several of your requests are on their way. i haven't forgotten... thanks everyone.
Alright since we're on the subject of Rick Howard: who is this Megan Baltimore. What is her involvement with Girl. Where is she now. How much of the show are Rick and Mike Carroll really running? Why all this mystery about dip-setting from World/Blind/101/etc? I keep hearing all these stories about "some wheel invoices that didn't quite add up."
megan has been part of the scene forever... i know she was friends with the master cluster (spike, jenks and lew) from way back and worked at world during its glory days. she is one of the four head honchos of girl (along with rickk, mike, and spike) and on crailtap, i believe she's the ringer. she also does ruby (i think) in addition to some really great artwork if you get the chance to see any. "the wheel invoices not adding up" is what is largely seen as the final straw that caused rick to seperate from rocco. evidently rickk found some wheel invoices that made him suspect the riders were getting ripped off. this is what i've pieced together anyway. (i could be totally wrong, the fuck do i know?) i know megan and rick used to be quite serious... not sure about currently though. and this isn't US Weekly so...The Man Who Souled The World gets into the wheel invoice thing a little bit. Definitely worth checking out.
chops is right. From what I've read and remember, Megan used to work at World, was/is in some sort of relationship with Rick Howard.
i totally feel like some sort of trench coat-clad, bush-dwelling stalker-type dude right now... i've touched on this before in an earlier carroll post, but girl has been my favorite since its inception (the riders obviously were favorites before that) and you just pick up on shit through interviews and such over the years (not to mention crailtap). but i will say that the scope of girl and what it does (the actual skating, the skaters themselves, the art dump, girl films, crailtap... not to mention their influence) I just find absolutely amazing. best company ever, in my opinion.
Megan is or was Rick's significant other. She used to work at world before the split. Don't know much about the wheel invoice other than the fact it's the issue rick used to get all the skaters pissed off with world. Since we are talking about the girl exodus from world you should post that one 2 page bitch ad where rick is having a nightmare about bitch skateboards starting. Such a classic attack ad from the early 90'sj-dubs (coudn't log in on account??)
hey chops, just wondering, since your (and any real skating fan from the 90's)a girl fan i was wondering if you have the transworld from 94 i think with their first ad and the article in the news section where they talk about the defection...would make a good post i think...
oh and that invoice thing is just garbage imho...like anon said, was just an excuse to get the guys on his side for a defection..they wanted the bills...and hey, in hindsight, it was a good idea, coz they got'em!!!
Oh, Megan is the ringer? I have much love for the ringer, but always read it in a males voice. This explains a few things...
rick's like great among the all time greats. style. few make it look like so much fun. and since we're talking about her, megan is funny as shit. i wish she'd get out more, she's got great style as well and her ringer column cracks me consistently up.
so weird, i was just (creepily i guess) thinking about the girl dudes' lady-situations. like i know koston is married and carrol has a girlfriend named desa and spike used to have sofia coppola (and the other guys like jeron and guy have had their significant others spoken of in interviews and such), but couldn't ever recall rickk having a girlfriend (at least mentioned in any skate media whatsoever). then i wondered, "hey, what about megan? total workplace-secrecy relationship!" but that was just my own assumption. thanks all you commentors for shedding some more info on me.
Here's a pic of the 4 head honchos
Years ago (like over 10 yrs ago)there was something in Transworld about skaters and their wives/girlfriends or some shit like that and if I remember correctly there was a picture of Rick and Megan together, standing in front of a house that they shared? My memory is fuzzy does anyone else remember that shit?? Also, I heard rumors that Megan and Rick were fucking while he was on Plan B and that she was actually the one to put the idea in his head to leave World and start Girl..I also remember when Girl first started..around my way Alex Goldberg was the first to know so I had to actualy endure a phone call with him to get the scoop (all you early 90s Jersey guys know who Alex is and how fucking annoying he was)
I always thought she was the ringer, but Megan is referred to in third person in the blog sometimes.
I've always suspected that the name "Girl" was some kind of a reference to Megan Baltimore. Chops, I agree with you about Girl being the best company, ever. I remember seeing the roster for the team when it first started and crapping my pants. Dudes are still killing it.
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