Yep, this is the penultimate ‘Last Orders’ interview of the year, with UK Creature representative, long time Vans family member and chief designer for Gravity skateparks, Mr Marc Churchill!
Have a read of Marcs wise words, then scroll to the bottom of the page for his section from Andy Evans 2003 release ‘Straight to Video’. Word.
Drink you ordered: A nice crisp Heineken from Goblets!
Person you spoke to: My boss at Gravity about the opening of the Wakefield skatepark.
Trick you filmed: Front Lip round the wave/taco thing at Eastleigh bowl.
Photo you shot: Same as above.
Country you visited: Prague for a piss up! Oh sorry, the Mystic Cup, yeah that’s it!
Thing you skated in your hometown: Eastleigh bowl yalll, Mark Tibs was killing it! Watch this space!
Skate event you travelled to: Damn I’ve been so busy haven’t been to anything since the UK Champs! What a wonderful weekend of tomfoolery and a bit of skateboarding!
Trick you learnt: Front smith grind fronfside rock ‘n’ roll no hands down or anything………honest! I’ll put it on youtube yeah!
Trick you lost: I have an ongoing battle with blunt fakies for some reason, I think its after watching my brother trying to learn them many moons ago and hanging up so much his hip was so gnarley!
Book you read: Well that would be, hmmmmm, ‘Of Mice and Men’. Or the new prEN regulations for skatepark building! Riveting stuff that!
Time you were outraged: Every day to be honest, if I can’t find something I’ll make something outrage me then I can get on with my day!
Thing that made you laugh til you cried: A conversation with Andy Evans about his new video involving a sketch with Mark Munson! Cant wait until this is out!
Piece of advice you followed: “Fuck it!” That really helped!
Time you spoke to Nowik: On the way back from the pub inebriated think he called me from Oz, I told him he was a prick for being in the sun enjoying himself then verbally abused his girlfriend, it was a moment for sure!
Song you sang along to: Slayer, Cult on the way to work this morning.
Film you watched and enjoyed: ‘Beauty and the Beast’ tour dvd, or The Warriors, damn that films good!
Film you watched and hated: Thought the new James Bond was pretty whack! Wouldn’t say I hated it though!
Skate video you watched from start to finish: The new Thrasher Brutallity! As Porno would say, “its bangin’ butt”
Classic skate section you re-watched: Jason Jessee ‘Streets on Fire’. Daily!
Website visited: The Sidewalk forum of course, Bear fix your Caps Lock you specky twat!
Thing you downloaded: Some new update thing to turn your Xbox into Nintendo wii replica.
Memorable comedy incident involving Powley: The whole of the Prague trip with him abusing Euros for inflicting bennihanas and other such atrocities, whilst he got rosie on whiskey! Powley drunk= fun fun fun.
Skatepark you finished designing: I just put a layout together for a top secret location in the British Isles that will blow some minds me finks!
Unfinished Gravity park you couldn’t wait to skate: Wakefield of course although I was itching to skate Decoy Bowl in Newton Abbot. Proper stoked on that one!
Skateboarder who impressed you: Geeez hard one that one because I havn’t seen Nowik in so long! Even though hes been doing the same run for 13 years he still manages to impress me! Other than that id say Caradogg Emmanuelle and the new Anti Hero kid Robbie Russo!
Time you said “never again”: Probably waking up in my flat ruined from the night before with people (mainly Welsh and Irish) scattered about and the place and the place smashed! NEVER AGAIN! See you at the weekend yeah?
Item of importance that you lost: My mind! Think I had it in my back pocket and it slid out down the side of the sofa with that one sock and the remote for the telly!
Time you feared for your life: On the way back from Prague the turbulence was proper gnarly and it was so scary, but then I kinda got into it and started laughing and shouting much to the annoyance and disbelief of the guy sat next to me praying! Ha ha. Or the first time I got in the car with Jerome after he passed his test! Shit the bed! He got better!
Marc in ‘Straight to Video’:
Marc Churchill – “Straight To Video” (2003) >>