Showing posts from June, 2012

Things to see this British summer.

This exhibition is about to kick off at the Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery. When you check out their website, you'll see that the main artefact they promote is the inclusion of a woodblock print of Hokusai's 'The Wave', which makes me love them.

I hate Noosa Heads and Surfing*

Today, this image came up on my facebook news feed, and it made me smile.

Of course, images on facebook news feeds rarely come with any real contextual information, so I trawled around the net a bit and found some more information...

This is an album cover for the 'Warumpi Band', from the settlement of Papunya in Australia's Northern Territory**. It seems that this image was the cover for an EP of their song 'Jailanguru Pakarnu (Out of Jail)', which was the first ever rock song recorded in an indigenous language. It's a pretty jumping song.

It's worth noting that on the Warumpi Band's wikipedia entry, the list of their musical genres includes 'anachro-rock'.

*On a personal level, this is absolutely not true. I love Noosa Heads. And surfing!

**Update: I had read that the man wearing the t-shirt is singer of the Warumpi Bane, George Burarrawanga. As Dave commented below however, it isn't George. Thanks for your comment, Dave!

The Sea of Possibility

Jack Lynch surfing in Tassie, filmed by Nicholas Damen (once more, via Nathan Oldfield)

Text from Nicholas Dramen's Vimeo channel:
I fly in on the last flight to the Island Tasmania, that heart shape landmass that if drawn incorrectly in primary school just made your map of Australia look really average. Its cold, 6 degrees cold, for me that is pretty cold, for girls hitting downtown Hobart though, it appeared that it wasn’t too chilly at all.We trek down a beaten dirt farm track, as we break the hill the sea comes into view. It’s a point swell. Job on, the water is cold, feet numbing cold. The locals are welcoming; don’t know how they strip down on the rocks in the cold though.Still undecided if Tasmanians have Internet, refreshingly though, no one knows that Reynolds has a new neck beard out this season. There are no neck beards here, just full beards on Men, Men that withstand the cold, year in year out to surf the Point Swells. No Loggers either with trailing bat tails, but in …

Looks like home

These colours, this light, this sky, this sea. It all looks so familiar. 

I don't know exactly where this photo was taken,
and I don't know who took it,  but, gasp!  Home.  An ache in my heart.
(Thanks for the image, Parafina.)

Grumpy old men?

How's this opinion piece over at Pacific Longboarder! Here is an excerpt from the article:
Tourists who travel across the globe to surf Sunshine Coast waves are leaving with a sour taste in their mouths after being abused by locals who believe they own the breaks.And it's not just visitors who are being targeted, according to a long-time surfer who claims older surfers are the worst offenders. Damon Bereziat said the attitude, language and aggression of some older surfers was sad."I can only hope that when I reach late 40s, 50s and beyond I will never behave like that. You blokes have forgotten what surfing is all about and you should be ashamed of yourselves," Mr Bereziat said.He said the problem was especially rife at Noosa's Tea Tree Bay."It saddens me to be witness to the 'elders' of the local variety unashamedly bullying anyone younger, female, less experienced or visiting surfers who patiently wait their turn for the opportunity to catch a wave.…

Another day and time

I just saw this beautiful image by Tom Laveuf over at The Paipo Society.

Wow.  Spending today in front of my computer just got a whole lot harder.