Sunday, July 22, 2012

Need For Speed.

Brother Andrew and I went and checked out the Speed Show on Friday - it was set up day so no crowds. I saw Nirvana play at the same venue 20 years ago. I lost one of my shoes and my license that night. Kept both shoes this time and the drive home was less eventful - bunch of cool cars though.

Sunday, July 1, 2012

I'm leaving, she said.

"If you buy a bike, I'm leaving" said the wife. So I bought it. She got home and I said to her " hey look over there". Her eye's caught the bike in the corner of the garage and she said "I'm leaving". Then she looked back at it and said "damn I wish it didn't look so cool!" always has had good taste that lady!
64 Unit from end, exposed spring forks, pre-unit hard tail grafted on and lots of ideas floating round in my noggin.


I was wandering around the house with a cup of coffee this morning and a book kind of jumped off the shelf as I passed my it - Lobotomy - surviving the Ramones by Dee Dee Ramone. I read it years ago, maybe even forgot I ever bought it, but I sat down and opened it at a random page. Here's what I read.

"The next thing I knew Sid (Vicious) was shaking on the floor having a fit. Green Foam was coming out his mouth. His eyes were popping out of his head. It was terrible, so I ran back to the bar to get help. In the confusion I fell down the stairwell, knocking myself unconscious. Finally I was taken back to the hotel in an ambulance"

That's not the best part of the book or anything, just a random page. The whole thing is like that though - unbelievable but true and a totally good read.

I'm real glad I got to see the Ramones live - go put a Ramones album on now, there will never be another band like them. Might read that book again I think!