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Now that I’m in my mid 40’s and at the so called ‘mid life crisis’ age we have all heard about, I have to admit I do get some attention when going to a skateboard park, or while attending a punk rock show and even when catching some waves at the local’s only California coastline. It’s to be expected and most people do appreciate my efforts and my experience.
So I realize I have to accept the fact that I will be dealing with some worried mothers at the skateboard parks and usually I end up having a little chat with them to show I’m no petifile, but rather just a big dumb kid still holding on to his youth. Hey that’s fine with me, I’m just happy to be there and able to drop in and grind that place to pieces, carve out a few lines and I’m out. Now when I get dressed up for a gig in my punk rock attire complete with a denim vest jacket that’s full of patches I’ve made from cutting up old t-shirts and sewing them on, I tend to get a little amped up on catching a banging hardcore show. Although, I do need to be aware of the age difference between myself and the kids of today, the ones I’ll probably be bashing heads with if I decide to do some moshing that night.
In most cases at the skate parks and the punk shows, or even at the surf spots, I do gain some respect for my age and believe me I think I deserve it. I’ve been living this lifestyle for 30+ years now and don’t let the grey hair fool you; show this pioneer some due respect. That’s all I expect, I don’t want to cause any trouble, or spoil anybody’s ‘good vibrations,’ no way, not at all.
Now I will throw down under certain circumstances, or if someone steps to my grill trying to front with some, “Hey OG” bullshit or tries to use my obvious experienced appearance as a prop for his nickel and dime senior citizen jokes, saying, “Hey gramps the kiddy bowl is at the front of the park, or the kiddy waves are down by the pier,” or “Hey Old School, the kiddy seats are up in the balcony.” Oh Fuck No! Kiddy just knocked you out son!” Okay, so I don’t think I’m wrong here for demanding at least some props for keeping my game real for so many years. I kept my bag of tricks fresh with a steady flow and when I was coming up I showed nothing but respect to the senior ranks. Seriously, I’ve been riding this magic carpet for decade after decade now, so please show some due respect to the forefathers who paved the way for our rights and for our freedoms we all luckily enjoy today.
Okay, so my mind may be a little tired from all the years of living the ‘endless summer,’ but don’t let the slow memory fool you. I dogged your daddy’s back when they were coming up and I sure as hell ain’t getting fazed by your swag, hipster, dubsteping, steezy attitude. No way, pal, “I’M HERE TO STAY” and if it’s not meant for me to blow things up anymore on the level, then everybody will at least know that I died trying. ‘Up The Punx!’ -Rich Monday
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In February, designer Jeremy Scott sparked a Santa Cruz firestorm when he showed several items of apparel at New York Fashion Week that were, NHS said, close to identical to the artwork of father/son Santa Cruz artists Jim and Jimbo Phillips and copyrights owned and represented by the Phillipses and NHS.
As part of the agreement, Scott admitted his mistake, and announced that the shirts, handbags and other apparel that were to be part of his fall/winter line would be not be manufactured or distributed. The garments shown at the show were destroyed with an NHS witness on hand to record it.
“We are satisfied with the outcome,” said Bob Denike, the CEO and president of NHS/Santa Cruz Skateboards. “We don’t like to do this kind of stuff, and in fact, we waited a while to see if he would contact us on his own. When he did not, we decided to take action.”
Citing confidentiality agreements, Denike would not comment on a possible financial settlement between the two parties
Scott’s clothing designs have been worn by some of the entertainment industry elite such as Madonna, Beyonce, Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. But he also has a reputation for appropriating symbols and iconography created by others, from Coca Cola to “The Simpsons.”
Jim Phillips is one of the most well-known and successful graphic artists to ever come out of Santa Cruz. He’s credited with the design of the famous “red dot” Santa Cruz Skateboards logo, as well as the famous screaming blue hand logo. Jimbo Phillips has built an impressive career of his own, illustrating posters, clothing and skateboard decks with his often lurid and exaggerated cartoon designs.
Local artist Dustin Graham touched off the controversy shortly after Scott’s Feb. 13 fashion show by publishing a side-by-side comparison of the Phillipses’ work and Scott’s design.
Denike said that NHS does not consider this case a benefit for the publicity it generated. “It was actually quite damaging to us,” he said.
Protecting the company’s copyrights is, he said, a constant issue at NHS. “I hate to admit it, but we’re dealing with infringement on a weekly basis. And we take them all seriously.”
Information gathered for this article from: Santa Cruz Sentinel