8.10.2011

chrome ball interview for ABD #7: jason lee

chrome ball sits down with J. Lee for conversation... here.

ABD is back.

CBI's back on Friday. Sorry.

15 comments:

r. dahl said...

haven't even read it yet, but...
FUCK YEAH!! i know it's good. you're the fuckin king midas of skateboard interviews. thanks chops!

Anonymous said...

hmm, film and TV career begins to stall...rediscovering the joy of skateboarding...coincidence?

i ain't mad, though. 25 years old was retirement age in the mid-90s.

Anonymous said...

Does the fact that he's a scientologist make anyone else lose a certain amount of respect for him? Not taking anything away from his skating, but maybe in terms of what's happening between the ears?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it's a bit disappointing when such a legend tarnishes things by getting into a cult known for harassment and all sorts of other stuff.

Keith said...

nice!

Believe it or Not ads were on my wall for years. Classic shit.

Dear George is one of the best as well.

Fs ollie on Beryl Bank is sick.

So many great ads. I don't think he's capable of having a bad looking skate photo taken of him. Best style ever.

His religious belief has no bearing on my opinion of him.

As far as Questionable... one of the early versions of it had Gonz doing a footplant over the pyramid at the Powell skate zone. Supposedly he freaked out about being in it and they subsequently took it out and put a Cardiel trick in there for the actual release. Pretty amazing how so many former riders just dislike Rocco so much.

Anonymous said...

steve berra is a scientologist as well...

dflip said...

Do you think the the "Questionable" commit could of been just a joke...?

Loo Ganida said...

HAHA! Question answered! Thanks Chopper!

Anonymous said...

re: the scientology

so often, it's the tipping point for me. will smith and tom cruise are like whatevs, because they never did anything that resonates with me. in the word of spicoli (and the parlance of the time): "those guys are fags!".

berra, lee and other public figures who've bought into it full-bore... well, it's a mark against them for sure in my mind. jason lee will always be a hero to me, berra slightly less so, but it's kind of a drag that they bought into this weird hollywood groupthink think, and while i hope for their success (and ability to network and raise their profile and so on), i just wish they would do so in such a way that didn't rely on a political party, a religion, a marketable attitude or a gimmick, because at the end of the day...

all those things do is divide, they never work to bring us together and accept us all for what we are. skateboarding taught us we all do it differently but that's what makes us similar. there's no place for right or wrong, and you don't need a blueprint or a savior to get you through. skateboarding has no coaches.

thanks very much for this interview. i still like the dude, but i hope that he abandons the roadmap and... (excuse me for this one), the "dogma".

Anonymous said...

Great interview, all round legend.

Would of liked to know more about his Airwalk shoe, remember there being some fuss about it at the time. Think someone (not to sure if it was Ricky Oyola from memory?) wrote into Transworld saying he didn't deserve a shoe, think Jason pulled the shoe not long after.

Good to see him back on the board...

FUBAR said...

Shit i cant believe that he said that he abandoned skateboarding for ten years and forgot that skateboarding is all he is. So strange.

MIKA said...

Well, it seems like we are getting a bit heated up on the J.Lee thing. Yes he used to be the top bloke and yes he is now Holywood acting famous and on the forgotten hand he is stil the king of style and 360 flip! I don`t care about Scy. shit or whatever- he is still my favorite Pro ever. Stoked on the interview Chops! And You know that you were the one who interviewed and published it after the Transworld one back in 1991? Proud of you mate! Very well done and executed with a "Celeb" we use to call it nowadays. Jason Lee is a Pro Skater for me not an "Earl".
P.S: I liked his hint for the 360 flips.

stephen said...

we all love 'jason lee' but everybody has this warped perception of people in general so nobody can realize that people change and change and change again. what he did on a skateboard circa 1990 (give or take a few years) will never be forgotten.

Nobjockey said...

Him not having seen Questionable blows my mind. That said, one of the greatest to ever step on a skateboard.
Imagine his life also (let's ignore the fact the believes in aliens) on World straight from school, on blind in the glory years, started his own company, then made millions acting in (albeit some terrible) films. Good fucking life. Jealous of that, and his 3flip prowess.

Anyway, fuck yeah.. Fuck yeah

chops said...

thanks guys. glad everyone dug this.

loo, sorry it took so long to get back to you but figured this would be the preferred way of answering you.

dflip, i'm fairly certain he was serious about not seeing questionable.