Born in Burlingame, raised in Boulder Creek; Justin Strubing talks getting sponsored, having video part of the year, his family opening a skate shop, being in his home on fire, the infamous zine Splasher and much more.
Day after Rumble in Ramona 9, I stopped by the aftermath of the vertical gathering and talked my old friend Navarrette into doing a podcast. A few bloody marys, DJ Cranny, a Skipper cameo, and batting practice all went down as Dave Reul crooned away. This is for the ones, the ones, the ones that do!
He went to High School with Tim O’Connor, slept on Tim McKenney’s floor, lived in a garage in the Mission with the Butcher, took ecstacy with Duffy in Germany, dabble in the porn industry and played Sick Head in Rob Zombie’s “31”. That and so much more and through it all my long time friend Pancho Moler has always ‘walked tall’. Big love Panchy, thanks so much for meeting up!
When you turn on the podcast early in the morning and listen to an OG talk about photography and stunt wood riding, it can only mean one thing. That’s right mother fuckers—this man needs no introduction. Its the mighty BK—enjoy it, I know I did…
Who would have thought growing up in one of the most miserable cities in the US, that Nasty Neckface would one day be a house hold name in the world of graffiti, travel the world with the big dogs, and have his own Thrasher cover?
Whether it be the road, the riff, the crew or the skate; you can guarantee one thing. Shane in Blood will bring the passion. From early days in Downstate New York to playing with Hightower and Slashers in the current day Shane ain’t afraid to talk shit on Riki Rachtman nor show his love for modern Metallica. Making up for lost time is what we do best—Thanks Shane!
Born in a small town in Kansas and raised in Germany, known for going fast and flipping his board, Dennis also flipped a car with Phelper. Listen to us laugh, almost cry and say the word ‘whatever’. This is as “legit” as it comes. It’s episode 40! Thanks Dennis.
From Tallahassee to San Diego all the way up to the SF craze. Paramedic? Yup. Played China before the Rolling Stones? No doubt. Took stitches out of Figgy’s head? Did it. Mega Skate Rock miles, travelling with the best and married to 2002 Skater of the Year, Tony Trujillo. She puts the bad-ass into Bad Shit. This one’s for the books, thanks Trix!
Jeremy Fish: Mayor of North Beach, leader of the infamous Silly Pink Bunnies, and wearer of all brown talks Schmit about his 25 years in his beloved City of San Francisco, skateboarding, and art. His contributions to to all three are immeasurable and it’s a pleasure to hear the stories, trials and tribulations that have helped shape his time here in the place he calls home. —Fred Levy
Noelle is a good friend of mine who has an enormous amount of love for dogs and works as a volunteer at Sacramento Shelter Pets Alive. She has been playing music for many years and recently started her own band, Noelle and the Deserters.
Elias and I sat in the air conditioned rental car and talked about getting jumped on two-four, living in a skate house on Van Ness, running a valet service in SF, moving to Austin,TX and opening a skateshop, his great grandfather discovering Machu Picchu and a lot more.
Down in Austin,TX with Austin Amelio talkin’ The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, but always first… Skateboarding! No matter if you’re Alive Rolling or Walking Dead, you best FEAR THE TALKIN’ SCHMIT! (had to, sorry)
Eric J gets goat roped into a full conversation about early Think days, living on a boat at Pier 39, skating with the Hell Ride crew, hide-a-dook down a previous guests chimney, Wheatberry stories and a lot more. Special co-host appearance by Tim McKenney
Listen as we catch up and talk about all the bands he’s played in(including one with me), the Tilt Mode Army, the BMC, Tim Brauch, going to school with Gershon, living in the Pink House and of course… Dirty and the Donuts. It’s episode 28—tune in, won’t you?
In 1984, I saw Keith doing an invert for a Venture ad at my local pool in San Carlos, I later worked as a filmer for him at Think Skateboards, today we catch up and talk Phil Shao, McKenney, Chris Cook, Venture trucks, Fausto and more…
Hot Lunch’s front-man, Eric Shea discusses growing up in SJ, living in Tahoe during the Mile High vert contest, playing music and living with Mike Prosenko, being in the Dogtown movie, and much much more…
Antonius Stavous Dintcho and I discuss early skateboard memories, the term Schmittying, Blood Wizard skateboards, the Chili Bowl and a whole lot more. We even take phone calls from Elissa Steamer and John Cardiel!