Tuesday, December 22, 2009

On the Black Lips' 2009 tour of India, following an incident at a rowdy show in which Cole Alexander kissed fellow bandmember Ian St. Pe and exposed his private parts on-stage, the Lips fled the country while rumors of their arrests circulated the internet. The tour was canceled and the group members fled to the residence of King Khan who was living in Berlin at the time. Over the course of eight days, in a typically booze-sloppy, they laid down 11 tracks with Khan and his bandmate Mark Sultan and formed..
The Almighty Defenders

Catch them live this summer, they will sure put on a wild show.

Monday, December 21, 2009

HECK Maybe even Sydney!

-Modern Collective-

I finely viewed this film last night. It was
as good as i expected. Very Mod and Electro.
I think you could play this film at a party and
everyone would think its a new DJ and get
right on the GO!

Lindsey front man from the Mac tearing the house down. There was some pretty crazy double hand
guitar going down in this song was a cool show glad I was able too see there last act!
billie holiday

Considered to be greatest jazz vocalist of all time, Billie Holiday lived a wild life. Though her career was relatively short and often erratic, she left behind a body of work as great as any vocalist before or since.

Saturday, December 19, 2009


Wednesday, December 9, 2009


11/12/09 8pm Perth.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Dane Reynolds . Marine Layer Productions
Dane's blog has been up and running for a little while now. I know I'm a little late and everyone's probably already seen it, but if not it's worth a look.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009


Saturday, November 28, 2009


some sick skating and a nice little soundtrack.. take a look

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Marc Hendrix made a one an only appearance as DJ Hendy Boy at La Campana a week or so ago. Since then he's been making a few mixtapes and sharing with us.. Now he's slapped them on the world wide web for all of you. Music ranging from Atlas Sound / Larry and the Blue Notes / Real Estate/ King Tuff / Almightly Defenders / Animal Collective / Jacuzzi Boys.. he's got it all.

The download links are on Hendy Boy's blog.


Monday, November 23, 2009

jamie thomas - tws buyers guide
jamie thomas - tws buyers guide
jamie thomas - tws buyers guide
jamie thomas - tws buyers guide
Jamie Thomas 'LAST WORDS' in the new TWS Buyers Guide 2010


What is your inspiration behind riding for Insight and was it tough to leave your own brand?
Well first off, I think the clothing and the creative direction of the brand is really cool and inspiring. Also, since I've gotten more involved with the brand through the distribution relationship, I've been able to get to know everyone and see the potential of the brand, so riding for it came about rather naturally. It was kind of hard to imagine not riding for Fallen Apparel, but since I'll obviously still be working with the team and the designers for Fallen, it still feels good. I've also needed a change for a while and this gives me the opportunity to start a new chapter of my career/life.

Who's on the team now and can we expect any skate team changes?
Daniel Shimizu, Paul Shier, Brian Brown and Tyler Mumma from the US and since they're an Australian based company, they have a crew of dudes from there; Nick Boserio, Rhys Grogan, Bernie Foo and Dane Burman. Then there's Sam Partaix from France. The plan is to let any team changes that may come up happen naturally, so we'll see how that goes.

Insight's a pretty fashion forward brand, will your signature pieces with them be as well?
I think everything will have an Insight twist, but the goal is to make stuff that skateshops can get behind; price wise and style wise.

Are you looking forward to being a team rider first and foremost responsible for photos and video of yourself, not having to be as concerned about big picture/company owner issues?
I'm so psyched to just be a team rider, it's exhausting being responsible for everything.

What's the story with all the crazy ad campaigns, where do those come from?
They just want to do their own thing and they're incredibly creative, so they just dream it up and make it happen.

What's the meaning behind, 'Repeat after me; I am free?'
I think it's just to remind you that you're free to get loose, in case you forgot. I can appreciate it, cause sometimes I get stuck in the rules that the industry/world puts on us.

So Insight is an Australian brand, how does that effect what you do and or don't do with the brand?
Well minus the time difference and the fact that they're so far away, not much. I guess it does mean that I'll be going to Australia more often and I can't complain about that.

Heard you starting surfing... has hooking up with Insight changed your outlook on activities or styles?
I guess I've just become more open minded, because I now know you can do stuff other than skate without being a kook.

When can we expect to see you in an Insight ad campaign? Have you started working on ads and apparel pieces?
I filmed a skit for their web campaign and I think my ad will come out in the next few months, it's going to kick off the new print campaign. We've also already designed some apparel for next year, some of which will be released around march.

Where can a skateboarder go to buy Insight?
It may be expensive and a little hard to find now, but we're working on changing both of those things as fast as possible. Hopefully, it will soon be in your local skateshop.

Friday, November 20, 2009


Chris Searl's talent speaks for its sell, I don't think I have to say much!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009



Sean Tully held his first solo art show last week in Ventura, at the Laurel Gallery. Few photos from the evening below.
Wish I could have been there to check it out and go wild at El Ray later that evening.

For more art done by Sean, check out his website here.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Amidst the fog of global calamity Insight escaped (again), abandoned their apartments and quit the city...

One barely legal 1972 Double Decker school bus liberally retro-fitted with color and carelessly customised for comfort. One driver seat occupied by a barefooted local carpenter (with a fresh license in one hand, and a fresh lime in the other) and of course one full load of 26 restless intrepid travelers.

The campaign features some real rad surfing and skating by Kai Otton, Luke Stedman, Warren Smith, Jared Mell, Daniel Shimizu, Tyler Mumma and Jamie Thomas.


Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Deus. are holding a vintage and retro surf market & swap meet at their store in Camperdown on the 12th of December. Should be real good.

More info

Saturday, October 31, 2009

5 Things At The Moment..

1. Shooting ladies that don't like too be shot.

2. Bali, Cheap & Now.

3. Swim fins on the feet.

4. Slashing, Its been quite a while.

5. My Bike its probably the thing thats keeping
me sane in this dirty city.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Philippe Zdar.. one half of Cassius, dj and the name behind records by Phoenix, Cut Copy and more. Go grab a coffee and take a listen to the episode of the producer series from Triple J

Monday, October 26, 2009

Party Mix!
Thought I'd just throw all these in together, it would of
taken the whole blog up if I'd posted all the photos from the

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Cycle Zombies

VBS has created another cracker episode; following Turkey & Scotty Stopnik around surf city whilst they ride, skate and surf.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Tim Waters, Lajos Varga & Myself
Thank All Who Showed There Faces At
The VARGAMURPHY Exhibition.
(Images Up Soon)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Slide Projector.. a few photos I fancy, by my talented friend Renata

Monday, October 19, 2009

Robin Kegel, creator of Gato Heroi was recently made a short film, “Summer of the Cat".
The collage of home video, capturing the summer feeling at Gato Heroi, features the small wave sliding of Cody Simpkins, Alex Knost, and Tyler Warren amongst others.

Some grainy footage accompanied by loose percussion..
Summer of the Cat

Monday, October 12, 2009

Bunker Spreckels

Bunker Spreckels lived fast and died young.
The untold story of the wild, brief life of a surfing legend and international playboy.

Thursday, October 8, 2009


Everyone loves new things. I found this little double shot
camera at a friends place stole it and now its my favourite.
Film carries a hole different feel to it, unlike that crispy
clean cut look a Digi pumps out, Its dirty earthy feel and
rough looks make you feel as though you took the photo.



Ed Tempelton Art.

Wool Stores.

French Car.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Spike Jonze. Where The Wild Things Are. VBS

Director Spike Jonze discusses the making of Where the Wild Things Are with Founder of Vice Magazine, Shane Smith.

Cant wait for it to feature on the big screen.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Ray Malik Kumar

Ravin. One of my best buds.
You might spot him dancing on bars in his leopard print undies, he's a wild man.
Oh and always sports the most outstanding mo!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009


Went over to Bali with a some close friends of mine for a few weeks. Scored some fun waves and had a few interesting evenings.

The photos below were taken by my friends Hank and Woody.

Arrived in Denpasar, with Silent being sent back home due to invalid passport and Maxi leaving his suitcase circulating on the carousel. Nice one boys.

Checking the rollers at Ulu's. Not a whole lot going on, although race tracks had a couple of fun ones.

Session at Chungu. Followed by a coffee or two.

Dreamland. Not so dreamy.

Couple of ales at the beach bar.


Roachie. Went missing for a few days, but he's back!

We went over to Nusa Lembongan for a few days, and waited for the swell that never came. View from the homestead was nice though.

The odd smoker did come through Shipwrecks.

Day down at Karma.

I'll slap my photos
up soon, when I get my act together and get the film developed.

Had a wild time over in Bali this year.. Cant wait to go back real soon!