Music

Iron & Footprints {0}

Oh, just a sweet little vid by my man Jeremy, featuring my gal Jayme for one of the best group of jamsmiths going Ladyhawk. Get siked!

While we’re at it…

…a sweet little vid by a guy I don’t know for an artist I don’t know and the visuals are incredible. Stay siked!

No Time For Dreaming {0}

Leave The Young Thang Alone, But… {0}

Bill Withers

“You gonna tell me the history of the blues? I am the goddam blues. Look at me. Shit. I’m from West Virginia, I’m the first man in my family not to work in the coal mines, my mother scrubbed floors on her knees for a living, and you’re going to tell me about the goddam blues because you read some book written by John Hammond? Kiss my ass.” –Bill Withers

The Selvedge Yard just posted a nice little bit on one of the greatest of all time, Bill Withers. If you ain’t familiar, get familiar.

Creep On Creepin’ On {0}

OG Sexy Saxmen {0}

And of course… there is always this guy or this guy.

So Necessary {2}

RIP DOGG {0}

I Feel The Teeth Again, Gnawing & Imminent {2}

Can’t get into the song – just not my bag at all – but this video is pretty rad so just put the video on mute and listen to this song below, instead.

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via ISO50

Can’t Say I Have The Time {0}

It’s amazing how little time I actually end up having on the weekends. I figured that this Saturday I’d have lunch with my folks and then spend the rest of the day at the garage working on my moto. Well, that’s how it went, but “the rest of the day” started at 4 o’clock so it’s hard to get all that much done before I had somewhere to be. Just the same, I got in there and got a few things a little closer to crossed off the list.

It wasn’t super cold out, but it was still pretty cold in the garage – our heaters really aren’t strong enough but at this point in the winter I think it’d be a waste to buy one… The only real advantage of a cold garage is that the beer we leave there is always ice cold.

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My folks were nice enough to stop off at Ready Honda Powerhouse and pick up some new handlebar clamps I’d ordered a while ago. I’m so glad that Honda continues to make things like this for these bikes and that they used standard fittings for so many bikes of that vintage so I could play with different options in that area without too much trouble.

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I’m going to have to go back in with a torque wrench but at least I’ve got the crank case covers back on – I figured out which bolts go where (I think) and managed to put everything back the way it was, but better… Hopefully.

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Also while my folks were down, we went over to Active Surplus and I loaded up on Heat Shrink in a variety of sizes which will help me clean up all that electrical running into the headlight bucket.

Just slide it over the offending wires…

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Hit it with a heat gun.

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Et voila! Snug as a bug in a rug.

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There were a bunch connections that needed to be re-done.

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I’ve had to do so many of these in the last year – I haven’t timed myself but I’d wager to say I’m the fastest crimper in my crew. Fastest crumper, too.

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So, once everything was tidied up I set back to the task of reconnecting everything using these.

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Let there be light!

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I didn’t finish rigging up the high beam, neutral, oil or signal notification lights because they’re going to be a little bit trickier – not super hard, I just need to take my time matching up the non stock colour codes of the new tach & speedo with the stock colour codes from the wiring harness. Either way, it was cool to see the new tach & speedo closer to how they’ll actually look… Only bummer – red backlight on the speedo, white backlight on the tach… I might need to change that.

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Oh yeah, one more bummer… At some point since it’s been off I guess my headlamp got broken so I guess I’ll have to order a new one tomorrow. Not that I think there are a bunch of motorbike dudes/gals reading buuuuut does anyone know why I might want to convert my headlamp to a halogen setup? I don’t really know much about them…

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While I was in there, Aner & Alex came in to do a little work on her Alex’s bike – mostly just replace those giant stock turn signals with something a little bit more discreet.

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Lookin’ slick, Alex!

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Little better, yeah?

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Nothing Can Harm Me At All
My Worries Seem So Very Small
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Jimi Hendrix live in Rotterdam |  November 10th, 1967 | Photos by Rob Bosboom

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Photo by Rob Bosboom, Rotterdam, 1967 via A Continuous Lean

I Tend To Forget My Duty {0}

I’ll Be Your Eyes {0}

Quest For Fire - Lights From Paradise

This was the first Quest For Fire jammer I ever heard, I believe the first one they ever wrote, and although everything they’ve done since has been stellar (and for all intents and purposes is probably “better”) it will likely always be my favourite.

I was super stoked when Mike Max told me that they’d be bringing it back into rotation at MattyFest a couple of weeks ago… it didn’t happen, but the fellas were nice enough to give me an old rough mix of the jam to tide me over.

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I feel like around 3:30 it goes from “sick jam” to “yes! fucking… fuck yes!” and stays that way until it ends. Then you play it again.

Son & Heir Of Nothing In Particular {3}

Now, I don’t mind Morrissey but I recognize that he’s kind of a ridiculous human being – let’s not pretend that Rollins isn’t, but I can’t help appreciate a good hateful rant / public beef and a (mildly misquoted) David Lee Roth quote.

In my usual sober, happy and lucid state I’d listen “How soon is now?” and feel like, Morrissey, you are such a huge pussy it’s not even funny… But you catch me around 4:30am on a Saturday night that hasn’t gone my way? I’ll go from 0 to “I am human and I need to be loved just like everybody else does” in 4 seconds flat.

Either way, without having seen a rebuttal or even knowing if one exists, Rollins wins.

In case this post sucked eggs, this should save it…

You Should Have Hung Out {2}

Rival Schools

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This is supposed to be an Alt Press exclusive but I’m better at the internet than they are at protecting their source files. New RIval Schools record out soon, get pumped!

All Out Of Time, All Into Space {2}

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

Jeremy Geddes

I’m totally taken aback by these paintings made by Australian artist Jeremy Geddes.

I’m well aware of why the prints are as much as they are & the price is more than fair, but I’ve overspent horribly in the last year… I wish they were a little cheaper because I’d order a bunch of them. Oh yeah, it would also help if they didn’t sell out right away, as well.

via Arrested Motion via This Isn’t Happiness

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White Limo {0}

Haven’t had enough Dave Grohl / Lemmy content for one week? Me neither.