Thursday, July 8, 2010

INNER VIEW

ASK GRANT-


When you put your blood & sweat into something and make your mark that people will remember years from now, it's like a part of you is traveling through time. So much is going down as people give their answer to who they are and how they see things.


Had a chance to hang out and have some beers and laughs not long ago with some dude named Grant Peterson. You may have heard of him. We've talked in the past since FOTS was born and we knew we wanted to work together. But it took all of about a minute after actually being in the same place to get the vibe of a real friend in the crowd of over a thousand other unfamiliar faces. He was genuinely stoked that a couple random jerks traveled a ways to check out what he had going on.


Born Free Show from BornFreeShow on Vimeo.

Grant is an involved man that has had his hands full of some pretty heavy shit. Being a part of FMA, Born Free, Street Chopper, The Beautiful Buzzards, being a builder, time traveler, and just a good solid dude to name a few. He agreed to let us add to the heap and throw some random, serious, funny and stupid questions at him. Hope he doesn't regret the decision.


Leave a comment and if he has an answer, it will be part of the interview by everyone and anyone that cares to ask a question. Some 'by the people and for the people' kind of shit. We are cooking up some of our own and will lay it all on him and have it up around the end of the month.

8 comments:

  1. What do you dig thinking about the most, Born Free 1, 2 or 3? Any changes in mind? Stay gold.

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  2. Does Harpoon wear slacks to all the parties or just the special ones?

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  3. Are there any plans to make street chopper a monthly publication?

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  4. my son wants to know,who's your favorite muppet and why?

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  5. I KNOW QP AND CLYDE ALSO RESIDE AT THE FMA WORLD HEADQAURTERS,WHAT ARE THEIR ROLES AT FMA? ALSO WHAT INSPIRED YOU GUYS TO START FMA? WHATS THE STORY?

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  6. whats your take on the 'scene'? after doing the ride to skate in philly for a few years now, i am still amazed at how rad most of these folks are & the skills and eye for design some of these home builders have. how do you think things will change over the next few years? do you ever fear that what you hold near & dear to your heart will be blown out & douchified by its popularity? i do a little but i just keep meeting more & more rad people who are true as fuck & ride & build their hearts out.

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  7. Clarke, do you wanna put back up my answer about born free?

    Harpoon usually wears his white boogie shoes to most parties, he'll pair them with his fancy pants for real special dance parties.

    As far as Street chopper goes it's not really up to us because the company is so big, it's actually up to all of you! THe more they sell the more they'll print. We already have taken it from near death at once a year just two years ago to 90,000 copies quarterly, so it's getting there. I was just happy that Jeff got control of it so the two of us could fly with it.

    As far as muppets go it's hard not to love Animal, but there's some sweet characters like GOnzo or the two sarcastic old guys in the balcony.

    CLyde is the new FMA butt licker and guard dog. He likes to sleep on our pillows while were away. THe QP is the female design consultant and shipping deapartment head. Oh and she packs all the company sass.
    Harpoon has been screen printing for like 15 years and even has a degree in it. SO he would always make some cool shirts and give them to friends. THis went on until a few years ago when i was like "these are good, lets do it for real". HE's a bit too much of an artist to hold down the biz side of it which is where i came in and took over that side as well as brainstorming together. Now we have EZ that draws most all of the designs and we have been trying to get the parts biz going that we took over from T-Bone. We were stoked that deal worked because we had been kicking around a few parts we wanted to make, but it's tough because there are some many compaines making parts. Ours are good niche parts and are made in the USA. We have more stuff in the works, but it's all money and time. We are just a few dudes doin' it with what little we have to work with, i type this from the FMA head office in our tiny kitchen on a desk made from an old high school door! it's great when people get our shirts or parts and are genuinely stoked, makes it all worth it becasue it's a lot of work.

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  8. Clarke, do you wanna put back up my answer about born free?

    Harpoon usually wears his white boogie shoes to most parties, he'll pair them with his fancy pants for real special dance parties.

    As far as Street chopper goes it's not really up to us because the company is so big, it's actually up to all of you! THe more they sell the more they'll print. We already have taken it from near death at once a year just two years ago to 90,000 copies quarterly, so it's getting there. I was just happy that Jeff got control of it so the two of us could fly with it.

    As far as muppets go it's hard not to love Animal, but there's some sweet characters like GOnzo or the two sarcastic old guys in the balcony.

    CLyde is the new FMA butt licker and guard dog. He likes to sleep on our pillows while were away. THe QP is the female design consultant and shipping deapartment head. Oh and she packs all the company sass.
    Harpoon has been screen printing for like 15 years and even has a degree in it. SO he would always make some cool shirts and give them to friends. THis went on until a few years ago when i was like "these are good, lets do it for real". HE's a bit too much of an artist to hold down the biz side of it which is where i came in and took over that side as well as brainstorming together. Now we have EZ that draws most all of the designs and we have been trying to get the parts biz going that we took over from T-Bone. We were stoked that deal worked because we had been kicking around a few parts we wanted to make, but it's tough because there are some many compaines making parts. Ours are good niche parts and are made in the USA. We have more stuff in the works, but it's all money and time. We are just a few dudes doin' it with what little we have to work with, i type this from the FMA head office in our tiny kitchen on a desk made from an old high school door! it's great when people get our shirts or parts and are genuinely stoked, makes it all worth it becasue it's a lot of work.

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