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Chain Of Strength – “Live At The Vex”

Chain Of Strength – “Live At The Vex”

Three songs from Chain Of Strength from their set at Destroy LA Fest.
Impact
Just How Much?
True Till Death
July 13, 2013

Johnny Rad & The Eggplants – “Skate And Create”

Johnny Rad & The Eggplants – “Skate And Create”

Johnny Rad & The Eggplants performing “Skate And Create” at Trip in Santa Monica, CA. July 12, 2013.

Mentos Bomb

Mentos Bomb

A science experiment during lunch break at the Revelation Warehouse.

Chain Of Strength – “Just How Much?”

Chain Of Strength – “Just How Much?”

Chain Of Strength
“Just How Much?”
October 13, 2012
@ Irving Plaza, New York City

Pure Fun Skate Zine Release Party – Time Lapse

Pure Fun Skate Zine Release Party – Time Lapse

Time lapse video from a portion of the Pure Fun Skate Zine release party in Lockport, NY. July 26, 2012.

iPhone 8mm App Test

iPhone 8mm App Test

Finally upgraded to the iPhone 4s and purchased the 8mm app from Nexvio. Here is my first test with the app.

Skateboarding Is A Crime

Skateboarding Is A Crime

While gathering up every photograph, newspaper clipping, flyer and more from my garage for the 22 year anniversary issue of Pure Fun Skate Zine, it was hard to ignore a VHS tape that had “Eric On News” written on it. During the mid/late 1980s skateboard boom, skateboarding was reaching every suburb across the country and [...]

Pure Fun Skate Zine Release Party: Promo Video

Pure Fun Skate Zine Release Party: Promo Video

The day has finally arrived!
Come hang out with people you haven’t seen in 20 years and pick up a copy of issue #10 of Pure Fun Skate Zine.
- Zines and t-shirts for sale
- Over 25 photographs on display
- Food and drinks
- Crucial music will be blasting
- Giveaways from Elephant Brand Skateboards and Nike SB
Thursday, July [...]

Indian Wig – “One More Time”

Indian Wig – “One More Time”

Indian Wig closing out there set with a cover of Joe Jackson’s “One More Time.”
Indian Wig is Hagop Nijarian, Neil Blender and Lance Mountain.
April 5, 2012
@ AR4T
Laguna Beach, CA

The Manufacturing Of MOUTHPIECE “Can’t Kill What’s Inside”

The Manufacturing Of MOUTHPIECE “Can’t Kill What’s Inside”

A bit of a back story on this thing…
When the Mouthpiece discography was getting to close to going into production I wasn’t working there but I pitched the idea to Jordan that we should film the production process and make a web clip out of it. He was into the idea and he agreed that [...]

Saints Of Low – “Low Road”

Saints Of Low – “Low Road”

Ben Harper sitting in with Saints Of Low performing their song “Low Road.”
Band: Saints Of Low with Ben Harper
Song: Low Road
Venue: Detroit Bar, Costa Mesa, CA
Date: 11/19/11

Edge Day 2000: The Last Show Of In My Eyes – Trailer

Edge Day 2000: The Last Show Of In My Eyes – Trailer

I just cut this trailer for the In My Eyes doc that is hitting the web on Monday 10/17/11. Check it out…

Future Primitive: The Art Of Powell Peralta

Future Primitive: The Art Of Powell Peralta

Future Primitive: The Art Of Powell Peralta
From the collection Of Matt Major
Crude video I filmed with my Canon pocket cam.
This Art Of Powell Peralta show was held at the Duke Art Gallery at Azusa Pacific University from September 7th to September 29th.
To view photos from the show go HERE.

Origins Of The Weenie Bandits

Origins Of The Weenie Bandits

The origins of The Weenie Bandits as told by Joe Cassenti.

Bootleg Birthday Brigade

Bootleg Birthday Brigade

Alternate angles of some of the tricks from Mike V’s “Birthday Brigade” segment from The Berrics. I filmed this with my Canon Powershot pocket camera and choose a more raw edit for that “behind the scenes” feel. Enjoy.

Wrath Of The Iron Blade Part 2

Wrath Of The Iron Blade Part 2

The Lockport Mall has taken the wrath of the iron blade. Part 2.
LOCKPORT MALL RIP
1971-2011

Youth Of Today – “Together / I Have Faith”

Youth Of Today – “Together / I Have Faith”

YOUTH OF TODAY
“Together / I Have Faith”
@ The Glasshouse
Pomona, CA
June 6, 2011

Wrath Of The Iron Blade

Wrath Of The Iron Blade

The Lockport Mall has taken the wrath of the iron blade.
LOCKPORT MALL RIP
1971-2011

Youth Of Today – “Make A Change / Flame Still Burns”

Youth Of Today – “Make A Change / Flame Still Burns”

YOUTH OF TODAY
“Make A Change / Flame Still Burns”
@ The Glasshouse
Pomona, CA
June 5, 2011

Mouthpiece – “True Till Death”

Mouthpiece – “True Till Death”

Mouthpiece performing the Chain Of Strength classic, “True Till Death” with guest vocals from Chain Of Strength’s vocalist, Curtis Canales.
June 5, 2011
The Glasshouse
Pomona, CA

Endless Summer

Endless Summer

I recently discovered on old VHS tape containing footage from the old Endless Summer Skate Shop in Williamsville, NY. Endless Summer was my favorite place and the owners Mike and Jim were always the coolest guys. I couldn’t help but get this footage online for old patrons of the store to enjoy and reminisce. Enjoy.

Mike V Versus The World – Pilot Episode

Mike V Versus The World – Pilot Episode

Back in the summer of 2007 I found myself out on the Warped Tour with Mike V and his band, Revolution Mother. It was a pretty wild summer. Lots of fun but definitely a grind too. Somewhere along the tour I caught word that two filmers were going to hook up with us for the [...]

Vallely Family Christmas

Vallely Family Christmas

Holiday greetings from Mike V, Lucy and myself!

Stenciling Time Lapse

Stenciling Time Lapse

This is a time lapse of my first attempt ever of making a painting with multi layer stencils and spray paints. The subject is Winona Ryder.

The Larry Theme Song

The Larry Theme Song

Kristian Svitak and Kelley Deal from The Breeders performing the Larry Ransom theme song.
Lyrics:
Larry
He’s from Buffalo
Larry
He’s our manager
Larry, Larry, Larry
Buffalo really sucks
Sorry to break it to ya
Larry
Larry
He’s from Buffalo
Buffalo is really cold
Sits on the lake
It snows in the winter
It has really bad weather
Larry, Larry
He’s our manager
He makes sure that I get M&M’s
And he makes sure [...]

The American Nomad

The American Nomad

Outtake of The American Nomad, Bill Danforth’s epic intro to Mondays With Mike V episode #18.

Doubles

Doubles

Jake Reuter and Mike V breaking out a quick doubles line at The Jokers Pool.

Jokers Pool

Jokers Pool

Jake Reuter ripping it up in his backyard pool, the “Jokers Pool.”

Criddlers

Criddlers

Kids, don’t let Criddlers hang out at your local skatepark or this can happen.

Bellflower Skatepark

Bellflower Skatepark

Cyril Jackson backside 180 kickflips the big four at the Bellflower Skatepark. Filmed back in April 2010.

Houghton Skatepark

Houghton Skatepark

Mike V performing an ally-oop fingerflip boneless at the Houghton Skatepark in Long Beach, CA. Filmed back in January 2010.

Slow Motion Test

Slow Motion Test

Just testing out some different slow motion options for footage filmed with my Canon HV30.

Captain Soncho Blows The Shot

Captain Soncho Blows The Shot

World famous blogger, Captain Soncho misses getting a shot of Mike V at the Jokers Pool.

Mondays With Mike V: Episode #11

Mondays With Mike V: Episode #11

Time for a brand new episode of “Mondays With Mike V!” Mark Choiniere, who films and edits the episodes has been out of town all week which put us in a bit of a bind for a new episode. So today I grabbed my video camera and dug out my VHS copy of Rubbish Heap [...]

Mondays With Mike V: Episode #9

Mondays With Mike V: Episode #9

I somehow ended up with a starring role in the 6/14/2010 (9th one) episode of Mondays With Mike V. Enjoy.

Bootleg Bangin!

Bootleg Bangin!

Alternate angles of some of the tricks from Mike V’s “Bangin!” segment from The Berrics. I filmed this with my Canon Powershot pocket camera and choose a more raw edit for that “behind the scenes” feel. Enjoy.

Zumiez Trip

Zumiez Trip

In March 2010, Mike Vallely traveled to six Zumiez stores for meet and greets and record breaking crowds showed up to meet him. Here is some video and photos from the trip.

Lucy Makes A Skateboard

Lucy Makes A Skateboard

Mike V’s daughter, Lucy Vallely teams up with Professor Paul Schmitt to make her very own pro model skateboard. Watch and learn as the Professor teaches us about the CreateAskate process.

Legends Skate Jam

Legends Skate Jam

Mike Vallely, Duane Peters, Tony Alva, Christian Hosoi, Eric Dressen, Eddie Reategui, Ben Schroeder and Steve Alba tearing it up during the Legends Skate Jam at the third annual Musink Festival in Costa Mesa, California.
February 20, 2010.

Catalytic Converter Thieves Can Suck It!

Catalytic Converter Thieves Can Suck It!

Nothing but a bunch of savages in this town. See for yourself.
Big thanks to Ace Muffler & Brake for saving the day.

Mike V Signs With Landshark Wheels

Mike V Signs With Landshark Wheels

Mike V negotiates his contract with Landshark Wheels head honcho, Kristian Svitak. Take an exclusive behind the scenes look at skateboarding’s business side.

The Birdman & Friends

The Birdman & Friends

Tony Hawk, Kevin Staab and Andy McDonald screwing around at Tony Hawk Inc. January 8, 2010.

Mike V & The Brooklyn Banks

Mike V & The Brooklyn Banks

Short documentary about Mike Vallely’s trip to NYC to skate The Brooklyn Banks, as well as touches on Mike’s history with the Banks. Shot in December of 2009 before the Banks were closed down until January 2014.

Mike V Skates Google

Mike V Skates Google

Mike V ollies over YouTube employee, George Strompolos, inside the Google offices in New York City. December 15, 2009.

Suicidal Tendencies – “Possessed To Skate”

Suicidal Tendencies – “Possessed To Skate”

Suicidal Tendencies performing “Possessed To Skate” from their album “Join The Army” on December 20, 2009 at the Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, California.
Mike dedicates the song to his brother Jim, who is one of the original Z-Boys and is recovering from a broken neck from a surfing accident.

H.R. – “The Youth Are Getting Restless / Love Comes First”

H.R. – “The Youth Are Getting Restless / Love Comes First”

H.R. performing “The Youth Are Getting Restless” and “Love Comes First” at The Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, CA. November 21, 2009. These are the last two songs of his set that night.

Radio Nowhere

Radio Nowhere

A couple of years back when the video for “Radio Nowhere” from Bruce Springsteen’s album “Magic” was released, it was a real bummer.
The vibe and lyrics of the song conjure up images of a man trying to find his way home, traveling through desolate parts of America while trying to find some crucial tunes [...]

A Day At The Office

A Day At The Office

Here’s a timelapse of just another day at the Revelation Records offices.
Filmed with a Canon PowerShot Digital Elph camera using the time lapse video setting.

The First Step – Live At Chain Reaction

The First Step – Live At Chain Reaction

The First Step’s full set from Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. February 28, 2008.
Set list:
Time To Understand
Get Wise
Something Inside
When Things Fall Apart
Greater Vision
No Way To Live
What We Know
Pursuit Of Happiness
Connection
The Higher Taste
The First Step
Learning
You can check out a mini documentary revolving around this particular show(s) here and here.

CIV – “Can’t Wait One Minute More”

CIV – “Can’t Wait One Minute More”

Came across this haggard VHS tape while digging through some boxes.
CIV performing their hit single, “Can’t Wait One Minute More” with guest vocals by yours truly performing the “Lou Koller” part at the Warped Tour in Buffalo, NY. July 28, 1998.
Somehow or another whenever I would see CIV play I would be the one who [...]

Insted – “We’ll Make The Difference / Young Till I Die”

Insted – “We’ll Make The Difference / Young Till I Die”

Insted performing their classic show closer of “We’ll Make The Difference” and “Young Till I Die” (7 Seconds) live at Gilman St in Berkeley, California. August 29, 2009.
This is a three camera edit, filmed with two Canon HV30s and one HV20. Edited in Final Cut Pro. No color correction has been done.
Coming down the pipe [...]

Let Them Know Premiere Show

Let Them Know Premiere Show

A few clips from the BYO 25th anniversary/Let Them Know documentary/7 Seconds/Swinging Utters/Youth Brigade show at the Nike Theater in Hollywood, CA.
September 10, 2009.

Kat Von D Says…

Kat Von D Says…

She knows what’s up.
Thanks Kat!

Just Another Wednesday

Just Another Wednesday

Just another Wednesday… no big deal.

Hardcore Karaoke

Hardcore Karaoke

If you would have told me when I was 16 years old that I could sing for Insted at one of their rehearsals I would have said you were high.
Orange County Hardcore band, Insted have been rehearsing for their four upcoming reunion shows in August and September of 2009. Insted’s singer, Kevinsted was still in [...]

Salad Days

Salad Days

From 2003.
“My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood, To say as I said then!” – Cleopatra
From Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
A film by Larry Ransom.
Narrated by Lance Mountain.
Hailed by some viewers as a “universal story” and “the perfect reminder to why you started skateboarding in the first [...]

Crossroads: Salad Days Promo

Crossroads: Salad Days Promo

Joe Cassenti and I appeared on the live Western New York talkshow “Crossroads” to promote the premiere of Salad Days at the Kingpin Skatepark in Lockport. The premiere was also a benefit for a friend of ours, Matt Torrey who had recently passed away from cancer. All the proceeds went to Matt’s family and were [...]

Scraps Vol 6

Scraps Vol 6

More random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted forever.

Every Breath You Take

Every Breath You Take

The after party karaoke jam session from Tom Green’s 38th birthday party. Fun, fun, fun.

The Ultimate Shred Sled

The Ultimate Shred Sled

When it was time to set up a new complete board, I decided I wanted to do something special as it is probably the last skateboard I will ever assemble and ride.
I wanted to have some inspiration and history under my feet so I thought if I had some gear donated by some of my [...]

This Is My Element – Behind The Scenes

This Is My Element – Behind The Scenes

Here is a bit of a behind the scenes look as well as some second angles, outtakes, slams and almosts from the This Is My Element video from Element Skateboards.
Featuring Mike Vallely, Darrell Stanton, Dallas Rockvam, Marc Falkenstein and Lee Dupont in New York City and various spots in New Jersey in March 2007.
The [...]

130 Windermere Road

130 Windermere Road

It’s all gone.

Scraps Vol 5

Scraps Vol 5

More random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted forever.

Twenty-One Years

Twenty-One Years

Here is a video I compiled and edited last year for Mike V’s 21st anniversary as a professional skater. Mike turned pro at a vert contest in Toronto, ONT, CAN on May 31, 1987.
He has now been a professional skateboarder for 22 years.
Says Mike: “This video is a random compilation from my twenty four [...]

Backstage With Leonard Mills

Backstage With Leonard Mills

High atop the Hollywood Hills, here is a rare sneak peak backstage with Leonard Mills, Young Hal and the girls of Live On Sunset before an elusive Leonard Mills performance.

Nuclear Tits

Nuclear Tits

Warning the Basemaster General has determined that coffee is good for your health
Doug is bouncing off the walls
Ray is drooling big spit balls
Feeling cranky, logged all night
Kids on coffee
Where’s my Bonus Cup?
Come on man, fill me up
I need some Krappers to wash it down
Kids on coffee
Kids on coffee
Went driving down to San Diego
Passing by the [...]

Fatburger

Fatburger

Ever since “Dinner with Dana” was posted last week, the emails have been flooding in demanding more videos with Dana. Here you go kids…
“Salt it.”

Tom Green Show Timelapse

Tom Green Show Timelapse

I was invited up to Tom Green’s house last night for a BBQ and to help out with running some of the studio cameras during a taping of his internet television show.
As always, the Flip cam was with me. I set it up on a tripod in the corner of the room and let it [...]

Dinner with Dana

Dinner with Dana

Dinner with the internet’s girlfriend, Dana DeArmond at Kitchen 24 in Hollywood, California. April 9, 2009.

Woodward Skate Camp 1992

Woodward Skate Camp 1992

I was digging through a box of old VHS tapes tonight and came across this footage.
Here is Brian Patch, Vinny Ponte, Chad Vogt, Damien Carabajal and a 12 year old Bam Margera. I filmed this at Woodward Skate Camp back on July 24, 1992.

Gift Card Day: 2009 – Trailer

Gift Card Day: 2009 – Trailer

The sequel to the smash hit “Gift Card Day” is coming soon.
Stay tuned to see what happens when 14 gift cards are spent in a single afternoon.
More cards, more action!!!

No For An Answer – “I Spy”

No For An Answer – “I Spy”

No For An Answer performing their song “I Spy” from their 1989 album “A Thought Crusade.”
Live at The Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. March 22, 2009.

HxC Weekend

HxC Weekend

My friend Tim flew in from New Jersey this past weekend to visit. Lots of hanging out, eating, talks of the ‘core and the No For An Answer reunion show all jammed into a couple of days.
I almost always take my Flip Mino cam wherever I go and film stuff for no rhyme or reason. [...]

Larry Ransom’s Bust It!

Larry Ransom’s Bust It!

One of the elusive and legendary performance’s of Larry Ransom’s Bust It!. This is “Bust It!” (aka theme song) live at The Che Cafe in San Diego, California. Summer 2005.

Scraps Vol 4

Scraps Vol 4

More random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted forever.

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 6

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 6

with Made For Skate author, Dirk Vogel.

Fore!

Fore!

Just a quick mission down to the Hoover Golf Center to smash a few balls.

Adidas X Revelation Records Campus Sneaker

Adidas X Revelation Records Campus Sneaker

I stopped into RevHQ yesterday and caught a peak at the Adidas X Revelation Records collabo sneaker being shipped out to a few Youth Crew Allstars.
Only 150 pairs were made.
Check out this interview with Jordan Cooper all about the shoe.

Scraps Vol 3

Scraps Vol 3

More random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted forever.

Hanging At Tom’s

Hanging At Tom’s

Here are two quick ‘behind the scenes’ clips from Tom Green’s house after a live broadcast of his internet tv show.
Some of the people in the clips are Tom Green, Mike V, Max Perlich (Yabbo from Gleaming The Cube), members of Revolution Mother and Penthouse Pets; Heather Vandeven, Cassia Riley and Shay Laren.
Filmed on June [...]

Calico Ghost Town

Calico Ghost Town

Just a quick detour to Calico Ghost Town on the way home from Las Vegas.
Photography by Dave Mandel.

Las Vegas Time Lapse

Las Vegas Time Lapse

Here is the corner of Las Vegas Blvd and Tropicana Blvd in Las Vegas, NV.
1 hour of footage down to 1 minute, 37 seconds.
I shot this to see the maximum output of my Flip Mino HD camera. I set up the camera on a small tripod and let it rip. Basically I wanted to see [...]

Desperado

Desperado

It’s hard to pass by Primm, NV on the way to Las Vegas and not take a ride on Desperado.
According to the roller coaster database, Desperado is one of the tallest roller coasters in the world with a 70-degree, 225 foot drop; a 209 foot lift hill; and top speeds around 80 mph. On the [...]

20th To PCH

20th To PCH

Just a quick skate down the ol’ block from 20th to the Pacific Coast Highway in Signal Hill, CA.

Scraps Vol 2

Scraps Vol 2

More random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted.

Scraps Vol 1

Scraps Vol 1

Just a collection of random clips from the cutting room floor before they’re deleted forever.

Hard Times

Hard Times

If you know, then you know.

California Screamin’

California Screamin’

I renewed my annual pass for Disneyland today and busted out the Flip Mino HD for the ride on the California Screamin’ roller coaster. Bitchin.

The Alligators

The Alligators

Here is a video I filmed (did not edit) for the enhanced cd portion of The Alligators release on Indecision Records. I’ve never seen it until just now so thought I’d upload it.
The Alligators are: Roger Miret from Agnostic Front and Rich Labbate, Steve Larson and Barrett Burt from Insted.

Shelter – “Saranagati”

Shelter – “Saranagati”

Shelter performing “Saranagati” live at Randall Rehearsal Studios in Buffalo, NY on June 22, 1992.
This is a two camera edit I put together from my master tape (I’m filming stage right) and a first generation dub I traded with Bhakta Henry who filmed the Shelter 1992 tour video, “Sankirtana Yajna”. The second angle from Henry’s [...]

Flip Mino HD Test Footage

Flip Mino HD Test Footage

Got the Flip Mino HD for Christmas. Here is my first test clip to see how it looks once uploaded.

Gift Card Day

Gift Card Day

First annual!

Better Than A Thousand – First Show

Better Than A Thousand – First Show

Ripped my video of the first ever Better Than A Thousand show for Tim and Gordo over at Double Cross.

Signal Hill To Garden Grove

Signal Hill To Garden Grove

Time lapse of my drive home after work on a foggy night from Signal Hill to Garden Grove with a quick stop at Vons for some groceries.
December 1, 2008 around 8:15 PM.

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 4

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 4

with Lockport legend, Mike Feeley.

Cro Mags Jam – “World Peace / Show You No Mercy”

Cro Mags Jam – “World Peace / Show You No Mercy”

Cro Mags Jam (JJ, Mackie, AJ, Craig) performing “World Peace” into “Show You No Mercy.”
Live at the Radio Silence book release show at the Nike Sportswear at the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood, California.
October 8, 2008.

Children At Play

Children At Play

Here’s an old video I made in 1991. Edited using two VCRs.
Starring Chris Fritton, Randy Lathbury, Chris Crenshaw, Larry Ransom, Stan Knight, Joe Cassenti and Eric Shugats.
All skate, all day. Nothing else mattered.

Children At Play (w/ Audio Commentary)

Children At Play (w/ Audio Commentary)

Audio commentary for the old video I made in 1991. Edited using two VCRs.
Starring Chris Fritton, Randy Lathbury, Chris Crenshaw, Larry Ransom, Stan Knight, Joe Cassenti and Eric Shugats.
All skate, all day. Nothing else mattered.

Dewitt To The Rescue

Dewitt To The Rescue

Dewitt dot com coming soon.

Fan Of Trivia

Fan Of Trivia

Kevin Finn: Fan of trivia.

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 1

Favorite Skate Video Of All Time? Vol 1

with Rick Kosick.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love skateboard videos. I thought it would be fun to ask a bunch of people what their favorite video is, so keep your eyes peeled every week or so for further installments.
I have about five or so of these videos filmed already and I will say that [...]

Turning Point – Reunion Show

Turning Point – Reunion Show

Get settled in for this one. Here is the full and complete 45 minute set from Turning Point at their reunion show on April 8th, 1994. The audio isn’t the greatest and it’s backlit but what do I know about filming.
The club is G-Willikers in Pennsauken, New Jersey.

Bombshell In Bakersfield

Bombshell In Bakersfield

Stumbled upon an Antoinette Marie photo shoot at The Nile in Bakersfield, CA this past Friday night.

The Spectrum

The Spectrum

Food, fun, ferris wheels and shopping at The Spectrum in Irvine, CA.

Skip’s Ditch

Skip’s Ditch

Mike V busting out a wallride at Skip’s Ditch in Costa Mesa, California. 10/05/08.

Insted – “Voice Your Opinion”

Insted – “Voice Your Opinion”

Insted performing their song “Voice Your Opinion” at the Showcase Theatre in Corona, CA. July 10, 2004.
This is from the fourth show of their five reunion shows in the summer of 2004. I filmed all 3 east coast shows and 1 of the Cali shows. I had to leave the camera home for the last [...]

Shred III

Shred III

I get to skateboard in my “house.”
Self filmed. This didn’t turn out how I imagined it would and I will most likely revisit this concept at a later time.

Surf City USA

Surf City USA

Kevin and I headed to downtown Huntington Beach, CA to have lunch at Jan’s and also took a walk down to the beach and pier.

Erie Canal

Erie Canal

Captain Chris Fritton navigates Lockview V on the Erie Canal, through Locks 34 and 35 and many lift bridges in Lockport, NY.
Filmed on 16mm flim and digital video.

Erie Canal – Extended Footage

Erie Canal – Extended Footage

Much remains the same on the Erie Canal today as it was in the 1800’s. Hand-dug to connect the Hudson River with the Niagara River, the 363-mile Grand Old Erie Canal is truly a great engineering feat. Originally, 83 stone locks overcame the 571-foot difference in the level between the rivers. Enlarged in the early [...]

Wasted Days TV – “Kevin’s Collection: Outtake”

Wasted Days TV – “Kevin’s Collection: Outtake”

Episode #6
Here is an outtake from episode #5… too good to let this footage just go to waste. Once again, here is Kevin Finn kicking down some knowledge and pressing info. This time it’s on the Chain Of Strength “What Holds Us Apart” 7″. Record nerds rejoice!

The First Step – “No Way To Live”

The First Step – “No Way To Live”

The First Step performing their song “No Way To Live” at Gilman Street in Berkeley, CA.

Man Vs Skatepark Tour 2004 – Raw Footage

Man Vs Skatepark Tour 2004 – Raw Footage

Here is some raw footage from Mike V’s 2004 “Man Vs Skatepark” tour. This footage has been backed up’d on a hard drive for four years but I never did anything with it.
Here it is in all its glory… no artsy edits or music… just raw skating.
One thing that does suck is I had [...]

Integrity – “Live It Down”

Integrity – “Live It Down”

Integrity performing their song “Live It Down.”
Live at the River Rock Cafe.
Buffalo, NY.
July 14, 1990.

Snapcase – Final Show Slideshow

Snapcase – Final Show Slideshow

This is the retrospective slideshow that played before Snapcase’s final show on January 22, 2005 at the Sphere in Buffalo, NY.
This has never been seen unless you were at that final show and if you (want to) look closely you might see my ugly mug a few times.
I was lucky enough to snag a copy [...]

Shred II

Shred II

I’ve been digging through boxes and trying to organize and condense my belongings and just came across an unlabeled VHS tape. I popped it in and quickly found out it was some old footage of me skateboarding.
This footage is from a late summer, early fall day in 1990 and it was filmed by my MOM. [...]

Slugfest – “Clobberin’ Time” into “Fed Up!”

Slugfest – “Clobberin’ Time” into “Fed Up!”

For some reason or another I decided to drag my parents video camera to a few local hardcore shows in the summer of 1992. One such show was an all local band Saturday matinee at the Scrapyard on Main Street in Buffalo. The bill was Nothing, Childish Intent, Crop Dogs, Slugfest and Against All Hope.
If [...]

Man Vs Skatepark Promo Video

Man Vs Skatepark Promo Video

Here is a short promo video I made after the first Man Vs Skatepark tour in 2003. It was featured on Mike’s website back in 2003 and early 2004.

Shred

Shred

My last ride ever through the streets of Lockport. July 2003. Still searching…

Wasted Days TV – “Kevin’s Collection”

Wasted Days TV – “Kevin’s Collection”

Episode #5
The latest episode of Wasted Days TV takes a look at Kevin Finn’s definitive Revelation Records vinyl collection. Learn how Kevin’s collection began, find out pressing info, see rare anomalies and more.

Wasted Days TV – “Boarder Transitions”

Wasted Days TV – “Boarder Transitions”

Episode #4
We catch up with Andy Golkin to learn about the origins of the Boarder Transitions Skatepark in Niagara Falls, NY and get some insight on the demos they hosted.
Featuring never before seen footage of Brian Lotti, Sean Sheffey, Willy Santos, Rudy Johnson, Jim Thiebaud, Barker Barrett, Jordan Richter, Salman Agah and even a pre-Hollywood, [...]

The Adventures Of Kenny & Pete

The Adventures Of Kenny & Pete

Here is a basic and short video I made for two friends, Kenny and Pete, who worked at the Border Transitions Incorporated (BTI) skatepark in Niagara Falls, NY back in 1991.
I was occasionally bringing my video camera to the park and filming my friends and all the visiting pros who came to demo at the [...]

Wasted Days TV – “The First Step: Part 2″

Wasted Days TV – “The First Step: Part 2″

Episode #3
The First Step drives from Huntington Beach to Berkeley, California to play the Rivalry Records Showcase at Gilman Street continuing their west coast weekend. Part 2 of 2.

Wasted Days TV – “The First Step: Part 1″

Wasted Days TV – “The First Step: Part 1″

Episode #2
The First Step gives some background on the origins and reasons behind their “west coast weekends” and gig hard at the Chain Reaction in Anaheim, CA. Part 1 of 2.

Wasted Days TV – “Tom Green’s House”

Wasted Days TV – “Tom Green’s House”

Episode #1
The first ever episode of Wasted Days TV takes a look at the history and behind the scenes makings of Tom Green’s innovative internet and television show, “Tom Green’s House Tonight”.

Salad Days Trailer V.2

Salad Days Trailer V.2

“My salad days, when I was green in judgment, cold in blood, To say as I said then!”
- Cleopatra From Antony and Cleopatra by William Shakespeare
Trailer for the second and yet unseen version of the skateboarding documentary, Salad Days.
A film by Larry Ransom.
Narrated by Mike Vallely.
Hailed by some viewers as a “universal [...]

Chris Fritton’s Short Skate Film

Chris Fritton’s Short Skate Film

I just edited and uploaded this quick little film starring my good friend Chris Fritton. The footage was filmed in 2003 but never ended up being used for what it was originally intended for so I made this webclip out of it. Sorry this took so long Chris.
Filmed on video and 16mm film.
Enjoy.

Skateboarding: Is It A Crime?

Skateboarding: Is It A Crime?

Here is a short video I made as a school project for my Participation In Government class three months into my senior year of high school in 1991. We were allowed to pick our own topic so of course I chose skateboarding.
If I wasn’t riding my skateboard, then I was watching a skateboard video and [...]

Mike V Skates Lockport

Mike V Skates Lockport

Mike V and I traveled to my hometown of Lockport, NY and did a little skateboarding. Here is Mike in action. Filmed in June 2003.
Also appearing are friends Chris Fritton, Joe Cassenti, Eric Shugats and myself.
Shot on 16mm film sans the last trick.

Walking Off The Night Time Blues

Walking Off The Night Time Blues

Story time with Mike V at a Revolution Mother show at the Zumiez Couch Tour in Deptford, NJ. June 14. 2007.
“You gotta be a buddha in a place like this.”

Revolution Mother – “Switchblades & Urethane”

Revolution Mother – “Switchblades & Urethane”

Revolution Mother performing “Switchblades & Urethane” at the Skatebarn West Skatepark in Renton, Washington. This was their 9th show with the addition on Colin and Brendan on bass and drums.
May 12, 2007.
Filmed with my Panasonic Lumix before it got caught in a mosh.

A Terrible Tumble

A Terrible Tumble

Ed McKirdy, Tim McMahon and Gordo flew out to California to see the Insted reunion shows and stayed with me for the weekend back in July 2004. Tons ‘o fun.
At one of the two shows that weekend, Ed tripped while running across the stage to attempt a stage dive. Hilarity ensued and this video [...]

You are now watching: Backstage With Leonard Mills

High atop the Hollywood Hills, here is a rare sneak peak backstage with Leonard Mills, Young Hal and the girls of Live On Sunset before an elusive Leonard Mills performance.

One Response to “Backstage With Leonard Mills”

  1. DepuTV John MacMillan the Audioarchivist Says:

    You guys still should go and break in and bum rush the Live! on Sunset studios someday. I was watching that night – it almost looked like you guys were having way too much fun for our own good! Almost too much fun, but not quite. It would be fun to do a larger scale show on that big ass stage they got in the store.
    Awesome!
    Thanks, Larry, for putting this up, and putting up with Tom’s – I mean Leonard’s – wild and crazy music and antics!!!
    Rock on, dude!

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