The Brilliance!


#INTERNET Ah, we're back! Like we said, we were just "chilling out" for like 3 years. Feels good to have the team back writing. Still us three: Chuck, Benjamin, and Virgil. Got new interviews coming up, and hopefully we'll be posting on a regular basis, who knows. We also interviewed each other, check: CHUCK, BENJAMIN, VIRGIL...

Interview! > Josh Kalis of DC Shoes!

Josh Kalis pro skater for DC Shoes. A cool, laid back dude of few words. Benjamin caught up with him to discuss cars, lattes, and out running police helicopters. Read up real quick, wow.

THE BRILLIANCE! > Josh Kalis…  What’s really good?  How is your day going?

JOSH KALIS > Life is good. Sittin in Chicago grillin some burgers with friends.

TB! > Tell everyone a little bit about your self…  You can touch on the pro skateboarder thing, but is there anything else people should know about you?

JK > Im pretty much a hater. I dont like people in my mix that shouldnt be there.

TB! > What city do you rep?

JK > I rep Dallas, Philly, Chicago, Barcelona, Grand Rapids… well its pretty tough to rep Grand Rapids. Basically i have a family of friends all over the world.

TB! > More importantly, what did you have for breakfast this morning?  For real, everyone wants to know…

JK > 3 shot iced latte and 3-4 smokes. Every morning, its the same thing.

TB! > Alright, let’s get these questions going…  You’re a huge ‘car guy’, I’ve personally seen your collection, it’s pretty sick.  But what was the first car you ever owned?

JK > 89 civic wagon.

TB! > Put everyone on smash here…  Tell them what you’re pushing around these days.  Get detailed with it…

JK > 02 g500 silver on black 22’s, 01 911 turbo, seal grey on seal grey 19’s, 00 M5 silver on black 19’s.

TB! > You’ve competed in the Gumball Rally national car race…  I know you have some crazy stories from that…  What are some of the wildest things that happened?

JK > The craziest was just outrunning those slow ass cop cars and cop choppers.

TB! > Any other crazy car/racing stories?  I know you have some…

JK > Just people talking shit, then they get smoked. Its cool though because ive been smoked too.

TB! > Professional Skateboarding…  How long have you been skating professionally?

JK > Since 96 or 97 i think.

TB! > That’s one of those one-in-a-million things, being a pro skater.  When did it ‘hit you’ that you had really ‘made it’?  How was that?

JK > Youve never “made it”, you got to keep it going till the end.

TB! > Tony Hawk is an older cat and he is still doing his thing… How long do you think you’ll stay at it?

JK > no idea.

TB! > Alright, that crazy basketball video with you and a bunch of other DC skaters…  Tell everyone the truth here… Real or not?

JK > 100% real.

TB! > What about music…  If you could organize a concert with 5 bands/musicians/etc who would they be?  Dead or alive…

JK > Old Metallica, Jay z, Whit stripes, Fugazi, Big L.

TB! > Since this is a taste-making site…  Besides DC shoes, what are your favorite shoe brands?

JK > Just DC.

TB! > Favorite vacation spot?

JK > Aulstralia

TB! > In 10 years, where will you be?

JK > On top of the world.

TB! > Alright, that’s all I’ve got…  Any final comments?  Anything you want to get off your chest?  Anything random here would be perfect…

JK > nope.

TB! > Shout-outs are getting pretty corny, but do you have any?

JK > nope.

TB! > Finally, because we are so full of ourselves…  What do you think about THE BRILLIANCE?

JK > fucking pretty sick.

TB! > Thanks for your time Josh.


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