The B Movie: Signing, Giveaway & Premiere at Burton Store

It’s that time, again. Time to get excited for the temperatures to get (a tad) chillier and the snow rain to fall – just because we know the rain is snow where we go. Yeah. This is L.A., home of the Mountain High or Bear Mountain park punks and Mammoth Mountain weekend warriors. I’m one of the latter and so unlike those in Mammoth or many other actual resort towns, get to peep an event hosted by corporate heavyweight snowboard company Burton. It’s events like this that will work until the year I grow some ovaries, quit my job and head for the mountains to bus tables, work as a liftie and snowboard during all my free time. I’ll get back to you on that.

In the meantime, or rather – tonight – head to the Burton Flagship Store on Melrose for the Los Angeles premiere of The B Movie. It’s not B as in low-budget (Burton?! Low budget?!) but my best guess is for “Burton.” On hand will be the Burton Riding Team like Terje Haakonsen, Jeremy Jones, Jussi Oksanen and Hannah Teter (YAY), so bring your posters and snowboards for signage.

Live music, food and drinks will be provided. Transworld Snowboarding Mag will also be giving away a Burton Hero 152 (yeah – that’s a longboard for me) but it’s signed by a handful of the team and it comes with a complete outerwear kit of your choice, including boot, binding, pant, jacket, goggle, glove and hat/helmet!! So while you’re there, be sure to enter for your chance to win.

There’s also an after-party at the nearby Spanish Kitchen down La Cienega so if it fits your fancy, afterwards you can canoodle with team riders or fellow weekend warriors. 😉 See you tonight.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Autograph Signing: 6:30 – 7:30 PM
Movie Premiere: 8 PM

RSVP: [email protected]

Burton Snowboards Flagship Store
8175 Melrose Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90046
More info: 323.370.1777

After Party (21+ only):
The Spanish Kitchen
826 North LaCienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069

Austin, Here We Come

As a result of all the road trips I’ve taken with my family back in the day, there are only 11 states in the U.S. that I’ve never physically stepped foot in. Texas is one of them. And of all the cities in Texas to visit, I hear Austin is the one to try. The Live Music Capital of the World®, they say.


I feel pretty lucky to live in a city where I can hear lots of live music acts – and the abundance of shows that I’d actually like to see here is way more than I can conscientiously demand of my wallet (yeah, I have to do that thang called “prioritizing”). So I’ll take that live music capital title with a grain of salt, the same way I’m sure surfers are content to session outside Huntington Beach, CA, which was recently trademarked Surf City USA®.

We’ll find a show in Austin to crash, somehow. We’re just happy to be along for the ride and it would be a nice perk if we can make it happen.

It’s been about a year since I’ve attended one of Tim’s film premieres, and I couldn’t imagine a better scenario. Seventh Moon is premiering at the Fantastic Fest, a “science-fiction, fantasy, horror, animation, crime, Asian and all around badass cinema”-themed film festival held in Austin. Tim (my schoolmate and friend of almost 11 years) is co-starring opposite Amy Smart in the movie and together, they play newlyweds on their honeymoon in China. Of course, this is where everything goes awry during a Chinese holiday, and supernatural forces are out to work their terror on them.

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