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Last Orders: Joe Gavin

When I emailed Harmony TM Adam Mondon asking who on his team would be up for doing one of these “Last Orders”, I received an instant reply answering “Joe”, with the explanation that he spends most of his days sat in Note, consuming vast amounts of soup and staring aimlessly into the moral free, bottomless pit widely known as ‘the internet’.

Hopefully the questions I sent over to him might have occupied his brain for a few minutes, before returning to hunting out random clips on YouTube and answering the all too familiar queries on a similar vein to “which bearings make your board flip better?” that come hand in hand with working in a skateshop…


Bit of product you sold in Note: Gave my mate Alex a cracked board.

Person you spoke to: My girlfriend, Kirsty.

Trick you filmed: Switch feeble polejam and a line at Urbis.

Photo you shot: A Frontside nollie flip on a bank in Barca, at that spot where Mariano does the slowmo line.

Country you visited: Spain. What a surprise!

Manchester skatepark session: The Pumpcage with Tone, Tyrone, Bees, Damo and Matty…good times!

Skate event you attended: Central Cancer Research jam. Nick Stansfield absolutely smashed it.

Trick you learnt: Erm…switch big spin flips.

Trick you lost: I’ve just recently rolled my ankle so I’ve lost everything for a couple of weeks or so.

Book you read: It’s been a while.

Time you were outraged: When i just lost all this interview and had to do it again.

Piece of advice you received: Get a haircut and grow up…pretty good advice I think. Gonna get my hair cut today but I’m never gonna “grow up”, you prick!

Album you bought: Jehst “The Menghi Bus” mixtape. It was pretty shit.

Song you sang along to: Jackson 5 “ABC”…it’s a classic!

Film you watched and enjoyed: Kickboxer

Film you watched and hated: Primo Levi’s Journey

Skate video you watched from start to finish: That new ‘Listen’ vid and ‘Fully Flared’ of course.

Skate photo you saw that impressed you: Found Document issue 3 last night, it was mad. Simon Skipp had about 15 photos in it. Oh, and I watched Grove do a sick hardflip the other day.

Website visited: Allen Key or

Thing you downloaded: Fuck knows!

Clip watched on YouTube: Rollerblade slams, plane crashes and Dan Pageau slamming so hard on El Toro…I’m pretty sick when it comes to YouTube!

Skateboarder who impressed you: Everyone’s amazing these days…Nick Stansfield at that comp, Dan Jones was doing nollie shuv front crooks at Urbis the other day, and Dan Cintra indy grabbed a five stair in Barca, that was rad. Tony impresses me everyday…leatherman!

Time you said “never again”: Never say never!

Trick you filmed of someone else: Mark Kendrick did a backside 360 flip into a gnarly bank in Preston yesterday…bangin!

Time you had to tell Nev to shut up: Everyday! The other day I wrapped an inner tube around his head. His eyes were popping out! Sorry Nev!

Massive props to The Harmony for donating Joes section from “Wolfstadt” to accompany the above writing. “Wolfstadt” is available from your local SOS right about now at a very reasonable price, go support.


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