i just found out about this, anyone seen it yet?
Made in Queens is a short film that lifts the lid on an underground scene emerging in the outskirts of New York’s Queens borough. Directed by Nicolas Randall and Joe Stevens, the film looks at a small crew of Trinidadian teenagers, led by Nick Ragbir, who are obsessed with customising their bmx bikes with the fattest soundsystems they can possibly hook them up with. ">
After the success of the Unicycle auction last week, which raised £70 for the Haiti disaster, Emma has brought in a banjo which she has had cluttering her loft for a while.
It is surplus to requirements, so Emma thought she might as well let us auction it off as well. Again all proceeds will go to Haiti.
This is a brand new, never used banjo, and it's quite a good one. Bidding starts at £100.
Here are some more details (if you want any other photos or details, let us know)-
Stagg 5-string Bluegrass deluxe banjo.
- 5-string Bluegrass Banjo Deluxe w/ metal pot
- Resonator: Mahogany
- Pot: all-cast metal alloy
- Bracket hooks: 30 (flat type)
- Top head: 11" REMO(tm) White Coated
- Bridge: 5-string Maple + Ebony
- Tailpiece: Nickel-plated Brass
- Machine heads: 4 x Open-gear on headstock + High Gear ratio 5th peg on neck, w/ pearloid knobs
- Armrest: nickel-plated Brass
- Neck: Nato set neck, 660 mm (26 in.)
- Fingerboard: Rosewood, 22 frets
- Position markers: Pearloid "clover" inlays
- Resonator & Neck binding: Ivoroid cream
- Finish: Highgloss.
Someone out there must want this! If not you, maybe you know someone?
Let bidding commence!
Watching the skate video Jeff just posted up, reminded me of a skateboarding video from Element- this.is.my.element
The soundtrack was an awesome collaboration with musician Odd Nosdam. He made each track after watching the video, making music to accompany each skater's riding style.
The snow has chilled out (pun) for a while here in London, but it's still freezing and a little icy. It took me 25 minutes to psych myself up to ride to work, it was just worth it. Just.
I thought I'd done all my manning up for the day, but this trailer makes me want to go skate in the cold when I get home.;feature=player_embedded[/youtube] via Tweakerzine
But if I wimp out and stay inside, I can watch this over and over again.;feature=player_embedded[/youtube] via 14 Bike Co. (*pun no.2)