Monday, June 30, 2008
Never forget, but accept that things and people can change. That said, you Japanese bastards still aren't getting my prized old Harley parts, even if you are building some nice bikes. Ha! Case in point, really tough Japanese built Panhead:
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 5:33 PM
Saturday, June 28, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Grille insert my friend Marshall made for a Y-block powered Model A he's building. The guy is an amazing sheet metal worker and hopefully a piece I did on him will run shortly in R & K. Although he's a perverted, rotten cuss of a human being, he deserves it more than most. He's the real deal.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
I swiped this from Maurice's blogger here because I knew my wife would love the picture. She grew up in Syracuse, NY where the guy who wrote/directed/whatevered the Wizzard of Oz was from. Each year the town had an Oz fest and hoards of wee folk came into town to get their Oompa-loompa freak on. Apparently the little buggers made wife uncomfortable back then, just as they do now. I on the other hand, find them to be cute and good drinking partners.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 12:49 PM
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
My buddy Jake's little girl showing how she gets down with the twisted square bar. Not only can she weld, she's a cutie too. Note aluminum welding rod necklace with washers. Stylish, yet practical. And if it was in fact her birthday, happy birthday Gracie. You never can tell with kids...ours wear the birthday stuff whenever they see fit.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 12:12 AM
Saturday, June 21, 2008
Although the Space Needle is largely viewed by locals as a tourist trap, I like it. Many non-Seattle natives don't realize there's a little amusement park near the base of the Needle, which we visited today. It's nothing special, but they do have a small Ferris Wheel that provides a great view of the surrounding area. The big guy and I decided to check it out while Laura and Leah rode some other rides.
This is the top of the Experience Music Project building, photographed while at the top of the Ferris Wheel. The EMP was designed by Frank Gehry, a well known modern architect, and is Paul Allen's showcase of his music and science fiction memorabilia. He has some great ray guns.
This is a view of a portion of Capitol Hill. It's a fun neighborhood to visit and has good bars, restaurants, and cafes. There are a lot of gutter punks, tweakers, and vagrants on Capital Hill though and they come out of the woodwork at night. That bothers some people. Oh well.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 5:05 PM
Thursday, June 19, 2008
When I'm stressed, I head to these stairs and destroy myself running up and down them. They're about half a mile away from my home and they're nuts. I've never counted, but I'd say there's 70 or so. They're easy to fall on because the pitch is steeper than normal household or building stairs. I've done it.
This time of year there's wild flowers everywhere and the stairs smell good. Well, the air around the stairs does. I've yet to sniff the actual stairs.
This is the path leading down to more stairs, for days when things are really fucked. Some people are into hanging themselves, I'm into stairs.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 3:21 PM
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Two cannibals, a father and son, were elected by the tribe to go out and get something to eat.
They walked deep into the jungle and waited by a path. Before long, along came this little old man. The son said, "Ooh dad, there's one." "No," said the father. "There's not enough meat on that one to even feed the dogs. We'll just wait."
A little while later, along came this really fat man. The son said, "Hey dad, he's plenty big enough." "No," the father said. "We'd all die of a heart attack from the fat in that one. We'll just wait."
About an hour later, here comes this absolutely gorgeous woman. The son said, "Now there's nothing wrong with that one dad. Let's eat her." "No," said the father. "We'll not eat her either." "Why not?" asked the son. "Because, we're going to take her back alive and eat your mother."
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
I don't believe in buying flowers for your girl, but I'm all for making a bouquet from stuff you've picked from neighbors' lawns, leaving it on the door step, ringing the bell, and running to hide behind a bush. My son taught me that one. He's rad.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 9:53 AM
Friday, June 13, 2008
Plenty of people are screwing bikes together these days, but few are doing it with the style of Four Speed Garage. Old parts, beautiful fabrication, and amazing sheetmetal forming. True masterpieces.
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 11:06 AM
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
The current issue of Rod & Kulture features two stories I wrote and shot. The first story is on my good friend Mike Soldano's Olds powered Model A-
The second story is on my good friends' 32 Roadster. Steve Glucoft and Josh Higgins of AMOCAT Speed Emporium are rulers and I'm shooting a couple more of their creations shortly-
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 9:33 AM
Monday, June 9, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
As much as I hate to admit it, Americans are struggling with good old fashoned nonconformity these days. Hell, we created nonconformity, but we've somehow managed to suck the life right out of it. Thank capitalism, thank the media, whatever. All I know is that I'm feeling desensitized, miss being shocked, and find myself looking to the young Japanese for what we've somehow lost, hence Adolf Mickey above. Those guys are having fun.
Pickles on the side please. God bless The Vandals
Posted by Jet City Jughead at 11:12 PM