Compared to the last 2 years where I’ve run these year in review posts, 2022 was a bit of a strange one. The vast variety of blog posts that I was posting in the 2 years prior slowed down a bunch this year. That didn’t mean there was nothing happening here on the blog though. Some months were slower than others, but I was always determined to be working on something – here’s a breakdown of what we got up to this year.
January & February
- Warwickshire born and bred George Horler kicked off the year in fine form by putting out a short part featuring local Cov & Leamington spots for his sponsors over at Scottish board merchants Garden Skateboards.
- If you like Video Games, I did a SkaterXL video thing in January – Fractured Mind is a video part containing some rad virtual skateboarding if that’s your bag.
- Synergy Volume 4 started February off with high speed antics fast enough for Daytona raceway.
- Skateboarding games are back baby. OlliOlli World came out in February and I gave it glowing praise in my review.
- We celebrated Valentine’s Day the only way we know how: a montage of Chris Mander’s sexy backside disaster variations from over the years.
March & April
- March was a quiet one. Although notably I called out Jordan Thackeray’s Pre-Op part as being worth a watch.
- March was quiet because it was spent out and about filming all manner of footage for Synergy Volume 5. See you next time, Space Cowboy.
- The Summer months were busy for The Terrible Company. Kicking things off with an ode to everyone’s favourite street transition: Walsgrave Fountain.
- Trans Rights are Human Rights. Nuff said.
- The illusive Video roundup made a return for some rad mid-summer clips from the Internet.
June, July & August
- I wrote up an editorial piece about the future of Bournbrook DIY. Luckily it seems to be safe, for now.
- Oof. June was a bad month for me. My dad passed away on the 27th of June, and I wrote up a few words about his impact on me. Things went real quiet after this.
- I was commissioned to make a short promo for Warwick District Council in July – COMMONWEALTH was screened live in the middle of Leamington during the Commonwealth Games.
- Synergy Volume 6 arrived, teasing the terrifying future of The Terrible Company.
- Our full length film Ghostface neared completion, and I wrote some sentimental words about its production.
- Skateboarding Games are back again baby. I wrote a review for Session.
- This was a big month for us. Ghostface was celebrated all up on and off the blog, starting with a few little interviews with some of the lads involved.
- Ghostface premiered at a rad event held at Fargo Village in Coventry, in collaboration with Project No. 5 and Just Dropped In.
- Ghostface was published here on the blog in time for Halloween. If you haven’t watched it yet please watch it.
- After Halloween, the Christmas ads start up. John Lewis made a good one this year.
- Skateboarding Games are back, baby. Except some of them are maybe too hard. I wrote some guff about that.
- The Video Roundup made a very erratic and surprising return to break down some more videos from the internet.
- People who run skateboard companies gotta stop acting so damn unhinged. Especially Mikey Alfred.
- Listen, December was incredibly quiet here because it was far too cold and everyone was ill. Also I was busy at work because we released a video game about street racing that featured a huge partnership with Palace Skateboards. If you haven’t played NFS Unbound yet, please go and play it.
- Our mate Ben Dixon put out his first video SHOOK, and it’s really good.
- I just don’t think you should be eligible for Skater Of The Year if you already won it in a previous year, ya know?
So that concludes 2022. A weird, shitty, great, awful, fantastic year. Next year is a really special one, as 2023 marks the 20th anniversary of The Terrible Company. Logic should tell you that 2023 might be more eventful than 2022, but I ain’t promising anything. See you in the new year.
Leave a Reply