Adam Fields – 2011 Leftovers

Posted in Wakeboarding on April 16, 2012 by telepromptedanthems
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You know how every summer, TV networks show a bunch of reruns and say “If you haven’t seen it, it’s new to you?” Well, that’s kinda what this is all about. I had a bunch of footage of Adam Fields that Nick shot last year on his Spring Beak Trip that was never really put to good use. I was feeling motivated the other day, so I took the clips and did what I could with them. I definitely reused some of the stuff from last year’s Spring Break video, but stay off my back about it, because they were really good shots, ok??

Well, everything turned out ok because Adam Fields is a freak and his random, leftover, forgotten clips are as good as most riders’ keepers. Nick shot maybe six or seven sets from Adam on that trip and I’m still seriously impressed with the amount of different stuff that Adam did. Anyway, check it out and get pumped because these are year-old leftovers, so I can only imagine what this year will be like. He’s fresh off a team win at Wake Games, so things are already looking pretty good.

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It’s also worth mentioning that Adam and the crew at AF Wake have a ton of stuff going on all over the region this year, so be sure to check out their brand new website for the details. They’ve spent all winter making plans for events, demo tours, camps, new wake school locations, new shops, and all kinds of other stuff that I probably don’t even know about yet.  Check  ’em out, it’s shaping up to be a really good summer for those guys.

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“New to Me” Playlist

  1. Belle and Sebastian – The Boy With The Arab Strap
  2. Melvins – Hostile Ambient Takeover
  3. Karp – Suplex
  4. Discharge – Hear Nothing See Nothing Say Nothing
  5. Dr. Dog – We All Belong

New Jams Coming Soon

Posted in News on April 15, 2012 by telepromptedanthems


Late Night Edit Playlist

  1. Neutral Milk Hotel – In the Aeroplane Under the Sea
  2. .38 Special – Greatest Hits
  3. Death From Above 1979 – You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine
  4. Sleep – Jerusalem
  5. High on Fire – De Vermis Mysteriius

Autumn on the Cape Fear

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , , on December 28, 2011 by telepromptedanthems
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A few years ago, I went to see Metallica in Charlotte with Bob and DJSK from Red Bull. It’s the most money I’ve ever spent to see a band but it was awesome. Like really awesome. Way more awesome than I was expecting from those old farts. Anyway, Richmond, VA’s Lamb of God opened up for them, and I wasn’t getting down to their set at all, but right at the end they gave a shout out to Wrightsville Beach and played the theme from the movie Cape Fear. Being the proud North Carolinian that I am, I was pumped on it and kept thinking how bad ass it would be to use that song in something.

Fast forward two years later: Nick and Clay have been gathering clips over the past few months and wanted to do a quick 2011 wrap up. As we were logging the footage, I remembered that Fantomas had recorded a version of the Cape Fear theme, so I threw together a completely unnecessary opener which totally rips off the title sequence from the movie. Add that to a bunch of riding, shooting guns, and the song Wires (my and Clay’s top song of 2011), you got yourself a f__kin’ party.

Things have been kinda slow around here, and I’m not sure when that’s actually going to change since we’re officially into the winter months. But for now, sit back, watch the boys kill it,  and enjoy the last few days of 2011.

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“End of Year” Playlist

  1. Fantomas – The Directors’ Cut
  2. Red Fang – Murder the Mountains
  3. M83 – Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming
  4. Tombs – Path of Totality
  5. Sleep – Jerusalem

A Conversation with Jason Hudson

Posted in Random with tags , , on November 27, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

If you’ve seen this site at all over the past three years, chances are that you’ve seen some photos by Jason Hudson. Jason’s one of our best friends and he has some serious skills behind the lens of a camera, so he started coming out and shooting photos around the time we were working on No Name Losers. He’s stuck around ever since and he’s taken a ton of great photos of all the boys around the region. He’s had photos run in Alliance, Unleashed, and he has a sweet blog of his own that he’s constantly updating with new stuff (not to mention the fact that he’s hands down the best Facebook profile picture photographer I know).

Jason has an art show coming up this week at Bottega Art and Wine here in Wilmington, so I sat down and spoke to him a little bit about his photography and what we can expect at the show itself. He’ll be exhibiting work with local photographers Keith Ketchum and Ross Rogers with background jams provided by The Goldie Hahn Solos. I helped him take his artwork to the gallery a few days ago, and I’m here to tell you that it all looks incredible.

The show is this Friday, December 2nd. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Wilmington and you don’t go check it out, you are seriously blowing it. Jason is a really talented photographer and one of the best dudes I know, so be sure to head downtown Friday night, check out some unreal photography, drink some booze, and give him a high five. I guarantee that you won’t regret it. Hell, bring some cash and scoop up a piece or two. You know that your living room could use an artistic upgrade, am I right?

Check out and for more information. And thanks for everything over the past few years, Jason. We’re stoked for you, buddy.

Candy Apples and Razor Blades

Posted in Random with tags on October 31, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

For the past two years, Clay and I have been talking about starting a Misfits cover band. We’d practice all year and then only play one show on Halloween night. We always talk about how we’d get super drunk and all our friends would come out to see us and it would be the time of our lives. Then every year, we never actually do it and this night rolls around and we’re left with only our dreams of how epic it could actually be.

So we’re doing it next year. You hear that, everybody? It’s on the internet now, so we kinda have to follow through with it. Stay on us about it and we’ll see you guys in 364 days.

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Halloween Playlist

  1. Misfits – Static Age
  2. Misfits – Earth A.D.
  3. Misfits – Walk Among Us
  4. Misfits – Legacy of Brutality
  5. Danzig – S/T

A Quickie with Jeff House & Ben Greenwood

Posted in Wakeboarding with tags , on October 11, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

Okay, so it may have taken a bit longer than I initially promised, but let’s be honest: when have I ever been good at meeting deadlines? This is just a short little sequence, but we’ve been sitting on this footage for a while now and figured we might as well do something with it. All this went down when Mark and Nick were in Orlando for Memorial Day weekend and got a chance to ride with Jeff House and Ben Greenwood.

Jeff’s a good friend of ours and I was really pumped on this footage because it was good to see him riding again after a bad knee injury last summer. Well, after I finished editing, I sent a link to Jeff so he could check it out and he informed me that he had just blown his other ACL and was out of the game for a little while longer. It’s a huge bummer, so pour one out for Jeff. Hope you have a speedy recovery, buddy.

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While we’re on the subject of pouring one out for shitty knees, you might as well pour out a little bit more for our very own Mark Rugala and Geoffrey Barnes. Both of them have had surgery recently to fix a busted knee, so they’re out of commission for a little while as well. From what I hear, Mark is already giving the stationary bike hell and Geoffrey has his own personal nurse keeping him company via Skype, so I’m sure they’ll make physical therapy their bitch and be back in action before too long.

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In other news, I’ve still got some leftover footage to go through, although I know better than to provide a timeline to expect some kind of finished product. Just stay tuned…

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“Get Well Soon, Everyone” Playlist

  1. Future Islands – On the Water
  2. Witch – S/T
  3. Mastodon – The Hunter
  4. High on Fire – Blessed Black Wings
  5. Kids and Explosions – Shit Computer

One For the Birthday Boy

Posted in Wakeboarding with tags , on October 6, 2011 by telepromptedanthems

Our buddies at Aussie Island are in the process of updating their website, so I went digging through the archives trying to find some footy of the team to put on the new site. I just found  Clay Martin’s remix section from the No Name Losers DVD bonus features, which is fitting because tomorrow is Clay’s birthday. So in the spirit of celebration, here it is. Between you and me, I’m pretty sure his better than his official section in the movie.

Happy birthday, dood…

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“Clay’s Birthday” Playlist

  1. Metallica – Master of Puppets
  2. Misfits – Collection I and II
  3. Snapcase – Progression Through Unlearning
  4. Young Jeezy – The Inspiration
  5. Chris Brown – I Can Transform Ya