Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Punk is Definitely Dead

Gah, way too much to do today. Please pardon the brevity. (Although, if you believe what they say, it's the soul of wit, and I could use some of that. Also, I'll be less likely to make dumb mistakes.)

I like the concept of Nike 6.0. As I may have stated at some point, I think the Zoom Oncore is a fantastic shoe to ride in. And since they often get stocked at places that normally don't cater to, um, action-sports types, you can usually find them for dirt cheap (I got one of my pairs for $35).

I like Alkaline Trio. Yeah, they're not on my iPod, and I don't listen to them every day (or even every month), but when Maybe I'll Catch Fire or Good Mourning comes up on iTunes, I don't skip past it.

That said, thank you Nike 6.0 and Alkaline Trio for releasing the latest Godawful sneaker collabomination:


I'm not sure whether it's worse than the saw shoe (which I actually saw Nate Wessel wearing at Woodward), but it's close. Explanation and justification available here. (Tim Reede from Nike 6.0, punk rock would like to have a word with you behind the woodshed.)

28 comments:

Topher said...

haha i fucking hate it

Chris said...

I bought these today for $10 at the outlet. Crosswords are way more punk rock than the Alkaline Trio.

http://shop.vans.com/wcsstore/Vans/images/products/6327099B.JPG

Chris said...

I suck at links.

chris said...

Wasn't part of the deal with the Nike 6.0/SB thing that it would only be available in skateshops, not discount sports stores?

Anonymous said...

I was wondering if I missed the memo that Akaline Trio was punk.

brien said...

I'm not feeling any of the band/shoe collaborations. I feel kinda lame just owning the Motorhead Rowleys, and that's fucking Motorhead.

The Alk3's will sell well in Hot Topic, though.

todd from albe's said...

obvious=punk IS dead,skateboarding is NOT a crime and i hold Avril Lavigne responsible. her record label marketed her as being a Wendy O. Williams for a new generation and convinced billions of thirteen year old girls around the world that simply accompanying a resale shop tie with a shirt that didn't even have a collar(!) was punk "rawk" then having a writing team issue her a song to squeal about a "skater boi" (notice the alternative spelling of "boy" to include the "oi!" thus giving it credibility, i guess)...yep, that God Damned Avril Lavigne ruined my life. who's with me on this?!

bobby p said...

agreed. bitch is gonna be coked out and suckin on some canadian's wang throwin up the middle finger the whole time. because if you flip people the bird it makes you one bad ass bitch.

Kevin said...

i think the whole band x shoe thing is stupid.

except maybe the iron maidens, im not even a fan, they just look good.

Russ said...

Avril Lavigne couldn't hold Wendy O. Williams's electrical tape.

Russ said...

Also, SB remains skateshop only—6.0 is everywhere.

Stephen said...

Well, if Avril has dinner plates, then I might waffle a bit.

But I am guessing nickle sized at best.

When Bad Religion starts designing furniture for Target, I will choke myself.

todd from albe's said...

i've got a Sham 69 bathroom scale, Generation X video game, 7 Seconds alarm clock, Throbbing Gristle bar-b-que grill and i buy my crack from, well...Left Over Crack.

Anonymous said...

now for sale at Pac Sun.

bobby p said...

dinner plates...haha.


im a fan of the nickels. to each his own.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Avril will go Wendi's route and blow her fucking head off.


I should put out some Last Resort condoms and Casualties life insurance.

todd from albe's said...

Last Resort Hotel...as long as it's out in the middle of no where, haha. i'd totally stay there.

Stephen said...

Todd, tell me you have some T1 grips in a secret stash up there.

todd from albe's said...

Stephen, i wish i could help but the only secret grip stash i have is a brand new pair of yellow Oakley 1's that have been living in my desk drawer since somone gave them to me at a Standard contest in 1997.

Anonymous said...

Stephen, one more thing:
speedmonkey.wordpress.com/category/avril-lavigne/

Anonymous said...

why even put this kind of crap on your site? what does it have to do w/ bikes or bmx?

next week, russ talks about tennis rackets. tune in!

pjoubert

blackout bobby said...

haha. duh russ you fuckin idiot!!! if you ever post anything that isn't talkinig shit on..........i mean that doesn't relate to bmx im gonna quit your blogsite. that is a threat!

Russ said...

But...but...they have a BIKE TREAD PATTERN!

(I'll admit though, if they put the same shoe out in all black with a gumsole, I'd stop to look.)

brien said...

MANOWAR makes condoms.

Si said...

Fuck a bike (mod), fuck a bike (mod), fuck a bike (mod) today.

Oh what fun it is to fucking lighten til your dead.

Oh, drill your bars,

Put holes in your chain,

chop of all of your seatpost

Oh what fun it is to lighten until your fucking dead.

Anonymous said...

Consumerism has always sucked. It spawns so much more shit than good stuff.

robbiemorales'moustache said...

every nike shoe sold is money out of van homan's pocket, metaphorically.

Anonymous said...

pjoubert - Pissed off all the way in south africa :p you cant ride barefeet - unless maybe youre from bloemies! hehAHEhEAHeaha

- Nog n poes