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“Marvin” was a single released in 1981 by Marvin, the Paranoid Android. It was a minor hit, reaching number 53 in the British Charts.

The song involves the depressed robot Marvin describing his woes (“My moving parts are in a solid state”) and frustrations (“You know what really makes me mad? They clean me with a Brillo Pad”), to a synthesizer backing. The intro to the song consists of a simple guitar figure, but with the tape reversed so that the notes play backwards.

A follow-up single, released later in 1981 on Depressive Discs (POSP 333), “Reasons To Be Miserable”/”Marvin I Love You”, failed to chart.

Marvin’s vocal was performed by Stephen Moore, who had also played him on the Hitch-Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy radio and television series. Moore also narrated the ship’s captain on the B-side, “Metal Man”.

“Marvin” and “Reasons to be Miserable” were re-recorded to coincide with the 2005 Hitchhiker’s movie release, with vocals by Stephen Fry. The songs do not appear in the…

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Discover Skateboarding in a Week-Long Course

Skateboarding is a leisure activity, an art form, or a method of transportation. Skateboarding has been shaped and influenced by many skateboarders throughout the years. A 2002 report by American Sports Data discovered there are 18.5 million skaters in the world. 85 percent of skateboarders polled who had used a board in the most recent year were under the age of eighteen, and 74 % were male. Those numbers have doubled since then. In the ensuing years the skate parks tripled making skateboarding more accessible as privately owned parks and indoor parks are becoming a reality.

The largest change has been the developed generation that skated in their youth and have grown up with the “X” Games explosion into the global mainstream of competitive sports and now sees it as a participation sport for their children as led by X-Games Athletes who are affiliated and instruct for our brand and web site.

Do you want to learn how to skateboard?

Is the fear of falling keeping you from progressing? Discover all of the basics of skateboarding quickly in a one-week camp. We will show you the principles of skateboarding such as how to balance, push, turn, proper foot placement, and how to stop. Regardless, of where you are at.. you can benefit from customized instruction to meet your current skill level.

Marvin South Dakota skateboard lessons

What will you learn?

  • Safety Techniques
  • Proper Foot position
  • How to Ride and Push
  • How to Turn
  • How to Remain Steady Going Down Hills
  • How to Ride Ramps
  • How to do Tricks

    Who we Serve:

  • Ages: 4 through 104
  • Ability: Beginner through Competition-Style Advanced.

    How to Start:

  • Equipment: We recommend a board and a full set of safety gear. This includes: a helmet, elbow pads, knee pads, and wrist guards. Rental equipment is available.
  • Location: We can do lessons in your driveway, in your garage, or at the Marvin skate park.

    Marvin SD Skateboard Lessons





    Marvin South Dakota skateboard lessons
    Skateboarding-Lessons of Marvin was developed to help motivated youth demographic that wants to participate in the lifestyle and skilled regiment of skate boarding. We take great pride in helping people of all ages learn how to skateboard.

    Goskate.com is passionate in it’s desire to provide the means through it’s Skate School lessons to being a confident skateboarder, by providing the premiere school for all ages and abilities throughout South Dakota.




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    Rob is a competitive, sponsored skateboarder. He has been teaching for nine years, has taught hundreds of lessons, and is ready to help YOU!




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