Links for 10/16/17

Source: Could these flip-flops save the earth?


 

Johhe rules the dancefloor at the Jam Jam club in Kobe. He spins, shuffles and launches a series of high kicks: his baggy trousers billowing as he syncs his moves to the steady tempo of singer Luther Ingram’s 1967 non-hit If It’s All the Same to You Babe.

Source: Inside Japan’s northern soul movement: Where UK’s retro music rules below the streets of Kobe | The Independent


 

Nestlé continues to pump millions of gallons of public water from public land, claiming it’s their right. But can they prove it? Sign the petition now!

Source: Tell Nestlé to Prove Its Water Right! | Story of Stuff


 

Source: Oil and Plastic Are Choking Planet Earth: We Have to Stop Pretending This Isn’t a Problem | Alternet


 

Source: Alaska’s Permafrost Is Thawing – The New York Times


 

The story of how I discovered the Morro Bay Skateboarding Museum may be one of the most odd coincidences I’ve experienced in my skateboarding career, so far.Pi

Source: Morro Bay Skateboard Museum | Concrete Wave Magazine


 

Source: Why is it Every Time We Turn Over a Pirate Rock White Nationalists, Nazi’s and Bigots Scurry Out? | The Trichordist


 


 

Source: If you have $50k, you might be able to buy this iconic 1969 dune buggy / Boing Boing


 

Links for 9/30/17

Built in 1883 by the eccentric Boston millionaire Franklin W. Smith as his winter home, Villa Zorayda was inspired by the 12th-century Moorish Alhambra Palace in Granada, Spain. (Wikipedia)Circa 1904. “Zorayda Club, King Street, St. Augustine, Florida.” 8×10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company.

Source: Villa Zorayda: 1904 | Shorpy | #1 Old Photos


 


 

Tribes people from around the world are shown BBC news footage of Morris dancing.

Source: BBC Two – Tribes, Predators & Me, Web exclusive: Tribes react to Morris dancing


 

Source: Trash Isles: Could the Great Pacific Garbage Patch become an official nation? — Quartz


 

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

Source: ‘Non-drinkers deserve a great adult cocktail’: how alcohol-free spirits became a stealth hit | Life and style | The Guardian


 

new mix: EARRITATING (funk - psych - bolly - rock)

 

A longtime South Bay resident barrels through the wave of early-‘60s surf bands and clubs that once gave our Beach Cities a summer soundtrack.

Source: The South Bay Bands that Created the 60’s Surf Music Sound – Southbay Magazine

Links for 9/17/17

Source: Have You Heard of The Great Forgetting? It Happened 10,000 Years Ago & Completely Affects Your Life


 

With her buttoned-up style, work with the UN, and name like a plucky character in a certain English wizard series, Delia Derbyshire may not seem a likely pioneer of experimental electronic music.

Source: Two Documentaries Introduce Delia Derbyshire, the Pioneer in Electronic Music | Open Culture


 

Source: Tidal Power – A Growing, Significant Source Of Renewable Energy | Seeking Alpha


 


 

Source: California Locales Sue Fossil Fuel Companies for Rising Seas – Scientific American

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 9/10/17

Source: 240-Year-Old Nautical Maps Reveal How Badly Weve Screwed Up Floridas Reefs | Gizmodo Australia


 

Source: Rare views on Rapa Nui: an Easter Island adventure | Travel | The Guardian


 

Source: Goodwill is overrun with stuff millennials and Gen Xers refuse to take from their parents, who pay up to $5,000 to get rid of it


 

Source: surfresearch


 


 

Source: Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? | George Monbiot | Opinion | The Guardian


 


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ni7fAqjA0BE&feature=youtu.be

Links for 8/20/17

Source: Boing Boing


 

A “raft” of plastic debris spanning more than 965,000 square miles is floating in the South Pacific.

Source: A mission to the Pacific plastic patch – BBC News


 

Source: Indigenous sovereignty is on the rise. Can it shape the course of history? | Julian Brave NoiseCat | Opinion | The Guardian


 

Source: Indigenous archaeological find in Kakadu recasts Australian history – video | Australia news | The Guardian


 

Surfin’ with The Astronauts album cover

Source: Is Surfing More Sport or Religion? – The Atlantic


 

The Archivist: The Spot | The Surfers Journal


Links for 8/2/17

https://vimeo.com/224264752

Video: a Random Square Metre & the Silent Killer

Source: Pacific Longboarder News / Reviews / Events


 

What must be done to alleviate the coming climate change catastrophe.

Source: Telling the Climate Truth | naked capitalism


 

Source: In Neanderthal DNA, Signs of a Mysterious Human Migration – The New York Times


 

A Plastic Planet is a grassroots organisation campaigning for a Plastic Free Aisle in supermarkets. It’s easy for you to join in – find out how!

Source: A Plastic Planet – A Plastic Free Aisle


 

Source: Tribes Spanning the US-Mexico Border – The Decolonial Atlas


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_CSLU28hCI

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 6/16/17

A Tip of the Hat to Skip Frye

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

https://vimeo.com/217248618

Source: Pacific Longboarder


 

Sand will exit this beach mat and it will not return

Source: Boing Boing


 

Source: Woody’s Smorgasburger | Old L.A. Restaurants


 

Interview: John Severson | The Surfers Journal


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KDj2t4-bn1g

Why peeing on a jellyfish sting is actually a terrible idea

Source: Boing Boing