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GO SLO GO PRO 15 Years with the Go Pro.mp4
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THIS MIGHT BE BORING to some of you. It's 15 years of Go Pro footage that I've shot using the Hero II, III, and V.
It's just under 30 minutes in length and 90% of the footage is slow motion (hence the boring comment).
Truth be told, you have to use Slow Motion when editing water footage. It just happens too fast otherwise.
And you lose the detail and beauty of the waves themselves. I have always been fascinated with the mechanics
of a wave. How they form and break, and of course, the pure stunning beauty of the empty hollow wave.
This is not Pipeline or Chopes. And it's NOT New Jersey. Far from out it.
It's mostly fun sized waves being surfed by local surfers. My biggest regret is I didn't capture all of my friends.
It's 15 years worth. And while I love being in the water shooting, my best footage has always been shot on dry land.
In my honest opinion, you can't beat these little cameras. They shoot great HD quality video and they are fun to use.
Music is by the Adobe library and the Free YouTube music.
Links are: www.ralphspic.com
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MEET THE BEATLES
December 1963 was when I first heard them. “I Want To Hold Your Hand” by the BEATLES came blasting out of my small transistor radio on WMEX in Boston, MA . Woo Woo Ginsberg was the DJ. My favorite station at the time was “MEX.” 1510 on the AM dial. I can remember it as clear as day. Arnie “WOO WOO” Ginsberg waking us all up to this new sound from Liverpool, England. It was the beginning of something that changed millions of young lives forever. And it came at a time, when our country was really hurting. The month before we all experienced the horror of the JFK assassination. We were still reeling from that awful time. And this was before Vietnam became a household word.
The BEATLES came into our lives at a time when we all needed something. Funny how these things happen.
Prior to the Beatles, I was listening to The VENTURES. I was obsessed with them. Yes, I listened to Elvis, and Buddy Holly, and a little bit of Ricky Nelson, but it was the Ventures that I loved. That whole cool surf guitar sound was right up my alley. But hearing I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND for the first time? I was all in. Every time that song came on the radio we turned it up. I couldn’t wait to hear more. All the photos of them that started to trickle in. Then there were all the news clips of The BEATLES in England.
And then they were coming to America. By the time January rolled around, we were hearing the flip side of I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND which was an even more rocking tune; I SAW HER STANDING THERE. By the end of January we were going crazy with SHE LOVES YOU.
BEATLEMANIA had hit full force in our neighborhood and our schools. Every single kid I knew was into them.
Then on February 7th, 1964 they came in on Pan Am Flight 101. Landing at JFK in New York, only to be greeted by thousands of screaming fans. They were here in America. There was the newsreel footage of them at the airport, followed by their charming, and funny impromptu interview inside the Pan Am building. It was so incredibly exciting for all of us. The buildup to Sunday February 9th, 1964 at 8:00PM on the Ed Sullivan show was like waiting for Christmas morning. Their singles I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND and SHE LOVES YOU were flying out of the record stores. And so was their first LP in America MEET THE BEATLES. We had both singles and played the snot out of them on my father’s record player. We were not allowed to use his big stereo console, but we could use his old record player. We played those two records to death. And we listened to WMEX constantly on any Beatle updates. Sunday could not get here quick enough.
Funny, how I do not remember what the weather was like that day. I suppose I was in a trance all day.
That night we all huddled around our small black and white TV in our tight den. And by all, I mean my mother Eva, and my father Gus, myself (I was the oldest of six), my sister Donna, my brother Johnny, my younger sisters Gale and Eva Marie, and my youngest brother David. I don’t recall what we had for dinner. I’m guessing I was so excited I couldn’t eat anyway. But that anticipation? My God…it was unbelievable. Counting down the minutes, the seconds, to finally seeing and hearing them.
And when the moment finally came, and Ed Sullivan stepped out and uttered those famous words;
“LADIES AND GENTLEMEN…THE BEATLES!”
And when Paul McCartney sang the opening lyric “Close your eyes…” to ALL MY LOVING, we, all of us, had changed forever. Every future rock and roller that night got sucked up into that vacuum of euphoria. There has never been anything quite like it since. And I for one, never looked back. I was all in from that moment on. Their first set consisted of ALL MY LOVING, TIL THERE WAS YOU, and ending with SHE LOVES YOU. That final song of the set, had us up and singing along. When Paul and George did the “Oooo” answer while shaking their mop top Beatle haircuts, the girls went crazy. And me and Johnny were smiling ear to ear. It was a night, I’ll never forget. For as long as I shall live and breathe. I won't ever forget that night.
Their second set was even better. They came out rocking with I SAW HER STANDING THERE and ended with I WANT TO HOLD YOUR HAND. We knew every word and sang along. We were going crazy. The Fatellos were rocking out! I remember after they ended that final song, I looked over at Johnny, who was 10 at the time (I was 13) and said “This is what we’re going to do.” The very next day, I made cardboard guitar cutouts for me and Johnny.
I had a Hofner violin bass like Paul McCartney’s bass, and Johnny had a Rickenbacker guitar like John Lennon’s guitar. And we would lip sync to our Beatles records. And my dad (God love him) went out and bought MEET THE BEATLES at Zayre’s Department store that same week. My parents were very cool when it came to The Beatles, and all the other British Invasion bands that followed. We were lucky.
My dad was a musician who loved all kinds of music. Mostly jazz and Sinatra. But he really liked the Beatles. And so did my mother.
It wasn’t long before me and some of the kids in the neighborhood started our own band. My first electric guitar was a black Silvertone. My first amp was a Harmony ( I still have both). Our band was called “Johnny and The Diamonds.” Kevin Bochynski on lead guitar and vocals, me on rhythm guitar and vocals, Ben Russell on bass, and John Tsourtsouris on drums.
Those of you who know a little about my musical background, know that Johnny and I made good on that promise on February 9th, 1964. Albeit, after my time in the Marines and the war. But when I came home for good, we started our first band. The BEAVER BROTHERS in 1971, followed by VINNY in 1976-1984, then SEMPER FI from 84-to 88, and then The NOR’EASTERS from 1988 to the present. Though we rarely play out these days, and when we have, it’s just been he and I. So I guess you’d call us The FATELLO BROTHERS. We’ve gone full circle. From the BEAVER BROS to The FATELLO BROS.
And it all started 58 years ago that night.
“Ladies and Gentlemen…The Beatles…”
"GOATS, BEATLES, and SURFING HEALS ALL WOUNDS."
I don't know what the current status is on this TRUCKER PROTEST, I do know that both Canada and the United States are on the verge of grinding to a stop. This is yet another fallout due to the massive restrictions brought on by COVID-19. Will there no no end to this thing? All across the country some states are reducing the mask mandates both in schools and restaurants.
Dan Lanio Memorial Scholarship Fund
This community is amazing. The outpouring of support for Dan “Desi” Lanio has been emotionally overwhelming. It warms our heart to see all of the tributes and memories that you all have shared over the past few days. Many out there have sought out ways to honor the man who brought so much joy to all of us, and Experience Hampton has been working with people from all over the Town of Hampton to create the Dan Lanio Memorial Scholarship Fund.
This fund, will make a scholarship available for the WHS Extended Learning Opportunities Program (ELO). A couple of years ago, Desi raised close to $4,000 to start the first scholarship for ELO. This program was near and dear to Desi, as was supporting all the students from Winnacunnet High School.
Experience Hampton offered to accept donations to create this fund, and ensure that the donations being made were channeled to the official “Dan Lanio Memorial Scholarship Fund”. Please know that we will ensure your contributions will only benefit the student recipients of this fund, and not be used for any other operational expenses.
As our way to honor Dan “Desi” Lanio, Experience Hampton will be contributing $2,500 as the initial opening donation. Desi was a key member in creating Experience Hampton, and we are truly grateful to the legacy he left behind, and we will do our best to honor his memory moving forward.
If you are interested in donating, no matter how big or small, please send and make out all checks to:
Experience Hampton, PO Box 444, Hampton, NH 03843
(Please indicate in the memo portion that the check is for the Dan Lanio Memorial Scholarship Fund)
Please Donate to this Timmy Sheridan GO FUND ME page.
This effort is in conjunction with Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Company in Hampton, where Surfing with Smiles began, and
one of the biggest supporters of SWS.
Checks can also be made out to Surfing with Smiles, and please note Tim Sheridan Scholarship in the memo. Checks can be mailed to SWS c/o Cinnamon Rainbows Surf Shop, 931 Ocean Blvd., Hampton, NH 03842
And once again, speaking of the Beatles...
Appearing at the BLUE OCEAN in Salisbury Beach, MA
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