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Here’s a great spherical (360° x 360°) photograph of a beautiful coral reef in the pacific ocean.
From Otto von Stroheim’s Tikievents list:
Book event for ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom’ in Echo Park, L.A., Saturday, February 2st, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Stories book store.
Domenic Priore, Brian Chidester, and The Boardwalkers will appear at Stories books, cafe, goods (1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles – near the corner of Echo Park Boulevard) on Saturday, February 21st from 6 to 9 p.m. The event is to celebrate the release of the Chidester/Priore book ‘Pop Surf Culture: Music, Design, Film and Fashion from the Bohemian Surf Boom’ (Santa Monica Press). The book traces surfing and Hawaiian music’s potent combo during early 20th Century Waikiki, directly to its landing on California shores, and their development into a true bohemian subculture by the late 1950s/early 1960s. Focus on Tiki, Surf instrumentals, Surf movies, Surf duds in the pre-1970 environment of Southern California is also offset by a look into Waikiki’s Lounge scene of the ’60s, and later revivals of Surf music during the punk/alt rock days as it mixed with Burlesque, Tiki culture and other things you are most likely a part of. So come down and have a ball, its FREE with live Surf instrumental music by The Boardwalkers and pre-1970 surfing movies projected throughout Stories’ book store. Again, the address is 1716 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. Phone: (213) 413-3733.
Here’s more info on the book Surf Pop Culture by Domenic Priore and Brian Chidester.
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They already know they are going to edit 300 days into 52 minutes…! Doesn’t the island look gorgeous from above?
Quote from Private Islands blog:
French explorer and adventurer Xavier Rosset is about to embark on a 300 day trip to live alone on a remote tropical island in the South Pacific. His adventures will be filmed and used for a 52 minute documentary.
Xavier’s only luggage will be a Swiss army knife, machete video camera and a solar panel for charging the camera. He will spend 10 months alone on an island to develop another way of life through an exciting adventure, a return to the elemental sources. Xavier will survive alone on an island without human interference and without polluting emissions.
via Boing Boing
Xavier Rosset, 300 days alone on an island
From Pacific Longboarder News:
Fiji Cyclone Death Toll Rises Wednesday, 30 January 2008Half of Fiji’s population is without power and water and tourists remain stranded after a category two cyclone hit the country, killing at least six people.About 450,000 people are without basic services after Cyclone Gene hit on Fiji’s second largest island Vanua Levu and the tourist hub of Nadi on the largest island Viti Levu on Monday, causing flooding.It struck the Mamanuca and Yasawa Island groups, popular with tourists, on Tuesday.
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The first ime I was introduced to Pacific Ocean Park was on a Surfer’s Mood surf comp in the early 90s, through two tracks from a promo 45 that were included by the Restless Surfer.
So now I found this video at YouTube about it. Thereabouts must have been the later Dogtown, where Tony Alva and fellow skaters developed their new skating styles in the seventies.
Watch the Pacific Ocean Park video here.
Quote from The Britiish Museum site:
Power & Taboo explores the power of the gods in the Polynesian islands of
the eastern Pacific. Displaying part of the British Museum’s remarkable early
collections from this region, and illustrated with images made in the
early part of European settlement (1760-1860), the exhibition investigates
Polynesian ideas about the gods and how to manage their power. Rare
examples of feathered cloaks and valuable ornaments of jade and ivory from
islands such as Aotearoa New Zealand, Rapa Nui Easter Island and Hawaii
are also included in the exhibition. Many of these objects had a lasting influence
on 20th century artists such as Henry Moore and Pablo Picasso.