"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote!" -Benjamin Franklin

Thursday, March 24, 2011


A couple of things I forgot to mention in my Bliz-og last night:

Went to see the CRO-MAGS a few weeks ago- Fucking Brilliant!  This was the John Joseph & Mackie version of the Mags.  They played all of Age of Quarrel and did a couple of Bad Brains covers.  A 44 year old man probably shouldn't be in the pit at a punk show, and certainly shouldn't be stage diving, but I did both.  Sometimes ya just can't help it- the music grabs ya and ya go.  Of course, I found myself in the same situation at the OFF show the other night.

Found a video of OFF! playing their encore from the show Tuesday.  Ya can see my big shiny bald head up front.

The new Aggrolites record is out and it's great.  They've now put out 5 records and haven't dropped the ball yet.  Buy 'em all if ya like early 60's and 70's skinhead reggae.
Agnostic Front's new record also just came out and it's the best thing they've done in years.  I'm a huge AF fan, and like everything they've done, but there are certainly records that I think are better than others, and this is one of 'em.  It's called My Life, My Way.

Carla and OFF!

So, I finally got Carla all put back together and on the road.  It was a lotta work, but I'm real happy with the way everything turned out.  Here's some pictures of her all finished up and of the striping I did on her.

Went to see OFF! last night at the Drunken Unicorn- pretty fuckin' cool, but how could it not be?  Put Keith Morris of Black Flag/Circle Jerks fame together with people that played in bands like Battalion of Saints and Redd Cross, and you're sure to have something explosive.  OFF! blasted through their entire 16 songs and then started the set over, playing the first 2 songs of their set again.  A 55 year old Morris had more energy and presence than most people half his ageI didn't much care for either of the openers- Predator and Trash Talk.  A lot of the kids seemed to really enjoy Trash Talk, but we already know that I HATE THE KIDS.  OFF! is classic early 80's California Hardcore done right by people that were actually there in the early 80's.

Friday, March 18, 2011

Buncha Crap

Ok, so it's been about 2 weeks since I've done the Bloggity-Fuck-Blog thing.  I was real good for a while there, posting every couple of days.  Hopefully I'll get back to it.  Been kinda busy lately- it was Tax Season, which is pretty much our busiest season of the year.  People get their tax refunds and think that they just got some extra money, so they get tattooed.  I'm certainly not complaining about people spending their money at my shop, but IT'S NOT EXTRA FUCKIN' MONEY!  It's money that the government TOOK from you and is now returning a very small portion of.  It was your money to begin with- you earned it.
Drove up to North Carolina to see MOTORHEAD.  Great show, coulda done without the opening bands- never been a Clutch fan- thought they were boring, and Valiant Thor was a goofy joke band that I also coulda done without.  Motorhead doesn't really need any opening bands- It's Motor-FUCKING-Head!  Played some new stuff and pulled out some great old stuff- Overkill, I Got Mine, Metropolis, The Chase Is Better Than The Catch.  If ya haven't seen the Lemmy documentary that came out recently, then go buy it. It's called 'Lemmy: 49% Motherfucker 51% Son Of A Bitch', and it's fucking great.

Jamie was in town for a visit, which is always a fun time.  I got tattooed, which is NEVER fun.  I knew I wanted to get something while Jamie was here, but didn't know what.  When he arrived, he showed me his new Motorhead tattoo, and since I've been listening to them since about '83 and still didn't have a sweet Motorhead tattoo, I asked him to draw me one.  This is what he came up with:

Received a message the other day that both of the skate decks I sent off to the show in Missouri sold.  That's kinda cool, but whenever I finish painting something I secretly hope that no one wants to buy it- I always wanna keep 'em for myself.  Guess I'm just a greedy bastard.  Here's pics of the decks:

Carla is pretty much done.  I'm just waiting for my seat which I should be getting today.  Goddamn, I really wanna ride!  Here's some pics of her all put back together (minus a seat), and the striping I did on her.  Once I have the seat, I'll take some nice pics out in the sun, but for now, ya get crappy garage pics.

And, here's a little filler tattoo I did the other night- I love stupid silly tattoos.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

More work on Carla and a Tiki

Took all the parts I leafed back to my buddy Joey last night and got the final coat of clear on them.  They really look great- Joey has done a fantastic job. Then I can start the striping.  He's gonna bring them back to me Sunday after he buffs them.  Should be getting my seat back sometime next week and then I'll be able to start getting her back together.

Did this tiki on Luke's hand on Monday:

For those of you that miss my ranting- I got lots more, just been kinda busy lately.  I promise that there will be lots of bitching, ranting, and politically incorrect nonsense in the future of my blog.