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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andy-mac Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 4:27pm
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Just read that.

RIP Davo. Too young to go. Especially in that manner.

RIP, very sad indeed....

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 5:10pm

Very sad. And please stop this behaviour all those who do it. Little bro survived similar, it messed him up for months.

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velocityjohnno Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 5:13pm

And for Kalani, RIP, it look like he lived large for the time he was given.

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tylerdurden Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 at 7:40pm

That’s really sad news. No doubt he had his issues (quite big ones at that) but he didn’t have the worlds easiest upbringing and was freakishly talented in the surf.
The only time I was in the water with him was 96 at Warriewood and he was popping some massive airs in the shorey on an okayish day.
Incredible to see in the flesh

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Wilhelm Scream Wednesday, 5 Oct 2022 at 2:02pm
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truebluebasher Sunday, 30 Oct 2022 at 2:42am

Vale Jerry Lee Lewis
Interesting that Several early 60's Brits > 80/90's US Punk shared a passion for Jerry Lee Lewis
Being a swellnet hodad...better step up here...no pressure!
Yes! tbb did actually grow up in a house with Jerry Lee Lewis records & played them.
Yep! tbb still has 1957 Great Balls of Fire / Whole Lotta Shakin' (SUN-Single)

Gonna spin some under the radar instrumentals that span a few years & both are equally excellent.
Jerry sure can play the piano in an unusually lively way!

1959/60 "Lewis Workout" > tight sharp rock solid build ups & fade + all get a workout...sweet!
Gets better with each listen...there's a lot of changes goin' on here & the urgent structure keeps it modern.

1973 "Early Morning Rain" London Outtake...keep with this one...killer scales on the keys & bass.
tbb can share this tune exhibits the real loose Mississippi Bass Sound of the Day that adds wild cred!
Note: If you think it sounds like a ride on a Freight Train in the Rain...(Correct) That's what it is!

1958 Breathless (1983 Punks X > This their 2013 Live R&R Dedication with Blondie's Debbie Harry)

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stunet Monday, 31 Oct 2022 at 9:26am

A good read on the Killer here, TBB

Fascinating life. Wouldn't swap it for a million bucks.

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blackers Monday, 31 Oct 2022 at 6:08pm

That was a great read Stu. Wild life, lived to the fullest.

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thermalben Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022 at 4:44am

Vale DH Peligro. An integral part of my early drumming years included a lot of DK.

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goofyfoot Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022 at 9:47am
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A good read on the Killer here, TBB

Fascinating life. Wouldn't swap it for a million bucks.

Sounds like a real stand up guy

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Wilhelm Scream Tuesday, 1 Nov 2022 at 7:45pm

D.H. PELIGRO: 1959-2022

"Wow. I sure wasn’t expecting this.
I feel like I’ve been hit by a train.

Despite all he’d done to his mind and body, I never thought we would lose him first. He was not just our powerful unforgettable drummer. He was a gifted singer, songwriter, guitarist and so much more.
Even behind the drum kit, he had presence. All animal instinct, he never played anything quite the same way twice. He was a born showman.

Clear back in ‘79, I got a hot tip on a new Clash-inspired Punk band called SSI playing at the Deaf Club. As great as those guys played, it was the drummer that stole the show. A free spirited African American force of nature (The Punk scene is always too white), with this shit eating grin, a bandana on his head, and two kick drums (!) singing his ass off to “Keep a Knockin”, even sounding like Little Richard, as they closed the show.

Then they disappeared.

In 1981 we needed a new drummer. Somehow Ray found that guy from SSI. Or maybe Darren found him, I was never sure. From the first song, he was solid. Good kick and snare instinct, to make the songs go.

At the second audition, he was the one who’d done his homework, so hands down he was in. Ray said he’d learned “In-Sight” from hearing it once in his car on the radio.

Now we had more fire and feel than ever before, and the rest is history. He made the whole band 10 years younger, including all the damn carousing and pranks. Throwing food at passengers all over the plane on the way to Australia, until the pilot came back and threatened to arrest him.
In Rome, he and I pulled on all these cables outside the window of a music label office, not realizing we were yanking all these peoples’ TVs off their balconies, and out of their living rooms. We laughed about a lot of stuff the other guys didn’t. We had our own unique bond.

Friends who saw DH with the Chili Peppers at the Hollywood Bowl said he looked so happy up there. He looked so proud. But it was not to be.

When he finally hit bottom, he went clear back to St. Louis to clean up. I was the one who flew out to see him when he got out of rehab. Another friend came down from Chicago, and blew our minds with our first 90 minute baptism of Wesley Willis!

A year or two later, I was in Chicago working on Lard, and Wesley came over. I called DH, and put Wes on the phone, not telling Darren who he was. When talk shifted to the dangers of high fructose corn syrup, I knew he knew. When I got the phone back, he was laughing his ass off.

When he came north to visit, he’d stay with me; and we grew closer and deeper than ever before. The other guys begged off, and didn’t want to see him. I thought we would truly be brothers for life.

He put together his own band, called Peligro of course, with him on guitar and vocals, using a lot of the songs from his 80’s Punk power trio, the Hellations. Their Alternative Tentacles debut is by far the best solo album by any of the ex-DKs. Like “Fresh Fruit..” gone Bad Brains, in the best possible way. He had now spread his wings as a full fledged leader and songwriter. But more was not to be.

I still think they could have become so much more when they regrouped, than a 20+ year tribute band. They could have gotten a new drummer, Jon Lieb, maybe; and made DH the new frontman, on vocals, second guitar, spice up his songs, and more. Aim high and do it right, with a new name, new sound, and a whole new identity. Like the class way Bauhaus morphed into Love and Rockets, post Peter Murphy.

That could have been such a good band.
Damn. I get goose bumps just thinking about it...

So I hope Peligro is up there somewhere, getting his headbutts from Wesley at last. Forever free from any hellrides from high fructose corn syrup.

With much love and respect,
Jello Biafra"

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lostdoggy Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 at 1:17pm

RIP Kym Thompson of watercooled surfboards.

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stunet Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 at 1:39pm
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RIP Kym Thompson of watercooled surfboards.

And the Cobra Factory. Fella went big.

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adam12 Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 at 1:51pm

Wow, sad to hear Kym died. My first custom board was one of Kyms. He was so good to me, little grom with a fistful of dollars asking 'how much for one like that one?', really took time to talk to me and make sure I was getting the right board. A real gentleman. Big loss.

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GuySmiley Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 at 2:21pm

Kym Thompson shaping royalty.

His Watercooled factory figures prominently is the Shapers' Tree of past and present great Torquay/Victorian shapers (I can't find the tree on the web but from memory it includes the best) - Stu??

Rode many of Kym's boards always great, when his Torquay business went to custard I moved onto Michael Anthony designs.

A very sad day and an end of an era. Rest In Peace. The best.

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icandig Wednesday, 2 Nov 2022 at 2:44pm
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Wow, sad to hear Kym died. My first custom board was one of Kyms. He was so good to me, little grom with a fistful of dollars asking 'how much for one like that one?', really took time to talk to me and make sure I was getting the right board. A real gentleman. Big loss.

Also my first custom (not counting the disaster I tried to shape myself) He was very patient as I clearly had no clue. I was more interested in the number of fins - my first thruster - and the spray job which was a sick checker patterned red railed masterpiece. Strange, when I picture it and still get that excited feeling in my guts. R.I.P. Kim.

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Wilhelm Scream Monday, 7 Nov 2022 at 2:49pm

Requiescat.

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Supafreak Sunday, 13 Nov 2022 at 5:15pm

https://www.adventure-journal.com/2022/11/art-brewer-surfings-larger-tha... Art Brewer, Surfing’s Larger Than Life Genius Photographer, Dead at 71

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udo Sunday, 13 Nov 2022 at 5:18pm

RIP
Art Brewer
Keith Levene

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AndyM Monday, 14 Nov 2022 at 10:36am

How is it that I didn't recognise the name Keith Levene??

Founding member of The Clash and also Public Image Ltd.

Legend.

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nickca Monday, 14 Nov 2022 at 5:26pm
GuySmiley wrote:

Kym Thompson shaping royalty.

His Watercooled factory figures prominently is the Shapers' Tree of past and present great Torquay/Victorian shapers (I can't find the tree on the web but from memory it includes the best) - Stu??

Rode many of Kym's boards always great, when his Torquay business went to custard I moved onto Michael Anthony designs.

A very sad day and an end of an era. Rest In Peace. The best.

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nickca Monday, 14 Nov 2022 at 5:26pm
GuySmiley wrote:

Kym Thompson shaping royalty.

His Watercooled factory figures prominently is the Shapers' Tree of past and present great Torquay/Victorian shapers (I can't find the tree on the web but from memory it includes the best) - Stu??

Rode many of Kym's boards always great, when his Torquay business went to custard I moved onto Michael Anthony designs.

A very sad day and an end of an era. Rest In Peace. The best.

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nickca Monday, 14 Nov 2022 at 5:33pm
nickca wrote:
GuySmiley wrote:

Kym Thompson shaping royalty.

His Watercooled factory figures prominently is the Shapers' Tree of past and present great Torquay/Victorian shapers (I can't find the tree on the web but from memory it includes the best) - Stu??

Rode many of Kym's boards always great, when his Torquay business went to custard I moved onto Michael Anthony designs.

A very sad day and an end of an era. Rest In Peace. The best.

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AlfredWallace Monday, 14 Nov 2022 at 5:51pm
nickca wrote:
nickca wrote:
GuySmiley wrote:

Kym Thompson shaping royalty.

His Watercooled factory figures prominently is the Shapers' Tree of past and present great Torquay/Victorian shapers (I can't find the tree on the web but from memory it includes the best) - Stu??

Rode many of Kym's boards always great, when his Torquay business went to custard I moved onto Michael Anthony designs.

A very sad day and an end of an era. Rest In Peace. The best.

R.I.P. Kym
My very first board in 1978 was a Kym Thompson single fin, I remember it like yesterday, a beautiful translucent green fin in its box with a straight grooved stainless steel screw. Beautiful white board with the WaterCooled logo just north of centre and with continuous green lines along the rails. I paid $65 for it at the time which was mega bucks. Why don’t i have it anymore, can’t believe i sold it, possibly to buy a HT Holden surf wagon. What i do remember is the beautiful craftsmanship. Boards made well back then.

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nickca Tuesday, 15 Nov 2022 at 5:40pm

Water Cooled shapers included (I think!). Maurice Cole, Greg Brown ,Michael Anthony as well as Kym Thompson. Maybe others too.

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suchas Thursday, 24 Nov 2022 at 11:35am

Now rockin in the big sky above- RIP Wilko Johnson

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Supafreak Thursday, 1 Dec 2022 at 8:32am