In this episode of the podcast we have Patrick Nagy, the brand manager of Black Label, and John Lucero's right-hand-man. Pat's been apart of the Label now for over a decade and has done everything from filming and editing to building websites and traveling with the team. This conversation covers everything from: finding skateboarding, moving to California to pursue music & skating, getting connected with the Label, skating with Guy Mariano, Daewon Song, Salman Agah, Matt Hensley, and plenty more epic stuff... I hope you guys like it!
Patrick also plays music in the LA area, so if you want to checkout some of his band's music you can do that at: http://newevilmusic.com/
To stay up to date on the podcast you can follow the page on Instagram/Facebook @skatebrainpodcast
To get in contact with the host of the show you can do that @rshaw78
In this episode of "Skate Brain" I (Riley Shaw) meet-up with Brendon and Dakota at Shady Lane to talk skateboarding. These guys are pure skate rats plain and simple. We talk about how they got into skating, early days of street skating in Atl, drunken antics, the filming process for SEC 4, and more... Big ups to them for letting me record them and stoked to see some new parts from them in the future. Hope you guys enjoy!
To follow the podcast more you can do that @skatebrainpodcast to reach out to the host you can do that @rshaw78
We all remember the hometown heros we grew up watching. The guy at the park that killed it harder than anyone and made you want to take a step back and just sit down and watch them skate. With this being said, I grew up watching Fletcher and Jr. skate at Progressive Skatepark. To me, they were pro. They inspired me as a kid to push my own skating as well as a lot of others who skated the park and looked up to them. Fletcher and Jr. have done a lot for skateboarding throughout the years and have taken many opportunities because of skating. Whether it is a contest, local video, or a skate lesson these guys live skateboarding. In this episode we discuss some of the opportunities they have taken over the years: highs and lows, east-coast/west-coast, video parts, sponsorships, and plenty more... I hope you guys enjoy!
If you liked the episode you can reach out to Jr. @solomonjrmosley or Fletcher @fletcher_renegar on Instagram and let them know. To reach out to the host of the show, you can hit him up @rshaw78 to find out more of the podcast you can follow @skatebrainpodcast
In this episode of the Skate Brain Podcast I (Riley Shaw) share my own experiences in life and in skateboarding. This episode covers early days of finding skateboarding in a small town, becoming a part of a skate scene, filming, moving, injuries, and more...
If you liked this episode let me know @rshaw78 or @skatebrainpodcast
Thanks & enjoy!
In this episode of the "Skate Brain" podcast I (Riley Shaw) head over to Buckhead, Atlanta, to meet-up with local skateboarder Shareef Grady. Shareef recently underwent surgery after tearing his meniscus, ACL, and MCL, but this hasn't hindered his love or passion for skateboarding. We sat down and the conversation began to flow. We cover everything from; moving to Atlanta, early years of skating, traveling to LA, touring the Fucking Awesome warehouse, doing a never been done trick on Wilshire 15 and later finding out Clint Walker did the same trick, having a Jenkem article, going viral, owning his own company Pretty SB, and more...
This kid has nothing but pure love for skateboarding and it clearly shows in this episode! His message is clear, he wants to enjoy his time with friends and have fun skating. Once again, I'm stoked he was down to make this happen. Shareef, you're the man.
If you want to checkout any of his stuff you can follow his IG @prett.reef or checkout his company @pretty.sb if you want to learn more about the host you can follow him @rshaw78 also you can keep up with the show @skatebrainpodcast thank you guys!
In this episode of the Skate Brain Podcast, I (Riley Shaw) have a conversation with Kerrick Hall, Jacob Danowitz, and Jake Vezeau. We cover topics such as: early influences in skating, opinions on filming tricks at the skatepark, change in the skate industry, Vx1000 vs. Hd, slams/injuries, Widdip, favorite local skaters, what makes them stoked to skate, what they hate, and everything that makes skateboarding rad. I'm hyped they were down to make this happen and nerd out on skateboarding with me. Enjoy!
If you want to reach out to Kerrick you can do that on Instagram @downvotes if you want to reach out to Jake you can do that @brasscinema if you'd like to reach out to the host of the show you can do that @rshaw78
To learn more about Widdip you can visit: widdip.com or check their Instagram out @widdipatlanta
In this episode of the "Skate Brain" podcast I (Riley Shaw) travel to Station Square Apartments aka "Seaboard" to meet up with my friend Andy Harrison to interview Atlanta skateboarding legend Jed Davis. I had heard Jed was a character and needless to say he did not disappoint. This episode compiles just some of his many life experiences and I'm stoked he was down to share with everybody. The conversation ranges from: getting his first board in 86', building ramps in the driveway, becoming a Skatepark of Tampa local in the 90s, competing in Tampa Am, going vegan, owning a skatepark, moving to San Francisco, living in Japan, finding his home in Atlanta, living in Seaboard, viewing skateboarding as a martial arts, growing mushrooms, living like a monk, and more. If you want to get the full experience, you have to give it a listen! Prepare to be taken into the mind of Jed Davis everybody, Episode 8!
If you enjoyed this episode let us know! You can reach out to Jed @igottawriteabook or to the host Riley @rshaw78
To stay updated on new episodes you can follow the podcast on Instagram/Facebook: @theskatebrainpodcast give us some feedback, or let us know who you would like to see on the show. Thanks guys and peace!
Reached out to one of the good homies Thomas McElroy about being the next guest and he was down! I first met this dude back when I was living in Alabama for a bit. We always had pretty heavy conversations whether it was about skating, or life in general. Needless to say this conversation did not disappoint. We cover his early years of skateboarding, moving to Switzerland, experimenting with psychedelics, moving to Orlando to pursue music, meeting Evan Smith and more... Thanks for the feedback so far, you guys are awesome. As always if you would like to reach out to the host of the show you can do so on Instagram @rshaw78
In this episode of "Skate Brain" I meet up with two friends of mine: Anthony Iacone and "Incognito." These guys are rad and definitely have a unique outlook on life. We talk about growing up, finding skateboarding, film-photography, making homemade skateboards, pet peeves, moving to England, hockey, making short films, and more.
It was a lot of fun making this episode and if you listen all the way through you'll find a secret code to a giveaway.
If you want to learn more about Anthony you can follow him on Instagram @anthoniaconeman if you want to learn more about Incognito you can follow him @instacognito or checkout their short film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3DX0rNA9qvA
You can follow the host of the show Riley @rshaw78
Hope you guys enjoy!
In this episode of "Skate Brain" I (Riley Shaw) sit down and have a conversation with Taylor Gilmer & Denzel Smith. Taylor & Denzel run a local "zine" entitled Home. Home encompasses their creative vision of blending Atlanta skateboarding and horror films. We cover their early influences in skateboarding, growing up in a small town, horror films, the inspiration behind Home (getting super caffeinated), and of course Atlanta skateboarding! Their passion for skateboarding, creativity, and art really shined through on this episode and I'm stoked for you guys to listen! If you want to learn more about Taylor and Denzel you can follow them on Instagram @topsyturbzy (Taylor Gilmer) @denzdesigns (Denzel Smith). To learn more about their creative project "Home" you can follow @home_atl or go to their website: Homeatl.bigcartel.com
You can also see their work firsthand at the Atlanta Zine Festival on September 23rd and 24th at Murmer gallery. To learn more about the host of the show you can follow him on Instagram @rshaw78
Thank you guys and enjoy!