Saturday, October 30, 2010

In the Shadow of the Horns

Would love to rock the corpse paint tomorrow in the line-up ala Surf & Destroy, but headed out of town today. Will miss another Halloween swell, but luckily got some earlier in the week. This year's costume:

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Never Enough Time

The waves in this video look suuuuper fun. This video has made it rounds on interweb, but the waves today kind of reminded me of a smaller version of what on film here, so POSTED.

Cobblestone Slipperies // Dane Peterson from Nathan Oldfield on Vimeo.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Coming on Strong

Live set from x/x/x. Yup, thats a Brotherhood cover to kick things off.

X/X/X-Noose from Chicago Straight Edge on Vimeo.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Another Double Feature

Need to see "Rip Shred Tear" but I live on the East Coast and we're so far behind on everything. Here's some good surfing, along with the flavor of the guessed it...a garage soundtrack. My suggestion: mute & substitute. The title fight track below it should work pretty well.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Bring the Danger

Call it nostalgia. I was supposed to drive back up to the Lehigh Valley tonight and catch Noose's set at the Secret Art Space tonight, but schedules, obligations, responsibilities and other adult bullshit kept me from going. I haven't made it to a show up there in months so to combat my LV withdrawl, I dug out some Ultimate Warriors vinyl to listen to. I don't want to hear about how they're pre-Pissed Jeans or anything lame like that, I just want you to listen to all 99 tracks and tell me how fucking brilliant this band was. That's right. 99 tracks.

This shit is brilliant: Ultimate Warriors Complete Discography 99 tracks
While you're at it, if you have any of the bazillion variations, special covers or test presses of UW vinyl that I don't have, hit me up.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

The Earth is Flat

...and so is the Atlantic. I hate flat spells. It takes me out of my rhythm of checking forecasts, thinking about surfing and basically rearranging my day's schedule around getting in the water. The longer the days go by without waves, the more I start catching myself forgetting these things. Some days, it gets to be pretty late in the day and I realize I haven't given getting in the water that much thought. That's when things have gotten really bad.

Here's a shot of the lake that's parked right next to Cooperstown NY. I figured it'd be appropriate in honor of lake Atlantic.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Don't Forget to Breathe

Oxygen Destroyer are the loudest band you've never heard. They are/were a band out of the Lehigh Valley band that was pretty epic in terms of their sound and volume. Their live show was loud as hell and their first release was a three song tape I picked up at Jan's Room. Fill your room with as many speakers as you can, line them all into your laptop and play at the loudest possible volume to get an idea of what these guys were like live. This tape is awesome:


Sunday, October 10, 2010

You're Taking It Well

I miss this place being empty. Yesterday morning was beautiful if you can get past the old people, the dog walkers, the yoga enthusiasts, fisherman, photographers, the lovers checking out the sunrise, not to mention the kooks and SUP'ers in the line up. I always feel like I'm on borrowed time when I surf there.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Mystery Juice

Richard Kenvin's a pretty interesting guy. What makes him interesting is his research into Bob Simmons and exploring Simmons work. While probably not a lot of people are familiar with Simmons, his life, death and experiments make him one of surfing's most fascinating individuals. Kenvin has been studying and documenting his findings with Simmons' designs and turning it into Hydrodynamica. Kenvin's had an article on him in Surfer and is in the latest journal, mostly talking about his research of the mysterious Simmons and his designs and his work. Looking forward to the film, but the blog will tide me over until it's ready. Here's some pretty impressive footage with alaias.

As usual, if you're not into War's "Lowrider", mute the first video and hit play on Botch's "Man the Ramparts" for a good video/music combination.