Who the Hell is Awesome Totally Awesome
Lean a little closer . . .
First of all, whatever brought you here, thank you for visiting our site. Hopefully you’ll come back and keep coming back, because we feel like there is nothing quite like Awesome Totally Awesome (ATA), anywhere.
We are a collaboration of individuals from all different backgrounds, ages, interests, and upbringings who have come together to create ATA.
While the impetus for ATA is now, much of its soul was born in the summer of ’90.
Summer of ’90
Much of the summer of ’90 was spent with good friends watching and rewatching classic movies (like Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Caddyshack, Say Anything, Animal House, and Better Off Dead); listening to a heavy rotation of Beastie Boys, Jane’s Addiction, Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bad Brains, Van Halen, Public Enemy, Eazy E, and BDP; staying irie, playing hours of Techmo Bowl, hackysacking, cruising on our mountain bikes and skateboards, and checking out whatever rad band would come come to town.
During one of those hazy afternoons, my friend Chris Carlson stated that he wished he could live life like the Beastie Boys—because everything they did was awesome and fun. From their videos to their interviews to their (short lived but awesome) magazine, everything they did really was awesome and fun.
Since none of us have won the lottery, I understand that living life like a rock star in the 90’s is a pipe dream. However, I want ATA to reflect the Summer of ’90 feel. A daily vacation from life’s bullshit where good people like you and assholes like me can go to recharge. Moreover, I want you to help me build an online destination that lauds creativity, spontaneity, laughter, sarcasm, and smiles (with a nice dose of punk fucking rock). A site like this appeals to me (and I’m hoping you). We want ATA to be the place that covers and makes fun of the culture and times we live in.
For example, I am a forty-year old man, who loves streetwear, still gets in the odd circle pit, spends too much time on X Box One, and gets way too excited when Joey Badass drops a new mix tape. That’s a joke in itself. However, we are who we are, and finding the humor in our weirdness is what ATA is about.
We are always on the search for new content.
I believe the most essential element to ATA’s success is the ability to collaborate with talented individuals like yourselves: Artists, writers, photographers, musicians, athletes, video-gamers, superheroes…whatever; I want contributors to embrace who they are and run with it. Fucked up derelicts who can effectively communicate whatever their angry passion is; happy ass, positive vibe, Bob Marley mofos who can make lemonade out of a shit sandwich; in bed by 9:00, straight edge, vegetable eating, math wizards who dress up like Totoro on weekends and have a passion for gangster rap. If you are passionate about something and can communicate it in some way that can be published in ATA then I would love to see it. If you want to be transparent and have the ability to share the comedy of your life in a unique way, please share it. If you want to be private but want to scourge the world with whatever crazy shit your dark soul desires, then do that.
The goal at ATA is to build a Wu Tang Clan of individuals who on their own are fire and collectively form like Voltron.
If you don’t want to contribute directly, but have any ideas or comments about ATA, please let us know here.
If you’d like to contribute as a writer, photographer, or have other creative ideas, please contact us here or at Steve@AwesomeTotallyAwesome.com.
Welcome friends. Stay awhile, check us out. Please come back soon and invite your friends.
One Love Yo,