Friday, November 30, 2007

Rock an Roll

I flipped on the shitbox tonite and before the screen warmed up I heard London Calling played by someone other than the Clash.
Even weirder was the picture coming in to reveal Dave Grohl, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello and the guy from the Sopranos (Steven Van Zandt?) standing on a stage belting it out.
The bass player wasn't Flea and I don't know who was behind the drums.
Not a bad version and probably the best song The Boss has played in 20 years.
Actually, The Modern has a lil turntable and some 45's in the bathroom and I find myself always playing I'm Going Down which isn't a bad song and fitting when you flush. Nebraska is probably in my top 20 (at least in what I have on vinyl) so I shouldn't badmouth him. I had Hungry Heart on 45 as a kid.
I also had the Should I Stay or Should I Go single with a great B-Side called Long Time Jerk. My brother and I would set up a little stage with Adventure People and fabricate tiny instruments and crank the tunes and use flashlights to make a little sold-out concert. Almost as fun as using the entire kitchen countertop as a town for our Matchbox cars. Mom killed that buzz when she found Tim's Datsun 280-Z in the garbage disposal.
Anyway, The Clash still rule.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Saturday Cyclocross Action!

Saturday morning was spent enjoying some local 'cross racing at Eagle Island State Park. Ben Raced. He makes growling noises as he slips around in the mud. Good job Ben. Note: that's not Ben on the bike. He's in the one in the vest. Grrrrr.
Check this out:
Silver Warner
This is a messenger friend of ours who we've known for about twelve years now. Both 77 and 43 have worked with Silver at Quicksilver (at different times). 43 then followed him to Express Network (legal) before Silver moved to NYC. Silver and 43 raced together at the fixed gear only alleycat race at the Messenger World Championships in 1996. We wish him well....and free.

Friday, November 16, 2007

Warlocks love Witchcraft!

Don't miss Witchcraft tonite @ the Neurolux.
8pm I think. The Warlocks'll be there and so should you.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

I like it.

A little bird told me that the Velo Pirates will be hosting the next alleycat. This was posted on our comments page: "oh yes, Inversion Excursion III. Hope to see all you out for the race in the cold.Look for teaser flyers soon. Race will be in January.Get your cross bikes ready, can you say Alley Cross!!! stay tuned for more info." Fuck yeah, do it in the dirt. This page will have updates and/or links to the race as we get 'em. Until then, why aren't you out playing polo? Sundays, Noon, Camel's Toe Park. Get some. Click the link on this page to the 208 Bike Polo blog for more.