Friday, January 29, 2010
Sushi is often displayed for sale at room temperature in plastic containers on shop counters, in cabinets or on a sushi ‘train’ (like a conveyor belt). Because sushi combines both raw and cooked ingredients that are handled frequently, and room temperature is an ideal condition for harmful bugs (pathogens) to grow, this can lead to concerns that sushi is a high risk food. None of this compares however to the risk of getting bitten when eating Dog Sushi.
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
I said yesterday that there were a few suprises lined up for the Blowout and I wasn't JIVING you. The well known Vandal Dodge bucket originally built by John Reid will be in attendance as will a replica model built by Graham Berry. The cool news is that Graham has donated the model and it will be auctioned. Pretty cool. There's a great feature on Vandal coutesy of NZ Hot Rod right here...
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Hey homos - get this in the diary now. Keith Weesner will be there, as will all the ingredients for a perfect day. Couple of suprises this year too so stay tuned for more. We'll be there with our new T Shirts, stickers and of course the first issue of OnePercent Magazine.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
You wanna go to the movies in town? maybe we could check out Logans Run or Gumball Rally mate - they're both on at the Civic. I hear Omen is pretty scary. You gonna take the 55? Yeah cool - I've got the Galaxy back on the Rd. and Sandy's hot for it mate. Should have seen her at the Prospect on Thursday man. Unreal. Hey man are you going to Nambasa?
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Had a rad time at Kumeu over the weekend. I camped with the Scroungers (thanks chaps) didn't quite manage to unpack my tent but since I didn't really sleep it wasn't a big problem. There were grumbles galore about the jacked up prices and rumour has it the organisers have sold the event, but all in all it was great. Best thing I saw all weekend was Pete's box of free kittens - he's had it for three years and uses it for looking up the skirts and down the tops of hot chicks who bend down to see the cute little pussy cats - which of course aren't there. Brilliant. Here's a few shots including one of Mr Bones - he gets around! Lots of sweet swap meet action and I picked up a 1938 BSA ladies bike that's gonna come up great. Steve Levine's new paint job made it's debut on Noddy's Revenge - awesome. He's hoping to have it mobile for this weekend. The two door Falcon gasser was pretty damn cool and was doing laps round the swap meet at dusk on Friday night. Evil.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I have no words. Bullshit, I always have words and here they are. If a picture is worth a thousand words then Murray Cammick hit the motherfucking jackpot with this one. 57 Chevy on Queen Street in winter of 76 - the dude with James Taylor hair is pashing up the hot chick with Stevie Nicks hair and a tucked in jersey. You can almost smell the aftershave and denim.
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
This is our favoutite eye food right now. A movie by Scott DiLalla and Zack Coffman (they did Choppertown: the Sinners too) following the two year build of Scott's 69 Triumph bobber from the ground up. So damn watchable - it's pretty low key, which is a good thing. This is everything that's missing from shithouse reality TV programs, biker beat-off and Jackarse style motorcycle DVDs. It's honest meat and potatoes motorcycle building by people who know what the fuck they are doing and why they're doing it - cause they love it. Some of the people who work on the build include Earl Kane, Dennis Goodson, Irish Rich and Jay Katoka. I especially enjoyed the segments with Earl and Irish Rich - no fast edits and bad music, just a really interesting fly on the wall view of these craftsmen at work. It kind of remided me of watching old skateboard movies like Wheels Of Fire. Very cool part from Cindy Rutherford from Century Motorcycles who also used to be Von Dutch's partner - some great stories. The finished bike is awesome and watching this will inspire you to progress what ever project you're working on. Buy it now www.harbortownbobber.com
Monday, January 11, 2010
Since I first met Andrew (the other half of OnePercent) when we were 12, he was easily the person most into Iron Maiden I have ever met. He had the Iron Maiden symbol scratched into everything he owned. Shelves, lamps, his arm, painted on his parents garage wall. Later we realised it was actually the artist Derek Riggs (who did the Maiden artwork) signature. That didn't matter though.
He once made me a compilation tape that included Motorhead, Iron Maiden and Black Sabbath. First time I played it all the music came out backwards. Nearly shit my pants. After a day (every day) of riding BMX and drinking home-brew, many evenings were spent watching Iron Maiden videos. This video is a live version of Sanctuary from 1980 - fuck me they have got it going on in this clip. How can you go wrong with lyrics like this...
"Out of the winter Came a war horse of steel I've never killed a woman before But I know how it feels I know you'd have gone insane if you saw what I saw.
Now i've got to look for Sanctuary from the laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!"
Features Paul "Barrow Boy" Di'Anno on vocals, Dennis Stratton on guitar and Clive Burr on drums pre Dickenson, Smith and McBrain.
“I‘m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniel.” Frank Sinatra
The Selvedge Yard is one of our favourite ways to waste a few hours - the damn thing just keeps getting better and better and they nail it every time. I've been folowing it since I stumbled across a very cool link to the "1950's T-Bucket Hot Hods" feature. Classic shots of Ivo and Grabowski. So much good shit here. I give you the ticket, now take the ride.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy New Year OnePercenters and Fuck You All!
Early last year I picked up this very cool set of B&C rocker covers. Since them I've had em polished (thanks John!) and added a set of Moon breathers. These are circa 68-70 and a little piece of NZ Hot Rod history. Check out the first printed copy of OnePercent for an interview with Graeme Berry & Dave Chung.
Check out this cat - he makes KNIVES in Brooklyn, pretty cool.
Take It Easy Assholes.