CMWC 1997 -Barcelona

Jan 28 2016

cmwc97A

cmwc97B copy

“Hi there,

this is Haps from Landlords Strava team & Mutants Crew.

The local messenger company found this one the other day – it is in
Catalan – maybe you like it.

best”

So there’s a big story in here where Dan Lord, Lew Blum, Fuzzy, Stago, and I think Speed flew somewhere and rode bikes to Barcelona for the CMWC. That should be a huge landlords story. That’s where the connection to RK and Crank happened to put it in perspective.

Here’s my not so relevant story:

I lived in Barcelona for most of the summer before I moved to Germantown in 2008. We had a pretty fresh apartment. If you live in Manhattan you can get the nicest apartment swaps.

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I have cool memories of going downstairs, getting an espresso for a Euro at the café, getting a Bicing out of the lock up thing, doing tags on both side of the wheel guard and then rolling down La Rambla to the beach-

smoking tight spliffs with IRAK torsions on my feet.

Or the Lacoste fake Stan Smiths.

I made a photo book/zine about it. After we finished Landlords I knocked it out real fast. I self published one copy. It was kind of the end of the Duffed Out blog.

Duffed Out was a NYC blog.

Landlords is Worldwide.

Landlord Gary Knight told me he thought the most dickhead collector thing to do would be to make one copy of a book about something and then keep it for yourself, only tell people about it, and refuse to show anyone when they ask.

So I got there pretty much.

I guess there was one viewing-At the ICY signshop in West Philly during the Love Letter project. I think the only people to see it were Gary Knight, D Lord, Lew Blum, Suroc and On the Go Ari. I’m not sure if Steve looked at it.

SO it was very exclusive.

haha.

(I’m thinking Boston Mike might have glanced at it.)