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Music, Film & Book Reviews - TSP 94

More for the eye-sore victims of Issue 94 … Music: Burgh Island EP by Ben Howard Island Records Following his platinum-selling album, Every Kingdom, Devon surfer and dark-folk guitarist/vocalist Ben...

Music, Film & Book Reviews - TSP 94
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Review of Powers of Three

http://mpora.com/videos/LBlSJraZeMore Surfing >> The Relentless Powers of Three surf documentary follows pro surfers Tom Lowe, Fergal Smith and fearless photographer Mickey Smith on their quest to...

Review of Powers of Three
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Surfing: The Manual, Advanced

Surfing: The Manual, Advanced Jim Kempton Wavefinder Publishing This is a tricky one. I’m not convinced that this book is necessary. How many surfers in or nearing...

Surfing: The Manual, Advanced
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One Track Mind

One Track Mind Woodshed Films Chris Malloy A study of success and the pursuit of competitive excellence through the words of some of surfing’s most titled...

One Track Mind
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One Winter Story

One Winter Story By Sally Lundburg and Elizabeth Pepin A review of this excellent film on the journey of big-wave surfer Sarah Gerhardt is long overdue,...

One Winter Story
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Breath

by Tim Winton Published by Picador Reviewed by Sam Bleakley and Alan Bleakley There is little in the way of relaxation in this taut novella. It’s like a...

Breath
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New York Surf Film Festival

New York Film Festival No one would have minded if the surf was crap – this being New York – but it fired throughout the three-day...

New York Surf Film Festival
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The Bustin’ Story

Words by: Shaun Tomson I met Jeremy Gosch shortly after I finished working on In God’s Hands back in 1997 when I needed to get my...

The Bustin’ Story
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Music Review: Sleep Through The Static

By Jack Johnson (Brushfire Records) Contemporary transcendental expression, an articulation of a particular plane of perception coalesced out of genes and experiences, native beaches and thumping...

Music Review: Sleep Through The Static
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Music Review: Recycled Recipes

By Donavon Frankenreiter (Lost Highway) The nicest thing about Recycled Recipes, for me, is that it gives a window on surfer-musician Donavon’s sensibilities and influences. The...

Music Review: Recycled Recipes
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Film Review: Hot Buttered Soul

A film by Mick Waters (Little House Productions) On my first trip to Australia for the 1970 World Contest, my expectations were high and focused on...

Film Review: Hot Buttered Soul
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Film Review: Freakside

A Jamie O’Brien Film The freak in question is prodigious air-and-barrel specialist and certified mutant Jamie O’Brien, the North Shore native and 2004 Pipeline Masters champion,...

Film Review: Freakside
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Book Review: High Surf

By Tim Baker Nicely conceived and splendidly nuanced collection of profiles by Tim Baker, one of surfing’s very best writers and interviewers. These are cleanly-written, insightful...

Book Review: High Surf
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Book Review: Shutterspeed

By Alexis Giorgio Cottavoz Self-published by Cottavoz under his Stormproof Films/Publications imprint, Shutterspeed is a pleasant and cleanly composed portfolio of the author/shooter’s 11 years of...

Book Review: Shutterspeed
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Film Review: Secret Machine

Globe International This high-performance frolic of a flick starts off with C. J. Hobgood waking up in his car to see picketers passing by, carrying signs...

Film Review: Secret Machine
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Film Review: Sombrio

A film by Paul Manly A sensitive, coherent, and surprisingly profound documentary on the history of one of the most famous (and celebrated) squatter communities in...

Film Review: Sombrio
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Book Review: Bend To Baja

A Biofuel Powered Surfing and Climbing Road Trip By Jeff Johnson Stellar Transmedia www.bendtobaja.com Nostalgic, scrapbook-style volume documenting the journey of a crew of surfers and climbers on a...

Book Review: Bend To Baja
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Film Review: Neolas

New Emissions of Light and Sound (The dark side of the machine) Produced by George G & Joe Manzanilla (Globe) By putting all the emphasis on the visual,...

Film Review: Neolas
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Film Review: One California Day

A Collection of Stories about the California Surfing Experience By Jason Baffa & Mark Jeremias This is a beautifully filmed, super well-edited journey in time and space...

Film Review: One California Day
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Book Review: Sweeney

By David Robinson (Loom Press) Here’s a intriguing novel consisting of the oral history, surviving poems, and lots of local lore about a notorious character and...

Book Review: Sweeney
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Film Review: Shaping A Life

A Film by Denise Galvao If good things come in small packages, Gary Linden is the ultimate Jack-in-the-box! Inspired, resourceful, persevering, and – yes – fun-loving,...

Film Review: Shaping A Life
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Book Review: Paraffin Chronicles

A Surfer’s Journey, 1960-1971 By Herb Torrens I love the title of this book – puts me right into the proper space-time coordinates. And what a fresh,...

Book Review: Paraffin Chronicles
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Book Review: Surfboards

By Guy Motil (Falcon Guides) A stunning work devoted as much to the great photography of Guy Motil as to its revered subject: the surfboard and...

Book Review: Surfboards
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Music Review: Hello

By Tristan Prettyman (Virgin) Softly but assertively insouciant, there’s something about Tristan Prettyman’s voice and presence that worms its way into my heart – perszonal and...

Music Review: Hello