December 10th, 2006
got hit with a little of the white stuff on Monday and some folks
acted like the dam sky was falling. Had a few friends admit to me, that
the first snow to them is depressing. Look I'm no therapist, so I can't
comment with any conviction, about the inner workings of the mind, and
how little things like a dusting of snow can affect you one way or another.
I do know, that if that little dandruff of flurries, we got on Monday
was enough to get you depressed, you either need to do one or two things.
Move to a warmer climate. Or get on some anti depressant medication. Because
bunky, this winter is just getting started.
We ain't seen nothing yet.
We also didn't see any surf this week. That was sort of a surprise. We've
been getting pretty consistent surf for quite a stretch there. I guess
it was bound to let up sooner or later. Besides, most of you are out and
about nowadays getting all your Holiday shopping done. Most, but not me.
Am I the typical male shopper? Maybe. I do know that, shopping is not
a sport that I care a whole lot about. I never have. Don't get me wrong.
I go shopping. And some would say, that I almost over do it. I guess I'm
what some professional shoppers call...an "Impulse" shopper.
If I see something, I think would be a good gift for someone, I buy it.
I'm not one for comparing prices with other merchants. I'm a loyal customer,
and basically, stay with what, and who I know.
No need to stray for this participant. Some of you older Nor'easters
fans will remember, that I once wrote and played a song for the holidays
called "Baby Stop Your Shoppin". That was a fun song.
Except my baby didn't think it was that funny. Now baby, why ya gotta
be so hurtful? Speaking of the Nor'easters. I used two of our
old songs in my new movie (yes it's out) NORTH BY NORTHEAST. And
guess what? They work. Who would of thunk it? My music, working, in one
of my surf movies. What a surprise.
The movie is in the shops. And it will be available on this website and
my other (surffreeordie) this coming week. There's lots of waves
and lots of surfers in this flick. And besides the Nor'easters,
I have some other great musicians contributing to this latest project.
My nephew Jesse Ciarmartaro (yes he surfs, and yes, he's freaking
so talented it's not funny), Wicked Automatic (Mike O'Neill's
band of surfers), and finally Dave Cropper's own Kings Highway
with other surfers Salt and Steve. It's a community
North By Northeast in the shops!
The Pats laid down in front of the Dolphins today and
basically went to sleep. The actually rolled up in cute, cuddly, little
balls and dozed off for about 60 minutes. Or, they at least tried to
get some shut eye. The offense might of had a nice peaceful nap, had
the Miami defense not been so dam hurtful. I mean, they just
would not let the poor tired Patriots sleep. You see, Them Dolphins,
wanted to actually play football. They were not about to host their
AFC brethren from up North, and have them take a freaking siesta
on their time. They wanted to play Football. The nerve of them. Poor
Tom Brady couldn't get any sleep with Jason Taylor running
all over him. I mean come on Jason. Can't a 3-time Super Bowl
Champ get a break? It was dam near 70 degrees there today. Our New
England Champs thought they wuz on a vacation. Hell, they had to
have been drinking all kinds of exotic drinks on the sidelines. No wonder
they were so sleepy.
Final score 21-0...
Oh well...maybe TEXANS, the team they play next week won't be
so aggressive. Our boys need to be treated a little kinder when they
play on Sunday. So a message to the remaining NFL teams
playing the Patriots...go easy on these guys please. It's hard
keeping those dam uniforms clean every week.
To quote Tom Brady last week. "Better to win ugly, than
to lose ugly..." What's the quote this week Tommy?
"Better to be handsome than be ugly?"
Look I love the team. I love all New England teams. I just want
them to play to the best of their ability. Or, the best of their bank
OK my New Movie NORTH BY NORTHEAST has been released. I apologize
for the delay. But it's out as I write this. It is (by my own account)
a throwback to my old school of filming. You know, just Hard Core Surfing.
Period. I shot it all from October (Hurricane Wilma) 2005 Thru
the Veterans /Marine Corps Birthday swell. November 10, 2006. Our
local lensman John Carden adds some killer stills too. I do have
a nice WipeOut extra on the DVD for those of you who like that
kind of stuff. But mostly, it's good to HOT local surfers surfing the
best we get around these parts and beyond. Oh and it does feature some
very HOT surfers from down south. I already mentioned the music connection
Please keep all of those who are in need of any kind help in your thoughts
and prayers again. Especially,John Bocko, JG and my
mother. And another BIG SHOUT OUT to Mike Moran. Mike
I've got some GREAT footage of you in my new movie. You will dig it
my friends...Surfing heals all wounds....
Pray for Surf. Pray for Peace. Surf For Fun.