And Starring Mark Subteen As “Billy”

Jump in around 9:00 to see him, but watch the whole thing when you can. I should mention that I was also to be one of the Memphis Mafia in Elvis Meets The Beatles, but a prior obligation in Nashville the weekend they shot kept me from my big screen debut. If I’m not mistaken, I was almost the guy who lights Billy’s cigarette while he plays pool.


Cheapskates owner Ron Hale talks about all the young whippersnappers who used to frequent his shop. Among them, a teen-aged Subteen Mark Akin. Chris McCoy, the director of Antenna, originally posted this at Live From Memphis, which is now deceased. I re-post it here for your pleasure.

While we were making Antenna, we discovered that we have many more stories to tell than we can fit into one movie. So we decided to make short films of some of the best of the stories to share with the world. We call these Antenna Singles.

In this single, we talk to Ron Hale about Cheapskates, his shop where skateboarding and punk rock have come together for 27 years. Cheapskates is where many Memphis musicians discovered punk, and it’s still around today.