In Issue #38, we profiled the awesome band Guards. The Californian three-piece has just released their debut album, In Guards We Trust, and we have a bunch of copies to give away. Simply subscribe by 8pm end of Memorial Day weekend (Monday, June 27) and score a free copy. Your music for summer: covered.
BOOK CLUB! East of Eden.
Posted By Jason – 31.10.2012
Welcome to Book Club. It’s a club about books, and no one else gets to touch the microphone but me, so sit down.
I just read Steinbeck’s East of Eden. It was rad, and I wish I hadn’t waited so long to pick it up. I held off on this book for a really long time for two reasons: firstly I already saw the film adaptation by Elia Kazan, and secondly this sucker is thicker than whipped shit, and I don’t like thick books. What if it’s a really sad story? I don’t want to be stuck in that forever. Give me 300 pages and leave me alone. I also don’t like reading books in a series. I got sucked into that Interview with the Vampire baloney when I was a teen and went on for months. Total baloney, and I will not stand for baloney, motherfucker, I just wont. Anyway, one of my buddies was like, ‘Dude, it’s different to the movie. Just read it.’ And I was all, ‘Really?’ And he’s like, ‘Yes, dude.’ So I’m all, ‘Ok, penis-wart, I’ll give it a crack.’
And I’m glad I did give it a crack–it’s a really amazing story. I don’t want to give too much away but it’s about these people who do some stuff and then some other shit happens. There’s also this Chinese guy and a couple of horses…I’ve said too much; you need to read it for yourself.
Speaking of The Smiths, I’m well back into them. Is there a party in Sydney where the DJ only plays The Smiths and Morrissey and everyone gets drunk and dances their asses off? There should be. There’s a club in NYC that does that, and it’s the best time ever. Speaking of The Big Apple, how’s that hurricane? What a drag. I feel guilty for sending all those ‘I’m on the beach. Suck a dick’ emails to my buddies out there now. I haven’t heard from my roommate in days; hope he’s not dead and bloated floating down Broadway.
Speaking of Liza Minnelli, I saw her once and she smiled at me. True. I’m on the beach. Suck a dick.
Los Angelenos, make sure to catch the Blank Tapes perform at the Satellite, Friday, May 31st, as they celebrate the release of their latest record, Vacation, which after having a listen to the groovy tunes makes me want to pack up the van and do just that. The evening also brings you sets from fellow favorites The Abigails and Jeffertitti's Nile.
A whopping $8 bones. Get at it.
As introduction to this years Surf Film Festival, those crazy Spanish dudes have made a mockumentary series about searching for the perfect wave. Definitely the most insane and ridiculous, filming the festival has been part of all leading up to the official image of Surf Film Festival 11.
This years festival has events running through the entire summer, in partnership with other collectives who work around the ocean; new exhibitions, cultural spaces and workshops. Heaps of music, good films from Thomas Cmapbell, Taylor Stelle, Patrick Trefz and many more, all to be announced on the 30th of May.
Chapter 1: The boat leaves for new adventure
Chapter 2: Swimming with skarks to the desert island
Chapter 3: Finding the perfect wave
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