—  t u e s d a y   t u n e s  —
 D E V E N D R A  B A N H A R T     
with his Spanish serenade
 B R I N D O 

 The song from his 2009 ‘What Will We Be’ album sets the mood for love.

Devendra-en-Ana-3Get in the bathtub! Be together!” Those were the orders given to Devendra Banhart and his girlfriend…
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heather-headshot-287x300Heather Goldman of
Heather Benjamin Jewelry

This story encourages you to follow your heart; be lustful for adventure, life experiences, and how to combine your passions with work and at the same time, travel the world…

We are chatting to our friend Heather Goldman, Founder/Creator behind the
beautiful and unique designs that 

HEATHER BENJAMIN JEWELRY
are famous for. Heather is currently located in Santa Monica L.A. and manufactures her jewelry in Bali, Indonesia.

This is Heather’s story 
— ‘Not So Ordinary Citizens’ interview —

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O&F for HC
For those of you who haven’t yet been introduced to this duo;
O S C A R  &  F R A N K are a pair of K9 dudes with amazing vision.

These two long and lanky sausage dogs from Bondi Beach Australia, spotted a market need for stylish, unique, custom designed eyewear that matched the needs of their stylish, unique and custom designed owner and his eminently fashionable friendship group. Like a dog to a bone, the elite international fashion scene has sprung right into the lap of these, its two newest darlings.

(Read on for our interview with O & F) ☟

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A S H L E Y  L L O Y D 
Surfer/Shaper/Musician 

Ashley Lloyd is a woman surfer who not only brings grace, beauty and style to the line-up she is also one of few women who shapes surfboards and who owns her own shaping business.

With equal artistic brilliance she also adds these other talents to her personal achievements list: Surf Instructor, Artist, and talented Guitarist/Musician.
In the male-dominated surfing/surfboard shaping world its great to see Ashley carving her own path from the kelp-infested waters of Santa Cruz….☟
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We have fallen in love with the concept of new film
 S p i r i t  o f
A k a s h a 

celebrating 40 years since the
release of cult surf film
M O R N I N G  of the
E A R T H
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For the love of all things sassy – ‘Sass & Bide’

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S A S S Y
It was 2001; I began flying with Virgin Blue as a Flight Attendant,
 when I bought my first pair of Sass & Bide washed blue denim jeans.
They had developed an underground following; and it became the off-duty uniform for all VB Flight Attendants, everyone was wearing the fitted denim jackets with the tulip sleeves…

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So who is  C H E T   F A K E R ?
This weeks
TUESDAY TUNES  ➛  NO DIGGITY
He is currently 26, (born 23 June 1988) calls Melbourne, Australia home and his real name is Nick Murphy.
He accidentally and instantaneously became a music blog star thanks to his minimalist interpretation of Blackstreet’s 1996 R&B hit, “No Diggity.”

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Faker falls somewhere between electronica and house—too slow of a tempo for crazy club dancing, a slightly subtler production, languid, bordering on soul-like vocals.

Music to make you feel cool, contemplative, a little aloof…

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Yesterday we were invited to
M I C K ‘ S  P L A C E
B A L I 

to attend an information session with
T A S  P A S A R 
a campaigner in the fight against plastic bag pollution on Bali beaches.

Image via Surfer Mag of Bede Durbridge
battling the plastic somewhere in Indo


Mick’s Place Bingin supporting re-useable market bags

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Happy 40th Birthday – Kate the Great


Kate works the pole in the White Stripes
“I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself” Official Music Video.
(Directed by Sofia Coppola feat. Kate Moss)

This January 16th marks Ms Moss’s 40th; we celebrate along with her,
featuring some of our fav Kate moments…

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kate_moss_94_original☟    ✰ More Kate ✰   ✰ More Kate ✰    ☟

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Our TUESDAY TUNES this week was
‘ G Y P S Y ‘  by
F L E E T W O O D  M A C  
A British-American rock band formed in 1967 in London. There have been numerous line-up changes over the years. The band founder Peter Green, named the group by combining the surnames of two of his former bandmates Mick Fleetwood and Christine McVie.


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In early 1975, when Stevie Nicks joined Fleetwood Mac, she was more into music than drugs. But by 1977, going into the making of Fleetwood Mac’s “Rumors” album, Nicks had gone from being aware of cocaine to buying and using it regularly.  ☟

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JIM MORRISON
the lead singer and songwriter of
T H E  D O O R S
is at twenty-two one of the most loose, mind shaking and subtle agents of the new music of the new mysticism-oriented young. His voice, weak on high notes, lacks stamina and belt, but it couldn’t matter less. He gets people. His songs are eerie, loaded with somewhat Freudian symbolism, poetic but not pretty, filled with suggestions of sex, death, transcendence. Part of his swamping magnetism is an elusiveness as if he were singing for himself…”

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Tuesday Tunes | The Drums “Lets Go Surfing”

 This video clip features ‘Beach Blanket Bingo’, a beach party film, released in 1965. (This is not The Drums official video, but so much groovier, baby)

Wake up, it’s a beautiful morning
Honey, while the stars are still shining
Wake up, would you like to go with me
Honey, take a run down to the beach

Oh momma, I wanna go surfin’
Oh momma, I don’t care about nothing

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Want to know more about this young Brooklyn based band,
see the interview here ☟
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J i m i  H e n d r i x
born on November 27 1942, in Seattle Washington,
learned to play guitar as a teenager, and grew up to become a rock guitar legend who excited audiences in the 1960s with his innovative electric guitar playing. One of his most memorable performances was at Woodstock in 1969, where he performed “The Star Spangled Banner.” Hendrix died in 1970 from drug-related complications, leaving his mark on the world of rock music and remaining popular to this day.

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See more Jimi Hendrix stories on
Handsome Citizens h e r e

Read more of the Jimi Hendrix Bio h e r e

Gerry Lopez – Save your Surfing with Yoga


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After spending more than four decades studying the ancient Indian practice, Gerry Lopez is as qualified as they get when it comes to discussing yoga’s benefits for surfing.
As it turns out, taking your cutback to the next level could be a Yoga class away.
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Amy Landry – A Modern Yogi

Introducing inspiring Yogi || Amy Landry || in this super-sped-up flow, filmed at the stunning sanctuary that is Desa Seni, in beautiful Canggu, Bali. (One of HC’s preferred places for Yoga, Where to..When in..) Amy is a teacher – and forever a student – in Newcastle, Australia, but envisions a future teaching not only within the Australian community, but also internationally.  She teaches classes at Verve For Life & Yoga Loft Newcastle. Amy has studied and practiced in a variety of styles, including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Purna, Yin, Power and Hatha Yoga – from many of the great inspiring teachers known worldwide today. She is devoted to sharing the ancient practices with others as well as helping each soul to find their individual flow and full potential.

Don’t compare your yoga practice to others’. We are all our own unique constitution, so are designed to be different. Spend more time getting to know your own body, and listening to the subtle messages it is sending you in every moment.

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