New York’s Jon Buscemi discusses growing up in growing up in Long Island, getting his first board at a bike shop, coming out to California with Gino Iannucci, John Lucero picking him up at the airport, getting a job on Wall Street, becoming a road sales rep for Fourstar & Clae Footwear, moving in with Eric Koston at his MTV cribs house, working for DC shoes as a trend forecaster, designing iconic DC shoes, quitting DC to start his first company Gourmet, starting his second company GREATS, making luxury footwear and accessories with his brand Buscemi, Truff Hot sauce, opening Uncle Paulie’s Deli in Los Angeles and much more!
Emerica presents Focus part two with Jon Dickson where he travels back home and discusses family and his upbringing in rural Illinois. Jon’s definitely come a long way from his roots into the world of professional skateboarding and we’re very fortunate to have him out in the streets of the world pushing the progression of the stuntwood.
“Virgin Blacktop: a New York skate odyssey” is an often thrilling and sometimes heart-breaking coming-of-age story about group of 1977 suburban New York City kids. When they met, they had nothing in common except a love of skateboarding. Despite their vastly different ages, races and economic backgrounds, they formed “The Wizards,” a competitive, traveling team.
Now, 40 years later, they remain friends, but their lives have followed very different paths, from board rooms to jail cells.