Saturday, March 7, 2009
Decked out on Skateboarding
So, when I heard from my friend Steve that he was opening a skate shop & starting a website to promote it and the Illinois skate scene, I jumped at the opportunity to get a custom board made in the shape of Illinois, an idea that I came up with in 2006.
When my friend Danny at Factory 13 came through Chicago with some other friends, the Godoys, in their band Last of the Bad Men, I told him about my challenge. He immediately got stoked on it and said that was "a fucking great idea". If you ever make it out to Yeah! Boardshop in Bartlett, IL, as promoted on the Skate Illinois website, you will see it up on the wall. The picture posted here is of the deck I had Danny make. He sent this picture to me after production.
At the time of the end of this post I am currently listening to "Laughing" by the Goo Goo Dolls from their 1990 album "Hold Me Up".