Author Archives: bladeordie

#73: Chad and Brad Anthony

Chad and Brad Anthony are twin brothers who rollerblade. Chad and Brad Anthony hail from Kentucky, but this last year, they were everywhere. From the A-Town Stomp and the Blading Cup to Schmidty’s Ramp and Camp to the Windy City Riot, the Southern Scrum boys put some miles on their Winnebago during their “Born Free […]

#72: Matt Murphy

Matt Murphy is an OG NorCal native. Since Murph and I had an hour to kill on our way to a session in St. Helena, I hooked up the audio gear in my truck and we recorded on our way north. We talked politics, comedy, what skating means now versus when we were kids, and so […]

#71: Shredpool

Shredpool is, well, he’s not Deadpool, but they are kin. They both stab people for a living. One talks about taking his rollerblades to a skatepark to show kids how it’s really done. This one does it. Ol’ Blade Skillson talks about his stockpile in the League of Xsjados, who can help him get himself into […]

#70: Jason Reyna

Jason Reyna is everywhere, from being the “Daniel Kinney of the Blading Cup” to being in Chris Haffey’s corner at the Nitro Games. Reyna was in Oakland for a turn-and-burn for work, so we took the opportunity to talk about being grown grommets, the different styles of skating today, what’s in store for the Forecast […]

#69: The Ghost Ship Fire

On Dec. 2, 36 people were killed when a fire broke out during an electronic music show in a warehouse known as the Ghost Ship in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood. Oakland’s arts and music community rallied in the wake of the tragedy, hosting benefits for families who lost loved ones, as well as attempting to protect […]

#68: Michael Braud and Philip Moore

Philip Moore and Michael Braud are two southern gentlemen who have been skating and filming together over the last few weeks here in the Bay Area. We talk about Making America Blade Again, 2016 as a whole, and racism in fast food chains, and why pizza is not a vegetable. The song at the break […]

#67: Kevin Chow

Kevin Chow has been everywhere forever. Kevin is a mainstay in rollerblading, from writing profiles for Daily Bread to being part of FISE in France, this Canadian-born Barcelona resident has had his hands in more rollerblading-related events than, possibly, anyone else. You can download the episode directly here, or on iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. (Subscribe, if you […]

#66: Trump and the Riots

Sometimes I talk to myself. This time it’s about covering the 2016 election, rollerblading through the protests and riots that followed in Oakland, and the ramifications of underestimating the “fly over states.” The music at the second break is “The Last Days of Oakland” by the Fantastic Negrito. (You should buy the full album.) You can download the […]

#65: Omar, B. Free, and the Oakland Blade Jam

Now in it’s fourth year, the OBJ is getting back to the streets this Saturday, starting at Madison Park in Oakland. Right near the Lake Merritt BART station, if you’re in the Bay, there’s no reason to stay away. Omar, B. Free, and I talk about the comp, a few things that are resting heavily on […]

#64 Matt Lewis

Hello, and welcome to the Rock Town Podcast. Matt Lewis is the founding editor of the zine-turned-literary journal, The Radvocate, which publishes poems, fiction, non-fiction, art, photography, and illustrations by bladers and non-bladers alike. A publication of So Say We All, a non-profit in San Diego, it recently released its 14th issue. (Psst…buy it by […]