Wednesday, January 28, 2009


If you live around the boardwalk or PB, one person you will most likely see sooner or later is Slomo. Slomo is somewhat of a legend and hard to miss as he skates around on his roller blades, with arms stretched out and classical music flowing out from his portable speakers. The tale has is that his real name is Dr. John Kitchin, a former neurologist who also goes by his self proclaimed alter ego Slomo (as in slow-motion).

Slomo has his own website where you can read more about his ideas on "the Zone". Slomo seems to think that slow-motion skating to music brings him into a supernatural realm of clarity (?). Don't really know how to comment on that. However, he even has had two books published and always brings a smile to my face when I see him. I strongly recommend you check out some of his video clips to get a better idea of why.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the history of this unique individual. I use to skate the boardwalk and always looked forward to seeing his daily outfit. He was always happy to pose for the camera and entertained the tourists.