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May 12, 2012
Clouds in my head.
After a long night in the west and a very drowsy sleep on the flying tin can back home, my daughter and I braved the local shopping mall in an attempt to get something special for Mother’s day. It’s not the easiest thing buying gift’s. Especially when your that washed out and tired from a lack of sleep that you forget your wallet. We ended up getting it all sorted and heading home for another amazing sunset off the deck. Home made cards and breakfast in bed is in the books for the early hours of mothers day, followed by a family outing somewhere the kids can enjoy.
Andy Wigan works in the same offices where my dingy little studio is situated. He is Managing Editor of what is to become Australia’s premier motocross magazine, Transmoto. We have been working together a little lately as my new film company was involved in a project that Transmoto had collaborated on with JDR Motorsports. The project spanned a few different mediums and has just recently run it’s course with the latest instalment of the magazine.
I met Andy whilst he was working at Emap or Mason Stewart Publishing, one of the two, some 18 years ago. I had always wanted to get involved in shooting more bike action as it seemed like a very dynamic sport with endless lighting situations and set ups. I never really got around to any of it until recently and it’s been great. Working with Andy has been great, he’s always enthusiastic to get things happening, and he even ran one of my shots in the mag from a first attempt a few months back.
He spends a fair bit of time dedicated to making Transmoto what it is and it shows in the quality that he and his team (his dog included) are releasing every month. Hopefully I get more opportunities in the future to contribute to what he has created. Time will tell.
Its been a long while since I have hung out with Peanut. There was a time, many many moons ago that we would hang, skate, party, shoot and basically have a hell time, but those times faded as we grew up and drifted every which way but loose. We have always remained mates, although the times we saw each other were few.
We have recently collaborated on a music video of his conception and direction, (the pyro reference will be apparent upon its release) and had a chance to re-live the good old days, sans skateboards, camping out in a remote sand mine in country Australia. Stories were told, plans where hatched, and amongst the fire, smoke, beer and stew we found ourselves right back where we left off.
We got the chance to hang and skate again today and Peanut recounted a story from his move the night before where he threw a box of random stuff out, only to have a bad feeling, peel it all out from under the other rubbish and find a few sheets of old slides I had shot about 16 years earlier with him. Needless to say that the saving of a little piece of history, and the amazing autumn weather made for a great little shred at my local skate bowl.
A couple of days ago MCA passed away and it was saddening news that the music world, and the world in general had lost such a talented and dedicated human. I have been a fan of the B’Boys for many many years now and have had all the albums back on repeat ever since hearing the news.
One of my Son’s favourite songs is Intergalactic, and after hearing the news, I bought the film clip off iTunes and we rocked out in front of the TV. It has been on loop since, and anything that has any relevance to that clip, e.g. Robots, has a connection to the Beastie Boy’s for him. Hopefully he carries the enthusiasm with him throughout his life, and then the Beastie’s music will live on with him as well. I know that some songs bring back some amazing memories in my life, I hope that he can say the same later in his life.