Friday, January 21, 2011

First and Last: Daniel Lutheran

first pet... daisy, lil white grandma dog.

first car... 96 explorer, red as the devil.

first trick you learned... push.

first skateboarder you looked up to... my oldest brothers Christopher and Ryan.

first contest you won... tempe park contest.

first person to call when you win the lottery... baby Drew.

first skate park you ever skated... evolve.

first skateboard... hand me down girl board for me and drew to share.

first time you saw Ed naked... friday july 14th.

first concert... cant recall.

first thing you do in the morning... open my eyes wide lookin for the coffee.

first ad in a magazine... toy machine introducing ad.

first big purchase... this flatscreen with an espresso machine built into it.

first sponsor... dad and mom, then the beach zone BZ!

first job... chilis, lasted a week.

last thing you ate... oreos and coffee.

last person you called... rodent.

last text you sent... you dont gotta lie to kick it- drew luth.

last thing you do before going to bed... beat down the most beautiful buns.

last time you said "last time"... first time for everything.

last concert... maybe bob dylan last year, cant recall.

last skate park... cherry park yesterday.

last time you saw Ed naked... a little earlier today.

last movie you watched... true grit, with my pops.

last close call... every single time i try to skate. 

last trick you filmed... a line with a nollie heel on flat.

last big purchase... a condo in Manhattan Beach for me and Nicki Minajj.

last thing that surprised you... life everyday.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

My long time friend Josh Blasko told me the other day that he wanted to write something for Seasons, so I told him to "gopher it". Here's what he had to say...

Skateboarding is something that I truly hold dear to my heart. To me it's poetry in motion, total connection to the mind, body and soul. It's nothing at all and everything all at once. Any person to ever set foot on board understands what I'm saying. It's a passion, a drug and a total committed relationship that lasts forever. Skating isn't the X-games and mega ramps to me, It's ollieing down 4 stairs for the first time, or doing a flat ground kickflip while your friends are yelling and screaming for you like you just 360 flipped the Gonz gap. I'm now 31 years old and the people I skated with when I was 14 are still my very best friends. It's weird how a piece of wood, some metal, and urethane can shape a persons life, but if you ask anyone who skates they'll explain it to you like it's their job. And it doesn't matter if Danny Way is telling you or Joe Blow rolling around in a school parking lot they'll both talk with a passion and spirit that few really understand. I've learned more from skating than I've ever learned from any book or any classroom could ever teach me. I can still drive around town and look at the spots and tell you who did what trick at what certain spot or who used to hang out at that spot at any given day. If you ask 100 people why they skate you'll get 100 different answers and every single answer will make perfect sense. When we were kids we would dream about California and getting sponsered. But deep down it was never really about that, it was getting stoked that your new deck was there when you got home from school, or seeing someone finally get the guts to drop in on the mini ramp. Skating is in my blood and in my soul and if you're reading this it's more than likely in yours. It's the universal language that we all understand yet never had to learn. Skating isn't Tony Hawk's new video game, it's Tony Magnusson, John Lucero, Lance Mountain, Cab, Jason Jesse, Christian Hosoi, Jason Lee, Gonz, John Cardiel, Huf, Mike Carroll, Rick Howard, Eric Koston, Henry Sanchez, Sal Barbier, Rodney Mullen, Daewon, Ed Templeton, Danny Way and Guy Mariano. And even more importantly it's you and me. I truly hope you "get" what I'm trying to say here in this small essay. The person who runs this blog has been a friend of mine for as long as I can remember. And I want to personally thank him for changing my life all those years ago when he told me to "just roll around while I'm at work." Well I took his advice and stepped onto his Shiloh Greathouse and as you can see, the rest is history. If you'd like to further this conversation hit me up joshblasko@yahoo.com ...Keep Skating...

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

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Seasons' isn't dead...I've just been a little busier than usual since the holidays ended. I'm working on getting some products reviewed in the near future, and even a little "thank you" for the people who check things out here. In the mean time, go to your local "wherever you buy magazines at" and pick up the latest issue of Skateboarder...it's a giant sized issue (literally, it's larger in size than your average magazine) and has Guy Mariano on the cover. There's an incredible Blind Video Days 20 year anniversary article with awesome photos and interviews with everyone from the video. I'm so pumped to go out and skate right now from just reading through it...and then I just remember there's a snowstorm outside, doh.