I was looking for sellotape to wrap something for my sister and found a DVD-R with ‘Viv Ganz / Six Cine reels’ written on it (Viv Ganz being the name of my granddad, who passed away a few years ago). Intrigued, I popped it in the disc drive and found a series of self-shot surf videos he’d apparently made in the 60s, as well as the remnants of a 1939 Californian surf film entitled ‘Riding the Crest’.
I did a bit of googling, and it turns out my dad got the reels put to DVD and has lent the footage to the makers of a film called The Endless Winter, which explores the British surfing scene. Here’re a few stills from the reels. It feels really strange to watch footage made by (and featuring) someone I’d known all my life (in glorious technicolour, no less).
Trawling through drawers to make EP art I found this again, I’d forgotten how cool it was~
I just found a photo of my parents dressed as… punks…? in what appears to be an empty hall in my old primary school. I demand an explanation.
Matias Santa Maria
An actual headline from The New York Times in 1919
I love this so much.
thank u everyone for listening and sharing! yer all diamonds, DIAMONDS I SAY
Housefly With Designer Sunglasses
From 2006, an entry for a German science photography competition - via National Geographic:
An entry in a German science-photo competition, this image shows a fly sporting a set of “designer” lenses crafted and set in place with a cutting-edge laser technique. The glasses fit snuggly on the fly’s 0.08-inch-wide (2-millimeter-wide) head.
Manufacturing firm Micreon GmbH submitted the insect’s picture for the Bilder der Forschung (Photos of Science) 2005 competition. Selected images were on display last week in a Munich shopping center.
Micreon, based in Hannover, Germany, created the fly’s eyewear using ultrafast laser micro-machining. The firm notes on its Web site that the process can create objects with high precision at scales of less than a thousandth of a millimeter.
this is some kind of dog unicorn
PS don’t worry, the rest of the record isn’t nearly as happy as that one track. There are a few more songs about dogs though, because I’m not ENTIRELY made of stone.
did you see the one where we once went out walking
or the one with hair the colour of yr eyes
I think one day i would like to have my own
but how everything is right now suits me fine
there’s no need to commit for the sake of someone else
we don’t have to admit anything to ourselves
and if that is a sin then maybe i’ll see you in hellllllll
we watch tradition pass us from the roadside
we find new ways to talk through song and art
my great grandfather made clocks until he died
i’ve made my own and set it to your heart
it’s unsteady beat pushes love through the cogs
we feel it seep in as we sit and watch the dogs
and we don’t know any names but darling is that so wrong?
I just recorded the least miserable song I’ve ever written and I’ma share it w/ y’all as a FUN SNEAK PEEK from the new ~*ISCARIOT RISING*~ EP
FLY // GLASS CANYONS
Official video (dir. by Rory Yeung)
My band made a thing.
This is still one of the best things I’ve ever heard.
printed on the back of a knitwear catalogue series index from the 1950’s