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Skating Never Dies
Finally I made it. The last few months were as if I was acting in a big movie but didn’t know the script.
I lived in Stuttgart, I traveled to Portugal and USA, and finally I moved to Saarbrücken- sometimes I woke up and didn’t know where I was!!!
You can imagine it wasn’t easy getting a hold on a computer when you need one! Anyway, here’s my new update:
Wanted: Skating girls!!!
This summer was awesome – we had so many sunny, wonderful days, perfect for skating. Because of that, I’m sure there will be a lot of material for some more skate videos,- I’m already excited!!! In addition, I also went to a lot of skate contests like the Etnies European Opening in Munich, the COS- Cup and a few smaller events. What makes me a little bit angry is that I didn’t see any girls. Hey, I’m writing for a grrrls magazine so I really want to see skating girls out there doing their stuff! It can not be possible that the only girls jam I went to was the Etnies, with all in all 5 girls. Lisa even did an ollie off a big quarter. But I can’t believe that there are not more girls out there who skate! I don’t want to write just about boys! I mean don’t get me wrong I love to see the runs were the guys do tricks that are so fast and complicated I need a dictionary to understand.
Girls,don’t be scared! Everybody will be impressed with your tricks. And after one or two contests you will feel more confident. So, get up, practice your healflips and kickflips and I’m sure even some companies will knock on your door and want to sponsor you!!!
1. Steffi Weiß
2. Louise Menke
3. Lisa Schairer
I know this website is not about politics but what happened in Stuttgart recently just isn’t right. As you know, I spent the last few months in the home of Mercedes….and what happened lately just annoyed me, ‘cause it seems like politicians just don’t care about the youth. The city just closed the “gas chamber”, a indoor skatepark ( if you could call it that, because it was just an tunnel next to the highway) and created a new skate park. Sounds good, doesn’t it? However they built it in the red – light district! Whenever you fall, you have to be careful not to fall onto a used needle. Talking about chosing the proper environment for the skating youth -well done, politicians!
If you ever have a chance to travel in Europe, don’t forget to stop in Portugal. The capital Lisbon is an awesome city to spend a few nights. On every corner there are lounges and clubs -just ask somebody young where to go because some of the best clubs are well hidden. Even though I’m not a big shopper, Lisbon has some of the coolest shops I’ve ever seen (comparable with Barcelona).
When I had enough of the big city, I went to the coast to go surfing. I know, Portugal is not so well known for surfing as France, but that doesn’t mean surfing is not as much fun and as good. It’s even better ‘cause it’s not as crowded!
I live a few hundred miles away from the ocean and don’t even know when I’m going to go surfing for the next time. Further I still have problems to even stand up which means I still need a lot of patience, but for me surfing means everything: Surfing has it’s unique culture and spirit that captured me – I got addicted and I can’t live any more without it!!! ( thanks to the 58 surf camp and all the surfers I met there, guys I had a great time with you).
By the way, whenever you travel to small villages you might see some old ladies who want to rent out rooms (most of the time just one room in their house). These rooms are pretty cheap and also quite funny: in my room there were so many pictures of her relatives and every few minutes she tried to explain me who her great, great grandson was. The only thing she didn’t quite understand was that I couldn’t speak Portugues at all, so whenever she realised that I couldn’t understand her she spoke louder and louder and louder.
Have fun in Portugal and send me a postcard!!!
So for I didn’t write anything about concerts at all! So here we go:
A few weeks ago I went to Munich to see boy sets fire, thrice and many more . The concert was quite good, but for me, seeing boy sets fire for the last few years it’s just not the same any more. But check out Sabrinas update on the show.
When I moved to Saarbrücken, at first I didn’t know anything about the city at all. The only thing I knew was that Saarbrücken was close to the French boarder, that’s about it. But fast I realised that their is a quite good music scene in this area: the first concert I’ve been to was HIMSA which I had already seen the year before touring with converge. Their new album is called “courting tragedy and disaster” and is as aggressive, crazy and powerful as we want to hear from them.
Back home for the weekend I went to Stuttgart (Juze West). Our World Record and friendly fire records presented the “anti-establishment
festival” with many local known bands:
Sidekick is one of Stuttgarts most known hardcore band. Their intention is to be as honest as they can: they play raw, non-compromise, direct, straight up hardcore. You might want to listen to their new release called “words and action”, that will be out soon!
A new band in Stuttgart is teamkiller, but because their first demo already was sold a few hundred times we can be sure to hear some more from them!
Another band playing was Cataract with perfect metalcore from Zürich. They have been playing music together for a long, long time and are just kickin’(their last album is called “great days of vengeance”). This mixture of bands, people, yami vegan food, good organisation and perfect atmosphere made it a great evening.
Some more tour dates:
-The hope conspiracy tour still till the 15.11
-Darkest hour (“they love europe and europe loves them) and amendment 18 (Southern California) rock Germany
- Garrison and sometree are touring
- call david, a band from Stuttgart will hopefully soon make their release party for their new album