Jake Phelps Archive

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 84: Diego Bucchieri

Diego is family—straight up! So good catching up with him in Spain via Zoom and talking about: early days in Argentina, coming to United States for first time, meeting Fausto and Jake, backside 180 Wallenberg without a ramp, being on the fatal trip that Phil Shao died on, turning pro for Think, moving to LA and riding for Toy Machine, living with Jaya and much more…This one’s for Luchi and the Father—Valor!

THINK Ad, this double set is huge…


2006 at the RVCA contest…


Toy Machien ad…


At the plant with Phelper…


Luciano Cristobal and Diego’s heads completely broken at the Grand Canyon…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 83: Brian Brannon

Triple OG skate rock veteran and Thrasher Magazine’s music editor through the 90’s, Brian Brannon, sits in for a two-hour special interview talking: skating pipes and pools, Jodie Foster’s Army, The Bobobba special, The Billy Pepper beat-down, the first wall grind rule in a pool vs the fs roll-in at the Widow Maker, working at the mag, touring with J.F.A., and much more. This is Skate Rock city and the speedometer is off, enjoy it all and then do it again and as always, SPREAD THE LOVE! Thank you all…



COVERS BABY!!

MOFO’s 60th BIRTHDAY in OAKLAND


At the plant with BK and Phelps

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 60: Joe Fong

Born and raised in the SFC, Joe Fong talks Bombora, the Belmont Drop, Joe Lopes Ramp, hangin’ with Fausto and Eric and much more on today’s special 60th episode of Talkin Schmit. He also was instrumental in testing and developing the first Indy truck. Lots of history on this one—hope you enjoy it.


You say Belmont Drop, we say the Spillway. San Mateo hills early days, this is the first place I ever took my skateboard.


Jason Jessee, Dr. Rick, and Joe Fong…


Double Trouble with Randy Katen from an article in late 80’s Thrasher Magazine. Photo: BK


Kickin’ it with KT and the boys at Cunningham with the coals on fire…


Paul Daly Pool in Marin was Joe’s first pool. Huge 10 foot deep on a Hobie with ACS 500 trucks and Road Rider wheels…


Classic Fong. Photo: Ted Terrebonne


Kickin’ it with Allysha and Lizzie out front Double Rock…


Inside the Rock in full camp Fong mode…


Milpitas skatepark. Photo: Terrebonne


Schafley, Fong, Reyes, Thatcher, Olson, Blackhart, Guerrero at the NHS museum opening—Now that’s a triple OG crew! Photo: Brook


Two page spread in Skateboard Wordl Mag—Jungle Bowlin’ way back when… Photo: Hugh Holland


Flyin’ into Reno? Photo: Hugh Holland


Testing Indy trucks back in 1977 at Campbell skatepark. Photo: BK


Edger at Sierra Wave Skatepark in Rancho Cordova. Photo: Terrebonne

Joe, Jake and Ken—San Francisco baby!

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 56: Tony Trujillo

Father of two, husband of one, and skaterock survivor of many; Tony talks growing up in Santa Rosa, riding for Anti-Hero, winning Marseille and Thrasher Skater of the Year, meeting Phelper and Mickey, starting Bad Shit, marrying Trixie and much more—I wanna thank Tony for coming down from Santa Rosa, this one’s special for the old man—Cheers!


40 large at Boost Mobile in Vegas 2003… WINNING


San Diego end of the King of the Road in 2007—some real Bad Shit


Lots of blunts have been smoked inside that pipe…


Front board down undah…


Covers baby…


Parlez vous Marseille…


PStone running the ground and I had the other angle right behind this Burndog classic photo…


Favorite skate park? Has to be Burnside…


Ever played live at a Strip Club in Portland? Yup


How about the Chili Bowl? Check


This is so gnarly—ask Chico Brenes


Married in Reno on the first Skate Rock trip with Hubbard as Best Man…


After math…


Ever throw out the first pitch at a MLB baseball game? Yup


Waylon been skating Potrero almost since day one…


Sargent frontside KOTR 2011


Skate Rock Allentown, PA…

Niners on the big screen in Paris France opening up for Dinosaur Jr—does it get any better?


I filmed this one in Paris France…


SOTY party staples…


Vans World Championship Weekend at the ballpark—this photo says it all…


Boosta mate…


66 6th street

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 52: Silas Baxter Neal

Talkin’ Schmit gets their first SOTY on the show this week in SBN from the great Northwest. We discuss that epic SOTY party with Too Short, getting the call from Phelper, skating for Adidas and much more…

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!!!

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 40: Dennis Busenitz

Born in a small town in Kansas and raised in Germany; Dennis headed west and followed the California dream. Sponsored immediately and soon after turned pro for REAL. Super stoked to meet up with him and discuss those early days, Tampa Am, flipping a car with Phelper, the great American rock n roll band debate and much much more. Here you go, it’s episode 40 and I think it’s quite special. Thanks Dennis!


Alameda, CA—First cover

Goin’ up in Daly City…


Tws…


Cover in the rain at China Banks… LEGENDARY

Minutes after our “legit” interview…


AWAY DAYS part for Adidas…

Talkin’ Schmit Ep. 39: Trixie Trujillo

Celebrate the old man’s birthday with over an hour of Ashley Trujillo. 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!


Do you got a frontside grind for Crocker???


Bad Shit in SD…

Who else would you wanna be hangin’ with minutes after your married???