#782: international man of leisure

"It's hard to realize sometimes how bad you're fuckin' up when it's in the moment. You almost need a few years to pass to realize. But by then, I'd lost my window and was already on a new path. Rick told me in the beginning that it was up to us to make it happen, so it’s all good. Live and learn right, life waits for no one." Bob McCrooks

Such a crisp style...

And I forgot how goddamn good this part is.

In other news, I want to thank my friends over at Color Magazine once again for sending over literally every issue they've ever published. I've always heard such good things about their mag and am truly blown away by what bits I've seen already. Super rad. Thanks fellas.

Be back Thursday.


Anonymous said...

post Stranger's Next/Best article from Color next time you do a Julien post. The text is too small on their site.

stephen said...

One of the best dudes ever. I'm kinda glad he went about his skate 'career' the way he did. He was super good... even better than most people realize. just look at that nollie nose Manual to nollie flip on the stage at courthouse. Fuck.

dan77 said...

Amazing switch and nollie skills, reminds me of a lot of good skaters from the early 2000's when I started skating. I have the version of Yeah Right where he skates to the Talib instrumental and Gino skates to G n' R. Anybody know what was up with different versions of the video having different music?

chops said...

Hey Dan, the only Youtube clip I could find of the Talib version was way out of sync so I went with the other.

I think the main difference between the two has to do with the licensing once Yeah Right was released on Rhino DVD.

Gotta miss the old days when no one even thought about licensing. Another example of how record companies are blowing it. If they only knew that even the most mediocre of songs can become an instant cla$$ic when paired with the right skater.

The Chez said...

So is that last sequence from Rickk's Fully Flared part? Because he does that trick in his part as well.

Always thought Robby M was undercovered. Seemed really good but you have to have a crazy personality and all that to get tons of coverage.

I got in a huge bet with a gf one time about songs on Yeah Right. Turns out she had a box store version and we were both right. Pissed me off. Probably some licensing issues when a distributor buys the rights to a video. I need to make a backup of my skate store versions because the music on those is always better(licensed or not!).

The Chez said...

Oh and agreed about music Chops! When I hear certain songs being played on radio or by friends a skate part instantly comes on in my head.
I don't know how music companies don't understand how they can actually profit from the music being in videos rather than asking for royalties for being in a video. Just like when they censor YouTube videos. If there's a link to a song people might actually BUY it. What a crazy idea, no?
Nah, fuck it, I'll go get it on torrent for free just to spite them!

Keith said...

Is that nb slide from flat??

Ever since Listen, I've always liked the way this guy skated.

My copy of Yeah Right has 2 gino parts with different songs. I don't think I've ever seen the linked part with Bowie.

That stage nollie nose wheelie is crazy. I don't think videos or photos really do it justice. That stage is super massive in person.

Sean said...

Agree with first anonymous. Post that Julien thing. I think it's issue 7.6? Tried to read that sample a few times. Just a liiitttlllee too blurry.

Anonymous said...

To the first anonymous poster- I believe for the julien interview/questionnaire they posted a snapshot of the article on the website, but they also had an option to view the magazine for free on their website. When flipping through the pages of the mag you were able to enlarge the article. Hopefully it's still up for you.

Anonymous said...

i don't mean this as a dis, but robbie peaked at 'listen'. he probably could've come out with something even better in the next couple of years, but he didn't.

in the age of non-stop coverage for young ams, it's kind of cool that there was a time when a lot of dudes and pros never even really even filmed parts in their primes. shit, most '80s pros' legacies consist of a few photos and word-of-mouth accounts. that's sick.

dan77 said...

Well said chops, well said