VISSLA Creator & Innovator Derrick Disney tasting some slurpees in Indonesia.
Music by: Michael & The Strange Land - Sail
Intimate mumblings from a travelling, surf stoked, positive energy seeker…
Take what you will from these words. They are merely just that, words, my take on what this all means from the small to the big. Some of you will be quick to judge and that’s fine, some of you will ponder and that’s just fine also.
For me it’s all a positive creative outlet from helping make and being part of these little films to writing these random notes. I’m here for what I consider quite a short time in time so I’m enjoying the ride and trying to take it all in.
Look up at that burning beacon of hope in the sky. That vitamin D provider and sun worshipper’s god. In all its glory it is slowly dying, it is after all a star, and one day when it flares Earth will be no more as it gets consumed by its fiery grasp. On another scale entirely dark energy is ever increasingly pushing and speeding our universe into a cold oblivion, super cosmic stuff I know but this stuff fascinates me and puts a whole new spin on the meaning of life. So when your alarm goes off on an early winter’s dawn and you wander outside into the clear starlight darkness have a look around you and you can’t help but feel for just those few accountable seconds that winter’s cold grasp has caused time and space to just stop. It’s easy to get caught up in day to day life stresses and problems but the big picture continues regardless and marches to the sound of its own drum and if you look up and around you with an open mind and a willingness to just be you will be overruled with an emotional connection that will infuse your daily life. Now take that same state of mind into the sea and ride a few waves and tell me it doesn’t feel good…
Some moments of the last september into the Bukit area with Tommy Sobry, Stimmy Black, Benjamin Sanchis, Marco Ranaldi, Matteo Jerk Bingin, Pietro França and Agus Sumertayasa.
Music by: Patti Smith ”Gloria”
Footage: Leonardo Leiria
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Join Kerby Brown, Cortney Brown, Kurt “lord” Glass and Jake Perkins as they trade desert barrels on one of the last solid swells of the year.
Filmed and Edited by: Tom Jennings
Music: Girls by Deep Sea Arcade
At first, Alaska doesn’t sound much like a surf destination but this is just a matter of perception. The O’Neill team rider and adventurer, Damien Castera, sees it all the way around. For him the Last Frontier means empty lines ups and perfect waves but not only. Alaska is also about a back into the wild experience, Damien spent 2 month there surfing and hiking on self-sufficiency: fishing for food, rough encampment for accommodation and pepper sprays as self-defense against bears or any other wild life you can encounter there… Check out this flick which gives you a beautiful overview of what Damien’s has been experiencing for 60 days….
Matt Damon, a lifelong friend of Howard Zinn and his family, read excerpts from a speech Howard Zinn gave in 1970 as part of a debate on civil disobedience.
This performance was part of “The People Speak, Live!” with Matt Damon and Lupe Fiasco at the Metro in Chicago, on January 31, 2012, produced by Voices of a People’s History (peopleshistory.us) in collaboration with Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival.
Learn more at Facebook.com/VoicesofaPeoplesHistory and on Twitter @VPH.
Here’s what Howard Zinn writes about this speech in his introduction to the full piece in his book Voices of a People’s History of the United States, written with Anthony Arnove and first published in 2004 by Seven Stories Press:
"In November 1970, after my arrest along with others who had engaged in a Boston protest at an army base to block soldiers from being sent to Vietnam, I flew to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore to take part in a debate with the philosopher Charles Frankel on civil disobedience. I was supposed to appear in court that day in connection with the charges resulting from the army base protest. I had a choice: show up in court and miss this opportunity to explain — and practice — my commitment to civil disobedience, or face the consequences of defying the court order by going to Baltimore. I chose to go. The next day, when I returned to Boston, I went to teach my morning class at Boston University. Two detectives were waiting outside the classroom and hauled me off to court, where I was sentenced to a few days in jail. Here is the text of my speech that night at Johns Hopkins."