WOW - Duuuude, GREAAAAT read - I wanted to be Jay Adams SOO bad as a kid
Love these quotes of his:
"hopefully, after that Iíd like to bail the USA for awhile Iíd like to spend some time in Indo, or Mexico, and Aus, I think if I ever get to Aus Iíd defect, and never come back. Hawaii is cool, but itís a trip, and Iím over living, and surfing in a crowd, and dealing with all the egos of people trying to build their young crazy reputations. I wanna just cruise, surf, and skate for fun, and enjoy life a lil bit, Iím gonna be 50 years old in February, Iíve been surfing, and skating since I was four years old, and donít plan on stopping anytime soon Iíd just love to get away from all the crazy hustle, and bustle here on the North Shore, for me surfing is about scoring good surf with just a few friends, and having fun."
and of course:
"Thereís nothing to prove anymore so itís all about just being out there, and being a part of it. Iíve seen lots of guys who have a hard time stepping down, and letting the next guys have their time to shine. Iíd say youíre really lucky if you get a turn to be one of the better guys doing what you do whether it be surfing, skating, riding motor bikes, or whatever, but nobodyís turn lasts forever so enjoy it while you can, and never let your ego turn you into something ugly."
But this is Jay Adams to me:
"Itís funny how people have accepted what they think is punk rock, but in reality itís just watered down bubble gum rock. Some of the bands that claim to be punk really make me laugh cuz thereís nothing punk about them, not even their fake-ass Mohawks, or tattoos. For me, punk rock was the attitude we had at the time, we were all pissed off teenagers who didnít want anything to do with what all the older people were telling us what to do. Iím not too sure why we hated hippies, but I think for me it was just hating all the longhaired heavy metals fags that hated us. Being a punk back in the early Ď80′s was dangerous; people would chase you down the street if they caught you alone. That was OK with us cuz weíd catch some of them alone, and theyíd gat a beating. Iíll just sum it up, and say punk rock for us west-coasters was all about violence causing riots, and beating the shit outta people for fun. Itís just part of being young drunk, and pissed off at the world."