Sunday, November 23, 2014

This Week In Not Surfing

Two Things:

1)

Serial - It seems all my friends have been talking about it, or at least enough to make me feel like they've all been talking about it. And yes, it is worth it. As wifey puts it: this is "The Wire" of radio. More on this sort of topic here...

2)

 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Today's Other Thought

Happening : Patagonia, Wax & Surfers Healing



WAX and Patagonia Bowery are proud to present The Bowery Project to benefit Surfers Healing, part of an annual benefit auction to raise funds for the Surfers Healing Foundation. This is the seventh year for the event, which features an auction of fourteen surfboards with artwork by world-renouned artists and designers.

PATAGONIA BOWERY
313 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
Nov 19 – Dec 31

Today's Thought

Click le pic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Monday, November 17, 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

This Week In Not Surfing.

There was surfing in New York this week! And I didn't surf.

But Veterans Day! Of course the big story with that is that once more "the man" came down hard on a bunch of good people just trying to do right. Not the "man" who wouldn't let good Christian folk hand out food to homeless in Texas. No, the "man" who wouldn't let good Surfer folk celebrate the sacrifices of members of our armed services. Here at the Endless Bummer Surf Blog About Not Surfing, we like to call a spade a spade and call out the bizarre Police culture that insecurely fosters impunity, but in this instance I have to just feel a little bad for the unthinking automaton captured in that infamous picture posted on many social media streams. I mean, the guy was likely just following some sort of dumb ass set of rules, and probably enforcing them in the dumbest ass way he possibly could, but still, rules are rules and we pay these people to make sure many good rules are enforced. Like not littering. And not burning shit that shouldn't be burned. And not murdering people. Again it comes down to a cultural weakness. That beach park cop guy is employed specifically to make sure the state doesn't get sued for something. That sort of fear based decision making from the top just trickles down to the basic active DNA of the system. Like the cop culture of being bullies. So... beach park patrolmen are lame.

The internet is often lauded for making the world smaller, for bringing people together. The sad thing is that the internet fosters fads of hatred and recrimination with such facility it repeatedly makes space a touch too small, reducing any natural margin for error.

The medium is the message sometimes I guess. And that poor guy was just at the wrong place at the wrong time with the wrong message. And of course in one's moment of making a tremendously bad decision one's worst enemy is the internet.


So a couple weeks ago I got to peripherally partake in a podcast with Ty Breuer, an experience I immediately flagged as intrinsically "fun." Being the troglodyte I am, I am far behind in the podcast craze, but there's never a time too late. Today I made my first go at recording a podcast and hope to repeat it as often as possible. More importantly, I've been talking to Ty Breuer about him starting a podcast, which will be far more successful, especially in a surfy sense, than anything you'll hear here. But that shouldn't stop me from having a good time failing.

(I strongly recommend, no urge, you to wear headphones and to set aside a menial, brainless task that will take roughly one hour and thirty seven minutes and doesn't create too much incidental sound.)




In other news, the tattoo on my arm just got even better.


Saturday, November 15, 2014

Happening

http://www.lostweekendnyc.com/gallery/

http://stoked.org/stokedawards/

Save The Waves Recap And Foreshadow

While I could only stay for a moment thanks to some pressing personal concerns, by all accounts pinging back the hoi polloi, the Save The Waves event was inspirational. It heads next to San Francisco where there will be a "Bear" themed composting bin manned by a concertedly accrued smiling multicultural crowd of neoecofascists, which may or may not be more inviting than the faux tin can recycling station manned by surly Dominican lesbian lumbersexuals we served up at the door in Brooklyn. (Cue poorly recorded laugh track with that one guy with the horsey guffaw.) But... if you're looking for a good time and a worthy cause next week, you could do far worse Giants fans.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

Happening : Tomorrow Night : Save The Waves Film Fest


Check out the lineup here...
Get your tickets here...

The Lentini Files

Lentini has been sending me the love, but I've been missing out on putting it all up for you. Here, from one of the most interesting people I know, is a quick blast of things he pays attention to. Things I generally do not, making him something even more extra important in my life.

 

And finally, this from Vice.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Dia De Los Veteranos


We have been working on a project at Picture Farm for the last year. It is in production and a wonderful journey. Click the pick.

Respect

http://www.huckmagazine.com/ride/surf/kelly-slater-doc-paskowitz/