Sunday, July 27, 2008

Kinda like the blues you get after you finish a good book....

For 21 days in July I get to wake up and watch the Tour de France on TV. In the States the Tour is broadcast on a bizarre network called VS
that shows Bull Riding, Cage Fighting, Extreme Bass Casting and oddly enough the Tour de France.

This years tour was full of controversy before it even started when the best team in Cycling (Astana) was kicked out for past offenses that had nothing to do with the current team or coaches. The Tour changed the scoring system getting rid of the
time bonuses awarded to Stage winners. France made banned substances actually illegal so during the tour 3 riders were actually arrested on the spot and led off by the Gendarmes. The grey areas of abuse seem to be on their way out.

Anyway. I enjoy the tour. I enjoy watching as much as I can at home in the morning and then trying not to look at any internet coverage in the day so I can watch the finish later over at the Lakeside Lounge with a lot of the NYC Cycling pals.

Congratulations to Carlos Sastre of Spain who rides for Team CSC on his victory.

Sastre in Paris

I missed a few stages at the Lakeside 'cause I've been real busy down at the Studio with the Bottle Rockets

I can surely beat the post Tour blues down at the Studio.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Harlem Crit

I've been to almost all the bike shops in NYC but somehow I missed the Harlem Bike Doctor!
Harlem '08
From this years Harlem Skyscraper Criterium Race June 15.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The Killer Redeemed

I love every single thing about this clip that the Dan Baird sent me the other day. Everything from the song, the fantastic singing, the haircuts, Jerry Lee playing Kenny Lovelace's guitar (with the 1971 regulation coiled chord). Everything about it is a straight ticket winner. Please take the time to click play and enjoy it for yourself.

Jerry Lee Lewis and the Rust College Quartet.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Every once in a while

You hear a song and it just sounds amazing.
This one isn't that complicated or grand but
it has got to be one of the most beautiful
Rolling Stones songs. (from the record "Flowers")

I've been working with Chip Robinson on his first solo record and every once in a while we play at the Lakeside Lounge. We'll be there on Sunday night. Hope to see you.

Lakeside Drums

Friday, July 04, 2008

Some light reading on the Anniv of our Nation's Birth

out of the box

by Seymour Hersh

..............CLICK HERE

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


Hello July,

Just back from the last great weekend of June up in Au Sable Forks, NY. I've written about our semi-annual gig up there before.
We play a little bar gig up there at a place called 20 Main. It is always a great time. We stayed at the lovely Sugar Mountain Cabin in Jay NY. Woke up to the sounds
of the Western Fork of the AuSable River.


Chip brought the Sumatra with him from Oslo Coffee

Weather was good on friday and I got a ride into AuSable and back on the Rocky Mountain Track bike. As I was heading into town I remembered it was mostly downhill and that our hosts Dave and Jean live "on the mountain" which always makes for a fun
return trip.

On Saturday we played Jeanfest which was a really great party even though it rained pretty good. I stood on the stage for a while to make sure their was no leaks in the tent before We grabbed our electric gear and proceeded to pound out some rock and roll in the woods.