After a somewhat lengthy hiatus, we’re excited to officially be back with Season 2 of the Tim O’Connor Show. In between raising his kids and announcing contests, Tim managed to get some support from Adidas to bring you more of the #GoodPod.
For S2E3 of The Tim O’Connor Show, Tim met up with Fred Gall to reminisce over some brews (and maybe a little somethin’ else in Fred’s case). This episode set a record for having the highest density of crazy Fred Gall stories. Skate rumors and mysteries are addressed, like which clips Fred filmed while on acid or crack, and legendary tales from the most indestructible skateboarder are unearthed in their full, unadulterated glory. If anyone’s life story is worth documenting, it’s Fred’s.
If you have zero self-control, indulge yourself by checking out the time-stamped highlights below.
As always, if you have any comments, feedback or just wanna bitch, scroll down on Instagram to write to @thetimoconnor. Feedback is always encouraged and occasionally reprimanded.
[3:25] Skating contests at the cracked out Brooklyn Banks
[5:59] Learning how to shoplift
[6:39] Being scouted by Rob Dyrdek
[8:04] Getting on Alien Workshop at age 13, turning pro at 15
[10:08] Dropping out of high school to shoot a Thrasher cover
[14:03] Taking THC pills and bombing San Francisco hills
[16:40] Skating the Love park rail while on crack
[18:55] Fred’s undocumented Love park tricks, while on acid
[21:36] Low key starting the cruiser board trend while on Alien Workshop
[22:07] Doing yoga on acid
[24:10] Real offering Fred $$$ to leave Alien Workshop
[27:56] iPath shoes in third world countries
[30:21] Fred and 540°s
[30:37] Ricky Oyola and Fred’s crack pipe
[31:29] Crashing his car on the Brooklyn Bridge
[35:35] Crashing his Mom’s car and smoking crack
[37:14] Fucking Awesome Fred Gall board
[37:44] “Crack is not for the children.”
HOW CHAD CARUSO SKATED ACROSS AMERICA
Chad did it the way most skateboarders would: independently and without much of a plan.
JOSH KALIS ON BUILDING AN INDOOR SKATEPARK WITH GRANITE FROM LOVE PARK
"Laying the granite tiles was the most torturous part because you’re on your knees. It was a month straight of doing 1,600 tiles."
WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE OFFICIAL BROOKLYN BANKS COMEBACK
We talked with Steve Rodriguez about the imminent reopening of The Banks, which has been in the works for 13 years now.
A FIRST LOOK AT OPERA AND SKATEBOARDING’S NEWEST GROUP OF BRANDS
Bill Weiss and a few of his close friends are picking up the pieces from the Dwindle rubble and starting fresh with a new slew of brands.
JENKEM MIX 126: ANTONIO DURAO
Much like Antonio himself, this one’s got it all… An auditory gumbo, if you will.
January 3, 2018 12:59 pm
This was hilarious
January 3, 2018 2:36 pm
January 3, 2018 4:00 pm
now this is content
January 3, 2018 6:25 pm
Good stuff, been a fan for 20+ years but not gonna lie, that drunk driving shit bummed me out a little.
January 4, 2018 12:52 pm
Don’t worry. He hasn’t had a car since. You’re safe on the roads.