Results 1 to 15 of 15

Thread: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1, 2 and 3 LIVE

  1. #1
    Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    32,519

    Default Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1, 2 and 3 LIVE

    Afternoon - so this has been a long time in the making for a lot of reasons, not least because of a whole load of personal tragedy in Doug's life whilst we were making it. True to form though - he has stayed upbeat and positive as always.

    Part 1 is early life focused, parts 2 and 3 (to drop over the next two weeks) go into detail as re his time as a musician in a band on the edge of super stardom playing gigs in Tokyo, with Part 3 going into the rehabilitation process following him being attacked and having brain surgery.

    Hit the link here to see a bunch f archive Leo Sharp photos from the period discussed in part 1
    Hope you like it - Doug is the embodiment of why skateboarding is a positive cultural force.




    Part 1 video here.



  2. #2
    Ultra King Joxa's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Posts
    14,992

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Mad respect to Dougy, absolute legend and a personal favourite human of mine on and off the board.

  3. #3
    Übermensch bearVSshark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    London via t'North
    Posts
    1,749

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Looking forward to watching this. It was always great watching him skate Hyde when I lived in Leeds. He rips.
    poison...poison...TASTY FISH!

  4. #4
    Übermensch
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    3,944

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    It's not hyperbolic to say Doug is the most charismatic person I've ever met. I've seen him, at the end of a week long skate trip (where he only took two tee's and one pair of jeans), sidle over to an incredibly snooty looking business woman on a plane and, within 10 minutes, have her putty in his hands. There's nobody like Doug either on or off a board and, even as somebody who has spent a lot of time in his company, I cannot wait to learn more about him in this documentary.

    The fact that he's still here, "loving the life he lives," is testament to his spirit. Cyber-knucks of the highest order to Anon, Corpsehands and everyone else involved; super stoked for Doug that he's got something like this for the memories.

  5. #5

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Lol at ‘gets me out of the life of shit drink and drugs’ cut to Doug sitting in a rubbish dump drinking a can of tramp juice.

    Double lol at ‘get to see the world see new places’ cut to Doug skateboarding under a motorway flyover in the rain.

    not sure if intentional.

  6. #6
    Moderator françois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    24,500

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    I don't know much about him but always really liked his footage.

    Oh and Baghead Flats is one of my all time favorite videos.
    "There are people in skateboarding whose views and backgrounds differ from mine, but I appreciate that they’re a part of it because that’s what keeps skating so diverse and not just some homogenized bullshit. More opinions, more girls, more homosexuality, more global representation." Ryan Lay

  7. #7
    Übermensch deegwaad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Location
    The City of Steel
    Posts
    3,547

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    I've said it before but anyone who enters a big cock competition, and wins, has got to be alright in my book.
    ...kiss me with apocalypse.

  8. #8
    Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    32,519

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Quote Originally Posted by Conway Twitty's BMX View Post
    Lol at ‘gets me out of the life of shit drink and drugs’ cut to Doug sitting in a rubbish dump drinking a can of tramp juice.

    Double lol at ‘get to see the world see new places’ cut to Doug skateboarding under a motorway flyover in the rain.

    not sure if intentional.
    Deffo intentional.
    That 'rubbish dump' is actually a DIY skate spot that him and the locals built on some wasteground in Shipley.
    It's way more picturesque than that DIY sofa might suggest.
    Second episode has some more exotic destinations.

    As re the drink/drugs thing - a lot of the kids he grew up skating with ended up on drugs a lot harder than Polish lager - not unusual at all where he lives.

  9. #9
    Moderator hugo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    15,362

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Good shit.
    Quote Originally Posted by weed View Post
    im not a racist you just look like a potato

  10. #10
    Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    32,519

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Part 1

    Part 2 just went up detailing Doug's time traveling the world as the original bass player for Gentlemans Pistols.
    Part 3 next Friday.


  11. #11
    Administrator
    Join Date
    May 2003
    Posts
    32,519

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1 & 2

    The final episode just went live.
    This one's pretty heavy dealing with brain surgery, trauma-induced epilepsy and learning to skate again after being attacked with a machete.
    Inspirational stuff (IMHO anyway).


  12. #12

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1 & 2

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymity View Post
    The final episode just went live.
    This one's pretty heavy dealing with brain surgery, trauma-induced epilepsy and learning to skate again after being attacked with a machete.
    Inspirational stuff (IMHO anyway).


    Really Rad seeing this and knowing Doug and Billy, mad respect Doug!!

  13. #13
    Moderator françois's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    24,500

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1 & 2

    Quote Originally Posted by anonymity View Post
    Inspirational stuff (IMHO anyway).
    In mine too! Doug rules.
    "There are people in skateboarding whose views and backgrounds differ from mine, but I appreciate that they’re a part of it because that’s what keeps skating so diverse and not just some homogenized bullshit. More opinions, more girls, more homosexuality, more global representation." Ryan Lay

  14. #14
    Initiate
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Bristol
    Posts
    598

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1, 2 and 3 LIVE

    Had to watch all three parts twice, wow.

  15. #15
    Übermensch bearVSshark's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    London via t'North
    Posts
    1,749

    Default Re: Doug McLaughlan 'Raconteurs' Parts 1, 2 and 3 LIVE

    Just watched that last episode, a pretty inspirational attitude through all this

    sorry to hear about his brother
    poison...poison...TASTY FISH!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Doug McLaughlan Street Meat Section
    By baremerk in forum Skateboarding
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 8th December 2011, 07:49 PM
  2. A day with Doug McLaughlan
    By Blacklisted in forum Skateboarding
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12th October 2011, 07:44 PM
  3. Doug 'the Slug' McLaughlan Baghead Flats/Sunday Service
    By anonymity in forum Skateboarding
    Replies: 34
    Last Post: 19th January 2010, 01:56 PM
  4. Doug 'the Slug' McLaughlan Sunday Service
    By anonymity in forum Skateboarding
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 5th July 2009, 02:34 PM
  5. Doug McLaughlan/Wisdom Sunday Service
    By anonymity in forum Skateboarding
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 15th March 2009, 04:52 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •