UK skateboarding stalwart, Vans and Creature representative and founding member of the mythical Cartel movement, Mr Marc Churchill, divulges a few golden nuggets of insider information on Southampton life this week, so read on below then scroll to the bottom of the page for Marc’s section from Andy Evans’ 2003 release “Straight to Video”.
Best breakfast spot: The Crews Mess, Shirley yo!
Best form of transportation: My badass whip, or the Brewkiller!
Best skate shop: Off Beat Sportz (R.I.P), or its replacement Reskue. Failing that, hit up Grim at Freestyle, haha.
Best record shop: Weasels when it was in St Mary’s.
Best band: The Dukes of Argres, HYTHECORE! Although Prozium where pretty awesome the other night.
Best album: “Raising The Dead” by The Dukes of Argres when they get out of the studio.
Best local video: “Uncut 2000”, a very roughly edited scene video me and The Donz made, that shit was awesome!
Best video section: Dean Jones in The Chip Shop Army’s “Chip Shops & Shit Spots”.
Best local – back in the day: Greg Nowik.
Best local – present: Greg Nowik. Dude, that guy’s STILL killing it!
Best skate spot – back in the day: Asda curbs, with Slappy Russ.
Best skate spot – present: Bells Plaza. Haha. You do know Southampton has no spots, right?
Best undercover spot: Marble car park, that place has seen some shit in its time. Simon Blundel REPRESENT!
Best skatepark – back in the day: Mayflower R.I.P
Best skatepark – present: Eastleigh Bowl y’all.
Best bar: Goblets is without the best bar on this earth!
Best nightclub: Nexus R.I.P haha. Everything’s dead in Southampton! Umm now, I think…maybe The Soul Cellar.
Best restaurant: Ranchos, The Rancho Trio steak is flesh eating at its best!
Best local slang phrase: “Put the coping back on” when you hang up on a ramp. Haha.
Best point of local interest/tourist must see: The Bargate, or Martin Stiffin’s absurdly massive penis!
Best local celebrity: Craig David…said the “Bo Selecta!” way! Benny Hill was a milkman in Eastleigh.
Best thing about living in Southampton: The sun rises and sets here! There’s sooooo many good skate spots…nooooot. The Titanic set sail from here, it’s easy to get out to somewhere better!
Marc in Andy Evans’ “Straight To Video” (2003):