AllSwell Reads: August

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Legacy is a complicated beast. It can inspire us to incredible feats, but it also removes us from the present and can be used to justify less than stellar behavior.
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Mixtape: Surfing Goddess Leah Dawson

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An AllSwell Music Interview 

A lot has been said about Leah Dawson and it usually involves superlatives or language that feels like a throwback to the 60’s. That’s because she truly is grace incarnate in the water and she is the embodiment of a soul surfer, as loaded a term as that may be.

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Mixtape: Guerilla Humanitarian Jon Rose

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ALLSWELL MUSIC INTERVIEW SERIES 

I first met Jon Rose in a filthy basement in Long Beach, New York. He had a shovel in his hand. Post-Hurricane Sandy mobilization was underway, spearheaded by Jon and the organization he founded, Waves for Water (W4W). That hurricane, which rocked major swathes of the Tri-State area’s coastlines, is one of the many natural disasters and crises that W4W has responded to over the years all over the globe – from Haiti to Nepal.

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Mixtape: Lady Shaper Ashley Lloyd Thompson

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Mixtape: Lady Shaper Ashley Lloyd Thompson

Surf meets music for this Santa Cruz shaper, who also fronts a band (appropriately named The Shapes with her husband and glassing partner. We hit her up between gigs and stints in the shaping bay to talk music. Read on and listen in to the playlist DJ Glen Walsh created based on her roadtrips with Julie Cox and gigs in the redwoods as part of the series of interviews created in conjunction with AllSwell.

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AllSwell Reads: July

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I don’t hate technology. AllSwell isn’t ANTI-tech. Afterall, I’m talking to you right now via a digital platform. And hey, technology can be an incredibly helpful tool for analog exploration...

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