Down for the cause or down for the applause? There's a lot of jokers out there who are in it for all the wrong reasons. They've got shit eatin' grins on their faces, talk with a calm suave, and usually find a way to blow smoke up your ass before they swoop in and screw you out of something - or manipulate the deal in their favor. Eventually they disappear when their schemes have dried up, or they've lost the attention of their peers. Years will go by where they've failed to pick up a skateboard, snowboard, camera, or instrument - because if no one's kissing their ass, it's not worth it to them.
Volume 4: Issue 2 focuses on the people who are invovled in our community because they are down for the cause. Their work and collaboration with others comes from a strong sense of passion and purpose - not profits or personal gain. Whether its Rhode Island Photographer Cate Brown and her surf trip to Ireland with Soundings Surf Co. shaper Kevin Tanner, photographer Cody DeGroff, and her sister Kesley, or an Interview with Ian Shelton of Regional Justice Center and Seattle's New Gods and his filmmaking work, the people herein are down for the long haul. Throughout the issue, interviews with Korey Nolan of Primal Snowboards by Aaron McNulty, a piece on former Rome SDS employee and part-time artist Al Englehart by Jeremy Sherman, and a how-to on developing 35mm and 120mm film demonstrate what matters most in any movement - THE CAUSE. Grab your picket sign, slap some paint on a brush, and raise it high - letting everyone know, "We're Down for the Cause, Not the Applause."
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***Excerpt from Ancestral Aquifers by Cate Brown***
We mostly based out of County Clare, where the small tourist town of Lahinch reminded us a bit of home. The biggest difference was the amount of history we were immediately steeped in, such as the bridge we crossed frequently in Ennistimon which was as old as the country of Australia. For our first week we battled unfavorable winds and small swell forecasts. We were quick to learn how very wind and tide dependent this part of the world was, even compared to back home in Rhody. The first couple days we dialed in a few somewhat more predictable spots, and managed some waist to chest high sessions in the more protected corners. When the wind turned on, it would really turn on and often in a bad way. A few days later we scored some offshore chest to head high sessions up in County Sligo where we met more European surf tourists in the lineup than Irish locals. At one point we even linked up with a crew from Nantucket, and had a terrifically fun and quieter mini slab session.
Our days were filled with cool autumnal temperatures, gray, sometimes rain, and sometimes a lot of wind. Midday breaks between sessions were filled with Irish ciders or Guinness, and terrific food, which just about always featured Irish lamb or beef and locally grown produce. The sun rose late and lingered lower in the sky - given our high latitude, which was closer to Moscow than home. When we thought we were in the water for only an hour, it turned out to be more like three, and before we knew it the sun would be sinking down for sunset.