Any parting words?
My dad had this quote pinned to the wall of his studio that didn’t make sense to me until I got older. It’s from Calvin Coolidge: “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.” Makes a lot of sense now.
*An excerpt from GIRL/CHOCOLATE art director Andy Jenkins' interview with SLAP
**As a youngster, I really dug Girl/Chocolate for their esthetic(s), funny fun serious team, personalities (i.e.- Mike York, Keenan, Spike Jonze...), dope skating, etc. I think my role model was a cross between Eric Koston and Mike York. Haha.
I visit the CHROMEBALLINCIDENT blog everyday to revisit older skateboarding magazine excerpts. Recently that blog put up a post on Greg Hunt, with the ill quote.
Q: "What's one thing people should know about life?"
A: "It's short." -Greg Hunt