Wow, that was a hell of an update Josh laid on us. He is right about Jamie being an innovator, he definately made alot of kids want to skate and that’s a good thing. But enough about Jamie, he’s probably blushing so we should just leave him alone. But seriously though, we all owe him a big hug. Thanks Jamie.
I woke up today to find a new houseguest peeking into my room. I then realized why all 4 cats were huddled together on my bed. But you would be frightened too if there was a bitey basenji dog running loose in your domain. Josh then told me that he might need to go outside because he didn’t poop this morning and he likes to crap in the house (the dog, not Josh). Great. That put an instant ban on him coming in my room. I don’t know how long this guy is staying, but it will definately be a wild ride from beginning to end. Come home soon, Nikki.
Did I ever mention how much I love riding my bike? It pretty much kills any desire I have to get another car. Plus, when you drink a little too much, eating shit isn’t as bad as crashing your car. That is, unless you crash into a car.
Photo of the Milennium #5
Since Steve posted a photo of Tommy Guerrero earlier, I thought I would run with it. My good friend Neal (who just so happened to get me into skateboarding) had this photo as a poster on his bedroom door in the mid to late eighties. Actually, I think he was grabbing mute on the poster version, but it was definately from the same shoot. Either way, it reminds me of my early days on a skateboard. We would set up launch ramps to walls and try to emulate what those dang Bones Brigaders were doing and ended up eating shit most of the time. We did end up getting pretty good at it, but unfortunately it was too late and all that launch ramp/street plant stuff came to and end around 1988-9. However, it did pave the way for wallrides to come over the last 18 years (which is still one of my favorite things to do on a skateboard). This photo was shot by Bryce Kanights. Tommy Guerrero was the raddest.