Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
But that hasn't stopped Justin Bevan delivering Volume One Number One of the mag foam symmetry.
I can't show any photos from that issue as the editor's words are quite clear: "Copyright is reserved and the scanning of pages to be placed on websites or blogs is prohibited". (And as one who has had their own images infringed upon - karma will get you - I take these things seriously!) I can tell you the production values and Oz print job are sumptuous. I can tell you that after flicking through its 77 pages that I wanted to grab my old film cameras and go shootin and loggin at the same time.
I can tell you that Issue One does not appear to have any shots of WCT type shortboarders shredding Pipeline/Off-da-wall/MystoIndo/Todos/Chile/Superbank/Jbay.
I can tell you that the mag is planned to be delivered quarterly and you can subscribe for four issues for $35Au. If I was a surfin sista, I might be disappointed. Then again maybe not as the shots of all the fellas are pretty impressive. BUT (and this is my only beef) where are the sista surfers, guys? There's a double page hang five of Kassia Meador and a half page shot of Sasha Leitmanis and that's it for the girl surfers.
But don't let this put you off. It's early days for these ultra-hip media-mogul sliders. Get yourself a copy and make up your own mind.
Monday, December 26, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Those versed in the ancient arts of alchemy, astrology and astronomy will already know that today is our solstice - a time of potent portents when powerful forces are unleashed by the universe. Strangers perform random acts of kindness. Wallets get opened inexplicably. Plastic cards are exchanged for righteous fins, ballads, booze and wax.
And all around Christmas trees an office photocopiers, there is talk of spinning weather systems, spinning waves, spinning politicians and the existence of global warming, Jesus and Santa.
No matter what you believe, I hope you have a brilliant Christmas and a healthy and harmonious New Year.
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Text #1 "Just sittin on the lawn in freemantle park havin an ale with K waiting for grinspoon and then inxs to come on Happy days!"
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Normally, I try and live in the "here and now" and enjoy every moment, but this morning, I can't wait for today to be over. I'm off to the big city for a three hour series of interviews as part of hustling up a better job.
I spent a fair chunk of last night worrying about interviews, instead of dreaming of nice uncrowded walls.
I must have got some sleep in there somewhere, because in the middle of a cranking Kirra-like right the alarm went off.
Wish me luck or say a prayer for me. Thanks.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Image above by Mark Lobo of VonVintage
Text #3 "Hey neilo how's the face? Hope it's OK. Got some good waves yesterday at karamas."
Text #4 "If you pitch your tent they will come. Just got in from an excellent session on the point."