Last week I had the strangest urge to learn everything I could about the Z Boys and Dogtown. I’ve never been into surfing/skating but have always had a weird affinity for the subculture that accompanies those sports. I found that I had a softspot for Jay Adams. His rough childhood, rise to fame (while adhering to his ideals), and subsequent drug abuse problem really got to me. Fast forward to this exact minute and I find out that he died on August 14th from a heart attack while on a surfing trip to Mexico at the age of 53. What a strange coincidence…
- F. Scott Fitzgerald (via man-of-prose)
- Aldous Huxley (via singingovertheboness)
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- Keith Miller (via quotethat)
- black cadillacs | modest mouse (via sentimental-geek)
I guess I can name my future daughter Madison now…