Brilliant, and here's a day in the snow Simmons style courtesy of the good folks at December Snowskates....
Saturday, October 03, 2015
Finally getting the available surfboards for sale organised, cataloged and listed. Here's the first and it's a beauty of a Parmenter. 6'7" x 21" x 2.65" MPegg single fin, pale avocado tint and comes with a Parmenter templated raked single fin. This disc is no straight retro replica though, it's definitely got the genes of the boards MP rode at Kirra, but built with the knowledge from decades of refinement in board design to help trim the experimental weirdness and keep the elements that fundamentally work. Wide point forward with straighter rails for projection and drive in everything from thigh high mush to a hollow screamer, and those rails are low, soft and rolled so they avoid the twitchiness hull rails are prone to but the thickness is foiled so they don't feel fat and slow. The bottom shifts from a convex hull-y nose to a flat v-panel in the tail so the board planes beautifully and is still responsive. It's a lot of subtlety and design history in a very clean package, and it's an extremely fun board. This one is $850 with the fin, or we can do a custom to what specs you feel will work for you. Email info @ foamandfunction for more details or with any questions.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
This is pretty cool- in the merch stack for the Spirit Of Akasha tour that arrived (late) from Australia, there were the last 2 limited box sets for the films. Both are sealed and and fabulously deluxe- the Akasha box contains the double soundtrack CD, the MOTE redux vinyl, the double Akasha vinyl, a 7" single with bonus tracks, a fantastic 120 pg photo book, a t-shirt and a poster! The MOTE box meanwhile features the original film soundtrack (which holds up seriously well) as well as the MOTE Reimagined version, both on CD and vinyl, a 7" single, a 120pg book with Alby's original images from the film as well as a shirt and a poster. Well cool, and as far as we know the last two available. Price is $130 each, email info @ foamandfunction.com for details.
Thursday, September 17, 2015
This is premiering tonight in Newport Beach and will be henceforth out in the world and so worth the effort to see. RT is a scholar and a gentleman as well as a bloody good filmmaker, Burch is a complete goof and Ozzy Wright a madman, but all 3 are epic surfers. Definitely better than me, probably better than you. Check this out.
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Since we're just making the tour mech available (it arrived more or less at the end of the West Coast sojourn- thanks Fed Ex) here's shots from the central California portion of the tour. Thanks again to D. Parmenter & P. Trefz for their hospitality and to all those who came out to see the film. As mentioned, soundtrack vinyl and CDs are available, email us at info @ foamandfunction.com and we'll sort you out.....
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Alby Falzon's 1971 opus 'Morning Of The Earth' absolutely resonates for a certain sector of the surf culture (and the simple fact you're looking at this blog means you're probably part of that sector), it's a defining moment and to this day an inspiration. Full of absolutely iconic moments- MP's cutback- and a vision of what surf culture was (and could be) in gentler, more considered times it stands up to repeated viewings to this day. Integral to the film is the soundtrack, and we're absolutely stoked to be able to make it available in the US for the first time. As a quite brilliant bonus, the original soundtrack is packaged with the Reimagined version which is the original covered by contemporary acts including the Windy Hills, Bonnie Prince Billy, Tom Curren, The Goons Of Doom, Pond and Mick Turner amongst others. Epic. Available as limited double vinyl for $35, regular double CD for $15 or deluxe double CD packaged with a book of Alby's original images for $25. There's also copies of the movie in PAL format for $25. Simply email info @ foamandfunction.com to order or ask questions, and this can soon be on high rotate in your home or your car as you head to the beach, much as it is around here.