I was in Australia and broke both my arms, my thumb and two ribs. I was on the trip with a broken scaphoid, but managed to break my thumb and my radius while it was in the cast. I kinda belly flopped onto my cast and that also broke two ribs. My other arm slapped the concrete and it broke my other wrist. Getting hurt always sucks, and being hurt in another country is pretty scary. I had turned twenty one in oz and got wrecked after like 3 days into the trip. For two more weeks I cruised around and tried my best, but anyone that had ever broken ribs knows the pain, breathing struggles and how vulnerable we feel from the injury. My mom told me this was the first and only time I ever called from tour and cried. I was scared in the hospital and wasn’t sure exactly what was about to happen. The doctors said I needed surgery, but we decided not to because of me being on holiday. They do their best to reset the bones and put me in these two zoidberg cast things and wished me luck.
Upon my return to the states I stayed in LA in for a day or two to film something for a show on fuel tv called captain Casey. I never saw it and probably for the best. I’m guessing I didn’t say anything worthwhile or do anything. I was jet lagged, a broken boy, and high on a coffee cup of gummy bears. Maybe it was funny. I don’t know. The homie @keithericdavidson shot these two flicks of me in silverlake. This was 2004. I’ve never listened to Elliot Smith and probably thought the colors were cool or was told to stand there. When I did see these photos for the first time last week I noticed it was this wall. I saw him play in 99 in Berkeley with a friend without knowing his songs. I just was excited to be going to a show with a cool alternative girl. This story doesn’t go anywhere but I almost always remember little memories seeing photos from the past. This was also a time when I was cutting my own hair and wearing very small fitting stitches. Hopefully one day someone can help me get back to Australia to skate again. I truly dream of it
Thanks to Enriko for this link. Here’s the show.