Thursday, May 7, 2009


On my way home from lunch at WB with friends at Tower 7 today I saw a young woman in a Mercedes SUV with a WRV sticker in the rear window throw her cigarette butt out at a light. For a moment I thought about getting out of the car and picking it up and giving it back to her. Instead I scribbled down her plate # to report to Swat-a-Litterbug online which I've now done. Still, it's not satisfying to me that she'll just get a letter in the mail that she'll probably scoff at and then carry on. Citizens should have more rights when it comes to correcting our wayward comrades when it comes to shit like this. KEEP YOUR BUTT IN YOUR CAR YOU ASSHOLES!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Present by Thomas Campbell

Pete and I went to see Thomas Campbell's newest film, The Present, on Monday night at Level 5 City Stage. Thomas was there to show the film and tell us a little about his experience making it. I thought it was good of him to tour with the film and bring his brand of surf culture to our little backwater. The movie was great, and you should definitely find a way to see it. The California jazz duo The Mattson 2 were also on hand to play a 30 min set before the show started. They're also really cool and worth looking into. My favorite part of the movie was the alaia surfing. Some of the guys in the film are just flying down the line. They even paddle out in big Waimea. Nuts.

Photo by Nakashima Masahiro, from Mattson 2 homepage