Monster Children recently released an in depth interview with skateboarder Alex Olson. The interview covers topics such as sobriety, veganism, being a business owner, surfing, DJing, his new found love of yoga and meditation and also how his interest for skateboarding these days has waned.
Alex has also put together an awesome playlist for Monster Children with hypnotic vibes from artists such as Axel Boman and Susumu Yokota.
When I first heard you left LA for New York, I was like, ‘Oh fuck!’ And then when I heard you were all sober and healthy, I thought, ‘Oh, maybe he’s not the same asshole anymore.'
I’m the asshole?
Yeah. What influenced you to get clean and sober?
I don’t know. I think Dylan (Rieder) and my grandma passing at similar times made me look into it more. I just started reading about it, you know John Joseph?
John Joseph who wrote Meat Is for Pussies?
Yeah. I read his book and I was like, ‘I’m gonna try this; see if I feel a difference,’ and it went from there. Then I did these Wim Hof online courses and from there I started meditating and just diving into it. Then I heard rumours about me being an anti-vaxxer.
No. But people are saying I’m that crazy.
Well, let’s back up a little bit. You’ve figured out a healthy lifestyle and integrated it into your skateboarding, and obviously this will add years to your career. Because you’re at fully-fledged vegan, you don’t drink…
I don’t know, dude. After twenty years or more of skating, my fucking body is all fucked up, you know what I mean?
Check the full interview at Monster Children
Playlist as Chosen by Alex for Monster Children