Rich Monday – Skateboarding Reality Check Starting in 1977 Rich Monday joined the skate community and became a local presence in the Modesto skateboard community. His parents used the local skateboard park, “The Heat Wave” as a 7 day a week day care and each day he was dropped off for hour after hour of skateboarding adventure. Rich Monday started competing locally and after the popular park closed the local crew united again through high school and at an empty swimming pool in the neighborhood on Rumble Road. The Rumble Pool Crew, after seeing their beloved skate park close, now … Continue reading California’s Skateboarding Underground
Let The Games Begin. Let’s Start This Rock And Roll Party! The Southern California Smash Mouth Local Punk Rock Legend Maty Almost crashed my house for a discussion about his new band ‘Almost Criminal’ and to do a sit down interview with me for my new zine book series coming out called ‘STAMINA.’ Yeah when the long time punker and hardcore historian Maty stops by to ruin your home, your wife and your life as you know it, it meant a few things to me. It meant no sleep for a couple days, playing the U.S. Bombs really loud all … Continue reading Rich Monday And Maty Almost Wake Up To A Sleeping Town!
Duane Peters And The Great Unwashed The Master Of Disaster Invented This Trick And Nobody Dare Do It. “The Invert Revert” D.P. Truly A Living Legend And Hard As Nails Though Life’s Trials Continue reading My Skateboard Friend And Hero Duane Peters – The Original Skate Punk
The Master Of Disaster Adds Another Chapter To His Skate Punk Book Of Horrors! I’m sorry to announce this about a friend and hero of mine, Skateboarding and punk rock legend Duane Peters has come under the gun again in what looks to be yet another tragic chapter in Duane’s life. Last Friday the 7th of February, Duane Peters committed career suicide, which now we hear, may end up with time spent in state prison for felony domestic violence. Technically he was charged with, “felony willful infliction of corporal injury.” This news has already affected the industry in some areas … Continue reading Duane Peters Biography Update 2014
Maty’s Corner Issue # 6 Skate Rock San Jose- Steve Caballero and The Faction The first incarnation of The Faction were Steve Caballero, Gavin O’Brien, Craig Bosch, and Russ Wright. This lineup only lasted through a couple of practices when Craig Bosch left to join local punk band The Unaware. Bosch was replaced by Adam Segal who also became the band’s de facto manager. The Faction were a hardcore punk rock band. Pioneers of the skate punk era during the early 1980s many band would follow their after. Starting on Halloween 1982 out of the streets, pools and ramps of … Continue reading Maty’s Corner # 6