everyones probably tired of hearing about this but if you’re in orange county come check it out. unfortunately capacity is limited because of zoning or some code regulations at quiksilver headquarters so rsvp here www.quik.to/slowdancehb
in other news i’ve entered into the hurley pro online contest where you get to vote who is the wildcard at trestles. starting july 29th at TheHurleyPro.com vote for who you wanna see surf trestles.
so craig flew into california on may 7th to edit slow dance and we had a potential may 27th deadline. that deadline turned into june 17th which is today. judgement day. man, making movies aint easy. two tracks were in limbo till this morning, but they cleared! and we still have a few minor tweaks to make but we’re turning it tomorrow. one day late. i think it turned out dope. i feel fat and stiff from sitting at the computer pretty much all day every day since may 7th but it’s been sweet. psycked to be a surfer again. tomorrow i will board a flight and go somewhere where i can surf all day and melt away. but for now, tomorrow is judgement day, and this is a webclip.
track by tickley feather.
i watched this video today hoping to catch a glimpse of the outline of my favorite first fred rubble (i swear it had hips!) which i stupidly broke and left in mexico on the lost interest trip, never to be analyzed for reproduction. unfortunately i didn’t find that (there’s shots where i can see the outline of my rookie that was made for andy, and my og neck beard but not the fred rubble) but the video sparked some nostalgia and since it didn’t make the move to new marine layer a few months ago i’ll repost it now.
i usually hate using songs with direct lyrics, such as the kleenex song that repeats ‘tears came to his eyes’ while i’m surfing on the soft top, because that makes no sense you know, but i’ll never forget that day, because that was the day that andy died, and when we were editing it eerily clicked.
15 sec. teaser made for the quiksilver pro on the gold coast. track by the clean.
well, summer teeth is dead. you can say whatever you want, but you can’t say we didn’t try. i won’t bore you with too many details but here’s whats up. i started summer teeth a few years ago. quiksilver say’s uh uh, you can’t be affiliated with a conflicting brand, but we’ll do a liscensing agreement. i was like, ok, sweet. signed the deal. it lay’s dormant for a bit, then suddenly we need to catch up on seasons. fall 2012 they need 10 tees, sweatshirts, knits, hats, wallet, etc. spring 2013 10 tees, sweatshirts, hats, knits, towels, etc. fall 2013 10 tees, sweatshirts, knits, hats, etc. then they need an ad by wednesday. just like bang bang bang. wtf am i gonna advertise? we don’t have anything for sale and i haven’t even seen a sample from the first line! i go shoot some weird stuff, make an ad. then they need another ad. i’m like um ok i’ll scrape something up. this keeps going. i finally see the first tees, i’m not too happy with the t shirt blank or the print quality but it’s too late to change. at this point i’m sorta wondering what’s the point.
anyways, i totally said i wasn’t gonna bore you with the details, but basically it just wasn’t very gratifying, and i was in limbo of where to go from there, then i read on the internet that quiksilver dropped half their team along with vstr and summer teeth. so it’s done. i’d like to thanks anyone who bought the tees. i appreciate the support. keep em they’ll be collectors items! if they don’t disentegrate into dust in 2 years.
there’s no regrets, it was a huge learning experience. i appreciate that quiksilver believed in summer teeth, and i understand that they made an investment and needed a return. that’s just reality, but that’s why it bites. i wasn’t ready for it. i’m a surf junkie with minimal skills besides slicing waves. oh yeah, and look for summer teeth shit at ross or t j maxx i guess that’s what they do with expired inventory. the next line was gonna be a scorcher.
well, back to scheduled programming. this time an introduction to slow dance. a 30 min. color surf video with craig anderson. due june 2013
a few months ago the guys from the magazine ‘what youth’ were staying in ventura and i stopped by. they were talking about ideas for the next issue and i said they should blow everyones mind and do something with kelly. they said that sounds cool, but i should do it. i started getting sorta excited about the possiblility cause kelly’s an interesting person and every interview i read with him they talk about world titles, board design, cool stuff, but i remember staying with him in tahiti and he had like 17 browser windows up and all of em were conspiracy sites. he’ll say random stuff about how there’s 4 million species of flies. or i remember driving with him for a few hours in south africa and the whole time was a debate about religion and the existence of god. shit like that. so anyways, i though it’d be cool to interview him. i don’t like asking people for stuff, in fact i rarely do. but i sent him an email asking if he’d be into it. he replied ‘sure. whatever.’ so at that point i figured it was never gonna happen and was like ‘oh well at least i tried’ cause i was pretty nervous anyway.
but then i saw him surfing rincon, he offered to meet up. we met at channel islands factory, i waited for an hour and a half while he was on a call, kinda freaking out, all the worst ways the interview could go weighing on my mind. but then he came upstairs, he was really responisive it flowed well. we talked for a half hour, i took a few pictures. done. relief. i transcribed it submitted it to the magazine. now it’s printed and i’m sorta pretty proud of it. mega thanks to kelly for making it happen. the magazine is for sale now on whatyouth.com go buy it.
reality haseth bitten. if you’re willing and able, and in new york, it will be fun, so you should come.