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Franky Villani – Tumblr Time

After we had finished this interview in the tourvan during the New Balance Numeric trip in Cologne, Franky told me, that he was a bit nervous before, because it was his first interview ever. I felt a bit ashamed for only asking our stupid tumblr questions, but he seemed fine with it. He’s the most easy going guy. The next weeks I was slacking, it was summertime, so it took a while to transcribe the interview and prepare this article. In the meantime his Jenkem interview went online, which is now his first published interview. But this one was just a little fun thing anyway, although it seems like he was already talking about leaving Zero by then. (And in the end we managed to do a proper interview for our recent issue).

Favorite quote?  

Spot’s done.  

Most played song on your i-pod?  

Right now definitely: Don’t worry, be happy.  

Is there something you’re currently worrying about?  

The Zero trip after this. [laughs]  

What do you find attractive in girls?  

When they’re mellow to hang out with.     

Would you rather live without skateboarding or without sex?  


If you were invisible for a day, what would you do?  

Miss my flight to the Zero trip.  

What do you wear to bed?  

Depends. Pyjamas or just regular clothes sometimes if I’m tired.  

Is there one thing you want to change about yourself?  

I’ve no pop.

If you could meet anyone living or dead, who would it be?  

Ah, nobody. Shit happens naturally.  

What do you miss most about being a kid?  

I’m a kid.  

A celebrity you would marry?  

I don’t keep up with celebrities and they all seem like terrible people.  

Name one weird or hidden talent you have?  

I’m very good at being negative.  

If you could have any superpower, what would it be?  


What story does your family always tell about you?  

Not too much. Probably that I travel a lot.  

If you could instantly learn any skatetrick, what would it be?  

Switchflip front crooks.

"A friend was all hyped on a rock and gave it to me. I was like, 'Thanks, but I don’t know what to do with it'."

If you were reincarnated as an animal, what would you want to be?  

A bald eagle maybe, because they just chill. You can’t even do anything to them. They’re the top dog.  

What did you want to be as a child?  

I wanted to do the construction of the big cranes.  

If you’d be in the Simpsons, what character would you be?  


Who’s the most famous skater you have in your contacts on your phone?  

It’s probably Jamie Thomas, or Arto Saari. Oh and I have the phone number of Ronnie Creager. That’s a good one. And I have Steve Berra, that’s funny. 

What was the weirdest present you ever got?  

A rock. A friend was all hyped on a rock and gave it to me. I was like, "Thanks, but I don’t know what to do with it".

How often do you clean your ears?  

Everytime after I shower.  

How long could you live without the internet?  

Maybe two weeks.  

What was the biggest decision you had to make in your life?  

I didn’t make any deciscion, it just happend kind of. I don’t like making decisions.  

What would your 15 year old self think about you now?  

He’d probably trip out.  

What do you think about the person you were with 15?  

It was probably so bad. Just a dumb kid.  

What school subject you were good at?  

Art class. Nothing else.  

Where have you been last christmas?  

I don’t even remember. Probably home. The christmas before that I skated. 

Who’s made the largest impact on your life?  

Probably Levi [Brown].  

What’s your favorite book?  

I read Stephen King books, if I have to read something.  

The best Pokemon you catched so far?  

I almost catched a Mr. Mime a minute ago, but then my phone crashed.