Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Great Blog


kinda addicted to this one last night and today. Travel is eminent.
http://www.artificialowl.net/

1988

Blasting it at work. So much tape and vinyl to transfer to computer.Cemetry Gates (Rank) Lyrics - Smiths

Thursday, November 4, 2010

MOON!


nothing like looking up when you're down; this sci-fi moon shot this morning was a boost to my mood. rode up to signal hill to see the sunrise. good stuff.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Prop 19 Legalize it Tax it

Never understanding why alcohol was legal and marijuana wasn't, I'm hopeful that Proposition 19 will pass tomorrow. Measure B here in the LBC will tax it in line with other intoxicants. Again, hopeful, though steeled for my usual election-day letdown. And if there are any tea party folks that don't vote this in, they are indeed hypocrites. This measure will take the guns and criminal element out of this MULTI-MILLON DOLLAR trade, and the most recent study expects the street value of cultivated weed to drop 80%! Wake up America -- if weed isn't legalized, we should return to prohibition. The only difference between marijuana and alcohol in my experience is that no one gets violent when smoking pot.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

L.A. Moto FilmFest Oct 23rd 2010 - Cretins' Clubhouse


Come see my 2004 motorcycle/revenge-doesn't-pay saga The Lone Wolfs at the upcoming L.A. Moto Film Fest. My pal Scott insisted that I submit it, so who am I to argue? Shan has always wanted me to post TLF on you tube, so I may do that before the screening.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Sunday, September 12, 2010

.....part 3





and what a car weekend... (part 2 -- car show pics)


^this T-bird was the most bad-ass mofo at the show...snakeskin top, quilted leather interior, and on and on. This was the only guy I gave props to all day. Fuckin' awesome car.


and what a car weekend it was






bought a 1972 Suburban 350/TH350 C10 Custom, and drove the Lincoln to the Belmont Shore Car Show for a nice day with my daughter. The Lincoln sure handled heavy traffic and hills like a champ! What a car (don't wanna, but have to sell it -- got a $3000 offer, but holding out for a few more weeks).

Thursday, September 9, 2010

um, yeah....I bought another car tonite! Possibly will be in my possesion this weekend to install heater core and 3rd row seat (fingers crossed). And thus the sumer of love draws to a close. Since Sparkle-Jet (working title for baby #3) will make the Subaru De-Forester officially too small, we've up-sized our carbon footprint and gone blue! Here's a scary thought; after we sell the 2006 Forester XT, my Subaru Legacy will be the newest car we own!

Monday, August 16, 2010

A nice little vacation.

took 3 days off, saw Rush twice.

Friday, August 13, 2010

AMF! ...helmet for sale; the garage must be clean!


I'm selling this helmet from my collection. It's pretty rad. Discount for the homeys if you contact me thru this blog yo.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

everything runs

the planets have aligned or something; for the first time in years, every machine I own works. To some degree anyway.
The 1976 Malibu Classic: running, registered, legal. Restoration is next.
The 1991 Subaru Legacy: run, reg, legal.
The 1969 C20 Longbed Stepside: run, reg, at the shop for finetuning + brakework.
The 1958 Lincoln Capri: runs, in the driveway atm; should I get out quick for a fast buck or buy another one to use as a donor car and hope for "big money?"
The 1975 BMW R75/6: run, reg, leeg.
The 1975 Honda 550k1: reg, reg, leeg, needs suspension asap, though ridable enough.
The 1980 XR250; runs like a motherfucker, whats a green sticker btw?
The 2006 Subaru Forester XT: r,r,l, kinda FOR SALE! Turbo, Leather, great condition...gotta turn that car into something larger before our 3 child arrives; I'm leaning toward a Vanaru conversion with a Subaru EJ22 engine.

All for now.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kraken Attackin' postcard/bookmark



John over at SUPERPUNCH brought me in for his latest art project, to celebrate the release of KRAKEN by China Mieville. Nice glossy cardstock will last for years; $1ppd each for the book-reading public. Email me thru this blog and have some fun for a change.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunday, July 25, 2010

TATRA WINS NY TIMES CONTEST!

A day for justice, comrades! My pals Paul & Dydia have triumphed in their struggle to win the New York Times collectible car of the year award! read the article here: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/25/automobiles/collectibles/25contest.html?_r=1

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

never saw this ones before *ack*

this stuff counteracts the sarah palin/teabagger bullshit pretty well.

brother Larry AKA taillight larry AKA larry laverda

So...
the black sausage calls me today..."you gonna be at work til closing? I'll come see ya." OK, cool, a visit from Taillight Larry Elliott is always welcome. He is the poet laureate of the MMMC after all, and just-back from a cross-country to Memphis, Tenn and back again, visiting girlfriends and family alike (google Supercycle and Elvis together for the 411 on that)...prolly wanting to share pics and stories............. but no, he shows-up on his fuckin' Laverda that he's owned since '77 and has been defunct for most of the time I've known him!!!

Just look at this bitchenly-composed pic of him as he split on it! fuckin'-a made my day!

seems that the club has really been gettin' somewhere with all the old machinery lately...

Monday, June 7, 2010

we needed this *so* badly


yes, if you're keeping score at home, this would be our 2nd pop-up trailer. came loaded with all the extras; on the super cheap & 1/2 mile from my parents' house. got back last night. This will hold us over until the 1st Starcraft is ready to go camping.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

long, strange trip on youtube

holy shit, I just brought-up Rob Base & DJ Easy Rock to show Des where a sample from a fave song of hers came from, and went from there to my fave Pet Shop Boys song, "2 divided by zero" to RJD Black Sabbath videos (lots) to Motorhead to Iron Maiden to Hawkwind, to 1 Mettallica dalliance to Rush videos and interviews til I ended-up watching some high-school girl at band practice playing YYZ on triangle. whoa. and now we're here... ah, memories of Shara's Subaru Legacy's stereo at full blast.


Tuesday, June 1, 2010

like Abraham at a track meet...

...the Lincoln runs! Spent some time with it this weekend, hotwired it, then floored it with my left hand while I was upside down beneath the dashboard! Ignition! Spark! RPMs increasing, dust and exhaust and rust in a tornado of VICTORY! ...until all the excitement got the fuel pump (which I'd temporarily disabled, see pic below) to start working, which shot old gas all over the front of the engine and made all of the belts jump their pulleys! Still, I'm counting this one as a victory.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

after 35 years in America


...the 550 cast-off parts return to Asia. Lucky bidder Goltong from South Korea won the auction. Funny how an L.A. CL ad giving this stuff away for free got nothing, but ebay got me $175 in SW Asia!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

lincoln offers...

In 7 days, I've had 2 offers to buy the Lincoln. My brother was the first, then a guy we do business with at work offered me $2500. I just wanna drive it a few times before I sell it.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

thinkin' Lincoln


put a fresh battery in the thing on Saturday; all lights in/out work, ignition switch broke in half in my hand...could be the no-start problem.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

lincoln update

So the boss let me put the car at work for a month, until it runs or gets towed-out. Upon closer inspection, I am stoked: aside from a little wiring redo, the car is totally original from front to back, carb is clean and the engine compartment matches *exactly* the 1958 brochure photo! No bodywork is evident anywhere on the car, and all the chrome is there and looking good. Pic is of the 2010 S1000RR; thought it was a nice contrast with the 52 year-old Conti., both having spikey tailfins. I woke-up just now dreaming of how to fix the ignition switch behind the dashboard.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

day of the continental

cushion-aire snowballs


the interior of this thing is officially the nicest of any car we own, even nicer/cleaner than the 2006 Forester XT! the flatbed drops it off today at work. more photos then. Just 2 more weeks til payday!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

HA! take that world!


I bought this car yesterday by accident. Amazing what the words "pre-aproved" can make you do. Gonna go see it today. Stay tuned. Shannon had the best comeback ever, but I'll fill you in later on that one.

Monday, May 17, 2010

1975 Honda CB550 take-off parts for sale


click to bid or pass-along; local LBC or LA pickups encouraged; starting bid $10!