I remember the Ollie Tyreman of 2002, the overly keen young lad from Padiham that wanted nothing more than to one up Ben Grove, literally jump off buildings, front board massive rails and enthusiastically talk for hours about Ben Gilley.
Now in 2008, Ollie works at Central Skatepark in Manchester, is obsessed with the cities musical heritage, has chilled out on the ‘leaping off massive stuff’ route of skateboarding that he was taking, instead finding himself currently playing the role of the well rounded individual who will skate anything. His inability to figure out whether he is aspiring to be Ian Brown or Ian Curtis has spawned the nickname ‘Ian Crisis’, but at a mere 19 years of age, I doubt we’ve seen everything Mr Tyreman has to offer.
Anyway, check out his ‘Last Orders’ now, and thank God the Gilley idolising didn’t last…
Drink you ordered: Sprite 3G energy drink.
Person you spoke to: My girlfriend Mercedes on the phone.
Meal you ate: Massive pasta box full of peppers and shit.
Trick you filmed: Cut away shot for this edit me and Rogie are doing or I guess a fs wall wank in I guess as a legit trick…
Photo you shot: Frontside nosegrind pop out.
Country you visited: Czech Repubic.
Thing you skated in your hometown: Well I don’t really live in Padiham too much at the minute so I guess Manchester is home for a while…but the new set up at Central and the new pavement on the way to Spar.
Skate event you travelled to: Burnley Interact – closing down jam.
Trick you lost: Fs blunt slides….they’re on their way back though! ha!
Book you read: “Skins” a book about skinhead culture and fashion in the 80’s. It’s a modern day classic!
Time you were outraged: At weekend when I realised I had not seen my mates in like a week because they were all in Newquay having a laugh whilst I worked. Be reet though not much out rage in my life, it’s chillin. Ha.
Piece of advice you received: My Grandad “fackin get training everyday lad” advising me on Marathon training.
Song you sang along to: Devandra Banhart “Long Haired Children” or The Beatles “Taxman”.
Film you watched and enjoyed: ”Rise of the Foot Solider” was the last film I watched but the last one I enjoyed was “Kes”.
Film you watched and hated: “Green Street”…his cockney accent is fucking terrible. Plus the softest looking cunt on earth is in a football hooligan film? Treacherous!
Skate video you watched from start to finish: New Antiz Video.
Website visited: The Flora website to get my info pack on the London Marathon.
Thing you downloaded: Flora New York and London Marathon Info pack! haha!
Clip watched on YouTube: World record sprint 100m. Pure pisstake!
Skateboarder who impressed you: Some lad at the Mystic cup who fakie flipped the massive driveway. He was a prick though, mind. Rob Smith is always good to watch too.
Trick you did with no shoes on: Backside 360 ollie
Floor you slept on: Slept on the floor for a while at my house the other day to try sort my back pain out.
Memorable thing Stansfield said: Anything that monkey says is amazing. Such as “Grove? Nahhhhhhh mate”
Time you said “never again”: After swimming 55 lengths at the aquatic center the other week. Fucking pissed on any post skate ache ever!
Item of importance that you lost: My phone for a short while last night…found it again now like! Panic on!
Time you feared for your life: Anytime I am in the back of my mates Louie’s car. He is the worst driver ever! Seriously shit at driving! Haha!
Ollie Tyreman – Note/Joe Gavin “Workers and Lurkers” (2006)
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