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This is one of my favorite stories from the #elgatoclassic in…

This is one of my favorite stories from the #elgatoclassic in…

By |April 18th, 2018|Categories: Syndicated Content|

This is one of my favorite stories from the #elgatoclassic in January. Rick Blackhart author of “Ask The Doctor†in #thrashermagazine. His pro days date back to the mid #1970s. This guy is a character man.

We met almost by accident. I had a selection of this photo series up on display in #palmsprings at the #hardrockhotel for the El Gato event. People were milling about having a few drinks. As was I! Out of the corner of my eye I watched a dude draw a Hitler #moustache on my @mrolson print! Which one of my favorites of the series, and the one that gave birth to this whole journey. WTF! Nah, that didn’t really just happen? Yup it totally did! Paused for a second to evaluate what might be an acceptable response? “Dude… You just fucked up my favorite print!†“Oh those are yours! Man I wasn’t thinking, I’m really sorry. How can I make it up to you?†He admitted he was wondering why I hadn’t included him yet! LOL. And I was planning on it. 

So we agreed that he was a bit of dick and he would submit to a portrait and sign the print with a bit of an apology. I also realized in the moment that this whole chain of events really encapsulated the culture of #skateboarding and #punkrock form the early days. Dudes doing stupid shit just because. I have done it and I know way to many others who have as well.

So Rick Blackhart and I are good! And I am happy we were able to make the portrait happen. But that doesn’t mean I cant rub it in a bit! Check the last image in this post. Haha. Love ya buddy!

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