Doomed Table of Contents
Free Bird.......Pg The Decades.....Pg Music...........Pg Star Slinger....Pg Paint...........Pg Nosego..........Pg Tommy Kruise....Pg
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Youth Madlib..........Pg Synchronice.....Pg Set Clothing....Pg Jacky Tsai......Pg TTYL............Pg AMV.............Pg Contact.........Pg
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the past ten years or so, skateboarding has evolved into a multimillion dollar industry. Companies like Nike, Adidas, Converse, and even K-Swiss put a strong hold on the industries consumers and began to reign supreme over a community that once would’ve rejected these major corporations. With the rise of these major companies also came the rise of the “mall shop.” Stores like Zumiez began to pop up, further saturating the skateboarding industry and the communal aspect of skateboarding. With shops like this continuing to invade malls, it is important that skateboarding has a core base of shops willing to combat the corporate greed. Enter Hunterdon County, a rural area in the garden state of New Jersey and the fourth richest county in the country. Hunterdon County is full of small businesses like coffee shops, small boutiques, and speciality stores. However, one thing that Hunterdon County lacked was a skate shop. Now meet Shane and Danielle Fryer, two Birmingham, Alabama natives who opened the doors of Free Bird Skate Supply in October of last year. The husband and wife aspect of Free Bird is one thing that really helps the shop stand out. Shane’s love for skateboarding combined with Danielle’s involvement in the newly evolving roller derby community brings people of all walks of life into the shop. At any given time you could run into a group of skate rats looking to replace a broken deck or a mom on her way home from work looking for a new set of wheels for her skates.
Shane, 38, and Danielle, 36, have been working hard in bringing together both of these sports and helping expand the communities of each on a local level. However, if you told Shane a year ago that he’d be running his own skate shop, he would’ve told you no way. Fryer worked as a county ranger for six years doing Fish and Wildlife Law Enforcement. Then he was diagnosed with Chronic Lyme Disease, a life changing experience. The diagnosis made it apparent that it was time for Fryer to get out of the woods and find a new career path. After seeing the success of his wife’s business Metamorphosis Fitness and Nutrition Studio which has been in business for nine years, the idea of a skate shop became more feasible. Shane and Danielle sat down to discuss what Shane should do after deciding not to work for the county anymore. Danielle asked Shane “What do you want to do?” and the idea of the shop was born. The Fryers then flew back to Alabama to meet with Peter Karvonen, owner of Faith Skate Supply who has been in business since 1995. They discussed how to establish accounts with different business and the pros and cons of owning a skate shop in a world where the internet and chain stores seem to have a stronghold over the “Mom and Pop shop.” Once back in New Jersey, the couple settled on the town of Flemington and began putting in work on the beginning stages of opening the shop. When looking at what to order, The Fryers put major emphasis on supporting skater owned and skater run brands. Free Bird
aims to set itself apart from the mall stores, carrying companies that are well respected in the skateboarding community. When asked about mall shops, Fryer passionately commented “Mall and chain shops are not conductive to the skateboarding community in my opinion. They give nothing back to the community and do not provide an atmosphere for people to meet and establish friendships. That’s what having an actual shop is about to me, bringing people together. When I see Zumiez or CCS, I see BP and Exxon.” Free Bird is also giving back to their community in hopes that someday soon they will be able to have a local skatepark built in the county. In 2003, Bundt Park in Clinton Township opened up a skatepark for township residents only. After only five years the park closed and all the contents of the park were auctioned off. With Fryer’s background in local government, he knows how recreational grants work and with the right people and power behind the movement it is not to far off from becoming a reality. Shops including Faith in Alabama and Homebase in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania have both worked hard in getting parks made for their communities and Free Bird hopes to follow suit. The Fryer’s passion for what they do and what they love is evidenced by their dedication to the community. This new and upcoming shop is a welcomed addition to it’s customers and with the summer only months away, Free Bird is already soaring high like an eagle with Lynyrd Skynyrd blaring in the distance.
Shane talking with team rider Owen Zecca before his first skate contest
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Music: S t a f f P ic k s
Future Islands In Evening Air 2010 Indie, Synthpop, Alternative
Graham Tavel Say What You Want 2012 Electronic, Ambient, Expirimental
Harlem Free Drugs ;-) 2008 Garage Rock, lo-fi, Indie Rock
Blowfly Blowfly On TV 1974 Funk, Soul, Rap
Blithe Field Warm Blood 2012 Electronic, Ambient, Expirimental
Adventures Adventures 7” 2012 Punk, Indie, Hardcore
Avery Wolves Wreckin’ With The Wolves 2012 Rockabilly
YO Darren Williams, 27, known to most of the world as Star Slinger has been making a big splash in the dance music industry. The UK based producer and DJ creates his own mix of hip-hop and house music and recently caught the attention of big names Annie Mac of Radio 1 and Diplo from Mad Decent. His ďŹ rst album Rogue Cho Pa features a mix of disco and electric mashups, as well as various other dance songs. The album is available on his Bandcamp page for â‚¤ 4. www.soundcloud.com/starslingeruk
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Interview by Guy Wolkwitz
Yis Goodwin, a street artist under the name NoseGo has been gaining a lot of well deserved attention recently. His work is spread all throughout the streets of Philadelphia. His traditional style clashes with his contemporary ideas in a brilliant colorful way. In the last five years he has truly honed his craft and developed into this amazing artist.
ho is Nosego? Where are you from and what do you do? He’s a fella that paints pictures from the lovely city of Philadelphia.
You studied at the University of the Arts? What did you study and how did you spend the majority of your time at school? I studied film and digital video. During my time there I spent a handful of time working two parttime jobs making sure I could afford the basic necessities, skateboarding, and doing a good bit of street art.
Did you think it was a practical career idea going into college? Nope, but it always felt right.
How old were you when you started doing art? How about when you decided you wanted to make it a career? I was probably the age of 19.
You originally started doing street art, correct? Tell us a little bit about your early experiences. Yep, I Just decided to do public work because it felt right, it was the best way to express myself.
How did you eventually make your way into doing art professionally?
I just did work and doors eventually opened. There definitely wasn’t a method, I just did work and worked with people. I’m extremely grateful and I’ve been truly fortunate with support I receive.
You’ve got an iPhone app out, right? How did that come about? What is it like, how can we get it, and what does it do? Yep yep, You can find it in the App store. It’s a game about a catball that want’s to eat it all , we’re currently working our the second game now.
What are some of your earliest and biggest influences in terms of your art? Definitely my mother and the Ninja turtles.
What’s next for Nosego? Can we expect any more art shows or iPhone apps in the near future? Yep, I’ll be doing some fun shows with Thinkspace out in LA, A group show at My Plastic Heart in NY, and a solo at Unit-44 in the Uk. I also have a solo this month in Philadelphia at the James Oliver Gallery.
Any last words?
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So Laz approached me to write up a few questions to ask a guy named Tommy Kruise. After a brief investigation I found out this kid had some serious hair game and made some really awesome music. After that I rushed to download his newest mix with Fools Gold and raided his SoundCloud. I quickly became a big fan of his music and bigger fan of his personality (and Iâ€™ve never met the guy). Lets see whatâ€™s good with the man behind the music, Tommy Kruise. - Guy
Trap producer/DJ TommyKruise here photographed by Jennifer Dunaj.
Who is Tommy Kruise? What do you do and where are you from?
TOMMY KRUISE IS JUST LIKE OPRAH. I WANNA SPREAD POSITIVITY AND MAKE PEOPLE HAPPY. I GUESS I JUST WANT TO LIVE LIFE. I’M LOCATED IN MONTREAL. I CAN SPEAK 10000 LANGUAGES. MY HAIR GAME IS STRONGER THAN L’ORÉAL PARIS. I MAKE ORCHESTRA SONGS THAT RAPPERS LOVE PUTTIN WORDS ON. I SOMETIME PLAY THOSE SONGS MYSELF IN A BAR WHERE I DO SMOKE WEED INSIDE CUZ I WANNA SAVE THE WORLD. THIS IS MY MAIN GOAL IN LIFE.
How long have you been involved in music?
IT’S BEEN AROUND 3 YEARS ON AND OFF. I WAS SKATIN’ ALL THE TIME EVEN IN DEM COLD WINTERS BUT SLOWED DOWN TO WORK MORE ON MY FANCY MUSIC. CELINE DION ALWAYS BEEN WHISPERIN’ SUBTLE MESSAGES IN HER SONGS TO ME THO. I KNOW SHE WAS TALKIN TO ME LIKE ‘’ YO TOMMY I NEED YOU TO START MAKIN BEATS SO I CAN SING ON ONE ‘’. THAT’S THE TRUTH.
Some of your music has a definite southern influence, who are some of your biggest influences in making music?
DJ PAUL AND JUICY J. SADE. PRINCE. DJ SCREW. SWV. MY BROTHER RYAN HEMSWORTH IS ONE CRAZY ASS FOOL THAT INSPIRES ME SO MUCH, HE DEF GET MY ATTENTION WITH EVERY SINGLE BEAT. I’M JUST A BIG FAN OF ALL DAT OLD SHIT, OLD MANNIE FRESH BEATS, OLD TIMBO BEATS, OLD BUCKWILD BEATS, OLD MADLIB BEATS (WHEN HE WAS A LOT IN THAT JAZZ VIBE). I GREW UP ON ALL THAT SHIT. DIPSET IS FOREVER IN MY OPINION TOO
What’s next for Tommy Kruise?
I’LL BE THE MAIN ACTOR OF A BIG HOLLYWOOD MOVIE CALLED I FUCKED YOUR BITCH. ON THE MUSIC TIP, I’M WORKIN ON MY FIRST ALBUM. THE LIST OF RAPPERS ON THERE WILL BE UNCOVERED REALLY SOON. BE ON THE LOOK OUT FOR SOMETHING ON VASE-FOREVER TOO, MY BROTHER JACQUES GREENE’S LABEL.
Any last words, closing statement?
LET’S SAVE THE WORLD TOGETHER, FINESSE !!
MADLIB MEDICINE SHOW: PILL JAR The Invasion crew has decided to bless audiences with a juicy sampler of Madlib songs. All the songs featured are classic experimental joints off the Madlib Medicine Show series. The mini collection is available for download on the Stones Throw website. You can also purchase the entire Madlid Medicine Show series 1-12 on the site as well.
tis Jackson Jr. known to the world as Madlib, Loop Digga, Beat Konducta or Quasimoto is a DJ that most Hip-Hop heads overlook. However, his work is heavily inbeded within music today. For instance, he has worked with J Dilla, MF Doom, Mos Def and Erykah Badu. Madlibâ€™s use of old samples and loops give the listener that old school Hip-Hop feel. A true master of his craft, Madlib is an artist. Otis stepped into the Hip-Hop scene in 1993 and twenty years later he has released his masterpiece, The Madlib Medicine Show. The Madlib Invasion is real and here. Get with it or get lost.
By: Lazaro Creagh
Two brothers coming from a suburban area of New Jersey are gaining serious attention in the electronic music scene. This fraternal DJ duo have been making music for quite some time but now are on the move to bigger and better things. Their unique sound is very popular amongst the teenage EDM scene and are gaining the attention of many electronic music sponsers. Be on the look out for synchronice in 2013. How did this all start? We got into the EDM scene around 2008/2009 but weâ€™ve been into making music as long as I can remember.
Photography and Interview By: Lazaro Creagh
What exactly is your sound? Like If you could pick one genre what would it be? Our sound is characterized by variation first and foremost. We like to combine styles and use elements of various genres. Couldn’t pick one genre in particular but if we were forced to make stuff at one tempo I’d go with 128bpm just because there’s a diverse array of styles at that tempo. What separates your style of DJing from the big names out there? Our style of DJing is very active and involves doing a lot of mashups live as opposed to playing premade ones. I think that makes the show much more interesting and entertaining. We also make it a priority to play mostly original material and tons of tracks that people haven’t heard a million times before. I think it’s really lame when someone pays to hear a show that’s all beatport top 100 stuff. Favorite DJ? As far as raw DJing skills go, Z-Trip and A-Trak. Plans for 2013? We’re coming out with a few EPs and remixes that are a few steps above anything we’ve done before. Releasing on bigger labels and hopefully touring around this summer!
Photos By Julian Berman
artist emerged. Tsai holds a unique view on contemporary art, looking to create a union between the eastern and western cultures. For example, Tsaiâ€™s work pulls influences from traditional eastern style craftsmanship and merges them with western pop culture. With all of this tied together, you get some of these amazing masterpieces.
Jacky Tsai, an artist hail-
ing from Shanghai, China is gaining some serious attention recently. His impeccable placement of leather flowers on handmade skulls is a mesmerizing sight that draws the viewer in immediately. Not only does the art world have their sights set on Tsai, but the fashion world seems to have him in their scope as well. Born in Shanghai in 1984, Tsai showed great interest in the arts from an early age. The city of Shanghai can be a hectic place filled with danger and wonder, but through perseverance an
Amazing, no? I mean, really examine the detail on the page to the left. Since graduating from Londonâ€™s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2008, Tsai has been obsessed with the clashing of these two cultures.
What had really put Tsai on the map was when he created a floral skull (featured on page 32) for Alexander McQueen, a british fashion designer known for his mastery of juxtaposing strength and fragility. It is apparent that Tsaiâ€™s floral skills fit the criteria perfectly.
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TT¥L Explain to the world what TTYL is. “It’s wtvr & stuff... Another sad scape goat for R2F & friends.”
When did it start? “ TTYL Started in like 2009 i think. I started writing it on the R2F stickers and bathroom stalls... Where I would poop. ”
Why the name TTYL? Because internet language is cool. What ‘graffiti’ writer wouldn’t wanna be like ‘so & so was here, talk to you later’ aka i will be back to make your wall ugly. ”
Anything you wanna say to the public? “ I hope your computer gets a virus & a bird poops on your head while you’re out writing on some ones hard earned property. ”
R2F was never here TTYL
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S p e c i al Thank s
Pops, Yis, Guy, Ralph, Shayne, Garry, Stan, TJ, Krispy, Jim Jones, Theo, Set, 19XX, AMV, Brooks, Grey Side, Free Bird Skate Supply, Jack R, Pabst Blue Ribbon, World Star, Rugrats, Cult Fortified, MILFS, R2F, Lyric Tha MC, Jonesy47, Ma, Tommy Kruise, Krampus and Doc
Published on Mar 19, 2013