What a Notion: Yellow Bird Fabrics

What a Notion: Yellow Bird Fabrics
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 When I walked in to the newly opened Yellow Bird Fabrics at 2828 East 3300 South (previously Fashion Affair), I nearly cried. There was not a polar fleece or cat motif to be found. When I heard new owner Amy Royer tell another customer, “All cottons and linens are in that room, and my silks are all in here,” I rejoiced. Silks, did you say? And not a mention of polyester?
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Creation and Crucifixion: INVDRS in the Studio

Creation and Crucifixion: INVDRS in the Studio
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Since INVDRS formed, it’s been a short but eventful path from just jamming out ideas and blowing fuse boxes at local bars, to these final weeks of recording their first full length, Electric Church. From the material I heard during my visit, I could only later describe it to a friend as if “someone had just dropped a filthy coffin full of stones onto my chest.”
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Room For One More: The Salt Lake City Film Festival

Room For One More: The Salt Lake City Film Festival
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Forget freezing your ass off in Park City while hoping to snag a peek of Paris Hilton at some exclusive screening that you probably won’t be getting into.  On August 14, 15 and 16 Chris Bradshaw, Matt Whittaker and the rest of their nine-person staff are bringing a brand new film fest to Salt Lake––the Salt Lake City Film Festival. 
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The Man Who Put the R in Music: A Conversation with Toots

The Man Who Put the R in Music: A Conversation...
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While most everyone was mourning the loss of the King of Pop, I was preparing myself to interview reggae legend Frederick “Toots” Hibbert of The Maytals. When I emailed my good fortune to a few friends, they all sent back the same question— “Who’s that?” I wondered how I could possibly call such clueless people my friends.
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Royal or Not, Cable is Back!

Royal or Not, Cable is Back!
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 After twelve years, a few breakups and about ten releases. A year after the release of their live album Last Call, I found an article where Cable had mentioned that the one studio track on that album had the line-up they wished they had on every album, and that gave me hope that, true to Cable form, they would get back together. Sure enough a year or two later, a The End Records signed Cable! 
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No Sleep Til’ Brooklyn

No Sleep Til’ Brooklyn
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New York was the first destination in a recent trip I took. I was there for a short time but it was the first time I actually really got to skate there. Every other time, it was with family or just to drink myself silly. This time, I remained strangely sober and did a ton of skating in the course of a few days. Here are a few random observations if you plan to take a skate trip to New York. … read more

Above the Crowds: Kevin Fedderson

Above the Crowds: Kevin Fedderson
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Everyone knows that a lot of the younger skateboarders today are progressing at a level beyond comprehension, and that’s exactly what drew me to Kevin Fedderson in the first place. I remember running into him at Sandy Park when I was still in high school and every time I saw him there, he had at least two or more new tricks dialed in and on lock. We met up on a Saturday to go skate and just to get to know each other a little better. The day couldn’t have been better.
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Skate Terminator: Matt Fisher

Skate Terminator: Matt Fisher
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I think Matt Fisher is a terminator. He seems to be sent from the future to destroy Utah County’s spots.  It can’t be a coincidence that he is on the same shoe team (DC, who gave Matt a “Golden Ticket” to their King of Chicago contest) as Danny Way (who I heard is actually from Mars, not the future).
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Skate Park Etiquette

Skate Park Etiquette
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This month I’m going to touch on the subject of keeping the park clean. I mean, what’s worse than hitting a fart rock at ten miles per hour? Well, it could be stepping in some douchebag’s chewed up gum in your brand new kicks.  I know that you don’t own the park or anything, but if you skate there on a daily basis it’s your unspoken job to clean that bitch up. … read more

Product Reviews – August 2009

Product Reviews – August 2009

Product reviews for August 2009 featuring Aggronautix, Powell, Crucible, The Green Element, Sneaky Steve, Irie Eyes and Reflex Bearings. … read more