The Good Ol’ Days: Skateboards and Grunge Music
I’m only 24, but sometimes I like to pretend that I’m old, and I reminisce about the “days of ol'” and how that music still “ain’t got the same soul.” I like that whiny grunge rock and roll. And the incessant whiny alt rock that followed. I also used to be really into skateboards, even though I could not, myself, skateboard. It looked so cool watching these bands skateboard in their music videos, upset because society rejected them and simultaneously too cool to care. Between Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” and Beck’s “Loser,” I’m not really sure which better spoke to me or my generation.
Anyway, I’m older now, and more responsible. But that still doesn’t stop me from daydreaming over at WareHouseSkateboards.com about what kind of skateboard wheels I’d want for a custom-designed deck. I’m not able to get a tattoo right now, so custom-designing a skateboard is the next best thing for me. It fuels my inner rebel to read about all of their different kinds of wheels: some for street use, some for pro use, some for better turning and gripping; it fuels the inner geek in me to find it online at a lower price than trying to pick them up in the store. Plus, around here in the mountains there aren’t too many skate shops, so the internet is a shopper’s paradise.