Archive for November, 2007

Teleprompted Anthems: The True Hollywood Story

Posted in News on November 27, 2007 by telepromptedanthems

In case you guys were wondering how we get such bad ass footy, go to Wake Riders Connection and check out some behind-the-scenes shots of Nick filming Fabian and Jason from the tube. WRC’s Scott Hutson came out and got some pretty sick shots last month and he’s posted a handful of them along with a write-up on the movie. Check it.

So, we leave for Orlando in less than three days. I haven’t been down there in over a year, which is kind of weird, and I’m pretty pumped on finally getting back. Rob has informed me that he’s bringing his copy of “Grandma’s Boy” and that it’s mandatory that I watch it on the way down. Apparently, I’m the last human being on Earth who hasn’t seen it. Whatevs.

Anyway, we’ve got a lot to squeeze into those four days, so keep checking back for updates from the road.


Gobble Gobble, Bitches

Posted in News with tags , on November 22, 2007 by telepromptedanthems

Yo d00dz…Sorry for the lack of new stuff. Between the Thanksgiving holiday and moving into my new apartment, I haven’t really had any time to do much of anything. Yeah, I suck. Thankfully, Nick’s picked up the slack and posted a new video, which you have all undoubtedly seen.

Anyway, next week, we’re taking off to the Sunshine State for a few days to get some footy. Robby McFarland and Adam Greer are driving down as well and we’ll be meeting up with Adam Fields, Kara Austin, and several other familiar faces, so keep your eyes peeled for some new stuff.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m about to go eat until I pass out…

Benny Boy

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , , on November 22, 2007 by cheahfest

I used to absolutely hate wakeboarding. During my time in middle school, all I did was hang out and watch my two buddies, Benedict Sass and Brian Hicks, wakeboard behind a little Boston Whaler all day long. I was pretty adamant about not trying it until, one day, Benedict forced me. It took me about thirty or so tries to get up, and I still hated it. I had to learn to jump the wake to even begin enjoying myself (which wasn’t for another year or so).

Well, the bottom line is that Benedict is solely responsible for teaching me, and probably about thirty other kids in the Wilmington area, how to ride a wakeboard. Thanks a lot for getting me addicted to the most expensive sport in the world, you asshole.

Here is some footy of Benedict. There are a few shots from 2003, 2005, and 2007. Just random stuff I had of Robby McFarland’s clone on my computer. Eat it up son.

TA on your iPod

Posted in News with tags , on November 17, 2007 by cheahfest

If you go to the Vimeo site you can download MPEG4 files of TA videos for iTunes and your iPod. The easiest way to get to our videos on Vimeo is the video archive link over there to the right. Cop, son. Oh yeah,  and don’t forget to check out Steven Cherry’s six tricks video on Cheah.

Flock of Seahawks

Posted in Features, Wakeboarding with tags , , , on November 15, 2007 by telepromptedanthems

Back in September, the UNCW Wakeboard Club went to Pennsylvania to compete in a regional qualifier for the Collegiate Nationals. The contest went down the same time as the Wake the Lake contest, so I couldn’t make it, but Nick was on point and filmed pretty much the entire weekend.

Although I wasn’t there, I can pretty much make several assumptions about the trip. They are:

1. Pennsylvania smells bad

2. Pennsylvania has questionable plumbing

3. Tim is scared of the camera

4. According to Corey, girls don’t poop

5. UNCW has a stacked wake team that loves using excessive amounts of profanity

In the end, the Seahawks placed 2nd overall and easily qualified for Nationals in San Diego. They also had some pretty impressive individual results; club president Jon Bryant took 1st Place in the Beginners division, vice-president Tim Boyer placed 2nd in Wakeskate, Nick won the Outlaw division, while Fabian and Justin Sellers took 1st and 2nd in the Pro division, respectively.

What you see below is pretty much a play-by-play of how the weekend went down. If there are little kids around, you might want to tell them to put on the earmuffs.

A Blast from the Past

Posted in Old School, Wakeboarding with tags , , on November 12, 2007 by telepromptedanthems

On Friday, Brandon Graham came up to hang out and go to the Bright Eyes show in Winston Salem (As a side note, Bright Eyes totally sucks live; don’t even bother). If you’re unfamiliar with the name Brandon Graham, he was quite the wakeboarder for many years, and he still would be had he not spent the past few years recovering from his second blown knee. We talked shop for a while and he mentioned that he would like to start riding a bit more next year. Naturally, I then told him he was expected to come out and get some shots for the movie.

Our conversation prompted me to break out this clip, which was part of a school project I did my senior year. It was shot mostly in the summer of 2004, a year before Brandon’s second knee injury. I realize how ironic it is that we’re classifying a three year old video “old school,” but whatever. Just watch it. BG’s a ripper and if you happen to see him on the street, tell him to get his act in gear and start wakeboarding more in 2008.

In more current movie news, Nick and I have been kicking around some possible names for the video and capturing footage like crazy. We’ve got several trips planned for the next few months, and we’ll keep you guys posted as things come together.

Go Wolfpack!

Wanted: Friends

Posted in News with tags , , on November 5, 2007 by telepromptedanthems

Hey, we have a Myspace page. So do our ego a favor and add us as your friend. We pretty much determine our self worth by how many Myspace friends we have, and it ain’t lookin’ so pretty right now. Act fast and you might make it to our “Top Friends” section! Look, there’s even a convenient little link!