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About 10 years ago, I was skateboarding in Salt Lake City Utah, when I randomly met two brothers, Scott and Craig Windes skating in the parking lot of a church. They were hilarious, one was pretending to film the other as they skated around. I had no idea who they were, and I definitely didn't know that they could juggle as well as any circus performers. They were both super talented, smart and very very sarcastic. I liked it. Around the same time, I had a friend, Mossi who moved down to California, and he actually moved to the same town these kids were from, but I didn't keep in touch too well and time moved on. A few years later I got a call from Mossi about riding for a skate clothing company, that I thought was a different company, who was now good friends with Scott and Craig, who did the art and ran the skate team. Long story short, I became the adopted little brother to these guys when I moved in to their dads house and lived down in their home town of Brea for two years after. I still keep in touch with them, and recently I decided to do a little interview with Scott, to get the ball rolling on getting to the bottom of their genius. Hopefully you will see more of this to come in the future, and so it begins...
(me)Where do you usually think/get ideas?
(Scott)I steal them from real artists...
Who inspires you, or in this situation, who's ideas do you steal?
You. Scott schultz. Josh Moore. My boys Finn and Franco. Techno music.
Skateboarding. My brother craig.
So with skateboarding, how long have you been rolling? what gets you rolling? plus what is your favorite curb to skate?
I've been rolling since '82. yes, '82. I just need a flat space to mess
around and do flatground tricks and i'm happy. Brea B-ball courts are the
best. I used to have a favorite curb by Taco Bell, but those days are
over. I'm a tranny man now. Easier on the knees.
What do you love about the internet? What improvements would you make on it?
Instant information. its like having a majority of the knowledge in the
world at your fingertips. Amazing. I think the internet is what it is
though. Its like an infant with infinite potential. It just needs time to
mature like any entity and it will eventually become a perfect entity. If
this planet continues to thrive for another few thousand years i assume
that the internet as well as society will reach some sort of celestial
state or diefication. Is that a word? I'll ask google.
Fascinating Perspective! Where do you think it is heading in the next 5 to 10 years?
I don't think its going to change much in the coming years. maybe a few
new platforms... and a few interesting things like online video or social
networking will bubble up. A break through in online education would be
nice. Online network problem solving is an interesting thought too. Have
you read the short story Understand by Ted Chang?
Yes, completley fascinating! I love Sci-Fi.
Do you know how to surf?
Yes, I know how to surf. But I can't really do it ya know... There's a
difference between knowing how and Actually doing it ya know...
That speaks volumes.
Posted by Colt Bowden at 12:55 PM