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Thursday 30 March 2017
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Taken by Rogers in Taghazout, Morocco

Taken by Rogers in Taghazout, Morocco

Lend your surfboard to a Moroccan

This is the coolest photo I took on my recent trip to Morocco. A few of us were trying to surf the little waves a Taghazout, some more successful that others (okay I’ll admit it, I was crap). A few of the local kids were curious and asked to have a go. “Sure”. Man, were they excited! At the end of the day they all crowded around the board for a photo, like real surfer type guys. Taghazout is a small fishing village on the west coast. If you have a need for some waves head there in January when its pumping.

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Taken by Rogers in Taghazout, Morocco

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R.I.P. St. Jerome’s

As the doors close forever after this weekend…

The first time I heard about St Jerome’s was from Andrea, a girl I met one night at a bar in North Melbourne where you could watch sumo wrestling and bet shots of saki over who would win. You gotta check this bar out she said. Sure I replied.

The following week I followed Andrea’s instructions and looked for the small glass door in the laneway behind The Lounge, which for some reason, was always full of boxes, just like in car chase scenes (the ceremonial dive into the boxes became a ritual).

I found the door, walked in, and that was it. I was home.

I could induldge in stories about the bar, about the many great nights, about the secret gigs that spawned a nation wide music festival, about the many awesome people, but I won’t. I just want to say thanks for being a home to so many of us.

So from my brother Emmanuel, my father Rudy (yep, he went there too) and me. Cheers.

PS. Monkey, enjoy tonight…

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Rogers’ list…

I thought I would do a list of my favorite people right now.

Johnny Cash. I’m rediscovering the American Man series of albums. Man, his cover of Hurt is a classic.

Georges St. Pierre. He’s an MMA fighter and evidence that with hard work and dedication you can achieve anything. On YouTube he explains how he had to quit school and work as a garbage man to earn the money to train. Now he’s the champ.

Mark in the Dark. You won’t know this guys but he is a local at my favorite bar. Every time I see him, he is impecably dressed. Anyone who can pull of a tartan sports jacket is a dude in my books.

My new Indian friends Abhinav and Vipul that kicked mine and Gus’ butts at pool the other night and then danced Bollywood style to celebrate. I couldn’t help myself and joined in.