News Tagged ‘stockport’

Danny McCourt’s Stupid Bloody Tuesday

Friday, February 26th, 2016

 

Sometimes in life you have to appreciate people that are nothing but kind, generous and just generally great. Danny McCourt definitely fits into that category. A family man, photographer, filmer, hard working guy that has more passion for skateboarding than most people I know. He has been a huge part of the skateboard community in Manchester/Stockport for a lengthy number of years now. Funny story actually as I (stannerz), remember asking for Danny’s autograph over 13 years back at the Gas-Works when buying a set of The Firm wheels from him. He is still the only person I’ve ever asked to this day aha. Anyway, Danny is one of those dudes that will be committed to skateboarding until his body can’t take it anymore and even then he’ll probably still be involved somehow. Maybe in connection with his Stupid Bloody Tuesday’s. Stupid Bloody Tuesday’s, one of the greatest blogs/companies to come out of Greater Manchester hands down. I had a brief conversation with Danny and he wanted to explain to all you lovely people what SBT is and the reasons behind it. Have a read below to see what he said…

 

 

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”Stupid Bloody Tuesday started on New Year’s eve 2007 when I was on a sleep at work. I was a support worker and used to work sleeps a lot. The guy I worked with was really chilled at night so I would get some time to myself and edit skate videos or mess around on Photoshop on my laptop. I guess most skateboarders dream about starting their own company and I had this convoluted idea of making t-shirts and selling them. It was New Years eve 2007, I was sat in work listening to the Beatles “ I am the Walrus”  and I heard the line:

 

“Corporation tee shirt, stupid bloody Tuesday
Man you been a naughty boy. You let your face grow long”

 

Man I love that song and I love the Beatles and I’ve had a fair share of stupid bloody Tuesdays (you know that feeling right?) and so I bought the domain www.stupidbloodytuesday.co.uk  for about £10. It was right about the time I got my first SLR camera and decided to teach myself web code and photography.

 

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Since then the SBT website has had many redesigns and faces but I’m happy with how it looks now. SBT dabbled in making t-shirts and hoodies but never to the extent I’ve wanted it to. The Morrisey “Heavens knows I’m miserable” tee was quite popular and Lewis Brownlie did some sick graphics which I really appreciate. Skateboarding has so many new companies all competing with each other, I never really had the time to spare to concentrate on SBT the way I would like to. Since then I’ve had 2 kids, worked my way up to manage a respite service and continued to skate/shoot when I can.

 

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Over the years I’ve just kept skateboarding, shooting photos, making skate films and adding to the site. Over the years the friends I skate with have always pushed themselves, got hyped, took slams and let me keep shooting and posting, sharing posts and basically just having a good skate and a laugh. Most the guys I skate with ride for the Black Sheep so I’m always stoked to support them.

 

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Today I’m convinced that SBT is a way to promote and develop the local scene, to get more people hyped on skateboarding and push and promote the guys that shred. SBT has no real commercial value. It’s just a site and if anything a distraction from the usual day to day bullshit we all do. Some days I find myself dreaming about what the next post might look like, weird I know. I get kind of obsessed with skateboarding; it’s an outlet of all of life’s stress so I don’t mind.  Other times I will get a great photo of someone and struggle to write a post, either way it’s going on S.B.T. It’s a skate photo gallery and I’m really stoked on the guys that keep killing it on their board and for letting me shoot them. Skateboarding is creative right? Keep it creative. SBT is kind of like a secret identity a pseudonym, I like to keep it underground.

 

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The future, I don’t know, just keep posting and shooting, keep it real skateboarding, don’t talk the talk if you can’t walk the walk, whatever that means, skater owned right.

 

If anyone out there wants to invest in what we are doing then let me know. I would love to see some SBT graphics on a board, t-shirt or energy drink (Vimto!)

 

Peace out.”

 

What a dude! To finish I thought it would be compulsory to listen to the tune that sparked Stupid Bloody Tuesday off, The Beatles – I Am The Walrus, enjoy!

 

 

Keep up with Stupid Bloody Tuesday on Instagram, and make sure you never miss a moment.

 

 


Top 3 – Chris Barrett

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

 

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Chris ‘BAD MAN’ Barrett, the best dude to survive the murky Stockport drinking water since 1987. As it did for must of us skateboarding took control over his life from the moment he stepped on a board. If it hadn’t of been for this guy I doubt Stockport would’ve ever made it onto the skateboard map. He’s the rawest skater I’ve possibly met, and without him I doubt I would still be shredding to this day. He’s a huge influence on everyone who has ever met him, a barrel of laughs in any situation, this guy is mint! My name is Stannerz and I would like to thank him for being a raw SUB FIFTY family farther! Get to know him more as I asked him about his top 3 favourites in a variety of topics.

 

Food:

1: Pizza

2: Lasagne

3: An actual Steak, what is it…. Rib Eye.

 

Drink:

1: Black Sheep Ale

2: Tyskie or any Polish Beer

3: Ice Tea…. Peach

 

Destinations:

1: Stockport

2: Dubai

3: Bilbao

 

Skaters:

1: Joe Gavin/Dom Henry

2: Eddie Belvedere

3: You…(stannerz)

 

 

 

 

Tricks:

1: Bs 180 Nosegrind

2: Flip back noseblunt but only when you do it.

3: Fakie Front Noses

 

Moments of 2015:

1: Putting out my Black Sheep Fridays part

2: Nature walks with the dog

3: Spice

 

Sections:

1: All the riduclous parts that Thrasher bring out..

2: as above

3: as above

 

Jobs:

1: What you mean jobs…

2:

3:

 

Music:

1: Wu-Tang

2: Captain Beefheart

3: Pink Floyd

 

 

 

 

Football players:

1: Tony Hawk

2: Steve Cab

3: Andy Mcdonald

 

Moments to come in 2016:

1: Visit Eddie in Cornwall

2: Back to Dubai

3: Chilling

 

Seasons:

1: All of them

2: All of them

3: I like the change in weather, it would be shit without seasons. You’d be like a lizard if it was always hot.

 

Keep up with this ‘BAD MAN’ on Instagram.

 


Black Sheep Fridays – Ol’ Dirty Barrett

Friday, December 11th, 2015

 

 

 

As promised we have yet another mind blowing Black Sheep Fridays x Sidewalk Magazine edit for you guys to feast your eyes on. Who better than Stockport’s ‘BAD MAN’ Barrett. You may find this shredder lurking in the finest of Polish Liquor stores of greater Manchester or at the Stockport ‘spice’ Ledges. Expect nothing but raw shit, ODB kind of raw, OOOOO BABY I LIKE IT RAW! You’d be stupid to miss out, so make space in your day and be taken to the next another level of gritty skateboarding that many of us will relate to in our UK’s ghost towns. Also expect big things in the up and coming weeks with Barrett’s crew SUB-50. Some powerful stuff on the horizon so keep them eyes peeled!

 

Keep up with SUB-50 on Instagram and our Black Sheep Store one to be kept up to date with all the happening’s.

 

 


Vital skate news From Sub Fifty, MUST READ!

Friday, November 20th, 2015

 

I’m pretty sure you’ve all heard about the new complications in skateboarding recently that includes some well known faces. Firstly the news broke out that Rowley left Flip Skateboards. A real shocker, but now adding to the pot of confusion is that Koston and Guy Mariano have departed from Girl. Kids and general forum waste-mans are going mad as we speak, brains rattling with thoughts on who each person will ride for next. Teary filled eyes are stalking the internet for that important information that’ll hopefully be released soon before the internet blows up.

 

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Well the wait is over since Stannerz and bad man Barrett, after being stuck on Skype all night and day, can now announce that Sub Fifty (Stockports biggest and baddest brand) have three new additions to their infamous team. Yes you guessed it, Rowley, Mariano and Koston will now be seen skating the streets of Stockport with the dopest and best crew to grace skateboarding. Although it isn’t all joy, they had to make some sacrifices to the crew, Ben Rowles has been given the boot and John Bell is also off but has been given the role as team manager. As he’s always injured it’ll help build his body back up to normal strength and I’m pretty sure he’ll be back up in the ranks soon so no need to worry.

 

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I’m guessing there’s only a small handful of skaters out there that haven’t heard of Sub Fifty so for those that don’t know this is what they’re about. Chris Barrett was first seen on the famous BBC show The Apprentice in 2005. Alan Sugar was more than interested in his business plan, making skateboarding fun again without any bullshit. From this Chris didn’t need to carry on with the show because he had already won. From the moment he walked through the door wearing his Black Sheep joggers, Fubu denim jacket, and Airwalk Beanie Alan was already on board despite his plan. Alan then decided instantly to invest in Barrett and the crew allowing them to make the first video ‘Wreck heads, fresh heads and piss heads’. Featuring the doped up dope crew Team Weed, John Bell, Ben Rowles, Tom Lowth, Stu Reynolds, Chris Barrett, Lil Dave and Stannerz. That video release went on to make millionsand the crew have gone onto win plenty of EMA awards and are currently living the lifestyle of the rich and famous. For those that don’t know what that’s like its simply the finest of Polish lager, spice and hotel de la Stocky Ledges.

 

The Apprentice 2014 - GenericsAlan Sugar looking pleased with himself after making a fortune from ‘Wreck heads, fresh heads and piss heads’.

 

What’s to be expected in the future from skateboarding’s best crew? Well Koston is currently working will Phil Harvey in mexico on his pro t-shirt, Mariano is currently discussing wages with Stu Reynolds (currently negotiating more than a crumb of sprayed weed a second that Stu first offered) then Rowley is out filming his welcome part already. It’ll have to be up to standard because these guys don’t mess about. Here’s a section of shredders that didn’t make the cut onto Stockport’s legendary team. Expect the best and you’ll succeed in the hard and tough life of skateboarding….

 

 

 

To keep up with Sub Fifty just follow them on Instagram.

 


“White Noise” Eddie’s Section

Saturday, December 28th, 2013

 

 

 

From the multi talented hands of Rob Smith comes Eddies full part from the 2012 produced Manchester (and beyond) scene video. Watch below to witness the Northwests  dirtiest street spots getting a right royal Belvedere beating.

 

Look out sometime very soon for our new Black Sheep team DVD “To Rite” which we premiered last week to a full festive crowd at our skate park.

 


Chris Barrett Theeve Trucks

Monday, September 16th, 2013

Superdead and Black Sheep rider Chris Barrett comes correct with this raw Stockport/Manchester street edit for Theeve Trucks.

YES BADMAN!

 

 

Filmed and edited by Phil Harvey.