Monday, December 06, 2010


While biking between Manhattan and Hermosa Beach today I started to think about the Thrashin intro and how much that scene shaped my view of California.
The only thing that changed is that more people push mongo now and roller skates are replaced by inlines and other questionable things with wheels.
Who know Corey Webster (Josh Brolin) would be nominated for Oscar?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Here's what I've been up to.

Haven't been blogging here much, duh. But that might change, I think.
Anyways.., here's a clip I just did, about 2-3 more to come before x-mas.

About Talking Headz:
Spatziba goes under the skin of snowboarding personalities. 90% commentary, 10% action. First man out, Gigi Rüf. Presented with the help from Nike Snowboarding.

Two weeks ago, we went down to Austria to hang out with Gigi for a few days.
Me personally have always been a fan of Gigi so, when we had the opportunity to make this mini series called Talking Headz with Spatziba and dive into his archives, I jumped on it.
We cruised around his hometown Au, Bregenz (where he currently lives) and made a stopover in Innsbruck where Nike had organized a soccer tournament to launch his new boot (which has soccer influences).

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Rest In Peace Andy Irons

Taken from Transworld Surf:

Andy Irons Passes Away At Age 32

It is with a heavy heart that we spread this news of Andy Irons’ untimely death. Initial reports have him passing away after getting dengue fever in Puerto Rico where outbreaks have been reported. On Sunday, Andy, 32, withdrew from the Rip Curl Pro Search Puerto Rico citing an illness. According to reports which have yet to be confirmed, Andy was so sick he was unable to board his flight from Dallas to Kauai, got a hotel room, and was found there dead by an employee leaving behind a pregnant wife, family, and world full of friends and fans.

Wednesday morning update: Our deepest fears may be true as multiple sites are reporting that there were prescription medications found next to Irons and his death is being investigated as a possible adverse reaction to medication. An autopsy will be performed today and a toxicology report will also be done, although it will be weeks until those results are in. Reports coming in say that he missed his wake up call at the Grand Hyatt Dallas/Fort Worth, and was found dead at 9:46 a.m. Whatever the reason for his untimely passing, his life and achievements in surfing will be celebrated by all that he touched. Once again, our deepest sympathies and condolences go out to the friends and family of Andy Irons.

Andy will be greatly missed by all.

Andy took the ASP World Tour by storm and won the World Championship in 2002, 2003, and 2004. He will be remembered as the one guy in the world who could regularly beat Kelly Slater and his surfing in waves of consequence will live on forever. Just this year, Andy was one of five surfers we chose to have in the TransWorld SURF surf movie, High Five. His part was last (given to the best performing surfer) and perfectly displayed his legendary backside tube riding skills and man-sized hacks.

Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and family of Andy. Please show respect in your comments as this is a terribly sad day for the family and friends of AI.

His name was the most googled word yesterday.

You can view the Facebook tribute site here:

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Met David again today.

Got a call around 11 yesterday morning (yes I was still sleeping) from my friends Vincent and Åsa who wondered if I can shoot an interview with David Lynch in about an hour.
I said yes.

He´s in town to talk about Transcendental Meditation and I must say it was quite intriguing to listen to him talk about it.
Charismatic man indeed.

Vince snapped some photos as well, good day.

I am a huge Twin Peaks fan and I loved his movie Straight Story (top 10 I´ve ever seen). The rest of his work is good too, but those are my favs.
Straight Story made a real impact on me. I had never heard of it and a Swiss friend happened to have the dvd with him while we had cabin fever on a mountain in Norway. He didn´t even recommend it, just said: "I bought it at some airport and it was kinda slow, but you can watch if you like".
Two hours later I had this feeling within that I´ve never had from watching a movie. That´s why I rather not know too much about a movie when I see one. Trailers and reviews kinda ruin the experience for me. I never read the back of dvd where some Warner Bros dude tries to sell me the movie in 10 rows of text.
Go watch it, preferably with your phone off and no Facebooking during the movie:)

This clip with where Angelo Badalamenti explains the workflow between him and Mr Lynch gave me goosebumps. Truly amazing.

Today he came by the Veda House (which happens to be 100 meters from my place) to raise a flag to celebrate that Maharishi Mahesh Yogi came to Sweden 50 years ago to teach Transcendental Meditation and some casual meet and greet.

There was a small crowd loitering around and no press which I thought was pretty cool.

I helped my friend Åsa (her parents run Veda) to film a short interview for the Veda House website.

Yesterdays interview was for an upcoming tv documentary / show by Annika Dopping.

I must say that I´m quite intrigued by this meditation stuff. The way he speaks about it makes me want to try and learn it.
Who wouldn´t want to have more creative thoughts and excelled intuition?

Here´s a clip Swedish TV4 did on him yesterday:

Swedish public tv´s version:

Mr Lynch has a great website as well:

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

I like this camera commerial.

It´s true. You don´t have to be a technial photographer to take good pictures.

Monday, September 27, 2010

You've never seen anything like this.

I was never good at jumping on a tramp with a skate. It was fun for a few minutes but that was it. My friend Eddie did it a lot when he was a kid. But this dude... omg. Just watch.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Gotta love kids

The kid call 911 for anything but an emergency.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Pretty good ad concept

I will probably buy Panda after this.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saw a protest today.

It´s the day after the Swedish election and people in Stockholm went to protest against the Swedish Democracy party (right wing, nationalistic, racist party) who got 5.7% of the votes.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Ken playing with his car again.

While I was watching this 7 min clip over 100 people had made comments on it. That has to be some kind of record.

If you´ve been living under a rock and haven´t seen Ken´s past clips I´ll post some at the bottom. Enjoy.

Ken also had 2,000 people give him feedback on a 45 min old post. Also some sort of record?

Last year:

Two years ago:

I shot this last year one afternoon when we tried out a new toy:

Shot this in 3-4 days in NZ in 2007, hectic and fun days.

Top Gear did this sweet piece last year:

Monday, September 13, 2010

Went to Oslo last week.

After indulging in some gin&juice I decided to go to Oslo straight from the bar.
My friend Stian Solberg was running a 3k and the weather was supposed to be good for a while (doesn't happen often) so 4 hours after leaving the bar I was in Oslo.
Here's a 5 min video I shot with a Casio FH-100, fun camera.

And photos.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Finland rules

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Please support Brad.

Brad Kremer has done some of the most excellent work in snowboard video history and while filming time lapse stuff around Japan last year and posting it on Vimeo for hundreds of thousands to appreciate he´s now trying to get funding for a more elaborate film about Japan.

So if you´d all please click on this link and give him 1, 5 or 10$ I´d be very happy. You will not regret spending $10 on this, if you do I will pay you back.

Shut down all your browser windows and watch his clip from last year.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tricks and people who can´t name them.

When did this become a fakie hardway backside 180?

Posted that image (from the new Snowboarder Mag issue) on my FB today.
Since then a bunch of old men have commented on it. Please join.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


I'm a born winner. No, just kidding. But I was part of the winning team in this years Transworld Shoot Out video/photo contest.
New TW issue just downloaded from with Salomon's Jed Anderson on the cover.
Congrats to Bob Plumb (The Lizard Queen) on the cover!

Check for video coming soon!

Last year I did the DC one. It was not the greatest, but we had a pretty fun week and that's what counts in my book.
Every Swede is raised my the motto: it's the participating that counts. Whereas other cultures tend to only count gold medals.

Friday, July 23, 2010

My 1000'd post!

I know I've been lagging on posting good stuff on here for the past months... sorry. My stats are waaaay down. 500-600 peeps used to visit me every day, now the stats are down to about what an average Swedish 15 year blogger who lives in a town of 8,000 people...

But between getting Video Hyper Shred on track again and working on getting traffic towards Spatziba while contributing to the Swedish economy by drinking a lot this blog got the short straw.. pretty sure that will change once I get a routine going.

So for my 1000'd post.. what is worthy?
I'll tell you what's worthy. Per-Hampus' new edit from Mt Hood. Great shredding and sweet editing. Enjoy.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I wonder who will finance Mel Gibsnon's next movie..

I'm guessing not African Americans.

"You look like a bitch in heat and if you get raped by a pack of nig***s it'll be your fault".

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Shaun is cutting his hair?!

I´d like your input on this..
Please help Shaun come up with a way to trim his red lion´s mane.

Check out some suggestions over at Spatziba.

What will the people at Wendy´s say?

Monday, July 05, 2010

Found a pleasant message in my Youtube inbox

I must have really offended this tool.

Thursday, July 01, 2010