THE LOST AND FOUND 5 MINUTE INTERVIEW
WITH VAUGHAN BAKER AND COLIN KENNEDY
Since the release of the Blueprint Lost and Found DVD we thought it would be fun to ask Vaughan Baker and Colin Kennedy some words about the current state of affairs. Ralph asks the 5 minute questions whilst the boys were on tour.
Do you think it’s necessary to go Stateside for skateboarding like it was 10 years ago?
Vaughan: It depends on what you want out of skateboarding really, if you want to be a superstar or if your sponsors are based in the US then that’s what you have to do. If staying in Europe and riding for companies over is what you want then you can get by skateboarding here, which is great!
What was the hardest thing for you to do for Lost and Found?
Vaughan: Having surgery and other injuries in the time the video was being made was a bitch ’cause as soon as I could skate the camera was back in my face! Still hurting and trying to get back on it that was the hardest challenge I’ve ever faced in skateboarding, plus not having any self-confidence. But all’s good now I’m fixed and getting back on it.
What are you’re plans now the video is done?
Vaughan: I’m going to concentrate on doing some things for some of my other sponsors as well as Blueprint, maybe visit some friends abroad and get some stuff done there. But mainly a lot of skateboarding and decorating my flat!
What was the last skate video that you really enjoyed, and hated?
I don’t watch them too much, so I couldn’t really say. I saw Him’n’ Bam, that Scotish video recently, I enjoyed that a lot, and the new Toy Machine video.
As Europe is the hub of skate trips today, where was your favourite place to visit and why?
Vaughan: To be fair I haven’t been to that many different European countries, I’ve been kinda stuck in the Spain vortex, so my knowledge of Europe is quite small.
How long did you work on your part for? How long did the video take in all to complete and what was the first trick you filmed, and what was the last?
Colin: Total filming period for the video is going on 3 years.so, off and on for that whole period. Ah filmed most of my part in the winter times though min, the summer’s weren’t really doing it for me, ken? The last trick I filmed was at London bridge two weeks ago, first trick? Ah day ken, Ah’ve nae even seen my part yet.
If you could share a part with somebody, who would it be and why?
Colin: Neil Blender. We could then re-create the section he shares with Jason Jesse in Full Power Trip, a cheeky wee whoor an a half lang Gullwing trucks video from the early 90s. I could play a poor Jesse impression, but I could definitely pull off a pivot fakie somewhere and hopefully Blender would be stoked, that’d be good for me.
In normal film genres, what film would L&F be?
Colin: It would be equivalent to a Michael Palin travel documentary, a microcosm of ‘Around The World In 80 Days’ of sorts, a cultural learning experience, hopefully you will come out the other side inspired and refreshed, you might even feel warm inside.
Where are you trying to take your skating since the last Blueprint video? Are you switching up the spots, toning down the tricks, turning up the heat?
Colin: Taking it to the cleaners and back, trying to keep up the pace, few new things thrown into the mix because ah forgot how to do all my old tricks, definitely switching up the spots though ken, just for inspiration and fun, nowt like riding a fresh wave on a fine summers morn.
If you could skate with a famous person/musician, who would it be and why?
Colin: Tom Weir, he has a TV show called ‘Weir’s Way’, he has travelled to the far reaches of this fine country for the benefit of the viewer, he might not be that well known outwith Scotland, but he truly is of open mind so he would certainly try his best to learn and embrace the experience.
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