Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Help Victims of Sandy

Rockaway Pics from Thomas Brookins

More Instagram Sandy Feeds I've Been Watching

Besides compulsively posting to EndlessBummerNY's feed, I've been watching these guy's feeds:

Mastastico's : carrin1
Kulisek's : rkulisek
Cannizaro's : adamcamaro
Nyhill's : JET1A

And here is a bit of levity from Desillusion:

Monday, October 29, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Lapsed Catholics Skips Along

Or plods, as the film may make the case.  But our movie has now been seen in more than a few major metropolises and we are grateful for that.  Thanks to those that have championed it.  Now we gotta make another one somehow.

Today's Thought

"An ex is something that's has been and a spert is a drip."

Thursday, October 25, 2012



Pilgrim Radio on Drift

A conversation between a guy I went to college with and a guy who lives down the street.

Iggy Steals My Only Karaoke Stand By

I don't know how to sing any other song. Really. The only other one I even attempt is "To All The Girls I've Loved Before" and that's only when Jack is around, and frankly he ends up singing most of it by the end anyhow. So yeah, thanks Iggy. As if making the being-all-busted-up look work in spades wasn't enough, you really cramp my style here again.

Autumnal Mikey DeTemple

Today's Thought

Happening: Tommy Brull Fundraiser

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happening : Two Reminders


I envy the editor on this project. Dear editor on this project I envy you.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012




Today's Thought

We don't normally post up advertisements here, but this is an advertisement for a synthetic log. 'Nuff said.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ed Cornell Pisses Me Off

All photos ©Ed Cornell.  All old man frustrations, mine.

Crowdfunding the Griffin Film

The Rick Griffin Film Project on Kickstarter

Derek Hynd Surfing New York

Yesterday's inspiration. Derek Hynd zooming across New York waters. 
Photo courtesy of Ty Breuer.

Kassia Meador & Mikey DeTemple Film Screening Recap

Models, hipsters, movers, shakers, tall people, short people, Soho types, Williamsburg types. Lila Jean! Chris Mosier! Thad! Ruth! Antonio! Surf Collective Joe! That other guy! There was a lot of talking to people while watching their eyes scan the room past your head. There was a lot of talking to people you were glad you bumped into. Beer! Booze! Pretty girls! Handsome men! New York, New York, New York. A fun scene.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


"This installation draws information from the intensity and movement of the water in a remote location. Wave data is being collected in real-time from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data buoy Station 46246 (49°59’7″ N 145°5’20″ W) on the Pacific Ocean. The wave intensity and frequency is scaled and transferred to the mechanical grid structure installed at The National Museum in Wroclaw, Poland. The result was a simulation of the physical effects caused by the movement of water from this distant location."

via Kurungabaa

Early Autumnal Rant Edition One

I've never had an injury that has kept me out of the water. The sort where there are waves and you look at that knee or that ankle or you rub that back or that shoulder and simply have to accept your current physical limitation.  No, my hobgoblin has always been circumstances.  It has always been geography or schedule or, most lamely, the mental state.  Until now.  The torrent of rage, shame and  desperation that swirls around the head knocks almost everything out of joint.  I am no good at not moving.  I am no good at not doing something.  I've got too much nervous energy for that, too much Qi jumping round the joint. I am the half eaten sandwich perched half-eaten and ineffectual atop the car.

2012 London International Film Festival Recap

A nice recap of the 2012 London International Film Festival, where many great times and super films look like they were seen and Lapsed Catholics won for best Intl' Short.


Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Thomas Mapfumo Playing at Carnegie Hall

This Saturday Night the 20th of October, if you are in town and want to listen and see a living legend, this guy fits that bill.  Click here for the details.

Happening : KMeador&MDeTemple on Broome

Monday, October 15, 2012

More From Mick's Reef

Derek Hynd's shadow looms large on our bit of Atlantic coast line at the moment, and here this one comes trucking through. Good timing. Context, context, context.

Ty Breuer : The Big Interview

As far as I'm concerned, there isn't sunshine enough in the Sahara for the moment this guy deserves. Click on the fot for the NY Surf interview.

Dude, you got any wax?

I don't know how many times I've asked that question, actually emphasizing the dude part just to keep it  real.  You know, real.  But here is an idea that has been kicking around and a guy who is trying to make it happen. Click on the fot.