Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sometimes I think I have a problem. It's a good thing that where I work has the solutions.
Did you know that if you put a DT Swiss singlespeed freehub body onto a regular mountain shell after lopping off 15mm off of the drive side of the axle you get a 120mm ss hub and a dishless build? Yeah, my cross bike is going to be pretty sweet here shortly. Not any faster, but definitely sweeter. The only thing more awesomer was that I actually had the required spokes in my drawer 'o' shit.
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
Growing up, Dad bought the fam a Zenith console TV with a "Space Phone" feature. It was basically a hands-free speakerphone built into the television set. It used the TV speaker and remote control to make and receive calls. Making calls were performed by pressing a button on the remote to activate the Space Phone (which would mute the TV). The phone number was dialed using the remote, which then displayed the digits being dialed on-screen. The caller could then talk with another caller hands-free, much like a regular speakerphone. A group of friends watching TV could torture a telemarketer to the extent of crying/hanging up on us. Making crank calls was a favorite pastime of mine and I owe it all to the Space Phone.
(My Dad also bought an engraver, hence the address and last name).
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
New Englander Mike Graham came and went on the S.F. scene within a couple years. But his style and power on board are timeless. Aside from the above part he has footage in Thrasher's Skate and Destroy video with occasional clips in a couple other flicks. Massachusetts based RAW recently released a deck for Mike. Hope that means we'll be seeing more footage from him. Pretty sure you can get the decks from Orchard in Boston.
... some guy younger than you say they used to nail their sister's rollerskates onto a 2x4? This photo is from the late 40s. I was born in 1955 and got my first skateboard at 9 or 10 years old and it was store bought. Hey dude younger than me, quit making shit up!
... to a new commuter bike.
my commuter has always been like my pants.
i buy nice pants for work. pants get old, they become work pants.
kinda like my commuter. it is an old mtb. used to be my nice bike. now it's old, so it get commuter duty.
a new bike will be a change of pace, nice and new, and used daily.
While killing time waiting for the DK'd Willies show on Friday night I ended up drinking a bit more than I originally intended. I haven't drank more than two beers in almost 8 months. Well, after 8 or 9 beers I was feeling really friendly.
After the show (which was wicked!) several of us went to De Leon's for a burrito. While mounting up on my bike for the ride home these two young ladies walk by with black lace around their necks and matching sweaters. I asked the lady in the blue sweater if I could get a pic with her. She was more than happy to oblige and asked if I wanted her twin sister who was buying a braut with sourkraut in the pic too.
While posing a random dude wearing a Grandpa shirt jumped in the mix too. Random photo drunken awesomeness. Maybe I'll submit it to Hot Chicks with Douchebags.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
My favorite album ever, Check Your Head (1992) by Beastie Boys, is being remastered and reissued.
All y'all will able to download the remastered classic, produced by Mario Caldato Jr. and recorded at G-Son Studios (with the parkay floor), via the Beastie Boys' website come next Monday (March 30). A few other versions will be available for pre-order as well, including a 180 gram quadruple-vinyl set, wrapped in a coffee-table book case and limited to 2000 copies. Noice!
The release of this album, some 17 years ago, marks a very significant period of productive groundswell for the Beastie Boys. It was around this time that they established their record label and magazine, Grand Royal, along with their involvment in the X-Large clothing shop. They chose to forgo expensive L.A. studio time in favor of building their own recording space slash office playground. G-Son studio, complete with basketball court and skate ramp, was located in Atwater Village, CA. -->Extended friendly Beastie footnotes of this time period (and beyond) include more than one individual contributor of this, the Good Problem blog.
Recently, Mike and Adam and Adam confirmed that they'll be throwing a show at the Hollywood Bowl early this coming fall. Look for more dates as the weeks progress as they also plan on dropping a new album this year titled "Tadlocks Glasses." If you have never seen them live, you've never really had fun at a concert.
You could loose an entire day on Herman Miller's Discovering Design site.
Dudes are on a bike/skate trip in New Zealand. Such a rad idea. Can't wait to see it on Fuel TV.
Aquascutum's new ad campaign looks awesome. Shot by Tim Walker. Via: The Year in Pictures.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I can hardly believe it myself, but I've got to raise some funds for parts for the Big Mama, so I'm going to release my beloved La Cruz frameset to a good home. This is a Salsa 55cm, which is a sloping TT frame, so it fits a rider that would ride a traditional 58cm (level top tube) frame. I'm 6' 1" tall, with a 33-inch inseam and it fits me like a glove.
Please note, I'm selling frame with fork only. No stem, seatpost or any other parts. Please get a hold of me through the blog or on the phone (402.314.2150) if interested.
Thanks, and have a great weekend.
Having a bad day? It could be worse. Need proof? Spend some time over at F-ck My Life.
Here's an example that actually made me laugh out loud this morning:
"Today, I walked in on my elderly great-great aunt sitting on her recliner in the living room. There was porn on the TV. Thinking that this was an accidental channel change, I asked, "What in the world are you watching!?" She replied in her sweet frail voice, "Two lesbians getting it on!" FML."
Thursday, March 19, 2009
srry about the pee pic
I brought you a bear
A blog from a guy who piddles on TP in public restrooms.
Man I love the internet.
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Fish and the gnomes got busy at the Fecal Face Gallery in S.F. a couple weeks ago. I was there shooting photos for an upcoming interview and shot some digi. cam. footage
Check Fecal Face for the opening photos and other arty jazz.