Maty’s Corner Issue # 2
Musings From Maty
What happened to skateboarding? I mean really. How did we go from a bunch of dangerous half psycho punk rockers to these wanna be gang bangers who don’t respect shit!?! I got into skate boarding and punk rock when I was 15. I lived in a mountain town with no park. So we made our own stuff to hit and made the surrounding environs suit us! Man, we had some gnarly bails. Every scar, break, road rash and abrasion was worth it. We respected our scene. We mainlined old punk, cheap booze, sketch ass ramps and fights if necessary. Now I see these companies ran by rappers that don’t know a damn thing about having to fight for skate spots and hold nothing sacred. I’d almost rather the scene die than get so perverted. And it bothers me that Gator is so reviled. It’s not like any of us were saints, so get off yer high horse! Well, that’s my piece for this issue. Skate and rock on!
Maty’s Corner Issue #1
So, I’m Maty Almost. Got into skate boarding and punk rock when I was 15, so for half my life now. Been a songwriter. Never had a solid band. Got a lot of things to contribute to this blog by way of rants, reviews, resources to look into and whatever other God unknown bull shit I can pull outta thin air. I’ve known Rich for about 2 years and we’ve talked about doing something like this for about that long. Now it’s time to make happen. For the past year we’ve been nurturing our facebook page Punx In Solidarity. So, that’s something to check out. Now, some may be wondering who the hell is this guy to have an opinion on anything? Well, no one really. Just an old skate punk who still has fire and rage burning to keep the scene real and organic. Not gonn cry about “sell outs” Not that big a deal and that’s its own blog entry. A bigger issue is those who are fake 100% all the time. We’ve all scene ‘em. Well, that’s enough of an intro. Gonna try for 2 entries a week for y’all. Have a good one and keep the fires of your scene and self burning!
– Maty Almost.