That photo up there is what you might call a pre-interweb type meme. It's Mickey Muñoz, right around 1960 or so, and the stance he's in is known as the quasimoto. It's nothing all that remarkable, other than the fact that he's not looking where the hell he's going. But, the photo, taken by John Severson, was in the first issue of Surfer Magazine, and by virtue of the fact that it's a relatively novel surfing stance, it is the image most associated with Muñoz. It's been reproduced in surf publications approximately fourteen million times. And, where there is a surf related meme, particularly from the early sixties, there is a song. Leave it to Diddy Wah. He just posted "Quasimoto" by the Road Runners, along with the flip side. Being that it's been unseasonably hot (90 degrees today) and the ocean water temperature is about six degrees warmer than it normally is this time of year (65 degrees!), it seemed a good time to kick off what looks to be an early summer, at least in these parts. If you dig the song, nab it now. Diddy Wah doesn't let the links linger all that long, but he's got mighty good taste. Make it a regular on your route.
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The Road Runners - Quasimoto at Diddy Wah
The Road Runners - Road Runnah at Diddy Wah