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Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« on: September 04, 2018, 03:31:02 PM »
http://www.thrashermagazine.com/articles/videos/gilbert-crockett-s-we-rarely-get-stuff-this-cool-video/

That was a cool watch, having a shop with my mum would be so cool!

I liked his outlook on skating with his friends who donít make a living skating!

I know it wasnít anything standout but Gilbert looks good on a skateboard
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2018, 06:10:38 PM »
I actually had the opportunity to go to Cee Blues a couple weeks back. No Gil, but his mother was there and was super nice. Bought some salt shakers, a shop shirt, a crewneck, and my wife even got some shirts. The store is set up really well and all of the stuff in there is interesting and is obviously hand selected to be there. A lot of places have tried to do this whole vintage sell and half the time its just random stuff that honestly is not cool or desirable. Cee Blues definitely has a Western and Military theme in terms of what clothing they have, again adding to the cohesiveness of the store.

Oh! The prices are beyond fair as I honestly felt that they were not trying to capitalize on this growing trend. I'll certainly be heading back.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2018, 06:39:14 PM »
pretty cool.  I went to a restaurant a couple blocks down the other day and noticed this store.  I didn't go in though.  i'll try to stop by sometime

how ballsy was that back 180 nose manual in front of that car? haha
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2018, 07:21:41 PM »
This was sick. Richmond is about 6 hours from me, and I got the opportunity to shoot for the ESPN X-Games site at a Lost Bowl BMX jam up there several years ago. That back yard is gnarly. Cool city, with some interesting history (not all of it good) and very decent places to eat. This was a nice watch for sure.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2018, 09:42:33 PM »
Not the biggest fan of this dude but when he said the part about LA, I knew exactly why moving away from it would get him stoked on skateboarding again. For certain types of people, my proud shitty skateboarding self included, the farthest you get from LA skate culture, the radder and cooler it feels. The older I get and look back, there is something special in those far away from the industry ignorant curated bubbles you create in your little skateboard worlds.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2018, 07:09:17 PM »
Richmond is such a cool city with the sickest spots and I'm super bummed that the one time I visited, I didn't bring my board. I wish it wasn't on the other side of the country as me and I could visit again. And buy some stuff off Gilbert's mom, I would probably fan out just meeting her lol

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2018, 07:30:23 PM »
what the fuck is up with the weird censorship

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2018, 08:53:23 PM »
Dug the comment about skating around / with people who don't do it for a living (or work in the industry).

Considering I grew up 2 1/2 hours south of Richmond, I do regret not ever visiting it on a skate trip. We would always just blast up to DC, Philly, or NYC.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2018, 10:45:42 AM »
I actually think a lot about his move back to Richmond. I live in LA now and work in the film industry, but I'm from Kansas City and have lived in Kentucky and Alabama for a little while. I feel like somehow, this work that I used to feel really jazzed about and privileged to do, is just a little less fun out here. Everyone is expecting something and competing with each other. When I was just making movies because I liked it, it all felt a lot more organic and like I could really make choices that just felt good to me. Out here it feels like you're balancing what you love with 20 other people's expectations of what you should be doing.

I think a career in skateboarding is a lot like a career in any creative field (usually starts as a creative passion, you get noticed if you're good enough, you can move to LA and be very productive and make a lot of money, etc.). But there's definitely something a little soul-sucking about this city that was constructed entirely as a backdrop for creative commerce.

Gilbert seems like a great dude.
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2018, 10:48:37 AM »
I actually think a lot about his move back to Richmond. I live in LA now and work in the film industry, but I'm from Kansas City and have lived in Kentucky and Alabama for a little while. I feel like somehow, this work that I used to feel really jazzed about and privileged to do, is just a little less fun out here. Everyone is expecting something and competing with each other. When I was just making movies because I liked it, it all felt a lot more organic and like I could really make choices that just felt good to me. Out here it feels like you're balancing what you love with 20 other people's expectations of what you should be doing.

I think a career in skateboarding is a lot like a career in any creative field (usually starts as a creative passion, you get noticed if you're good enough, you can move to LA and be very productive and make a lot of money, etc.). But there's definitely something a little soul-sucking about this city that was constructed entirely as a backdrop for creative commerce.

Gilbert seems like a great dude.

If it makes you feel any better, most people in LA donít give a shit about the film industry.
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2018, 10:55:28 AM »
I find it adorable that he and his mom operate that little shop.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2018, 10:56:36 AM »
I actually think a lot about his move back to Richmond. I live in LA now and work in the film industry, but I'm from Kansas City and have lived in Kentucky and Alabama for a little while. I feel like somehow, this work that I used to feel really jazzed about and privileged to do, is just a little less fun out here. Everyone is expecting something and competing with each other. When I was just making movies because I liked it, it all felt a lot more organic and like I could really make choices that just felt good to me. Out here it feels like you're balancing what you love with 20 other people's expectations of what you should be doing.

I think a career in skateboarding is a lot like a career in any creative field (usually starts as a creative passion, you get noticed if you're good enough, you can move to LA and be very productive and make a lot of money, etc.). But there's definitely something a little soul-sucking about this city that was constructed entirely as a backdrop for creative commerce.

Gilbert seems like a great dude.

If it makes you feel any better, most people in LA donít give a shit about the film industry.

Sure? Maybe I misspoke -- I know that the vast majority of people living here aren't part of the industry, but when it's the world you work in and see day-to-day (as skateboarding is for Gilbert Crockett), it becomes pretty inextricable from your experience in the city.
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2018, 12:27:47 PM »
I actually think a lot about his move back to Richmond. I live in LA now and work in the film industry, but I'm from Kansas City and have lived in Kentucky and Alabama for a little while. I feel like somehow, this work that I used to feel really jazzed about and privileged to do, is just a little less fun out here. Everyone is expecting something and competing with each other. When I was just making movies because I liked it, it all felt a lot more organic and like I could really make choices that just felt good to me. Out here it feels like you're balancing what you love with 20 other people's expectations of what you should be doing.

I think a career in skateboarding is a lot like a career in any creative field (usually starts as a creative passion, you get noticed if you're good enough, you can move to LA and be very productive and make a lot of money, etc.). But there's definitely something a little soul-sucking about this city that was constructed entirely as a backdrop for creative commerce.

Gilbert seems like a great dude.

If it makes you feel any better, most people in LA donít give a shit about the film industry.

Sure? Maybe I misspoke -- I know that the vast majority of people living here aren't part of the industry, but when it's the world you work in and see day-to-day (as skateboarding is for Gilbert Crockett), it becomes pretty inextricable from your experience in the city.

ya most people in LA give a shit about the skateboard industry even less?

Definitely agree with what you are saying, the fun of actually creating gets muddied by expectations and pressure of the 200 other people around you doing the same thing.
only in skateboarding is putting an adult in a position where they might have to actually work for their income "ruining their life"  ::)

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #13 on: September 06, 2018, 12:29:50 PM »
I actually think a lot about his move back to Richmond. I live in LA now and work in the film industry, but I'm from Kansas City and have lived in Kentucky and Alabama for a little while. I feel like somehow, this work that I used to feel really jazzed about and privileged to do, is just a little less fun out here. Everyone is expecting something and competing with each other. When I was just making movies because I liked it, it all felt a lot more organic and like I could really make choices that just felt good to me. Out here it feels like you're balancing what you love with 20 other people's expectations of what you should be doing.

I think a career in skateboarding is a lot like a career in any creative field (usually starts as a creative passion, you get noticed if you're good enough, you can move to LA and be very productive and make a lot of money, etc.). But there's definitely something a little soul-sucking about this city that was constructed entirely as a backdrop for creative commerce.

Gilbert seems like a great dude.

If it makes you feel any better, most people in LA donít give a shit about the film industry.


Yes, but most people who live in LA that skateboard, give a shit about this corny ass skate industry. Which is basically the equivalent of Hollyweird in our world, isn't it.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #14 on: September 06, 2018, 12:49:58 PM »
i enjoyed this

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #15 on: September 06, 2018, 02:48:27 PM »
I liked the shy girlfriend cameo, that shit is key.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2018, 06:41:31 AM »
its nice to see a skater who isnt retarded

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2018, 07:15:37 AM »
Cut the bullshit - how many stars? (out of 10)

I actually had the opportunity to go to Cee Blues a couple weeks back. No Gil, but his mother was there and was super nice. Bought some salt shakers, a shop shirt, a crewneck, and my wife even got some shirts. The store is set up really well and all of the stuff in there is interesting and is obviously hand selected to be there. A lot of places have tried to do this whole vintage sell and half the time its just random stuff that honestly is not cool or desirable. Cee Blues definitely has a Western and Military theme in terms of what clothing they have, again adding to the cohesiveness of the store.

Oh! The prices are beyond fair as I honestly felt that they were not trying to capitalize on this growing trend. I'll certainly be heading back.

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #18 on: September 08, 2018, 01:58:57 PM »
Richmond is such a cool city with the sickest spots and I'm super bummed that the one time I visited, I didn't bring my board. I wish it wasn't on the other side of the country as me and I could visit again. And buy some stuff off Gilbert's mom, I would probably fan out just meeting her lol


as someone who lives in richmond da fuck are you talking about? we make do with what we have, there ain't no 'sickest' spots around these parts
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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #19 on: September 08, 2018, 04:58:23 PM »
Richmond is such a cool city with the sickest spots and I'm super bummed that the one time I visited, I didn't bring my board. I wish it wasn't on the other side of the country as me and I could visit again. And buy some stuff off Gilbert's mom, I would probably fan out just meeting her lol


as someone who lives in richmond da fuck are you talking about? we make do with what we have, there ain't no 'sickest' spots around these parts

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Re: Gilbert Crockett - We Rarely Get Stuff This Cool
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2018, 07:55:39 AM »
Richmond is such a cool city with the sickest spots and I'm super bummed that the one time I visited, I didn't bring my board. I wish it wasn't on the other side of the country as me and I could visit again. And buy some stuff off Gilbert's mom, I would probably fan out just meeting her lol

This is funny.