Sunday, February 28, 2010
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Thursday, February 25, 2010
A story of 17th century, crude, beer-guzzling privateers fiercely intent on riding and guarding their secret surf turf from “kooks” with the underground goal of “mining the stoke” of Earth for a futuristic pickup by aliens from Planet C, which is running out of stoke, Jazz the Glass brilliantly breathes raw comedy and anarchic life into a discarded B+W stiff, with flair,to be sure. [Editor’s Note: Yes, you read that correctly.] This bizarre story, based within a dubbed, 70-minute, public domain pirate film from 1945, is definitely not for young ears, so, parental units, be advised, and, of course, this movie is rated “Aaahhhrrrr!” On the surf side, Jon Steele produces an attractive collection of segments, from ’60s pigs, fish, and logs to shiny thrusters. Costa Rica to Indo plus, with talent like Herbie Fletcher, Joel Tudor, Chad Marshall, Matt Wesson, Jared Mell, Chris Ward, Alex Knost, Tommy Witt, Adam Lambert, Josh Kerr, Jen Smith, Kassia Meador, Clay Marzo, Nate Yeomans, Damien Hobgood, and even Mike Black, including some classy switch-stance performances to boot/ Jazz the Glass is then wrapped up with a score by New York’s American Astronaut, known for their “space western musicals.” Jazz the Glass is something you have never seen before. Ha. -RS
John B from Wilmington North Carolina called and let this message on David Potter's phone: I just wanted to call and tell you that it is the funniest movie of any genre of all time I have ever seen. I think I laughed so fricking hard I think i pulled a stomach muscle and I think i popped a blood vessel behind my right eye....I told a buddy of mine down in florida , he definitely wants to do a premier down there. also, i wanted to see if I could sell your DVD on my website destressedmullet.com...great showing my friend Paco is really sick, it was exactly what he needed, we gave him the copy, he is going to go home and watch it over and over again. i can't even tell you ...thanks man.
He went further to post this recap of the night on his website:
Thanks to Mike Black and David Potter, makes of Jazz the Glass. That is the funniest and more profane movie I’ve ever seen. Along with a few Fat Tires and a pizza, I was in heaven. I almost blew an o-ring.The premier kicked ass. Level 5 is one of the best venues around. Plug in the DVD, turn on the projector and press play. That’s how I like it. Few moving parts.
A number of people told me they needed a movie like that. Others left after the 40th F-bomb in the first 5 minutes. We TOLD THEM IT WAS AN ADULT-ISH MOVIE. They were forewarned.
I’ll post photos when I get home from SC. Paco laughed the cancer right out of his bones. I’m goign to try to sell these DVDs on the site, but if I can’t, I’ll let you know where to buy them. I might do both. I still can’t get over the sheer brilliance of this movie. Dang. I know Waterman Gulf Coast is thinking of doing a premier in Florida. It is a moral imperative that people adhere to this stoke doctrine.
below are some pictures from their showing:
Here is another description of the movie I just received:
Watched it last night very funny stuff. My wife and the general public seem to think I've gone crazy as I bust out in laughter in line at the grocery store and, at the gas pump thinking about some of the scenes. I give it 5 stars. Watching this movie prompted me to watch Invasion from Planet C again this morning, there is no surf here today and nothing better to do. Great job to those involved and, thanks for a very entertaining surf movie with an added bonus of some great surfing.
Yet another description of the movie I just received:
Todd Glaser had this to say about it: "Jazz the Glass was all time! Pirates, rum and surfing...I was in tears laughing the whole time! well done,...well done!!!
"hello Nice blog, always got me stoked. My name is Arundana. I'm from West Java, and a lousy surfer. I'm currently working on a surfboard as my final assignment. I'm an aeronautical engineering student and joined composites laboratory, and my assignment is to determine the most suitable surfboard manufacturing process in Indonesia ;given that its really difficult to obtain the materials (nearest blank is in Australia, LOL). Anyway, I'm planning on shaping a pig, and i can use some enlightenment on the design aspect. here's i attached my template and would you be kind enough to comment on that? i made this template mostly by digging deep your blog and the swaylocks. I've never ridden a Pig before and a Pig in Indo is a rare sight (well u can find some in the deep rain forest here =P) thanks."
i commented: "Arundana, The template you provided is aesthetically appealing to my eye. It is quite extreme. My prototype for the COOPERFISH BLACKBOARD that Gene Cooper and I are developing has some of the extreme curve that this template has. I feel that 22 - 22.5 is as wide as you should go. Especially on a 9'4". My Jim Phillips and my Lance Carson pigs are kind of wide. probably 23 or just over. However they are 10'. Both ride well. Traditionally pigs were 22. A 22 inch board is VERY maneuverable.It is not the most stable board to walk to the nose on, but it breaks out of its trim line and changes direction swiftly. One of the key elements to making sure a pig rides well is where the belly is. You want the belly to be most pronounced under the hips of the board. You want there to be a "roll" under the back 3rd of the board. decrease the belly as you go toward the nose. try to get the bottom pretty flat under the nose. Keep volume in the rails, but try not to make the rails feel like a can of soup. I feel the fin should be tuck on the tail. or 2 inches up at most. please send some pictures as this project develops. let me know if i can be of further assistance. mike"
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
wesson. i don't even know what to say.
this is a shot of me trying to convince benny and his chick ...to convince me... that the gash in my chin wasn't that bad.
that gash in my chin made me sit out 4 of the SICKEST days of surf of the trip. i straight lost my mind by day 3. it was amazing. i snuck the below one in before i blasted my chin.