Teddy Pendergrass just passed away; and hearing the Simply Red version of “If You Don’t Know Me” on the radio, I didn’t know that the original was by Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes sung by Teddy. So, I YouTubed it and shortly after having my mind blown by the outfits, it was blown again by how pinnacle this version of the song is, Simply Red butchered it, here is the real deal.
Teddy Pendergrass got me thinking about other musicians that passed, when I worked for Skateboarder Magazine our office carpark was the one that Biggie was murdered exiting after a Vibe Magazine party. It was the very first geographical point of significance that anyone had pointed out to me about L.A. Sometimes I fell like it sums this place up: you’d think that there would be a sign or plaque, but there is nothing. Well anyway, this next clip is like the Hip Hop version of early Tom Penny footage:
Talking of which:
Old people in London are so dignified:
I think that Dustin Dollin might be one of the gnarliest people to walk planet Earth, let alone stand on a skate board. His flick is so fast, I shot a sequence of him once and my camera barely caught the board turning at all. This footage mix absolutely deserves the title “RAW.” Heavy Restepka: