Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First responder: Joe Hammeke

So yesterday morning I got the idea to do interviews on my blog. So I thought up some questions and emailed them out to almost every single skateboarder that I know. Some (actually most) of you haven't responded so I'm going to take that as a sign that you're taking your time on the questions to make them good. I'll be posting up people's responses over the next few weeks, and I'll continue to interview skateboarders that I meet along the way.

The first person to respond with all the questions answered fully was my friend Joe Hammeke. Joe is a rad dude from Omaha, Nebraska who now lives in Tempe, Arizona with his wife and dogs. I don't know Joe super well, but I think he's an awesome and helpful dude. He actually changed my brake pads for me once when they were really bad, so the way I see it Joe saved my life!

Name:Joe Hammeke

Top 3 favorite cities: Barcelona, Portland Oregon, somewhere I have never been

Top 3 skateboarders: Leo Romero, Cardiel, D Way

Top 3 skateboarders that you know personally: Hewitt, Partanen, that kid pushing down the street w/ flatspots worn out shoes and razor tail

When was your prime? Never had a prime

5 good bands: Interpol, van halen, gories, dead moon, new order

5 good songs:where have all the good times gone van halen, lets go new order, highway to hell ac-dc, the greatest cat power, summer lovin travolta and olivia newton john grease

5 tricks that you can’t do: front side rock and roll, hard flip, nose blunts, switch heel nose grind nollie heel out wilshire 15, pull a rabbit out of a hat

Spirit animal: goldfish

5 good books: catcher in the rye, Lightroom 3 for photographers, honda civic haynes manual, last of the Mohicans, crazy from the heat

What’s the worst? Negative attitudes

What’s the best? Hate shit island

3 good non skateboarders: nelson mandella, steve jobs, not att

What do you like to do outside of skateboarding? Drink beer, explore the wilderness, Visit hate shit island

What is your prized possession? My good friends

What will end the world? Shortage of beer

See Joe's photos here and here and here.

Here's Joe skating in Omaha back in the days.


  1. Mine must have gotten lost in the mail....

  2. good interview. When will you interview dry bones?