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      By Michael Sieben Apr 8, 2013

      Dear Children's Place, I'm Sorry

      I'd like to take this opportunity to apologize to The Children's Place for designing one of their graphics a few seasons before they released it to the world. I'm really sorry, y'all. If I'd known that you were going to be using the same exact concept, I

      By Michael Sieben Apr 8, 2013
      By Michael Sieben Mar 12, 2013

      I Finally Watched 'Street Dreams'

      Last week I reviewed a craphole of a movie called 'Hardflip.' As I mentioned in that review, I'll pretty much watch any film that has skateboarding in it, so this week I decided to watch 'Street Dreams.' I had assumed that this might be the worst film in

      By Michael Sieben Mar 12, 2013
      By Michael Sieben Mar 4, 2013

      I Finally Watched 'Hardflip'

      I will watch any movie that has something to do with skateboarding. They're all terrible, but the 80s kid in me still thinks there's something cool about watching a flick that has dudes Thrashin' in it. That being said, this Sunday I sat down to watch 'Ha…

      By Michael Sieben Mar 4, 2013
      By Michael Sieben Feb 25, 2013

      I Wonder If Natas Still Skates

      A few months ago, a new hip was built at a ditch right down the street from my house. I drive by it every day and think to myself, 'I should go check that out and see if it's skateable.' Well this past Saturday I finally walked down the street to check it…

      By Michael Sieben Feb 25, 2013
      By Michael Sieben Jan 28, 2013

      My Studiomate Mike Aho Has a New Book

      Unpiano Books recently published a book for my studiomate Mike Aho. It's not every day that somebody publishes a book for my studio-mate Mike Aho, so I thought I'd write something about the project to celebrate. The book is a collaboration between Mike an…

      By Michael Sieben Jan 28, 2013
      By Michael Sieben Dec 24, 2012

      All I Want for Christmas

      Truth be told, I want absolutely nothing for Christmas. I'd actually like to get rid of some crap in my life Vs. acquiring more stuff, but for the sake of this column I came up with a list of things I'd like for Christmas. Or for the holidays. Or whatever…

      By Michael Sieben Dec 24, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Dec 17, 2012

      Remember Zulu's?

      You might be asking yourself, "Why did two grown men spend their Sunday afternoon in a drainage ditch?" Valid question. Answer: Because we were trying to film some tricks for an upcoming Roger Skateboards video offering.

      By Michael Sieben Dec 17, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Dec 3, 2012

      Hashtag Gum Soles

      Yesterday I totally shredded some ditches with two of my all time favorite dudes, the multigenerational Parsons Crew. Mike P. is pretty much a folk hero amongst older Austin skate nerds. Legendary for jumping in head first without checking the water in te…

      By Michael Sieben Dec 3, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Nov 19, 2012

      Permitted Snooping

      I mentioned last week that the East Austin Studio Tour (E.A.S.T.) was taking place. To me, the most fun part about the tour is getting to step into artists' studios and see their personal workspaces. Permitted snooping.

      By Michael Sieben Nov 19, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Nov 12, 2012

      Okay Mountain E.A.S.T. Tour

      The East Austin Studio Tour is a yearly self-guided tour in Austin, Texas where artists from all walks of life open their studio doors to the public. I co-own an art space/studio space in Austin called Okay Mountain, which seemed like a good place to star…

      By Michael Sieben Nov 12, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Nov 6, 2012

      An Interview with Todd Falcon

      Although skateboarding waves the "No Rules!" flag pretty fervently, I've found that most participants are actually doing exactly the opposite. I've always been a fan of the true misfits in skateboarding, and somewhere near the top of that list is Texas' o…

      By Michael Sieben Nov 6, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Oct 15, 2012

      The Trading Tortoise

      This past Saturday I visited DOMY Books, my local art/photography/design bookstore in Austin, and participated in an event called The Trading Tortoise. The Trading Tortoise is a traveling participatory art tour created and organized by Souther Salazar and…

      By Michael Sieben Oct 15, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Oct 8, 2012

      Your Mom Is a Nerd

      Exactly one year and three days ago I did an art show with my buddy Todd Bratrud at Escapist in Kansas City and I wrote about the experience for this website that you're reading. Fast forward a year and I just did an art show with my buddy Travis Millard

      By Michael Sieben Oct 8, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Oct 1, 2012

      An Interview with Travis Millard

      Next Friday my buddy Travis Millard and I are doing an art show in Kansas City at Escapist. I'm pretty sure next week's column will be about the trip/show, so I thought I'd preface that column with a quick interview with Travis.

      By Michael Sieben Oct 1, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Sep 18, 2012

      I Finally Got an iPhone

      I finally got an iPhone a few weeks ago. Fairly positive I'm the last of my friends to get one. I think what sealed the deal was when I was out skating with some old bros and one of my unemployed/unemployable friends pulled his iPhone out of his pocket to…

      By Michael Sieben Sep 18, 2012
      By Michael Sieben Aug 20, 2012

      Beggars Can't Be Bitching

      I skipped writing this column last week because I was busy doing other stuff. What kind of other stuff? Oh, you know, just making a skateboard video kind of other stuff. We had a premiere for it at a real movie theater and everything.

      By Michael Sieben Aug 20, 2012