I wanted to upload this song but the file I have is to big. This is definitely one of my favorite songs in the past year, so chill. After going to the New England Aquarium yesterday we stopped in Hyannis for dinner and a nice thunderstorm rolled in.I know there is nothing overall marine about this song, but there are always storms at sea and Cape Cod this summer has been gloomy as hell. We get maybe one nice day a week. Zak Riles maybe better known for playing in Grails and in M. Ward’s band. I will probably try to post more of his songs since some of them have the sound of surf in them
Sorry about the sporadic updates lately. I’ll be traveling up to Rhode Island this weekend to visit some friends and go to a wedding so I’ve been getting ready for that. In the meantime, here’s a song to chill out to by Rhode Island singer-keyboardist Andrew Brown. If you ever get a chance to see him live take it; it’s worth it just for his witty stage banter alone.
My crew occasionally helps out Mass Audobon looking for diamondback terrapins nests in the sand near the bay in Wellfleet. They are considered threatened here in Mass and endangered in RI. There were hunted since they were very popular to eat. Also Fierce Rabbit seemes like it would be a good name for a small boat, it’s no Grabass, but maybe good for a zippy zodiac.
As a fan of the art of surf rock, I was saddened today to find that Ventures guitarist and founding member Bob Bogle passed away today. In his memory I give you their biggest hit, the undeniably catchy instrumental “Walk, Don’t Run.” Now go and listen to as much instrumental surf music as you can.
Today I got to do some electrofishing in the Tar River and was surprised at the number and diversity of huge prehistoric-looking fish chilling out in there. In honor of all those heavyweight gar, bowfin, catfish, and carp that I inconvenienced with momentary electrical stunning today (it’s okay, it was for science!), here’s a song by another fine upstanding Rhode Island-based band.
Today’s platter of marine music is an interesting retelling of the Pinochio story by Cursive, complete with a mention of Monstro the whale. Sadly, at the end of this version our wooden hero ends up adrift on the sea, hence the title of the song.