8 YEARS OF dD

Lally double deekies.

Digital Deekies
So this is part two of the infamous Peter Lally interview, how are you feeling?

Peter Lally
Nervous

Digital Deekies
I should think so. Now since Hopper asked three questions I thought i'd expand, what have you been up to since you returned to Newcastle?

Peter Lally
Hanging out with da' homies, skateboarding here and there, riding my bike all over da place, playing poker, drinking ciders, becoming addicted to ea skate, selling stuff on ebay, household chores, catching up with old school friends and wasting a lot of time at home.

Digital Deekies
Ah, you're a cider man. White lighting or Frostie jacks?

Peter Lally
Bulmers, Strongbow, Gaymers, Brothers, White Ace, Kopparberg, Olde English and Hot Mulled Cider for the winter.

Digital Deekies
Do any of them come in a 3 litre blue bottle? I think not.

Peter Lally
White Ace is the dirtiest cider out there.

Digital Deekies
Are fixies the new black?

Peter Lally
Fixed gear bikes aren't a craze, more the new "hottest thing". A friend had one and i tried it out, was well weird. Then read more and more about them and saw the Mash SF video. Decided I needed a bike for getting to uni next year and decided this was the best bike to get. Had the opportunity to with the bike I had and some money laying around and got it sorted. No regrets.

Digital Deekies
They are fun. A bit weird braking on them at first, wouldn't like to have to stop quickly. So apart from cider and riding, what have you been up to? Much skating in Bristol?

Peter Lally
Bristol has an amazing scene, the level of skating is exceptionally high (see that recent DIY big push entry featuring Korahn for the creme-de-la-creme) and there are less spots than Newcastle....and the spots they do have are gnarlier and in worse shape. Everyone i've met who skates down there are really friendly, the ages within the scene seem older which may explain the level of ability.

Digital Deekies
So to end all discussion, do you prefer Bristol to Newcastle? Skating and socially?

Peter Lally
A tough one to end on. I live in the city centre in Bristol so it's easy to say I prefer it in both senses, spots on my door spot and no worrying about who's floor i'm going to sleep on after a night out.
I picked a fantastic city, my interests are certainly catered for and the friends I've made will definetly be for life.
But I can't turn my back on the North East....
My skate life up until moving south has been amazing, skateboarding in every sense of the word has made my teenage years. Made a lot of good friends through it. Without skateboarding it would be likely I would say Bristol as I think my teenage years would've been shit without it and I wouldn't have experienced and explored Newcastle in the ways I have on a skateboard.
Finito.