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…and it’s actually pretty cool.
This is drum & bass piece performed live using an automated drum kit and other percussion, playing together with a selection of vintage and new analog synthesizers.
All the sound is being generated in real time, the analog synths coming through the main rack mixer and the robotic percussion being recorded by microphones.
List of the main gear used :
Modulars : Roland System 100m (sub bass), Roland System 700 (basses), Doepfer system (stabs and atmospheric sound).
Other Synths : Yamaha CS-10 (more basses), Studio Electronics Omega 8 (chords and atmospheric sound), Korg Monotron Duo (more basses).
We’ve written down 100 random questions and assorted topics, all of which are unbeknownst to our victims. We will be asking people to pick 20 random numbers from 1-100 and then supplying them with those questions/topics to answer. Who knows what might come up!?!?!
Up next, is the one and only Ryan Nyquist.
Best halloween costume you have worn?
I was an Ewok when I was really young. My mom made the costume, and it was legit! Even had a stick that squeaked when you hit people with it.
Top 5 all time favorite movies in order.
5. The Usual Suspects
2. Forest Gump
1.The Neverending Story
Top 5 favorite music.
4. House of Pain
2. Led Zeppelin
What is the word you overuse the most? What word do you wish you used more?
I say “apparently” too much. I find myself saying that A LOT, and I start to become super annoyed with myself. Either that or “awesome”.
I wish I used to words/phrases “sorry” or “I’m wrong” more often. Those are hard things for me to say genuinely but I’m working on it.
What advice would you give to a younger you?
I’d probably just tell my younger self to just keep doing what makes you happy and what makes sense to you. Back then, I would have never thought I’d have taken the paths I have in life and in BMX that I did. I’d also tell him that you can learn something from every mistake you make, and even the mistakes that others make, and those lessons will help make the paths in life you want to take a lot clearer.
Give us your best / favorite recipe of any kind.
Twice Baked Potatoes – I could eat those all day, every day! I used to make them for all my friends in Greenville. I never heard a bad review.
Who / what are your influencers in life? Name five.
My parents, my close friends, my wife, my kids, and some really great teachers and employers I had along the way.
What would be your ideal weekend?
Saturday would be an all day riding excursion with friends. Maybe ride a good park first then finish off at a fun set of jumps. Then dinner and drinks with my wife while the kids were at home with a babysitter.
Sunday would be all about family. Spend the day with the wife and kids. Either at the beach, our favorite park, or going on a hike through the redwoods. Grab a bite to eat and let the kids play some arcade games for a little while. Then meet up with my dad and brothers and their families/friends for some fun quality hang out time and then dinner. Kids in bed by 8, then my wife and I relax in front of the TV for a few shows.
Give us some words to live by…
Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.
Communication is key.
What is a weird, strange or funny story about something that happened to you?
I once had a ex girlfriend stalk me. We dated for a short time, and then I went off to college. I randomly saw her at the 99 X Games in San Francisco in the crowd during Park practice. She looked super tore up, and proceeded to tell me, and the rest of the crowd surrounding her, that she called every number she had for me to try to get a hold of me, looked up my college dorm number, called my old college roommate, drove to my school to try to find me, and tried to drive to my parents’ house to contact me. I told her straight up, “Wow… it kind of sounds like your stalking me.” She didn’t like that. She shouted, “SHUT UP!!!!”, I told her it was nice to see her, and rode away. She then tried to sneak into the athlete area but I told security that she wasn’t with me and they took care of it. Hahaha!
Who are some people you enjoy following on Instagram?
Duncan Gore - Just because he’s the man.
Shea Nyquist - Because he always has some really creative or cool stuff going on.
If you had the chance to interview anyone in the world, who would you choose?
I’ve been asked this question a few times and it’s never easy to answer. I usually answer Albert Einstein. I know he’s no longer living, but he just seemed like a very interesting person with an amazing mind. He has theories that people are still finding to be correct to this day about some seriously complex things. That kind of free, open thinking intrigues me.
When was the last time you stepped in dog shit?
Yesterday and the day before that. I dodged a few bullets today. My dogs poop a lot.
How many hats do you own?
Maybe 20… All Rockstar hats.
Shower. Bar soap or loofah/liqui-soap combo?
Bar Soap. Irish Spring!
What is the most random thing you have written off on your taxes?
Socks. Believe it or not, it’s a big thing for me. If I’m wearing socks that feel horrible I can’t focus as well. You gotta be comfortable out there!
When you travel, do you tend to travel light or over pack?
I start out packing light but I always over pack. I never realize how often I wear the same shorts/pants for multiple days.
If you happened to get into a fight, who is someone you would want in your corner?
Morgan Wade. I think he could kill a lot of people with his bare hands.
What was the last magazine article you read?
In the latest Issue of Wired there was an article called Trust US. It’s basically about pas/services and how the new Sharing Economy is changing the way we interact with each other.
What was the last purchase you made online?
A 10′x20′ army camouflage cargo net. I’m hiding some shit.
Thanks to Walter Pieringer for the pic.
I’m not even a Star Wars nerd and I think this Aloha Yoda print is some of the best shit I’ve ever seen in my entire life. Fuckin Yoda mixed in with some flowers. Amazing.
In case you haven’t figured it out, Vans has teamed up with Star Wars for some Star Wars inspired Vans goodies (duh). This project came out pretty awesome overall. Click below to eyeball all the softgoods and to get all the info you need.
The Vans x Star Wars collection kicks off with a six-piece offering from Classics. Aligning with the Dark Side, Vans introduces two colorways of the Authentic featuring Boba Fett and Stormtrooper characters. The Boba Fett camo color-up enhances the bounty hunter’s disguise alongside the Death Star, Darth Vader and the Stormtrooper to paint a dark scene of the evil Empire. The second style surfaces in the Stormtrooper bandana print that mashes up one of Vans archived patterns with the Galactic Empire’s henchmen for a discreet, all-over arrangement. Yoda brings balance to the Force with his special takes on the Authentic and Sk8-Hi Reissue. Blended with Vans’ Hawaiian pattern and images of Yoda, the peaceful aloha motif covers the uppers of the low top and hits each quarter panel of the high top. As a tribute to the original film, Vans pairs the Classic Slip-On with the 1977 poster artwork from Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope and showcases the Era in comic-book style graphics from vintage Star Wars merchandise. Young Padawans and small Sith lords can enjoy the collection as well with kid and toddler-sized shoes featuring the Yoda-inspired art and comic-book graphics as well as two kids-specific Stormtrooper and Darth Vader prints.
As a tie back to Classics footwear, Vans x Star Wars brings forth an assortment of men’s apparel and women’s accessories. The men’s series highlights the Yoda aloha and Stormtrooper bandana prints across a selection of tees, with an additional cap, backpack and sock pack dedicated to Yoda’s special pattern. The women’s range of accessories incorporates both sets of imagery into a focused, fashion-forward ensemble of backpacks and hats. The Vans x Star Wars Classics and Apparel collection will be available this June at Vans retail stores and select locations globally.
This coveted assortment comes to a close with a limited installment of footwear under Vans’ premium label, Vault by Vans. The Vault by Vans x Star Wars collection launches with two rare Vans prints from the ‘80s that incorporate images of Star Wars villains into Vans original Classic forms. The vibrant Miami print includes the silhouette of Imperial AT-AT Walkers into the aesthetic for a collage pattern across the OG Sk8-Hi LX and OG Slip-On LX. The Pirate print explores the Dark Side with an updated design that replaces the original skull and sword configuration with images of Darth Vader, Stormtrooper helmets and lightsabers for special color-ups of the OG Era LX and OG Sk8-Hi LX. The OG Half Cab LX hosts the ultimate showdown between good and evil with an all-white Yoda colorway going head-to-head with an all-black Darth Vader version. With less than 300 pairs of each style produced, this Vault by Vans special assortment will be available this May exclusively at the Vans DQM General in Boston and New York, Opening Ceremony locations in Los Angeles, London, New York and Ace Hotel New York, Off the Hook in Montreal, Colette in Paris, Firmament in Berlin and Tresbien in Sweden.
I had a friend send me a link to Eddie’s site recently, and I was really digging his photo work. I had seen some images floating around tumblr, so some looked pretty familiar to me…but there were a lot more gems to be seen. Looking at his site it seems he dabbles in some video and more….go give it a look!
Also speaking of tumblr give the defgrip tumblr a follow!
Click through to see some of my personal favs off Eddie’s site.
Hanson Little has ventured out of his hometown and hit the open road on an exciting open-ended adventure of sorts, and I’ve been enjoying his photos and stories from along the way very much.