Links for 2/27/18

Surf Rock alla Turca




White Settlers Buried the Truth About the Midwest’s Mysterious Mound Cities


scott foss, mellows ditch, hawaii @ ozzieausband


New waves: make a break for the ‘crown jewel’ of India’s surf scene in Tamil Nadu


The million-dollar mouse: navy heads to remote Antarctic islands to hunt out pest


25 years ago, a mutant American crayfish turned to asexual reproduction, and all of Europe’s lakes are filling up with its clones


Plastics Sicken Coral Reefs


Houses that can float, to survive climate flooding

Links for 1/2/18

Pachucos and Teddy Boys: How Generations of Youth in the U.S. and U.K. Borrowed From Each Other




Benjamin Munday the Sheer Joy of Moondog


Sad 7-Foot Tall Clown Sings “Pinball Wizard” in the Style of Johnny Cash, and Other Hits by Roy Orbison, Cheap Trick & More



Help Beat Arctic Oil In Court!


A forecasting tool reveals which cities will be affected as different portions of the ice sheet melt, say scientists.

Source: Nasa forecast: Which cities will flood as ice melts? – BBC News

Links for 11/5/17


Honda’s new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago

Source: Honda’s new classic Super Cub motorscooter looks as good today as it did 60 years ago


Source: Harry Belafonte tells crowd at likely last public appearance: ‘We shall overcome’ | US news | The Guardian


Source: The great climate silence: we are on the edge of the abyss but we ignore it | Clive Hamilton | Environment | The Guardian


Source: Mapping 15 of Los Angeles’s Most Glorious Remaining Googies


Source: the unbelievable story of transgender soul singer jackie shane – i-D

Links for 9/16/17

Health Canada has advised the band council of Potlotek First Nation in Cape Breton to issue a water advisory after recent water tests showed high levels of iron and manganese. Meanwhile, the band is trying to get its new water treatment facility up and running.

Source: Potlotek First Nation advised its water unfit for drinking or washing – Nova Scotia – CBC News


Source: Strikers, Scabs, and Sugar Mongers


For centuries, journalists, academics, and even politicians have been obsessed with the idea of the untouched tribe.

Source: The Dangerous Myth of Utopian Societies


The Jersey Shore resort town of Asbury Park circa 1900, channeled through vintage high-resolution glass negatives and set to music, produced by the illustrious Ken B. Click Play, then the “Full Screen” icon for the full effect.

Source: Vintage Video: Asbury Park | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


Source: Why We Must Stop the Flow of Tar Sands Oil | NRDC


Rapa Nui have written a new chapter in their history based upon their cultural values of guardianship, responsibility and accountability for the natural environment

Source: The Rapa Nui have shown us that conservation can protect …


Source: Plastic fibres found in tap water around the world, study reveals | Environment | The Guardian


Diogenes’ Lantern, near the Brockton Arcade, also boasted imported teas, Italian soft drinks and folk singers

Source: Back in the Day: Riverside joined the Beat generation with 1950s coffeehouse – Press Enterprise

Links for 6/25/17

Source: The Impossible Hamster


In his native Detroit, Jack White—White Stripes frontman and one of the most active and influential musicians of the last twenty years—has built a beautiful, efficient, and fully staffed record manufacturing plant. Why? Because records are better.

Source: Welcome to Jack White’s Temple to Vinyl


The perennially popular bar style stays fresh

Source: A primer on tiki culture


The Hukulea’s crew did not use any modern navigational devices, instead relying on the stars, waves, and clouds to guide them

Source: Traditional Polynesian Vessel to Complete Round-the-World Journey | Smart News | Smithsonian


Dick Dale: The Father of Surf Music | Fender Stratocaster

Links for 6/18/17

Santa Monica Pier is LA County’s most polluted beach – Curbed LA


Hawaii is considering creating a universal basic income


Catch of the Week: Surf Shacks – A surfer can never leave the sea behind!

Source: The three-minute story of 800,000 years of climate change with a sting in the tail


Brian Wilson talks to 6 Musict about playing Pet Sounds in its entirety for the last time

Source: BBC Radio 6 Music


India’s Biggest Skateboard Park In This Village Is Challenging The Caste System And Other Odds

Links for 28/3/17

Source: How America’s obsession with hula girls almost wrecked Hawai’i / Boing Boing

Video: Underground Legends – “Odd Todd”

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


Humans Made the Banana Perfect—But Soon, It’ll Be Gone


To Save The Economy, We Have To Break Its One Sacred Rule

Source: Surfing set to Indonesian 60’s pop / Boing Boing


With much assurance, the radioactive contamination would be contained, the Pacific Ocean is contaminated. Researchers from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are reporting that, Cesium-134, a radioactive chemical that leaked from Fukushima, is being detected…

Source: Officials Admit Radioactive Fish Off U.S. West Coast Have “Disturbing Fingerprint Of Fukushima” – Counter Current News


A Most Charming Surf Book – Capital Surfers

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events

Links for 3/16/17

Who was Australia’s first surfer? A century-old tale of sailors, spectators and a Duke | Sport | The Guardian

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


California has the nation’s highest poverty rate, when factoring in cost-of-living | PolitiFact California


Source: Bill Campbell-Weird-Oh’s artist. in Final Farewells Forum


Mozambique Surfing travel guide Mozambique surf spot + forum for surfing in Mozambique


It seems to me as if prophecies of Trump have been built into the culture, perhaps by the aliens who seeded us on Earth

Source: Full of nuts, watching a 70s western, I saw America’s future… | Stewart Lee | Opinion | The Guardian