Wigwam blog


Call yourself a rollerblader?
September 27, 2009, 11:04 pm
Filed under: Film

This is a really orginal edit from my friend Tom Sharman. Just goes to show that you don’t need the best cameras to make a great edit. Enjoy



Night Club……
September 25, 2009, 2:48 pm
Filed under: Illustration

Night club” is a short animation I made with James Warwick that was screened at Corsica studios in South London during a drum’n’bass club night.



How many Bus Stops are there in London?
September 25, 2009, 2:40 pm
Filed under: Random crap

Have you ever wondered how many bus stops there are in London? Well, I have, and I have worked in conjunction with TFL to bring you this special report. I can tell you that there are around 18.000 bus stops in London.
I would like to thank Stuart Towne from TFL customer services for answering my question.

bus-stop-swing



Platform……..
September 25, 2009, 12:21 am
Filed under: Random crap

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I was looking at the “platform magazine” web site when I came across this:

CONTRIBUTE
We’re looking for the next generation of creative minds to share and communicate their vision for a cutting-edge website that pisses a golden stream of bright new content all over the middle-aged mainstream media.

If you are a…

Writer: send us a 200 word paragraph about absolutely anything.

Illustrator, Photographer, Film Maker: send us some examples of your work or a link to your flickr, youtube or website, blog, or whatever (please don’t send us attachments). Please add a note as to what your speciality / interests are e.g. photographing bands, commissioned illustration, etc.

Thankyou.

contributors@readplatform.com

So…. I thought I’d respond with this:

Hello there,

I really like your mag/blog/contemporary cultural analysis, however I do believe you
are lacking rollerblading in your content. I have my own blog you can see it here:

https://wigwamblog.wordpress.com/

Please have a look through and if you think there is anything of interest to you
let me know.

All the best.

Joe.

Im still waiting for a response. Maybe I should send them another e-mail?



The real reason “Rejects” went out of business!!!
September 24, 2009, 10:40 pm
Filed under: Random crap, Skating

I love the internet because you can find so many scandalous stories, even if you’re into random, unpopular, niche activities, such as, for example, lets say, rollerblading. Anyway, I stumbled across this story about the demise of Rejects magazine. This article was taken from a web site called “inline planet”

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Industry News …

Oops! … Reverse Pornstar on Skate Magazine’s DVD Turns Out to Be the Real Thing

Mix-up Leads to Lawsuits, Demise of Rejects Magazine

By Robert “Just the Factoids” Burnson

The now-defunct Rejects Skate Magazine used to claim that it featured some of the “hardest aggressive skating anywhere.”But the real hard-core stuff was in the DVD that accompanied its spring 2003 issue: video clips from an X-rated gay porno film. A rash of lawsuits followed that contributed to the demise of the Nashville-based magazine. But so far, it’s unclear how the porn made it onto the DVD. The magazine claims that it was the fault of the California company that made the DVDs. But the company, Acufit, denies making the DVDs altogether.
The parents of a 12-year-old Utah boy who saw the DVD have sued Barnes and Noble, which sold the magazine.
In that fine American tradition of jurisprudence, the family is seeking unspecified damages as compensation for emotional pain and suffering, the cost of therapy, the loss of earnings and earning capacity, and the loss of enjoyment of life. The lawsuit is “the only way a little guy can make a corporation comment on anything in America,” the family told the Deseret News of Salt Lake City. Too bad the family didn’t read the sales blurb on Skates Dot Com before allowing the kid to buy the magazine: It would have been forewarned. “Reject magazine and DVD is a great buy … the hottest in a long time!!!” the online merchant gushed.

You, betcha!

(Postscript: Pornstar is the name of an aggressive stunt in which, ESPN says, skaters grinds a rail with their feet on the outside of the grind plate and their toes pointing in. … So a reserve pornstar, I guess, is just the opposite.)



Going into print soon…..hopefully
September 24, 2009, 7:39 pm
Filed under: Books, Random crap

I haven’t put up many new posts recently. Thats been mainly due to the fact I haven’t had the internet for the past month. In that time I have slowly been taking steps towards making a small magazine out of the stuff I post on this mighty fine blog. I really don’t want to disappoint the 13 or so people who read this, so I promise that the magazine will be bloody amazing! You’ll want to read it every time you’re on the toilet. In fact you’ll want two copies, one to put on your bedroom wall and one to keep in the bathroom. I used to love getting a brand new copy of Daily Bread or borrowing my friends copy (thanks Fint and Dom) and reading it on the bog cover to cover. Unity magazine never enthralled me in the same way. Sadly as I got older Daily Bread got thinner and eventually withered away and for some time there was a void in my life. You see, I think Daily Bread ignited a love for magazines in me. This void was temporarily filled by Vice and Lodown. I guess this was a reflection of my changing interests. For a while Daily Bread offered something no other skate magazine could or did. It was unrivaled. Having said that Rejects did a damn good job, but they went down the pan too. In darker times I even bought Dazed and Confused. As a fourteen year old boy , watching skate videos and reading Daily Bread, I really felt I was being exposed to some great underground cultural stuff that the average douche wouldn’t find in NME. It was through my local skate shop that I first read Lodown and picked up the first UK Vice magazine. That was all a long time ago and it only seems that now that rollerblading or “free style rolling” is catching up style wise to the main stream. Hip -hop culture was a massive influence, and I can see now obviously it was huge in America and I guess all that 90’s left-field boom really left it’s mark. But being from England it always felt slightly odd trying to embrace hip-hop, but through the power of skate videos I was given an amazing rap education that has stuck like some dodgy religious indoctrination. Perhaps now all this style blading, skinny jeans trend is more accessible? Like with a lot of trends in skating I don’t think many people really know where it all comes from. I don’t think I even know, I don’t think I even really care. What I do care about is the quality of skate magazines that are being published. One is good, in fact it’s excellent. I think everyone knows that. Expect wigwam to be amazing, but don’t expect a conventional skate publication. It will be a “high end” zine with no remorse. If you would like to contribute to it please get in contact. Below I have included a few pictures of my favorite writers for inspiration. If you e-mail me their names i’ll send you some sort of prize – a t-shirt. Don’t all rush at once children. I normally prefer to punish ignorance instead of rewarding knowledge but tonight Im feeling gay.

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Aleksandr-Solzhenitsyn
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gogol



Journeyman.tv
September 20, 2009, 4:00 pm
Filed under: Film

Journeyman.tv are a media company that buy and sell documentaries. They have an amazing range of cutting edge films about really depressing places that you’ve never heard of but will soon read about or watch on VBStv.

Autopsy of a massacre