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Chrome Ball Interview #133: Jason Lee

Conducted July, 2019.  So talk to me about growing up in Huntington Beach as a skateboarder. I feel like the beginning of all this is probably the easiest place to start. Well, my brother, James, and I got plastic department store skateboards in 1977. We tooled around on those for a bit. But at that age, whenever you get a plastic skateboard, you don’t really consider yourself as much a “skateboarder” as you do a kid with a cool new toy to roll around on. Because we were also into BMX racing and riding dirtbikes, too. A pretty typical Southern California upbringing in the 70’s. I ended getting another store-bought skateboard a little later on, a Variflex. It had the...

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Tobin Yelland Photo Series

"Being photographed by Tobin, you knew it was going to be good, and different. His was always a positive and encouraging and creative energy. An artist from day 1." - Jason Lee"I've always loved shooting photos with Tobin Yelland. He'll quietly blend into a session, skate with you a bit to break the ice, offer you just the right amount of encouragement, and then capture the most magical photos/moments without you barely noticing. His shots are always timed perfectly, and they all have a raw quality to them that is uniquely Tobin." - Chris Pastras Jason's image graced the cover of Transworld Skateboarding in 1994, and the photo of Chris Pastras is a Union Square, S.F. night photo from 1996. Visit TobinYelland.com to...

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Stereo / Film Photographic Jason Lee photo boards

CLICK HERE TO ORDER NOW A COMMUNITY FOR FILM FilmPhotographic.com Film Photographic was created by Stereo co-owner, actor, skateboarder & photographer Jason Lee to connect people with a passion for film photography via Instagram @filmphotographic. USE #FILMPHOTOGRAPHIC ON YOUR FILM PHOTOS to help grow the FP communityFP Shirts and Pins available on www.FilmPhotographic.com

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Lee, Pastras, Peterson & Saiz Art Event

Great video recap of the group art show at The Social List & Port. Thanks primewood.la, The Quiet Life & Pizza Port Brewing Co. Special thanks goes out to Steve Saiz for putting it all together, and Thanks LBC! Jason Lee, Chris Pastras, Clint Peterson & Steve Saiz art event - at The Social List / Port in Long Beach, California. June 29th 2016   Painting by Steve SaizArt by Steve Saiz Clint PetersonArt by Clint PetersonPainting by Steve SaizPainting by Steve Saiz Mister Rogers by Clint PetersonClint PetersonClint PetersonChris PastrasPainting by Steve SaizJack Nicholson by Clint PetersonFilm Photography by Jason LeeJason Lee - Stereo Co-Owner and Co-Founder Steve SaizChris "Dune" Pastras - Stereo Co-Owner and Co-Founder"this place is fucked..." by Chris Pastras Photos...

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Adventures In Stereo: Atlanta

Stereo Sound Agency Presents: Adventures in Stereo: Atlanta Stereo Skateboards co-founders and owners Jason Lee & Chris Pastras take a trip to Atlanta, Georgia for an Adventure in Stereo. "Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life..." For myself, that's been skateboarding and the culture that surrounds it. I often don't notice I haven't taken a day away from my computer or off my board in 2-3 weeks, sometimes more. For me, "working for the weekend" doesn't exist. This is it, this is me, and I love it. The MailChimp crew rules, and Atlanta has so much soul and history... I was in awe and inspired just rolling through the streets. Special thanks to Calvin...

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Tincan Folklore on Hellaclips.com!

Stereo Skateboards FULL video "Tincan Folklore" on hellaclips.com for 3 days! Our friends at HellaClips.com have made our film "Tincan Folklore" (1995) available at the new #HellaclipsApp and the hellaclips.com website May 25 Wednesday-Friday / Get their free app now. Signed DVD Boxsets available here.  https://www.hellaclips.com/video/stereo-skateboards-tincan-folklore-1996/    

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Coffee Hour with Jason Lee & Chris Pastras

Jason and I were invited to visit MailChimp.com in Atlanta Georgia and join them for a "Coffee Hour" lecture and Q & A for about 100 employees and a few hundred more watching via live stream from their desks. When we first got asked to do this lecture, I was utterly intimidated... What would we talk about? What if we sucked? What if what we said had no meaning? There is always some level of fear in everything I do in front of a camera or an audience. But I think the key is to reign in that fear and turn it into a focused motivation. And in all the fearful chatter in my mind I arrived at a super...

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Stereophonic Sound Vol 28: Classic Jason Lee, Pastras, Hoffart and Love.

For episode 28 we visit Chris Pastras’ local curb spot for some slappies, and then we go Diggin’ in the Crates to 2003 with some CLASSIC footage of co-captains Jason Lee and Pastras skating Steve Berra’s old skatepark (pre-Berrics). This was one of the early sessions when the boys were first bringing back the Stereo brand! Extra special thanks to Nate Van Dusen for capturing the moment. "Skating again in 2003, after being away from it for 8 years, was like being born again. I had no idea how much I missed it until I was back on a board. And then Chris and I started skating together again. It was an incredibly exciting time, and it only made sense to...

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Stereophonic Sound Volume 27: Coach Frank & Tommy Fynn

Coach Frank takes over Stereophonic Sound Volume 27! With this episode we dig into a Classic as the best skateboard coach in the business visits the Stereo office and "top notch" training facility. Recent Coach Frank graduate Tommy Fynn takes to the streets. Git Git Git Out There!! Coach Frank footage courtesy of the Stereo Archive and Tommy Fynn footage filmed by Pedro Dylon. Edited by Mark SpencerMotion Graphics by Mark SpencerProduced by Chris Pastras"Sexy Coffee Pot"By Tony Alvon & The BelairsFrom the album "Soft Opening"1969, Atlantic Recordsatlanticrecords.comMusic Supervision by Matt FleegerCheck out the Stereo site now!www.StereoSoundAgency.comwww.facebook.com/StereoSkateboardsInstagram: @StereoSkateboards #StereoSince92 #StereoSkateboards #StereophonicSoundSUBSCRIBE to RIDE: http://bit.ly/HZ9DauLike RIDE on FACEBOOK: http://facebook.com/ridechannelFollow RIDE on INSTAGRAM: http://instagram.com/ridechannelFollow RIDE on TWITTER: http://twitter.com/ridechannelCheck out the RIDE WEBSITE:...

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OAKTOPIA Music Fest in Denton, Texas!

OAKTOPIA Music Fest in Denton, Texas! By Ron Rauto Stereo was a headline sponsor for Oaktopia Music Fest in Denton, Texas. We stopped by Jason Lee's farm to rip around the pasture on vintage dirt bikes and join him for a 3-day music festival deep in the heart of Texas.  Jason clipping the grass on his 1971 Triumph scrambler. The Norman Roscoe Pop-up Shop on the Denton square featured live Stereo shirt screenprinting and was stocked up with awesome goods from Stereo, Richer Poorer socks, Monster Children, Field Notes journals, shirts and more. Denton is home to The University of North Texas (UNT) which is a top music school in the country and known for the jazz studies department. The Stereo "Listen to Coltrane" shirts...

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