December 18, 2011

Surf Madness

I'm kind of obsessed with the music on this surf film right now (first song is kind of so-so, but after that...). Very entertaining video, especially if you're even remotely interested in surfing (I'm not, but still found it quite enjoyable).

Favorite song/sequence (minus the Handsome Furs) runs from 17:40 to about 20 minutes.

(Sterling Spencer, by the way, is the cousin of one of my best friend's back in elementary school. Ryan–my friend back in the day–has "Additional Footage" and "Special Thanks" credits.)


Blogger Chase said...

Wow, it's taken me way too long to finally watch this video. But, now that I have, thanks for the share. I was mesmerized the whole time. I tried surfering the last time I went to the ocean here in Florida, though, it felt kind of silly as I've heard there's no point even trying unless you're on the West Coast (one of the few benefits of living on that side of the country perhaps).

Nice music, too.

Thanks again for sharing this.

December 18, 2011 at 10:29 PM 
Blogger Fr. Mark Perkins said...

Glad you liked it!

Sterling Spencer is actually a Florida surfer--from Pensacola. His dad, the late Yancy Spencer III, is known as the godfather of Gulf Coast surfing. While most people find West Coast surfing far superior, there's an argument that East/Gulf Coast surfing requires more finesse/expertise/etc.

December 19, 2011 at 1:50 AM 
Blogger K. Janke said...

Those are some able-bodied seamen.

Yeah so, is that a butterly in the frame around 18:15? I don't think I've ever seen a butterfly in a oceanic context before. Now that I think of it, I don't know why this seems strange, but there it is.

Also, it's funny, I have always, without fail, listened to the Handsome Furs while thinking about winter scenes. I associate them so closely with the deep dark north that it seems wildly out of place in a surfing film, but unjustly, perhaps.
It would be interesting to discuss associations with midweek mixes, it's a big part of listening to music, for me anyway.

December 20, 2011 at 6:12 PM 
Blogger Fr. Mark Perkins said...

I did not notice the butterfly. I'm really glad you did.

I generally agree on Handsome Furs, actually. But I really enjoy their place on this video. Repatriated is such an upbeat track.

December 21, 2011 at 2:36 AM 
Blogger chingbaby said...

Anyone know what the last song is? The one played during the closing credits.

January 10, 2012 at 3:33 PM 

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