Friday, November 19, 2010
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Vespa DolcevitaThe Vespa Dolcevita is based on the shapely design of the original model of the 1950′s, with a styling reference to the "Corsa" racing versions, where the seat was positioned on the edge of the rear section, which integrates the engine compartment.
The result is a chopper-like Vespa, with a tear-drop shaped rear end and a slightly rearward-sloping seat. It features an essential instrumentation, with a reduced legshield and compact LED lights. The front fender is made of components inspired by the aeronautical world, which pays homage to the first Vespa models, built using parts taken from WWII planes.
At first glimpse, the overall design is balanced towards the rear, with this visual effect being mitigated by the the thin yet present front end.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
I was watching, in person, as the 1st tower burned like a torch in the otherwise beautiful September morning sky. I was at work, about to get off the night shift at UPS when someone asked if I had seen the plane crash on TV in the break room. I had not, so I went out to the parking lot to see for myself. Holy Fuck! I thought, Richie (my brother-in-law) and Jeanette and some friends all work there..I was instantly scared for their lives and it started to occur to me how many thousands of people were down there right then. So I ran back inside, punched out and started to speed home. Work was in Secaucus, NJ and home was in Jersey City Heights. I had a clear view of the Trade Center for the entire 5 minute drive home. About halfway there I saw the second plane approach and crash into tower 2. WTF! Things were instantly different. This was NO accident. This was an ATTACK! We were under seige. Laws, speed limit, everything was instantly dismissed. My priority was getting home to my (then) wife (who should have been leaving or gone to work by then). I burst into our apartment to find her asleep. I scared the hell of her with my abruptness. She had called out of work for the day (which was very unusual) and had no idea of the events occurring just 2 miles away. She knew instantly that something was horribly wrong. She was begging me to tell her and I insisted she just try calling her brother and her father's girlfriend. All circuits were busy. She again asked, yelling at me in fear, "What was going on?!" I just said put on some pants and come with me. Seconds later we were outside and I said "Look", (pointing to the Towers), "We are under attack!" The streets were chaotic, filled with onlookers. There were several car accidents and already someone had attacked the Indian guy (not Muslim at all, but wore a turban) who owned the liquor store up the block from my place, they beat him and his wife and wrecked the store...The next three days were horrible, it took that long to locate our family members (all of whom were safe) and the news of the death of some friends made it our way as well. The worst part was something rarely mentioned...the smell, the soot, and the fear. Over the course of the next few weeks, two houses within 3 blocks of where I lived were raided by the Government and it became known that these terrorists ate and made plans in the same Diner I often frequented and lived close by. I can't really bear to say more at this point as my memory is flooding with the horrible shit I saw and it's upsetting me. I gotta go......
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Okay, so Jenn & I recently viewed both the original 1978 version and the, just out, 2010 3-D versions of the Piranha movies. Although the two do carry some parallels, in that some scenes are very similar in their set-up and execution, on the whole, they are entirely different in where the Piranha originated, how they infiltrated, etc. Both are quite good, campy, flesh-eating fishy fun with plenty of torn flesh and ripped in half bodies and copious amounts of bare ass and titties. Hooray for boobs! I feel the more recent one pokes more fun at itself and scores well in the humor department. Worth a watch.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Take your pick from four cassette designs, including the one above, or opt for the record deck, which you can see over the page. They might not look it, but all the mats are made of rubber, which means they should be washable and durable, with a size of around 60 x 38cm.
Prices for all are around $49.99, which is around £33.
Find out more at the Meninos website
The title just about sums it up. This is the story of rockabilly music, from its roots in country, blues, folk, hillbilly, R&B and boogie-woogie to its explosive three-chord arrival on the main stage in the 1950s. But the book digs deeper, looking at the people, the record labels and rockabilly's impact on clubs, movies and fashion. It even covers the later years, with chapters taking in the 1970s revival and its resurgence in the modern era.
325 pages, plenty of black and white shots and the most in-depth bibliography you'll find on the subject. The book is published by Serpent's Tail from 29th July 2010, with Amazon doing pre-orders right now for £7.79. Look out for a review soon.
Find out more at the Amazon website
Produced, no doubt, for when the temperatures plummet over autumn and winter, this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington is (as you've probably guessed) made from authentic Harris Tweed and is fully lined for even more warmth.
Aside from that, it keeps the classic profile, adding in the Fred Perry logo, a Harris Tweed Label and a brass zip. It retails for £349.
Find out more at the Fred Perry website
It's a history of youth cults, originally produced to coincide with an exhibition at the V&A that covered the changing faces of 'tribes' over a 50+ year period - Hipsters, Teddy Boys, Beats, Rockabillies, Rude Boys, Mods, Surfers, Hippies, Punks, B-Boys, Ravers - you know the kind of thing.
This fully updated edition will feature nearly 100 extra pages with a four page bound insert, 5 new chapters, including over 250 images, all packed into 224 pages. The books is down for a launch on 15th September 2010, priced at £18.95.
Find out more at the Amazon website
What can we say? well, we can say it looks like the boot that made the company both its name and fortune, a 24-hole boot that opens up to reveal a USB connector for your computer, while the inner boot packs 2GB of storage for any kind of file you need on the go.
The boot is just two inches tall and good for use with both PC and Mac. Price? That' $25 online.
Find out more at the Dr Martens USA website
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
PlotThe Emperor's Minister of State Cheng, an authoritarian ruler, arranges for Hu Lung, one of his old students to distract General Chow while he assassinates the leader of the Ming rebels. Chow hunts for Hu Lung, but must avoid the authorities since he is a suspect in the murder. He eventually finds Chow, but is thwarted by Hu Lung's master, Phillip Ko, and Minister Cheng's hired enforcer, Shen Yu. Shen Yu is hunting for Chow in order to arrest him.
Although Shen Yu wants to arrest Chow, he does not kill him, preferring that he goes to court first. This goes against Minister Cheng's orders to kill him. Hu Lung and Chow escape in the ensuing confrontation between Shen Yu and Phillip Ko. Hu Long confesses to his master that he was ordered to kill the rebel leader, and Phillip Co confronts Minister Cheng.
Chow learns kung fu from a young child and his sister to defeat the Invincible Armor technique, but his training is cut short when Shen Yu arrives to arrest him again. He gives Chow three days to clear his name. Minister Chang's plot is eventually exposed, and he is confronted by Chow, Shen Yu, and others.
- Hwang Jang Lee – Minister Cheng
- John Liu – Chow Lung Fu
- Lee Hoi San – Hu Lung
- Tino Wong – Shen Yu
- Phillip Ko – Hu’s master
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Scooter Mercato sometime next week. So, hopefully around this time next week I'll be blogging about how happy I am to be back on the road. Until then....work, drink, sleep, repeat.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Friday, June 25, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae tracklisting:
1. Keith & Ken Jamaica Ska
2. Jo Jo Bennett Canteloupe Rock
3. Owen Gray Shook, Shimmy & Shake
4. Eric Morris, The Dragonaires Sammy Dead
5. Sonny Burke Outfit All You
6. Tony And Louise Brixton Lewisham
7. The Dragonaires, Byron Lee Last Night
8. Roy Panton Endless Memory
9. The Granville Williams Orchestra The Philly Dog
10. Roland Alphonso & The Beverley’s All Stars Sausage
11. Top Grant River Bank Coberley
12. Errol Dixon Hoop
13. Tony Washington & The D.C's Boof Ska
14. The Rulers Too Late
15. Ken Lazarus, The Dragonaires Soul Ska
16. The Blues Busters How Sweet It Is Album Version
17. Hopeton Lewis Sounds And Pressure
18. Rico And The Rudies Yeh Yeh
19. Falcon Prince Do The Screw
20. Ernest Ranglin & The G.B.s The Harmonica Twist
1. Granville Williams Orchestra Honky Tonk Ska
2. David Isaacs I'd Rather Be Lonely
3. Roland Alphonso & The Beverley’s All Stars Soul Finger
4. Sonny Burke Choo Choo Train
5. The Gladiators So Fine
6. Owen Gray Help Me
7. Ernest Ranglin Summertime
8. Byron Lee, The Dragonaires Green Onions
9. Tony Washington & The D.C's Show Me How (You Milk The Cow)
10. Jo Jo Bennett Musical Pressure
11. Jackie Edwards I Feel So Bad
12. The Rulers Why Don’t You Change
13. Glen Miller Rock Steady Party
14. Ewan & Jerry with the Caribbeats The Rock Steady Train
15. Llans Thelwell And His Celestials The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
16. Errol Dixon I Don't Want
17. Winston Francis & Aubrey Adams Quintet Venus
18. Rupie Edwards Let Me Love You
19. Jamaica's Own Vagabonds Watermelon Man
20. Tommy McCook & The Supersonics Jerk Time
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
I watched this movie last night, starring the magnificent Vincent Price and Joseph Cotten. It was a most excellent tale of revenge, complete with elaborate costumes, hair raising death scenes, robotic musicians, religious symbolism and of course rats, bats and locusts. If you want to see a classic movie without that old movie bore, watch this!
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
with a heart full of napalm
I'm a runaway son of the nuclear A-bomb
I am a world's forgotten boy
The one who searches and destroys
Honey gotta help me please
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby detonates for me
Look out honey, 'cause I'm using technology !
Ain't got time to make no apology
Soul radiation in the dead of night
Love in the middle of a fire fight
Honey gotta strike me blind
Somebody gotta save my soul
Baby penetrates my mind
And I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
And honey I'm the world's forgotten boy
The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy
Forgotten boy, forgotten boy
Forgotten boy said
hey forgotten boy
song from One Sweet Song and it's just makes me think of my Baby. She's sleeping and I'm fucking about on the interwebs. Makes me sigh with content knowing in just a few minutes I will crawl in bed next to her warmth and lay sleeping while dreaming of scooters and conjoined humans...hmmm. :-)
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