Check out my piece that was posted on Baltimore Fishbowl yesterday about my exploits as a bad ass little girl on the westsiddddee aka Salt Lake City. Checka checka check it out! (Yes I’m channeling my inner Tribe Called Quest)!
I love when something I wonder about is explored. I’m a Marylander by birth and a resident of Baltimore for the past 9 years. Every summer I’ve noticed the biker boys running around the city. I used to be so irritated like ‘yo, why are you blocking traffic on a green light son!?!’ My b.f. really opened my eyes telling me that if the city invested in building tracks or skate parks, etc these kids would have a place to ride off the streets. He also posed the idea that these boys aren’t in the country so they can’t go ATVing in a clearing somewhere. I never thought of it this way and after what he said I relaxed my judgey perspective but was still curious about a day in the life of one of these kids which is where 12 O’Clock Boys enters. I can’t wait to see the movie and share with my family and friends. Looks like quality story telling. Check out the website so you can peep the trailer.
Directed by Lotfy Nathan The 12 O’CLOCK BOYS are a notorious urban dirt bike pack in Baltimore – popping wheelies and weaving at excessive speeds through traffic, the group impressively evades the hamstrung police. In Lotfy Nathan’s wild, dynamic documentary (three years in the making), their stunning antics are envisioned through the eyes of young adolescent Pug – a bright kid from the Westside obsessed with the riders and willing to do anything to join their ranks. Premiering to critical acclaim at the SXSW and Hot Docs Film Festivals (where Nathan won the HBO Emerging Artist Award), 12 O’CLOCK BOYS provides a compelling and intimate personal story of a young boy and his dangerous, thrilling dream.
This is adorable. If a Friday night date transitions into a Saturday morning (and you’re actually awake at 10AM) go see a classic kids movie for only $5 & then hit brunch around the corner at Shoo-Fly Diner.
I’ve never seen Big; now I get to see it on the big screen. This is such a great idea!
Train tracks on a rainy day. Ridin the rails gives that VIP vibe, like you’re allowed to witness what’s happening backstage: piles of twisted metal, unattached rail cars, a parked car in a far corner of an otherwise empty parking lot, wilted Christmas wreath-it’s sodden red bow sagging, brackish swamps dotted with emaciated blackened spiked tree trunks, muddy waters by a riverbank , colorful graffiti like strung lights between each station…Have I mentioned, I adore riding the train? So happy the MARC runs on weekends now.