Thursday, January 11, 2018

This Week’s Podcast | Lefsetz Letter

Actually, I’m still thinking about next week’s podcast, which we recorded yesterday, with…

Tony Hawk.

He was so affable, professional and erudite! He did the promos better than I did, having had so much media experience. And one of the things he said was that haters don’t bother him, he’s been hated since day one, he was forever the runt, even though he’s now 6’4″. As for being accused of selling out, Tony said HIS STUFF WAS FINALLY SELLING! Once he gained media notoriety, people were buying his Birdhouse boards, all he had in place was finally working, but the critics came out in force. Funny how that works, they want what you’ve got. And they’ve got no idea of the dues you’ve paid.

You see skateboarding was cyclical. It would rise up, and crash. Kinda like the history of EDM. They always exist, but they’ve got peaks. And after being number one Tony had to sell his house and was eating ramen trying to get his business together. They don’t tell you about that, the dues they pay.

But that’s next week.

This week is the continuation of my conversation with John Boyle, which kicked off this endeavor. I rant and rave on many subjects and Boyle barely gets a word in edgewise, but if you’re interested in what I have to say, it’s all there, in passionate diatribe, let the slings and arrows begin!



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