Spring to a New England skateboarder is a new beginning.
The warm winds are rolling in, warming our shivered bones up for a hot summer. Whether you spent you winter sleeping, sipping, shredding, shoveling, showering, or sitting around, nows the time to get out and skate faster, push harder, hillbomb bigger, imagine imaginier.
Stretch out your stiff muscles and go get lost in a suburb, just you and your skateboard. Lose the excuses. I know you’re old, film a part this season.
I think music and skateboarding have always had similar qualities. A musician thinks up a new tune, tries to play it to their best ability, shows it off to another musician or spectator, and that someone gains inspiration in some form. A skateboarder thinks up a new trick, learns it, then goes out and skates with a friend or passes by someone, and that person will gain inspiration or a new perspective. Musicians and skateboarders are wrapped up in a never ending snowball of progression.
Progress can be bitter sweet when there is so much of it around us. It makes it hard to take the time and see it as an art form. Once one band’s album hits the shelves there is another album the next day placed in front of it. Once a team video comes out, their is a new pro part popping up a day later. It’s pretty amazing how fast inspiration can grow, A lot of it may never be seen. Break into the archives of the past, where progression lies.
With new shit coming at us daily over the interweb, It’s sometimes a nice treat to “Go back to your roots” instead.
Jim Morrison inspired me in a 1969 interview, the future of music.