another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Saturday, 23 June 2012

4-real

 not sure what happened to the text that was supposed to accompany this photo of the manic's richie edwards, let's try again, richie was an enigmatic character, he was the driving force behind the manic street preachers, his lyric's drawing on his influences of his political and literal heroes, i can remember sneering at the manic's when i saw them on some tv programme, who the fuck did they think they were? 'you love us', cocky bastard's, by the end of the set i was converted, following an argument with the then new musical express journalist and now radio 6 dj, steve lamacq who questioned richey's commitment to the punk ethic he famously carved '4-real' into his arm with a razorblade........

national motorcycle museum




had to nip down to birmingham today to pick up the rear wheel for the loveless boxer twin project, on the drive down dangerous revealed that he had never been to the national motorcycle museum, less than four miles away from where we are picking the wheel up from, be rude not too wouldn't it? i had visited the museum many times before the fire in 2003 that destroyed many of the original hall's and exhibit's, brilliant that many of the bikes have been restored to as 'before fire' condition, i really couldn't take it all in on one visit, all of the british motorcycle's produced are here, my only critisism is that they are packed in too tight, please, if you get the chance, visit this place and support their effort's to keep the legend's alive, i can't post all the photo's i took, as you know, my main interest lies in the competition machines, please be patient, i've got load's of photo's to post of this amazing place.......