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Jared Huss. Credit: Orlando Welsh

Jared Huss is not a musician; instead, he’s arguably the most bad-ass skateboarder here in the Coachella Valley. Want proof? Check out this amazing shot here by photographer Orlando Welsh of Huss riding a rail atop a freeway overpass. Huss was recently kind enough to answer the Lucky 13.

What was the first concert you attended?

Coachella 2008.

What was the first album you owned?

Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, the censored version.

What bands are you listening to right now?

Nirvana, Lou Reed and John Frusciante.

What artist, genre or musical trend does everyone love, but you don’t get?

Country music.

What musical act, current or defunct, would you most like to see perform live?

GG Allin, but I would be in the very back row for sure.

What’s your favorite musical guilty pleasure?


What’s your favorite music venue?

Pappy and Harriet’s Pioneertown Palace.

What’s the one song lyric you can’t get out of your head?

“Dream Baby Dream,” Suicide.

What band or artist changed your life? How?

Bill Hicks, because I believe his comedy provides an answer.

You have one question to ask one musician. What’s the question, and who are you asking?

I would ask Kurt Cobain: “How did you really die?”

What song would you like played at your funeral?

“Bury Me a G,” 2pac.

Figurative gun to your head, what is your favorite album of all time?

Fugazi, 13 Songs.

What song should everyone listen to right now?

Richard Strauss, “Also Sprach Zarathustra.“ (Scroll down to hear it.)


A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Brian Blueskye moved to the Coachella Valley in 2005. He was the assistant editor and staff writer for the Coachella Valley Independent from 2013 to 2019. He is currently the...