June 29, 2009

Locs...Todd Brown

Todd's Locs pretty much rounds things out as far as this line of questioning goes. From here, we'll do something different in the Q and A department; good thing we're going out with bang.

Name: Todd Carl Brown

Nicknames: Turkey, T Dubbs, T-1000, T Money, Fist of the North Star.

Age: Old enough to have fathered most of these little ingrates.

What’s your deal? Same deal, just trying to survive and skate another day.

Where are you doing it? MPLS 'til death, in North Easy but 'bout to come home to South Side.

How high can you ollie? High enough to beat Ray Barbee and Shawn Mandoli in '96, Active Demo-38 inches.

Can I have your board? Son, I weigh in at 240; that shit is flexed the fuck out the second I step on it you don't want it, trust me, plus I've given most of you hella boards.

Favorite local video? Any Roots video, all the local shit kills it.

What’s in your car? Tools of the trade.

It’s a hot day, should we go skating or swimming? Skate for sure; a gallon of water, a blunt, and some homies-don't care how hot, it's gonna get hotter. Plus I can't swim to save my life, ask Jackson. Circa '96 Huntington Bay; we tried to steal a little boat, like a row boat, but they pulled out the plug. Got half way out into the bay and the shit started to sink with me, Dan, this girl Trish and Marty in it. I thought for sure I was about to drown; Jackson saved me.

Who’s your favorite local skater? Oh shit, here we go, I hope I don't forget anybody. First and foremost, Dan Jackson (illest ever), B-Show (most underrated in the world), Dolo (the best), Ragsdale (illest style), Judd (dude raised me), Nasty Nesser (just plain sick), Rob Sissi (can do a 900 if there's a dollar on the line), Clint Peterson (wish I had his tre flip), Emeric Pratt (does anything really need to be said?), CJ (sickest young cat and has respect for the older Gods) Ryan Damian, London, Rada, Seth (true Root's Soldier), Cookie (only getting better with age-killing!), Bauman, Nate Reiman (my favorite skater-more heart than 10 dudes combined), The Badger (enough said), Dooner (pro before half you jerk-offs had a skateboard and could care less), Munz, The Viking, Danny Jansen, Biz, J.R, Steve Fuller, Pooh, Trees, Davis, Chris Johnson, Thatch, Joe and Dan Fobia, Husby, Evil Pat, Vang, Brad Marr, Eddie, Bill, Jammin' Jay, The Wizard, Ryan Weed, Cheese, Tucker, and Bovee. If I forgot anybody my bad.

Where’s the best place to eat? Murray's. My Grandparents got engaged there; I go at least once a year.

Mini-ramp and beer or out in the streets all day? I've been skating for 25 years and still suck at mini or any other ramp so streets all day.

How old are you in skate years? Old enough to not want to hear your 24 year old ass tell me how you you used to skate, but quit because of that one injury. I can barely walk at this point, so shut the fuck up with that shit. Also old enough to not want to hear dudes my age tell me about the old school. I was their to bra, the whole time, and so was most of my crew so save it.

It’s 10 PM on a Saturday night, what are you doing? Serveing cold ones to some jackass, wishing I would have stayed in school, while day dreaming about fakie ollieing a full size picnic table the way Sheffey did in "A Soldier's Story."

31 comments:

Jonathan Richman said...

Hyped to see Huesby get a shout out!

You Pour the Tea, I'll Get the Sugar said...

Respect.

Anonymous said...

todd brown s.o.t.y 2010?

SPRNTRL said...

one of the true Locs in the game. i've seen a lot w Turkey and rest assured that fool will be tre flipping when he's 80. good to see you out in the streets still.

Elijah said...

All you little shit stains need to give it up for T-Dubbs,
he showed alot of people (ones you probably look up to) how to hustle this skate shit before is was as big as it is now, and was always a cool ass dude. Roots Life!

-Elijah

Bill W said...

Todd, I can't think of one time I have ever skated with you and not had a great session.

evilonelive said...

You the man now dawg!
Can't wait to skate with you soon.

T Ferks said...

Keep on rippin' Todd!

THATCH said...

Hell yeah Turk!

Anonymous said...

I heard todd brown was fat and old.
I mean that's just what I heard...

aplusen said...

t-dub. one luv baby...

a plus

Todd Brown said...

Yes I am fat and old. But you will never be what I once was.

Love, Todd Brown.

Badger said...

Word Dubbs! We have been through so much shit together over the years. I even stole your car once! Good look out @ the bar for me this summer, you really know how to server up those "'Haas". I know you will be pushing wood for LIFE! One love son!

Anonymous said...

"But you will never be what I once was".
You will always be conceded on top of, fat and old.

Badger said...

Know why you will never be what Todd "WAS" or "IS"? Becasue your an "Anonymous" hater. There are a zillion of you out in the world. Todd is infamous, and there will forever be only one.

Ryan said...

Todd Brown is my brother. He saw me through my worst times, pink helmets, bad attitudes, and soooo many trife incidents! I love Turkey!!! You better keep skating and come out here in Oct. I checked and the Rocky marathon is not shooing this year!

Thadolo

Ryan said...

showing

Anonymous said...

Todd is infamous, and there will forever be only one, fat, old and conceded shit stains. There are a zillion of him out in the world.

Jonathan Richman said...

Wow Anonymous above, put your name. Balls up little guy! Todd Brown is rad, a bit righteous, but he has done so much for the scene so who gives a shit.

Johnny Reds said...

Hell Yeah! It's about time Turk got some shine on here! Todd man, your the shit... Thanks for everything you've done for me man. I don't say that enough. Fobia, then Roots. Much love and Respect. See you around homie!

dahlkyle said...

The video title tells me it's a memorial for a 6/7-year-old.

Anonymous said...

I am pussy, sorry Todd. I never skated and I have been sucking cock for years.

Anonymous said...

...it is the only thing that I am good at

Anonymous said...

Now that you feel good about yourself, shut the f*** up! "anonymous"

CARPS

Missa B said...

Wow! Apparently you have gone and pissed off some other lady. :O But because I got accused of being "Anonymous" I must set myself apart. Granted we've had our differences, Todd Brown is a great guy. My word: Get your ass off the stool and skate more. Why do you think I joined you last summer? Not because I wanted to be some cool kid, but because it's your world and I wanted to join you. And you know what it should always be the center of your world. You own it. Nuff said.
<3

boil the ocean said...

give us hell, quimby

Anonymous said...

Todd Brown is just a washed up drunk. Left the scene ages ago when he failed Roots miserably.

You should respect the people who really made it. Not just some has been who thinks he's cooler than he really is.

todd brown said...

first off i never thought i was "cool" I love skateboarding that's who i'am. Was i alway's the nicest dude maybe not. I always tried to be cool to everyone. Did I fail at root's? Yes. After that i teammanged slash repped shit for dobia and idota. Then dolo and i opened a shop in kato then i did roots again. I tried to do something for the scene and the people i love aka skater's. I was never good enough to be a has been. Thanks for that shout out. if you have such an issue with me aproach me like a man. Your a coward anybody can talk shit. what have you done? Hit me up 612 559 4839 you dont even know me im guessing.

todd brown said...

I left my number cause if you really new me you would know i have always been about unity for the scene. So hit me up no beef. I"m just an old skater who love's it till death. So man up. I never did anything for ego i started a shop at 19 downtown cause that's what we needed at the time. Same with Root's i felt the talent here needed to be spoken for. I did that for my friend's not me. Im i a drunk? At one point for sho. I now mange a bar and still skate every day and always have again if you knew me you would know that. I was honored when mike asked for my loc's. So if you want to hate be my guest you got yo me rad. But never question my love of skating or the mpls scene. I worked real hard so people like you would have some place to be proud of and so did all my friend's. I didn't do it alone and their were people befor me that i looked up to. So go skate if your really a skater skip the hate and go skate. I rember a time when it was us against them. this just make's me sad. Regardless i skate alway's have and will till can't. Peace to my friend's and a extra peace to the hater's cause you don't get it.

TB said...

Do you remember the late nights at the Fed, the parking garage or the dome? If you don't, then you Anonymous, are not really qualified to make such slanderous statements.

Todd had a huge influence on the Mpls skate scene back when there weren't many skaters around. There was a time when Todd tried to blend "clicks" together and make enemies friends for the betterment of the scene. There was also a time when he was generally welcoming to everyone and always willing to compliment something someone did even if they weren't in his immediate group of friends. He even tried to run a shop and then a board company, all for the skaters of Mpls.

That Mr. Anonymous, is worth a little respect regardless of what he became.

jamminjayjensen said...

Todd Brown = 100% Skateboarder

anonymous = troll

Todd Brown > anonymous

Hey Munzy, the comments section almost deserves to be its own blog now.