Sunday, April 16, 2023

Extra Phat Yeah Right At Twenty. April 16, 2023. Mostly Skateboarding Podcast.

This week, Templeton Elliott, Mike Munzenrider, Patrick Kigongo, and Jason From Frozen In Carbonite are all together for the Extra Phat episode celebrating 20 years of Yeah Right from Girl Skateboards. Listen here and subscribe on iTunes or Spotify.

No deep dive on show notes because I needed to bang out the podcast before traveling.

This week, Mike is stoked on his Minnesota State Parks pass, grilling, and losing his mind over Timberwolves basketball.
Patrick is stoked on Spitfire Wheels, Alison Roman’s Sweet Enough release party, Easter/Passover, a lovely Arsenal shirt courtesy of The G-6 Closet on Grailed, new Kevin Bilyeu DC part, and Brooklyn Projects’ No Cure for the Sickness.
Templeton is stoked on an upcoming trip to Boston.

1 comment:

Justin said...

BA has a Trunk Boys tattoo.

As everybody said, Yeah Right was very much a video of 2003 that captured the era, warts and all. My favorites were Brian Anderson, Marc Johnson, Mike Carroll, Robbie McKinley, and Rick McCrank. For the skits, I liked the Magic Board and Owen Wilson's silly skate gossip. I know I watched it a bunch, but I don't recall if I started fast forwarding through sections. I must have because I know I never watched Koston's part after a few viewings. Too much attitude and a song I don't care for. I wasn't into the music for Jereme's part either. The montages didn't cut it at all.

I remember the line about Spike skating harder than the guys with pro boards. I could never tell if it was a joke or not. Probably 60/40 one way or the other.

Daniel Castillo was eventually granted a pro board.

Colin McKay went to Seek before Yeah Right and then was on Plan B II in 2005.

I thought Gino's part was good, like it showcased what all the hype was about with him. The song was terrible, although it fit perfectly for the skating and era. Not really sure a tune about partying and drunk driving is exactly a great choice, considering everything.

Didn't Mike York ride for the reboot of Blueprint? He did Turf, too. His skating was relatable because he didn't always slide the tricks the longest or maybe his toe dragged a smidge. I felt like he maybe had some issues with people and that's why he wound up on strange sponsors.

Alex Olson was added to the team in 2006. He left in 2013. He split for Vans right after Fully Flared in 2008.

Scott retired after Fully Flared in 2007.

What about Baker/Deathwish or Deluxe? Neither of those really have the same energy Girl/Choco had back then though. Close, but not the same.