Bo Ikeda Interview
November 12, 1996
More Words from the Post-Professional Skateboard World. Bo was the second Pro from Hawaii during the mid 80's (first being Johnee Kop). Since then Bo has moved from LA to Seattle in search of a new band.
The following is a 20 Question e-mail Interview with Bo (aka the Barron, uh... from his BMX racing years).
|Name: Bo Ikeda
Years Not Skating: 4
Hair Length:2-3 inches
Transworld Cover somewhere around 1989
50-50 : If you were reincarnated as another person in this world, whose life would you not want to live and why. [ed:Bo misunderstood the question and put the person's life he most wanted to live. So he's down with Orson].
Bo Ikeda : Orson Welles. Sorry, I cannot let anyone know the reasons for this.
50-50 : What do you think of modern-day hippies (You know the type. The girls burn incense and don't shave, while the guys look like trolls, sort of like Bilbo Baggins from the Hobbit)?
Bo : Well I don't know any modern-day hippies personally, so I cant comment on those types of people in particular. But I would think that they would be quite friendly. But I do know an aging-type hippy, and I must say she's quite pleasant.
Crailtap at Palolo Ramp
50-50 : What was the worst job you've ever had to work?
Bo : I've had one other job other than skateboarding, so I would have to say it was when I worked in a clothing store in Burbank.
50-50 : Are you and Kelsey anorexic? How many times a day do you eat?
Bo : Yes. We only eat once a day. Usually dinner. Eating is so overrated man. I hate to have to eat. Its a waste of time and money.
Skating for Acme in 1991
50-50 : Have you ever been in a barroom brawl, sort of like the kind Ryan Kingman gets into?
Bo : No. Does Ryan still get into those?
50-50 : Do you like to light things on fire as much as I do?
Bo : The only thing I like to light on fire are other peoples cigarettes.
50-50 : How long can a guy's hair be before he looks like a complete fag?
Bo : I don't know.
50-50 : What happened to the band Replica?
Bo : Well I'll tell you my version and you can get the bass player and drummers version to compare truths. Basically I told the drummer that she wasn't good enough and to get better, and I guess she couldn't handle that. And to make it worse I bought a drum set of my own to do my own projects, and I guess that made her freak out and quit. That's cool though, we would have split up anyways if this little stupid episode hadn't done it.
board graphic 1990
50-50 : What's in Bo Ikeda's future?
Bo : I'm working on a new band right now. I'm leaning towards doing techno.
50-50 : Are you voting in November? If so for who?
Bo : Fuck no. It doesn't matter who wins, Democrat or Republican there the same. They're all bought by every special-intrest group anyway. Anybody that makes it all the way to the presidential race has got to be the most corrupt fuckhead pig in this country. And not to mention all those motherfuckers in congress. All those scum pigs answer to some corporation that is telling them what exactly to do.
50-50 : Do you ever see in your plans to come back to Hawaii?
Bo : Yes.
ok Bo if you like please comment on the following things in five words or less:
All to the wall
Hickam Hangar 1990
It was a good thing.
Just like any other industry.
Jim Gray has always been cool to me.
He really blew it with Michelle in San Francisco.
A big waste of two years.
Matt Sargis as a Bass Player
A real good bass player, but a real idiot about playing songs right.
Good thing, I guess
It's real good.
"Imagine" Prom 1989
Mark Oblow, Bo & Ryan Kingman
Bo's first pro model graphic
with Hosoi sk8s