Friday, December 14, 2007
Bellevue Ave, Echo Park, Los Angeles
Last summer Jason Farrell worked on a tv commercial series for Vans called 'What If?" At some point he took the vans mini-bus, the one that has the ramp built into it, to Bellevue Ave in Echo Park. He posted up there with a bunch of young latino street skaters and filmed while they all sessioned a ramp for the first time. It's a short, documentarty style, glimpse in to a fun afternoon with regular kids just hanging out. No, these kids aren't pro. That's not the point, but it's a real nice slice of life. You get to watch kids falling all over the place and making fun of each other. I was watching it & got all nostalgic & the cello music kicked in on my itunes. It warms the cockles of your heart, you know? Shut up. That is totally how you spell 'cockles.' Why do you always argue with me?