Friday, November 19, 2010

Scooter Coffee

Was in the store yesterday buying Thanksgiving meal ingredients when I came across this:
 Thought it was cool (advertising works, we bought it), the coffee is good too. Looked into it a little deeper and found a poster for it online (I won't be buying it though). Here's the poster:

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Vespa Dolcevita

Vespa Dolcevita

Vespa DolceVita ConceptThe 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

Awesome Day!

 Woke up this morning and rode my scoot (which I finally have back after four months) over to my friend's and got the title (I finally finished paying off the damn thing). Came back and Jenn and I went out to go to the DMV, which we aborted mission on and instead had some lunch and went to the pumpkin patch. Took a hayride out to pick them...all you can carry for 20 bux. We got seven, not counting the big one we already bought from the supermarket last week. Then we came home and have been chillin, got some pizza, painted the Mickey's bee on my scooter.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Nine Years Ago Today...

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

Piranha 1978 VS. 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

Cassette Tape and Record Deck doormats at Meninos

Mat1
We've seen (and featured) some interesting doormats in the past, but these Cassette Tape and Record Deck doormats at Meninos are something special.

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

A Rocket In My Pocket - The Hipster's Guide To Rockabilly Music by Max Decharne

Rocket
Max Decharne has already wow'd us on these pages with Straight From The Fridge, Dad amongst other works, so we're particularly looking forward to his latest offering, the forthcoming A Rocket In My Pocket - The Hipster's Guide To Rockabilly Music.

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

Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington jacket

Tweed
You can pick up a plain coloured Harrington jacket just about anywhere, but if you want one that offers something just a little different, you might want to take a closer look at this Fred Perry Harris Tweed Harrington.

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

Streetstyle book by Ted Polhemus reissued

Streetstyle
Out of print for some time, Streetstyle by Ted Polhemus is to be reissued in September by PYMCA.

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

Dr Martens 50th anniversary boot-shaped USB drive


Doc
So if you were celebrating 50 years of iconic footwear, what would you do? Well Dr Martens has decided to celebrate this event with a boot-shaped USB drive.

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

The Small Faces, German TV show "Beat Beat Beat", 1966 Pt. 2

Friday, August 13, 2010

Pi li shi jie

Just finished watching this movie. Watch it now! Shaw brothers kick ass!

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Invincible Armor

Just finished watching this movie. It was awesome!

Plot

The 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.


 

Cast

  • Hwang Jang Lee – Minister Cheng
  • John Liu – Chow Lung Fu
  • Lee Hoi San – Hu Lung
  • Tino Wong – Shen Yu
  • Phillip Ko – Hu’s master

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Been off the road for a couple of weeks.

Man, I tell ya....not having my scoot sux, sux, sux! Not only do I have to rely on Jenn for a ride anywhere (and I'm damn thankful for her), but also, I just miss riding my scooter. The longest I had ever not ridden it since the day I got it was a nine day stretch just under a year ago when I wrecked and broke my collar bone and cracked my pelvis. Hell, even that only kept me off it for a lil' over a week. So, all of my parts (minus the new piston) have been ordered and a new piston has been promised by the folks at 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.

Blood or Whiskey - No Answers

To Be Poor is a Crime - Whiskey Rebels

The adicts:viva la revolustion/joker in the pack

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hard Times

Been having a difficult time of it lately. Haven't felt much like blogging. Everybody, everywhere needs money from me. I don't have it and it makes life not only difficult, but makes me feel shitty because I work hard and I still feel as though I rely too much on others and money I owe should have been been paid by now. I get it, but I don't know what to do about it. May find myself scootless as a result and with some people who went way out of their way to help me feeling angry toward me. I think that's already the case anyhow. Ok, my self-pity party is over. Had to be said whether or not anyone actually reads this. I'll keep on keepin' on...always have.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Wonderlust King - Gogol Bordello

Sounds & Pressure


Sounds & Pressure: Mod Reggae tracklisting:

Disc 1


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      

Disc 2:


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

SoulBoy Trailer

MOSS AND LAMBRETTA IN A RIDE TO LAUNCH SUITS

NIce!


Armadillo "Gauntlet" from Armadillo Scooterwear on Vimeo.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Abominable Dr. Phibes

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

Bad Brains - Fearless Vampire Killers

The bourgeoisie had better watch out for me. All throughout this so called nation, we don't want your filthy money, we don't need your innocent bloodshed. We just wanna end your world. Well my minds made up. Yes, it's time for you to pay, better watch out for me. I'm a member of the F.V.K.

I cooked and ate one of these last night....

I did it up in a Thai style coconut milk curry sauce. It was delicious. A little chewy, but good.

Today's pre-work scooter ride.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Kids First Scooter Ride

The ride up to get the kids this weekend was grueling. Got off to a late start, rode nearly 90 miles on my scoot (which I enjoyed), then took my parents car up to NJ. Holiday traffic was bitch! The normally 5 1/2 drive took 8hrs. Got the kids and headed right back to VA. Today (Saturday) we had a great day. Woke up early, ate breakfast, then went for a swim, watched some Spongebob, ate lunch, rode the scooter, watched more Spongebob, played some ball, swam some more, went out for pizza, with Me, the kids, my parents, and my Grandma...four generations! Tomorrow we have plans to go canoeing and then it's back to NJ and the lo-o-ong drive/ride home for me...I'll be exhausted...but it's always worth it!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Vespa scooter jousting

Yogi Bear-Scooter Looter

Vespa Factory..check it out.

Anatomy of a Motorcyle Accident

I picked this little chart up over at RideaMoto.com Check em out if you get to where your going on two wheels instead of four. Yeah, and law or no law...wearing your fucking helmet.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Search and Destroy (Pop/Williamson)

I'm a street walking cheetah
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

Nat "King" Cole//My Baby Just Cares for Me

I grabbed this 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. :-)

The Human Centipede

So, I've been anticipating watching this movie. The story line is so wonderfully depraved while (although not possible) medically realistic. Its based in reality. No horror BS of a decrepit and strange monster of sorts chasing and knifing it's way through some scantily clad teen's summer camp like your typical "horror" movie. It's more of a Dr. Frankenstein, mad scientist type of flick. Only it's premise is so original and twisted: Joining humans surgically at the mouth and anus to form a human centipede. It was wonderfully cast, with a special kudos to the lead role played by Dieter Laser. That dude is just naturally creepy. I also appreciated the fact that the front human in the centipede was cast as a Japanese dude, who speaks no English, while the rear two were dumb American broads from NYC on a European vacation. I like that it isn't overly graphic and leaves most to the imagination, although I think it needed at least one scene of the natural pulling and tearing that I'd imagine would happen if I found myself in the same situation. I will say that the spiral staircase sequence made me pucker a bit. I liked the artiness of it all: the domicile of said mad scientist, to include huge paintings of conjoined twins and the subtle nuance of the three candles on the coffee table while the stark white of the basement laboratory set the stage for some very sick, very German and Japanese, style of depravity. I also found the costumes worn by the madman to be inspired in that they looked very medical, very German couture, and very Japanese traditional all at the same time.  Overall, definitely worth a watch but still left me wanting more...Stay sick!
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