On the ferry to Seattle this morning, out of the mist pops Mt. Reineer like a more rough Mt. Fuji guarding the Bay. It’s Saturday, our third day in a row of shows (book reading with music from Nine Pound Shadow) and we’re feeling more in the groove than we have yet. The sun is […]
Talented writer, surfer, photographer, and climber Bruce Willey got close to the essence of Saltwater Buddha in his Monterey Herald Review that was published on Sunday. Waves of Enlightenment By Bruce Willey “Any self-respecting surfer who’s paddled out into the ocean’s fury and caught a wave knows that Zen and surfing are inseparable. It’s just […]
Just designed this tee-shirt for SanFranpsycho to raise money for the school we’re building in El Cuco, El Salvador. To get one, come to the Park Chalet fundraiser party this Thursday.
Yesterday I talked about how I’ve been talking a big game of facing fear. Then I admitted that I haven’t been facing my biggest fear — sharing the art that is most dear to me. I put out a very short poem and I appreciated the outpouring of support. It helps so much in sharing […]
My friend Daniel Porras is the founder of a visionary new site that I hope is a harbinger of where ecommerce, music, and media are all going. Planetwize.com is selling music from all over the world and a percentage of the proceeds go toward poverty relief and environmental causes like bringing solar energy to rural […]
Back in August, 1992, William Finnegan wrote a classic profile in The New Yorker about Ocean Beach and big-wave surfer “Doc” Renneker. In the piece, he teases Doc for being so obsessed with the subtleties of surfboards. Unlike Renneker, Finnegan says he thinks strapping a dinner-plate onto a wooden plank would work sufficiently in the […]