So, why did S&M decide to make a full-length video in this day and age?
We sort of just began with a trip to Mexicali three years ago and had a rough year-long plan to release it. Anyone who's made a full-length knows that things never, ever go according to plan, so here we are. I'm pretty psyched we've put it out in 2017 regardless of the original plan. There's the nice permanence that a solid-state video holds that still isn't the same as an online-only drop.
How did the final lineup come to be?
The lineup was pretty natural, it was basically a bunch of trips with different pieces of the squad and as the footage built up a few people had full-ish sections within a year or so of finishing. Hoder filmed his entire section within the last year of filming. Clint's came together really well on the last trip and he got his last clip and a few other clips to balance out the stuff we had from Austin, a few clips from Stew and off the Clint-cam (special thanks to his lovely wife Jaime for filming a few of Clint's clips too!).
I had to really cut my shit down cause I was on all the trips filming. I had another song of clips I took out I was already feeling weird with my shit as a five-minute section, I get in my own head a lot about my footage and how I present it and shit. They're all tricks I liked but for whatever reason I favored the grimier clips I had from Buffalo, Texas and New York over Cali clips.
Between filming trips, most of the team came to Texas or I went to their areas and we did sort of low-key film mission, kind of drive around and hit tons of shit riding. The last trip in the city was super-fun though; pedaling around was pretty refreshing, and seeing Hucker ride Mullaly was pretty special, ha ha.
How did the “Hot Dogs Who Can’t Read” name come about?
A guy yells it at us on the street up in Vancouver in the opening clip in the video. He was a random good Samaritan walking by who pointed out the sign that said walk your bikes and I guess we looked like we were out there hot doggin' or something. I wanna go chill at the spot and give him a DVD.