Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Leonard Reference to Frankie Laine

From "Ladie's Man"

Monday, July 26, 2010

Terrier Man Turned Me On to This

Eternity is an awful long spell to go without coon huntin! What kind of tea party are they havin in there anyway.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

The Stockton Mile

I'm going this year.

Did Bradley Manning Act Alone?

Did Bradley Manning Act Alone?
This is a big mess!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Doc & Merle, More Merle Fest

From the Okies to the Hillbillies.

I'm on a Merle Fest, This is Funny

Merle's the Best

Don Knotts

Harvey Pekar

I want to get this;

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Shinya's Indian, he's gonna take it on the Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run.
It's a 16 day coast-to-coast run for motorcycles made before 1916. Jeff Decker among other antique motorcycle collectors are entered. They start in Kitty Hawk, N. Carolina on Sept. 10 and end in Santa Monica, So. Cal. Sept. 26. I hope to be there.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sing along with Mitch, thanks to Drew Freedman.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

I'm doing the visual thing here today.

The Old Country

I bagged this from Jay Lynch on Face book. I've seen it before, this version has subtitles on it which makes it that much more enjoyable.
I love people who can make fun of themselves and have a great time doing it. The ethnicity helps the whole effect.

Friday, July 16, 2010

This is Fucking Great, The Iron Monkees Mashup!

DJ Schmolli: The Trooper Believer
Mashup Industries - Saturday, 17 July 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Worked on My Bike Today

Put the dimmer switch back in the handle bar, painted the handle bar, pipes and frame.  Touched up the scratches that is. Will have it running tomorrow. It won't have the derby on the primary NBD I have a belt drive primary.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

I BBQ'd today so I won't tomorrow.

I've never been a flag waver. I do consider myself lucky to have landed in this particular place at this particular time but I will not say this is the epitome of civilisation or countries. We certainly have more of a lot of stuff and technology. Maybe we have more "freedom." In the long run at what cost to others now and in the future??

I remember having this conversation with my father and part of it was; more is better. There's more people living now due to big food sources- the green revolution, better medicine, transportation, bigger stuff and places. It seems that has it's drawbacks these days. Some think we should just keep charging ahead, ignore the consequences or mitigate them the "best you can."

I do believe science is part of the answer and the scientific principle is one of the main principles we need to go by. Life or the care of life and the human civilisation is not all science but it's a big piece of the solution. The idea that we are part of the bigger system in this world is an important fact and is a key to our survival (my Buddism). In a way I could give a rat's ass, if humanity keeps peeing in the stream it gets what it deserves (uh oh!! where's the compassion?). I hate ignorance though and there seems to be a lot of energy pushing ignorance. So I do push back and of course it's in my own LITTLE way.

What do I do about that or this?? My best, which is taking care of what I can and that's mostly me and my wife (and dog).

Happy Fourth!!

My Ad for Services on My Tribe Blog

I've been on the Alt Housing and const tribes and they are talking about all the alternative "green" building techniques that I'm familiar with. I've been in construction since 1970, mostly production housing but recently up in Santa Barbara doing remodels on high end commercial and residential stuff.

I had the whole earth catalogue and a sup scrip to the periodical that spun off of it. I went to Sim Van Der Rin (?) seminars in Occidental, CA back in the late 70's I own the whole collection of Christopher Alexander's Pattern Language Building and Planning (of which Prince Charles commissioned a boat house for the HMS Rose).

So I know all that new age hippie building shit. I've done adobe brick making and old fashioned post and beam with mortise and tenon. I've done concrete slabs and footings the steel in them.

I'm a master finish and framing carpenter. I can do material take offs, labor take offs, budgeting, plan approval, IOW shuffling them through the local planning- plan approval and building and safety requirements. I can deal with sub contractors. I've done stuctural steel co-ordination and elevation-plan check. Helped correct steel detail sheets before fabrication.

So, If you are building your Green energy efficient dream house I can facilitate that and even provide some sweat.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Update: I crashed My Bike

About a week and a half ago, Sunday, spent the night in the Ojai Hospital to see if I bruised my heart. Broke ribs 4 & 5 right over the heart and it hurt bad for a few days. Strange pain patterns in time, one day OK the next in misery. Now I can still feel the pain in the ribs and I've slowed down on the vicodin. I'm going to try working this coming Monday.
The bike is OK, there is a dent in the left tank and the clutch cable was kinked, sheared the mini toggle for the hi beam, mashed and scraped the derby on the primary cover and bent the shifter scraped the floorboard below that.
The crash itself was just below the tunnel in the Matilija Gorge, a decreasing radius turn. I layed it down and didn't highside, I must have jammed the handle bar into my ribs(?). the Bike was on top of me in the dirt off the road. I was going up the canyon. I was a squid, to fast for my skill set, stupid judgement. All the bikers that stopped were great and helpful. They did not let me get up, it was hard to breathe.