Glad that after writing this, I enjoyed the new movie. It paid enough homage to the original to earn its name/misnomer, depending on how you look at it. [Boingboing]
Update: Did all of this, except shaved moustache, didn’t see my dad, bought a house, learned to cook 4 new meals, read 10 books, learned scuba local, not in aust or maldives, and surfed 25 days, not 20.
1. Find a subject you care about
2. Do not ramble, though
3. Keep it simple
4. Have guts to cut
5. Sound like yourself
6. Say what you mean
7. Pity the readers
I just discovered by means of my and Lisa’s favorite secret yakitori joint in SF, a cool surf band called the Shi-Tones. Lisa accidentally asked the waitress, whose father is in the band, what the shit-tones were. Whatever, anyhow, listen to their rendition of Sleepwalk if you feel like falling asleep and dreaming of nice things. And here’s a link to their performance of Endless Summer’s soundtrack, live. [Archive.org]
Japan’s greatest swordsman, Miyamoto Musashi, killed one of his greatest opponents in a duel on an isolated island. His opponent wielded steel; He carved a wooden sword out of an oar on the way to the fight, which he used to crack his enemy’s skull.