Saturday, December 31, 2011
GOP cannabalizing itself. very exciting to watch......go Ron Paul! he is the only GOP canidate with balls. Newt Gingrich barking about drilling for oil and natural gas saying something as the such, "an american president not having to bow to a saudi king". do you smell a rat? this year was the first year since 1949 with Truman that the #1 american export has been oil......usually it has always been aircraft. so why does every GOP canidate cry about being independent of foreign oil if we are making billions of dollars selling our oil to other countries? because that is what capitalism is based on, not taking care of yours but the bottom line monetarily. so back to my voice of, "WAKE UP AMERICA! it is not either of our major political parties but fucking big business and fucking banks". i`m tired and should really be riding my motorcycle. and can someone tell me what is unconstitutional about the healthcare bill? i`m still trying to figure it out. now kids can still be insured on their parents insurance till the age of 26 (wait till you folks with younger kids get to utilize this gift), and folks with pre-existing conditions can`t be turned away by insurance companies (you are fortunate enough to be healthy but wait till you are sick and see how hard insurance companies fuck you after you have spent a lifetime of paying their premiums). i think i woke up in a bad mood. going back to sleep....... oh yeah, Happy New Year!
Saturday, December 24, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
our lives are so busy, events, places and people can become overshadowed by everyday commonplace. some people are easy to forget, others stay with you forever. with those who stay with you, an easy smile can come to your face.
a friend kept telling me he wanted to introduce me to someone that i would get along with, we had alot in common, this friend knowing i really don`t like many people. it just never panned out, life was in the way. well a weekend getaway turned into the introduction of a pretty cool friendship. when i was finally introduced to strummer, he immediately asked me what i was drinking as he was sitting behind the bar. vodka being my choice of poison, it was vodka i blurted out. with his proper educated english accent he apologised and said he had no vodka. not to worry, i`ll drink anything...... well that didn`t settle with joe....... two hours latter, joe shows up with a bottle of stoli.....story goes: joe walks out the front door to get me my vodka, doesn`t want to drive because he has had a few so "finds" a bicycle with the tires flat so walks it a couple miles to pump them up..... pedals to liquor store for "my" vodka, rides back, replaces the bicycle where he "found"it, then proceeds to pour me my drink and hand it to me.......we sat for hours talking and eventually babbling something or the other as the get-together started drifting away.......one of my last photographs that is imprinted in my mind is at 5:00 a.m., palm springs, 76 degrees, the buddy that introduced us sitting on the edge of the pool with his legs in the water playing his acoustic gretsch smoking a cigar with joe laying on the diving board writing lyrics and myself sitting in the middle of the two working minds throwing up profusely with my arms wrapped around a green trashcan..... between breaks of retching convulsively, i had the great fortune of seeing two geniuses in their element of creative juices oblivious of the idiot destined to mediocrity; not letting my growling noises interfer with their minds........actually, during breaks they would bring me bottles of water with the encouraging words, "keep drinking water, you will be fine", with a reassuring pat on the back....... that was the beginning of a pretty cool friendship that i never really got what i brought to the friendship.....everytime he got into town, i got a call, "Michael...........!", with that accent. i would just smile as i am right now.....thinking of you joe. i rest.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
this years david mann chopperfest had some great bikes as usual, everyone has their own style, tastes, statement that they are making....... i appreciate talent, whatever it is. this guy did some serious fabricating here. not alot of Big Twin parts here.......
whoa.....found this picture on church of choppers, was diggin the bike, loved the balance of the bike, gonna put a front fender on my scoot......... saw some pictures my wife took of me when i was taken off for a ride.........
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
waiting to get in the swap, fuckin freezing. my bike, edwards and davis. you get inside then takeoff all in different directions to beat the other guy to the treasures that only you want to find.....mine, mine, mine.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
this is why whenever he was playing with the white stripes or any other side band or even a record store.......i would show up..
a god if there such thing as a god.........taking from the past into the future. you don`t know, you aren`t there......
Monday, December 5, 2011
one of my biggest weaknesses besides pretty women and vodka is design from this era. LACMA did a great job with this exhibit. not too big to overwhelm but enough to satisfy the mind.
shape is everything. contours that flow but functional............