22 February 2010

MINT JULEP

1/3 CUP SUPERFINE SUGAR
1/3 CUP WATER
1/3 CUP MINT LEAVES
4 OZ BOURBON

In small saucepan boil 1/3 c superfine sugar in 1/3 c water for 5 minutes until dissolved.  Transfer to bowl and add 1/3 c mint leaves.  Muddle the mixture.  Fill large frosted glass with crushed ice and strain in mixture.  Add 2 oz bourbon and serve.  Makes two servings. 

It takes a little work, but it's a sweet, refreshing drink.  Goes very well with Imperial Chicken, you know, with the crunchy LACHOY noodles?

MOD REVIAL - BLACK HOLLIES: live on terre t's cherry blossom clinic program.

on wfmu 91.1 FM (nyc metro)  90.1 FM (hudson valley/northwestern jersey)
Check 'em out live on Saturday, February 27, 2010 @ 3pm on The Cherry Blossom Clinic w/ DJ Terre T.
Great psyche/british blues/garage band from Jersey City, Jerz.  Check 'em out!

19 February 2010

FA CATTIVO TEMPO!

  This winter has been nothin' but snow and ice and  piercing arctic winds.  What's going on?  It snowed in some of my favorite places recently:  Rome and Louisana.  It just don't make no sense.  I heard it might get up to 48 degrees this weekend.  Time to ride!

17 February 2010

brighton mods circa 1964

Hope ya don't mind, Hound.  Wanted to share w/my scooter brothers & sisters.

04 February 2010

quadrophenia revisited

I knew nothing about this film except what I remembered from seeing it 20 years ago. I only recalled the ending and that, at the time, I liked the style of the Rockers more than the Mods. Although I like the idea of being smartly dressed, I’m just too lazy. I’m more of a greasy long hair w/leather jacket type and besides, I love rockabilly.  I watched it last night and now have a few thoughts.  It occurs to me that perhaps the Jimmy character was based on Keith Moon, the Who’s pill-popping, manic, crazy drummer. Wasn’t he always pulling crazy stunts like driving cars into swimming pools? Favorite part of the film: After they get done by Jimmy's uncle's friend, they destroy the guys motor and take off.  Reminds me of some shit I pulled back in the day.  Is this a film simply about drug addiction, or is there more to it? Most of Jimmy’s problems seem to stem from his constant ingestion of “blues.” Is he just schizophrenic like his uncle? Is it drug-induced schizophrenia? It’s well documented that amphetamines can produce schizophrenia-like behavior. Jimmy asks his father what happened to his uncle and Jimmy’s father’s glib answer was “Well he drowned, didn’t he?”  Is he just genetically predisposed to be an addict? His Dad is a drinker, but the home life doesn’t seem too terrible except for the boredom. Jimmy wants to be “different” but he just ends up being the same as all the other Mods, fighting Rockers for no reason, even if they are childhood friends. It is exhilarating to be part of a group and to be “us” against “them,” whether “them” is the established order or another group. After all the glory of being a Mod and beating Police and Rockers, when the weekend is over we all still have to go back our ordinary lives. Jimmy couldn’t face it, and who could blame him? The road goes on forever and the party never ends!

02 February 2010

lambretta to race in world championship.

The legendary brand will participate in the 125cc World Championship in 2010.Almost 60 years after it last competed on the World Championship stage, Lambretta will this year make a return to racing in the 125cc category as Lambretta Reparto Corse.This move comes in the year when the first all new range of Lambretta Scooters since 1970 are set to go into production.

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