Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Another Treasure Gone

I was at the most recent Merlefest; sadly, I didn't know enough to appreciate some of the history and talent around me.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


We still have these? I thought that was dead....Jeez, get a life.

Friday, May 18, 2012

You Know What's Depressing?

Flipping channels and I see recent (relatively) recorded live footage of a band I saw live-in-person in 1985. There's something deeply disturbing about seeing a guitarist who looks like a present-day Anthony Perkins, in full "retired banker who's strapped on a guitar three-piece suit" mode. Or worse, changing into granda-wearing-grunge mode after a break. At a certain point, rock stars either need to evolve to something better suited to their age, or retire.
Side note: Geddy Lee is one of the few who can carry his age well; unfortunately this is due to the fact that he has always looked like someone's grandma since his twenties. Let the hate begin.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Local Color

More images from Salisbury, NC during the "Friday Night Out" event. This mural is one of the local high points. It's very detailed, and as you can see be comparing the vehicles in front of it, impressive in size.
First place I've ever been where the curbs are made of quarried stone; imagine the cost of doing that today.
Noted right next to the real door on a local restaurant; how many people got pissed off before they had to put this sign up?

Saturday, May 12, 2012

There's No Accounting For Taste

From another car show last night in the downtown area. Apparently once a month, there's a "night out" event with various vendors, merchants, and artists displaying their stuff. Don't know that I've ever seen a camouflage VW before.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Drink Responsibly"

Nothing quite says it like putting the ping-pong balls on the front of the cooler. This image was taken less than 200 yards from where I live. And for that store's patrons, it's right in character.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Some New Old Music

The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, with a slew of fine old-time country and bluegrass performers. I'd never heard of this album until I was poking around iTunes looking at some bluegrass. Twenty bucks for what was originally a triple LP that actually had quality performances throughout. And here I'd thought they were a one-hit wonder with "Mr. Bojangles" that I used to hear on Top 40 stations when I was a kid.

Wonder what else I've been missing all these years.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

That Was Quick

Nick Pacific wins the shout out, with a response measured in mere minutes. There's a man who know his ugly guns......


Chaos. That pretty much describes my job at Big Federal Department (BFD, for simplicity).

That said, I'll say little more about, given that I prefer to have a roof over my head, although I have lived under a the tailgate of a deuce and half for weeks, followed by an upgraded to living in looted buildings. What can I say, I likes my Jack better than MD 20/20, and this pays for it.

Regardless, what's happened lately of note.

We've gone to the biggest car show I've ever seen at the track in Charlotte, NC:









Seriously, I'm not a big car guy, but that was impressive.

There's more to inflict on everyone, but that's blogfodder for later. Back to the whiskey.
Sort looks like a Nambu assembled by a drunk, don't it?

First one to guess the designer's name for this pistol receives the gift of a shout out, for what it's worth.........