Los Gringos – Surf, Soul, Tacos and Lowriders.

Posted by on Jan 8, 2018 in Industry News, Music, New Products, News, Spinksy's Blog | 0 comments

      LOS GRINGOS – The True Story It all started with the opening of Mexican Micks in Byron Bay in 1970 when we decided this was a good lurk to go surfing every day rather than picking bananas or working on the trawlers . The opening of El Gringo’s Mexican Restaurant Easter of 71 in Mooloolaba Queensland saw the beginning of Spanish Mexican ‘culture in the DNA of my modern cultural influences . Surf , music , hot rod’s and the role of 50’s n 60’s California, Texas and New Orleans was it. In New Orleans the Cuban met the French, the Native Indian, the Caribbean and fused with the black American musical genius to create new styles of incredible music doused in Blues Rumbas and Voodoo Vibes. In Texas cowboys fused blues, western swing, conjunto and Tex Mex Polkas into a spicy menu of Tacos Soul . Quentin Tarantino was made and surf music which was created by many of the great Mexican musicians in Hollywood soared again . PURCHASE – LOS GRINGOS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS  Hot Rods n Harley’s were turned into Lowriders and the Calimex of everyone from the Sandpipers to Ritchie Valens , Linda Ronstadt , Los Lobos and the Paladins led a whole new wave of music bursting out of movie sound tracks. After a trip to East LA and watching Ry Cooder with Paco Jiminez playing chicken skin music the dye was set and out of the then swamps of Mudjimba Queensland arose Leroy and the Lowriders dedicated to west coast car park watching and dual Valiant coupes parked out front . On the other side of the Ocean even further West than the great Hawaiian Islands where Monster Trucks cruised the beaches with Hawaiian music blaring out of boom boxes, Cesilio and Kapono were the kings of the Hawaiian Luau fusing the Pacific beat, there was a place of even more perfect waves bathed in similar layers of hot chilly spices and swaying rhythms’ . The Tarian Topeng or masked dance was now played in crisp clean barrels across thousands of coconut fringed islands. Om santi santi. Add to this a mix of Hippies, Surfers and Hotrodders previously hidden behind kampung walls they were now free to jam and surf and mix steel and art. Los Gringos was a part of the revolution of this new global culture. Playing in kampungs and warungs across the heartlands of Bali, Java, Singapore, Malaysia, India even Hong Kong……. Los Gringos brought the Rhythms of the Barrios to the peoples of the East. It was easy cause it was in their DNA too . PURCHASE – LOS GRINGOS T-SHIRTS AND CAPS  The Los Gringos collaboration still hasn’t stopped. We are still developing this music, food, hot rigs and surfing whilst the rest of the world sits there confused by false ideologies, the digital explosion,...

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Dan Thompson on Stu Kennedy’s Sci-Phi

Posted by on Mar 20, 2016 in New Products, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing, Surfing News, Tracks Mag, Videos, WSL | 0 comments

    Stuart Kennedy blitzed his way through the Quiksilver Pro riding a Slater Designs, SCI-PHI TOMO model. Daniel ‘Tomo’ Thompson is the design brain behind the spacey design with the double bat tail and the quadruple concave. In this clip Dan talks about the board’s defining features and explains why Stuey was able to make the jump to light speed on the SCI-PHI.   Source Via    Share this: Like...

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Dummy Mount – Just In Time For Xmas

Posted by on Nov 14, 2015 in Industry News, New Products, Product, Spinksy's Blog, Surfing | 0 comments

    New Dummy Mount Go Pro Mouth Mount – Perfect for Surfing, Bodyboarding, SUP, Snowboarding & More!  The Dummy Mount is the one of the safest, best GoPro® mouth mount for sale now! The Dummy Mount has a flowing airway straight through the mouth mount that allows you to breathe easy while your GoPro® captures everything your eyes can see! Anywhere you look your GoPro® is going to get the perfect shot! Not to mention being able to change modes easily on the fly and take epic photos and videos of yourself and friends! The Dummy Mount is the original, simple, mouth mount to comfortably hold your GoPro between your teeth! The Mouth Piece is made of soft silicone that is safe and comfortable to bite down on. Your GoPro® camera will sit tight to your chin with the Dummy Mount mouth mount and Dummy Float connected to the housing. You will be able to capture the best views POV and easily transfer the camera to hand held style shooting if you like! COMPATIBLE GOPRO® PRODUCTS: GoPro® HERO, HERO2, HERO3, HERO3+ (White, Black, and Silver Editions), Hero 4 cameras USES: The Dummy Mount Mouth Mount is an essential piece of equipment for your GoPro®. Capture the best POV images and videos with the mouth mount. Great to have if you are gathering footage for surfing, bodyboarding, hiking, kayaking, rock climbing, skateboarding, SUP, wakeboarding and anything else you can think of.           Share this: Like...

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Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks…

Posted by on Aug 1, 2015 in Music, New Products, Product, Spinksy's Blog | 0 comments

  In the summer of 1977 the UK was gripped with unprecedented patriotic fervour, with street parties being held up and down the country in celebration of the Queen’s 25th anniversary rule (her Silver Jubilee). Into this pandemic outpouring of joy, this euphoric coming together of the nation, stepped a man with green hair, rotten teeth and an “I hate Pink Floyd” t-shirt; who promptly gobbed on the home-made cakes, pissed in the lemonade shandies and tore the flags of his benevolent ruler into tiny little pieces. In one sense Johnny Rotten was the typical teenager, with his desperate desire to shock, such as the gleeful stressing of “c*nt” in Pretty Vacant and the gratuitous swearing in Bodies. Except that most teenagers are obsessed one way or another with sex, whereas Rotten seems strangely asexual. He doesn’t write about love and relationships. In fact he even had a massive hit with a song saying exactly that (This is Not A Love Song – Public Image Ltd). Buy SEX PISTOLS ‘Never Mind The Bollocks’ ON VINYL His sneering take on the national anthem (“God Save The Queen and her facist regime”) was considered so subversive, the BBC had to rig the charts (really!) to keep it off the no.1 spot. The Sex Pistols had already caused pandemonium with their debut single Anarchy in the UK, causing questions to be asked in Parliament and the national newspapers. The furore forced EMI and then A&M to dismiss them from their recording contract and the BBC to ban them from the airwaves. A record shop that sold the single was prosecuted for indecency. Listening to the record now, it is surprisingly good. Despite what you may have heard, they sure can play. Steve Jones guitar evokes Johnny Thunders of the New York Dolls. Paul Cook’s drumming keeps everything tight. Matlock’s songwriting has plenty enough melodies. With the exception ofSub-mission, the songs are played at two paces: fast and even faster, recalling the Ramones. But it is the iconoclastic Johnny Rotten who single-handedly spawns the UK punk movement; his lyrics spewing all forms of bile and vitriol, dripping with confrontation and screaming defiance. Before the Sex Pistols, there was heavy metal, rock operas, glam rock and prog rock: all various forms of musical escapism. Yet thirty years after World War II, the country still writhed not just in economic disorder but social disarray, with unresolved issues such as mass immigration, welfare dependency, terrorism and cold war paranoia. Johnny Rotten returns us to earth with a bump, espousing a basic humanist philosophy, an articulate and eloquent diatribe on a post war dream gone wrong: “You won’t find me working 9 to 5. It’s too much fun being alive. I’m using my feet for my human machine. You won’t find me living for the screen. Are you lonely? All your needs catered? You got your brains...

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