I Liked It, So What the
Hell, I Became a Skin!
It, So What the Hell, I Became a Skin!
Colorado. My story well, it really got started
when I was in the eleventh grade in high school.
My brother’s college buddy Alex was hosting a Ska
video program for a class assignment, and needed a
"herbert" for a buzz cut scene. Guess who got
|I already had a pair of
Docs and Braces and was hanging out with some
local punks and skins at the Oi shows. So my
brother volunteered "me" for the buzz cut. Funny
thing happened. I LIKED IT. So what the hell, I
became a skinhead. To my surprise more people paid
attention to me than ever before. And the byrds
loved me! So what more can a skinhead ask for?
|I didn’t know much about
the skinhead scene, but after a few run-ins with
some local boneheads I decided I had better find
out what the scene was all about, and determined
whether or not I really wanted to be a skin. So I
hit the internet and WOW! There were hundreds of
sites about skinheads and what the various
factions believed in. About this time I also
started to pick up on Oi and hard core tunes by
The Business, the Templars, Righteous, Black Flag,
Dropkick Murphy, etc. You guessed it. I dug it!
|Also, Ziv, a skinhead in
another school, let me borrow of his collection of
a ‘zine called ‘The Skinhead Times." Before I knew
it I was a card carrying, boot stomping, stage
diving, skanking traditional skinhead. I am now a
sophomore at a junior college here in Colorado. I
work during the winter as a snowboard instructor.
Fun as hell. I pick up any work I can during the
summer. Any offers?
||The best part of my life is
being a skin. There is nothing in the world that
makes me feel better than being a skinhead, lacing
up the cherry red 14-eyelet docs, putting the
braces over my shoulders, and facing the world,
knowing that I am part of the traditional and
proud working class skinhead movement.
|Sorry I don’t have an email
address right now, but if you are ever in the
state of Colorado and see a skin on a snowboard
it’s probably me!
If you would like to reach