REAL COOL SHIT - REAL BIKES, REAL CARS, REAL TUNES . . . . AND A LI'L BIT OF REAL VITRIOLIC RANTING . . . . AND A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER COOL STUFF THAT GIVES ME THE HORN . . . . unless otherwise stated, all words, blurbs and drivel herein are entirely mine. I hope you dig it. All my personal photos can be enlarged by clicking on the image.
Tuesday, 30 July 2013
"YOUR LIFE IN ANOTHER'S WORDS" . . . . BEEN A BIG TWO YEARS FOR ME, AFTER SWEARING I'D NEVER GO NEAR COMPUTERS TO DO SHIT LIKE BLOGGING AND FARCEBOOK, I'VE NOW GONE AND DONE BOTH . . . . A GUY HAD MADE A TOTALLY UNSOLICITED COMMENT IN A THREAD ABOUT THE 'OLD DAYS' IN THE TOWN I LIVE IN DESCRIBING MY FIRST BAND . . . . I THEN WENT AND 'INTRODUCED' MYSELF AND HE WROTE THE SECOND PARAGRAPH I'VE INCLUDED HERE
FROM THE 'IT FEELS NICE HAVING A TOTAL STRANGER TELL YOUR STORY' ARCHIVES . . . . THIS IS HOW THINGS WERE FOR ME IN 1982
CHEERS TO PAUL BUXTON FOR THE RECOLLECTIONS AND NICE WORDS . . . . APPRECIATED BUDDY AND STOKED YOU REMEMBER IT FONDLY.
Ballistics were a tough rock,with a kind of rockabilly twist local band with a surfer/quasi mod punk sort of following, i only followed them around because the good sorts followed them, so we went where they were. Some of their hardcore fans had what I think was the first ever FauxHawk hairstyle, a kind of put on mowhawk, without making the big shaved look committment. Lots of the Kingscliff surfer following at sometime in their set would all get down on the floor wiggling around doing "the worm", like they were having a "fit".
Great shows mate, I just happened to think of your name when I saw your FB name and it dawned on me. I remember you came into Mac & East at Pac fair where I worked in late 80's and i tried to sell you the "latest trendy" jeans, the faded levi 501's, but I couldn't convince you, ha! Yeah, me and my mates knew all the surfer Kingy crowd but we were a different crew but we knew you blokes had the sheila's following you back then along with the Kingy surfers, so what does a twenty year do, he goes with the crowd..