Late for Work, Rough Life Season 2 Finale

We have arrived! At the Hotel Utah? The end of BART Tour 2011? The end of Rough Life? Yes, Yes, and hope not.

Season 2 is a wrap. This episdoe gets us from the tattoo shop to the Hotel Utah with sick sessions at Town Park/ Hood Games, and Potrero Park in between. Johnny is Johnny, and this is the most BART Tour-esque episdoe of the season with longer skate montages, and we hope the feeling of being on the street level of the tour. By this point in the day we were EXHAUSTED. We’d been all over the Bay Area and our arms could barely hold up our camera rigs. As Johnny says, “I can’t believe it myself”, and that’s how we felt by the time we got to the Utah (and even now wrapping up the season).

It’s been a crazy ride producing the Roughneck web show. Our regret, if we had one is that we didn’t have the budget to stick on Johnny 24/7 for some real Roughneck hi jinx. Now our attention will shift to pitching Rough Life to cable networks so that we can get a budget to do it proper. Enjoy the last episode. Talk more soon. WE OUT HERE!

Johnny ditched the tour after the Richmond session. Turns out he met up with Paola at a tattoo shop in Oakland to get inked. Will anybody notice that he’s gone?

Season 2 of “It’s a Rough Life” is about the events leading up to and during BART Tour 2011. The stakes have changed for Roughneck and BART Tour is no different.

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Could Be Worse

Like all episodes of Rough Life this one was a little hectic, a little disorganized, and a lot of fun to produce. One of the RNCK guys really was supposed to take Johnny to his “secret” mission, but everybody with a car had ditched the tour by that point. So it fell on us to get Johnny to his non-BART Tour destination. I kept asking him why we weren’t at BART Tour, and like Tyler thought that his “responsibility” for the street team answer was a bunch of bull. The truth is Paola’s tattoo episode from Season 1 was really popular, and Johnny wanted in on it. That’s pretty funny to me. @jeremeylavoi

Johnny ditched the tour after the Richmond session. Turns out he met up with Paola at a tattoo shop in Oakland to get inked. Will anybody notice that he’s gone?

Season 2 of “It’s a Rough Life” is about the events leading up to and during BART Tour 2011. The stakes have changed for Roughneck and BART Tour is no different.

It’s a Rough Life, a reality series about Johnny Roughneck.

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Stuck in the Mud: It’s a Rough Life Season 2, Episode 5

Stuck the Mud was a little chaotic to shoot because there were so many moving parts. Luckily we had Tyler on the fish-eye skate cam and Jeremey picking up artsy shots. Abby really came through covering Johnny and his little bubble of chaos. This is the first true skate stop of the tour, so we’re hoping skaters enjoy that aspect of it (a lot of kids have been asking for the BART 2011 footage). Normally we turn around a little skate edit the week after. We’re hoping that this more in depth coverage of the event and what it means to the Roughneck crew satisfies all the people who have been waiting for this footage. Oh, and Shawn Connolly rips.

The crew finally makes it to Richmond skatepark. Chaos ensues as the cops show up, Johnny is called into work, and Mr. Roughneck reveals that he’s going to leave BART Tour for… a secret mission?

Season 2 of “It’s a Rough Life” is about the events leading up to and during BART Tour 2011. The stakes have changed for Roughneck and BART Tour is no different.

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Got a Problem: It’s a Rough Life Season 2, Episode 4

This episode gets us to the first stop, but it’s really about the action on the train.

The race down Market has begun. It’s BART TOUR! The crowd hits the trains headed for Richmond Park, but not without a little visit from the BART Police. Meanwhile Jimmie is having his own issues with Johnny’s Prius. And where is Matty P?

Season 2 of “It’s a Rough Life” is about the events leading up to and during BART Tour 2011. The stakes have changed for Roughneck and BART Tour is no different.

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One Bolt Short, It’s a Rough Life… yes it is @aroughlife

Finally, BART Tour 2011 is kicking off in this episode… but not without a few hiccups. Like all the episodes of Rough Life, this one was a blast to film. When we showed up at Lower Haighters to shoot the BART Tour pre-party, there was hardly anybody around and we were wondering if BART Tour was happening this year. We headed to get coffee with Johnny and Tyler, and when we got back to the shop some of the RNCK Street Team and Team Riders were skating the intersection and we knew it was going to be a good day. Enjoy the episode.

Stakes is High for Johnny Rough

This episode was fun to produce. Thanks to Paola for being a good sport (with Johnny) and with us.

It’s almost time for BART Tour, but first Johnny has to make some last minute preparations with the ex-wife. Paola is not too psyched about him shrugging off his family responsibilities to barge trains all day with skaters.

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NEW It’s a Rough Life!

That’s right, season 2 has begun! It’s a Rough Life Season 2, 7 episodes about BART Tour 2011. The lead up, the drama, the skateboarding. Get ready. YouTube Preview Image

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BART Tour 2009 Video


This is Roughneck BART Tour 2009 part one, as some of you know the second half of the day was rained out. The 48 Blocks Best Trick contest at the San Francisco Library Gap is happening this Sunday 9/20/09. $250 is on the line. Be there.

(Edit 9/23/09: Insert BART Tour Part 2 Video: SF Library Gap Best Trick)


(For info on Part 2 click here.)

Thanks to Tyler Moore for killing it on the death lens angle, (on Part 1, Shane Andrews on Part 2) I owe you man. And thanks to Abby for coming through with driving camera bags to spots, and providing liquid nourishment.

The music is all creative commons and provided by the Cartel (edit: in Part 1) via Jamendo:

Perfection and Smptee Kanx
“Hardcore”
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G-Kid ft. Stack Bund
“Certified Hoodstars”
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Tommy Mula
“Elevate”
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(Edit: Part 2)
Plasma Raygun
“That Beat”
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RNCK BART Tour 2009 Screens

Here are some stills from yesterdays RNCK BART Tour 2009… which was going off until the rain started. The main event, which was going to be a $250 best trick contest at the Library Gap, got completely rained out. The good news is that Johnny is doing a Roughneck Rain Check, and the contest should go off again next Sunday the 20th. Look out for more info. Also expect a TeamJaded BART Tour vid of yesterdays events, either as a Part One, or combined with whatever goes down next weekend.





















Rained Out.

Roughneck Rain Check coming at ya.

Roughneck BART Tour 2009

That there’s a lot of sponsors.