Kevin Wilkins Skater Profile
Sponsors: The Skateboard Mag, Mike Rogers Grind for Life
Hometown: Lincoln Nebraska, Stance: Goofy, Age: , Status: Am
Last Update: Friday, March 23, 2012 Submit an Update
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Of course, people claim that skateboarding has saved their lives, or skateboarding has allowed them to rise from the depths of depression, or skateboarding has taught them everything they know, or skateboarding has allowed them to see the world in a different light. And while those testaments can be viewed as having importance, it’s surely skateboarding’s frivolity that allowed those testaments to be made manifest. Don’t you think? I think frivolity means of little or no weight, characterized by a lack of seriousness. Wild guess. To read the rest of Timbre #63: OF GREAT UNIMPORTANCE, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my bio. Wallride disaster. @oudalay prepares for relief efforts. Photo: @humphriesphoto
If, however, there are more important things to do, and more important things to shout about, and more important things to put on lists, there must also be lots of unimportant and very good things. Which brings me to my point. Skateboarding is very, very, very unimportant—by and large. To read the rest of Timbre #63: OF GREAT UNIMPORTANCE, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my bio. Cheesy blaster. Mark Hamilton grills up a pungent Madonna. Photo: @skatepunk22
When someone boldly states, “I’ve got more important things to do!” and then huffs off to take care of those pressing matters, they’re probably pissed that (first) there are some deeds that they absolutely need to get done, and (second) those deeds are on a list of some sort. Maybe one starting with the headline: TO DO. Deeds on a list are—by and large—not very good things. To read the rest of Timbre #63: OF GREAT UNIMPORTANCE, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my bio. Flying purple fliptrick believer, @joshmatthews_ puts his faith in one of skateboarding’s boilerplates. Photo: @humphriesphoto
Important things are—by and large—not very good things. Jury duty is important, as are term papers, parking tickets, mandatory meetings, dentist visits, cleaning toilets, registering for the draft, double yellows, and contests of any sort. Argue with this list if you like, but know that while arguing with lists might make you feel or sound important, it’s also not a very good idea. To read the rest of Timbre #63: OF GREAT UNIMPORTANCE, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my bio. One reason @dvargs is such a good person is that he always makes time to kick it. Photo: @richievaldez
Showing some drawings and slanging some zines on June 3, (First Friday) at @boilerbrewingcompany 129 N. 10th St. • Lincoln • Under The Blue Orchid >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> BOILER BREWING COMPANY presents: FROM PHOTOS Illustrations by Kevin Wilkins via thegoodproblem.com & @the.goodproblem 2015 / 2016 (First) Friday • June, 3 • 5:00 p.m. Drawings / Beer / Zines / Whatnot
Traffic was light. There was already a guy stringing up yellow tape around the charred hunks of airliner. When he saw us with our skateboards, he frowned and held up his hand—speechlessly commanding us to come no further. Moments later, he yelled over the wind: HE WHO TRAVELS FASTEST GOES ALONE. I turned, looked at the houses, and wondered how the plane missed hitting them. To read the rest of Timbre #62: WHAT YOU DON’T DO, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. @clausgrabke Smith plants over PVC and under vert. Photo: #AlecSchroeder
The plane, I deduced, was part of an aircraft company demo. To show its versatility in maneuvering evasively, the aircraft took evasive maneuvers. I thought that the corkscrew turns were a bit much for the large, fixed-wing beast, but I also thought the pilots must know what’s best. They had guns in the cockpit. To read the rest of Timbre #62: WHAT YOU DON’T DO, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. Raney Beres keeps back pain at bay by stretching them hamstrings. Photo: @helgetscharn
As I looked skyward—or rather, up—I noticed two things: the autumn leaves on the avenue where my parents live had begun to change and then fall off. Also, there were a handful of white biplanes flying south while trying to pull banners behind them. I say “trying” because every time the wind picked up, the banners whipped and the fleet would move backward. That was interesting to me. I didn’t see what the banners said. To read the rest of Timbre #62: WHAT YOU DON’T DO, follow @the.goodproblem or click the link in my profile. Recently finished for years now … @_chriscope stretches a WSVT egg into some kind of extended quiche. Photo: @rhino
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