Sadly, the time has come for us to wrap up Ali Boulala Week. Not gonna lie, it was refreshing being a fan site instead of a skate mag. Rather than writing about some trend or interviewing a filmer, we got to dive inside the mind of one of skateboarding’s most eccentric figures. We got to listen to his new band in the studio, watch him play with an RC Car and rehearse Shook Ones Pt. 2 on piano.
Taking into account his passion for music, for the final feature of Ali Week, we asked him to curate the latest Jenkem Mix for us to share with you all. Although most of the tracks sound like they were written by the oldest guy in the darkest corner of the dreariest bar, it was a treat to get a feel for what Ali is listening to when he’s trying to get inspired to play and write his own music.
With all that being said, we hope you enjoyed Ali Boulala Week as much as we did!
DOES SIZE MATTER?
I hit up physical therapist Dr. Kyle Brown for some insight on whether or not our height plays a noticeable role in how we skate.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
WHAT HAPPENED TO GERSHON MOSLEY?
From punching Andrew Reynolds, to not getting "pimped" by the industry, Gershon covers everything you wanted to know.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
August 20, 2022 4:38 am
I’m in love with finnish tango now
August 20, 2022 1:55 pm
I love Boulala week! Thank you for this, Jenkem. And thank you for being you, Ali!
August 20, 2022 9:17 pm
Love both Nick Cave songs.
August 22, 2022 12:56 pm
Fucking hell I love that Cramps song.