Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Happy Birthdays

Today's post is for my twin surf buddies who hit abig birthday ending in zero. Surf on Tony and Bill!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Whatta way to go

 Today's post tips the trucker's cap to Seasick Steve who reminds us that NOW is the time and TODAY is the day.

"Twenty five years working for the state
Saved all your money, got a good rate
Always thinking 'bout that pension plan
The day of retirement, the promised land, well

Got a finish off that swimming pool
Get some umbrellas, don't wanna be cool
Remember to take them fishing trips
You never had time for, this is it"

"The day of retirement have finally come
Get a gold watch and your work is done
One month later your heart give out
What was all that planning about?

What a way to go
What a way to go
What a way to go
What a way to go

Well, they finally lay you in the ground
Your wife and the children standing around
Now they got that pension plan
Rather have you, don't you know it, man"
from What a way to go by Seasick Steve

Rupert from the Saltwater Cowboys going hard at Noosa 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Hava go

I hear a lot of talk from people who don't surf saying they'd like to try it and despite my encouragement, there's often more talk than action. It's the same with life in general - a lot of talk but not a lot of follow through execution of the talk.
This post is for those who get off their backsides and have ago at stuff in life that's a bit out of their comfort zone. Congratulations.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Monochrome Monday (zen puppy)

Meditating after a fashion 
while the full moon clocks off 
and the autumnal sun grumbles out of bed

Im trying to calm the rabbit warren 
of thought that's my mind. 
It wants to flit from the past 
to some imaginary future 
where I'm older than old 
(I'm already old). 
I tell it to get back to the present.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

TGIF (Dazed and confused)

Sun came up this morning,
but I never saw it.
Slept in three hours
past my get up time.
Got up dazed and confused.
Felt like the middle of the day.
So here's a quick couple
of Kodachromes
from the film archgives.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Shuffle Time

The kookaburras outside are complaining that it's only 8 degrees above freezing and winter hasn't started. The sun is sleeping in. My joints are creaking as I light the gas stove and to percolate the first of several coffees. Last night I bailed on my Monday run-shuffle exercise thing. Too cold. Too tired. Too late. But this morning, I'm on it. I want to be able to surf like this as long as I can. 

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Monochrome Monday (filmless Atlas)

 I still use a number of film cameras on occasion - usually when the light is perfect or I need large format in the studio, but for the rest of the time, I heart digital and my darkroom-in-a-box.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I am the walrus

"Sitting in an english garden waiting for the sun. 

If the sun don't come, you get a tan 
From standing in the english rain. 
I am the eggman, they are the eggmen. 
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob goo goo g'joob."

"Expert textpert choking smokers, 

Don't you think the joker laughs at you? 
See how they smile like pigs in a sty, 
See how they snied. 
I'm crying. "

"Semolina pilchard, climbing up the eiffel tower. 
Elementary penguin singing Hari Krishna. 
Man, you should have seen them kicking edgar allan poe. 
I am the eggman, They are the eggmen. 
I am the walrus, goo goo g'joob goo goo g'joob goo goo g'joob. 
Goo goo g'joob goo"

from I Am the Walrus by The Beatles