Vale...and thanks! “When the moon is shining the cripple becomes hungry for a walk” ― Chinua Achebe, Things Fall Apart

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Shatner'sBassoon started the topic in Friday, 1 Apr 2016 at 12:18pm

And it's goodnight from him...

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udo Friday, 4 Jun 2021 at 3:21pm

MP decal on the deck and Aragorn on the bottom..

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megzee Friday, 4 Jun 2021 at 3:39pm

Well there ya go.....my 62 year old grommet memory hasn't let me down....
Another side note......I saw MP quick steppin it across the park next to Cooly clubbies later that arvo, heading towards the groin as Kirra was seriously going off.......

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crg Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021 at 7:21am

RIP Greg Noll. Big wave legends don’t come much bigger...

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Supafreak Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021 at 9:37am

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. R.I.P Legend

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simba Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021 at 9:33am

wow another one gone.....RIP legend

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evosurfer Tuesday, 29 Jun 2021 at 10:14am

Had the pleasure of meeting Greg Noll at a ceremony a few years ago at
Cronulla point he was a huge happy friendly relaxed humble guy and made
you feel special even though he was a pioneering surfing icon. He had a
massive aura about him no doubt he was a bit of a larrikin as a lad because
his stories of what the word legends was designed for. Nothing but admiration
and respect from me. What a life what a man absolute pioneer surfing god.
RIP big fella

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truebluebasher Saturday, 10 Jul 2021 at 6:53pm

RIP Jonathan Coleman...
TV funny man also had sound pop sensibility & sharp wit.

1981 You are what you eat...is new wave special

1984 Wide Boy Youth ~ Busy Bleeding is product of the gear change to Ska / Dub era...
The song is not a put on as Jono was very comfortable with Ska sound...
tbb recalls edgy track had peculiar alt cred back in the day & it stands the test of time...nice one Jono!

Jono signs off!

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zenagain Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 at 1:28am

Well done TBB but to dig up cherished memories- I used to race home from school to catch Simon Townsends WW and hopefully Sheridan Jobbins was doing a segment with her natural beauty, phenomenal rack and if lucuy, on the day, she was smuggling raisins.

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zenagain Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 at 1:30am

Mmmm...

Chest puppies with little pink noses.

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zenagain Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 at 1:32am

PS- God rest Jono's little chubby soul.

The world needs more funny men.

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zenagain Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 at 1:33am

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udo Friday, 23 Jul 2021 at 10:01am

John Cornell
Thanks for the laughs Strop
R.I.P.

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zenagain Friday, 23 Jul 2021 at 10:27am

Wow, that's sad news.

RIP indeed and I echo the sentiments above- thanks for the laughs.

The world needs more laughter.

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H2O Thursday, 29 Jul 2021 at 8:21am

Vale Dusty Hill, ZZ Top bass player now home on the range.

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Blowin Sunday, 1 Aug 2021 at 2:57pm

Vale to my trusted companions slash perennial footwear - the things I got in South Sumatra for one dollar. They lasted about 21 months before they shuffled off this mortal coil and went to the big thong covered beach in the sky.

They will be a much missed compliment to my own existence. Our time together worked out to have cost me about 0.16 cents per day , a little over a cent per week. Threw themselves down to protect me from everything between summer bindis through to frosty winter grass.

RIP Indo thongs…..travel well old friends.

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megzee Sunday, 1 Aug 2021 at 3:03pm

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Condolences Blowin.....Ti's this the beach you speak of?

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Blowin Sunday, 1 Aug 2021 at 3:11pm

They deserve nothing less.

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truebluebasher Sunday, 1 Aug 2021 at 7:02pm

Cheers udo & zenagain...continues...

Strop mans up to win the Girl & wins over the fans.
Lifesavers..."Nuthin' like it...Carvin' thru the Surf... feelin' the Waves smackin' yer Mo."
Vid is a bit wonky but its Oz gold medal comedy! Strop's 5 mins of fame...nails it!

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Salute to a deadset legend, our beloved Aussie Lifesaver Strop...{RIP}

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Hutchy 19 Saturday, 7 Aug 2021 at 7:35pm

Strop was also a legend in Byron Bay . One of my best friends wife works for Delvine his wife . I know of many things that they both have done for their local community over decades . Most done without the community knowing .

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zenagain Saturday, 7 Aug 2021 at 9:21pm

Thanks for putting that up TB.

A sad loss.

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views from the ... Sunday, 8 Aug 2021 at 9:58am

I hit the States in 88.
Crocodile Dundee was my golden ticket across that country!
Thanks Strop.
RIP

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stunet Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021 at 3:13pm

"He's done a hamstring. Never mind, mate."

Vale Ernie Sigley. Host during one of Australia's golden tele moments...

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adam12 Wednesday, 18 Aug 2021 at 3:18pm

Yes Stu, a classic. Up there with Sandy Roberts introducing 'Lorraine Cock.'

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philosurphizing... Sunday, 22 Aug 2021 at 11:45am

Vale Sean Lock
Loved his cameo in the TV series Ideal.

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blackers Sunday, 22 Aug 2021 at 5:26pm

He was a very funny man. 8 out 10 cats is a favourite in our house.

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seaslug Monday, 23 Aug 2021 at 9:01am

Been watching it for years, one of my favourite shows and Rachel Riley is just such a smoking hottie

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seaslug Monday, 23 Aug 2021 at 9:07am

and refreshingly free of any PC or wokeness

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philosurphizing... Monday, 23 Aug 2021 at 1:19pm

Joe Wilkinsons poem was a classic.

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seaslug Monday, 23 Aug 2021 at 3:46pm

Bloody ripper, its such a good show

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Rusty Forest Monday, 23 Aug 2021 at 4:13pm

I cried with laughter the first time, now i was like mutley, trying to breath... thanks for that post.

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blackers Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 9:59am

Vale Charlie Watts. The amusing counterpoint to Mick and Keef’s excesses.

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 8:21pm

Top sendoff blackers that sure is signature Charlie & Stones sound at it's best.

'Under my Thumb' is a supercool infectious off beat .

'19th Nervous Breakdown' is a Hot Mess Mod dance beat.

swellnet Drum Circle Salutes Charlie {RIP}
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goofyfoot Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 8:47pm

Epic song blackers, my favourite stones track

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truebluebasher Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 9:14pm

Strange how Stones just sent off mentor Don Everly.
{rip} Don Everly...this track is the Bro's flip Alt Sound.
1983 Bird Dog... Yep! That's how ya reboot yer classic into the Hall of Fame!
Tip: Play this on Full Screen-hit loop...larger than life quality live Vid...
Buzzcock like Bass player / Show tune Keys are off the charts!

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Roker Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 9:15pm

Charlie Watts ‘All Down The Line’ from Shine A Light. Expression at the end is priceless.

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blackers Wednesday, 25 Aug 2021 at 9:25pm

Good work TBB, 19th Nervous Breakdown and the Everly Brothers.

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arcadia Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 8:03am

RIP Lee Scratch Perry

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stunet Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 9:18am

Wow. Not surprised to hear he's passed, very surprised he made it to 85.

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san Guine Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 9:21am

LSP...one of a kind. Saw him in the UK a couple of years ago, always marching to the beat of his own drum.
Vale.

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scott_scott Monday, 30 Aug 2021 at 11:25am

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san Guine Wednesday, 8 Sep 2021 at 8:26am

In a TV series full of remarkably complex characters, one of the best.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/07/shotgun-briefcase-o...

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In a TV series full of remarkably complex characters, one of the best.

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/sep/07/shotgun-briefcase-o...

Sad but fascinating listening to Michael K Williams being interviewed on 'Fresh Air'. Sounds like a very humble dude who could never quite get past some bad stuff that happened to him when he was young.

Both funny and enlightening listening to him explain how he never at all resembled the street wise gangsters he played - and what he had to put in of himself to make them believable. And the different experiences he had in 'killing' - within himself - the characters of Omar Little and Chalky White.

As Clay Davis would put it - shiiiiiiiiiiiit.

https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1035088933

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udo Thursday, 23 Sep 2021 at 11:13pm
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truebluebasher Sunday, 31 Oct 2021 at 11:10pm

Qldurrz return send off to the Vic immortal.
One of the family ...Bert really knew how to fire up a crowd...
tbb will salute Bert's Police State Punk period ... absolutely riotous!
Bert's TV Comeback Special... "I might be the warm up for the In Memoriams!"
OMG! Classic teaser!
2018 Goldie Logies Punk Presenter Bert goes off script :
"Graham nurtured young talent & enjoyed giving young people a chance on television, he mentored a lot of young people...you knew if you went to his dressing room and it was locked, he'd be inside doing some mentoring!"
"Don Lane was a Mentor too, he did a helluva lot of Mentoring !"

Bert's swansong - wiped the floor & had them begging for more!
Best Review : "Thought this was the end of Television as we know it...Oh please be so!"
Me Too : "Didn't resonate well!"

[ Standard Comedic Goldie Trash ] Crowd were so pissed they laughed their tits off!
Rest of the country died laughing as well...when Oz sobered up...'Hey! How can Bert say shit like that!'

Gromz be like: "Why are all our boomerz so fucked up!"
Parent : "Shh! Just be thankful that we can still laugh at our sad selves before they ban that too!"
Grom : "Too late, think they just did!"
Parent : "Shh! That's not Funny!"
Grom : "Like...durr!"

Household name gets last laugh & awarded a State Funeral then hoisted high as the Face in the Moon.

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Tom Morey, the original Boog

His job as an aircraft engineer gave him access to cutting-edge lightweight components and aerodynamic design concepts, but Tom Morey was more interested in applying his knowledge at sea level. He quit and opened a surfing shop and equipment company, experimenting with size, shape and materials to produce innovations such as interchangeable fins. A cardboard surfboard — made of corrugated paper waterproofed with resin — did not catch on. Then, while surfing near Los Angeles in 1969, Morey saw a child riding the waves on a short board made with foam logs. The homemade contraption was unrefined but he felt the concept had potential.

Morey moved to Hawaii and continued tinkering while working as a drummer in a jazz band. In 1971 he cut a nine-foot piece of polyethylene packing foam in half and sealed the slab with pages from the Honolulu Advertiser while he shaped it with a hot iron and a carving knife. This imprinted the board with the day’s news. More importantly, it was short, with a square tail and gently-rounded nose, and weighed only about three pounds, making it easy and fun to use for beginners.

“I could actually feel the wave through the board. On a surfboard, you’re not feeling the nuance of the wave, but with my creation, I could feel everything,” he recalled. “It turns, it’s durable, it can be made cheaply, it’s lightweight . . . God, this could be a really big thing.”

It was. Drawing from his love of music, the name Morey Boogie came to him when he was seeking inspiration. He started making Boogie Boards in his back garden and they proved such a hit that he signed a manufacturing deal with a Californian company.

To the horror of surf snobs who preferred the ocean uncrowded, his creation popularised bodyboarding, or surfing while lying prone or kneeling. In the late Seventies, with more than 1,500 purchased each week, he sold the Boogie Board rights to a firm in San Francisco. They were later acquired by Wham-O, a toy company known for Frisbees and hula hoops. The deal did not lead to lifelong wealth and in his last years his family and friends launched a fundraising appeal to pay for treatment to restore his sight after illness robbed him of almost all of his vision.
Morey was not motivated by money. In the early Seventies he joined the Baha’i faith, a religion founded in the 19th century that teaches “oneness”, a theory of unity. “The ocean is an organ of a whole being, and it tells you what’s going on. By surfing on the Boogie Board, you are communing with the rhythms of nature,” he told Sports Illustrated.

Descended from the car-making Dodge brothers, Thomas Hugh Morey was born in Detroit in 1935 and grew up near Los Angeles in Laguna Beach, where his father, Howard, was an estate agent. His mother, Grace (née Matteson), was a housewife.
Morey was a gifted surfer and talented musician who played the ukulele and guitar as well as the drums and once shared a stage with Dizzy Gillespie. He studied music at the University of Southern California but changed his degree subject to mathematics. He graduated in 1957 and worked for the Douglas Aircraft Company before succumbing to the lure of the sea. To promote his boards he organised the first professional surfing contest with cash prizes, the Invitational Nose Riding Championships, in San Diego in 1965.

A marriage to Jolly Givens in the late Fifties ended in divorce in 1970. He remarried, to Marchia Nichols, who survives him along with their sons, Sol, a surfboard shaper, Moon, an electrician and photographer, Sky, a software architect, and Matteson, who works in the film industry, and a daughter from his first marriage, Melinda, an artist and yoga teacher. Another daughter from his first marriage, Michelle, died in 2003.

The California Surf Museum described Morey as the Benjamin Franklin of the surfing world for his creativity and versatility. Ideas churned like swells in his busy mind. Among them were a travel-friendly surfboard that could fit in a suitcase, a “surforium” theme park, a folding paper hat, a superior American football, a new universal language and number system, three-player chess and a circular book.

He returned to aircraft engineering with Boeing in Seattle in 1985, moving back to California to promote a new surfboard named the Swizzle about 15 years later.

His quest to make the perfect board continued. In his mid-sixties, hair as silver as a moonlit wave, he went to the beach almost every day, saying in an interview: “Life’s a waste of time, and surfing’s a great way to waste it.”

Tom Morey, inventor of the Boogie Board, was born on August 15, 1935. He died of complications from a stroke on October 14, 2021, aged 86

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Constance B Gibson Wednesday, 10 Nov 2021 at 12:18pm

Good read, Up North.

And vale Dean Stockwell. Sweet dreams!