My mom finally made me clean out my childhood bedroom, that Ive been using as storage, so she can make room for her yoga/painting studio. Found a book full of pogs preserved in plastic sheets, a mint condition pair of Oakley Razor Blades, a hammered Rene “Cuzzo” Mathyssen new deal deck (the asics one) and a small stack of my all-time favorite magazine, Big Brother. Forgot that Kale Sandridge was on a cover!! That dude is LEGEND. And I still cant believe Big Brother made an issue called “The Yellow Issue” all about Asian skaters.
It’s not everyday you get the opportunity to visit your alma mater and share your experiences of starting a business. This past week, Kavet from Lightsleepers and myself got the opportunity to speak to the Business Entrepreneur class at Kamehameha Schools. Kamehameha provided me a lot while I was in school and also financial aid to further my education after I graduated. It was great to give back and share my information of being one of the founders of Contrast. To be honest though, I do feel weird giving advice when I could use so much myself. It was an awesome experience and I can’t wait to do it again next semester. The students were very well-behaved, they gave me a beautiful lei and asked some great questions (ie. “how much was initial investment? when do you expect to see a profit? why haven’t you interviewed J.U.S.T.I.C.E yet?”).
Thanks to the class and to Kavet for including me!
Bodysurf Online Magazine issue #4 is up now. I love bodysurfing and I love this online ‘zine. I wish they would come out in print…on some matte paper. The images are so beautiful and saturated. I’d buy every issue. See the entire collection & full size images (click) here.
One of the biggest influences for me as a teenager was Big Brother Magazine. Started by World Industries owner Steve Rocco out of frustration, the publication took on a life of it’s own. It was wild, controversial and I used to have to hide them from my mom. My crew and I would read each issue 100 times over and couldn’t get enough of it. On hindsight, maybe they got TOO wild. Not safe for work.