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CONTENTS 14 Snowboarding: good, stupid fun 24 Interview with Mark Sollors 34 Favorites 38 Sickquential 52 Spot Check out: Battlefield rail 62 Interview with Jordan Mendenhall 72 Music: Caulfield
Slash Magazine 425, GĂŠrard-Moriset, suite 8 QuĂŠbec, Qc, Canada, G1S 4V5 www.slashmagazine.ca firstname.lastname@example.org Editor: Pat Burns Photo Director: Oli Gagnon Creative Direction: Claudia Renaud, Claudia Simon Slash magazine (ISSN 1913-8385) is published 3 times a year. Opinions expressed in articles are those of the autor. All rights reserved on entirecontent. Slash magazine welcomes edittorial submissions; however, return postage must accompagny all unsolicited manuscripts, art, or photographic materials if they are to be return. Printed in Canada: ISSN 1913-8385 12 // slash snowboardmag
Wolle Nyvelt Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Haines, Alaska
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Snowboarding: good, stupid fun By T. Bird If you think about what snowboarding is, it’s pretty stupid. Not in theory obviously, but in practice. I’m talking about pulling apart the pieces and looking at it in an extremely literal sense. If you really break it down, snowboarding is quite a ridiculous act. We stand on top of mountains–be it nine hundred or nine thousand feet (or for you Canadians, 274.32 or 2743.2 meters) above sea level–and bind ourselves onto a piece of wood, metal, and P-Tex in order to evoke emotions that are normally absent from our nine-to-five day to day. Now, there are variations of how or why a person snowboards. The majority of the general masses go to the hill with hopes of a few good laps through the park, while a select few are talented enough to snowboard for a living, sub-contracted by brands in order to spread the good gospel of snow by tweaking, twisting, and contorting their bodies in ways never thought imaginable. The rest, well, the rest just try to ride when they can and take to destination resorts with their family for an escape from the norm. However, it is in this book of bound paper that everything comes together. Those that seek stoke need look no further than the pages of publications like this one and many others, where they will find sequences, still shots, and words written by the likes of me and shot by the likes of those more talented than me. We sweat, bleed, and stress all winter long in order to come up with enough propaganda to propel you toward the mountains as soon as the temperature drops (in Celsius up your way, Fahrenheit down here) and winter squalls begin to spit snow across the land. Now, snowboard “journalism” will not make me rich, and many of you may wonder why I and the likes of which I call colleagues would do this. Well, the answer is simple, and obvious, at least to me. Because it’s fun. It’s so fucking fun. On a more personal aside to my point is the fact that it allows me to act like a child for approximately seven months out of the year (the other five are spent at a desk in Southern California punching a computer keyboard like an angry chimp), but our diligence, our sweat, our blood, and our stress are barely a mere afterthought once this magazine arrives, bound, beautiful, and ready to be shipped in boxes to people like yourself, and once winter starts, all that is long forgotten and we hop on planes, pile in cars, and sleep on floors while chasing winter. The reason we do this year after year is the same reason we first stood atop a mountain and strapped our feet onto a piece of wood, P-Tex, and metal. It’s all so stupid, isn’t it? Certainly. But it’s all so fun, as well. So I guess my point is that yes, snowboarding is silly; that is inarguable. But so is making magazines. So is everything in the world if you really break it apart and analyze what it truly is. Think about it. And as you find joy perusing these pages, know that you have at least one thing in your life, one simple activity that makes you happy, and most other people don’t, and never will. And that’s what keeps the great wheel spinning. Now if you don’t mind, winter is here and my ass hurts. I’ve gotta go do something stupid. Talk soon.
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by Oli Gagnon
Photo // Adam Moran
Hey Mark, what’s up man? Just finishing up my six-pack interview for Pleasure Mag, over in Europe. Busy day today haha. Damn, interviews left and right..Yeah sorry, give me another couple minutes and I’ll be ready. Alright, no worries. Ok I think I’m good now. Haha! Ok cool. So what have you been up to lately? It’s been busy. I’m getting a really good response from my season last year so it seems like I have a lot more to do now. I want to run away from it though so I can spend more time boarding. Yeah I can see that, haha. We’ll try to do this quick. Are you somewhere shredding right now? Haha! No I didn’t mean it like that Oli! I just got to Minnesota and we’re waiting on Keegan (Valaika) so I have some time to kill. No boarding right now.
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Oh cool, so who else are you gonna be hanging with? Me and my Canadian homeboy Leyland are geeking out at home right now. Owen and Gabe went to pick up Keegan and Ethan Deiss. It’s going to be a fun crew. Oh shit. That sounds like a sick crew. So what’s your plan for the winter? Are you filming for Keegan’s movie? It’s all falling into place right now. Spending my season with the Burton crew, so it should be good. What’s that gonna be all about? Can you talk about it? Hahaha. Haha. Honestly I have no idea if I can comment or not. Hush hush shit! All good man, but I can’t wait to see!Ok, let’s talk about your last season a bit. How was it to shred and film with Devun Walsh and Jussi Oksanen? That was huge. It’s such an eye-opener going out with them and seeing how they do it. Plus they’re just as rad if not better than I expected.
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I just want to have fun with where I’m at and take advantage of it now ’cause this shit doesn’t last long.
Trick // Switch nosepress Photo // Scott Serfas Spot // Edmonton
Do you think it’s kinda what pushed you a bit more? To get hammers out there? I know I’d be freaking out sessioning a jump with Devun. Honestly, it kind of made me sit down and watch. At first I didn’t want to bomb hole their landing and wreck a jump. But they were so awesome it led to pushing me to keep up and building bigger jumps. I think I just saw the TWS movie as the opportunity I was waiting for so I jumped on it and worked my ass off. And it paid off man. That video part is fucking sick, with a good mix of rails and backcountry. But I wanna know: To you, what do you enjoy doing the most? Or where do you think you can push your riding the most? Thanks Oli! Haha. Backcountry is what I want the most. I feel the most comfortable back there. I have a lot of fun on rail trips but I know I won’t be able to keep up with the Midwest rail kids; they’re just too damn good. Plus, I love BC, it’s my home and the backcountry is right there so it just fits.
I’m right there with you man, hahaha! Ok, so you know that big hip you guys hit, all the Burton guys. What the hell? That landing looks so flat. How do you guys just send it like that? Hahaha, I’m so glad you brought that up! I’m not a hip guy and that thing was just the worst. I flew all the way to Norway to hit that hip five times. The boys sessioned it good but Blotto and I would leave and go mini-shred. I got that Restricted Campaign two-page ad by mini shredding, so it was worth it. Damn, that sounds harsh. How’s that shot of Jack (Mitrani) going huge on that front five to flat? Yeah crazy, but I think Charles Reid won with that air-to-fakie though!
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So which shot in your part stoked you out the most? Which one are you the most proud of? I don’t really have a favorite one. I’m just really stoked on how it all came together. I usually have one shot that stands out but this year it’s a combination of that ice crevasse gap, my Cab nine at the end, or the triple kink 50-50. Even that little nollie front three over the bench got me stoked cause it’s not something I would usually do. yeah man that Cab nine was so sick. That’s why it ended up on the cover!! How was that ice crevace jump?? With the sketchy sled tow-in? Did you guinea pig it? What were you guys thinking when you scoped that jump out? Haha oh man that gap was sketchy. The person driving the sled had the sketchiest job though because it was a sled tow in then they had to slam on the brakes and turn left to avoid launching into the gap. There were a couple close calls to say the least. Jussi was the one that found it but I don’t know if there was much intention of hitting it. I asked anyway to make sure it was cool that I hit it so it was all good. It was a good day, definitely not something I would usually do. How do you go at it when you start your filming season? Are you the kind of guy who makes a trick/ spot list or do you just go with the flow and hit whatever falls in your path? I definitely have ideas and a list of shit that would be good to hit, but very rarely do you actually get to do those things. Before you know it you’re just rolling with the punches and finding new shit. There’ve been a few things I’ve had on a list for a few years and never got to do. So maybe this year.... What do you think is gonna be the next level for you? (riding-wise)...Alaska maybe? I would love to try and get into some lines but they’re so damn hard. If I can get to Alaska I’m stoked but it’s not something I’m stressing about. I think I want to just keep working on what I’m doing and have fun with snowboarding. I don’t want to get caught up in stressing about progressing or worrying about being the best snowboarder out there. I just want to have fun with where I’m at and take advantage of it now ’cause this shit doesn’t last long. What would you like to see more in snowboard magazines? I think the mags are killing it right now. I could name a few things in certain mags, but for the most part it’s really good. Lots of good content and it seems like they’re finally starting to use good photos. There used to always be a few mystery photos that looked like crap and nobody could figure out why they were in there. Cool I think we got it. I’ll let you go back to boardin’. Thanks!!
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e e r i s de Melancon Shred legend: Lance Hakker
Person to ride with: Scott Blum
Run on your local mountain: The main one at Bear
Country you traveled too: Canada
Snowboard movie: Too many to choose
Thing you do outside of snowboarding: Skateboard
Video part: Louif Paradis in the First Videograss
Thing you donâ€™t want other people to know itâ€™s your favorite: Poetry
Board graphic: Capita ones Band: The Beatles
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Shred legend: Terje Haakonsen
Person to ride with: My brother Simon
Run on your local mountain: Park…nothing else to do here.
Food: My mom’s food
Country you traveled too: Japan
Snowboard movie: Decade
Thing you do outside of snowboarding: Fishing, Dirtbike
Video part: Nicolas Muller in the last Burton movie
Thing you don’t want other people to know it’s your favorite: Celine Dion is my favorite singer
Board graphic: Burton Process Band: Céline Dion
Bs rodeo 540 Photo // Adam Moran Spot // Cardrona, NZ
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QUENTIAL 9 FRAMES PER SECOND
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Nicolas Muller Ollie up to bs 360 Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Chatter Creek, BC
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Mcegg tailgrab Photo // Andy Wright Spot // Utah
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Halfcab bs nosepress Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Minnesota
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Switch fs 720 Photo // Ashley Barker Spot // Whistler
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Louif Paradis Nosepress to backlip Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Quebec
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50-50 Bs 180 out Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Quebec
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Gap to boardslide Photo // Oli Gagnon Spot // Stockholm
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The Battlefield rail
Phil Pare // Bs nosepress Photo // Oli Gagnon
If I had to pick one rail in Québec as “the most famous,” in my opinion, the Battlefield would be the one. First of all, it’s pretty much smack dab in the middle of old Québec City, which I think is one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to, especially in the winter…(when it’s not -30 Celsius). The setup is easy, the rail is friendly, and the general environment is protected enough from wind and crowds. Though you can get busted by the Abraham Battlefield patrols, with a little bit of perseverance, you’ll get your session in no problem. It’s pretty much one of the best spots to go to get your newest, most technical trick on camera for the first time or it can also be a good rail to get you going in the early season. Over the years, the spot has been “sessioned” by as many amateurs as professionals, which makes it even cooler and very much representative of what snowboarding is all about. The rail is steep, which can make it challenging to spin out, it’s square with slightly round edges, the perfect height, short but long enough to lock in properly, and has wooden stairs. I can’t
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recall off the top of my head exactly who was the first one to hit this rail. I believe Baillargeon, LNP, Bilocq, Sauvé, Cantin, Paradis and those guys were on it before us (Gilbert, Brochu, Laroche and Paré). I think when we got going, we were looking for bigger rails. Our bag of tricks weren’t the most diverse in the beginning, so the battlefield rail somehow did not stand out as a potential spot to get recognized. But soon enough, as the whole technical evolution expanded and as the Sugar Shack movies were coming out stronger every year with obvious talented street shredders, it soon became a spot everybody around the world wanted to hit. To top it off, there is that historical rock wall and small tunnel that is used to protect and divide the city right there in the run out of the rail which makes for cool angles and artsy shots. Briefly, we could say that the Battlefield rail is to Québec street riding what poutine is to French Canadian cuisine…a must for anybody who is in town for the first time…. -ETIENNE GILBERT
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Nic Sauve // Switch tailpress Photo // Oli Gagnon
“I think my favorite trick was Nic Sauvé’s bs 360 50-50, and that was the same day I did the bs wallride that was in my Try This at Home part. We both got our tricks in the same half hour; it was hectic! Will Demers had to run back and forth for his angles to keep our flow going. Another trick that stands out to me was Louif’s switch fs 360 fakie tailpress!”
“My favorite trick that went down on the battlefield rail was Louif’s switch bs 270 in his These Days part. Obviously, there’s been so many sick tricks done on that rail but I think that one stands out the most. This is a really hard trick to do and Louif did it flawlessly with perfect style. The crazy thing is that it only took him a few tries to land it!”
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Etienne Gilbert // Bs 270 Photo // Oli Gagnon
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LNP // Fs blunt Photo // Oli Gagnon
“ My best memory about the Battlefield rail is from way back, when I was not really filming seriously and I was just starting to hit handrails. I didn’t have any sponsors at the time. It was the first handrail I’ve ever hit in my life. I didn’t know any of the guys I ride with nowadays, so I just went with my friends from high school and we were filming with my little camera to put together a little demo. If I remember well, I did a front board and a tailpress. I was so stoked!!” -PHIL JACQUES
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Alain Jomphe // Switch bs lipslide Photo // Oli Gagnon
“I’ve had a lot of really fun sessions at the Battlefield rail. One of my favorites was when I took Nick Dirks, Jonas Michilot and Joe Carlino to the spot on a cold December night in 2007. It was the first time that I had gone there at night and everything went well. We got a bunch of tricks and nobody bothered us. The Abraham plains are definitely in my top 3 favorite spots in Québec City, not only for the perfect down rail, but also for all the other possibilities the terrain has to offer. Hills everywhere, a bunch of big rock walls, multiple benches and picnic
tables, etc. Another thing that makes this spot really cool is that all the hills are covered in grass, so you can go right after the first snow and not have to worry about hitting rocks. Some of my all time favorite tricks are:Etienne Gilbert’s bs 270, Nic Sauvé’s fs 270 to fakie and bs 360 50-50, LNP’s switch front board and fs blunt, Alain Jomphe’s switch bs lipslide and Justin Bennee’s switch fs 270.” -LOUIF PARADIS
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Text from Jordan Mendenhall Close
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By Mikey Leblanc
M: Hey Jordan.
J: Hmmm... I just wanted to keep my job so I threw caution to the wind. J: Yes?
M: It’s Mikey, I am here to do your interview.
M: Haha, great answer. Same reason I chucked down 44 stairs. J: Oh, hey there Mikey. J: That wasn’t just a casual ollie? Snowboarding isn’t always fun right? Sometimes it’s terrifying.
M: Hi. Ok so let’s get down to the brass tacks. J: I love those. M: What is the best way to cultivate the balls to try a BS 180 onto a kink rail?
M: HEHE, no no...it was for the homies and to not get arrested, and yes, I agree ; it’s scary and fun. So what do you think about control paradigms : cops, government, religions, cliques, trends? Stumped, huh?
...experience matters, family, friends, being a good person, whatever your definition of that is matters. So it’s time to start living.
J: I think that it’s only a matter of time before organized religion completely dies. Then there will probably be another revival like there was in America in the 1800s. It’s cyclical. Hopefully it will die forever, then everybody can start living for themselves and the people they love instead of a jealous God who is schizophrenic. I don’t trust the government, no matter who it is. I don’t trust cops, they have some highschool anger issues, and trends are cool to me. I like sheep because I’m one of them. M: Love it! Read his answer kids ! I once had a wise man tell me to be a lamb, not a sheep. J: We’re all sheep in some ways right? That’s good advice. M: I think to interact you need to be a wolf sometimes, in a sheep’s clothing. Run with your pack. Now, I don’t know if people know, but you record some rad music and play all the instruments. Anything good coming out lately? J: Not really. It’s been tough to finish songs for me. I really like it but I hate singing. I’m starting a band with some friends that should be cool if we can focus enough to finish something. I will put out an album someday, even if it takes ten years.
M: Is there a place for us to hear some of your tunes? Or are you keeping it all on lock until it’s ready for the world? J: I’m waiting until it’s good to put it out there. That might take a while but lately I’ve told myself just to finish something, even if it sucks. So… very soon. M: Cool. What kind of music gets you pumped? Do you like like jazz, (old jazz, not new jazz) and what about classical music? J: I can’t get into jazz for some reason. I’m just not a fan. Classical is cool in doses, but I couldn’t listen to it for hours or anything. M: Ok, well what is good right now? On the daily. Or what is so great you almost can’t listen to it? J: I’ve been listening to some weird electronic music. Black Moth Super Rainbow, Crystal Castles...I like the new Blonde Redhead a lot. I love the new Arcade Fire, but I wore it out. M: Ok let’s change pace. Would you currently go to Vegas for a weekend with Bozung? And did you ever? I don’t know if kids know that you two were pretty tight way back when you were coming up, right?
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J: Yeah, we were good friends. Oh man that would be a wild trip. I would most definitely go just to spectate and document. That would be amazing. M: Haha, so like watch? Take pics? Or maybe partake in the action full-on? J: I think at this point in my life I would just watch, film, and take pictures. I wouldn’t want to miss it ; i’m sure it would be awesome. M: In 5 words or less, explain said hypothetical Vegas trip.... J: Oh God, what just happened?! M: Haha! Another thing most people probably don’t know is you have a son. Do you think everyone should have kids? J: NO! I think that people should have to pass a competency test to have kids. If they fail, then it’s a mandatory vasectomy or hysterectomy. M: Haha, thats amazing. Why? J: There is a population problem. M: What do you think of video games? J: I think that people don’t realize what a huge responsibility it is. M: For kids, and TV, in general. J: I could go on. M: Go on. J: About having kids? M: Sure, if you want. J: I don’t think there is anything wrong with abortion. That’s all I’ll say. I’m not into video games at all. I think they are a huge waste of time. But of course my little boy loves them. So I’ll let him play for 15 minutes a day and that’s it. It really bothers me though. But it’s hard because he really loves them. I’m telling you though that they really need to have a mandatory parenting class or something. I mean, like a in-depth college course. You have to learn how to drive a car and pass a test. Having kids is a much bigger responsibility.
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M: I know! I watch The Dog Whisperer and Super Nanny and they both are doing the same thing : being consistent. And they train parents of dogs and kids. J: Yeah, that’s awesome. M: So how’s the kid changed your life, and specifically, your snowboarding ? J: It’s completely different. He is always on my mind, you know ? Whether I’m snowboarding or not, I’m always asking myself if I should do something because I’m a dad. I mean that usually applies to partying or doing stupid shit. But it pushes me to snowboard because I have to support him. M: Do you think you step up to stuff more and take time more seriously now? J: A little of both. I think it’s pushed me to try harder. If I didn’t have him I don’t know if I would be snowboarding professionally anymore. But I do consider the consequences more as well. So there is an internal struggle there, you know ? M: I don’t have a kid but I do take time far less lightly now…carpe diem. J: Seize it, man! M: Ok, on VG you’re one of the older pros now in the video. How old are you? And do you feel a responsibility to lead younger kids in the right direction ? J: I just turned thirty on Sunday. All I can do is give advice and my point of view to my friends that are younger and trying to come up. I’m not sure what the right direction is. M: Me neither. J: I don’t think that the Olympics, ten year-olds being manufactured into contest robots, triple corks, and all that stuff is a good direction. But it makes the sport bigger I guess, so it helps in a way. I don’t know... M: Tell me about the most favorite pet you ever had. J: I had this awesome cat; her name was Noodle. She would play fetch, and she was more like a dog than a cat. She was great! M: Did you name her and did she talk to you?
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Trick // Tailpress Photo // Bob Plumb Spot // New York
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Nothing really matters if you look at the big picture. Think about it.
J: Yeah. I like naming pets after food items. She would talk to me all the time, but I could never understand unless it was food or water she needed. I’m no cat whisperer.
J: Don’t hide in a cave. (A mental cave, that is.) 4) Who is your mentor/hero? J: My brother.
M: Haha. Cool. My best friend was a cat in high school. That’s why i asked. Ok, let’s get serious...ready ?
5) Who is your favorite snowboarder of all time? J: Peter Line.
J: Always. 6) First song you remember liking so much you had to buy it? M: You’ve known The Real Jeremy Jones for a long time. Why do you think he needs to be known as the real one? (you dont have to answer this). Haha. J: I have no idea. He is such a nice guy in a normal setting. I don’t know if it’s a marketing scheme or what. Maybe it started as a joke then it became serious and now he can’t back down from it. It’s a mystery and he gets a lot of shit for it. I think he deserves it and I’m positive he doesn’t care.
J: Mary Please, The Brian Jonestown Massacre. There are too many. I just picked one. 7) What’s the most beautiful thing you want to wish for? J: Life after death. 8: Beer, wine, liquor, or water?
M: Have you ever considered politics? You have a way with words... J: All of them combined. J: No offense Jeremy. I don’t think he’ll read this anyway. Hahaha, you mean I just only halfway answer questions and I can always seem like the good guy?
9) When does something become too much? J: When it’s the first thing you think about when you wake up and the last thing on your mind when you go to sleep.
M: I wish I was that smart... J: You are a wise man, my friend.
10) Anything you want to say? Now is the time to send a message. M: Ok ten fast ones: 1) Favorite video of all time? J: Love/Hate
J: Nothing really matters if you look at the big picture. Think about it. I mean that in the sense that you can’t take anything with you when you die. So experience matters, family, friends, being a good person, whatever your definition of that is matters. So it’s time to start living.
M: Haha, it was a zinger. What’s the last video part you watched and liked? (Again, any video.) M: Well said. Does your experience want to thank anyone? J: John Jackson’s part in F-it. 3) What’s the best advice you’ve ever heard?
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J: Yes. Thank you big Mike for being a good friend. Thanks to VG for letting me in the movie, Thanks Oli for giving me this interview. Thanks to K2 for the boots, boards, and bindings, Thanks to L1 for keeping me dry. Thanks to Ashbury for protecting my eyes. Thanks to Coal for keeping my head warm. Thanks to Mica for the time pieces. Thanks to Krew for the jeans. Thanks to Milosport for the free wax and basegrinds. Goodnight.
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CAULFIELD By Oli Gagnon
What is Caulfield all about? What are your influences? We draw influences from everything around us. Musically: Crust, metal, hardcore and some ambience...anyone who has heard us can probably tell what we like to listen to. Lyrically: Hatred, religion, politics, humanity. Who’s in the band? From the start, the band has always basically been me with a group of people playing the instruments. What have you been up too lately? I just got back from a ten-day west coast tour with my new/ old band (we just «broke up,» for lack of a better term) last night, and right now I’m planning a huge 100+ day tour for March/June for Caulfield. We’ll be everywhere in North America at some point on that tour so check out the dates when they get out there. How did you guys like playing the Gravel pit in Squamish? That show was probably one of the best shows of that tour. I love playing places like that. Hopefully we can play there again when we come up there in May. That garage was so fucking tiny; it ruled. What has been the best show you’ve played so far? Why? This question is so hard to answer because we have had a lot of good shows. As far as bands go, we played with Magrudergrind and Unholy Grave in El Paso summer 2009 and with Victims and Black Breath that same tour. We also played with Black Breath in El Paso in a living room last spring (May, 2010). As far as just good shows, we played Dv8 in Edmonton and that show was fucking insane. A ton of people there, and we got paid really, really well and got a bunch of free drinks and shit. It was rad. Planning on coming back to Canada soon? Yup, in May. We’ll be coming up to Nova Scotia and working our way over to BC with Beartrap from Boston (myspace.com/wearebeartrap). Where/how can we buy you music? Well if you just want a digital version, you can go to www. a389records.com and buy a digital version, or I think there is a download link on our blogspot for it. If you want an LP or CD version, send me an email and we’ll figure something out (A389 is out of the LP).
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FRANK BOURGEOIS, S3 and IFOUND RIDER . Backside 180 Over the Gap . PHOTO OLI CROTEAU
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