Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Jim "Red Dog" Muir is doing much better

Last month Jim (original Z-Boy and DogTown Skates co-founder) got in a serious surfing accident, he and others were afraid he would not walk again, he was in the hospital for a while and is now home. Good news is, even though he broke 2 vertebrae in his neck and was dragged out of the water after swallowing several lung fulls of water, thinking he was left for dead, family says "He's doing so much better. He's walking around on his own and is regaining use of his arms/hands. His fingers on the left side are finally moving but the fine motor skills are still very limited. He's doing extensive out patient physical and occupational therapy 5 days a week." My best wishes go out to him and his family obviously.

Here's a 1976 photo of Jim that was on my most recent show poster:

Jim has been mentioned/seen in this short lived blog twice already, so i don't need to tell you he's an old friend. But another old friend of mine dug up some old skate magazines and happened across this 1977 quote from an interview Jim did in Skateboard World (which was a rag compared to SkateBoarder back then) nevertheless this mention of me i can't say i ever remember seeing before:

What are your thoughts on the upcoming Henry Hester pool competition [the 1st pool contest ever]?
It's a good idea, but I think they're going about it the wrong way. First of all D.T. [DogTown] wasn't even notified. We found out about it from our local little photographer Glen Friedman, who had picked it up from Dennis Martinez. We just found out about it this week and the contest is next weekend... (Read the complete answer and a few pages from the interview that were scanned and sent to me by clicking on the images of the pages below):

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