JULY 06, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: PADANG PADANG, ULUWATU, NSSA, NORTH AMERICAN SURFERS, DUANE ALLMAN, SETH MONIZ, 100 WAVE CHALLENGE, THE HABITAT, INDO SWELL, FTR FILMS, KANDUI, NO KANDUI, SWELL OF THE CENTURY, ELLIOT LEBOW, MATT MEOLA, ALBEE LAYER, AMY GRANT, FOREIGNER RED ARMY, CLUB SANDWHICH, HOCKEY, WAYNE GRETSKY, RED CAMERA, PAUL SPEAKER, STUART VARNEY, KELIA MONIZ, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, SURF MOVIES, PETER TOWNSEND, PT, HUNTINGTON BEACH, HURLEY, BRETT SIMPSON, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, BEACH GRIT, CLOUDBREAK, TAVARUA, STRIDER WASILEWSKI, FIJI PRO, WSL, JBAY, WILDCARDS, DANE REYNOLDS, TEAHUPOO, JASON BAFFA, SURFER MAGAZINE, RED CAMERA, OWEN WRIGHT, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
SURF FILMS – ISN’T IT ALL JUST SO CLICHE?
DAVID AND I HAVE BEEN UNDERWHELMED SO FAR – WE LIKE THE JJF SHORT BY Eric Knutson ; I LIKE THE PARKER / CONNOR COFFIN SURFING IN IN RYAN PERRY’S SHORT BUT THE B-ROLL SHOTS SEEM FORCED. TAKE A LOOK AND YOU DECIDE. SURFERMAG.COM’S RED DIRECT PROJECT
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JUNE 23, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: FORBIDDEN TRIMM, SURF MOVIES, MEXICAN DRUG LORDS, CRYSTAL METH, DRUG SUP, SUP, INTERNATIONAL SURFING DAY, PETER TOWNSEND, PT, HUNTINGTON BEACH, GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, KELLY SLATER, A FELIPE TOLEDO, GABBY MEDINA, HURLEY, TIM STAMPS, BRETT SIMPSON, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, BEACH GRIT, CLOUDBREAK, TAVARUA, STRIDER WASILEWSKI, DAVE WASSEL, FIJI PRO, WSL, JBAY, WILDCARDS, DANE REYNOLDS, TEAHUPOO, ALEX KNOST, JASON BAFFA, TYLER HATZIKIAN, ERIK KNUTSEN, SURFER MAGAZINE, RED CAMERA, ITALO FERRIERE, KAI OTTEN, OWEN WRIGHT, JULIAN WILSON, HALEIWA, SUNSET BEACH, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
MUST SEE MOMENT DESERT POINT INDO
JUNE 09, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: KELLY SLATER, ALLMAN BROS BAND, DUANE ALLMAN, MUSSEL SHOALS, THE ROLLING STONES, BELLY UP TAVERN, MICK JAGGER, KEITH RICHARDS, RONNIE WOOD, ANDY IRONS, BRAZILIAN STORM, FELIPE TOLEDO, GABBY MEDINA, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, MATT BANTING, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, UK SURFERS, RECTUMS, SUPER BUGS, WAVE GARDEN, WAVE MACHINES, GOOGLE, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, STAB, BEACH GRIT, CLOUDBREAK, TAVARUA, RESTAURANTS, FIJI PRO, WSL, SOUTH PACIFIC LEG, GILLIGANS ISLAND, MARY ANN, GINGER, SKIPPER, MARTIN POTTER, JOE TURPEL, BLAIR MARLIN, DANE REYNOLDS, DRUNK PRO SURFERS, SALLY FITSGIBBONS, STEPHANIE GILMORE, CARISSA MOORE, BIANCA BUITENDUG, TEAHUPOO, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
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SARGE’S VIDEO SCRAPBOOK
Early 90s with Gerlach, Hoyo Herring, young Kelly Slater, Todd Prestage, Tony Ray, Poto, Barton Lynch, RCJ, surfing, partying, behind the scenes interviews, interesting board designs.
MAY 26, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: YOGA, OLD AGE, SURFING AND OLD AGE, REFUGIO STATE BEACH, OIL SPILL, EL NINO, STORMSURF, MARK SPONSLER, KELLY SLATER, JEFF CLARK, MAVERICKS, SUNNY GARCIA, BRAZILIAN STORM, RIO, FELIPE TOLEDO, JADSEN ANDRE, GABBY MEDINA, PETER MEL, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, BWWT, THE BOARDROOM SURFBOARD SHOW, THE BOARDROOM, TRADE SHOWS, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, MATT BANTING, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, STAB, BEACH GRIT, SEA STITCH, STITCH, KOLOHE ANDINO, CLOUDBREAK, TAVARUA, RESTAURANTS, FIJI PRO, WSL, SOUTH PACIFIC LEG, ROB MACHADO, LONG BEACH, TAYLOR KNOX, LUKE DAVIS, GREENBUSH, NOVA SCOTIA, HARBOR MASTER, KEN COLLINS AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
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RACE FACE: Stu Gibson’s drone footage of a precarious right-hander in New Zealand that peels above shallow boulders for 100-200 yards.
KOOK OF THE WEEK: Plains All American, the company who owns the pipeline which ruptured off of Santa Barbara. Potentially a ‘crime scene’.
As a crew prepared to excavate the pipe that had spilled hundreds of barrels of oil into the Pacific, Santa Barbara’s District Attorney Joyce Dudley was on the spot Monday, of a mind to consider it a “potential crime scene.” Her office has prosecuted multiple environment-related cases in the past, she said, and could possibly take on the Refugio spill, though she could not comment on the particulars. She’ll be meeting with federal prosecutors this week to discuss the possibilities.
MAY 12, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: CHILE, GHOST WAVE, CORTES BANK, CHRIS DIXON, MIKE PARSONS, RUSTY LONG, ENTROPY RESINS, BIO RESINS, TONY ROBERTS, SHAWN BARNEY BARRON, SANTA CRUZ, REEF MCINTOSH, JOSH POMER, THE WESTSIDERS, CHRIS MALLOY, THE FISHERMAN’S SON, RAMON NAVARRO, REY BANATAO, SUSTAINABLE SURF, KELLY SLATER, FIBERGLASS HAWAII, ECO-WARRIOR, JEFF CLARK, MAVERICKS, PAUL SPEAKER, JODI WILMOT, MARTY THOMAS, WSL HAWAII, RANDY RARICK, BRETT SIMPSON, PAT OCCONNELL, SUNNY GARCIA, MARK HEALEY, PUERTO ESCONDIDO, NAMING SPOTS, ROB KELLY, OUTER BANKS, BRAZIL, RIO, JADSEN ANDRE, GABBY MEDINA, PETER MEL, CHILE, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, BWWT, THE BOARDROOM SURFBOARD SHOW, THE BOARDROOM, TRADE SHOWS, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, ALEJO MUNIZ, JAY DAVIES, MATT BANTING, KELLY SLATER, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, PETER KING, KOLOHE ANDINO, NORTH AMERICAN SURFERS AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
APRIL 28, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: NEW GOPRO LIVE FEED CAM, RONNIE BLAKEY, SHACC, SURFING HERITAGE & CULTURE CENTER, DEBBIE BEACHEM, JERRICO POPPLER, JOYCE HOFFMAN, PETER MEL, BALTIMORE RIOTS, MOMS, CHILE, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, BWWT, GARY LINDEN, ALGAE BLANKS, VINTAGE SURFBOARD AUCTION, CALIFORNIA GOLD, PACIFIC SYSTEMS HOMES, SWASTIKA, THE BOARDROOM SURFBOARD SHOW, THE BOARDROOM, TRADE SHOWS, TWIGGY, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, MARGARET RIVER, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, NORTH POINT, THE BOX, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, WOMANS SURFING, ALEJO MUNIZ, JAY DAVIES, MATT BANTING, KELLY SLATER, ANTHONY TASHNICK, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, TYLER WRIGHT, JOEL PARKINSON, COMPETITIVE SURFING, FANTASY SURFER, PETER KING, ADRIAN BUCHAN, MICK FANNING, JACK ROBINSON, PETER KING, PETERSON ROSA, SHAWN BRILEY, SHEA LOPEZ, DEREK HYND, MARTIN POTTER, FREDDY PATACCHIA, CJ HOBGOOD, GABBY MEDINA, KOLOHE ANDINO, NORTH AMERICAN SURFERS AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
APRIL 14, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: RICARDO TOLEDO, PETER MEL, TWIGGY, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, MARGARET RIVER, DRUG AWARE EVENT, BIG WAVE WORLD TOUR, PUERTO ESCONDIDO, NORTH POINT, THE BOX, JOHN JOHN FLORENCE, CARISSA MOORE, STEPHANIE GILMORE, WOMANS SURFING, PIPELINE, ALEJO MUNIZ, JAY DAVIES, MATT BANTING, P-PASS, INSTAGRAM, KELLY SLATER, ANTHONY TASHNICK, KYLE BUTHMAN, GARRETT PARKES, STYLE, FINESSE, ADRIANO DE SOUZA, TYLER WRIGHT, JOEL PARKINSON, ALEX KNOST, CRAIG ANDERSON, RASTA, COMPETITIVE SURFING, JORDY SMITH, SHARK ATTACK, REUNION ISLAND, FANTASY SURFER, PETER KING, STAB MAG, KAI OTTEN, ADRIAN BUCHAN, JULIAN WILSON, DUSTY PAYNE, MICK FANNING, CHRIS CHRISTENSON AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
TRAVISHAMOCKERY: TITAN PETER MEL SHUT OUT OF TITANS OF MAVERICKS EVENT BY HOLLYWOOD CARTEL – CAN IT GET ANY WORSE?
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MARCH 31, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: TRAVISHAMOCKERY, THAI STICK, HUMAN HEAD, FRED COUPLES, DUBAI, LUTHIERS, PEPE ROMERO JR, ANDY POWERS, TAYLOR GUITARS, BELLS, GABBY MEDINA, TORQUAY, CLAW, NEIL RIDGEWAY, RIP CURL, WSL, PAUL SPEAKER, SILVINA LIMA, WIGGOLLY DANTES, BRAZILIANS, JOHANNA, WILKO, PARTYING, SURFLINE FORECAST, PARKO, FASTEST SLOWEST WAVE, FELIPE TOLEDO, FIREWIRE SURFBOARDS, KELLY SLATER, FANTASY SURFER, CARTEL MANAGEMENT, TITANS OF MAVERICKS, SURFING WITH PLAYMATES, ANDY MOONEY, DOUG PALADINI, VANS, MALDIVES, SHARK BUOY, CRIS BERTISH, SOUTH AFRICA, DUNGEONS, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
MARCH 17, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: WSL, PAUL SPEAKER, SNAPPER ROCKS, DURANBAH, JONATHON S. MARTIN, THE SHOOTING GALLERY, RKO PICTURES, LAWSUITS, MONICA LEWINSKY, F YOU, MICRO HALL, BELLS BEACH, DURANBAH, SILVINA LIMA, WIGGOLLY DANTES, MICK FANNING, NFL, NBA, STRIDER WASILEWSKY, RED BULL, PRIME TICKET, SANTA MONICA, BRAZILIANS, NEW SOUTH WALES, QUEENSLAND, ISA, PGA, HARLEY INGELBY, GILLETTE AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!
Who knew? THE WSL’s EVP is connected to the Monica Lewinsky scandal? No way that dude surfs.
SHOW NOTES ONLY – UNEDITED
A listener did a little research and sent this over to us…
Jonathon S. Marshall is a lawyer, and the EVP and General Counsel of the ASP/WSL. Paul Speaker’s right hand man.
A little online research revealed that Jonathon S. Marshall was COO & Gen. Counsel for RKO Pictures from 2001 -2006 ; where, as it turns out, beginning in 2003, Paul Speaker was the President of RKO Pictures and during Speakers tenure at RKO Pictures the company did very well.
Production and distribution grew ten fold. He was a success at RKO. They were both a success.
But the relationship between Paul Speaker and Jonathon Marshall goes back to 1998 where Speaker and Marshall were again teamed up with an independent entertainment company called The Shooting Gallery that produced such Academy Award-winning films as “Sling Blade” -1996 – and “You Can Count on Me, – 2000.
However during the time Speaker and Marshall were at The Shooting Gallery the company went spectacularly bust, because it (and I quote): “became more focused on the fast profits and expansion of new-media endeavors than good old-fashioned film-making. They had a radical philosophy change from being a tightly run, fiscally conservative company that watched every dime to turning around and trying to create a vast dotcom company. Linky Linky
In 2003 Jonathan Marshall was a defendant, along with a number of other defendants (but not including Speaker) from THE SHOOTING Gallery; sued by banks for misleading the banks by preparing and submitting a series of false and misleading financial information regarding among other things The Shooting Galleries solvency, collateralized assets, even its viability all of which portrayed The Shooting Gallery as a highly solvent and experiencing solid financial growth. They misrepresented and concealed information; To the tune of a 20 million dollar credit extension by the banks.
How’s this quote: “Not only were the defendant’s financial representations false but throughout the entire credit relationship TSG was either insolvent or in the vicinity of insolvency.”
Marshall and others were also sued in bankruptcy court in an attempt to recover 30 million dollars in losses by trustees of the The Shooting Gallery. Among other things the lawsuit claims that Marshall and the defendants simply headed to the exits failing to put the company in to bankruptcy, but also failing to preserve TSG books records, assets and on e took steps to prevent employees- who were fired en masse via email with out final paychecks, from damaging TSG property upending file cabinets, destroying or removing tsg computers and records – all of which substantially impaired the value of the Debtors estates.
All said and done a 2001 LA times article stated that the Shooting Gallery lost over $70million dollars. Shooting Gallery’s creditors lined up around the block. Forty-five have already sued Shooting Gallery, ranging from its bank and law firm to former employees, former film associates, landlords and leasing companies to the mother of Shooting Gallery executive C.J. Follini, who lent the company $500,000.
All of this simple online research is interesting in light of the work Stu Nettles did in his three part article the “ASP ; It’s On. But Who’s Watching.” Plus, the switch from YouTube to the new platform, conveniently hiding the numbers of people actually watching.
So we have Speaker and Marshall driving the WSL– both who had great success at RKO–but at least in Marshall’s case- he has allegedly been part of some alleged cooking of the books, cooking of information, and cooking of data to gain funding for a business.
Is Marshall baggage that the WSL doesn’t need? Or, is this simple business? Heck, people get sued all the time. Probably not the best situation as WSL courts potential sponsors, partners, etc. etc.
MAURICE COLE: ReverseVee, Gabby, Curren, Pro Surfing, DBah – Why Not?
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MARCH 12, 2015– THIS WEEK WE TALK: MAURICE COLE INTERVIEW SPECIAL EPISODE, GABBY MEDINA, F YOU, MICRO HALL, UMINNA, TOM CURREN, REVERSE VEE, MARTIN POTTER, OCCY, BELLS BEACH, DURANBAH, WHY THEY DIDN’T RUN THE SNAPPER EVENT AT DBAH, WINIKIPOP, FRANCE LE PISTE, QUIVERS, PRODUCING LIVE TV, WSL, AND OH SO MUCH MORE… GIVE A LISTEN!