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Running free with the pack, celebrating life & the nature all around us while honoring that which binds us.


We are a tribe of adventurers guided by spirit animals.


THE MOUNTAIN ROADSHOW IS OUR INNER SPIRIT. FOR OVER 25 YEARS THE MOUNTAIN HAS BEEN WOVEN INTO THE FABRIC OF THE ROAD. OUR ROOTS ARE GYPSY. TRAVELING FROM STATE TO STATE ON TOUR, SELLING & TRADING OUR ARTWEAR, PERSON TO PERSON; CAMPING, EXPLORING AND SHARING ART, MUSIC AND TALES ALONG THE WAY. AS OUR TRIBE GREW AND OUR LEGEND SPREAD, POW WOWS, STATE PARKS, CAMPGROUNDS & TRUCK STOPS SOLD OUR ARTWEAR, MAKING IT EASIER FOR OUR PACK TO FIND THAT NEXT GEM FOR THEIR COLLECTION. THE MOUNTAIN ROADSHOW BRINGS US BACK TO OUR ROOTS AND OUR MISSION: CELEBRATING LIFE AND THE NATURE ALL AROUND US, WHILE HONORING THAT WHICH BINDS US. WELCOME TO THE TRIBE.

PACK LEADER • BRIGHT KRINSKY PHOTOS • DANIELA MARIA, ZACH EPSTEIN & TOM MULL ELEMENT SKATE CAMP DIRECTOR • ANDY DICKER THEWORBLE.COM • TOM, STEVE & DAVE MULL ART/CREATIVE DIRECTOR • @MICHAEL.MCGLOIN WOLFPACK • @GNARJAG @DAVERMONTMULL @TOM_DULL @STEVEMULL_ @YAWNSNARLOS @COLORBLINDBOWEN @DNLAMRIA @Z_EPSTEIN @MOSAIKKERI @SEANBROCHILL18 THE MOUNTAIN ROADSHOW ZINE V1 SPRING 2016. ALL IMAGES AND LOGOS HEREIN ARE ©THE MOUNTAIN® OR THE RESPECTIVE PHOTOGRAPHERS AND ARTISTS & USED WITH PERMISSION OF OUR ROADSHOW PARTNERS.


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A N I M A L IMPULSE T O U R IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, The mountain x ELEMENTAL AWARENESS x the worble hit the road to skate the wilderness and concrete jungles of the northwest, this is the photo journal of that journey.

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This is not the case with Dave Pino. Dave is the real thing. A rock ‘n roller who naturally and effortlessly preserves the essence of a golden age in rock ‘n roll even though it was slightly before his time. DAVE IS CURRENTLY ON TOUR WITH ANDREW W.K. & PPL MVR.

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with A wildly creative approach as seen in his “My War” feature in the October 2015 issue of Thrasher Mag. WE SIT DOWN WITH DAVE, while packing for the Animal Impulse Tour & asked him a few questions about skating and rewilding.

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T H E M O U N TA I N M A K E R S With systems already in place to re-use waste water and to recycle ALL PAPER & cardboard, a textile re-purposing project seemed like a natural choice and so The Mountain Makers was born!


Interview with a wildman by Bright Krinsky In the end of 2010 I moved back to New Hampshire from Los Angeles. I was looking for a more rootsy/woodsy music, art and skate scene, and wanted to rediscover my New England roots. I eventually found what I was looking for in The Worble, a brotherhood of Vermont skaters documented by Tom Mull. When I saw footage of these dudes board sliding logs and skating on rocks, dirt, and busting tricks over snowbanks to banjo music, I knew the Worble boys would be a perfect match and great ambassadors for The Mountain Roadshow. Ironically, The Worble is now based in the concrete wilds of Los Angeles.   Recently Dave Mull has been the star of The Worble with his creative approach to some pretty big and gnarly shit as seen in his “My War” feature in the October 2015 issue of Thrasher Magazine. while packing for The Mountain Roadshow x Worble Animal Impulse Tour of the Northwest, I asked Dave a few questions about skating and rewilding in the city.  1

You’re from the wild woods of Vermont. Now that you’re living in the concrete wilderness of Los Angeles, how do you feel that your rural upbringing affects your approach to urban skating? DM: As a kid I was the most excited about skating when I built some elaborate feature; one in particular: a sheet of plywood stacked on bricks with a one-foot gap to another sheet of plywood stacked identically, leading to a rail (more of a shaky wooden balance beam) made from three two-by-sixes nailed together. The “rail” was also stacked on bricks. Does it sound a little precarious? It was- it fell apart every other time I tried skating it. I think I liked the idea of our homemade skate spots being “alive,” having some sort of animate unpredictability in them, just like the woods I played in and the trees I climbed in my family’s yard. I like finding spots in Los Angeles where I get to experience similar wildness in the feature, as if the feature was skating my board, just as I am skating it. What are some differences that you’ve noticed between the skate scene in New England and Southern California? DM: In New England, or at least in the far north, each skateboarder you encounter is very different from the last in character and in style, so it almost entirely eliminates any real idea of competition between any of them. It’s about coexistence there. Here in Southern California, it sort of feels like a race for the temporary rewards that skating has to offer. I’m guilty of falling victim to this; whether it be sponsorship, the relief and pride of doing a trick, outdoing another skater or being somehow successful in the industry, this place can fuck with what I love most about skating.   Where do you like skating more: East Coast or West Coast? DM: Despite my answer to the previous question, this is a tough one! The heat of the southwest keeps you consistently warmed-up and ready for any given day. But I’m going to have to go with the East Coast, particularly for the autumn season- it’s hard to beat skating in cool air while intermittently sipping on hot coffee amidst trees in their fall foliage. We are about to go on an epic camping/skating trip through the Northwest. Do you have any goals or ideas for this trip? DM: I want to see myself as part of a wolf pack during this trip, and to experience every position of whatever hierarchy forms. I want to skate wild and be supportive in all situations whether I’m the alpha, a subordinate, etc. The wanderlust of the wolf is shared by most skateboarders, I think, no matter what the risk or reward.


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Where are you most excited to travel and explore/skate in the future? DM: I share the dream with a Mountain Roadshow advocate, Nate Benner, of building a network of cabins in the woods that are connected by skateable bridges and music playing through speakers hanging from trees. Wait for it. I noticed you have a lot of deep ecology books scattered about. What are some books that you’ve read recently and do you think they’ve affected your approach to skating or life in general? DM: I just read “God’s Dog,” a book about coyotes by Hope Ryden. Coyotes thrive in the wild as well as in and on the borders of cities, and are some of the most playful, loving and spontaneous predators; sometimes I imagine I’m a coyote, haha.      The Worble incorporates some imagery of Henry David Thoreau, an unlikely candidate for skateboarding. Can you tell me about that?

You’re rocking Window Grip with cool artwork on all your decks. Tell me about Window Grip and how you choose the artwork for your deck.

DM: Thoreau, like the wolf and the skateboarder, had wanderlust.

DM: Unless it be a means of thanking people who have supported me, I like Window Grip to draw attention to wild animals and themes. It has been a good part of my late interest in ornithology (check #worblebirdingwindow and #windowgrip on Instagram).

What is the connection between skateboarding and nature? DM: Most skateboards are made from maple trees. How neat is that? As an upside downer (a derogatory term for New Hampshirites by Vermonters) I dig the “Rewild or Die” thing. Tell me about Rewild or Die. DM: Damn, I think everything in the United States, maybe the world, needs to be told to “rewild or die.” Basically, if you’re not embracing your wildness and physical and spiritual connection to the world, what do you live for? That phrase “Rewild or Die” is The Worble’s way of communicating to the world, mostly through skateboarding, how important it is for a human to be spontaneous and ever-changing, like the world we are forcing so brutally to change.    

That sequence you got in Thrasher was some insane big boy shit! Tell me about that day and getting that trick. DM: My brother Steve and I were wondering how either of us would approach the spot, and we began evaluating it in ways we would have when we were kids. Once you involve plywood in a skate spot you can get really creative, for better or worse. I noticed that you could take the starting point of the spot to a new height (literally) by dropping from a gate onto the plywood, which would give you twice the speed, in effect adding to the intensity of the trick… then, opening my eyes a bit more to further possibility, I saw that very gate was a way to skate the entire fifty-foot-long or so ledge. Eureka!

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A lot of skaters when they fall, get really mad, throw their board on the ground, yell, curse, act like a three-year-old having a temper tantrum. When you fall you almost always come up smiling or laughing. I’ve always really appreciated that. I see younger kids really pick up on that kind of stuff and it’s awesome to see a positive role model. DM: There have been times when I’ve thrown my board and been at my wits’ end, but it’s always led to more frustration. Somehow over time I’ve come to more fully embrace the fact that one day I will die, and the most depressing thing would be to leave this world in a tantrum. I’ll go out fighting, and would want to give hope to other people, skaters or not, no matter how much pain I’m in at any given moment. Letting myself laugh at my mortality helps keep my head clear, and adds some levity to rough situations. BK: So Zen dude, Love it!   What music do you listen to before and during the filming of a video part? Do you listen to different music for casual skating? DM: One time while skating an eighteen-stair handrail I was listening to a slow folk song by the Great Lake Swimmers, and last month while filming at a twenty-stair handrail, no headphones on, I was inspired simply by the howls and “yips!” of my friends and brother cheering me on. Another time we were filming at Gould Academy in Maine for my “From the Borders” part, and we could hear a student playing classical piano inside the cafeteria; that was the most peaceful film session I can remember. You have definitely been stepping up your game recently and getting pretty dangerous. What does your mom think about this? DM: She gets worried, obviously, but I think she understands how I enjoy a simultaneously exciting and peaceful lifestyle that comes from my approach to skating. I Love you, Mom. I heard you have a new video part coming out. When do we get to see it and can you tell us a little bit about what we can expect? DM: Heck yeah! The part, along with my little brother’s, is going to be on the Thrasher website at the end of September 2015. If you want to see a butt-shot of me climbing a tree, check it out! Also, with the help of my friend Alex Farrara and his Leatherman tool, I bend and peel back three schoolyard fences to make some otherwise unskatable spots skatable.  

I think The North American wildlife Art of the Mountain goes really well with your woodsy and wild Vibe. What’s your favorite Mountain shirt? DM: I’m a fan of almost every wolf, bear, fox and eagle graphic, but the now discontinued loon will always be my favorite. What is your spirit animal? DM: Coyote for sure. I once played my banjo while a coyote stared right into my eyes, listening to me. But I don’t think anyone has to only pick one spirit animal. I have a connection with hummingbirds which another wild person from New Hampshire shares with me. What’s up with you and Loons? DM: Common Loons sing the most eerily majestic songs I’ve ever heard. If there’s one animal that could suggest the deepest, most powerful loneliness and need to connect with its own kind, it’s the Loon. Before skating the scarier features of my career so far, I think I’ve felt a similar loneliness- a feeling that usually inspires me to howl. My brothers and anyone in “From the Borders” know this very well. There have been claims made of people experiencing supernatural powers from their mountain T-shirts. Have you experienced any powers or inspiration from wearing Mountain T-shirts? DM: For a long time bears were my biggest fear. One cold November night in Nashville I wore a bear graphic over my hoodie while skating the scariest handrail of my life. The bears protected me. I noticed a hand drawn map of LA on your kitchen wall with pins marking spots. It looks like you guys are getting strategic, what’s up with this? DM: Sometimes I get lost in the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles, so I wanted the map to be a daily reminder for myself and the boys of our purpose in the city. It’s a fun way for us to communicate with one another, and a nice wall decoration at least ;) 

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You are part of a crew of really talented individuals. What are some ways that you guys feed off of each other’s skating and creative energy? DM: I feed off of my brother Tom’s hard work and dedication, my brother Steve’s pure & nerdy love of skating, Alex’s strength, loyalty & love of David Bowie, Nate Benner’s push to stay wild by hiking & traveling while keeping me aware of the scientific facts & equally alive to the poetry of what I value in life. Lastly, to keep the list somewhat short, my older brother Charley fueled the first flames- he’s not only built me ramps and ledges, but helped me build a moral foundation. What are you into besides skating? DM: Music, reading, hiking, snowboarding, wild animals. It looks like you’ve been feeling the Mountain Makers vibe and making some cool custom stuff with Mountain shirts. Tell me about some of the stuff you’ve been making and rocking. DM: I sewed a bear T-shirt onto my snowboard jacket. When I wear it during me and my brothers’ April visits to the Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, I’m extra warm and less fearful of bears coming out of hibernation. At this very moment I’m wearing a homemade tank-top cut and sewn from two different North American wildlife collage shirts. What’s next for Dave Mull? DM: If I find a vacant coyote den in my neighborhood, I might bring some David Abram books and read them in there by candle light. I’ll use a Yankee Candle if my Mom sends me one for my birthday.

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IN EARLY SEPTEMBER, THE MOUNTAIN ROADSHOW X THE WORBLE X ELEMENTAL AWARENESS SET OUT ON THE 2015 INNER ANIMAL TOUR TO SKATE THE WILDERNESS & CONCRETE JUNGLES OF THE NORTHWEST.

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AROUND 2007 this kid from VANCOUVER skating for Powell, reached out to me, to see if the mountain would be interested in sponsoring him and his team. AT that point we BARELY KNEW what sponsoring was, so I just sent him a sick pile of tees INSTEAD and he represented.. There are some people that are just amazing souls. jordan has touched lives the world over with his skill, personality and style, but the one thing that stands out for me... he’s the nicest badass I’ve ever had the pleasure of knowing. HOFF started the mountain wolfpack and we’re pumped he’s still part of the tribe. mcgloin

What’s the story behind “Going Hoff”? JH: Well, it started right around the time Instagram blew up. I felt like everyone had some catchy names at the time and I felt compelled to make one as well. My nickname is Hoff so it was a pretty easy fit. After that it turned into a website. I had built a bowl in my backyard and was inviting friends and other pros to come film segments for the site. I wanted GoingHoff.com to be more of a Berrics type platform, but more for the bowl & mini ramp skaters. After doing it for a while, I realized those things need non-stop updating and continuous content to take hold. ha-ha. I still like filming and updating the site, but its more of a fun side gig. Otherwise I would never leave the house. It’s a lot of people’s dream to have a sick bowl like this in their backyard. How did this come about? JH: Well with the creation of the website we needed a place to film. I had always wanted some skateable features at my house, so this kind of created the perfect opportunity to go ahead with the bowl. I had a little patio at the bottom of my property and we were just going to start build a couple quarter pipes DIY style and go from there but then my bud Kyle Berard (who worked building skateparks at the time) said “dude why don’t we just build a sick bowl back here”.  We designed it to where it made sense and pulled the trigger. Its 5’ with a 7’ clam shell. I thought that sounded pretty mellow as I’m a street skater and just wanted something to dick around in. Turns out a narrow 5’ bowl it gnarly enough to steer away some of the vert dudes as well. ha-ha. It super sick, but it definitely tight and fast. The pool coping added another dynamic as its a bit harder to lock in and visually pretty intimidating.  It turned out great though, so stoked to have a place to BBQ with my buds and have some sick private sessions. I think we are going to add some new stuff in the new year as well.     North County San Diego is a pretty beautiful place to be, very different from BC though. Is there anything that you miss about living in Canada?

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JH: My family and friends, all day everyday. There is a special bond with people you’ve met and beloved early on in life. They’ve helped me mold who I am today and have a special place in my life. I could not speak or see any of them for years and still feel like nothing has changed when we get together again. As you get older you meet people for different reasons, business relations, convenience etc. But it doesn’t compare to the transparent friendships you create in your childhood. You wanted to hang out just cause! There’s no ulterior motive. I also miss the landscape of Vancouver, its a beautiful place. The clean air and water are clearly noticeable, when I go back. Its just an amazing place to live and raise kids. I may attempt to move my family back up there at some point. 


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Canadians are super friendly. Why do you think Canadians are nicer than Americans? JH: Not necessarily. I know just as many nice Americans as I do Canadians. I think Canadians get excited more easily and therefore come off as “nicer” out of the gate. But I have a great deal of amazing American friends that are just as genuine and good natured people as my Canadian friends. Actually I’ve introduced a lot of them to each other, and now its like one big family. Pretty awesome. Who do you think is the best skater in Canada right now? JH: Both Matt Berger and Bobby De Keyzer are incredibly gifted skateboarders. I love watching those guys skate.     What do you think about American faux maple syrup? Actually are  West Coast Canadians into maple syrup or is that an East Coast thing? JH: You can definitely tell a difference, from taste to price. True Canadian maple syrup is imported obviously and it raises the price in the US significantly. I know in the big scheme of things its not really a priority to splurge your hard earn bucks on some syrup, but I do recommend giving the real deal a try and understand what the hype is about. Its definitely the best. You were probably the first Pro skater to rep The Mountain T-shirts. What originally attracted you to Mountain shirts? JH: I liked that they were different. I’d go on tour and we would get excited about finding them at all the gas station stops. I think I drained most my per diem on those things. Then as time went on, the shirts would remind me of all the great times we had on those tours, which made me like them even more. Its just a cool product, that wasn’t really trying to be that cool. The Mountain did their thing and either you loved it or you didn’t. I like that they have stayed true to their roots after all these years. In my experience people react pretty strongly to Mountain shirts on the road. Do you have any stories of experiences that came from wearing a Mountain shirt? JH: I’m sure I have stories from the road, I probably wore those shirts the whole time. But there was one thing that definitely made me realize how hard I repped them and that was when I looked at a 10 page interview I did for Color Magazine. Literally every photo was a different Mountain shirt. I started to think I may have a problem.

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You have a pretty wild animalistic approach to skating. Do you have a spirit animal that you channel? JH: I think you mean I just eat shit a lot. I kind of need to feel like I’m working hard to get stoked to land a trick. If you’ve got a trick, may as well take it down the biggest you can. I don’t want to look back at my video parts and feel like I digressed over the years. Its definitely getting harder to outdo myself, but I still lay it all out there. As long as I know I gave 100% effort, its acceptable to not land everything all the time. It’ll just give you more ambition to land it the next time. So if that sounds like a certain type of spirit animal to you, let me know. I do have the classic wolf head shot tattooed on my inner arm though. So maybe that’s it? The Wolf? You skate some pretty big gnarly shit. Is there anything that you do to prepare physically or mentally for jumping off stuff? JH: I try to stretch and warm up thoroughly. My body has been through a lot so I try to treat it with respect. I used to just try to psych myself up as much as possible and let the adrenaline take over. But now I have a much better concept of what I am capable of and how my body works. I plan my filming missions thoroughly and ease my way into the sessions now. I take notes of all the variables that play into the success of the trick. Every spots different, creating different challenges, so I just make sure I am aware of everything that is going on the best I can to make sure my mind is well prepared for the attempts.     Has becoming a father influenced your approach to skating at all? JH: Yeah definitely. I have to land it now. Whereas before I could “just come back”. I had a lot more “me” time before my kids, so now I cant really spend all day driving around looking for spots and chilling on multiple sessions. My skating is pretty direct and to the point. I pick the spot, call the filmers / photographer, we all meet, get the trick handled and I head back to my family. I’m doing a lot more things behind the scenes with a few of the brands I ride for. So there is a lot more time spent behind a desk these days as well. I definitely miss the days of cruising out and skating all day with a crew of homies. Those times were simple and made so much sense. A common goal that everyone was working towards, with little to no distraction. Those were special times and a huge part of my life. I still get to relive those times during tours away from home, which is something I always look forward to. But I definitely have a more aggressive work ethic on trips as well now. I know time is becoming valuable and I can’t afford to piss it away.

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What are some bands/music you’re into and what do you listen to to get pumped to skate?

You have won some big contests in the past. Could you talk about that a bit?

JH: I’ve always been a fan of Cam’ron / Dipset. I listen to Drake and few others rap artists. But I also like Classic listening like James Taylor and Waylon Jennings. Johnny Cash jams are too legendary not to listen to.

JH: I’ve won some contests. A couple Dew Tour stops, a few overseas contests. I always found I did well at the best trick contests. I was never the most consistent dude, but give me 5-10 minutes and I could Hail Mary some stuff together!

As a pro skater you get to travel a lot. Where is the raddest place you’ve been? JH: China. I love China. It’s literally the best thing to happen to my skateboarding. I’ve never been to a better place to skate. We are planning another trip to Shanghai this January.     What is the weirdest thing that’s happened to you traveling? JH: Not sure if its weird, but it was pretty rad. I got a huge bag of mushrooms given to me after a demo we did in Quebec City, from the girls that ran the skate shop. The whole crew chowed them up and the girls took us to this huge music festival in the middle of the city. We didn’t have tickets so we all rallied surrounding people to barge the fence since “ the cops can’t catch us all”. Sure enough all but one dude made it over the fence and we ended up front row during the Wyclef portion of the concert. He played a 2 hour set and the Shrooms kicked in right at the beginning of the show, causing the lights to look insane. There was free beer and food as well, so we were pretty much set for the rest of the night. I just remember everyone being so stoked on life, and the whole thing was completely random and beautifully unexpected. It was also my first time doing mushrooms so that could have a lot to do with the event being forever stained in my memory bank. Stoked it happened though. What’s your favorite restaurant both in the world and San Diego County? JH: URBN pizza in my town of Vista, is literally the best pizza joint in the world in my opinion. I could eat there every day of the week and still want it again the next day.

Who are some of your favorite skaters and who are your favorite people to skate with? JH: My top 3 favorite have always been pretty consistent: Busenitz, Kirchart, Cardiel. They all have powerful style and the faster they go the more control they seemed to have. I like skating with the McClung brothers ( Taylor, Trent & Trevor). They are a bit younger than me, but have a good understanding of what’s going on around them. We all get along and they are super motiving to be around. Positive dudes that are insanely gifted at skateboarding and easy to travel with. Its a productive crew.     Who are your sponsors? JH: I currently ride for: Stereo Skateboards, Bones Wheels, Theeve Trucks, Bones Bearings, 9Five eyewear, Vox footwear, Grizzly Grip, Diamond Supply, Dakine, Etc Insoles, OC Ramps and 2UNDR. You have a bit of an acting history. Any acting gigs coming up? JH: A bit of a history ha-ha. I recently got my SAG card because I was eligible for it so I figured it was good to have. But to be honest I have been way too busy with my other obligations in skateboarding & family that I haven’t really been able to connect with the entertainment world too much. I know Jason (Lee) wanted to film some more skits with the Stereo crew, this upcoming year, so maybe I can convince him to do another project together in the future. I have so many ideas / concepts that my buds and I go back and forth with almost daily. It’s just being able to put all of that together, with a plot to where it all makes sense, that is the hard part. I’m working on some screenplays though. We’ll see what happens. I’ve always wanted to create a movie start to finish and have my hand in on both sides of the project. I feel like it’s needed to some degree to make sure the product comes out as you envisioned it.

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If you weren’t a pro skater what do you think you’d be doing? JH: Struggling background performer back in Vancouver. Ha-ha. Which honestly, would still be pretty sweet. I really enjoyed that life as well. And since I am a union member, the pay is pretty decent! I would get to be with all my friends and family again as well. Sounds like a win-win! If you were writing this interview what would you ask yourself? JH: The question below this one...     What do you have going on next? JH: Well, I haven’t eaten since 5pm yesterday, so I’m about to make myself a big ass lunch and eat it until I hate myself!!! I have been diligently working on my next video part for The Berrics which drops in a few weeks. I am very happy with the outcome thus far. I only need to get my last trick to wrap it up. Keep an eye out for it mid October. www.berrics.com Long term, I am opening a brewery with my friends in Vista, called Dark Ages Brewing. Check out the website: www.DarkAgesBrewing.com We are making a wide spectrum of premium quality craft Ales. Our brew master is a Neuro-Scientist from UCSB so You know its gonna be great. I’m excited to see where it leads me next. Cheers.

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PM: WE PREFER THE DARKER QUIET PLACES... Who raised you? PM: WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE BEEN RAISED BY THE BEAUTIFUL SOULS WHO GAVE US LIFE. How did you learn to play music? PM: MUSIC LIVES DEEP WITHIN ALL OF OUR MITOCHONDRIA - IT IS A UNIVERSAL CONSTANT, LYING DORMANT IN SOME, BUT WE WERE LUCKY TO HAVE SHAMANS AWAKEN US TO OUR BIRTHRIGHT.  Most animals have exponentially more sensitive hearing than humans. Is this also true for PPL MVR? How do you think you hear music differently than humans? PM: IT IS POSSIBLE FOR ALL LIVING CREATURES TO CONNECT DIRECTLY TO THE HARMONIC RESONANCES OF THE UNIVERSE - “HEARING” IS JUST A CONSTRUCT OF YOUR MIND.     Do you have animal impulses or instincts that influence your music or live performance? PM: WE ALL HAVE ANIMAL IMPULSES AND INSTINCTS - TO IGNORE THEM IS TO DENY YOUR VERY EXISTENCE! Where would you rather spend your time? In the wilderness or in the big city? PM: WE WOULD RATHER SPEND OUR TIME CONNECTING WITH THE UNIVERSAL SPIRIT - THIS IS VERY CHALLENGING, BUT THE LOCATION IS NOT LIMITED.  Are you naturally nocturnal animals? PM: OUR CYCLES VARY GREATLY DEPENDING ON OUR SURROUNDINGS AND THEIR CELESTIAL ALIGNMENT.     34


Do you have spirit animals or are you spirit animals? PM: WE ALL HAVE SPIRITS - AND ARE ANIMALS. What do you think about fire? Do you like it or fear it? PM: DOES THE STREAM LIKE WATER? What do you think about human females? PM: WE HAVE AN APPRECIATION FOR ALL OF OUR ANIMAL SISTERS AND BROTHERS.    I heard that gorillas actually have really small penises. Is this also true for PPL MVR? PM: YOU ONLY EMBARRASS YOURSELF WITH SUCH BANAL QUESTIONS. The Mountain Roadshow does an annual skateboard tour and film edit with an animalistic theme. Last year we did the Inner Animal Tour. This year, the Animal Impulse Tour. What do you think we should call the next tour? PM: TH PPL MVR TR

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Do you have any spirituality or beliefs that are unique to PPL MVR? PM: YES Does PPL MVR have any special connection with Native Americans? PM: WE ARE ALL CONNECTED, AND THAT CONNECTION IS SPECIAL - WE APPRECIATE ANYONE WHO RECOGNIZES THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT. You are sort of a missing link between humans and animals. Do you have any insight into why humans are so different from the rest of the animal kingdom? PM: YES  Humans have become so out of touch with nature but I don’t think that is true with you. Do you have any secrets of the world or advice that you would like to share with the Human race? PM: FIGHT, FUCK, FEED - SHAKE, SHOUT, BLEED - WE ARE ALL NML - WE ARE ALL NML

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by Bright Krinsky

Sometimes you meet rock stars or celebrities and you end up being completely disappointed when you realize that their whole persona is just an act. Sometimes it’s better to know less about the artists you admire and just enjoy their art. This is not the case with Dave Pino. Dave is the real thing. A rock ‘n roller who naturally and effortlessly preserves the essence of a golden age in rock ‘n roll even though it was slightly before his time. His high-energy yet easy-going personality has made him the go-to-guy when you need a solid ripping nasty guitarist to take on tour. He has been in many great high-energy bands and has so many AWESOME stories to tell. He is also a great songwriter. Dave has only owned one car in his life which he purchased right after high school and keeps it running himself. A matte black 1967 Camaro. The Mountain always seems to attract and bring together the most epic and lively characters and we are stoked to have Dave as part of our tribe.

You are from Massachusetts. East Coast. Cool, I was born in Cambridge Mass. DP: Oh cool. I spend a lot of time in Cambridge. My brother and I are in our 13th year owning a business there. I still go to shows at The Middle East and Sinclairs too whenever I’m in Boston. How long have you been living out in Los Angeles? DP: I’ve been out here for 8 years. I was playing bass in a band called Seemless, and when we came through LA on tour I made some friends. When the tour ended  I came to visit and sort of never left. In the first 2 weeks here I wound up in Powerman 5000.     Do you think growing up with immigrant parents affected your perspective on American music? DP: Definitely. My parents worked 24/7 so they didn’t have time to influence me into any types of music or bands. That allowed me to discover whatever I wanted. My dad never followed bands.  He was all about his construction business and taking care of the family. My mom listened to music once in a while. It was mostly AM Gold and she’d sing along but never sing the lyrics right. She would sing a few words and make up Spanish phonetics for the rest. It was really funny. She’s a little Peruvian lady.  Were you influenced by any world music from your parents as a kid? DP: Yeah, I remember hearing it a lot from my folks or grandparents which caused me to identify it as old people music. When those old fashion Spanish dance songs would get played in the house all my old aunts would try and get me to dance with them. That sort of pushed me away from liking the music. However, hearing that music all the time gave me the ability to play certain Latin rhythms which was crucial in learning music by a band called Ankla, a brutal latin Metal band that I joined for a short period of time when they were in need of a last minute bassist on their tour. So it has been a good thing. Who were your favorite guitarists growing up and now? DP: Growing up I was all about Steve Vai, Eddie Van Halen, Zakk Wylde, Joe Satriani, Vito Bratta, Nuno Bettencourt, Jason Becker, Paul Gilbert and Yngwei Malstein to name a few. I sonically gravitated to any guitar riffs that sounded buttery, fast and technically difficult. As I got older I then became able to appreciate and love players like Hendrix, Slash, Page and Angus Young. Guys who’s guitar playing just sounds straight up mean and ripping. The list of guitarist I love and admire today is gigantic, I don’t even know all their names. Youtube has exploded my brain with all the talent that exists in this world. I’m still discovering new players all the time. If I have to point a few guys, I really like Youtuber “Riffguy” and “Troy Grady – Cracking The Code”. I think Guthrie Govan might be the best guitarist in the world at the moment. Ha-ha. There’s a guy named Adam Ross that recently released the greatest guitar song of all time called “None More Fast” which you can find on a record by a band called Loud Lion.    

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the best STORIES I have to take to my grave. It’s a clause in my contract with the devil.


You have perfected an epic 80s guitar virtuoso style that wasn’t really popular through the “no guitar solo” 90s and early 2000. What influenced you to go for that style? DP: Ha-ha, thanks for thinking I perfected it. I grew up watching 80s videos. When the mid 90s hit it was a culture shock for me, but the song In Bloom by Nirvana was undeniable. I discovered Weezer and Soundgarden soon after. I love the 90’s and 2000’s but I still think the 80s was the most fun n’ epic. Some of your songwriting reminds me of the Flamin’ Groovies. Were they an influence at all? DP: I’ve never heard of The Flamin’ Groovies, I just checked them out. I hear what you’re saying. I could get into these guys. Most of my song writing influences (of released music) have been Weezer, Rick Springfield, Eddie Money, 38 Special, and a guy named Patrick Emswiler. However, AC/DC, Van Halen, and the Beatles are some of my favorites, but I’ve never released any music that sounds like it. I usually write in the vein of whatever the band I write for was based in.     What gear do you use? Guitar, pickups, amp, pedals etc. JH: I’ve been bouncing between Gibson Les Paul, DBZ, and ESP guitars. I recently discovered Fishman Fluence Guitar Pickups and have been using their modern and classic models in all my guitars. For guitar amps I used Diamond for a while, but now with all the traveling I usually end up with whatever backline is provided. With Andrew W.K., whenever possible I’ll use either a Marshall JCM 800, or a 5150 III by Fender with a Maxon 808 Overdrive. With PPL MVR I’ll use an Orange Micro Terror or Marshall 800 with an old RAT Pedal, Maleko AssMaster Fuzz, Boss Delay and Digitech Whammy Pedal. How did you get into The Mountain shirts? DP: They first came to my attention at SXSW in 2012. A Mountain Shirt of a Cobra was given to me as a gift. When I put it on I thought I looked so cool. I ended up wearing it every day on the Andrew W.K. 10th Anniversary Tour.  I wore out the shirt and looked online to buy a new one, when I discovered the website and realized this T-Shirt company was ridiculously awesome. I wanted every shirt. I couldn’t help but write them on Facebook to let them know how great I thought they were.

I heard there is a story about the Mountain cobra shirt helping you hook up with your wife. What’s the story? DP: Ha-ha, yeah she was the person who gave me the Cobra shirt as a gift. At the time we had just been getting to know each other. Everywhere I went kids flipped out over the shirt. It was a sign she had amazing taste. I knew I could trust her. I had to lock her down. What are some of your favorite mountain shirts? DP: Oh man there are so many. I want all of them. My favorite that I own has been the Dachshund Face. I still wear the Cobra too. Here’s my wish list. Grey Alien, Just Visiting, Columbia First Launch, Final Flight ISS,  Black Cow, Big Face Baby Orangutan, Yeti, Dragon Wolf Moon, and Breakthru Skull.      What is your spirit animal? DP: My spirit animal is definitely a Honey Badger. You’ve been in a bunch of cool bands. Could you talk about them a bit? JH: This could be a while. I have been in about 15 bands and 7 of them have made it out of the jam space and travelled. I have fond memories of every band and learned so many things from them. The ones that stand out are Powerman 5000, Ankla, Seemless, Waltham, Damone, No Allegiance, Andrew W.K., Roll the Tanks and PPL MVR. No matter which band I’m playing in, one thing is always a constant. There’s always lots of crazy, stupid, and hilarious things happening in short periods of time. Guys and girls who try to play in bands for a living are a certain breed and we get ourselves in so many ridiculous situations. I have a ton of awesome memories and stories, but of course the best ones I have to take to my grave. It’s a clause in my contract with the devil. Who are you playing with now? DP: Right now I’m playing in Andrew W.K. and PPL MVR. Andrew W.K. only wears white T-shirts. What do you think it would take to get Andrew W.K. to wear a mountain T-shirt? DP: It would have to be a dirty white shirt with white ink.

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You’ve got a Native American Steez going on in some photos. What’s the story behind that? DP: My whole life everyone has thought I was Native American. Growing up in Boston people would stop me in parking lots and ask to take a photo with me. I’d be like “why?” and they would say “we’ve never seen a real life Native American before!” Even the high school drama teacher begged me to perform in her high school play as a Naked Indian. The older I get, the more Native I’m looking. My grandmother is always gifting me Native jewelry too. Having an Native America Steez has become unavoidable.    From your experience how do bands decide what music to listen to in the van or bus? DP: Usually whomever is driving the van at night gets to decide. It becomes more of debate during the day. I remember Ankla used to always drive with the windows down cranking Napalm Death at full blast. They refused to roll the windows up and use the AC because they said it cost more money. 80mph on a windy hot and loud highway is how we rolled. Lately in the Andrew W.K. rides I drive and toggle between Metal and Spanish Party Music like Los Tigres De Norte. Not sure the dudes even notice since they’re always immersed in cracking jokes with each other, but I like having it on because it makes a good backdrop when listening to them talk. With WALTHAM, the guys in the band would listen to lots of Weird Al Yankovic. If someone reading this interview had never heard of you or any of the bands you’ve been in, what three albums would you recommend as a good introduction to your music? DP: Well, there’s my music and music I perform. I love ANDREW W.K.’s first album “I Get Wet”. I would recommend kids start there. Another band with the same energy level would be Powerman 5000, and the record I made with them was called “Somewhere On The Other Side Of Nowhere”. A couple years ago I released an EP with my childhood band WALTHAM called “Wicked Waltham”. You can find that online easy. PPL MVR is definitely COOL. Check: PPLMVR.co

Where is your favorite place you’ve ever played? DP: Landscape-wise Pemberton Music Festival is my favorite. I wanted to move there after seeing it. Audience and showwise, my all time favorite show would be the London HMV Forum with ANDREW W.K. in 2012. That show was pretty out of control. There has been a ton of great shows over the years tho. Riotfests every year are amazing. I’m about to play Festival Supreme with Andrew W.K. AND PPL MVR. I think I’m the most excited about this show than any show in my memory. The Darkness is playing. Die Antwoord. There’s comedy. I’m beyond stoked. I’m going to be in the audience the entire time. Besides being a ripping guitarist and songwriter what are you into? DP: I’m actually into almost everything. I like knowing as much as possible so long it’s information of consequence that is governed by the laws of physics. Do you have any crazy or weird stories you want to tell us? DP: When I was 14 years old before one of my band practices I drove my bass players car through my parents brand new house. I didn’t know what I was doing at the time. I lit up the tires in my driveway, slammed into the garage door and knocked it off its rails. I kept the tires spinning through the garage then road up my Dad’s snow plow like a stunt ramp and slammed through the living room wall. The rear axle of the car got stuck on the plow and the front tires were just screaming on my parent’s brand new hardwood floors for a couple minutes. I filled the whole house with rubber smoke. They were in the kitchen at the time watching Spanish TV with a clear view of the living room wall as I came blasting through it. They all jumped out of the way and took cover. They were horrified. We stopped having band practice at my parents house after that.

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A N D R E AS L I E by CHELSEA NICKERSON

Andreas Lie is an engineering student living in Bergen, Norway. He’s 24 and has found an international audience with his work, most notably with the series “Norwegian Woods” that merges portraits of Norwegian animals with the landscapes in which they live. The use of digital double exposure - a process which involves merging two unique photographs to create one piece of art - provides a unique and wonderful expression and by using a simple idea in a new way he’s quickly became a recognizable artist. We Talked With Andreas Lie About His Artwork, Music, & His Spirit Animal...

Where does your inspiration come from? What made you start this animal series? AL: I decided to start making prints for sale in late may 2014, in the beginning my first prints were of black silhouette animals with some mountains layered over it. I would rather call it texture work than double exposure. Gradually after I started experimenting with the double exposure style with people. The transition to do the same thing with animals was a natural one. I get a lot of inspiration by admiring other artists work, there are many great artists out there. But the ideas come to me while I’m in the shower, on a mountain hike or something like this. When I’m not working with it. You mentioned that you get a lot of inspiration from other artists. Do you have any in particular you really admire? AL: I love the work of Chad Wys and Tchmo.   How do you create your artwork? What is your process like? AL: All my “double exposure” work is computer made. It’s made by different photography layered seamlessly together with Photoshop. But I do consider myself a mixed media artist, although my work is mainly all digital, I sometimes need to make for example, the watercoloring by hand, before photographing it and creating the final piece. What do you have the most fun working on? AL: I love to create something out of photography that is nothing special to begin with. A photo of trees can be made into this (below left). Some splattered ink into this (below right).

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Do you have a favorite piece? If so, is there a story behind it that makes it your favorite? AL: I think it has to be this. No special story behind it, it is just very different to my other works. I am very happy with the coloring and the fact that it looks so “glitchy”. The title is: Exposed. It is made by multiple digital layers, some of it photography and the rest painting.

What/Who are you listening to right now? AL: Right now I am listening a lot, to a Swedish band called Dungen which just released an album. They are a psychedelic-rock band inspired by Nordic folk music.   We have a lot of people that love to travel and hike as well, if they were in Norway, where would you recommend they go for a great Mountain hike? AL: I have not been to many places myself. The interest came after I moved to Bergen, which is surrounded by 7 mountains. So I mainly stick to them. But if you are experienced and like to hike for days I would walk over Hardangervidden. I would also visit Lofoten which has very beautiful nature.

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What’s your spirit animal? AL: The sloth, I feel I can relate to that animal on so many levels. Especially on Sundays.

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Amazing artwork aside, What are you passionate about? What puts a smile on your face? AL: I am very passionate about music, so I go a lot to concerts, and also play some myself. Also, I like to go on mountain hikes, and I am very privileged with where I live because there are a lot of places I can go. 43

Scientists have finally figured out the secret to time travel, and have made a time machine. You’ve been selected as the first human to test this thing out. You can pick to go any place, any time. Where would you go and why? AL: Fun question, the obligatory answer here is to kill Hitler before he got to power, right? I think I would go back to 1967 and see Jimi Hendrix play the Monterey Pop Festival. bison forest #10-4292


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The Mountain Makers is the official upcycle brand of The Mountain. It began in 2013 as the brainchild of Michael McGloin and the passion project of Meghann Fleming. From it’s very start, The Mountain has demonstrated a commitment to be mindful of the environment and the community. With systems already in place to re-use waste water and to recycle cardboard, a textile re-purposing project seemed like a natural choice (no pun intended!), and so The Mountain Makers was born! As the Art & Creative Director for The Mountain, McGloin is a seasoned professional at thinking outside the box, and The Mountain Makers is no exception... • How do you “close the loop” on cotton waste? • How much of what we discard could be repurposed? • Just how many different things can you refashion from a t-shirt, anyway? … these were just a few of the questions that McGloin posed to Fleming, when bringing her on board. As a life-long “Maker” with a background in Fashion Design, this seemed like a perfect fit for Fleming, and so she dove head first into the weird, wild world of Upcycling! Upcycling, by definition, is to “reuse (discarded objects or material) in such a way as to create a product of a higher quality or value than the original.” T-Shirt upcycling, specifically, is an industry on the rise. With such an abundance of this particular material out there, virtually ANYONE can experiment with this craft. As a result, there are new, independent Makers & shops popping up all over the world, relying entirely on discarded T-Shirts. So how does this relate to The Mountain, you ask? As manufactures of printed tees, The Mountain produces a small percentage of “seconds”, or shirts considered unsalable because of any number of small defects (holes, tears, misprints etc). Some are reused during the production process, but the ultimate goal of The Mountain Makers is to reuse all of this waste cotton, the coverlets and misprints, to close another loop in our green manufacturing process.


Connecting and collaborating with other Upcyclers has been one of the most fluid and successful aspects of this project. With The Mountain’s EPIC collection of ArtWear, who wouldn’t want to collaborate, right?!?! The Mountain Makers have had the amazing good fortune to connect with designers at the forefront of the movement, like Jenelle Montilone of TrashN2tees, Angela Johnson of Tshirt Ballgown, and Alix Joyal of Joyaltee, to name a few. In addition to collaborating with designers, the Makers also produce T-Shirt Refashioning tutorials, and offer a small selection of COMPLETELY one-of-a-kind items on Etsy. We invite you to join us and help us grow this community of artists, designers, craftspeople and dreamers who love to recreate with The Mountain T-Shirts.

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From day one we have always used the highest quality natural materials to create our apparel. We start with a white garment made from 100% natural USA cotton (down to the thread holding it together). To color our garments, we use fiber reactive organic dyes to create over 800 colors that are inspired by nature. Next our garments are printed with environmentally friendly water-based inks. Most screen printers use solvent based inks made primarily of plastic (petroleum) that have a rough feel and contain toxic Phthalates. While many printers are trying to kick the chemical habit and learn how to use water based inks, we are light years ahead of them. We are the pioneers of using water based discharge ink and have perfected its use to create photo-realistic imagery that is not attainable by other screen printers.

The Mountain® is proud to be your premier source for quality, hand-dyed apparel. Each garment is a wearable masterpiece. Hand-dyed and screen printed by expert artisans in New Hampshire, our collection of ArtWear is second to none. We have everything you need to keep your selections fresh year round. From our Classic Tees to our Pullover Hoodies, we’ve got something for everyone! The Mountain is a brand you can feel good about selling in your store. We take pride in manufacturing products that are both beautiful and environmentally friendly. At The Mountain we take conservation seriously, and have built our business around the idea that we have a responsibility to safeguard our precious natural resources. To this end we use only water-based inks and organic dyes that result in an incredibly soft feel and printed images so lifelike you won’t believe your eyes.

For many years, the founders have been involved with Green Causes. One of them has been a longtime advocate of local, national and worldwide conservation organizations dedicated to keeping land preserved so that ecosystems can remain intact for future generations. Another has had his personal land certified as an organic farm, making it possible for local farmers to use this land to grow organic food.

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Being “green” to us means being mindful of our choices which have a direct impact on the environment and future generations.

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The Mountain Roadshow Spring 2016  

The Mountain Roadshow Spring 2016 Zine. Interviews with Jordan Hoffart (HOFF), Dave Mull, Dave Pino, PPL MVR & Andreas Lie. Photo Journal of...

The Mountain Roadshow Spring 2016  

The Mountain Roadshow Spring 2016 Zine. Interviews with Jordan Hoffart (HOFF), Dave Mull, Dave Pino, PPL MVR & Andreas Lie. Photo Journal of...

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