Lodge Guest, Philip Evans
Name: Philip Evans
Current: Job / school: Freelance shepherd
Where are you from? Bray, Ireland.
Where do you currently live? Malmö, Sweden.
What nationaly do you feel the most? Brayish
Family status: I have one
Age: Aul lad
Sponsors: Lyons tea
Years of skateboarding: 20
Board size: Anything in the range of 8.6 – 9
Wheel size: 52/53ish
Trucks: Indy 159s/Ace 55s (depends on what Denis Lynn “borrows”)
I change set up every: Every few months to try a new shape but not too often in winter.
Current Board trend: Whacky racers
Please state your type of terrain on your board in hours, days and years or other
(Skatepark) Flow Street 60%
Long board: 0%
Please tell us about your daily DAY by the hours, (or tell us about your longest day the last week’s) we want to know how your day is looking like
07.00 wake from a nightmare
08.00 back to sleep
09.00 Wake up. Cold shower, coffee, porridge.
10.00 Cycle to the office – no social media or phone usage beyond telling the time
12.00 Edit – Coffee – Snus
13.00 Sandwiches! (grilled in winter)
18.00 Cycle home, take a nap
19.00 Din dins
20.00 Skate Bryggeriet
21.00 Sweat a lot, realise I’m the worst skater I know
22.00 Cold sweat cycle home
23.00 Read in bed
24.00 Dream of hanging out with Bam
01.00 Wet the bed
How are you doing at the moment? Just fine. Chilling in my Ma’s place in Ireland, belly full of Sunday roast and a couple of creamy pints.
How is your body at the moment, (injuries, knees, back, and so)? Sciatica in my left hip, driving me slightly mental.
When did you start to skate and why? What tricked you into this?
I seen some guys on my street doing it and its just looked too fun. So I swamped a Fender-stratt copy guitar and 20 punts with a dude at the end of my street (called “Shadow) for a second hand Jeff Hedges Santa Cruz board, yellow rat bone wheels and a pre-grooved gulping/maroon indy combo. The guy gave out to me when I didn’t look after the bearings because his friend gave him them “from an airplane”. Sidetone, I later met Jeff Hedges at Vert Attack and he was really sound.
Do you think you made the right choice (instead of playing football FX?)?
Most definitely. Although I’m equally as terrible at skating as I was at football and G.A.A. (Irish football). I was always in goals as I was shit, and then in skateboarding I ended up filming a lot as I’m also shit, the goalie of skating! Wahay!
Please comment your feelings, memories (if you are that old) & know how about Skateboarding in the
80s Knee boarding on a plastic “gooby” board into a crack in the path and ripping a perfect hitler-shaped scab above my lip.
90s Nerding out on everything, starting to go on little adventures into Dublin and beyond.
2000+ Owning way too many skate videos and going on lots of fun trips
2010+ Owning way too little skate videos and not going on as many trips as Malmö keeps getting new stuff
Do you feel skateboarding is in a good way?
If I just go skate with friends then its A.O.K. Everything else doesn’t really matter after that.
Where do you stand & please comment with skateboarding in the Olympics?
I stand on the podium, bringing another gold back to Bray.
Where do you stand in terms of politics?
When I chill, I chill with,
I’m have been on a mission lately in (with)
Denis Lynn, never a dull moment with the self proclaimed clown baby.
Dream session would be,
Any mates up for banter. A bunch of old and new friends came to Malmö for a few days in the summer and that was pretty perfect, bunch of ballroots just rolling around having a giraffe playing tippy mickeys.
Lately I have been working on,
Anything that’s fun or that I can learn something new from. Most recently a fun project with Denis Lynn that should be done next year. A skate animation thing I’ve been working on for over a year. A video with Sarah Meurle where we’ve been shooting at dawn for the special light and empty streets (and tired eyes). A few videos for various kommuns around Sweden for the Svergie Skate Förbund. A new documentary project back here in Ireland. I’ve some other stuff too, I work with some nice dudes in Mellow CPH during the winter if I can, nice to try non-skate work during the winter to get a balance going. Also got a side project with Mike O Shea that we’re figuring out.
When I was little I would like to,
Be a wrestler. (specifically the Ultimate Warrior)
When I’m home I like to,
Eat, watch movies, podcasts.
I normally call my homies for,
Your homies are,
I enjoy going to,
The pool hall
Beer: Porterhouse Plain
Wine: Red Red
Liquor: Irish whiskey – Jameson and beyond
Lunch: Sandwich x 3
Dinner: Something with garlic
Late-night snack: Chip and dip
Resturant: Sara falafel
Skateboarders: Nate Jones/Chewy Cannon/ Denis Busenitz/ Melph/ Michael J. Fox
Skate spot: Bray banks/Norrebro spot tour/Dublin street skating
Skate film / clip: Jason Dill Photosynthesis/ Nate Jones Real to Reel
You fave Tricks: Front rocks, Front pivs, kickflips , nollie flips occasionally) tre flips (1 of 10)
Art: Dave Shrigley/Mike O Shea/ Don Conroy
Film: Too many..but the ones I rewatch: Thief/ Heat/ No Country for Old Men/ The Shining/ Full Metal Jacket/ Fletch/ Terminator 2/ Glengarry Glenross/ Manhunter/ Team America/ Street Trash
Music: Lately: Action Bronson/ Merle Haggard/ Various Madlib incarnations/ Homeshake/ Gibbo/ Willie Nelson/ Miles Davis/ Show & A.G./ John Cale/ J.J. Cale/ M.C. Pitman/James Brown..and on and on// DJ Digga mixes on Mixcloud are great too.
Book: Most recent good ones; Sapiens/ The Snowball/ The Brain that changes itself/ Anne & Barry
Writers: Roddy Doyle/Bukowski/ John Fante
Actors: Al Pacino(hoo haw)/ Christopher Walken/ Robert Duvall/ The cast of Fair City/ Sean Penn/ Harvey Keitel/
Skaters: Gibbo/YOR/Jean Jacques Phelps/ Angvar/ Emma/ Egg/ Skinny.. whoever’s down for a sesh, so many rad skaters here.
Homeboys: Gibbo/ Barry/ Ronnie/ Don Jillon/ Mikey/ Egg/ Walter/ Fun Bobby/ Oyuki/ Bam/ Moriarty/ YOR/ Maeter/ Me mate Ben/ Damo/ Yer man/ Yer wan
TV: The Wire
Camera: Current gh4/ crappy sony hi8/ 100 super cameras/ fisher price PXL 2000
Phone: iPhone -4
Car: Not anymore (formally me Da’s Honda civic)
Bike: Has 2 wheels
When was the last time you really won big time?
When was the time you really lost big time?
Losing people sucks
When I travel, I always bring,
Birra chocolate, tin o snus, a few bob and the Pint of Harp.
Best travel advice I can give is,
Travel with your equals or your betters or Denis Lynn
Best life advice I can give is,
If you fold up the zip on a Y.K.K zipper it stops it zipping down.
Are you good with money (do you plan, safe it, cash in or blow it)?
I try to plan it but the best laid plans of mice and men..
Best travel memory you want to share?
Lots, but the disastrous ones are usually the funniest. I was trying to screen a video in Postojna, Slovenia while there with Craig “Questions” Scott. The locals were pulling out all the stops and even brought a generator to the spot. Just as we had an image onscreen Craig said “What would happen if I did THIS!” and he shut down the whole rig. Everyone was really pissed off at him, but instead of repenting he went around the corner to the buffet that had been laid out and pissed all over it. Then he tried to sleep on the mini ramp flat bottom but everyone kept dropping in on him. Wonder why?
When I do not skateboard I,
Still sweat a lot. Play pingis. Go walkies. Check out galleries. Loose at Fifa to Josh (16:9). Bike Duel with The Egg. Think. Read. Draw. Dance. Ludo.
My fitness program is,
Do you care about your health?
Anything that concerns you at the moment?
Decreasing human interaction.
When I get old I want to,
Still look this bad
I would NEVER,
Use force in the chin game (http://www.thechingame.com/)
I would like to see more of,
Aidan Walsh, master of the universe.
That one time where I was in jail because of,
I’m a nerd
I should do more of,
Min Svenska är inte bra, men jag jobbar på det.
My future looks like,
I dream of some day that I would,
Be the face of Bray
On Netflix / YouTube / Internet I watch,
Narcos/Action Bronson watches Ancient Aliens/ mind numbing editing tutorials
If I could change the world I would,
Elect Gibbo for president
Everybody should own a,
Loaf of bread
The hobby I have, no one knows about is,
I will never get rid of,
I would love to be in a movie with,
Any regrets in life so far?
Not getting Richie Kavangh’s autograph https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgDpJcqCWIs
I currently follow (social media, instagram twitter, Facebook)
Illyfilly, he seems to have a promising acting career ahead of him, seems that have figured out how to operate a plank too.
On FB I really like “Limmy” – Scottish comedian.
Long socks. “The secret to good skating” according to J Mag
Random story’s you want to share?
Most of them are from shitty jobs I’ve had, which are usually the most fun. I worked in an old man’s shoe shop for a while and one of the old dudes there, Pat, (a man who had never tried pasta apparently) he used to say the worst stuff to customers it was like only I could here him. “Now sir… prrrrick!” A nun was once asking too many questions about show laces so he promptly yelled “fuck her out!” He was an easy man to wind up too, all you had to do was asking him if he liked ‘bread and butter pudding’ and he’d steam up and tell you it was “A fuckin poor man’s desert!” Its funny seeing people who just become intwined in an institution and can’t really function or see beyond it.
I started working at an Off License (systemet) when I was 16 – the older dudes sent me on chip runs and one time they put in a pretty sizeable order and even told me to treat myself (should have seen the red flag there). They were pissing themselves when I came back with full hands as they’d given me a counterfeit fifty. Ignorance is bliss!