Don Brown Has the Most Quietly Influential Careers in Skateboarding | The serendipity of skate
Don Brown is one of the OG’s who has had a hand in many parts of skateboarding including as a rider from the UK, working with etnies and creating Go Skateboarding Day. That’s just the beginning. He is in it for the love as this podcast with We Are Looking Sideways illustrates.
“I think that when you are really love with something and are really passionate about something, you attract certain things, and that will take you a certain direction. You know when you’re obsessed with something that’s how you look at your worldview. And things will come to you because of that”.
I’m back after a couple of weeks podcast downtime – and my guest this week is the legendary Don Brown. You might not be familiar with the name, but Don, a Brighton local, has had one of the most quietly influential careers in skateboarding. How? From world champion freestyler to the man who came up with Go Skateboarding Day, Don has been there, seen it, done it and probably sold you the t-shirt.
Episode 053 – @don_brown! Link in bio. – – – Loved my chat with Don Brown for episode 053. Don was part of the early generation of UK skaters, who very early on headed over to the States to pursue his absolute love for skateboarding and along the way found himself at the heart of the global skate industry. And that’s where he’s been ever since, giving him a ringside seat for every significant development in skate history since the mid 1980s. It means the man, a brilliant raconteur, has stories to burn and in this episode we get plenty of those. – – – From world champion freestyler to the man who came up with #GoSkateboardingDay, Don has been there, seen it, done it and probably invented it. Link in bio to listen now. Freeway photo by @skinphoto. – – – #brightonskateboarding #ukskateboarding #lookingsideways #merchlife #podcastcommunity #podcastinglife #podcastmerch #actionsportspodcast #snowboardingpodcast #skatepodcast #surfpodcast #skateboardingpodcast #surfingpodcasts #ukpodcast