Friday, April 30, 2010

Flare Chop A Duck

Lance Dalgart & Jai Tanju have published a limited run of 50 'Flare Chop a Duck'  Tim Brauch photo retrospective book. Its really a special book containing 37  full color Brauch photos from the archives of Lance and Jai. Cover art by Jason Adams, heading by Chet Childress.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

2009 Tim Bruach Memorial Contest Photos.

Thanks to the hard working crew at World Cup of Skateboarding who bring us multiple skate contests yearly we have the Tim contest here in the SF Bay Area. The 2010 date has been set at Sept 20th at Lake Cunningham Skatepark, save the date!

Here's some of what went down in 2009:

Sunday, April 25, 2010


This first image is a prototype design for before ESTE, Tim, Joel, & Salman wanted to use 'Talon' but that was the name of a car so they chose 'ESTE' instead. The E's are silent and it stands for Salman & Tim. Below is the actual pant tag that was stapled to the jeans. The eagle logo was designed by Keith Meek. 

The Metro Supercharged write up.

You may have already read this write up in the San Jose's Metro paper last week. 
Check it out if you haven't its one of the best we've got for the documentary.

Cool! -Pete

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Highly recomended skateboards out of Monterey California.
See for yourself -
Zarosh had made the Supercharged Eagle Boards for the documentary and I've been a fan ever since...

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

SJ Blank event.

For all those who attended the San Jose event last night "Rite on!" We had a successful Tim Brauch style art /photo/ film show last night. Some folks really came out of the woodworks. I got to meet Steve Douglas of New Deal, that was great. Zarosh busted out some copies of the 1993 Thrasher Magazine with Tim on the cover, that was something else.There were many highlights of the eve; RS2 SOLID SOUND band was on fire, we watched Skate Youth Super-8 film, and the Brauch's were in attendance to name a few. The art and photos of Tim were Solid, I appreciated all the comrodery and artist collective compilation, must of been 10 different artist involved. I'd like to thank them all. We raised over $1,000 last night at the Blank Club. "The future looks bright!" , as Tim would say. Next stop Japan! -Pete To answer your question, the DVD will be available in June.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Supercharged Theme Song

Another solid Brauch add

soundtrack for the documentary

Heres the music that makes this film what it is. Check out these bands I included in the documentary:

The Muffs
Los Olvidados
Johnny Manak & the Depressives
Odd Numbers
Street Score
Talky Tina
Los Olvidados
Clay Wheels
the Faction
Sleep Talks
Tommy Guerrero
Nervous Tics
Parchman Farm
Hot Lunch
Young Offenders
Whiskey Sunday
High & Tight

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Metro Magazine write up this week

FOR what seems like an epoch, the city of San Jose has thrived as a skateboard mecca. People from all over the world have flocked here to congregate and shred. Folks like Steve Caballero and Rick Blackheart originally helped make the city's scene famous decades ago.
In 1999, a more recent legend, Tim "Beans" Brauch, passed away unexpectedly from a sudden cardiac arrest. Part of a new generation that preserved San Jose's rep as a skating capital, he was the best in the world when he died at 25, and he left a legacy that is only getting stronger as each year goes by.
Last year, filmmaker Pete Koff debuted a documentary on Brauch, titled, Supercharged: The Life and Times of Tim Brauch. It features numerous interviews with friends and family, unseen footage of Brauch skateboarding, stories of world travel and an exploration of the legend he left behind. The dude literally had friends across the globe.
Next Tuesday, a high-octane fundraising hoedown will explode at the Blank Club, an institution frequented by many of Brauch's fellow skaters and drinking friends. It will be a four-pronged assault on the senses: (1) Brand new footage from the upcoming DVD release will project on the wall for at least half an hour; (2) an art show including work by Jai Tanju, Lance Dalgart and Aaron Jones will grace the other walls; (3) Supercharged Eagle custom skateboards will be raffled off; and (4) a performance by RS2 Solid Sound will rock the house.
According to anyone who was close to Brauch, he made friends very easily. He was just an all-round likeable dude.
"As good as he was on the board, he was a thousand times better as a person and a friend," Tanju told me last year. "He had this infectious laugh and a slightly mischievous way to have a good time that made you want to jump on whatever boat he was on."
The stories are endless, as Brauch crisscrossed the globe and befriended skateboarders on several continents. His influence was long-lasting. There's even a pub in Australia with his personalized mug.
"He was always traveling to far-off places," Tanju said. "Germany for a demo, Japan for a contest, Spain for a tour, and so on. Towards the end, it seemed like he was always traveling alone, which he didn't mind because to him it was all an adventure. What would happen? Who would he meet this time? With every trip came stories and a lot of new-found friends. I still meet people from his travels who he made a huge impact on, not as a skater but more a component of fun and friendship."
Longtime San Jose musician and skater Ray Stevens II agreed: "Besides Tim being just an incredible skateboarder, he was just an incredible high-energy person that was just amazing," he said. "Anybody who crossed paths with him caught that. He was seriously the happiest guy I've ever known."
Along with his band RS2 Solid Sound, Stevens helped organize much of the music for Supercharged, including the theme song, which goes a little something like this: "Tim Brauch we'll remember to live each day like you did/ The smile on your face, your style and your grace/ The legacy you left we'll never forget."
All of the folks in RS2 Solid Sound were either friends of Tim's, they knew of him, or are skaters themselves. Other bands featured in the movie include local '80s skate punk heroes The Faction and Los Olvidados, plus more recent bands like the Shitkickers. "Basically, just a lot of the local music Tim liked," said Stevens.
In just the time since the film debuted last year, there have been new custom Supercharged decks, T-shirts and sweatshirts. The film went on to premiere in several other cities, with the DVD to be released in a few months.
"We just want to make sure people remember Tim," said Stevens. "And I just want to do everything I can, musicwise, to at least represent that. As much as this project was great to work on, it's also really sad because we miss him a lot. Hopefully this movie will end up on PBS or somewhere where kids can really learn about him. Pete went a long way to make sure there wasn't too much cussing or stories about partying or whatever. Because Tim is a legend. He really is."
SUPERCHARGED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF TIM BRAUCH  -DVD bonus footage screens Tuesday, April 13, at 8pm at the Blank Club, 44 S. Almaden Ave., San Jose. Tickets are $8; 408.29.BLANK.