We recently bought the home I grew up in. I have lived in this house on and off my entire life. First as a kid, then as a teenager, again as a young man and now as a family. It has seen some shit. Some wild parties have gone down under this roof and more booze has been spilt in it than most pubs. Today got me thinking about a party we threw… We were sitting around drinking beers on a Friday arvo waiting for things to kick off, Dwayne Paenga and myself thought… “Fuck this party of ours, let’s go to Hastings”… Off we went, just a couple of gutter to gutter shit-faced kids. As it got dark a Datsun 180b pulls up… “What are you 2 doing? Half the town is at your place!”… So we get in the boot, sitting down, facing backwards at the road as the chick closes the boot and folds us in half. So the 2 of us are in this tiny boot, para, losing our shit in laughter, with our heads between our legs when the car stops, the boot opens, we see my little fibro shack alive, crawling with humans, metal blaring, crew are dancing, spewing, wrestling, laughing… Then the rain starts teeming down, it’s torrential. 150+ drenched humans bail into the house, muddy, filthy, drunken ratbags… The night goes on, we bend through. At 7am it’s the sight of the carpet that sobers me out… There is no carpet, just mud… In a drunken stumble I attempt to clean them, it’s useless, they’re fucked. Proper fucked. Mum is gonna shoot the lot of us. Then from down the hallway someone says, “just rip the carpet up”… We start ripping up the filth and underneath are beautiful old polished floorboards, which my mum has wanted her entire life… I go from villain to hero, mum loves “what we’ve done with the house”. Today, 15 years on, my little girl sits waiting on those same floors for dad to pick her up so they can get their last sand and polish. How times change.
Kind Light, a beautiful short created by a man for his woman. Based around words from Roald Dahl.
If there’s one thing that gets me psyched it’s seeing young crew progress down their choosen paths. When I grew up shooting surf and skate flicks there wasn’t many of us about, now there is plenty… A few of ‘em are really starting to shine. Kaius Potter just stepped up his game, stepped it right up. ‘In our Nature’ just had me hand-drummin’ and tappin’ my feet to the very death. Props mate, well done.
There’s something in the works and it’s called North Abraxis.
For those that have been heckling for stickers the day has arrived. A fresh batch will be available at the RV Store tonight and we maintain our aim for quality over quantity.
– Super lightweight.
– 19 inch performance leg cut.
– Pigment printed & Vintage washed.
– Super fast drying.
– Lycra fly.
– Embroided Headstone patch.
Free postage Australia wide.
NB: All boardshort orders will come with a free sticker while stocks last.
I remember losing my little mind when I first heard this track as a kid. I fucking love music with power, the sorta shit that just makes you wanna bounce, makes you wanna let go and lose the plot! Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill