Regardless is the last completed video from Brandon Negrete. Released in 2011, it features sections from skaters like Chris Haffey, John Bolino, Jeff Stockwell, Erik Bailey, Chris Dafick, Kruise Sapstein, and others. In this episode, host Brian Krans leads you through its soundtrack with music from artists such as Black Sabbath, Sleep, Dick Dale, Annihilation Nation, The Jacuzzi Boys, The Godz, The Dirty Beaches, and more. #ForeverNegrete

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Direct download: RTP_Regardless.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:47am PDT
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Tony Watt is an American journalist, fiction writer, and book character. He and host Brian Krans covered crime and courts for a Midwest newspaper for three years, so when they plug in their mics they talk about making it as a journalist in the 21st century, what’s important when visiting Northern California, and whether it’s worth it.  To support the podcast, please shop at rocktownpress.com.

Direct download: RTP_TonyWatt.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:58pm PDT
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#30: Jay Cottrell

Jay Cottrell, or Young OG as he’d prefer to be known, is an oddball in the blade game and we love him because of it. Off-mic and on blades, Jay is always about ad-libbing and just spitting out hilarious bits about fat women and his dreams to own his own hog farm. On the podcast, he’s more reserved, talking about how Harriet the Spy became sexy, his ancestor that snogged Martha Washington, and getting stabbed in the face by Rutgers students. We also determined that there’s a good possibility Jay was the one I threw down a flight of stairs at a book release party.

Direct download: RTP_JaysCottrell.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:30am PDT
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#29: Blade Video DJ: the ONE Video

A soundtrack can make or break a blade video. This new series appreciations for the songs that made good skate videos all that much better, starting with No. ONE.

Directed by Conner O'Brien and released in 2009, the ONE Video contains music by artists such as LCD Soundsystem, Eagles of Death Metal, P.O.S., Saul Williams and more.

If you'd like to nominate a skate video's soundtrack, tweet your recommendations to @citizenkrans.

This episode is dedicated to the memory of Dean Johnson. 

Direct download: RTP_Music_ONEVideo.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 9:14am PDT
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#28: Jose Fuentes

Jose Fuentes is credited as the 3D animator for the 2010 anti-masterpiece ‘Birdemic: Shock and Terror,’ designed Blading the Game, created BladeorDie.com, and is dedicated crew member at the Blading Cup.

Check out his work at Jose-F.com

This podcast was recorded in the Rock Town Garage on Oct. 4, 2015.

Music by The Afterdarks.

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Direct download: RTP_JoseFuentes.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 3:06pm PDT
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#27: The Oakland Blade Jam

The Oakland Blade Jam was a community event and skating competition held Sept. 19 at Town Park in West Oakland. This episode features interviews and commentary with Matt Mickey, Michael “Obe” Obedoza, Megan Petersen, Ivan Narez, Erick Garcia, Gene Steagall, and Kennan Scott, the MC with a Masters Degree.

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Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_OBJ15.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:07pm PDT
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Building stuff is fun. Host Brian Krans talks to himself about scrounging for materials for his home rail box on Craigslist free ads, how the details make the difference, and making new mistakes.

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Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_BuildinBladeStuff.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 1:33am PDT
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#25: Monday Night Shred

Hello, sports fans!

For this episode, we take you out to Monday Night Shred in Union City—orchestrated by Wolves Den and Death Squad—for their tournament of champions. We’ll bring you play-by-play and in-depth commentary and more as three veteran rollerblading competition spectators decompress back at the Rock Town Garage.

Strap into your seats here, people, because if you’re not buckled up, the battle for the belt will blow your blades off.

In order of appearance: Joey Augustin, MC Challe Walle, Jeff Asi, Stephen “White Wolf” Babcock, Bryce Bonn, and Matt Bolger.  

Check out Wolves Den at wdnation.com.

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Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_MNS.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 8:55am PDT
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#24: Bruce Bales and the Roller Hockey Dream Team

Bruce Bales is a rollerblader, photographer, videographer, and host of the Iowa River Rumble.

We talk about the zen art of blade maintenance, rollerblading as an art form, working for free, and drafting the USA vs. Canada Aggressive Roller Hockey Dream Teams.

You can check out some of Bruce’s work at vimeo.com/deft. Follow him as @D_E_F_T
Cover art by Joshua Cullen Photography.

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Intro music is “Devils Poker” and the outro music is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks.

Direct download: RTP_BruceBales.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 1:46pm PDT
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#23: Bfree, Omezzy, and the Oakland Blade Jam

Brian Freeman and Omar Onitveros run the Oakland Blade Jam, which returns to Town Park on Sept. 19. We talked about the upcoming contest, the rich history of competitions in the Bay Area, recruiting new bladers with skate demos, and more.

Please hashtag responsibility: #OaklandBladeJam2015

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Intro is “Devils Poker” and outro is “I Ain’t Dead Yet,” both by The Afterdarks. Music on the break was a segment of “Bay to L.A.” by the Grouch.

Direct download: RTP_OaklandBladeJam.mp3
Category:Blader Digest -- posted at: 11:28am PDT
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