritten rules like everything else.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Haile Selassie mother of mother [fuck!]

Grandma said the dreadlocks had to go. RIP.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

short manipulated progression of life's ambition




Saturday, December 12, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

On The Road

"What's your road, man?--holyboy road, madman road, rainbow road, guppy road, any road. It's an anywhere road for anybody anyhow" Jack Kerouac, On the Road

You know that nostalgic feeling you get when you think back on your summer, or a really great trip to New Orleans. Its un-tangible but i would associate it with the feeling of not carrying anything with you, being somewhere new, and having no commitments; three of the greatest feelings in the world combined into a sweet sort of haze. I picked up this book and it all came back to me. The road has been lost in my routine and I'm trying to find it again. Be the Mississippi, North St. Claude, Ave. C, Ft. Wash Ave., Eldridge St., im thirstin for an adventure...

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fun at Band

Happy birthday Alex Goldman, Burnin'.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Lost in the Folder, Where are We?

Down By Law

One of the best films i have seen, i miss New Orleans. I feel like screaming, for ice cream, its like im in a box sliding off the walls.

Thursday, December 3, 2009


I keep getting emails from Barack Obama and friends. Today i thought i would experiment with some responses.

Barack Obama and Joe Biden,

As a concerned citizen of the United States i will have to express my disbelief at your actions. You tricked the people of America with hope that you were bringing fresh ideas and policies into the government. Instead you are leading another war campaign into Afghanistan, under the illusion of national security. Thank you for attempting to reform the health care system, maybe you should focus more on that. Seeing as it has not passed, and there are still 47 million Americans without health care. As of now i have no faith in government and you have assured me that even the most progressively packaged liberals from the democratic party cant make change in a system that inherently prioritizes war and corporations. I oppose your military proposition and i suggest you rethink your diplomatic skills.

Skeptically yours,
Rob Shnyder

Barack Obama and Joe Biden,

Fuck U yo,I am mad upset. U r a lying piece of shit. Stop sending me emails, bcuz im sik of hearing your shit. Mayb if U told us the truth about your bitch-ass plans for Afghanistan U wldn't hav gotten elected LoL. I am goin to take you and your dumbass friends out.

Suck a Dick,
Lil' Wayne

Barack Obama and Joe Biden, the whole damn system for the matter,

If you think all humans are just brainwashed worshipers of your government's lies you will have to think twice. I fully oppose any military action by the United States because it propagates further hatred of our country and will result in the death of thousands of innocent people. If you want to stop the disease don't fight the symptoms with the root of the problem. The Military and Government should be completely dismantled. Our imperial incentives in the Middle East are only so that the white man can continue to dominate. You are all just as white as Dick Cheney's ass. Did you sign weapons contracts with Halliburton yet? I'm sure Dick Cheney will want to talk to you about where the American Tax dollars are going to go. OH right, his back pocket? You and your government are not going to get away with this shit, soon everyone will realize you are just a neo-con trying to pull some sneaky illusion of a peoples president.

Viva la Revolucion,

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

click to enlarge.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Buy Nothing

I find it ironic that we allocate one day a year to giving thanks for our privilege, and then use the next to compensate for all that we don't have. The ultimate American paradox, carefully designed by the Walmart,Target,and Bestbuy's.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Musics Rocking Good

But instead, saturated with garbage, airways discredit this art and separate people from the power and meaning of music. Rivers of meaningless puke are poured into ours ears on daily basis and many forget to even think about music as of a major source of energy, joy and inspiration... and fucking heat, too!

As a matter of fact, it has been turned into something that steals our energy and replaces it with stress and discouraging examples of what making music leads to. All kinds of false notions of joyless, artificial, pseudo-mythology are now firmly attached to it... Celebrity lifestyle, VIP status, acting like an asshole - all these notions seem to be inseparable from music making these days. Many fall for it just to be spat out with a raped and destroyed sense of self-worth. Kids start bands often motivated by fame alone. Of course, many great famous brothers, like Stravinsky or Josef Boyse, for example, succeeded in turning fame into a vehicle of positive energies and spreading great progressive shit. But it is perhaps, worth to mention that mechanics of modern fame have changed from its original oral tradition drive, which produced legends, anecdotes, good word, etc... Mechanics of modern fame are fueled by media and media alone and nobody in their fucking right mind, of course, would start passing legends about, for example, The Strokes... or their twin sister Britney Spears.

But getting back... it is as easy as one plus fucking three. The more sources of inspiration you have, the better off you are; the happier you go through your day towards a more enjoyable night; the better you generally walk through the fire; and so on life-ward to the next drink (Russell's 'Strategies of Being'). But economics these days so strongly rule the arts, and for obvious reasons favor English-speaking product, that it does not provide you with any info on actual real music at all. Even if you are a curious soul and ventured out to get something different, you very well end up with Buddha Bar or Putamya record products which promises you something exotic but basically are traps for yuppies who would like to fancy themselves cultured. That is basically like attending a belly dance class in Wyoming with the hopes to understand Muslims. Even if a good artist shows up on a compilation like that, after a label's re-mastered his work he comes across as nothing but an ass-licking background singing for Starbucks coffee shop. This situation also prolongs total ignorance and confusion. You'll find millions of people not knowing if they support or oppose Globalization simply because they dont know what it means, or, thanks to great products like Global Lounge compilation, you will find people who celebrate Globalization. And you’ll think, "Wow, man, I never thought that new Colonialism can be such a great cause for a party..."

Favoring of white, English-speaking product is often explained by patriotic or simply stupid arguments like, people can really understand this song. This is total fucking bullshit, for every scientist will tell you that sound is the purest form of information. The language barrier in the context of music does not exist. And majority of power is contained in fingers of a player and in the tone of his/her voice. This is why the emotional message of music is so instant and human. That's why the voice of Johnny Cash or Vladimir Visotsky goes unstoppably through anything to anyone, and meaning of music stands up in its full pride. Of course, lyrical content of a song may take it much higher, but not knowing English never stopped millions around the world (including myself) from growing up on rock 'n roll. - Eugene Hutz

in photo class doing 30 things at once.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

"This Is Halloween!"

Isaac killing it as an Emo kid. The whole night he was in character.

Tristan Reginato Yes!

Odd, OD, ridiculous, amazing, indescribable.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


My friend Nick made this clip, i think it was one of the funnest days of skating I've had in a while. Thanks Lurker.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Old School 12th and A.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

This is what Feminism looks like

This video is one of the most ridiculous things i have seen in a while. I love it and I hate it. I always liked Le Tigre because of their singer Kathleen Hanna, who was involved in one of the best music scenes Riot grrrl. But i can see that her audience has changed drastically. These girls are preety punk though, i love the girl rocking out under the American flag.

Riot grrrl was an underground feminist punk movement that started in the early 1990s, and it is often associated with third-wave feminism (it is sometimes seen as its starting point). Riot grrrl's emphasized on universal female identity and separatism. Riot grrrl bands often address issues such as rape, domestic abuse, sexuality, and female empowerment. Some bands associated with the movement are Fifth Column, Bikini Kill, Bratmobile, Jack Off Jill, Excuse 17, Heavens to Betsy, Huggy Bear, Adickdid, The Third Sex, Sleater-Kinney, and also lesbian queercore like Team Dresch.

Beacon will never escape Radiate.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

hours i have spent in school during my life so far. My aunt always tells me that if you spend 10,000 hours doing anything you will become an expert at that. I am becoming an expert at doing what the fuck I'm told to. I cant concentrate in school, I cant concentrate on something i don't care about. I have been playing games with myself for 10 years trying to trick my brain into doing something it doesn't want to. It is carefully designed so when i get older i am conditioned by these exercises to continue to do work without thinking twice. The more you practice the less you think about it. I practice listening to what people tell me to do regardless of whether i want to do it or not 7 hours a day. I have my manners so ingrained in my conscious because of this practice i get at school, that i sometimes follow the rules outside of school. I feel like painting on the walls all the time and dancing on the train and skating wherever the fuck i want I want but my muscle memory has got me following the rules everywhere i go.

Otter guest update.

I woke up at 7:44 and was like "Oh crap," so then I just threw on what looked pretty and bright and went for walk in the chilly November air and people were staring at me on the subway but I knew that they were only looking at me like that because of my effervescent personality... not 'cause I
m crazy or anything haha.... SERIOUSLY!

Its November and Otter is dressed for a luao in sandals and shorts.

Dick Chicken

I found this on the L train, not sure what to think about it. I can tell you something about Chicken Mcnuglets though, they are sprayed with a preservative so toxic that it's actually lethal in higher concentrations. Now i am contemplating the ideal diet, morning 40oz's and Dick Chicken Mcnuglets, sounds good.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Neighborhoods Rule!

I am feeling angry as ever about white entitlement. You think this city is just something you can buy? Fuck off, you stupid kids who come here and go to school so that you can get a job that upholds your supremacy. Your not artists, and your not real. You want to make movies about your friends smoking cigarettes? take a look around. You hate your Puerto Rican neighbors and you dont even eat real Chinese food. You support the local drug and alcohol economy but you never thought that you might have been moving into a real fucking neighborhood. You want truth, lets talk about eviction and tennant abuse in the lower east side. About asthma rates in the south bronx, about the fucking drug cartels in the heights, strategically placed garbage incinerators and power plants. Yeah this city isnt just somewhere you can drop your white dough and it becomes yours. This city is full of class divisions and racism open your fucking eyes, your propogating it everyday. I am talking about everyone here, myself and you.

I just moved to washington heights and i am struggling with feeling as though i am participating and giving back to my nieghborhood. So far ive made a connection with the skateboarding community, naturally. So ive hooked up some kids with boards and had some ill flat ground sessions and games of old school skate.

That song stuck in your head

HILARIOUS, The anthem of my morning! So sick... check the Nawlins footage, damnnn i miss NOLA so much.

Last Night

was strange and beautiful. Sebastian and Antonia Perez; laying down the truth. By: Me

5 minute edit this morning whattup

Friday, November 13, 2009

Very Lazy, just eats and sleeps.

Just my kind of Pokemon. My new deck is poppinnnn, im readyready for battle. Many thanks to you Reese!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


Epic Mission.