Wednesday, September 30, 2009
"A man sat at a metro station in Washington DC and started to play the
Violin; it was a cold January morning. He played six Bach pieces for
About 45 minutes. During that time, since it was rush hour, it was
Calculated that thousands of people went through the station, most of
Them on their way to work.
The one who paid the most attention was a 3 year old boy. His mother
Tagged him along, hurried, but the kid stopped to look at the
Violinist. Finally the mother pushed hard and the child continued to
Walk turning his head all the time. This action was repeated by
Several other children. All the parents, without exception, forced
Them to move on.
In the 45 minutes the musician played, only 6 people stopped and
Stayed for a while. About 20 gave him money but continued to walk
Their normal pace. He collected $32. When he finished playing and
Silence took over, no one noticed it. No one applauded, nor was there
No one knew this but the violinist was Joshua Bell, one of the best
Musicians in the world. He played one of the most intricate pieces
Ever written with a violin worth 3.5 million dollars.
Two days before his playing in the subway, Joshua Bell sold out at a
Theater in Boston and the seats average $100.
Joshua Bell playing incognito in the metro station was organized by
The Washington Post as part of an social experiment about perception,
Taste and priorities of people. The outlines were: in a commonplace
Environment at an inappropriate hour: Do we perceive beauty? Do we
Stop to appreciate it? Do we recognize the talent in an unexpected
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
"yo man, i was in charge of my apartment's electricity bill and i forgot to pay it, and now the electricity
company shut down all the power in my apartment and needs like a week to clear it! ahahha."
(this is outside the dormroom) ^^^
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
"Last year, while scouting for a short film that never came to fruition, some friends and I talked our way inside an empty, run-down hospital in Boyle Heights. The short was supposed to take place in a hospital, but after a few minutes wandering the halls of Linda Vista — alone and decidedly creeped-out — it became obvious that there was no way the place would work. It had been closed for twenty years, and it showed: there was dirt caked in layers on walls and mysteriously wet floors; windows were broken and doors hung off their hinges; ceiling tiles had fallen victim to moisture and gravity, and rats had chewed through the walls. We didn’t have the money to make Linda Vista look like anything more than a horror movie — a few of which had actually been shot there over the years.
I was only inside for 45 minutes or so, running through the place snapping photos on the fly with a crappy point-and-shoot. I featured some of them in this post from last year, but promised myself I would go back with a DSLR, a tripod and a few hours to kill, and really explore the place. Last week, I finally did."-Ransom Riggs
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
A couple of weeks ago, Me, Erica, and Trevor all drove to Oceanside to check out The Capt. Helm; Mitch Abshere (of Capt. Fin and Raen sunglasses) new shop. Our friend Mason Dyer is the manager there so he showed us around. After that, we all surfed Cardiff for a couple hours. Overall it was a pretty successful day.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
We are looking for my Viper fins
There seems to be a coalmine
And I want to get in it
I need to get some film developed and Mahoney does it
I want to get in the caves in the school so I crawl in this little cave and the guy next to me is taking Polaroids of himself while we are waiting for the group in front of us to leave.
I don’t know what’s in the cave, but I want to find out.
The surf looks good so we all paddle out
There is an over passing sign by the break
But we don’t seem to be waiting for any waves because its right by the shore and this ledge
I start climbing up the over pass sign and wanting to jump off, but Tasha screams no
I jump back in with my life vest and my bike is starting to sink to the bottom
I dive down to get it, the water is pretty clear, the bottom looks sandy with some reef.
We are sitting and all of a sudden a cat shows up the size of a small seal, I pet it, let it bite my hand: bad idea.
I walk away from it but continue to pet this water cat that swam to me.
It hops back in the water swims to Edward and scares him.
The water-seal-cat swims away.
Monday, September 07, 2009
Sunday, September 06, 2009
A couple weeks ago my brother, Greg dropped off his 9'4 Webber to get repaired at the Froghouse in Newport, they called us a week later saying they had "misplaced it"... but in return until they found it, one of the guys that worked for the Froghouse said we could use his 6'8 Liddle Hull. We were a little stoked to say the least. They eventually found Gregs board, but that Liddle was one of the most fun, and quickest boards I've ever had the pleasure of riding. Another part of the roll of film I shot was of Trevor talking to Tanner about a new board deal at Tanners shop, The Black Hole