Friday, 18 April 2014

FOUR GLORIOUS HOURS ON THE 'SHAFT OF LOVE' AS I RODE THE TRUSTY SKIRTSTER INTO THE SUNSET . . . . THE LAST WEEK TO TEN DAYS HAS BEEN A NADIR OF INTROSPECTION AND DUD VIBES . . . . BLASTING OUT INTO THE COUNTRYSIDE WAS THE PERFECT TONIC, ALL IS GOOD.

Yep, a genuine get the fuck out town set things to rights, not an overly lengthy thrash by any means but it was big on quality and even bigger on remedial value. The darker places my mind had been delving into over the last week in particular were suddenly illuminated and then just as quickly faded into the distance of time and space . . . . I'm back to the positive headspace of anticipation and excitement as the next chapter of my life as a dog opens before me, the somewhat gloomy sense of trepidation that had been nagging at me the last seven or so days has vanished up its own arsehole and there is as much sunshine and joy in my mind as there was in the back country of my sojourn this afternoon . . . . only on two wheels is this sort of curative effect possible, yeah, forever two wheels. 

HEY MAN, THE NAME OF THE NEW PLYMOUTH FASTBACK IS THE BACCARUDA . . . . THAT'S 'BARRACUDA' . . . . I CAN'T PRONOUNCE BACCARUDA . . . . SAY BA 'BA', SAY RA 'RA', CU 'CU', DA 'DA' . . . . NOW PUT IT ALL TOGETHER . . . . BARRARARRACUCUDADA !!! MOPAR MADNESS REIGNS.

POSSIBLE JOINT PROJECT FOR MIKEEYRAT AND WHITELINEPSYCHO . . . . 64 BARRACUDA
 ONE OWNER SINCE NEW, YOUNG BEARDO IS THE SELLER . . . . SLANT SIX, RIGHT HOOK CONVERSION
 MIKEEYRAT'S '64 TWO DOOR GALAXIE . . . . SO MUCH SHEET METAL COVERING THESE THINGS
 THE EVER RELIABLE 390 CUBER . . . . NOTHING SPECIAL BUT SPECIAL NONETHELESS

Thursday, 17 April 2014

MUSICAL STARES, TUNING UP, TUNING OUT, TURNING ON . . . . FROM THE STUDIO OF DEXTER PENDLETON'S TRAINWRECK TO YOU . . . . PORTRAITS OF STUFF FROM THE LAST TEN DAYS

MARS IN A JAR . . . . MARIO'S ASHES, NEARLY TEN YEARS ON, ALWAYS WITH US IN THE STUDIO
 MARS ABOUT SIX MONTHS OFF OF DYING . . . . FUCKING CANCER, BASTARD DISEASE FROM HELL
 THE BOSSANOVA KIDS CIRCA '87 . . . . MARIO SECOND FROM LEFT, THREE WOGS AND A DOG
 PARTIAL CLUSTER OF TERRY'S GUITARS . . . . CURRENTLY HE'S GOT TWENTY FOUR IN THE STUDIO
 AND THE TALENTED PRICK MAKES THEM AS WELL . . . . MOTHER OF PEARL VOLUME KNOB INSERTS 
 GENUINE BIGSBY TREMOLO SET UP . . . . THE GOLD/BRASS NAILS IT AGAINST THE PURPLE
 'T' IS FOR TOTALLY TERRIFIC TERRY . . . . ALL PAINT AND PINLINES BY TEZ, GUITAR MAKER
 THE BODY . . . . YOU CAN JUST MAKE OUT THE SUPER FINE FLAKE, POLYCHROMATIC PERFECTION
 THE GUARDIAN OF THE DEN . . . . ME VERY SPECIAL FRIEND, LITTLE LENNY, HE LOVES ME

Monday, 14 April 2014

SEEN AND HEARD, SIGHT UNSEEN, SOUND AND VISION . . . . LIZZIE TURNS FOURTEEN, AS I NOW CONTEMPLATE MY FUTURE . . . . IT'S DEFINITELY UNWRITTEN, BRING IT ON UNIVERSAL POWER

THE STAR OF THE SHOW . . . . THE GREATEST THING I'VE EVER DONE
 LIZZIE GETTING JIGGY WITH IT WHILE GRANNY GETS ALL WINSTON ON US
 MY LITTLE HAIR FLICKING GESTICULATOR . . . . I DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS
 BIRTHDAY FINE DINING DESSERT . . . . THE LEAD UP TO THE CAKE

Friday, 11 April 2014

TWENTY FOUR HOURS FROM AN ULCER . . . . A MIXED GRAB BAG OF RANDOMNESS FROM THE LAST TWO DAYS . . . . STILL SELLING LIVER DAMAGE AND DEBAUCHERY . . . . ONWARD HO MOFO.

MY GRAIL WATCH ARRIVED . . . 1981 SEIKO 7549-7010 . . . SUCH A COOL BIT OF KIT
THE CASEBACK . . . ALL THE DETAILS . . . BATTERY CHANGE DATES . . . BIRTH MONTH
THE BALLISTICS FIRST SINGLE TOUR . . . PSYCHOBILLY ACT, SKA THEMED ARTWORK . . . WTF??
GRAINY MEMORIES OF TUESDAY NIGHT . . . THE DUDE AND THE DUDETTE'S GAFF . . . COOL AND GROOVY
TUESDAY'S PARADISE FROM THE BALCONY OF BROKEN DREAMS . . . SAFETY IN DISTANCE
MISS WEST HOLLYWOOD'S DESSERT DE JOUR . . . WHEN THOUGHTS TURN TO MUNCHIES
TUESDAY LATE NIGHT TELEVISION . . . AIRPORT ROAD MOTHERFUCKER . . . YOU CAN FOLLOW ME
RADIUSED WHEEL ARCHES ON A TRI SERIES . . . ONE OF THE UGLIEST BODY MODS EVER

Monday, 7 April 2014

LOAFING AROUND WAITING TO BE OFFICIALLY INFORMED OF MY REDUNDANCY . . . . FEELING ENERVATED, EXCITED AND NOT WORRIED IN THE FUCKING LEAST . . . . CLEARLY A SIGN THAT THE PATH AHEAD IS A GOOD ONE METHINKS . . . . A FEW UNRELATED PICTORIAL RAMBLINGS.

DADDY'S LITTLE GIRL . . . . LIZZIEDOCIOUS IN 2003 . . . . TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE A PARENT
SEIKO 'TUNA' DIVER . . . . WHEN I'M FREE DIVING TO THE BOTTOM OF MARIANAS TRENCH
PECTORAL VIEW . . . . THE SEIKO TSUNAMI, SYMBOLIC OF FIFTY YEARS OF DIVE WATCH BRILLIANCE
 SURFERS PARADISE 1981 . . . . OUTTA THE SURF AND FRESH OUTTA POMADE, WOCKABILLY WEBEL
 MY FIRST SEIKO DIVER AS WORN ON MY WRIST IN THE ABOVE PHOTO . . . . CAN'T KILL EM