FIRST LOVES . . .
The basement studio and family room truly reflect Peter’s first loves, which were ignited in his younger years. An impressive drum kit sits in the studio where he does all his recording and the basement walls are covered with a colourful collection of 55 vintage and rare skateboards dating from the 1980s.
“It’s probably the third largest collection of skateboards in Canada,” he says proudly, adding that a Vancouver museum asked if he wanted to donate them.
It’s not surprising that Peter said no, as he talks nostalgically about a replica of a board that was a gift for his tenth birthday. It’s a model by the famous skateboarder Tony Hawk, who was his hero as a kid, and – like the others – it’s in mint condition with shiny graphics and images.
Peter explains that the silk-screening process on the laminated wooden decks is highly skilled, with creative designs that have some interesting stories behind them. “My most valuable board is worth about $1,200. It’s designed by Christian (Rosha Hosoi), a professional skateboarder who went to jail on drug charges, found religion, and – after being released early for good behaviour – began signing his boards with religious scriptures.”