Friday, December 31, 2010
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Thursday, December 30, 2010
Hellbound Glory - Be My Crutch by RustyKnuckles
The below text is directly from the 9513.com
"As the year winds down, the staff here at The 9513 has been taking a look back at everything that country music had to offer throughout the previous 12 months. It was a daunting task, to say the least, but we’re happy to bring you our best country songs of 2010.
Inclusion on the list is restricted to original recordings released in the past year and significant covers are typically removed so we can focus on new music. That being said, there was something compelling enough about the top song this year–a Vern Gosdin cover–that it completely dominated every other song in our rankings. Funnily enough, the artist in second place covered a Vern Gosdin classic himself, but he earns his highest placement for recording an unreleased Keith Whitley tune that would have made a fitting zenith itself.
Below, you’ll find artists classified as Mainstream, Bluegrass, Traditional, Americana–or numerous other permutations under the country tent–but mostly, we hope you find good music and discover a few gems in the process. Sound off and let us know some of your favorite songs released in 2010.
50. “The Snow White Rows Of Arlington” – Sammy Kershaw
49. “Back to December” – Taylor Swift
48. “Lover, Lover” – Jerrod Niemann
47. “Pride (In The Name of Love)” – Dierks Bentley (with the Punch Brothers and featuring Del McCoury)
46. “Draggin’ the River” – Blake Shelton (with Miranda Lambert)
45. “Circles in the Yard” – Colin Gilmore
44. “Draw Me a Map” – Dierks Bentley
43. “This Must Be the Bottom” – Randy Kohrs
42. “If I Die Young” – The Band Perry
41. “The Famous Lefty Flynn’s” – The Grascals
40. “You and Tequila” – Kenny Chesney (with Grace Potter)
39. “Will I Always Be This Way” – Randy Houser
38. “The Grandpa That I Know” – Shawn Camp
37. “Waiting on the Pain” – Rodney Hayden
36. “Are You Stringing Me Along” – Brennen Leigh
35. “Be My Crutch” – Hellbound Glory
34. “Square with the World” – Mike Stinson
33. “El Camino” – Elizabeth Cook
32. “What Do You Want” – Jerrod Niemann
31. “Bad Angel” – Dierks Bentley (featuring Miranda Lambert and Jamey Johnson)
30. “That’s Why I Write Songs” – Jamey Johnson
29. “The Lowest Valley” – Junior Sisk & Rambler’s Choice
28. “The Weary Kind” – Ryan Bingham
27. “Porter Wagoner’s Grave” – Marty Stuart
26. “Mama’s Funeral” – Elizabeth Cook
25. “Lead Me Home” – Randy Houser
24. “Cornbread and Butterbeans” – Carolina Chocolate Drops
23. “Where Rainbows Never Die” – The SteelDrivers
22. “The Box” – Brennen Leigh
21. “Hard Working Man” – Marty Stuart
20. “‘Til Death” – Joe Diffie
19. “Hey Brown Bottle” – Dale Watson
18. “Route 5 Box 109” – Joe Diffie
17. “Hello, I’m an Old Country Song” – Dale Watson
16. “Taillights Blue” – Alan Jackson
15. “No Regrets” – Gary Allan
14. “Addicted” – Randy Houser
13. “Colder Weather” – Zac Brown Band
12. “Notes to the Coroner” – Chely Wright
11. “Little White Church” – Little Big Town
10. “Can’t Cash My Checks” – Jamey Johnson
9. “In The Garden By The Fountain” – Rhonda Vincent (with Dolly Parton)
8. “Ain’t No Grave” – Johnny Cash
7. “From a Table Away” – Sunny Sweeney
6. “Even The Skies Are Blue” – Jamey Johnson
5. “As She’s Walking Away” – Zac Brown Band (with Alan Jackson)
4. “Hangman” – Marty Stuart
3. “Heroin Addict Sister” – Elizabeth Cook
2. “Lonely at the Top” – Jamey Johnson
1. “Till the End” – Alan Jackson (with Lee Ann Womack)"
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Knowing that these instrument clusters were responsible for sustaining all the sailors lives deep beneath the seas and how dependent they were on them, gives a whole new take on the meaning of functionality.
If you have the chance, have a look at the USS Clamagore down in Charleson, SC at Patriots Point
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
As the years passed and I needed more and more from my strict diet of hardcore and thrash, other bands and genres started to emerge on my noise o'meter, that just hit home. These cats are one of them, with their sludgy riffs, snarling vocals and sludgy barrage of sound. Its that immediacy of the moment or the time in which you feel the songs are being written as they go, due to how wide open the sound is. Amazing what we missed out on once we slow down just a bit and glad to see that those dudes are simply still alive from their past exploits.
All I can say is thanks for playing that basement party back in the day with 13 and the Peetanks. What an eye opening night for an impressionable skate rat just figuring out what is this thing called Rock.
Even Better if ya want to see them with our boys in Antiseen, check out the show in Spartanburg, SC on February 4, 2011 at Ground Zero.
Joe King Helmets direct from Dime City Cycles
Joe King Blog
Monday, December 27, 2010
What really concerns this discussion is the intersection, of said notion and a person in particular, who from a young age had a fear of a Green Lady that emanated from deep in the bowels of her closet. The infamous Green Lady was said to have had glowing eyes and waited for her victims to fall asleep to do her bidding and accompanied by two other nefarious evil doers.
Fast forward a few years and childhood friends grow up to start a band and seek out a name for their musical endeavors. What helps to push their potential band name along is the fact that a print is hung on the wall of one of their apartments and a fire breaks out and it is one of the only pieces to remain unscathed. This print is one of the infamous pieces by Tretchikoff and is linked to the memories of a nefarious closet hiding menace.
What better way to fight off the unknown than by channeling a fire that is inborn. With a name at hand and a sense of purpose derived from unseen forces, the Green Lady Killers were born. Thank you Tretchikoff for illustrating the demons to which later became the fuel to fire a band which is poised to set a trail ablaze for 2011.
More on Vladimir Tretchikoff
Green Lady Killers dot com
The print that survived the fire...
The Green Lady and her two accomplices painted by Vladimir Tretchikoff
The real Fred Krugger is without a doubt one of the most innovative engineering bike builders working today. Besides winning the 2010 AMD World Championship of Bike Building he has been on the podium in years past and featured in many other magazines and noted showcases.
What really sets him apart is his simple attention to detail. By attending any bike show and anywhere you may travel you see a lot of custom bikes that are simply assembled. Maybe they made custom handlebars, maybe they added unique welded fender never before seen done in aluminum foil or maybe they just matched a style from the past. Whatever it may be, the wheat is always separated from the chaff and here lies a person such as Fred Krugger.
His attention to detail and downright conviction when it comes to the equilibrium of function and form is unequivocal. Its guys like this that make me rethink every wrench I turn or every weld I try to imagine I doing right. Thanks Fred for making it all look so easy and stylish, we need more folks like you in all walks of life.
Below is just one of his many builds...
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Saturday, December 25, 2010
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Friday, December 24, 2010
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Classic Rock Magazine
Thursday, December 23, 2010
V-Twin Boycott on Chopperweb
Trent Rekker's Biker Metric
"It was brought to our attention that several of our members, all highly respected and well-known individuals, both on this site and in the industry as a whole, have been seriously mistreated by V-TWIN MANUFACTURING (also known as Taiwan Ted). They have gotten away with it for too long, and it's time we stood up as the community that we are, and take action!
V-TWIN MANUFACTURING is well-known for its wide selection of restoration, replacement and aftermarket parts for Harley Davidsons. They don't have a web-presence but have a wide dealer network. The issue that has sparked this boycott is that it turns out that V-TWIN MANUFACTURING is having unique and exclusive parts outsourced to Asia for cheap reproduction. These are all parts that were developed by American individuals through hard work and many hours or labor. V-TWIN MANUFACTURING buys one of the items, and sends it to Asia for cheap reproduction. Possible quality issues aside, this means that the original creators of the parts are being seriously undercut, and are losing business because of it. Rather than buying directly from the rightful owner of the part, at a wholesale price, they are being outsourced to maximize revenue, as these items don't even sell for much less than the originals. In a time like this, when thousands of Americans are losing their income due to their jobs being exported to booming economies in Asia, how can any business get away with this and not face any consequences?
Aren't there legal options?
Sure, but everyone knows that those are very expensive and time consuming. During the time this will take, the products will not generate enough revenue for it to be worthwhile. V-TWIN MANUFACTURING knows this and it's the main reason they have gotten away with it (in most cases). The only way to put an end to these activities is to let them know (TeddCycle@aol.com) that you feel outraged, and that you will not be doing any business in the future. That's why we're calling for a boycott, on behalf of all the people that have been and will be scammed by V-TWIN MANUFACTURING!
Just in case you haven't read about it HERE, the most recent ripoff was off the brand new, totally unique Hard-Ass Seat from CrimeSceneChoppers. This one-of-a-kind seat is a collaboration between Joe of SCS and Mark van der Kwaak of DBBP.COM:
This seat is available in the '06 V-TWIN catalog (page 825), and is an exact replica which was NOT made by CrimeSceneChoppers, so it offers a much bigger markup for V-TWIN, as opposed to buying wholesale from CSC themselves. And as the seats are offered at a much lower price to the end-users, CSC loses a large part of their sales of THEIR unique product. Any quality issues with the replica seats will reflect badly on CSC, as there is no way to tell the difference. Just by looking at the pictures above, it is apparent that the replica seat is nowhere near the original quality..
These are two recent examples, but the exact same thing has happened to items developed exclusively by Fabricator Kevin, Martin Bros Bikes, Performance Machine (who succesfully sued), and most recently Carlini, who also succesfully sued. This has been going on for a while, and is affecting many small (and large) shops that have worked hard to get where they are, only to be crushed by a large corp like V-TWIN MANUFACTURING.
What can I do?
Spread the word, let Ted (or Ed as he's actually called) know how you feel by emailing your complaints to TeddCycle@aol.com, link to this page or the thread on other sites, and let as many people as possible know what kind of business V-TWIN MANUFACTURING is. Place the boycott logo on your own site if you have one, to show support and spread the word. Don't order copyrighted products from them anymore, and do whatever else you feel you can contribute to the cause. We just can't let this continue to happen to our friends.Another example are Solutions Machining's Brass Nutz. Those were introduced publically towards the end of 2004, and showed up in the 2005 V-TWIN catalog, as an exact replica.
To link the logo, copy/paste this code on your own site:
Let us know if you support our efforts, and we'll add you to our list
Note: In no way are we implying that any blame lies with the manufacturers in Asia. This is not an issue about manufacturing being outsourced to cheaper regions. This about theft of intellectual property for the sole purpose of making profit. It's unethical, immoral and has no place in this industry."
Moniek Wildenberg Photography
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
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post below is from Cyril Huze Blog
It’s a long time that fashion evolves in multiple trends running in parallel, not as a unique way to dress for one season or two. Same for the custom motorcycle scene. After an overdose of new too long radical choppers being almost the only type of bike being built between 1999 and 2004, since then, board trackers, bobbers and dressers have re-emerged almost as the same time as the preferred styles to be built, rebuilt, customized and ridden. The reasons of such different bikes being simultaneity cool again are multiple: opportunism of some builders (looking to build and ride something different), socio-demographic (getting older), economic (tighter budget) nostalgia (the style of my youth), etc… or all of the above.
After all, the essence of custom bike building is to build and ride only what you like, not what is imposed as the new motorcycling fashion statement. After a discreet return during the last 2 years, Cafe Racers are now back in force and will almost certainly be the new big trend to join the others in 2011.
The success of the late Triumph models and the return of the Norton brand in the US with their very appealing Commando models will be a big help to make Cafe Racer styling very popular again. In 2011, look for a new generation of motorcycle designers and builders to use this style as a fresh alternative to what has been built during these last years. (Top & bottom pictures: Cafe Racers by Santiago Chopper, top Kawasaki to be auctioned in Orlando Jan. 26-30, 2011 to benefit Curing Kids Association)
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Sunday, December 19, 2010
"This is the inside story of Street Art - a brutal and revealing account of what happens when fame, money and vandalism collide. Exit Through the Gift Shop follows an eccentric shop-keeper turned amateur film-maker as he attempts to capture many of the world’s most infamous vandals on camera, only to have a British stencil artist named Banksy turn the camcorder back on its owner with wildly unexpected results.
One of the most provocative films about art ever made, Exit Through the Gift Shop is a fascinating study of low-level criminality, comradeship and incompetence. By turns shocking, hilarious and absurd, this is an enthralling modern-day fairytale... with bolt cutters."
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