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BOOK OF THE MONTH > WE ARE OPEN - JULY 2017 - BARBARIAN DAYS: A SURFING LIFE - GLOSSARY THREAD (Spoiler Thread)

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message 1: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jul 03, 2017 09:26PM) (new)

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Spoiler Alert

This is the glossary thread and spoiler thread for the book discussion - Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life by William Finnegan.

There are articles/videos/interviews etc. which deal with this book that I am setting up a thread to add any of these items to.

Please feel free to add your own. If you cite any book or author aside from the book being discussed - you have to add the proper citation, book cover, author's photo and author's link.

This way the adds will not be disruptive to the non spoiler conversation. And you can discuss any and all of these without spoiler html because this is not the book discussion thread nor a non spoiler thread. Setting up this spoiler thread for this book will also not clutter up the book discussion thread.

Barbarian Days A Surfing Life by William Finnegan by William Finnegan (no photo)


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William Finnegan: Waves That Leave You Speechless - funny story

Link: https://youtu.be/RiP0C7_NlMc

Source: Youtube, Fora TV


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Introduction to William Finnegan

Link: https://youtu.be/LuXANLT-EuM

Source: Youtube


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William Finnegan, "Barbarian Days"

Politics and Prose:

A long-time staff writer for The New Yorker, Finnegan has written four books, including Dateline Soweto and Crossing the Line; his honors include two Overseas Press Club Awards. In his new book this veteran observer of socio-cultural change and political events keeps his international focus but turns the lens on himself. Charting a passion for surfing that he’s indulged on beaches from San Francisco and Hawaii to Australia and Asia, Finnegan’s memoir is by turns an adventure, an ethnographic study, and an intellectual coming-of-age story.

Link: https://youtu.be/mybN2z35dOE

Source: Youtube


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Not About Surfing | William Finnegan | A Word on Words | NPT
NPT Arts Connection


Link: https://youtu.be/7ZvmSNFTRfo

Source: NPT, Youtube


message 6: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jul 03, 2017 09:53PM) (new)

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Who votes for Donald Trump? William Finnegan, New Yorker journalist
CCCB


Link: https://youtu.be/Yz0jgCm5WLU

New Yorker journalist William Finnegan offered some keys for understanding the Republican candidate’s success.

In this video (9 minutes) we have summarized the main interventions by William Finnegan from the lecture that he offered at the CCCB: “Journalism and the Future of Democracy”.

This is the full interview if you are interested in hearing more:

http://www.cccb.org/en/multimedia/vid...

Source(s): Youtube, CCCB


message 7: by Ashlula Ayse (last edited Jul 03, 2017 10:27PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Ashlula Ayse (ayseas) | 7 comments These are all very interesting and informative to watch. Great posts, great book, Thank you Bentley. This is the 3rd (very interesting and very out of my zone) book that came to my focus through HBC, and I am savouring it, (perfect timing too, its so refreshing considering the 45C/113F scorching heat outside in Ankara)


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Good for you Ayse - this is the spoiler thread so be careful about spoilers on the discussion thread which I will get opened up today.

This week's assigned reading is only the Epigraph and Chapters One, Two and Three.

We also try to select history and non fiction books from a variety of topical interest areas as well as historical fiction books to appeal to different segments of the group population at different times.

Are you reading from Turkey? You are very welcome.


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SHREDDING MONSTERS - NAZARÉ

Follow Garrett McNamara and a group of the world's best big wave surfers as they descend on Nazaré to catch the biggest swell of the year.

Link: https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/pla...

Source: The Olympic Channel


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Surfing: Red Bull

https://www.redbull.com/us-en/tags/su...

Source: Red Bull


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Amazing Surfing Video

https://youtu.be/3oS_28utt2Y

Source: Youtube


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Surfline:

http://www.surfline.com/video/webisod...

Source: Surfline


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Surfer Magazine Videos

http://www.surfer.com/videos/

Source: Surfer Magazine


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Top 10 Surfing Videos from The Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/childrens...

Source: The Guardian


message 15: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jul 05, 2017 06:29AM) (new)

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Barbarian Days wins American book prize



http://www.asianage.com/newsmakers/27...

Source: The Asian Age


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West of Jesus: Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief

West of Jesus Surfing, Science and the Origins of Belief by Steven Kotler by Steven KotlerSteven Kotler

Synopsis:

A spiritual and scientific surf quest.


After spending two years in bed with Lyme disease, Steven Kotler had lost everything: his health, his job, his girl, and, he was beginning to suspect, his mind. Kotler, not a religious man, suddenly found himself drawn to the sport of surfing as if it were the cornerstone of a new faith. Why, he wondered, when there was nothing left to believe in, could he begin to believe in something as unlikely as surfing. What was belief anyway? How did it work in the body, the brain, our culture, and human history?

Into this mix came a strange story. In 2003, on a surf trip through Mexico, Kotler heard of "the conductor," a mythical surfer who could control the weather. He'd heard this same tale eight years earlier, in Indonesia, but this time something clicked. With the help of everyone from rebel surfers to rocket scientists, Kotler undertakes a three year globetrotting quest for the origins of this legend. The results are a startling mix of big waves and bigger ideas: a surfer's journey into the biological underpinnings of belief itself


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All Our Waves Are Water: Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride

All Our Waves Are Water Stumbling Toward Enlightenment and the Perfect Ride by Jaimal Yogis by Jaimal YogisJaimal Yogis

Synopsis:

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to find meaning and a greater understanding of the Divine in the world’s oceans as well as everyday life.

For Jaimal Yogis, the path to enlightenment is surfing. Between water and air, between control and surrender, between the tangible and intangible realities of life, the spiritual can be found. Born to a family of seekers, he left home at sixteen to surf in Hawaii and join a monastery—an adventure he chronicled in Saltwater Buddha. Now, in his early twenties, his heart is broken and he’s lost his way. Hitting the road again, he lands in a monastery in Dharamsala, where he meets Sonam, a displaced Tibetan.

To help his friend, Jaimal makes a cockamamie attempt to reunite him with his family in Tibet by way of America. Though he does not succeed, witnessing Sonam’s indomitable spirit in the face of failure offers Jaimal a deeper understanding of faith. When the two friends part, he cannot fathom the unlikely circumstances that will reunite them.

All Our Waves Are Water follows Jaimal’s trek from the Himalayas to Indonesia; to a Franciscan Friary in New York City to the dusty streets of Jerusalem; and finally to San Francisco’s Ocean Beach. Along his journey, Jaimal prays and surfs; mourning a lost love and seeking something that keeps eluding him, until he ultimately finds what he’s been looking for—that the perfect ride may well be the one we are on right now.

The poet Rumi wrote, "we are not a drop in the ocean. We are the ocean in a drop." All Our Waves Are Water is Jaimal’s "attempt to understand the ocean in a drop, to find that one moon shining in the water everywhere"—to find the Divine that unites us all.


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Saltwater Buddha

Saltwater Buddha A Surfer's Quest to Find Zen on the Sea by Jaimal Yogis by Jaimal YogisJaimal Yogis

Synopsis:

Fed up with teenage life in the suburbs, Jaimal Yogis ran off to Hawaii with little more than a copy of Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha and enough cash for a surfboard. His journey is a coming-of-age saga that takes him from communes to monasteries, from the warm Pacific to the icy New York shore. Equal parts spiritual memoir and surfer's tale, this is a chronicle of finding meditative focus in the barrel of a wave and eternal truth in the great salty blue.


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Diamond Head

Diamond Head Cliffs 5-8-13
Link: https://youtu.be/muQjzGlRFTU




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message 21: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jul 05, 2017 03:19PM) (new)

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The Banzai Pipeline:



Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banzai_...

More:
Pipeline and Kelly Slater The Wave of the Winter 2014 Documentary - Link - https://youtu.be/UCgd9Ji6aXo

A Young and Gifted 7 year old Surfer - Australian Quincy Symonds:
https://youtu.be/aizVVLXK0Ms

Sources: Wikipedia, Youtube, Surfline, ABC News


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There were quite a few musical references in the first three chapters:

Jimi Hendrix

Link to Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_He...



Biography: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRg9h...

Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4t3f1...

Purple Haze: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHdlS...

Sources: Youtube, Biography Channel, Wikipedia


message 25: by Bentley, Group Founder, Leader, Chief (last edited Jul 08, 2017 06:41PM) (new)

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Cream

Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cream_(...


Photo of Cream. From left: Ginger Baker, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton

More:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbqQL...


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Some songs mentioned:

Rita Pavone - Remember Me (1964)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1kQXg...

Source: Youtube


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She's More to Be Pitied

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HRrma...

Source: Youtube


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Sentimental Journey

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUw12...

Source: Youtube


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Please don't sell my Daddy no more wine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPJOb...

Source: Youtube


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Gloria

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9X-c...

Source: Youtube


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Brown Eyed Girl

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9X-c...

Source: Youtube


Glynn | 157 comments Bentley wrote: "The Banzai Pipeline:
Link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banzai_...

More:
Pipeline and Kelly Slater The Wave of the Winter 2014 Documentary - Link - https://youtu.be/UCgd9Ji6aXo

A Young a..."


Wow, these are amazing... :)


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I know - aren't they - I was amazed myself at the visuals


Ashlula Ayse (ayseas) | 7 comments I don't know how they avoid crushing into or surfing over each other, the sea is packed with people waiting for the swells (i' m picking up the jargon ;)


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Ayse I wondered the same thing - such control. Yes you are.


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