Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay Video

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay Video

Tribute to Jay Adams; The Original Seed
1961 – 2014

South Africa celebrated Heritage Day on 22 September 2014, a day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So we met up with a bunch of skaters on Sea Point Promenade in Cape Town to pay tribute and celebrate our skate heritage.

Revolution Skateboard Supply Co. | KFD Skateboards | VANS Store Cape Town | Kingdom Longboards SA

Filmed and edited by Matthew Lesch
Additional filming by Greg Maxwell
Skaters: Andrew Nero, Justus Kotze, Byron Rhoda
Music: Daft Punk – Digital Love

Promenade Mondays: Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

Promenade Mondays Remember Jay

South Africa celebrates Heritage day this coming week. A day in which we celebrate our diverse cultures.

At the core of skateboarding culture is Jay Adams, who passed away earlier this year. Jay, is the original seed and his style and skill has no forebears. Jay Adams is skateboarding personified, and for this reason we pay tribute and celebrate his life as a legend.

For the first time in South Africa, we are urging skaters to revel in our heritage, not as a “sub culture” or “fringe sport” but as a legitimate culture and community.

So join us this ‪#‎promenademondays‬ as we pay tribute and celebrate our Skate Heritage.

‪#‎REMEMBERJAY‬
22 SEPTEMBER 2014
18:00
Presented by: #PromenadeMondays
Queens Beach, Sea Point, Cape Town

In Association with:
Revolution
KFD Skate
VANS Store Cape Town
Kingdom Longboards SA

RSVP to the Facebook event HERE.

‘MY RULES’ Book by Glen E. Friedman

Glen E Friedman and Ian Mackaye discuss My Rules

Old friends Glen E. Friedman and Ian MacKaye get together down at Dischord House just outside of Washington DC to discuss some of the photographs in Glen’s forthcoming book MY RULES. You can pre-oder the book HERE.

MY RULES, The book, will be released on the 20th anniversary of FUCK YOU HEROES original publication, in September of 2014. This book will be released by RIZZOLI international publications. Hard cover – 11.5″ tall by 13″ wide – 324 pages. Taking much inspiration from the same title used for GEF’s 1st ever solo publication, Self-published in 1982 – (MY RULES Photozine, the one and only issue).
 It will contain the best of both FUCK YOU HEROES (out of print for over a year now) and FUCK YOU TOO (out of print for over two years now). Over 30% of the book will be never before published work (over 100 never before published photographs). There will also be essays from many of GEF’s favorite and most respected and interesting subjects over the years.

Contributors include:

Tony Alva
Ian Mackaye
Ice-T
Lance Mountain
Henry Rollins
LL Cool J
Duane Peters
Keith Morris
Chuck D.
Rodney Mullen
Rakim Allah
Jay Adams
Milo Aukerman
Darryl McDaniels
Alan “Ollie” Gelfand
Jello Biafra
Rick Rubin
Jeff Ho
Tony (Cadena) Brandenburg
Adam Horovits
Gary “Dr. Know” Miller

Introductions by:
C.R. Stecyk III and Shepard Fairey

Afterwords by:
Lisa Fancher and Gary Harris

RIP Jay Adams

Jay AdamsPhoto: Craig Stecyk

Original Z-Boy Jay Adams Passes Away At Age 53

As an original Z-boys member, Jay Adams is arguably one of the most influential skaters of all time. Stacy Peralta called him, “the world’s greatest natural skater.” He was inducted into the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in 2012.

Jay passed away on 14 August, 2014 from a heart attack. His lifelong friend, Allen Sarlo, stated that Jay had gone to bed on Thursday night after a day surfing, and passed away early Friday morning. Although Jay had a history of drug abuse, he was recently sober.

Condolences go out from Revolution to Jay’s friends and family. He will be missed and his impact on skateboarding will never be forgotten.