“The notion that skateboarding needs a critic is, of course, absurd. Skateboarding speaks for itself, and doesn’t need a commentator. With Instagram, however, when we post skateboarding clips, we are, even if subconsciously, looking for feedback, or approval.”
As a musician who lovingly imbues the conventions of country and folk with Yorkshire-based nuance, The Tandem Café in Meanwood is perhaps the most fitting venue for a Serious Sam Barrett gig…
“The two tricks in that video on the Lloyds hubba in Leeds were after a bottle of wine and a can or two of Stella. Not sure how I pulled that one off as I was having trouble ollieing down two steps when we got to the spot.”
(Featured: Welcome Skate Store blog, 15/6/2015. Intro by Josh Hallett, interview by Farran Golding, photography by Reece Leung & videos courtesy of Skateboard Café & Rich Smith.) When he first moved to Leeds, I didn’t really know him. He was just a dude that skated around Hyde Park in a beanie. One of many. TheContinue reading “Catching Up with Mike Arnold”
“When I first moved up to New York I skated with Rob Gonyon a lot because he rides for 5Boro and he’s from Queens. This whole Bronze thing started before I even knew it was Bronze. We finished Join Or Die in 2011 and Tombo didn’t want to film VX, he wanted to start doing a HD thing and Peter had a HD camera and we just filmed a few things.
“Morrissey and skateboarding has been somewhat of a love affair over the years. Many a skateboarder, be it professional or everyday will have some varying degree of love for the man and with numerous productions over the years have seen his vocals, be it with the Smiths or solo, accompany a video part.”
“In a world where you can witness a seventeen year old dive down a handrail, a true purveyor of style would obviously rather watch Gino push… Or Brenna sit, smoke and complain.”