Saturday, August 15, 2009

The summer of cars

Here are some pics from our visit to the Meadowbrook Concours a few weekends ago..

2009 07 Meadowbrook

And here are a few pics from Woodward ave this past week!

The first "rat rod" is a car built by my friend roys' dad. Awesome car!

2009 08 Woodward

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday Music

I tend to categorize music by when it should be listened to. I suppose it's based on the mood it elicits within my brain. SO what would i recommend for today?

Glad you asked (did't you?), here's a few,

Friday night - helmet

Best Saturday morning music - black label society - hangover music

Sunday morning - Crosby stills and nash...maybe with young.

But i'm always on the lookout for good new music and here's a few i thought i'd pass on!

Although not technically new, this album is awesome. it falls somewhere around the sunday afternoon category.

Raising Sand - Alison Krauss and Robert Plant.

Having seen Plant's recent zeppelin renditions, i was fairly well convinced that he'd lost his talent. But having heard these two together..there's no doubt he can still sing. and quite well, even at a reasonable decibel! I Highly recomend this.

Matt Jones and the Reconstruction

This was the only website i could find for these can get the album off itunes. Very unique music. Again, it's mellow (no i'm not going soft), but very creative. Here are a few songs to wet your whistle on....start with "Threadline"...there's a real variety of sound on this song. Then listen to "One Cotton Shot Short". Lastly check out "Jugulars, Bones and Blisters". The guitars and keyboards in the middle are great

Lastly, if something a little more raucous is what you're looking for, check out Black Merda. They'e an older band..but really good.

If you want something hard, but instrumental, check out the Hotel City Wreckers. This would probably fall under early saturday evening...or reeeally late saturday evening music. Couldn't find a website for these guys... more. Check out Starchild. The singer takes a bit of getting used too, but he (and the music) grown on you the more you listen.

The last few albums can also be found for free at the following site, along with a bunch of other bands:

and what got me thinking about music today? well...this... 1301806.html

He was playing weekly in a NYC until the day he died. Anytime you see an "LP" you know where the name comes from.

RIP Les Paul

oh, and thank god for this!!!

har har

Monday, August 10, 2009

When you find yourself in a hole...

you stop digging, right?

Not if you're the US Government. Their solution is not to stop digging, but rather to borrow money, buy more shovels, and hire workers to help dig.

From Sec. Geithner's letter to congress last week on raising the debt ceiling,

"It is critically important that Congress act before the limit is reached so that citizens and investors here and around the world can remain confident that the United States will always meet its obligations."

We need to borrow more to promote confidence? I've been doing it wrong all these years!