Saturday, September 24, 2011

the Point Break is...

Our bi-coastal collaborative has been, and still is, a totally taser factory, rippin' blast! the Point Break is... is now live online and getting radical in print form! Check it, brah-

The film Point Break (1991) famously chronicled the adventurous outings of Bodhi, Johnny Utah, Tyler, and Pappas from the sunny shores of California to a stormy coast in Australia.

With the Point Break is..., the whole crew rides again in a new presentation of their journey, as interpreted by Jeremy Kennedy - Jeff Moerchen - and David Smith.


2012 marks the 21st anniversary of Patrick Swayzes passing at Bells Beach, Australia. To commemorate the occasion, the the Point Break is... Foundation is honored to offer these timely and timeless membership options.

Our entry level "Surfing with Swayze" membership package comes to you at the low cost of $15.15 (USD). This membership tier includes 1 bound hardcopy of the Point Break is... created by Jeremy Kennedy, Jeff Moerchen and David Smith, as well as unlimited access to the exclusive the Point Break is... blog for the rest of your life.

As an extra special, limited edition option, The "Ex-President" membership package includes all the features of entry level package plus 1 of the 20 coins found in the change purse that Bodhi left wrapped in his beach towel before surfing the 50 year swell at Bells Beach in 1991. In addition, each subscriber at the "Ex-President" level will receive an exclusive Point Break related voice-mail message from Co-creator David Smith. True "breakers" can catch this ride for only $50.50 (USD).

*For further details, please

surfin's the source - change your life - swear to god

Friday, September 16, 2011

around the office...

i took a look around my new office. here's some taser factory items (some new, some old) that have helped me acclimatize...

2 inspirational postcards (natives from o'boro ky museum of natural history + some pirate action from justin clifford rhody) and stuffed creatures (including: a plush gift made by ivy richardson, plump rabbit, + owl)

wedding scam by j. shelley harrison

yoshimi and eye autographs

root beer gift from mark rice

pull (still need push)

the works on paper collection by jeff moerchen and a.j. mason

owl gift from j. shelley harrison and mushroom puzzle gift from rob dietz

pavarotti with horse by crab jackson

photos: j. shelley harrison's back, shane edge circa 1999, crab jackson with pvsd "speakers of the woods", bread hand, j. shelley harrison + me at our opening, me performing with the kwop organization.
*these change regularly.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

a beach boyz tape + a ford taurus.

really. what instrument of motivation did capital records use to get the beach boys to record and release this hilarious pointlessness?...lohan style beach house arrest? fan mail embargo? canned corn rehab?

i rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreally, reallyyyy, reallyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
 do not remember this track being on "surfin' safari", but i recently got a tape copy of it, and there it is....crazier yet, this was a single, which attempted to follow up the "surfin' safari" single...

apparently my feelings towards this track travel along the same lines of the record buying youth of the early 60's.

i've always considered "surfin' safari" a pretty solid album. i mean, i even like "little miss america"! but this is a stretch...maybe they were just hanging a little to close to jan and dean (whose "carnival of sound" still haunts me...but that's a completely different stupid thing to write about).

anyway, the point is, it's stupid, which means it's terrific and totally taser-ed up, so love it! it's really funny, and i think there is a similarly annoying and terrible and terrific track on "surfer girl". 

*as a side note, i used to live across the hall from the producer's son.
**the trashmen's version of "be true to yr school" is much better than the beach boys'.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

faria and bento. hotelware. triangle line.

among my favorite wares: the triangle line of hotelware from faria and bento. the name says it all: "hotelware". simple, impersonal, unassuming, and just elegant enough.

i only have the cup and saucer set, which is running low in quantity after a table throwing contest a few months ago. 

the triangle line's interlocking triangular cup bottom and saucer divet is fun, but not too fun. 
i should buy another set.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


the "taste" clock...a crazy spartus wall clock from 1979. instead of putting batteries in it, crab jackson and i decided it would probably be a better idea to put a piece of masking tape on it that reads: "taste". 

say it like james brown: "taste-uh".