Friday, May 5

10E2689: Fridays are Tie Days | Self-tie or GTFO

File under "you never know when you might need it...".    Whether for a coronation outfit or for your teen's prom.

Keep your eyes peeled always at thrift stores for black 'ties so you are not caught out.  This vintagey example made by AKCO in England and worn (I believe...) as part of the legal wear for A. Laurie and Co. solicitors in Edinburgh (Scotland).   I did get this in an Edinburgh thrifty so makes sense...

Monday, March 20

10E2688: Expert In A Dying Field | The Beths

Huge choon... and goes out to all the high schoolers studying for exams and more.  Go listen if you cant catch them on tour;

Hours of phrases I've memorizedThousands of lines on the pageAll of my notes in a desolate pileI haven't touched in an age

But cheekily goes out to all my library friends too...

Tuesday, February 14

10E2687: Down By Law [cardigans and crossroads edition...]

Try and watch the end of Down By Law and not get into cardigans... fantastic. 

Tough choice, do you want to stay and live at the Tintop or head up to where two roads diverge in a wood... Either way, you have a closet full of Uncle Luigi's old clothes to get you ready. 

If you saw this film around its release or in the cinema you will be nicely surprised by the cleaned up DVD versions out there now. Crisp B&W from cinematographer Robert Muller (who had a lock as DP on classic 80's American cinema; Mystery Train, Barfly, Down by Law, To Live and Die in L.A., Paris Texas, Repo Man...) 

Also the CRITERION CHANNEL has lots of extra interviews etc...

Jack (Lurie): So is this how you dressed on the outside.. sort of 'garbage man on parade'? 

Zack (Waits): ... Jack, you thinking of doing some squirrel hunting? Recommended: The Road Not Taken -Short Lecture

Sunday, January 8

10E2686: AN CLÒ MÒR (tv show)

Succession meets Harris Tweed coming to BBC in January.  In Gaelic - mental.  


An Clò Mòr = The Grand Cloth and its what Gaelic speakers have called Harris Tweed for 100s of years.

Watch the trailer here.

Wednesday, November 23

10E2685: HOMESICK - via East Street Archives



East Street Archives, in partnership with Stratton Mountain Resort, will be producing HOMESICK, March 24 - 26 2023.

Look forward to;

  • Retro Halfpipe created in the legendary location on the Lower Byrneside. The last halfpipe built and ridden in this location was in 1997. 
  • OG Downhill Race. Each race will have a 40 and over division, amateur and pro.
  • First ever Zebulon Rail Jam designed by Zeb Powell, Stratton Parks, and Lane Knaack of HFM Welding. 
  • A Speaker Series to bring the community together to discuss riding, photography, and celebrate iconic images from snowboarding's storied East Coast History. Speakers and photographers to be announced soon. 
  • The Vintage Snowboard Room for collectors and traders to visit and be able to bid and buy rare boards. 
  • The WITNESS Photo and Art Gallery featuring snowboarding photography spanning four decades. 
  • The annual Level Field Fund Poker Tournament will be part of the schedule. Hosted by Olympic Gold Medalist and Stratton Mountain School Snowboard Program Director, Ross Powers.
East Street Archives will continue to make supporting non-profits a key objective of all we do and create. During HOMESICK we will be raising funds for The Stratton Foundation, CHILL Foundation, and Level Field Fund. 

Register for competition via EAST STREET ARCHIVES. Olympic medals and US Open trophies welcome but not required... Spectating is free.


For those just joining, East Street Archives is Gary Land, and his personal love letter to snowboarding.  It is also a 437-page book. East Street Archives delivers a raw look and emotional journey from Gary about East Coast snowboarding during the golden era of riding in the 1990's. There are many never-seen-before riding and lifestyle images, captured on 35mm film throughout the mountains and streets of the USA and Canada. The book celebrates the riders, personalities, and moments that were instrumental in pushing snowboarding through a historical decade.  Order here.


Monday, November 21

10E2684: Free To Be You And Me (50th anniversary)

"In 1972, the children's album Free To Be... You And Me debuted, featuring stories and songs that celebrated tolerance, individuality and gender neutrality."  Listen to a recap by Deena Prichep on NPR