Glen Plake is the most famous skier ever, in my opinion. While his skiing has always been top level, no matter what type of skiing he was doing at the time, he’ll always be remembered as the guy with the Mohhawk. The guy who, along with Scot Schmidt, Mike Hattrup, and Greg Stump, created the overused word Extreme. From arrests to celebrities to his thoughts on the state of skiing, here is the best of Glen Plake
2:00 Plakeisms: Glen’s thoughts on global warming, the hotel (ski industry), going out into the back country, traditional skiing, and technique. He keeps it real
10:43” Plakeisms: Glen’s thoughts on global warming, the hotel (ski industry), going out into the back country, traditional skiing, and technique. He keeps it real
34:15: Getting arrested with 40 pounds of Mushrooms and how Blizzard of AAhhh’s saved him
38:00: Being an innovator in Snowboarding in the early days with Shaun Palmer
47:00: Evander Holyfield
49:00: Meeting Seal and realizing the connection between his music and Stumps films
55:00: The Patrick Duffy Baja 500 story.
Photo Credit: The Glen Plake FB Page
Tim Eddy is one of the more positive people you'll ever meet and he happens to be a pro snowboarder with an interesting story. He started slaying rails and rocking a persona known as T-Money when he was an up-an-comer on Burton and then he really found his true, wacky, self when he left the brand. We talk about being an am, what it means to go pro, the financial crisis, tiny homes and more...
Tim Eddy Show Notes
2:18: What is the Rat Race all about?
5:00: From Mass to Sacramento to Truckee, getting into skateboarding,
6:00: Finding snowboarding and being inspired and not taking snowboarding serious
14:35: Going to a Charter School, being a responsible young kid with a little money
20:31: The difference between being an Am and Pro in snowboarding and having a pizza sponsor
24:50: The financial crisis and many more things change life and make Tim into who he is today
31:28: What happens when he finally goes pro?
33:30: Energy drinks and being positive all the time and donating to charity
35:51: Building the Childerness (his tiny home with concrete skatepark) and then losing it 6 years later.
Hana Beaman has been a professional snowboarder for half of her life. She has been on the podium at the X Games, shredded powder in Alaska and done everything in between…but her real focus in life is finding fun. On the podcast, we talk about her career, test tube babies, gender inequality in snowboarding, and a lot more…
Hana Beaman Show Notes
3:31: Growing up Big Bear Lake, her test tube sister, pirate ships, and ski tote catalogs.
6:50: How did she get into skiing and getting her first snowboard from Tom Simms at age 6.
14:00: Seeing her first snowboard movie, Decade, and seeing Snow Summit as a park.
14:56: Was she a regular high school kid and sports in high school.
16:38: Sierra Nevada College and snowboarding and meeting the right people
17:50: Seeing the path and dropping out of school
26:40: How soon does success happen for her?
28:57: The US Open in Vermont and other contests
30:31: Who did Hana look up to early on in her career?
32:54: Being a woman in snowboarding and difference in treatment and pay
37:50: How was she at contests mentally and meeting celebrities
40:52: Getting frustrated with the scene and going to ride powder with Travis Rice.
45:53: Being a pioneer on content early in her career
48:34: The Full Moon Film
51:26: Snowboarding today and the tricks
52:26: Real estate and where she lives
54:20: What’s next for Hana and what people said about her
In 1987, the (West) Seattle music scene and Easy Street Records were both in their infancy. Both the scene and the store showed a DIY ethos that is still apparent today. The global culture that was created by the scene was cultivated locally by the store. There were a lot of players in Seattle, Matt Vaughan was and still is a very important one…He would never say that but he says a lot on the podcast.
Matt Vaughan Show Notes
2:43: Major developments in the world of Easy Street,
4:30: New Orleans and the Pearl Jam in-store that was the inspiration for Record Store Day
14:08: Growing up in Seattle with the Hattrup Family.
16:00: Matt’s grandmother invents the surf short with Hang Ten
18:05: Matt’s family growing up
22:12: Matt’s mom creates Queensryche and Matt tours the world with them at 16
28:38: Matt was the Senior Class President when he wasn’t being suspended
31:45: Working in record stores, college and how he started Easy Street.
36:18: Surviving the first few years, dropping out of Seattle U and going all in in
38:53: Death and music
42:37: West Seattle in the late 80’s and the long hours of owning your own business
44:54: What is Matt thinking now about the business, going on the road with Alice in Chains for two tours and managing bands
47:30: Moving Easy Street to the best corner in West Seattle and a lot of music history
53:35: Giving exposure to bands that made it and the ones that had exposure handed to them
58:10: Cowboy Coffee
1:00: Eddie Vedder works at Easy Street to sell Ticketmaster tickets
1:04: Winning the 2016 EV Games
1:05: The Beastie Boys replace their stolen records at Easy Street
1:10: The Easy Street Café opens in ‘99
1:12: The Queen Anne days and closing the store
1:19: How has the internet impact business?
1:22: The Café experience
1:25: What is next in the record store business? How does he keep Easy Street alive?
1:27: Brands in the airport
1:28: Who’s the most talented person he’s ever met?
1:30 Who’s the biggest asshole he’s ever tried to help out /
1:31: What’s the nicest thing anyone’s done for Matt in his work life?