Links for 7/11/17

Skateboarding’s ascent to the Summer Olympic Games in 2020 may have finally established it as a legitimate sport, but it’s had a plentiful share of trials of tribulations.

Source: From illegal to Olympic sport: Skateboarding in Vancouver through the ages – British Columbia – CBC News


 

Sounds Of The Unexpected by Various Artists (Fun Time) on Ace Records

Source: Various Artists (Fun Time) – Sounds Of The Unexpected – Ace Records


 

Monika Pon-Su-San passed away on the 14th June from natural causes in Johannesburg. She was 86. In 1952 she met the Russian artist, Vladimir Tretchikoff, while she was working at her …

Source: Tretchikoff’s “Chinese Lady” Monika Pon-Su-San has passed – The South African Art Times


 


 

Source: Immerse yourself in the very strange world of wonderfully weird (and rare) records | Dangerous Minds


 

What its like to be a marine conservationist – The i newspaper online iNews


 

Update on the Sacred Headwaters Project so Far in 2017 | Pachamama Alliance

Links for 7/9/17

If you drop plastic in the ocean, where does it end up?


 

The love song that dared to proclaim “I may not always love you”

Source: “It is so beautifully written, it sings itself”: The Beach Boys’ sublime “God Only Knows”


 

How Middle-Class America Got Fleeced


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

the nonist, now searching recorded history for some semblance of truth.

Source: Polynesian Stick Charts


 

Infectious disease collides with changing climate

Links for 6/25/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sqwd_u6HkMo

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


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=57wj8diYpgY

 

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!


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rivf479bW8Q

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 6/11/17

Bartenders at TikiCat in Westport were trained by some of the legends in the tiki bartending business.

Source: These young KC bartenders are aiming to be ‘tiki superheroes’ | The Kansas City Star


 

Frank Lloyd Wrights Hollyhock House is an early example of Mayan Revival


 

Here it Comes: Another Safe Harbor For Digital Services | The Trichordist


 

Five mid-century gems in unlikely architecture haven Fort Wayne


 

What’s Really Warming the World? Climate deniers blame natural factors; NASA data proves otherwise


 

Activists Sue to Block Plans to Bury 3.6 Million Pounds of Nuclear Waste Near California Beach


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Open source breeders hope to preserve a handful of important varieties for the farms of the future.

Source: For Seed Rebels, Saving Life’s Building Blocks Has New Urgency | Civil Eats

Links for 6/9/17

Seit mehr als 100 Jahren paddeln Kajakfahrer auf den Kanälen in Thalkirchen, das Flusssurfen wurde hier erfunden. Doch es gibt immer wieder Ärger.

Source: Thalkirchen: Die verreckte Welle an der Floßlände – München – Süddeutsche.de


 

Indigenous Canadians face a crisis as climate change eats away island home | World news | The Guardian


 

Boppadoppadoppadoppadang! | L.A. Weekly


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwhIrH3uIzw

 

Could governments and oil companies get sued for inaction on climate change? | Toronto Star


 

I would like to draw attention to the Immigrants who wanted to live a better life in America. I tried to connect past and present with visualising these people in today’s environment.Last year I’ve been to Ellis Island and I immediately had a bad feeling about that place. Approximately I knew what happened in Ellis Island and later I’ve been thinking about the likeness of current the immigration reforms in the United States. I made a research and it’s really sad what happened to many Immigrants. Many of them died in Ellis Island while waiting and hoping for an opportunity for a new life. In this way their dream came true. I created this project as a reminder and commemorate to the 3,500 people who died there.Black and white images from the previous century are often forgotten, so I colorised them and retouched the damages to make more connected to the present. The images are fictional, many people couldn’t ever get into Manhattan or live in America. Migration is an ongoing situation and the story of Ellis Island is still relevant nowadays.This is not history. This is today.

Source: Flora Borsi


 

Six 8 – MTT – Music Think Tank

Links for 5/6/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C0mbo5sbUZM

This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs

Source: This guy makes good covers of Beach Boys songs / Boing Boing


 

This Is How We Fight Back | NRDC


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVUBpzlELOg

For an artist whose legend is built around being a studio genius, Brian Wilson is surprisingly excited to perform Pet Sounds live once again.

Source: Brian Wilson on How It Feels to Retire Performing ‘Pet Sounds’ | | Observer


 

Pioneers of Sound: Watch our documentary on the story of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop – The Vinyl Factory


 

The Italian design firm Stefano Boeri Architetti is planning a “forest city” for China, modeled after the firm’s completed green towers in Milan.

Source: Stefano Boeri Architetti builds tree-covered skyscrapers in China


 

‘Hobbit’ species did not evolve from ancestor of modern humans, research finds | Science | The Guardian

Links for 5/4/17

This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion

Source: This floating speaker is the perfect summer companion


 

The scientific community went into a frenzy this week over a new report claiming humans were in North America 130,000 years ago. Could it possibly be true? And why were people losing their minds?

Source: Were Humans Really in America 100,000 Years Before We Thought?


 

A Gorgeous Theremin Cover of ‘The Ecstasy of Gold’ From the Film ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’


 

Surfing Publication and Newsagency, we provide surfers all the news, Board Buyers Guide, Contest Reports, Big Wave Events, Airshows, Image Galleries, Shapers, Schools and Camps directories, Surfing magazine, Learning to Surf tips

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

The substances stick around in the environment for a long time, which makes them likely to be inhaled or ingested by people and animals

Source: Former Pesticide Ingredient Found in Dolphins, Birds, and Fish | Lab Manager


 

New Zealand anger as pristine lakes tapped for bottled water market | World news | The Guardian

Links for 4/25/17

Mexicos ancient city guards its secrets but excavation reveals new mysteries


 

His Knibs classic men’s style: Lois vintage-style cord jacket range


 

The Osage tribe in Oklahoma became spectacularly wealthy in the early 1900s — and then members started turning up dead. David Grann’s Killers of the Flower Moon describes the dark plot against them.

Source: In The 1920s, A Community Conspired To Kill Native Americans For Their Oil Money : NPR


 

Tikicat


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwEiUW_jDJE

 

Links for 4/24/17

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHE3tiLuG9c

Pumptrack Challenge in Deutschland und der Schweiz wird es auch in diesem Jahr wieder geben. Das Erfolgsrzept setzt sich durch.

Source: Pumptrack Events in der Schweiz – 40inch Longboardmagazin


 

BANG! The Bert Berns Story


 

The Jersey Shore circa 1900. “The beach at Long Branch.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: A Distant Shore: 1900 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 

Trump exposes National Parks to oil company drilling


 

Source: Germans are funky? These bootylicious ‘funk fever’ compilations prove it! | Dangerous Minds