Monday, April 19, 2010
Melcher interview in GQ Magazine
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GQ: What's the link between skateboarding and other arts, namely design, music, and fashion?
Melcher: It's probably nature/nurture, among other things. Because once you've chosen this world, you're around creative people, and you're influenced by things you never would be if you were doing an activity involving a ball or someone blowing a whistle at you. You're using this mode of transportation to create some fluid form of dance. It's like ballet, or figure skating, though that only works in one specified area, with a guy telling you what to do and when to do it. Even though it's beautiful, it's really structured. Skating is out the window. There is no structure. The only thing you're stuck with is a board. Skateboarding, snowboarding, BMX—they're all the same. You have different mediums, but it's the same message.