25.02.11 by Jeff

Fun with rolling papers

This video pretty much sums up the vibe of POW WOW. “Rizzling” is the lost art of spinning rolling papers on your finger.

fun with rolling papers rizzling rizla

Watch the video below!

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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  • oh my! looks like a blast!

  • haha lovely the spirit!

    • Yaeh really good vibrations!

  • love the chair jump

  • Benbenbenbenbenbenben

    I laughed soooo fucking hard the whole entire time!

  • Thats probably the best way to start off my morning, thanks for the laughs!

  • Great performance !

  • hen

    This made my morning!

  • never seen that b4 .it’s pretty cool :)

  • Walker

    hey, what song is playing in the background?

    • The Salmon Dance by Chemical Bros (Crookers Wow Remix)

  • Man, that’s a sick beat.

  • lapetitefaon

    bwahahah whaaaaaat?! at a loss

  • Post script, congrats on this being the 420th page of Booooooom! ever!

  • Charlie

    It occurred to me recently that of late I’ve been going weeks without even thinking of looking at Booooooom, this after years of visiting daily and re-checking as frequently as I would re-check my email. The reason for this change, I think, is a change in the site itself, and this post seems to me a good example of that.

    It seems to me that the site used to have a very simple and more pleasing approach, what I’d say set it apart from most other sites of a similar focus and what possibly made it popular in the first place, and that was you’d have just have a link to an artist’s site and then a selection of their work, and the next post would be the same, and the post after that would be the same. There was little to no commentary, you just saw a sample of an artist and a link to where you could see more if interested. There was the occasional departure from this but it seemed that such departures would always take a backseat to the artist posts, which were undeniably the chief concern of the site.

    It was for this reason that I liked Booooooom over every one of the blogs in the ‘Friends’ link list to the side, and what I’d say set the site apart from so many other blogs concerns with similar art. Now, however, it feels like Booooooom has become interchangeable with many of those on that link list.

    These days it feels like the posts sharing new artists have taken a backseat to what one might describe as “diary posts” (although not entirely fitting a description, it works enough), with the constant holiday snapshots and the giveaways and the events coverage and the news stories, etc. The artist posts still exist, yes, but they seem like an afterthought now.

    The site has always been the work of one man (perhaps I’m mistaken on that point…) but it never felt like the work of one man until now. When I visit the site now it feels basically like one man’s journal – an art-concerned man, sure, but still a journal, along the lines of Kitsune Noir/The Fox is Black, I think that’s my basic point.

    I really didn’t mean to type so much, and this comments section probably isn’t the right venue for such talk, but I really wonder if I’m not alone in these thoughts. It could very well just be me, I’m thinking…

    Also, I don’t mean to come off as whiny and ungrateful either (though I think my wording surely has that tone), I’m not trying to put the site down at all. I’ve found Booooooom incredibly useful over the years and it’s really a wonderful site all in all. But things change, directions and approaches change over time, perhaps that’s natural, and I guess I’m just wondering if anyone else has felt a kind of change in focus with the site, perhaps away from what they originally came to love about the site, something like that… Has this ever been discussed before?

    • hey there Charlie – appreciate the feedback. lately i have been posting about my trip to Hawaii but outside of that the majority of the postings are literally the same as they have been for more than two years. An artist’s name and a selection of their work. yes i am still running this site alone so it helps to have feedback from people who have followed it for a long time. i will do my best to make sure highlighting artwork remains the first priority. appreciate your comments.


      • Charlie

        Thanks for the reply. I have to say though, I was really being an overly critical dick, I was in a complaining mood (a no-good habit I fall into to avoid doing work myself, I think) and I was actually coming back to say that after a little more thought. The ‘change’ I was talking about is really down my own changing tastes, I’ve come to see now after a little more consideration, I think that’s actually all I’m finding. You are most likely right when you say there’s been little change in the site’s approach.

        The post I made was rather off-hand, I hadn’t thought it through so much, and so no one should pay it any real mind.

        I must say now, some positivity to try to correct my whining before, that Booooooom truly is and has been a wonderful site over the years. I should not have been so flippant in my commenting before, I really do apologise for that. For me, personally, the site has it has been a tremendously helpful and motivating force, putting me in touch with many artists I surely would never have known otherwise. It is a really truly great thing you’ve put together here.

        All the best to you.

      • i actually feel the same way as you about many journal-style blogs and for this reason i keep most of my personal life off of the site except in the case of events that i am involved in. the community here is not something i take for granted and appreciate everyone who has been following along. i am doing my best to continue to provide a positive place for people to come and be inspired. i appreciate your thoughtful messages, charlie. cheers

  • Tan

    Jeff, incredible video you produced to capture the wild adventures in “Rizzling”. Zig Zags are better unburned!

  • fun times! so good, thanks for sharing!

  • Miharu

    I often feel that there needs to be a face to a blog, so I see absolutely no harm in posting the more personal aspects of your art life. and this video was awesome! how exactly are they doing that? It reminds me of the Spongebob episode with the piece of paper. Looks magic.

    • pretty much just pinch the corners of the paper and you’re good to go

      • don’t give out rizzling jedi’s secret techinique on blogs!
        it takes million jedi years to master this move.

        HAHAHA! coming soon to your nearest 7/11 and AM/PM markets.


      • hahahahha suitmaaaaan i miss you brotha

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  • Ben Y

    I kept doing this for ages once I learned how.

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  • never laughed so hard in my life. i love you jeff please come back to hawaii again soon please.

    • my life’s goal is to be there every year for the rest of my life! haha

  • Alicks (Alex) Renee

    I couldn’t stop laughing this whole time! I was thinking to myself, what must they have been doing right before, or were going to do right after the discovery of rizzling. Never seen this in my life. Then reading through the comments, my question was answered. Zig Zag sheets…..of course. hahaha

  • Alicks (Alex) Renee

    forgive my shameful idiocracy. lol

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