A loyal pawn by name of Elijah Chandler reached out to the powers that be and inquired about conducting an interview with Monster Squad AM, Jordan Taylor. A few email exchanges later, Elijah and Jordan "Gordo" Taylor bring you this exclusive interview to bloodsucking blog-a-sphere. Elijah: How Is everything at New Balance Going And How Was the Boston Trip?
Jordan:Everything at NB is awesome, couldn't ask for a better group of people! The Boston/New York trip was epic, I really like the vibe over there and the spots are a bit more unique. Who is your favorite bro to room with on a trip and how are NB trips, different than Toy trips or Brixton trips?
New Balance trips we usually get an apartment to stay at, so were all roomies I guess. NB trips might be a little more planned out on the production side of things but other than that they're really similar. Homies skating new spots together trying to get the best stuff we can while having the most fun we can. What’s the story behind you living in LA and paying rent in Long Beach. Can I get some clarification on that?
Haha, well my girlfriend lives in LA so I kind of gradually started staying there more. I moved there in March officially. What is the weirdest sponsorship you have been offered And what would be your dream sponsor?
Can't think of any crazy offers but my dream sponsor would have to be some sort of airline or Perrier...I'm addicted.
Photo: Aaron Smith Some things that you do when you are not skating?
Girlfriend life, basketball, making short films with friends, movies and just lurk around for new stuff to skate. Doodling is pretty fun too. What is the worst thing to be asked at a demo?
Who are you? Are you on flow? Where's Billy? If you could put anybody on Toy or back on Toy, who would it be and why?
Brian Anderson, it could happen ha. What would you be doing if you were not skating and what are your hobbies besides skating?
Movies are rad, something to do with movies could be cool.
I like making short films with my friends, acting is really fun! Playing professional basketball, but I just can't seem to dunk.
What is the story behind your Insta name 90’s Gordo and what are the favorite foods that make it supposedly Gordo?
Some friends started a hashtag for me before I had Instagram and called it 90sgordo cause I like the 90s. And I think Gordo started from Gordan and maybe cause I'm always hungry. Do you have any crazy Ed stories so far, and what is your favorite Big Pink story/experience?
I wish I had a crazy Ed story and everything's a story with Big Pink! Who is in the Snacking Krüe?
I'm not familiar with the Snacking Krüe but it sounds right up my alley and I want in! I snack pretty hard though maybe I'm already in. Where are some of your favorite places you have traveled skating wise and non-skating wise?
East coast rules! I think I want to live there at some point. Quiver or just one setup? Popsicles or shaped and what do you ride?
I think my quiver is at three, its a solid start. Popsicles depending on the flavor I'm more of an ice cream man myself. I skate an 8.375 bareback wood. Are you filming for any video parts at the moment and if so do you like what you have gotten so far?
I'm working on a solo part Toy Machine style right now. I have a solid start and a lot of things I wanna do, so I'm hyped! What are some of your favorite musicians and what is your current top 5 most played jams?
Hmmm that's always a tough one. Talking Heads, Morrissey, New Order I've been feeling Bob Marley lately too
1. Morrissey, "Certain People I Know"
2. Talking Heads, "Memories Can't Wait"
3. Bob Marley, "Punky Reggae Party"
4. T. Rex, "Dreamy Lady"
5. Morrissey, "Action is My Middle Name."
Can You Explain your love for the Celtics being a southern California kid, what inspired the east coast love and who is your favorite player?
Well my parents are from Boston. My Dad is a die hard everything Boston fan so I guess he kinda brainwashed me. Considering they lost Pierce and KG who were my favorites I'd go Rondo, Jeff Green or Avery Bradley. Last but not least who would you like to thank? And thank you for taking the time to respond to my questions.
Thank you for wanting to interview me!