“CAUGHT ON TAPE” is a weekly installment on The Surf Channel of must-see underground films portraying the grit of surf and skate culture.
There is no end to the Internet. Plain and simple, simple and plain. No matter how deep I find my unconscious mind wandering into what I call the dregs of the Internet, it will never cease to end. I tend to feed my rotten, forever unstimulated, mind with caffeine or booze as a means of post-natal, pre-mortem solution, but it doesn’t always work (obviously, it does sometimes and who am I to lie about it?).
So, I wither away in the vast opportunities hidden behind the YouTube interface or the HTML code of another goon like me. Rarely, but still enough, I am lucky enough to stumble upon the right goons who had the integrity to go out and make something worth more than what most of us find our eyes glued to. These video selections are the internet version of finding a parking spot right in front of the restaurant while everybody else drives around endlessly with no luck of the sort.
This is Caught On Tape.
The thin line between abstraction and pure unpasteurized beauty is best understood as a blurred line. INNOCNTS, as it is called, is anything but. Guilty of rendering a most masterful perspective of good taste and a way of portraying it with an empathy of sorts. The empathy for what I would consider to be lost souls. Sean Tully is one of us lost souls, and seems as if he is a cave dweller right where he belongs as the barrel tumbles its way around him.
Us weirdos and wanderers must find a comfort in INNOCNTS’ ability to take us to another moment — not just through the travel to Peru, but to a vision of a moment where for some reason two strangers are across from you and I, and we all have a fat cuban cigar and a glass of vino and the only words coming out of our mouths lead to bursts of laughter.
And later, after all is said and done, and we each go to our barracks to lay our heads down, the only thoughts streaming through our minds and guiding us to REM are reminisced times of the day when salt from the water left our faces dry, and the dirt up to our ankles need not be washed, for it will be back before the sun sets again.
Even if we aren’t living this lifestyle, INNOCNTS has caught it on tape in, “Still Looking For An Escape”, to give it to us even if it is just for a few provocative moments.