Arne Backstrom professional freeskier killed in accident

Arne Backstrom Killed Freeskier Arne Backstrom picture via Freeskier.com

Freeskier reports:

Freeskier has learned of an immeasurable loss to the skiing community. We have confirmed that Arne Backstrom, perennial freeskiing pro, 29, has passed after a big mountain fall.

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Robert Ham: Dispatch From Sasquatch (Days Two & Three)

My intention was to have regular updates from the Sasquatch Festival up on the site while the festival was going on, but the Internet service at the event had other ideas. I conceded defeat quickly and decided to instead spend my time concentrating on the almost overwhelming amount of music at my disposal.

I think I made the right decision as almost every one of the bands and performers that I saw on Sunday and Monday hit their marks with deadly accuracy, leaving the often-overflowing crowds ravenous for more.

Hop In The Dark Cascadian Dark Ale with Artwork by Casey Burns

 

This Cascadian Dark Ale from Deschutes Brewery is available May through September and should be available wherever you normally pick up your 22 ouncers.. The bottle has a striking design by Portland artist, Casey Burns - here's his story:

Guest Post Robert Ham - Dispatch From Sasquatch (Day One)

Sasquatch Festival 2010 Nurses Nurses - Photo: Chona Kasinger/Seattlepi.com

If anyone had any questions about the commercial potential of the roughly drawn http://www.bravelydone.com/wp-admin/post.php?action=edit&post=301genre known as indie, they would easily be put to rest when looking over the sea of thousands of shirtless men, tattooed young women, and gents in bear suits populating the grounds of the Gorge Amphitheatre this weekend.

Guest Post: Robert Ham - Album Review: Tobacco - Maniac Meat (Anticon)

Tobacco
Of his solo material, Tom Fec - or Tobacco as he's known here and on the albums he has produced with his band Black Moth Super Rainbow - has said, "I want to make you feel paranoid in a good way." While it sounds like he's suggesting smoking something other than tobacco, you won't need any psychotropics to achieve the mixture of joy and creeping dread

Toro Y Moi - Blessa Track

Today's MP3 Monday tune, Blessa, comes from Toro Y Moi. Get the MP3 after the jump.

Tyler Martin rocks a Deschutes branded skateboard

Tyler Martin, Skateboarder, Deschutes Brewery, Dana Mackenzie

Pro skateboarder Tyler Martin giving a Dana Mackenzie Deschutes skateboard a pounding. Check out Dana's work and more board designs here.

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