Jimmy Boyes – Sidewalk 200 section – June 2013
Featuring footage culled from all over the world and one of the grimmest straight-to-the-neck slams ever recorded, this one came in tandem with the release of the 200th issue of this here magazine and featured the one and only Jimmy Boyes doing what he does best: namely being the wrong side of 40 and still skating like pain doesn’t exist. It’s often repeated that if and when the world does finally end that Jimmy and cockroaches will be the only living things still standing. Just think Snake Plissken from ‘Escape from New York’ only with a Durham accent and an intimate knowledge of every tent brand known to humanity. Jimmy is a phenomenon, a force of nature, whose idea of a relaxing holiday is to cycle across India on a whim, on his own.
Put simply – this guy is a one-off and this clip presented only a tiny glimmer of the reality with which he surrounds himself. Not so much a ‘controversial’ clip as a universally embraced one, (with an impressive 47k views) so it’s probably time to let the Internet speak for itself for once.
el-bee-pee: “Jimmy Boyes is the warrior poet Mike V imagines himself to be
and probably more”