Archive for category: Music

Surfing.Seshn.Com

20 Nov
November 20, 2013

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Seshn is an online community that began as a pretty tight group based around surfing on Linkedin. Brand Winnie, the founder of Seshn, later expanded his vision for Seshn to evolve into a larger platform for publishing and discovering unique content around things that interest you. Brand’s community emerged from Beta just last week. The new Seshn is simple, clean and well designed, showcasing a lot of interesting people and a ton of cool content they create. I’m stoked to be featured as a writer within surfing.seshn.com, where I’ve included some of my work for The Inertia and other pieces. Check ’em out at http://timhamby.seshn.com If you have a passion you want to share or explore, whether it is surfing, music, art, film making, fashion, writing, rock climbing, DIY, coding or anything else- just go to seshn.com and request an invite.

GoPro: Let Me Take You To The Mountain

12 Nov
November 12, 2013

Ones and Zeros – Jack Johnson

03 Nov
November 3, 2013

I’ve always been a fan of surfer/film maker/musician Jack Johnson. Not just his music, but his humble attitude, and the things he’s always stood for. A little over 12 years into his ever-progressing music career, it seems to me that Jack is really hitting his stride. My wife recently picked up his latest offering, From Here to Now (released in September, 2013), and all I can say is- Wow, if you haven’t already, go get this CD! Every track is superb and memorable- super catchy rhythyms and melodies and the kind of lyrics that allow you to have new “ah-ha” moments each time you listen to them.

Always talented and flashing many moments of brilliance over his career (six studio albums, one soundtrack, two live releases and a few EPs), I liken this most recent release to a surfer who has identified the sweet spot on their new board and is working it out in perfect conditions. It leaves you feeling good and creates a moment in time you’ll never forget. I think people will look back on this CD as something particularly special/pivotal for Jack’s career.

This is a live version of one of my favorite songs from the new CD, Ones and Zeros.

Sunshower (Live Acoustic): Chris Cornell

01 Aug
August 1, 2013

Here’s a beautiful live acoustic rendition of “Sunshower”- one of my favorite songs by one of the most gifted singer / songwriter / guitarists of my generation- Chris Cornell. I’ve never had the opportunity to see Chris, Soundgarden or Audioslave (his other bands) in concert, but hope to some time. This video was a treat to find. Recorded on June 16th, 2013 with high quality HD video and audio. Amazingly, just 375 views- doubt it will stay that way for long.

Dark as roses, fine as sand
Feel your healing and your sting again
I hear you laughing and my soul is saved
On forgotten graves you cry

Crawl like ivy up my spine
Through my nerves and into my eyes
Cuts like anguish
Or recollections of better days gone by

But its all right
When you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down
Oh its all right
When you find your way
Then you see it disappear
Oh its all right
Though your gardens gray
I know all your graces
Someday will flower
Oh in the sweet sunshower
Oh in the sweet sunshower
In the sweet sunshower

Eyes like oceans so far away
A feather trail to a better way
Worried mornings turn into days
Then into worried nights

But its all right
When you’re all in pain
And you feel the rain come down
Oh its all right
When you find your way
Then you see it disappear
Oh its all right
Though your gardens gray
I know all your graces
Someday will flower
Oh in the sweet sunshower
Oh in the sweet sunshower
In the sweet sunshower

I know all your graces
Someday will flower
In the sweet sunshower
And its all right
All you’ll be you are today
Are today
Its all right
All you’ll be you are today
Are today………

More Beach Weeks Results News

07 Jul
July 7, 2013

8/6/2013 Update on Beach Weeks... I was informed today by my former Operations Manager that Southeast Volusia County’s bed-tax collections for the month of June, 2013- the primary month that Beach Weeks took place – was $158,000 – the highest amount for this traditionally slow month in a decade (since the 2003 fiscal year!) GREAT results that should ensure the future of “Beach Weeks” for a long time to come, and a rewarding acknowledgement for a lot of hard work! Big shoutouts to my former SVAA Team Members including the Board of Directors, who trusted me enough to approve my recommended funding for this concept;  Frank DeMarchi of Black Crow Productions, who spearheaded production and without whom it would never  have occurred; Former Chairman of the SVAA Board, David Kosmas, who challenged me to make it happen this year, despite a short timetable; Liz Yancey, who helped steer some of the events/production and Elizabeth Gifford, who helped drive planning, budgeting and marketing from beginning to end. Thanks also to Sherry Hendershot, Myriah Chandler and Bobbie Clemente for all of their administrative and design work that went into this, and to Doug Garrison and Ed Bondi for their initial branding concepts! May Beach Weeks become a “can’t miss” annual event for Southeast Volusia County for years to come!


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Beach Weeks Part 3: Encore!

02 Jul
July 2, 2013

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Beach Weeks Part 2: The Results…

30 Jun
June 30, 2013

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Beach Weeks Part 1: The Idea…

30 Jun
June 30, 2013

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Setting the Bar High… Kind Words!

30 Jun
June 30, 2013

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Romain Cloitre-Bali Holiday

15 Jun
June 15, 2013

Romain Cloitre-Bali Holidays from romain cloitre on Vimeo. {EAV:db883cc94c39f5f8}

Kendall, Kaelyn & Mac Powell from Third Day

22 Apr
April 22, 2013

Kendall, Kaelyn & Mac Powell from Third Day

Kaelyn & Colton Dixon (American Idol)

17 Apr
April 17, 2013

Kaelyn & Colton Dixon (American Idol)

Good Times Comin’ in NSB!

25 Mar
March 25, 2013

Good Times Comin' in NSB!

 

A Different Kind of Island (Vancouver Island, Canada)

15 Mar
March 15, 2013

Outside The Box from Adam Chilton on Vimeo.

Playing for Change: “Don’t Worry”

01 Jan
January 1, 2013

A semi-oldie, but goodie! Love this organization, this song and this video.

Leonard Cohen & U2 : Tower Of Song

08 Dec
December 8, 2012

Love this duet with Leonard Cohen and U2. Do you know Cohen? So many still do not. He’s a 78-year old poet, author, singer/songwriter and owner of one of the most unique and compelling voices ever. He’s probably most well known for his song, “Everybody Knows”, but his music catalog and place in history runs much deeper. 

From his Wikipedia:

In a speech at Cohen’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on 10 March 2008, Lou Reed described Cohen as belonging to the “highest and most influential echelon of songwriters.”

The critic Bruce Elder wrote an assessment of Cohen’s overall career in popular music, writing, “Cohen is one of the most fascinating and enigmatic. . .singer/songwriters of the late ’60s. . . [and] has retained an audience across four decades of music-making. . . Second only to Bob Dylan and perhaps, Paul Simon, in terms of influence, he commands the attention of critics and younger musicians more firmly than any other musical figure from the 1960’s who is still working at the outset of the 21st century.”

Enjoy this clip of Leonar’ds “Tower of Song”. The album version of this song sounds like it was played/recorded on one of those tiny little casio keyboards that you might have received as a throwaway Christmas gift back in the 80’s. But the simple melody, wry lyrics, golden voice and enigmatic style of Cohen have always made it one of my favorites. Nice work by Bono and team with back-up. It’s clear they recognized they were working with “rock” royalty.

 

Hobnobbing With Chris Isaak

17 Sep
September 17, 2012

Hobnobbing With Chris Isaak

Many Rivers to Cross

09 Sep
September 9, 2012

 

One of the most beautiful and soulful versions of one of the most beautiful and soulful songs ever. Jimmy Cliff, feeling it.

 

Dance Yrself Clean

05 Mar
March 5, 2012

Uncertain Smile

05 Mar
March 5, 2012

Little Man

05 Mar
March 5, 2012

All.I.Can.

01 Jan
January 1, 2012

There’s not a lot I can say about this clip that the list of awards below don’t already communicate. I am a surfer, not a skiier; blessed to live near the ocean, but unfortunately, not the mountains. But this trailer makes me want to ski. And film. And ski. And edit. And ski. And create soundtracks. And ski. And preserve the environment.

Most of all, it makes me want to go buy the DVD.

And sit. And watch. And feast.

“BEST FEATURE-LENGTH MOUNTAIN FILM” – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
“BEST DOCUMENTARY” – IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
“MOST INNOVATIVE VISUAL FX” – IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
“BEST SKI FILM” – Adventure Film Festival, Boulder 2011
“BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” – ESPN Fan Favorites
“BEST FILM OF THE YEAR” – Adventure Film Festival, Copenhagen 2011
“PEOPLES CHOICE” and “BEST SKI FILM” – Fernie Film Festival, BC 2011
“BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” – International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011
“BEST PICTURE” – International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011

No Snow? No Problem.

01 Jan
January 1, 2012

Here is another clip from All.I.Can., the multi-award-winning extreme skiing film from Sherpa Cinema. This segment is titled, “Imagination”. Watch it, and you’ll see why. This whole film is nothing but imagination, at the least the parts I’ve seen to date (plan to purchase the DVD soon). It is so beautifully concepted, shot, filmed and edited. You can tell that the folks who created it are extremely passionate about what they do- their sport and their art. They are also insanely talented. It is dazzling.

Awards:

“BEST FEATURE-LENGTH MOUNTAIN FILM” – Banff Mountain Film Festival 2011
“BEST DOCUMENTARY” – IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
“MOST INNOVATIVE VISUAL FX” – IF3 Film Festival Montreal 2011
“BEST SKI FILM” – Adventure Film Festival, Boulder 2011
“BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” – ESPN Fan Favorites
“BEST FILM OF THE YEAR” – Adventure Film Festival, Copenhagen 2011
“PEOPLES CHOICE” and “BEST SKI FILM” – Fernie Film Festival, BC 2011
“BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY” – International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011
“BEST PICTURE” – International Freeride Film Festival, France 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

06 Oct
October 6, 2011

RIP Steve Jobs

My deepest condolences to Steve Job’s family, friends and colleagues.

He made our work easier, better and more efficient.

He made our play more fun.

It is incredible to consider how influential he was in the areas of technology and design. 

It is heartbreaking to imagine where he might have taken us.

He leaves behind a legacy few will ever be able to match.

Unforgettable: The NFL’s 9/11 Rememberance

11 Sep
September 11, 2011

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On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, the NFL paid a magnificent tribute to this life-changing event in American History. There were many beautiful rememberances held over the course of the weekend, but it is not surprising that the NFL delivered one of the finest. Almost everything they do is first class, run by some smart folks. As good as the entire ceremony was, I posted this video for one very specific reason: the EPIC performance of our national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner by tenor Jim Corneilson.

You have to watch it. You won’t believe it.

What I loved so much about it was:

1) He didn’t just sing it. He sang it the way it SHOULD be sung and he DELIVERED it. (Watch when he sings the words, “Our flag was still there”.)  

2) He not only DELIVERED it, he did so with EVERY OUNCE of PASSION and ENERGY he had in his body.

3) And finally, HE ROSE to the occasion under the most extreme pressure.

Consider that this was the opening of the NFL season. Consider that the event was being simulcast from Soldier Field in Chicago to every other stadium in America and hundreds of millions of homes around the world. Consider the miilions of eyes and cameras that were upon him precisely at this most poignant moment, on this most profound day in our history.

I love it when people respond in moments like these.

I challenge you to watch this stirring video and not be moved.

One day, I am going to start a website called www.risetothechallenge.com that features nothing but short clips contributed by anyone, of moments like these (defining moments of great achievement under the greatest of pressures). They are most commonly identified with every variety of sports, but happen in all types of arenas from performing arts to local spelling bees.

They are wonderful moments in life that lift and inspire us; remind us how remarkable the human spirit is; and how miraculously we are made. 

Enjoy.

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