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

Saturday, 10 January 2015

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right, after a lot of soul searching, 'shall i nuke the blog and disappear into the ether?' i have finally decided to keep on keeping on. i've sold all my copies of 'dice' 'sideburn' and 'greasy kulture' [something six months ago i said i would never do] i've raised a handsome profit to put back into my own projects and i feel a lot better for doing it too. this blog has always been about sharing stuff with people, experiences, builds, bikes, good times, bad times and the time in-between where i, er, walk the dogs, go to football, play old vinyl or go to work. that's it. a lot of people have lost their way. pound notes cloud their vision, [fifteen quid coat-hangers? fifteen quid key-fob's, hand tooled of course] 'limited edition' t-shirt run's? fuck off! any respect i had for the 'independent' magazines disappeared when my comment's were deleted from 'their' blog's, you don't need some 'cool' mag to tell you what's cool, what's 'essential' and what's trendy. hipster shops, [who, just happen's to stock 'our' magazine by the way] tell's you what to think. they steal ideas and pass them off as their own, they don't have a clue! fuck them and the donkey they rode in on, 'support the independent's' yeah, whatever, the 'independent's' aren't selling 'merch' to punters, they are still out there being a thorn in the side of the wankers, wannabe's and barbour jacketed media lovey's. i would rather spend my time, emotion and money with the dirty finger-nailed, tattooed, rigger-booted, fucking hooligan scum-bags who are actually building stuff in shed's, outhouses, or, under a tarp in the backyard! hello, hello, i'm back again........

8 comments:

  1. 'Will the real Tim....please stand up..." sorry...an obscure Yank reference to a long running old American TV show (What's my Line). Excuse me I gotta go find some bungees to hold down those darn tarps that keep blowing away out in the back yard...


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  2. Hello Sunshine, nice to have you back! :-P

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  3. I'm going for selvedge, artisan, patina, or fucking lethal, well passed being anything but lethal helmets from the 70s and 80s!! The reservoir lids look great Tim, (simple but effective).

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  4. I do love a good rant, just keep doin what ya doin Tim! What ya got against donkees anyway?!

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  5. wotcha boy's, thanks for your support, larry, keep those bungees tight man, what you saying about the greatful dead goodbye concerts? greg, hello sunshine yourself mate!, how's the tr1 project going? has your dad bought a duc yet? jan, thanks for the link to the vid! brilliant! hello bob, some nice stuff going on there mate, very nice indeed, i checked out your blog, keep in touch, andy, nothing against the donkees mate, your welcome up for a brew anytime,likewe talked about at mfn, i don't know where i fit in and the more i see the more i don't want to......

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    1. Yep, the good ole Grateful Dead....hard to believe it's been 20 or so years since Jerry flew away...I was lucky enough to see them a lot back then...even saw them when 'Pigpen' was still there blowin' his harp. Yeah, saw that they are throwing some 'farewell' concerts...if they had been in California I might have thought of going...but I'll still be able to catch concerts with the off-shoot bands. Phil Lesh has a restaurant in the Bay area that has a stage and various mash ups of musicians are presented there. This one will be for the younger Dead Heads...and I'm sure they will have a good old time. I'm listening to a Garcia/Grisman CD as I type...'Shady Grove' ...some great acoustic stuff...
      Keep messing around in your shed....looking really nice Tim!

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    2. twenty years! never realised it was that long ago that jerry passed away, time flies indeed, you are a lucky man larry, 'shady grove' brilliant! thought it was just me man! no stateside trip for me this year unfortunately, back to san-fran next year god willing, half-moon bay, see if i can persuade mrs b to check out the lesh restaurant, 'fancy eating out tonight honey?.........'

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