Tuesday, July 26, 2011

motorcycle songs...................

Vintage 1955 Triumph Bonneville Sheet Music Score  Black Denim Trousers and Motorcyle Boots, Leather Jacket, Mike Stoller and Jerry Lieber classic 1950s collectible Rock n Roll unique Piano Lyrics twist of Negro Blues n Black Americana Rhythm style


Words and Music by Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber

Mike Stoller and Jerry Leiber helped define the music of the 1950’s and were the leading force in the 1960s songwriting mecca, The Brill Building, in NYC.

There they worked with and co-wrote with relative unknowns like Burt Bacharach, Hal David, Phil Spector, Barry Mann, Carole King, Neil Sedaka, Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman.

They also provided a songwriting job for a hungry kid named Neil Diamond. If Bill Haley was the supreme deity of Rock and Roll, Leiber and Stoller must have written the commandments!

No songwriting team did more to enrich the rock repertoire in the first decade and only a few have matched their total output since that era.

Both songwriters were born in 1933, Leiber in Baltimore and Stoller in Queens, N.Y. Both of them took piano lessons at an early age.

Oddly they didn’t meet on the east coast.

As teenagers they met in Los Angeles in 1950 and started writing songs together the same afternoon.

From the beginning Leiber handled the lyrics, while Stoller wrote the music.

Although they were a pair of Jewish white boys, both of them were immersed in the culture of the blues.

They hung out in black clubs, had black girlfriends and considered themselves a genuine part of that crowd.

Their breakthrough as songwriters came in 1953 when a singer with the Johnny Otis Band named Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton cut the Leiber-Stoller tune "Hound Dog."

Invited to a rehearsal, Leiber and Stoller ended up producing the recording session as well. "Hound Dog" shot to the top of the R&B charts and Leiber and Stoller were on their way.

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up 'cicle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

Well, he never washed his face and he never combed his hair
He had axle grease embedded underneath his fingernails
On the muscle of his arm was a red tattoo
A picture of a heart saying, "Mother, I love you"

He had a pretty girlfriend by the name of Mary Lou
But he treated her just like he treated all the rest
And everybody pitied her and everybody knew
He loved that doggone motorcycle best

He wore black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
He had a hopped-up 'cicle that took off like a gun
That fool was the terror of Highway 101

Mary Lou, poor girl, she pleaded and she begged him not to leave
She said, "I've got a feeling if you ride tonight, I'll grieve"
But her tears were shed in vain and her every word was lost
In the rumble of an engine and the smoke from his exhaust

Then he took off like the Devil, there was fire in his eyes!!
He said, "I'll go a thousand miles before the sun can rise."
But he hit a screamin' diesel that was California-bound"
And when they cleared the wreckage, all they found

Was his black denim trousers and motorcycle boots
And a black leather jacket with an eagle on the back
But they couldn't find the 'cicle that took off like a gun
And they never found the terror of High way 101

just because i`m happy...............

doesn`t mean my thoughts don`t turn melancholy

Monday, July 25, 2011

Blackball: Newport Beach`s Summertime Curse

The city of Newport Beach Lifeguards will tell swimmers to get out of the water because of high surf but in the same breath they won`t allow surfers in the water because of the possibitily of hurting swimmers. What?

religion kills..............

"God" didn`t make man; man made gods......the better we understand the science, the closer we can come to "no heaven … no hell … and no religion too." A truer path to peace and understanding, evolved man knows right from wrong. His heart and mind tells him so. Fear can be it`s own religion. Fear of not going to heaven or going to hell.......ridiculous. Believing in satan is actually funnier......

Monday, July 18, 2011

i think i had intended on going last year? i think? i mean i think i heard something about a bunch of adult men with phalac plastic devices beating...

whatever you do, don`t eat a bag of mushrooms and try to negotiate with your brain on what to actually do while your riding a motorcycle out in the middle of the desert on a warm balmy night with slight santa ana winds softly blowing at you with a brillant setting sun exploding with a burst of colors flooding your senses with pure emotion and feelings of euphoria.......fuck it. go for it................

this should be an amazing two day party. these guys do it right.....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

It`s been awhile but i got out today in the world and this is what i find....i`m going back to my world

This piece of genius, these words of wisdom, some kind of prophet tried to pollute my eyes and mind with their hate filled gospel billboard. This type of pollution should be cleaned up. This sign was at Hell`s Kitchen off Ortega Hiway. I have a few friends that are Muslim and I would have been mortified if we drove by this and they saw it. One of my Muslim friends served eight years in the U.S. Marines and left to start a family. Does he deserve to see this sign? Don`t give me any bullshit about freedom of speech because anybody that truely treasures this freedom should know the responsibility that comes with it. Fuck Hell`s Kitchen and Fuck Mr. Freedom Of Speech, that peckerwood is not a Real American. He needs to leave this country, not my ex-Marine Muslim friend.........

Michele Bachmann at a Des Moines church today told the story of how she and several of her teen friends were drawn by the Holy Spirit to accept Christ.

Bachmann shakes hands with Owen Greenough of Urbandale today at the Machine Shed Restaurant. (Jason Clayworth/The Register)

It was Nov. 1, 1972 and the group of four went into an open church one night where there was no pastor or others present and were drawn by the Holy Spirit and wept while accepting the Lord, she said.

“The Holy Spirit drew us up to the alter and we went onto our knees and we began confessing our sins,” Bachmann, a U.S. Rep. from Minnesota and a 2012 Republican presidential candidate said. “I hadn’t been wild. I hadn’t been drinking, or on drugs or carousing or chasing around but it didn’t matter. I knew that I was a sinner and I knew that I needed a Savior and I knew that I didn’t have Him.”

Michele Bachmann is either a fucking liar or a raving lunatic. c`mon. this person wants to be president of the United States. Almost all the religious terrorists in the world have a lie. Most people that kill other people because of their religion and misguided beliefs, think their religion is the one REAL faith. By the way, faith defined is a belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. Oh great!

Monday, July 11, 2011

i`m pretty lucky................

i got pretty cool friends. they put up with my other world, they TRY to get me to see the world different but in the big picture they get me. hey, i might be ugly but at least i`m bald..........

great gift, i was stoked.....thanks

Friday, July 8, 2011

brian harlow is a sweet fella...................

i was parking the bikes at the born free show (did anyone hear about this show in southern california?), not paying much attention to alot of the riders coming in because of heat exhaustion.......beer please....... when all of a sudden a familiar face with a big smile comes rolling in........harlow flew in at the last minute for the show and was hanging with wil....... he said he had gotten this sweet setup in the city back home and was doing alright........ i had sent him out some goodies some time back and he showed me his handy work.

he saw this knife i had and said he needed that asap........what brian wants, brian gets. these photos put a smile on my face...... but of course, i see he is still exploiting young women......motherfucker, looks like you`re having a good time boy!

unfortunately that weekend was so crazy, i didn`t have any other time to catch up with you brother. thanks for the photos, keep me in mind. ride safe, be peace.....................