Why ‘Kill Yourself’? Well that’s our shop motto. Most people take it the wrong way, what it means is ‘Put everything you have into what you’re doing’. Just kill yourself for it, whatever you’re doing, go all the way with it. Oh, I like that now. I didn’t want to say anything but when I first saw it I thought it was a bit of a ‘rebellious teenage goth’ kind of gig. [laughs] Well maybe there is a little bit of ‘Fuck You’ in there as well. You seem to live significantly differently to the majority of BMXers, and you’re trying to open some eyes, so if someone wanted to shake up their world and change their surroundings for the better, what can people do? I’d just like to get people to realise that the information they receive from all channels of media is dramatically censored. On the whole, you are presented with a very narrow set of options for how you’re supposed to live 106
and ride, and it’s hard to deviate from that, mostly due to the role money and wealth play in that game. I’d just like people to realise that there are other options available and with a bit of willpower people can live how they like, not just how they think they have to. What’s up with your black arm tattoo? What does it say above it? It says ‘Becoming Nothing and Something Forgotten’ – it’s a reminder to draw strength from everything. When it comes down to it, we are all becoming nothing, we are all going to go back into the earth and disappear. No matter how famous or popular or amazing you are, it doesn’t matter where you are or what you’re doing, everyone ends up the same. So I find that type of thought very inspiring, to push out and experience life to the fullest. Your ferret is biting my arm!? Oh sorry, I’ll grab him for you. Bones! Get off him! His teeth are fucking sharp! Yeah they are huh.
The Albion BMX Magazine Issue 6 Original release date February 1st 2012