We received a mail from Dylan Close who asked if we wanted to review the Physical Graffiti DVD. Yup, no problem, just send it over. I didn't really know what to expect but was hoping for some sort or graffiti art video.
Turns out that Physical Graffiti has more to do with tattoos, piercings and pain. The DVD has a documentary feel to it and that is a good thing because the footage is pretty old. Neal Wood, Dave Mirra and Jay Miron are in it too. Jay's on his Hoffman bike and Dave on the Blammo. Turns out this video hail from 1998 but has been re-released.
Here's the official press release regarding the DVD so you can decide yourself if tattoos, piercings and pain are your thing:
The time has finally come...
The highly anticipated, critically acclaimed, feature documentary:
"Joe Kid on a Stingray -The History of BMX".
Produced & Directed by Mark Eaton and John Swarr of Bang! Pictures Inc. Executive Produced & Narrated by Jesse James of West Coast Choppers.
RIDE BMX came out with the new issue.
Look for the Beringer cover in the newsstand.
It's got a Biz Jordan and Matt Beringer interview, 2 of the funniest riders around. You should see the Beringer picture in yellow, good stuff.
Also a real nice photo of Rooftop stands out.
The April issue has got a cassette hub buyer's guide, lots of handrail stuff, a St. Louis scene report and Primo and Demolition product tests.
Lots of stuff is happening in BMX media land at the moment. Sit tight and keep reading:
A new American BMX magazine will be coming out mid-April. Kevin McAvoy is the editor and a guy named Justin is the photographer of the new mag. The name will be: Twenty.
Keith Mulligan has been shooting lots of quad stuff for a new Transworld publication. He's been shooting with Fuzzy Hall dressed in camo doing donuts in the snow. Kind of.
Oh yeah, the new issue of BMX Plus! came out. It's got the ABA Grands in it, a Mirra Flair bike test, Terry Adams interview, an X-up how-to, Fueler test, a Supercross test, Tech tips and loads of cute girls showing off the latest threads. Block jam report? Check, Fish Hoskins interview, confirmed, and check it out ladies and gentlemen, a Thomas Stellwag interview in BMX Plus! Nice. Enough moving pics to put on your wall and a review on Greg Romero's Revtec bike. Add some product reviews and you've wrapped up the March issue.
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Spokesmen BMX Magasin, the magazine part of it, is no more. Trond Huso is calling it quits: "I tried to put the magazine in the magazine-shops, but no advertisers wanted to support the idea.
There weren't really that many advertisers supporting the magazine either, and the project was mainly work an no money, and I've come to the conclusion that four years was enough.
Props, the best of 2004.
Props Visual, Ltd.
Stockton, IL 61085
We got this one in today. It's the best of the best 2004 Props issues. Props has been going strong for years and the 04 year-end DVD has cuts from issue 51 through 54. The bonus of this DVD is the 1994 Revisited....The Best of '94. Good for a history lesson. If you don't have the money for a Props subscription you should buy this DVD, it's the best value for money deal you can get. The Props 04 Year End comes with no Free stickers.
The January issue of RIDE BMX came out and it's 180 pages FAT. If you read your magazines on the toilet I hope you're having the shits because you'll need quite some time to make it through issue #82.
The new issue is titled the Do It Yourself issue and has a few articles on how to make your scene alive and kicking with the help of a shovel,
broom and some cement. Josh Stricker gets the cover and an interview and there's reports from the Gravity Games, FBM Ghetto comp, Backyard Jam in Derby, an Orchid road trip and a Mike Taylor interview along with the regulars.
RIDE #82 also features a new ad for FATBMX (yeah, it was time....) and look up the Standard ad for me. Now check the shirt that James Hitchcox is wearing. Cheers man!
When you're on the road in France or you have to wait for the train, it makes sense to peek into a Presse shop. France has 4 BMX magazines. Soul, Cream, BMX-up and BMX-Air and most likely you can flip through these mags at a Newsstand as their circulation is quite good. On a recent trip to France I picked up the latest Cream, Soul and a special Product edition of Soul BMX Experience. If you're one of those non-French speaking dudes, spend 5 of your Euros on Cream, it has some English text too. Good food for the road.