Links for 11/18/15

In June 1943, L.A. witnessed some of its most surreal scenes of street violence: sailors coursing through the city streets in their Navy uniforms, carrying sticks and targeting anyone wearing a zoot suit.

Source: Los Angeles’ 1943 War on the Zoot Suit


Source: 25% of people shot to death by LA police were unarmed. No cops were prosecuted.


Die afrikanische Inselgruppe Sansibar ist stark vom Tourismus geprägt. Auf der einen Seite ist das gut so, weil die Besucher aus aller Welt viel Geld dort lassen. Auf der anderen Seite wird der Müll, den die Touristen auf dem Archipel im Atlantik lassen, z

Source: Bottle Up will das Glasmüll-Problem in Sansibar lösen


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There’s a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.

Source: The countries that don’t exist

Big Event/Benefit Show for
Eddie Bertrand

Eddie has had a couple of really bad falls, and broken his hips. He is in financial hard times right now, so Tim (H.B. Kahuna) and Jeff (Big Tiki Dude) Hanson are putting on a Huge benifit show for the man who basically invented Surf Music for us to all love. Now it’s our turn to show the love…

Ok here is the Line up for the Big Show (not in order of appearance)

  • The Riptides (south bay band) not Jason Lee and the RIP tides.
  • Outerwave
  • The Eliminators
  • Slacktone
  • The Insect Surfers
  • Secret Samurai
  • The Men Of Mystery

and an All Star Jam doing songs of the Bel-Air and Eddie and the Showmen,
Feat. John Blair, Paul Johnson, Tim Fitzpatrick, John Benton, Jim Frias and Matt Quilter and possibly some other legends.

I wouldn’t miss this!

Saturday February 5th 2011
Don The Beachcombers
16278 Pacific Coast Highway
Huntington Beach, CA

By the way, just found this bit on musician healthcare:
that’s more like it: Ohio co-op helps musicians handle medical insurance…

X-Mas Luau Berlin

Great graphics here for Strychnin Gallery’s X-Mas Luau in Berlin on December 11th (2009), I’ll be DJ-ing – yyyyyyesss Sir!

Quote from their Facebook page:

It will be Europeans most exciting Tiki event in 2009.

Direct from Los Angeles!

Josh Agle which is well known as Shag will be there and also Tiki Tribe father Sven A. Kirsten the autor of the Book of Tiki will
be part, selling and signing his Tiki Modern and Tiki Style books.

Come an see the art of: Shag, Kyk Ryden, Moritz R, Haikai/Kai Sarnes, Brad Parker, Mimi S., Thorsten Hasenkamm, Harry Brack, Los Furias Tiki, Chris Bonobo, Tiki Chris, Heather Watts, Elmer Presslee, Anthony Carpenter, Marcel Bontempi, Daniel Van Nes, Christian Rothenhagen, Wee Flowers, Seymour, Kim Boekbinder…

Pop Surf Culture with
The Boardwalkers

Domenic Priore writes:

On Saturday @ 6, come by Stories Book Store, 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California (Echo Park, just South of Alvarado) to hear surf instrumental combo The Boardwalkers live and in person.

They’ll be playing between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. at Stories for a book event based around my new one with Brian Chidester, ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom.’

Pop Surf Culture

Pop Surf Culture

Several television monitors around the shop will be screening a wide variety of pre-1970 surfing movies as background eye candy (and for Pop effect) as The Boardwalkers play, and we meet, greet and sign books.

For more information and a ton of groovy pics, check:
Comments on the blog site, very much appreciated. No one previous has presented The Rendezvous like this. Thanks, folk, and hope to see you @ Stories…