slapstik skateboards mission statement

Slapstik Skateboards arose from a series of drawings called 101 Alternate Uses for the Human Body. Slapstik's graphics were originally composed of violent acts centered on floating pastel backgrounds. As time went on, short stories and ramblings related to the drawings began to fill the backgrounds leading to more words than pictures, ultimately ending the 30 deck run. The success of Slapstik suspended the company's scheduled end in 2006, and resulted in Slapstik of the Living Dead. SSLD's concept was to recreate the original Slapstik series with a George Romero living dead twist, which ran from 2006 to 2009. The Living Dead series was soon followed by the fairy tales and fables of Mother Goose and the Brothers Grimm which illustrated classic fables and tales in a modern setting. In 2010, Slapstik returned to the pastel back drops and absurd visuals started in 2001, with animals engaging in foolish human acts in a series simply called Animals. The mission of Slapstik Skateboards is very simple. We will make fun of you.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Mr. Move!

i used to go to these shows every time he came into town. it was the highlight of my month! if you've ever heard anything by Reggie Cunningham, you're probably singing in your head either "titty full of beer", "do you you wanna get high with Reggie" or "wine and fried chicken" right now.....his shows are complete and utter anything goes, fucking wasted, beer slinging, ignorant belligerence. i had some photos i thought i'd put up to explain a little of the blacked out madness of these shows in Atlanta....
the stages are tiny and for some reason or another when the music starts people, who have bought 1-2 extra PBR's beforehand, shake beers up and shit starts flying towards Reggie. most times, he's the one who initiates it...
i swear the last few times i went to see him i was gonna do the "just chill night dude. not trying to get crazy and shit, ya know? it's just too much at his shows." then i'll see him all half drunk about an hour before he goes on and the switch in my brain turns to "fuck it! jaeger now! let's do this!" thank god Scott Wagoner is always down too. 5 shots and shotgunned beers get the adrenaline moving... 
i'm not claiming "number 1 fan" but i do know all the words and when certain songs come up i can't control the urge to sing with or for ole' reggie...usually it's "primary colors" or "ass shakin"...
right up front is where the action gets the dirtiest...u gotta fight to get up there...
people are either there to see Reggie or are super freaked the fucked out by the end of it...
backside of the stage at the end of it all...Reggie's usually soaked from slipping and falling, being wasted and laying down in the shit or just done by the end of it all....dude's a trooper...google his name Mr. Move and watch the youtube vids for more confirmation of the best night you have yet to have...go ahead and call into work the next day....no point in lying to yourself...

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