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.