Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Finished paint for a solid bro.

Great job on your first bike build Jon. Glad the paint worked out.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

-- yesterdays wine --

 willie nelson and merle both sing these words well:

 Miracles appear In the strangest of places
Fancy meeting you here The last time I saw
 you Was just out of Houston Sit down let
 me buy you a beer Your presence is welcome
 With me and my friend here This is a hangout of mine
We come here quite often And listen to music
 Partaking of yesterday's wine
Yesterday's wine I'm yesterday's wine
 Aging with time Like yesterday's wine
 Yesterday's wine We're yesterday's wine
 Aging with time Like yesterday's wine
You give the appearence Of one widely travelled
 I'll bet you've seen Things in your time
 So sit down beside me And tell me your story
If you think You'll like yesterday's wine
 Yesterday's wine We're yesterday's wine
 Aging with time Like yesterday's wine
 Yesterday's wine We're yesterday's wine
Aging with time Like yesterday's wine

i've posted most of these photos before:

 my grandpas hair and hands.
my mom's weaving in the background
made on her loom out of textiles she
would dumpster dive for. cloth, plastics, varioous
metal wire. her art faded with the responsibility of
raising us.

this was once my home, and this was our
living room. so much canned clam chowder.
heavy racial contrast.
early daze. simpler times.
garage days revisited. all of us hadn't met yet.

she got a fixie, you had a fixie,
now you want a chopper.

my hero's have always been cowboys.
one of the leaders of action, pointed me towards
many a good books. i'll read his book. loose nut.
waking up before everyone else to get to j&m cafe
to get a little bit of burnside time together before the
gang showed up. with friends like this, i'll never understand
how i've let the jocks that judge me even matter at all. working
on it. actions, and words that matter.
many adapted the above
wardrobe, i'm headed for the below
life is beautiful
death is so brutal

nothing else matters

2008, we shared some
goodtimes. where ca turns
into or.
coastal cruising. growing pains.
good memories. the north oakland
chopper scene. 

pass it on to the ones
with soul.
-i ain't asking for much. i said, lord,
take me downtown, i'm just looking for some tush.

the king of beers, the best of times

no go.  free speed.
day turned to night, night
to day, i painted a car. a favor
was returned but never forgotten.
give back to the ones that give
so much.

insert logo here, over 40 male insecurity
read below:

a vehicle for freedom and
expression. the skatebaord,
the chopper, the paint brush,
an instrument. respect for it's
power. one chance at life, mistakes
will be many, laugh lines will
deepen, get it while you can, live,
learn, love. fear your gov't.
be yourself.

Friday, February 1, 2013

i love getting sent photos like this.....

My friend JR on his 62 Pan on skyline in 1980.
skyline oakland? or across the bay?