Saturday, October 31, 2009

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Where We Started

Drove around looking for waves yesterday afternoon and stumbled upon this scene in Strathmere. Took me back six or so years ago to another classic photo hanging in our house.
Ended up finding some gentle waist high waves with howling winds a little further down Ocean Drive and surfed until dark alone.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Let Me Ride

Grainy pic for sure, but I think one of three things is going on here:

a) Spray-painted flames to cover up the rust.
b) Spray-paint color poorly chosen in an attempt to "match" the white.
c) Just a bitchin' spray paint job.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gene Pool/Cess Pool

My reaction to watching flawless waves roll in on the surfcams all day at work, only to show up late afternoon to a dead low tide and a much smaller size. Still paddled out and threw myself into some closeouts.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Drop Dead

Been on a huge Mind Eraser kick lately, which is always a good thing. When I found this video of Mind Eraser covering Siege, I thought by clicking on it, I would some how start a black hole in the universe or something. After viewing, it comes pretty damn close to it. So good.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Crucial Yule

Headed to the Liquor Store this morning to pick up some boxes for the upcoming move. It was about ten in the morning when Santa and one of his elves showed up to fuel up for the weekend.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Spiderland

Yep, that fucker is as big as it looks and it lives on the Shack.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Full Spectral Dominence

So I went to the Youngblood Fest to catch the Rancor Reunion. I also took some very poor pictures of a couple bands that came out even worse than I expected. Here they are:

Work gloves on, it's time for No Tolerance! One of my favorite bands on the day.

Mind Eraser was a definite highlight:

Lion of Judah. Never really was into them, but they sounded pretty good live. Crowd was into them.

Break out the vegan water...Oh No! It's the Rancor!
A great set of stuff off of both seven inches, the demo and the Time is Now comp and "Clobberin' Time", a Floorpunch cover and a judge cover. Just insane.
Saw a bunch of other bands too, but the pictures either looked worse than these piss poor quality photos or I didn't bother to take any, but still good. Tons of great merch, Vegan Treats, and good bands made for a great showcase and I was able to pick up the new Carry On LP and the 2nd press of the new Mind Eraser, so I was happy. Despite the three hour drive there and then the three hour drive back, it was completely worth the trip.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Reocurring Nightmare #105

I think the title says it all...

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Hidden World

Went to visit an old friend this morning, but unfortunately, the beach replenishment looked to make things super dumpy, so I headed back to the north. Its funny to surf clean, waist high waves by yourself and watch the 59th pier fill up from yards away. Before leaving Strathmere to find a rideable, uncrowded spot in OC, I snapped a pic of this bumper sticker:

Saturday, October 3, 2009

The Fine Art of the Arm Fold

Found these photos on LVPR taken by Neil. Despite the sour look on my face, Fresh Meat and the Back to Back/mini-Carpenter Ant sets were killer.