Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Monday, March 28, 2016
Its quite sad and also exciting as I type this post. As this past weekend was my last filming sesh with the homies for Live and Forgive until June as I'm leaving to Canada in a week. The one thing that can keep me up at night the most is skateboarding and filming that next trick for the vid. It was a blessing to take a few friends from Alamosa skatepark on the sesh yesterday. Kyle and little Ray. These dudes hyped me up and both got clips while pushing themselves to get that much better. After some tries on this stair set my legs were not responding with me and knew I had to stop. But Kyle could not stop. Even while breaking a board he used mine and within a few tries rolled away from a kickflip down this 10 stair. That scream and smile reminded me how amazing that feeling is. When your battling for a trick for hours, days, weeks, months, or even years and magically when you least expect it your feet hover over the bolts and you roll away. If I could describe this feeling to some one who has never felt this in there life I would say that it is the best high I have ever felt in my life...This electricity runs up your spine, while your insides release this scream of joy that comes out uncontrollably. Then your body goes into a shock of shaking and all that pain you felt from fucking your body and mind up completely vanishes. After skating for roughly 9 or 10 years now I am blessed to know that I have felt that bliss around 5 times in that many years. It doesn't come easy I'll tell you that.
When I seen Kyle roll away from this kickflip I knew instantly that feeling he got just by the look on his face and the sound of his scream. It was a beautiful reminder how precious this simple tool can be. Its scary to think that one day our body will just no longer be able to take these beatings anymore, I think its important to get every little piece of this joy while your body can respond. While pushing on a skateboard through traffic, a smooth street or even along bricks can give me that feeling of freedom always, and pushing will last much longer. Forever grateful for skateboarding my life would be a total shit hole if I never started. Spirit body and mind become one. -Jeremy
Saturday, March 26, 2016
December 2015 Me and Mary had a vision, well mostly Mary. To create our first short film together. This was the passing into a symbolic door way. Hauling a large rolling suit case easily over 60 pounds through pure sand dunes aint no joke. It was just the two of us taking all of our set up through this desert in spurts. Going back and forth to get a boom box, then going back to get a shovel then back for a painting and so on. We had so much shit.....precious stuff of course. We were runnin. We arrived at 4 just one hour before sun down and I knew we didn't have enough time to film it all. It was upsetting at first but also beautiful. Mary still continued to set up the whole scene in minutes. We filmed a few shots and the sun began to set. The colors changed and my mind and worries all released into what I was seeing. I started shooting photos and was amazed at what was happening. My phone was dead and there was no communication with the outside world or knowing what time it was either. I found it to be so precious. Like we escaped "Reality" into some sort of painting.
I remember looking around and realizing with out words what was truly important in my life. That thrill, that feeling of not knowing. To go to whatever extreme and length to create and see real beauty unfolding in front of me when its so easily looked past in our daily routines. We decided to stay a night and wake up early and go out into this desert all day and create something that words could not explain. We hauled our set up once again but this time with ease.
We did our thing and got all the shots we needed. The sun went down and I was in aw once again. Its moments like this that make me feel complete and aligned with my purpose. We came back and locked ourselves down for 3 days straight until the production was done. Solstice then came to life. If you have or haven't seen ill make sure to link the film at the bottom to watch and I advise you to take a closer look. There's more then what meets the eye.
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Friday, March 25, 2016
"Night of the living artists" April 2nd at Duel Brewery will be my last show I'm apart of in Albuquerque, New Mexico as I embark on a journey April 5th into Canada until June to be with my lady.
Watching life's process unfold, I remember one point in my life I was so certain of a vision I had to create my "Dream" As I continue on this path its like that "Dream" has been dissolved.
(Not that I give up) I was taught by some media to be some body else.
But those things led me to who I am now.
I've had to let go so much to the point I realize how little control I have and also how much I do have.
The most I can do is put my heart out there and intentions to the universe, and continue breathing.
You can want to be something and chase that thing your whole life.
Only missing it was at your finger tips, All you had to do was take one bite at a time.
It can appear to be tough but I love living a simple life.
Not fixated on things or living to please.
I'm solely focused on my inside and humanity.
But keep it a secret on this side.
To share and uplift.
Tell you that you got this and your alive!
you can bend and poke life.
Take those risks.
You got one shot at this.
The mission cant be for money.
Not for fame.
Not for any of that shit.
Once that's set aside with that shiny ego, the sky is vast and blue.
Open to whatever cloud wants to pass.
Putting the spotlight on you.
Taking deep breaths as I watch my self walk over the bridge.
Time to shut my eyes and pass on to the other side.
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Monday, March 21, 2016
I'm going to keep this short and sweet. You live in Burque you have seen Pepe and if you grew up skating tower you probably thought he was a pro skater when you first stepped foot into that park, at least I did. The level of talent and consistency this "Wanga" is on is what Tom likes to call a "Mexican jumping bean" There is absolutely no excuse to not skateboard. Homie works hard labor practically 6 days a week meaning he gets one day to skate. and takes care of his family. Don't get me wrong ill see him around and he tells me he only has 5 minutes to spare so he stopped at the park to skate. and I mean skate his dam hardest. and that one day out of the week he's going in all dam day! Where this energy comes from I don't know? But I bet you cannot keep up with him. Mad love Pepe stoked we have gotten the opportunity to film you for our vid. -Jeremy