Monday, November 5, 2007

Divine Doors of Decadence

The amazing new Bunker Spreckels book "Surfing's Divine Prince of Decadence" arrived this afternoon and features divine Art Brewer photography and a psyche-decadent intv with the genetic space child himself. Read the intv on the subway and when I got home had to re-read the piece Stecyk did on him called "The Player' (TSJ Vol.2, #1) which features this mental nug:

Mirror Doors

The mirror hides the key to
open desperate doors that lead
to long forgotten rooms
shrouded deep in tombs.

While now there's this heat
beneath my skin that's hotter
than the blazing sun.

My blue jean jacket's got
a rip and I'm standing on an
icy floor waiting for the evil
phantom rains to overload
the oceans.

The mirrors hide the key that
opens desperate doors I've
been pounding, kicking, clawing
since the dawn.

A mirror breaking behind the
ageless door.
Glass and keys hit the
floorless floor
setting things in motion.

Total secrets falling beyond those
mirrored shores. Roaring winds
whipping up the ocean
raging fires stolen from their spark
never to be found in the sterile dark.

-A.B. Spreckels

Spooooky goodness! Even better are the kolor pix of BS styling a 5'7" Lis fish in '75 and the resin work on his favorite 7'4" Diffenderfer! Essential Essential Essential...

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