13 February 2013

Cory Hainline

as seen on Behold a Drawing of a Pale Horse

I believe I started blogging in 2008.  A blog, as a free public medium, was very appealing as a dated place to write. And the fact that blogs can be read worldwide is also a plus. I eventually started devising interviews and posing the ideas to close friends of mine who were keen.

Perhaps it was in the autumn of 2009 that I had compiled more than a handful of interviews, when my close friend, Cory Hainline, a man who I have always admired, inquired about an interview.  But when he asked I was starting to become bored with the  interview process, and blogging as a whole.  I drifted away from Rice and Egg and sought new undertakings.

Well, another great friend of mine, John Lindsay, has been an avid blogger of the underground, international skate scene, and because I like John and his artistic visions and persona so much I proposed we use his blog as the site to launch that interview I forgot about almost four years ago; the Cory Hainline interview for Behold!  I feel honored to have been apart of this. 

If you have time to kill, feel free to check out some of the aforementioned interviews from a few years ago:

Soy Panday
Craig Kaths
John Lindsay
Scotty Conley
Dustin Eggeling
Brett Davis
Ashley Albritton
Travis Adams

Anna Maria Island

Anna Maria from Daspit Burgess on Vimeo.



I'm pleased to introduce to you Guadalupe.  The tale of Miss Guadalupe is an interesting one that I would like to share with you:

Guadalupe was born in the city of Moka, which is located in the mountainous region of Tochigi Prefecture, Japan.  Guadalupe's biological parents were both diligent factory workers of the Honda family.  After entering this worldly plane she lingered with her original parents for a few months before being sent to an orphanage in Miami, Florida.  After some time spent in the sun, Guadalupe acclimated quite nicely, and her name was christened after being adopted by a young and caring couple; me and me missus.  Guadalupe has proven to be the model daughter and we are so very pleased to have her as a vibrant and reliable addition to our family.


21 June 2012

John Cardiel

"All Hail Cardiel" - This is a well known quote within the skateboard subculture, and all that have seen John Cardiel skate can understand why this quote has been engrained in our skate-psyche. As well as skateboarding and snowboarding, Cardiel is also a mad man on a bicycle. Try not to hold your breath while watching him destroy on a track bike.

The skate footage at the bottom should help you understand the depth of "All Hail Cardiel".

05 March 2012

Shogo Tanaka

Natsuki !

Give it up for Natsuki Yasunami! Natsuki skates for 5Nuts skateboard shop, Japan.

In 2006-2007, Natsuki, myself, and friends skated all over Yokohama's Naka Ward, and Shin-Yokohama, every week, usually at night after we got off from work. We had some really fun times living the urban Japanese dream through skateboarding; guzzling beers and devouring butter peanuts outside of convenience stores, wandering the dense urban forest that Yokohama and major Japanese metropolises really are, and catching the last train home, exhausted with sweaty socks and beer breath. Experiencing Yokohama's vast array of architecture and 19th century European influence, as well as Yokohama's China Town, was a blast! And to experience it with Natsuki and friends (5Nuts crew) really made my time in the Far East memorable.

22 February 2012

08 February 2012

30 January 2012

Dali x Kuniyoshi

Voluptas Mors, photograph by Philippe Halsman (in collaboration with Salvador Dalí), 1951

Most people know of Salvador Dali; a Spanish painter, whose imaginative
renderings catapulted the surrealist movement pre-World War II. Dali’s imagination was distinctively authentic, eccentrically unique, and far-out groovy, man! But from where did his imagination propagate? Perhaps you can find slight similarities in
Utagawa Kuniyoshi’s woodblock prints, circa 1840-ish, and Dali's collaborative work, Voluptas Mors, that has wiggled it's way into pop-culture.

24 January 2012

Give Thanks Every day

The world needs more role models, and we all need to realize we encounter role models everyday. Observe and learn from people, cultures, and nature; observe and learn from your surroundings in a positve manor.

"The greatest patience is humility. "

Miami Beach - Art Deco

18 January 2012

05 January 2012

23 September 2011

Scooters - San Francisco, CA

Farewell San Francisco

After a four year stint we decided to press on into familiar AND uncharted territories, with hopes of establishing a new base camp. The food options better be good...

20 July 2011

06 July 2011


Quim Cardona; it's always a pleasure!

10 June 2011

Magenta Skateboards - San Francisco, CA

Fact; Leo Valls and Yoan Taillandier hustle hard. These men are on a mission to give back to a culture that embraced them with open arms; skateboarding. And the above-mentioned humble street soldiers have seen a good portion of the globe, having traveled throughout Western Europe, America’s west coast, and the Far East (that I ‘m aware of), which is remarkably portrayed in Yoan’s ingenious edits. As soon as Yoan and Leo arrived in San Francisco earlier this year they immediately acclimated to San Francisco’s diverse weather patterns, or lack there of, along with SF’s dive bars, jazz venues, and the famous steep streets that skateboarders gawk over. As proud Bordeauxians, this pair of scholarly gentlemen aptly represent for there home town in France and welcome all fellow comrades to come taste there wine and powerslide through their streets.

Magenta's SF Hill Street Blues from Magenta Skateboards on Vimeo.

Shun Moroi しゅんくん!

This is at Shin-Yokohama skatepark, an old stomping ground of my crew's. They've expanded the park and added new ramps. I can't wait to go back...

Nina Knows

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16 May 2011


12 May 2011

Eastern Exposure Zero

In 1996 I had just entered the 9th grade in Plant City, FL, at a high school strategically surrounded by cow fields. Upon entering this school I had been on a ten year streak of juking out defenders, eating orange slices at half-time, and drilling soccer balls into the upper 90’s. I had also been skating for about a year, really not knowing what I was doing or what actual skateboarding was. My central Floridian suburb kept me safe and secluded from urban America and the lurking street skateboarding scene. This new found interest in thrashing eventually led me astray from my traditional team sport, partly because of the lack of scheduling involved, but mainly because of schralping’s over abundance of personal freedom, much like the feeling obtained from creating art. High school introduced me to some older shredders who then popped my street-skating-cherry, in and around downtown Tampa. I quickly saw the likes of Jeff Lenoce, Chris Williams, Josh Stewart, and a handful of other locals within the city's circumference. Around this time I started my first part-time job at a bicycle shop that reveled in skateboarding. It was then that I bought one of my first skateboarding VHS tapes, Easter Exposure Zero. I quickly and completely dorked-out so hard with this nine minute video, that still to this day, almost 15 years later, while re-visiting it again for the first time in years via YouTube (17,105 views on YouTube, but I must have watched that tape 18,000+), I can almost predict what clip and or skater follows the previous clip. It’s amazing how our minds’ memory works…

Anyhow, the fact that I can watch a skateboard video from 15 years ago and still be inspired and enthused about it, because of the trick selection, the look of the locations, and the individual skate styles of those in the film (blah blah blah), sums up the argument that skateboarding is in fact an art form (at least in my opinion!); it’s timeless, much like a painting or a traditional, academic form of art.

03 May 2011

Homemade Mac & Cheese

Homemade MAC-N-CHEESE; serves 4+:

1/2 lb. elbow/macaroni pasta
1 lb. block of medium sharp cheddar cheese (shred it yourself!)
1 pint of 2% milk
2 teaspoons of REAL butter
1/2 onion, diced
1/4 cup flour
2-3 minced garlic cloves
bread crumbs

salt & pepper

Preheat oven to 350.

Boil the pasta al dente; perhaps for 5 minutes depending on how hot your stove is. Drain the pasta and rinse with cool water. Set aside your pasta in a baking dish and focus on creating your rue.

Rue, aka gravy, and cheese (medium heat): In a frying pan, saute the onion with butter until lightly browned. Stir in the flour until it lumps together with the onions. Stir in half a pint of milk, mix well, and then add the other half. Continue to stir until the flour mixes with the milk. Add the garlic, a healthy squirt of mustard, and salt to taste, and stir until your rue is gravy-like. Add the shredded cheddar and stir until the cheese melts and your rue becomes an oozing cheese sauce.

Remove the cheese and pour over the macaroni. Stir the cheese in with the pasta and cover with a decent layer of bread crumbs. The bread crumbs keep the mac-n-cheese moist while baking. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until the bread crumbs turn a light brown.

Serve with greens; keep it Southern.