Thursday, November 27, 2008

THE EAGLE HAS LANDED!


THE FIRST FINISHED VERSIONS OF MY 'ONE' CALENDAR ARRIVED THIS MORNING, AND THANKFULLY THEY'RE LOOKIN FRICKIN TASTY! SCOPE 'EM AND SPLASH OUT ON ONE ON MY SITE, GO ON, IT'LL BRIGHTEN UP YOUR YEAR! MMM, EMPTY WAVESCAPE HEAVEN...COUNT ME IN...www.mickeysmith.co.uk

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

NUTTY PROFESSOR


HOLY SHEET, GALWAY UNI HAVE BOOKED ME IN TO CONDUCT MY FIRST LECTURE ON FRIDAY. I HONESTLY HAVE NO IDEA WHAT I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT YET, BUT I'M SURE IT'LL DAWN ON ME IN PLENTY OF TIME. SURE IT'S GOINTA BE A RAD EXPERIENCE PLAYIN THE NUTTY PROFESSOR OF WHO KNOWS WHAT. IF ONLY THE TEACHERS THAT WROTE ME OFF AT SCHOOL COULD BE THERE, I'D BRING BACK THE CANE!

Monday, November 24, 2008

THE BEEB


THE BBC SITE JUST RAN AN ARTICLE ABOUT US WINNING THE MOST INNOVATIVE FILM AWARD AT THE BOARD SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL FOR REVOLUTION, RAD! SEE 

DOIDGE-HAVIN SOME


TOMMY D-H IS A TOP MATE OF MINE WHO LIVES UP THE ROAD FROM ME IN IRELAND. HE HAS BEEN TURNING HEADS HERE WITH HIS BIG WAVE ATTACK THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND AS A RESULT OF THAT AND HIS RAD PERSONAL VIBE THE EQUALLY RAD FOLK AT PATAGONIA HAVE HOOKED HIM UP AS AN AMBASSADOR, ALONGSIDE THE SULTAN OF STYLE GERRY LOPEZ HIMSELF, INSANEO. READ MORE ABOUT TOM ON THE PATAGONIA SITE HERE OR ROLL THE DICE AND READ AN INTERVIEW WITH HIM ON MY SITE HERE , YES!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

100 EURO ROUNDS OF RESPECT


WELL YESTERDAY I WAS PINNED TO THE FIREPLACE BY MY HANGOVER, AFTER REGGAE NIGHT AT KENNYS TURNED ROCK'N ROLL AND THIS OL' PARD AND THE BOYS DRUNK TO THE MEMORY OF OUR BROTHER TOM GREENAWAY, WHO PASSED AWAY THIS TIME LAST YEAR. TO COMMEMORATE, HERE'S A SHOT OF ONE OF HIS BEST MATES TOM LOWE, A MAN INFINITELY INSPIRED BY THE MEMORY OF HIS BROTHER. YES FRIENDS, WE'RE ALL AWAY IN GREEN, AND OUR THOUGHTS GO OUT TO THE MANS FAMILY AND LOVED ONES...RESPECT X

Friday, November 21, 2008

THAT FRIDAY FEELIN


YEEEHAW THAT FRIDAY FEELIN IS UPON US NORTHERN HEMISPHERIC FOLK, IT'S REGGAE NIGHT AT KENNYS PUB AND I FOR ONE INTEND TO SAMPLE.
AS PROMISED, HERE IS THE SECOND OF TWELVE OF THE CALENDAR SHOTS IN THE LEAD UP TO DECEMBER 1ST. THIS ONES OF SUPERS, FOR ALL THE BOYS WHO GOT TO RIDE THERE A COUPLEA DAYS AGO. PLACE IS SOMETHIN ELSE EH, WOOOOHA.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

ONE


AS THERES 12 DAYS LEFT TIL DECEMBER 1ST I'M POSTING A WAVESCAPE A DAY FROM THE 'ONE' CALENDAR FOR THE HELL OF IT, ENJOY! www.mickeysmith.co.uk

BOOK OF SURFING


MICHAEL FORDHAM IS ONE SWITCHED ON GEEZER WITH A MAD PENCHANT FOR PENMANSHIP. A TALENTED WRITER IN HIS OWN RIGHT, HIS LATEST CREATION THE BOOK OF SURFING TAKES A QUIRKY LOOK AT SURF CULTURE AS AN ART FORM THROUGH SHARP DESIGN AND WITTY EDITORIAL FROM AN ANTHROPOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE. IT ALSO FEATURES A FAIR FEW PHOTOGRAPHS OF MINE INCLUDING A RAD WAVESCAPE ON THE COVER. SCOPE IT http://www.bookofsurfing.com/

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

IT COMES AND GOES IN THREES






WELL, WHILE 3 MAYBE THE MAGIC NUMBER, AND ALLEDGEDLY HAS ALL SORTS OF MAD COSMIC INCLINATIONS, BAD LUCK UNFORTUNATELY LIKES TO COME IN THREE'S TO, AS I FOUND OUT FIRST HAND THESE LAST COUPLEA WEEKS. 

FIRST UP, WE CRASHED OUR SKI 'RAMBO', WHO WAS LIVING UP TO HIS NAME GETTING CAUGHT INSIDE THE ROCKS AT AILEENS. THOMAS CORPSEY BLAIR ROBINSON TRIED TO AIR THE THING OVER A HUGE PLATFORM OF ROCK IN THE MIDST OF A LOAD OF WHITEWATER, WHICH INEVITABLY LEFT RAMBI BROKEN BUT THANKFULLY NOT BEATEN. THE DAMAGE MEANT WE HAD TO SPEND THE FOLLOWING THREE DAYS PATCHING THE HULL AND REBUILDING RAMS NOSE WITH FIBRE GLASS, WHILST PAYING ALL SORTS OF EXTORTIONATE FEES FOR REPLACEMENT PLASTIC BITS ONLINE. THANKS FOR THE HELP YODA YOU LEG END!

THEN MY TRUSTY VAN, A NOTORIOUS TRANNY NAMED BIG DAV (DURING THE WEEK, AND DAVINA ON THE WEEKEND), DECIDED TO BREAK DOWN ON ME IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE. TOW, PARTS AND LABOUR ENDED UP COSTING OVER 800 SOLID BONES, WHAT AN UNNECESSARILY DRAWN OUT BALL ACHE. 

THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AS I MENTIONED HERE T'OTHER DAY, I STABBED MYSELF IN THE LEG GETTING TOWED ROUND LIKE A MUPPET ON MY SURFBOARD AT CRAB ISLAND BY STEF 'THE BIG BOPPER' SKAJAROWSKI, RESULTING IN 5 STITCHES AND A RATHER ANNOYING LIMP FOR THE LAST WEEK.

ON THE UPSIDE THOUGH, I NOW FEEL LIGHT AS A BUMBLING BEE, SAFE IN THE KNOWLEDGE THAT THOUGH I'M SKINT AND HOBBLING, EACH ONE OF THOSE SCENARIOS COULD'VE BEEN ALOT WORSE. 

NOW MY BAD THREE ARE HOPEFULLY USED UP FOR A WHILE, THE GOODTIMES ARE ROLLING ONCE AGAIN, AND TO CELEBRATE, THE FERG AND LULU LAID DOWN SOME CRAZY FOOTWORK ON OUR KITCHEN TABLE, JUST TO WARD OFF ANY LINGERING NEGATIVE JUJU. 

ALL IN ALL, TWAS JUST WHAT THE WITCH DOCTOR ORDERED.

Monday, November 17, 2008

ROLL UP ROLL UP


YEP ZE 2009 'ONE' CALENDAR ORDERS ARE FLOWIN IN THICK AND FAST WHICH IS WICKED, BUT! THERE IS A LIMITED STOCK OF 'EM, SO GET ON THE SITE ASAP AND ORDER A COUPLE FOR YOURSELF OR SOMEONE ELSE NOW, BEFORE SUPPLYS DWINDLE INTO OBLIVION! NICE ONE, HAVE YOURSELF A HAPPY MONDAY! 

MARMITE PRIZE



ME OL FRUIT KES RICHARDSON HAS JUST BEEN SHORT LISTED FOR THE MARMITE PRIZE, WHICH IS REPUTED TO BE THE MOST ERRATIC, CHALLENGIN, AND NOMADIC BIENNIAL OPEN SUBMISSION PAINTING EXHIBITION IN BRITAIN. 

I LOVE MARMITE AND I LOVE KES'S WORK, SO THREE CHEERS AND A HEALTHY SPREAD GO TO THE KESHWARI NAAN BREAD HIMSELF, WOOHA!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

ROCKYS RIGHT


WITH ALL THE HYPE THE SURFING WORLDS THROWN AT THIS JOINT LATELY, IT'D BE EASY TO FORGET IT WAS THE B'BOARDERS WHO WERE DOING IT FIRST - IF IT WASN'T FOR THE CONTINUED EFFORTS OF GEEZERS LIKE MITCH RAWLINS HERE. FOOKIN HELLSTON! SHOT COPYRIGHT BY THE MAIN MEN OF THE TUNGO, SEE... http://www.tungsten.net.au/

Friday, November 14, 2008

REVOLUTION


ANOTHER BIT OF RAD NEWS JUST CAME OUR WAY TODAY WITH THEDEADAREDYINGOFTHIRST WINNING THE FINISTERRE SPONSORED 'MOST INNOVATIVE FILM' AWARD AT THE BOARD SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL LAST WEEK. 

WE TOOK THE HONOURS FOR OUR MOST RECENT FLICK 'REVOLUTION'. 

IF YOU AINT SCOPED THE TRAILERS ALREADY THEN HIT THESE LINKS... 

AND 
 
CHEERS TO ALL INVOLVED, YEAH THE WILBOT!

YEEHAW!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

SURFERS JOURNAL COVER


ME AND TOM LOWE JUST FOUND OUR SHOT ON THE COVER OF THE SURFERS JOURNAL WINTER 08 ISSUE. I'M BUZZIN MAN, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN A QUIET LITTLE AMBITION TO FRONT THE JOURNAL, YEW! www.surfersjournal.com

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

LEG


I STABBED A HOLE IN MY LEG WITH THE NOSE OF MY SURFBOARD TODAY, NOW I'M WALKIN LIKE AN OL' PARD WITH PILES. THAT'LL LEARN ME...

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

ONE


I JUST GOT THE PROOFS IN FOR 'ONE', (THIS YEARS CALENDAR CREATION) AND THEY ARE LOOKIN RAD! BIG BOLD BEAUTIFUL A3 BLACK AND WHITE WAVESCAPES, ONE FOR EACH MONTH OF THE YEAR WITH A COUPLE MORE THROWN IN FOR GOOD LUCK. ALL AVAILABLE FOR PRE ORDER NOW AT www.mickeysmith.co.uk FOR ONLY £10 ITS A DEAL, ITS A STEAL, ITS SALE OF THE FUCKIN CENTURY! YEEHAW X

Monday, November 10, 2008

FRESH MAN


I GREW UP WITH A MAN CALLED JACK BACON WHO'S WACKY SOUNDS AND ARTISTIC TASTE FOR QUIRK ALWAYS KEPT ME VIBRATING WITH CHUCKLES. A BIG BLOKE WITH AN EVER BIGGER HEART, HE JUST SO HAPPENS TO HAVE A COUPLEA COOL PROJECTS UP HIS SLEEVE. HAVE A LOOK AT www.freshmanlimited.com OR HAVE A LISTEN TO tuckshopcommunityradio  FOR A RAD PODCASTED RADIO SHOW FROM A TRUE PIRATE OF PENZANCE AND ONE WILD CONNOISSEUR OF CRAZY TUNES. ENJOY X

KESHWARI NAAN


KES RICHARDSON IS ONE OF MY OLDEST PARDS. HE ALSO HAPPENS TO CREATE SOME FREAKIN  RAD WORKS OF ART. GET AMONGST HIS SITE FOR SOME COOL VISUALS, HOOHA X www.kesrichardson.com

THE SURFERS PATH


THE SURFERS PATH IS ONE MAG THAT COMES FROM A RAD DIRECTION WITH A REAL OPEN VIBE AND A CONCIOUS PERSPECTIVE ON THINGS. I WAS BUZZIN RECENTLY WHEN THEY ASKED ME TO RUN A PHOTOFOLIO PIECE. THEY HAVE THE IMAGES ONLINE AT THEIR SITE IF YOU WANT TO SCOPE 'EM OUT, AND IF YOU DIG WHAT THEY DO GET AMONGST IT AND SUBSCRIBE BECAUSE THEY'RE MOSTLY A SUBSCRIPTION BASED SURFING MAGAZINE (WHICH MEANS MINIMAL ADVERTISING PLUM LICKING) THAT ALSO DONT SEEM AFRAID TO RUN SHOTS OF RAD WAVERIDING AND WAVERIDERS WHATEVER THE VEHICLE. CUT AND PASTE THE LINK BELOW, RIGHT ON

I WANG DONACHIE





YEEHAW EWAN DONACHIE IS CURRENTLY GRACING THE FRONT OF THE FABULOUS MOVEMENT MAGAZINE WITH A MEGA SHOT FROM TASSIE. IM DEAD STOKED FOR HIM AS ITS FIRST COVER AND HES A TOP GEEZ WHO WORKS REAL HARD, SO TO CELEBRATE, HERES A COUPLE OF MY SHOTS OF THE LAD IN ACTION PLUS THAT EPIC  COVER. GET ON PARD

TMPHOTO


TRENT MITCHELL IS ONE LOVELY GEEZ WITH A BIG GRIN AND AN INCREDIBLE EYE FOR PHOTOGRAPHY. GO CHECK OUT HIS SITE AND SHOW THE MAN SOME LOVE X

GILDED LILY



This shots a little sauce from backstage - just before the band I play guitar in - GILDED LILY played Surfstock back in September. If you want to hear a couplea demos have a look at www.myspace.com/gildedlilyuk

LONG DAYS AND SLOW DEATHS


From time to time I upload fairly recent gear to the 'latelys' folder on my site. 

The most recent are some life and death studies from 6 weeks at Gnaraloo earlier this year. 


CALENDAR


I just finished work on a fresh 09 Calendar by the name of 'ONE'. 

She's a pretty different looking creature from last years creation.

After the positive feedback we had from our rad little desktop effort, me and design guru digs have stepped it up again in size, feel and production value.

Here's the basics…

The 2009 'One' collection consists of an epic lookin limited edition A2 fold down of monochromatic eye candy.

She rocks a big beautiful A3 wavescape up above - something to let the imagination run nuts with, and an equally spacey month to detail with life's intricacies down below.

It's also been printed on glorious chunky recycled stock using vegetable based inks, so for £12 including p&p it's pretty much a steal.

Go to www.mickeysmith.co.uk if you want to have a flick through some pre-order a calendar now, bearing in mind these puppies were pressed as a limited run and stock may well disappear unless you move fast.

All pre-orders will be posted out in plenty of time for Xmas on the 1st December.

So treat yourself or someone else and get amongst it!

Cheers,

Mickey


DLUX


Phil Gallagher is THE GEEZ when it comes to top notch b'board photography. In fact he's the geez full stop. A cat with more radical tales under the belt than most of us will ever live through in our lifetimes, he's just released a slick lookin book by the name of DLUX, documenting some his maddest experiences of the last few years. Have a look at his work here www.philgallagher.com and get ordering one of these epic lookin works of lunacy before stocks run dry! YES TOINZ!

So I've decided to continue on this journey and keep folk up to date with things at this end. Heres a shot from a rad session at home a couplea days ago, getting chilly and darkness is descending here fast, but Fergal Smith doesnt seem to fazed about it, not while that celtic bloods boilin up and keepin him rockin.  Ferg is the geez. Right on!