Friday, November 16, 2007

We Are the Music Makers.......

George Carlin once said that we all (children and adults) could use some daydreaming. He was talking about our daily quest for meaningless "structure". Maybe we could all benefit from staring out the window and watching the clouds. BTW, I'm not a fan of the Tim Burton incarnation of this movie. I always felt that he should have made the sequel, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. Anyway, the sound isn't anywhere to be found on the web except one place. (Like I'd tell you!). Here it is, with some words of wisdom cut in by me. Also is the Smoking Popes doing an acoustic version of the song:

Gene Wilder, Pure Imagination:

Smoking Popes, Pure Imagination:

Monday, November 12, 2007

Oh Horse Shit!!

I rode the Cherokee re-route yesterday. It starts around the hard left turn after Hogan's Fountain. It rolls up to the Cherokee tennis courts and down to what was know as "No net" alley. Cherokee is now a loop again! The new stuff needs to be packed in but it will take time. What was on the trail was hoof prints and horse turds. I rode to Seneca and found more at the Golf Coarse Loop. Oh well. Cherokee's Back!!!

Larry Williams and Johnny Watson with the Kaleidoscope, Nobody:

Saturday, November 10, 2007

90's Nostalgia

I did a night ride with G-Man and MEK at Cherokee Park. (That's not us in the pic, I just wanted to show what it looks like). Of coarse I lagged behind the both of them. They go faster at night that I do during the day!. I was a bit uncomfortable going that fast at night. No problems as we did 15 miles. We even did Bryan's pass, a hazardous little trail where the trail rides alongside a 15 ft high wall. We were fine. I'm about to go up there again to check the progress of the recent re-route. It was to be completed today. I couldn't be there because I was working.

There was a boom of experimental music around the time of Tortoise and Brise-Glase. I picked up the Village of Savoonga record at the orignal Ground Zero. I think it used to be an old dentist office. I play experimental music when I'm doing something else. Fortunately this record has two songs that have some structure/beat to it. Here are my favorites.

Village of Savoonga: Snails:

The other is Toddle:

Monday, November 5, 2007

The Equals!

I rode with Koolaid yesterday at Younger's Creek. Koolaid got his moniker from the Jonestown massacre. It was a great wide with perfect weather. There was about two inches of leave cover on the ground. If I didn't know my way around, I would have gotten lost. I had a hard time with the switchbacks in the beginning. My nerves got the best of me as well with the log crossing. I had a great time though. Koolaid and I rode a perfect pace. We rarely stopped and kept pushing it. As we neared the end, some advanced riders invited us to join them. I could tell that we wouldn't be able to keep up with them so we passed. The jokingly called us "chicken" and went on their way. I had a better time with the logs and switchbacks on the ride back. Younger's is great and I need to go out there more often.

I don't know much about the Equals at all. They kinda remind me of the Dirtbombs. Anyway, this song Diversion absolutely jams!

Friday, November 2, 2007

Compton and Long Beach Together

My friend Ben and I did a VERY BAD Karaoke version of this song. But here's the club mix of this song put out so long ago:

Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg: Ain't Nuthin But a G Thang:

The deleting of old files begins today. Old ones first.......hurry

Monday, October 29, 2007

No Music Today Either

Lung Leg starring in the Richard Kern feature. It's so bad, so 80's, so good! I used to have the hots for Lung Leg. If you've seen this before, it was probably Sonic Youth's Death Valley '69 video.

Friday, October 26, 2007

No Music Today

If you have never heard Bill Hicks, this is a bit that encompasses everything that he's about. And if you have heard him, you've probably never heard this before.

Bill Hicks from Comedy's Dirtiest Dozen: