A unique take on the classics - Moby Dick (novel), Moby Dick (song), and Orson Welles (a whale of an actor). Huzzak Alexitin!
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
Friday, November 06, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Saturday, July 04, 2015
Classic surf movie by Gary Pennington and Rick Jorgenson that captures a dreamer's ideal of the summer of '77; "Emerald green tubes, scented offshores, and summery water". Thanks to Scott Starr for keeping the dream alive.
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Tuesday, April 14, 2015
A1. Spiritual 00:00
A2. Softly As In A Morning Sunrise 13:45
B1. Chasin' The Trane 20:23
Bass – Reggie Workman
Bass Clarinet – Eric Dolphy (tracks: A1)
Drums – Elvin Jones
Piano – McCoy Tyner
Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John Coltrane
Recorded at The Village Vanguard, NYC, November 2 and 3, 1961.
Coltrane defending his music against the critics.
Down Beat: April 26, 1962, vol. 29, no. 9
And then from Melville:
"The heavers forward now resume their song, and while the one tackle is peeling and hoisting a second strip from the whale, the other is slowly slackened away, and down goes the first strip through the main hatchway right beneath, into an unfurnished parlor called the blubber-room." - Chapter 67. Cutting In.
Monday, March 23, 2015
Saturday, February 14, 2015
My wife and I recently acquired this fantastic photo of Laird Hamilton shooting the Malibu Pier. The photo was taken by Steve Munch of the Latitudes Gallery in Ventura, California. This pier shot occurred during the morning session on Wednesday, August 27th, 2014. Getty Images photographer, Jason Merrit, captured Laird emerging from the beach just after this epic ride (image below).
In the interest of full disclosure, the pier is on my commute to work in Santa Monica. This day, I sat in traffic for over two hours because of the surfers, news crews, and looky-lou's that came to see the surf generated from Hurricane Marie.