Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Song of the week vol. 01 112508

I am perpetually writing songs. Day and night. I never stop. For a while now I have desired to post my rough drafts here so that friends and family can hear my progress.

When you are passionate about something, You have to be committed, diligently working, progressing, never stopping. You have to take the risk, to show someone your creation. Art is meant to be shared. So without further ado here is the current rough draft of my song titled "Lets Go".

PLAY Kevs song titled: "Lets Go"

Click on the above link. A window should open and the song should play. If the song does not play then you may have to save the song to your desktop and play it from your mp3 player. Feel free to keep a copy of this song for your own personal listening pleasure. You are welcome to share my song with others but Please do not sell copies or steal my ideas! :) "Lets Go" ©2008 Kevin Decker

Sunday, November 23, 2008

191 mini ramp. 1988?

In the late 80's I built a mini in my back yard. I had no experience with ramp construction and I had no plan. I started screwing wood together and ended up with something that very loosly resembeled a half pipe. It was four feet tall, twelve feet wide and had uber tight transitions. It went almost to vert in just four feet. It was a challange to ride but I loved that ramp. I skated it every day!

If you are searching for impressive skate footage then keep looking, you wont find it here. What you will see is an authentic 80's afternoon of skating my back yard creation! Fasten your seat belt, we are about to go back in time!

191 Thompson Vintage K from kvon on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

What's on your Pandora Radio?

Pandora.com may be my most enjoyed web find of 2008. If you don't use pandora then I highly recomend you check it out. You can make your own radio stations easliy and quickly. My current top five pandora.com radio stations are:
1. Morcheeba
2. Duran Duran
3. Ulrich Schnauss
4. Thievery Corporation
5. General Midi

I highly recomend that you try these when you are ready to chill, groove style!

What are YOUR top five pandora.com stations and why?

Monday, November 10, 2008

little help from my friends

It's almost Grand Opening time for "The Recording Studio". "The Recording Studio" is the name of my new studio on main street. Yes, I decided to go with a name that was hyper conceptual and obscure. Now I humbly call on the talents of my friends and family... Lend me your advice and perspective regarding my new T-shirt design. Have a look at some of my design concepts and let me know what you think!

All design and content herein ©kvon 2008

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The wall ride is!

In my 80's glory days I loved to rock the wall ride. Look at those pads! lol! Why am I wearing knee pads in this pic? I think we had just finished skating vert at Mr. J's ramp nearby. Or maybe I just wanted to look even MORE dorkish. Who knows. I have been threatening to ride walls again but wall rides leave dirty marks. These days I can't bring myself to deface someone's property even if it will wash away. Wanted: Brick wall that will not show dirt. What is your favorite 80's trick? When are you going to relearn it? ;) I love the shadow in this pic. Photographer: ??? One of my friends took this shot maybe Kolby W, Jeremy P. Bob J or Gary D.?

Monday, November 3, 2008

What? The Hail!

Hail the sound is a three piece (for the moment) band from Western Colorado. Rocking in the style of "polka-country-gangsta rap". Hail the sound is every musical genre you despise. Boowhahahahaha! My wife thinks the lead singer is hot so she snapped this picture. HAIL THE SOUND!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fall pictures at Grandma's

The feel of perfect. The place where tempeture and humidity join together with ambiance to make weather that is unimaginably nice. Ah yes another woderful weekend has come and gone. Work, play and pictures! I wanted to do a photo shoot at Grandma's house but due to the busy schedule I forgot all about it. In fact, I was deep into another project when P reminded me about the pictures. I really wanted to get some shots. The fall surroundings will likely disappear by next week. With that in mind, we drove all the way back across town to get the Camera gear. By the time we returned to G-ma's and got set up It was getting late in the afternoon. The perfect weather was changing quickly. Foreboding clouds approached from the west. My light blew over, my kids wouldn't cooperate and my wife was tired. Challenges were plentiful but we persevered and got a few cool pics. Some of the pictures are not exactly what I had in mind but ya know... I like 'em anyway!

Thanks to P for taking the shots of me and my crew.