The inability to relate: It is probably what stops most folks from ever really attempting to challenge something that seems bigger than themselves. Luckily, Perry Farrell can't count this as a problem. And it is his ability to connect the dots between what he sees as an endlessly growing problem threatening the globe, and how it affects his everyday life, that could make the planet a better place to live down the road.
"The world is in poor shape…I am an extreme sports athlete. And I can tell you, this year, there was less snow on those mountains than ever before…The ski and snowboard industry had extreme troubles...When I go surfing, the water reports say the quality is consistently poor, if not toxic…These are things I never thought about when I was a kid. But guess what. It is our responsibility."
With this obligation squarely on his mind, Farrell set out 3 and a half years ago to work on building a myth from a "playful idea" spawned on a surfboard in the Pacific. Recruiting Nuno Bettencourt of Extreme, and a handful of other influential helping hands (Flea, Thievery Corporation, Hybrid, Fergie, to name a few), Farrell's "Satellite Party" represents the latest chapter in Farrell's ever-growing legacy. - David Pitz