Talkin’ Schmit

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 50: Schmitty

The host sits down for episode 50 on his 50th birthday in the hot seat on the other side of the mic and gets grilled by his fiance and executive director of the program. Loads of texts and phone calls from the likes of Elissa Steamer, Jason Jessee, Toad, the fro’s, Oskar and Felix and a lot more. Prepare to listen to this one on a long drive or in segments, it’s got a total run time of 2:31 but we hope you enjoy it.


Begging to be rad in San Carlos…


The waves have always been double over head…


Crail in St. Helena…


Life hammers with Jane Goodall, should have tasted the whiskey…


Schmitty to fakie for you Burndog…


Dinner with pops under the Bay bridge baby…


J Mascis and Sweetapple stopped by the plant for a tour and interview…


New pocket tees are perfect for feeding…


Skate Rock day 1 in the ATL…


CPH with Big Dog, the Bod and Danger…


Vans hooked up a championship weekend at Giants game, this is minutes after Omar flew into McCovey Cove off a miniramp on a barge…


Pstone has more photos like this, I promise…


That beanie might currently be a collectors item…


Peninsula pride, with Eric J and McKenney…


Old fashioned and Glazed!!!


Me and the O dogg out in Lincoln City, Oregon…


SHOUT OUT!!!


Opening Day Giants with my brother, haven’t missed on since the new park opened…


Ever been to Lanai on Ellison’s private jet with your soon to be fiancé???


Teaching my bro, Jason Jessee how to film…


On the field, no bigs…


Damn it felt good to be a gangsta with Scarface and Willie D…


Speaking of gangstas…


The rowdy one, Roddy Piper-huge day for me back when…


Early date with the Exec. Director…


Never forget the fro’s!



BMX action at Dave Englands…


Last niners game at Candlestick with Sweet Sal…


No Phelper at SOTY parties anymore, things done changed—miss you blood!


Bromantic dinner at the ol’ Blue Plate…

Freaks and Geeks fan-out waish…


Probably my favorite skate photo of me…


Hood River for Danny Sargent…


#FUCKYEAH


Engaged…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 49: Pete “the Ox” Colpitts

Over two hours of Peninsula pride wrapped up into an array of topics varying from the early days at Spillway to the later days at Gazeebo banks. Tampa Pro qualifier? Yup! Lost passport day of trip to Japan? Hairy like monkey, this is no hoax, this is Loudmouths and Young Offenders drummer boy, Mr. Pete the Ox Colpitts. Thanks so much for spending the time Pete, Im pretty sure everyone else thanks you too. Cheers!


Glory…


Best beanies in the biz…


Eggs aren’t just on Sundays for the Ox…


BS air deep in Japan, passport included…


Sneath Lane coverage…


Greer skatepark in Palo Alto looks really fun when Pete’s skating it…


Covers baby…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 48: ARCO

Triple OG born and raised in the SFC, I was honored to get some time to talk Sick Boys, discovering China Banks, meeting Phelper, Day On the Green and beyond with the legendary Mike Archimedes. Concrete Jungle is forever—Thanks Arco!


First photo ever published of Arco was here in February 1985, Neil Blender cover… Thrasher of course

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 46: Justin Strubing

Born in Burlingame, raised in Boulder Creek Justin Strubing talks getting sponsored, having video part of the year, his family opening a skate shop, his home burning down, the infamous zine Splasher and much more.


First photo ever published, shout out to Jai!


3rd and Army QP snaps back in the Vox era…
Big torque on the Big Island…


Had to throw in the Boulder board…

Iphone magic with Strubes and E-man back in 2008 at the then “New Spot”…


Subskate and Destroy all in the name of Splasher…


NYC nightlife…


That one photo Strubing took that blew up the internet of his room mate, Daniel Shimizu…


You ever skated a block of ice???


Started off proper…


Tom Brokeoff meets Gilligan…


The culprit…


Fully wiggin…

Will Forte


Yeah but who won the game???


Name the bar…


That time TWS gave Strubing an award for best video part but listed it under Haslams video part… OOPS!


These two age like a fine red wine…


Covers baby!


Mahalo Strubes!

More Info:
Instagram: @Strutang
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Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 45: Darren Navarrette

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. Needless to say there’s a lot going on here but it’s always a great time conversing with my bro. Thanks again Darren, nothing but love and respect for you.


First photo ever published, sequence by Wez Lundry in July ’95. Read the caption:
The vertical monster, Darren Navarrette risks serious bodily injury by going psycho to fakie on the Vista YMCA ramp.


Chillin’ poolside with Wez Lundry who shot his first published photo(See above)


First pro board graphic…


Street Navs…


Issue #6 Lowcard—covers baby!


Cayman Islands skate trip? Yes please!


Air to fakie at Bario Logan…


King of the Road mystery guest—straight to Pops!


This is one of my favs…


Kickin it in Mission Beach late night with Corpsey, P-Stone and this Haro frame…


I shot this one in 2018 at Vertkeley


Indy ad… GOT IT


Life hammer in October 2003


The infamous pin up girls contest early Rumble in Ramona…


Duffy and Navs lookin’ at an advanced copy of a new video game they may or may not have been in…


EA Skate 2 Vertical Vampire character—boom!


Doubles with Jimmy… #RollinForBrolin


Arlington Skatepark, this may or may not have been the first day we met David Gravette…


Floating in Maui…


My gear situation is pretty amazing, but this is about Darren…


Lahaina skatepark before the grand opening. Hurricane for a shaved ice Obama style…


Sometimes Hawaii involves tents…


Maui Babe. Your day, my day, every day was awesome!

20 years of Navs, hope to see you at my wedding bro…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 44: Pancho Moler


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!

More info on Pancho:
Website: BryceKanights.com
Instagram: @BryceKanights

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 43: Bryce Kanights

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…


Camden Scott upside down for a Something Else in Thrasher Magazine 1982. This was Bryce’s first photo published in Thrasher and began his relationship with Fausto, KT and the mag. Trivia: Before Something Else it was called 8×10(up until 83).


BK on the cover of the Bible


Legendary day indeed. The first front board on a handrail. This is my photo of Julien Stranger that was printed on the back of the Sick Boys DVD, that’s Bryce bottom right getting the fish. This is out front of the same school that Mike Alcantar has a photo later in this post wallriding over the couch…


GG Park every weekend was CBS air show…

Those that know, KNOW…


Studio 43…

Bryce has eggs more then just Sundays. Here’s one back in Studio 43…


Pioneer days…


China Banks


Bryce’s legendary photo of Gonz at Alcatraz….


Pushead drawing of Bryce’s firepick…


Mike Alcantar goes frontal over some couch potato’s for an outtake of Tobin’s Venture ad at Everett School…

Day of Hell 1985 flyer


They called it Belmont drop, but the locals called it the Spillway. This was the first spot I ever skated…


The infamous WINTER ’88 issue. Im claimin’ this is the first 13…

What an honor, thanks Bryce!

More info on BK:
Website: BryceKanights.com
Instagram: @BryceKanights

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 42: Neckface

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? These are just a few of the things discussed on episode 42.


Skate Rock first night in Athens GA 2010


Thrasher 30th anniversary art show in SFC with Mike Carroll and Neck…


My first night ever in Copenhagen…


Kickin’ it with the old man…


Necks been known to light some fires…


Not afraid of the podium, well maybe she is…


Late night in Paris outside one of Dustin Dollin’s favorite pissing holes…


The Jeffersons birthday in Paris. Bad Shit and Dinosaur Jr. One of the best weeks of my life…


In the van at GT’s SOTY pre party…


Behind the lens with the Nasty one…

Guess who…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 41: Shane Medanich

Token drummer of the decade on epiclyTRIFE, Shane Medanich and I go way back. Matter of fact some of the first photos I have of him are from 2005. Listen in as we catch up on old times with smiles on our faces, mentioning deviled eggs, growing up in downstate New York, his new band Slashers, his love for SF and NYC, and lots of other Hightower things then “I Am the Wallride.” All that and much more. Big love Shane, thank you and great seeing you bro!


1989 Natural Born Ripper


With Phelper at 2o18 Death Match


Flower shopping


Way more into pole jams then Pearl Jam…


2005


Chillin’ with Toad at Crocker’s Chili Bowl 2006


Air guitar karaoke contest at Thee Parkside 2010 ish


The riff!!!!


The River!!!


The vinyl!!!


War Child


Hightower at Double Rock—where the fuck’s Tackleberry?

The crew!!!