I Ain’t Worried

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Lately…it’s been about a bag of Skittles.

I am normally not big on crazy candy…oh, I have the occasional Snickers…but, HARDCORE candy? Not so much. Recently though, my Girl and I have been as y’all know…hittin’ the rinks on our skates and having a really nice time of it.

The ritual has come to include a bag of Skittles to the dome during the session. Me being me, I now have the liquor store full-on dispenser box of individual bags…I want my good feelings to last. I am packing some in my skate bag right now…ready for this week’s session.

Stoked.

I’ll have pics, and some stories next week. It’s a big time/sad time this season for rinks around California.

Today is DROP DEAD LEAVE THE BUILDING for Del Monte Gardens in Monterey…it’s over, and they are gonna demo the whole shot. End of the month is last session at Milpitas, and we lost King’s Skate in Sacramento in May.

I have been back in the garage…back in the studio…cranking out pieces here and there…and just ratcheting up for a flurry of work this year.

It’s on.

Here’s my first pair of custom skates I have made. My Lady’s Father helped, along with my buddies Josh, Bruce, and skateboard collector bros, Kray and Eggman in locating parts. My Girl kicked the wheels, and I had some killer ceramic swiss bearings laying around. The polishing and powder were done by my buddy Chris. I fabbed the plates and did all of the design and mounting.

So…it’s been about the little things…

 

“I ain’t worried about a god damn thing
I hear them talking. I ain’t listening
Listening
How many times did you tell me I was wrong
But I didn’t listen to you and I only stayed strong
In a world where people don’t hang on too long
I belong – I belong
Prove me wrong – Prove me wrong
I ain’t worried about a god damn thing
I hear them talking. I ain’t listening
Listening
Out come the wolves in the lunar light
Final flight you’re wrong, I’m right
Talk to me straight man, but be polite
You hear my scream cause this one bites
I ain’t worried about a god damn thing
I hear them talking. I ain’t listening
Listening
I’m Matt Freeman I’m coming in quick

I got a 64 Merc and a clutch that won’t slip
I don’t give a god damn what they say
I’m born and raised in the east bay
I ain’t worried about a god damn thing
I hear them talking. I ain’t listening
Listening
I take chances that most won’t take – Right
I get knocked down I won’t break
Get it clear and make no mistake
This town’s filled with rattlesnakes
Black Brown White we’re all punk rock
We’re the kings of the low income block
Worn out sneakers skinheads mohawk
When we all get together yeh the music won’t stop
I ain’t worried about a god damn thing
I hear them talking. I ain’t listening”

“I ain’t Worried” by RANCID

Oh yeah…Matt Freeman is super cool…I cannot speak on the claims of his Merc’s clutch, but he’s a neat dude.

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