Mon, 1 August 2016
This episode Nate and AJ Skype in with Pierre Wikberg shortly after a fire in his NYC apartment building is extinguished. We discuss Pierre's career behind the lens filming and editing many of the best snowboarding videos ever made Ie - Lame, Afterlame, Afterbang, the D.C. Mtn. Lab and many others. We also get the story behind his footage of Ingemar Backman's historic backside air. Then the discussion takes a turn into deeper waters - we discuss Pierre's Atheism and political leanings.
We touch on the following topics:
Fire in Pierre’s building!
Moving to NYC
Working with Ken Block
Santa Cruz Wheels of Fire and Powell’s Animal Chin
Filming Ingmar Backman’s backside air (the shot heard around the snowboarding world)
Filming rally car driving
Donald Trump's face on Half Dome
Trump rides a scooter
Populism in social media
Socialism in Sweden
The American Dream
Being a "Right Wing" Swede.
Chris Christie and New Jersey
Climate change discussions on Facebook
Sitting at the window seat on a flight (Louis CK everything sucks video)
Focus versus multitasking
Cell Phone addiction
How songs from snowboard and skate videos influence musical preferences
Listener questions Matthew Yarboro, Uncle Roofus , Justin Majeczky
Snowboard/Skateboard song trivia
New Deal Useless Wooden Toys
Skate and snow nerdism
The cloud and video editing software.
VX and GL2’s
How to properly film with an iPhone - AKA stop vertical videos!
Social media etiquette
What advice would you give to your 18 year old self?
Quotes from this Episode:
"I film snowboarding with my Iphone all the time (now), but I just don’t go on paid trips to film triple corks."
“I always think that content is everything.”
“The internet killed my livelihood - it killed the dvd… But I welcome it with open arms."
“If you have a good GoPro or an Iphone and you have Bobby Worrest skating through NYC… That’s better (content) in my opinion.”
“For people that have met Ken, know that he’s a charismatic and to some an intimidating person. I’ve only know him as a really fun guy who scored on a high school adventure that turned into a really successful business, but also a snowboard nerd."
“When I clicked with Travis Parker… I was like, I get this guy.”
"… And then the Natas part came on and I think I blacked out!”
“I bought Ban This for $60.00… That was like two months income at the time!”
“I actually filmed skateboarding before I saw a skate video… I wore out so many pause buttons!
“It was a pivotal moment in my life (filming Ingmar Backman’s backside air)."
“I’ll talk smack on NASCAR, but I’ll defend rally, because it’s probably the most complicated motor sport.”
“Ken definitely likes to scare anyone (in the car with him).”
"Todd Richards can’t sit in the car with him (Ken).”
“I can’t even find the spark plugs on a car.”
“We bought rubber bands for like $18,000.”
“Riding through the house was one of the highlights.. Ken was just like why don’t you put some snow there and ride off of the deck?”
“I think everyone is born an Atheist, I just stayed with that..It’s not even a topic in Sweden - because, like 90% of the population is Atheist.”
“I think it’s dangerous, what is going on in the US and in Europe, with positions that are boing racist bigots."
“If there’s 7 billion people on the planet - there’s less than 100 million that want Trump for president.”
“The United States is so polarized. Bernie is a radical like Trump.”
“Sweden is such a small country - you have the size of California with the population of Manhattan."
“There’s actually downsides to socialism, I’m actually a right wing Swede.”
“Yes, it’s the land of opportunity, but it’s also the land of too many dreams that will never be fulfilled.”
“My girlfriend now my wife, had never seen a homeless person, because we don’t have that.”
“When I’m Oregon, I feel like I’m in Sweden… I feel like I’m home.”
“You know if you talk to vegan cause they’ll tell you in thirty seconds.”
"I’ll watch earthlings and still go to Chipotle and get my barbacoa, but I know that I’m in the wrong.”
“Forty percent of Americans don’t believe in evolution, I don’t believe in forty percent of Americans.”
“There’s been like over a hundred versions of a virgin born person under a star with wise men… It’s mind blowing to me to be that ignorant to not see the pattern."
“I’m addicted to power on my phone…It’s the biggest first world problem.”
“I have 20 to 100 tabs open at any given time.”
“I can tell you what stance every riders is (regular or goofy) - never been wrong.”
“I’m obviously against vertical videos on youtube…. It really really bums me out.”
“My camera was my ticket to the world and to meet amazing people and I wouldn’t change a thing about it."