Looking Sideways Podcast Episode 010: Peter Hellicar, The Generosity of Skateboarding
Latest episode is now up! I went to visit Pete Hellicar and over a few beers we chatted about life, art, music, skateboarding, creativity and all the good stuff. Pete is an artist and musician, one of the originators of UK skate company Unabomber, and a UK skate legend.
Click the link to have a listen, subscribe on iTunes and to see full Show Notes so you can dig deep into Pete’s life and career and geek out on some primo UK skate history.

New episode is live on @iTunes @soundcloud and all the rest!
Click the link in the bio to hear my chinwag with Peter @hellicar, in which we chat about life, art, music, skateboarding and all that good stuff. You’ll also find full Show Notes that will enable you to check out Pete’s work and fully geek out on a lot of the UK skate history we end up chatting about.
Plus! Subscribe to the @welooksideways newsletter to get your lugholes around an exclusive @mixcloud playlist compiled especially for this podcast by Pete, it’s a cracker an all.
Thanks to @wigworland for the 📷

Dropping this week – episode 010 of the @welooksideways action sports podcast with legendary UK skater @hellicar.
A top chat this one about skateboarding, life, art, music and much, much more. As well as his pro skate career, Pete was one of the co-founders of @unabomberskateboards, did a stint as Art Director at @etnies, helped design @houseofvansldn and has has been at the heart of UK skateboarding since the mid 80s. Today he’s a hugely respected artist who runs @hellicarstudio.
So whether you want to geek out on some first hand U.K skate history or get an insight into how the relentless creativity of skating has shaped Pete’s artistic life, this one is a must-listen. Subscribe in iTunes so it lands on your blower as soon as it’s released. Easy.

I’m rereading Becoming Westerly ahead of my chat with surfer, journalist and acclaimed author @jamiebrisick this week, a book with a lot to say about identity, self-image and the lies we tell ourselves. It’s also a brilliantly entertaining look at Aussie surf culture in the 70s and 80s.
If you’re looking to fill a Barbarian Days-shaped hole in your life, look no further.