Lucky 7 – Fuzzy Head
This week’s Lucky 7 questions go to Fuzzy Head (Matthew McKenzie).
1. Age / how long have you been skating?
Old enough to have an AARP card for skaters…And I’ve been skating since the late 70’s…and by late 70’s, I mean late 90’s.
In short, I’m 27 and I’ve been skating for 14 years.
2. Favorite local skater(s)?
Aside from Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, and Dylan….Hamilton, Rief, Bunger, T.J., Little Richard, Eric J, Kimmel, Blanchard, D-Moran, Zak Pischnotte, Jake Walker, Steve Andel, and Dave Nelson.
3. Favorite spot/park/object to skate?
Anything that involves primo…In other words, Ledges, Boxes, Rails, and Mannym-Ramirez pads. Anything, really now days. The Bay’s a pretty sick spot…Linden’s always fun…3rd and D in front of Motive…Easily the hottest spot right now.
4. Is the nickname Fuzzy Head officially now an enigma?
It’s funny you ask that…Because I was actually cast before Jim Carrey to play E. Nigma for the movie “Batman Forever.” I suppose I’ve kind of become Fuzz E. My immediate family call me by my real name, but they’re the only ones anymore, really…But it does puzzle some people when they figure out my real name…
5. What’s going through your head when you do things like pull up to Roberts Skate Park not warmed up, and go straight to the handrail and try to heelflip 50-50 it?
Well…I haven’t done such since break #2 so really nothing anymore, but I used to just be so psyched to shred and I just have the energy, and at that point, the intensity on a skateboard…Not to mention, I ALWAYS tech deck an hour before I go skateboarding…So TECHNICALLY, I DO warm up…My means of warming up is just a tad unconventional…Going on that fact, I’ve wrecked myself more times than not, but there’s nothing like the feeling of stomping tricks that a lot of people are reluctant to try. You’d think that after two broken legs, I’d learn to warm up properly, but I guess my brain just hasn’t evolved to that point yet.
6. The sign says long haired freaky people need not apply. What gives?
Long haired freaky people(people such as Lil’ Wayne) are kinda like my version of one eyed, one horned, flying purple people eaters…Except purple people eaters don’t bother me like long haired freaky people. I’ve always had this hunch that long haired freaky people were out to ruin my life’s work(which to this point has amounted to a glass of lemonade, a pissed off cat, and a beat up four door that has a sound system it doesn’t deserve) and they just give me the creeps in general. To be completely honest, and this may sound slightly paranoid, but, I think they’re a government conspiracy geared toward ruining my McKenzie heritage. I’m proud to be Egyptian…And I walk like it too.
7. If your dad’s corvette was in the movie Cars, set us up on how a short scene would go.
A short scene with the Vette in Cars…Hmmm…This is a tough one…Well, I think this scene would have to include My father as played by Peter Griffin who resembles him almost to a T…It would probably go back to when I was a kid growing up, playing soccer…Little known fact, that car actually used to belong to Ken Rohloff…Who was my soccer coach for a few years…The voice of the Vette would be Samuel L. Jackson, who would literally scream EVERY LINE…even ones that aren’t at all necessary. It would steal Lightning McQueen’s Porsche girlfriend and then it would fart in McQueen’s general direction, taunt him by making jokes about his father being a Geo Metro that smelled of Elderberries, and ask him if his paint job comes with a free bowl of soup.