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Tuesday, October 19, 2010
weird scenes inside the goldmine
Boom town Western Australia! Perth. Countless job seekers continue to voyage across the deserts from the east coast cities of people, and from abroad, globally, like ants, moths to a mine pit, insects. Like a stream of bats they come for the fat fruits of a mineral and resources boom which has provided this alien town with sanctuary from an otherwise complete world economic recession. That this is the site of a shift in surfing consciousness is perhaps ironic. Never-the-less, a change has been represented here. A movement toward raw, unabated, individualised surfing; separate from the demands of any mode. Total freedom, gauged not by proficiency, but pure, timeless joy, has been attained in the city of sprinklers; the desert town that brought us breakthrough rockers like the Scientists, the Hoodu Gurus, and Bonn Scott.
Posted by insectsurf at 1:01 PM