So as I'm off for the weekend to hopefully spend some time in the dip back on my home turf, I'll leave you with Globe's new surf project, Video Test One: 600 FPS. Pretty Rad (with a capital "R").
My better half made it out to the Jimmy Kimmel show on Friday night to see Massive Attack. They released a new album Heligoland. I dig the beats, not quite as amazing as 'Mezzanine', but they definitely still got it none the less.
Surfers on both sides of UN-demarcated Blue Line between northern Israel and Hezbollah-controlled southern Lebanon have a burning question: How are the waves on the other side?
Last summer, Californian Jesse Aizenstat , embarked on a trip to Isreal and Lebanon, searching for waves and looking for new perspectives on the region's conflicts.
“As a surfer, you’re always looking for new spots,” says Mr. Aizenstat. “I noticed that there was a question that both surfers in Lebanon and Israel had: What kind of coast is on the other side of the Blue Line?”
The Blue Line refers to the seperating Israel’s from southern Lebanon. Obviously surfers from either side don't cross the line... Despite travel restrictions, Aizenstat was determined to hear stories from surfers on both sides of the line, uniting them through a common interest across their political, cultural, and geographical divides. While Israel has a developed somewhat of a surf scene, in Lebanon the majority of surfboards reside on the walls of themed restaurants as decoration. In the Israeli city of Haifa, Aizenstat met a close-knit group of surfers – made up of both Arabs and Jews, some of whom have been friends since childhood – leading him to view surfing as a potential medium for mediation and understanding in the region.“Most of the Palestinians and Jews don’t mix,” he says. "But through surfing, people are, at the very least, civil – some even good friends, best friends” bound by the sea.
Article From the Christian Science Monitor
Not only an incredible artist, but apparently a god-damn poet. Photographer Scott G Toepfer and few like-minded friends embarked on a road trip across our country's vast highways and documented the experience on a blog and subsequent photo-book, which I just might have to order. Just something inspiring about road-trips... maybe because they focus on the ride and not the destination, similiar to how I would like to look at life ideally. Enjoy.
(Tim Hawkinson- Feather Bike)
While making my way through the maze of gARTbage, I was quietly hoping for Ashton Koochface to pop out around the corner and scream we all "got Punked" for our $10 entrance fee. There was literally only 1 piece in the entire collection worth mentioning and not just because it involved a vintage bike, but because it actually took some work and creativity. The other crap, uhh sorry I mean art, looked like a 3-year old ADD kid rummaged through a trash can in Venice and hot-glued 8 random things together, pissed on it , then mounted it the wall of the MOCA. Sorry do I sound bitter? Well I am. OK fine not really, but I did try to drink away most of the memories from that day. The one piece I did enjoy was a sculpture from Chris Burden (from 1979). The piece consists of a huge cast iron flywheel from a coal mine used in the 1800's, which is spun (up to 70-mph apparantly) by a 1968 Benelli 250cc motorcycle. Interestingly, the Benelli was Burden's own motorcycle when he was just starting his career. Check out the video of Stacie London reving up the bike & wheel. After reaching top speed, the wheel spins quietly for most of the day. They even had a tube attached to the exhaust, leading to some weird contraption to capture the fumes and muffle most of the noise (I wish we could attach one to Sarah Palin....).
This is how I imagine I would have travelled. I like the suction cup hat... Genius? Definitely. Functional? Definitely not. Am I going to try this? Absolutely.
Also please see "If I lived in 1871" for more on what my life would have looked like...
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