Wednesday, October 18, 2017

J.P. Jadeed.

Skate or Die on the original Nintendo.

Arcade was run by former H-Street pro Jason Rogers. The company was backed by shoe behemoth Osiris in the late 1990s and early 2000s. They later expanded to include the wheel brand Autobahn. Jason would revive Arcade in 2010 as an independent entity. They released two videos over the years, Gumbo in 1999 and Who? in 2002. The team included Malcolm Watson, Tyrone Olson, Jay "SAD" Stephens, Daniel Haney, Pontus Alv, and a few others.

Sometimes it is expecting too much to get meaningful information from a Big Brother am interview. Sorry, J.P.

Thrasher - April 2002 Volume 22 Number 4

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Steve Hernandez.

"It seemed like a really good idea at the time."

Steve grew up in San Bernardino, California. His early skate crew included Eric Koston, Frankie Mata, and Jeff Peterson. He was sponsored by Arcade and Hot Rod Skateshop. Steve's favorite music includes Tortoise, the Minutemen, King Tubby, and Augustus Pablo. He even landed a McTwist at skate camp in 1992. For his amateur interview with Big Brother, he did a shot of tequila for every question Pat Canale and Chris Casey asked.

For the quote and information: Big Brother - January 2000 Issue 56

Thrasher - July 2002 Volume 22 Number 7

Monday, October 16, 2017

Daniel Haney #2.

Space Invaders.

Born: Little Rock, Arkansas
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
Shoe size: 9.5
First axe: Claus Grabke
Favorite spots: LA Courthouse and Camelot Benches, Arkansas
Movies: Pulp Fiction and Empire Strikes Back
Book: The Alchemist
Car: '89 Mazda 626
Who's rad: Gonz
Who's sad: Simple As Death
Rail or curb: Rail
Ice cream flavor: Cookies and cream
Salt or pepper: Pepper
Who's rad: Gonz
Who's sad: Simple As Death
Tunes: Marley and Dylan
Chow: Anything organic, sushi
Hall of fame: Bob Dylan
Gator or Hosoi: Hosoi
Words of wisdom: "Many tragic things have been said by tongue and pen, but none so tragic as what might have been."

For the Firing Line: Thrasher - April 2003 Volume 23 Number 4

Thrasher - December 2002 Volume 22 Number 12

Friday, October 13, 2017

Alan Petersen & Karma Tsocheff #2.

Raise the roof.

I think it tends to be forgotten how much of a vert dog Alan was.

I like the two trick line Auby Taylor did from the Rumble in Ramona where he does a fakie ollie to an ollie to fakie. Straight up and down and blasted as high as possible on a Jeff Phillips style old school shape.

Thrasher - September 2005 Volume 5 Number 9

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Ethan Fowler #16.

Sean Cronan: Do you still spend a lot of time making basement music?

Ethan Fowler: No, now I make dining room music. It's too hard to find a basement in San Diego. I don't think I could afford it, so the dining room works very well. It even has a covered ceiling, so it adds a little architectural ambiance.

Ethan had been living in Portland, Oregon when he was riding for Stereo and kicking out the jams in his basement. Once he got on Foundation, he moved to San Diego and put his guitars in the parlor.

For the quote: Transworld - October 2002 Volume 20 Number 10

Slap - September 1996 Volume 5 Number 9

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Alan Petersen #13.

"I skate as much as possible, as much as my body can take. That's every day. Sometimes I just look through all the pain. Most of the time I go to Sugar Hill Skatepark and skate there from 3:30 p.m. all the way to ten. Also after ten there are no kids. It's a little bit more fun because you use the whole park to skate in - you can go as fast as you want. You're not afraid to body check a kid around. But I skate every day. It doesn't matter what it is, I'll skate it."

Alan brings the thunder to a handrail.

I got skateboarding for the first time in a few days last night. There has been a bunch of rain. My legs needed the days off, but my sense of timing was not there. Summer has been sticking around so the weather has been great. Usually no matter how crappy I skate, I always land at least one or two tricks that I'm happy with.

For the quote: Transworld - November 1998 Volume 16 Number 11

Slap - September 1996 Volume 5 Number 9

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Ethan Fowler #15.

He vanished into the cataclysmic abyss.

Slap - January 1996 Volume 5 Number 1