Thursday, December 29, 2016

Feeling sappy for the Holidaze...

 Old Lang Syne 
-Dan Fogelberg 

Met my old lover in the grocery store 
The snow was falling Christmas Eve 
I stood behind her in the frozen foods 
And I touched her on the sleeve 

She didn't recognize the face at first 
But then her eyes flew open wide 
She went to hug me and she spilled her purse 
And we laughed until we cried 

We took her groceries to the check out stand 
The food was totaled up and bagged 
We stood there lost in our embarrassment 
As the conversation lagged 

We went to have ourselves a drink or two 
But couldn't find an open bar 
We bought a six-pack at the liquor store 
And we drank it in her car 

We drank a toast to innocence 
We drank a toast to now 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness 
But neither one knew how 

She said she's married her an architect 
Who kept her warm and safe and dry 
She would have liked to say she loved the man 
But she didn't like to lie 
I said the years had been a friend to her 
And that her eyes were still as blue 
But in those eyes I wasn't sure if I saw 
Doubt or gratitude 

She said she saw me in the record stores 
And that I must be doing well 
I said the audience was heavenly 
But the traveling was Hell 

We drank a toast to innocence 
We drank a toast to now 
We tried to reach beyond the emptiness 
But neither one knew how 

We drank a toast to innocence 
We drank a toast to time 
Reliving, in our eloquence 
Another "Auld Lang Syne" 

The beer was empty and our tongues were tired 
And running out of things to say 
She gave a kiss to me as I got out 
And I watched her drive away 

Just for a moment I was back at school 
And felt that old familiar pain 
And, as I turned to make my way back home 
The snow turned into rain

Thursday, December 08, 2016

Human Herd

We set our minds to take him away from your arms
Our greatest fear is never to bring him to harm
Its hard to see his flowing golden hair
For light thats blinding us with market share

You can't protect him from his life
We'll find a way to make you lie
He'll be with us and never die
This the end and you know why

Out to the water you let us pull him down
They never struggle when they to want to drown
They take so much from us without a word
Just a little thing we ask from the Human Herd

You can't protect him from his life
We'll find a way to make you lie
He'll be with us and never die
This the end and you know why

You can't protect him from his life
We'll find a way to make you lie
He'll be with us and never die
This is the end and you know why

Red Fang - Human Herd 

Friday, September 16, 2016

HFBD to Me


Yeah Yeah... Another loop around the sun accomplished.
Nope. Not dead yet and have every intention to keep it that way for as long as possible.
Yay me.


As you read this (the beauty of pre writing and scheduling posts) I am in route to KC for the weekend to visit family and friends. 
I'm also heading down to help host the rolling shit show that is known as:

Pub N Pedal

Pub N Pedal 10

Pub N Pedal 10.... 
How in the hell have we (And by "we" I mean Jones) been able to pull this shit show off for 10 years?
Have you been before? Well then you know the drill... You haven't? 
Well shit son, get on your facespace page and got to events and look that shit up.
Or better yet, click HERE
Granted I suspect you'll still have to have FaceSpace to see it. But I'm sure you do. 
Everyone does these days don't they?

Anyway. Come ride bikes around KC, pretend to be racing, take photos, drink beers (or don't, no one says you have to), and have good times.
See ya there

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Speaking of new music...

Have you ever head of We Hunt Buffalo?
They aren't new, just new to me and its pretty much the sound I've been into.
Give them a listen.

 Their videos may not be as clever as Red Fang's (but really, who's are?) but I'm digg'n on their sound.


Tuesday, September 13, 2016

New Red Fang!

If you didn't already know...
A band that has become one of my favorites has a new album coming out.
Red Fang - Only Ghosts 
The bits I've heard sound like the Red Fang we all know and love.
Of course, you have more of what for some makes Red Fang, Red Fang in their first video for the single Shadows.

Sit back, open a PBR, put in some Big League Chew, & enjoy!

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Cool shit from cool folks

If you know me at all you know that I'm a fan of Surly
I have been for what seems like forever, well not literally forever, but it has been a long time since I threw a leg over my first Surly, a Bean Green Cross Check.
So I'm a fan of Surly.
Surly makes some stuff (bikes and whatnots) I dig.
I also have had the pleasure of getting to know some of the past and present Surly employees well enough that I consider them friends (whether they feel the same way or not is a different story).
So Surly is doing some product videos (Surly Speaks)and I think this is their first one.
This one not only features one of their new products but someone I happen to actually even know.

Go Amy!



Friday, July 29, 2016

Its one of those days...

Walk - Blind Melon - Soup 1995 

 Find myself singing the same songs everyday 
Ones that make me feel good 
When things behind the smiles ain't okay

Around and over and in-between the seas I need to be on top of a mountain 
Where I can be see everything 
Cause this paranoia's getting old 

 Now as I open my eyes to start another day 
I'm in a pile of puke 
Empty bag of excuses 
My love for friends and family 
you know I need them 

 And under a sun that's seen it all before 
My feet are so cold 
And I can't believe that I have to bang my head against this wall again 
But the blows they have just a little more space in-between them 
Gonna take a breath and try again.


Friday, June 03, 2016

Run Whatcha Brung

"Why do you use that?"
I've been running front rack & panniers only on my commuter/light touring rigs for 5-6ish years.
It started to:
1) get my gear off my back during hot summer commutes
2) because my commuter was/is a fixed gear I didn't want the weight over the rear wheel.
It's become my preferred way.
I even ride single track with the set up.
Some people don't get it.
Some people don't like it.
And some people call it just a fad (I don't get that one).
But that's cool.
It's not your bike & you don't have to do it.
Run whatcha brung

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Saturday video dump

Hello again.
I'm back from a little vacation in Backbone State Park after a pretty terrible (for me) edition of CIRREM (more on both of those later).

Forty Miles in Ten Hours "The Big Loop" from Jamie Murrett on Vimeo.


Diamondback Level Link from Diamondback Bicycles on Vimeo.

OH and if you missed it in all the presidental race coverage....

The USA Cycling Women's team won GOLD at the Track World Championships in the Team Pursuit 

Hells Yeah!!
Nice work ladies!!
USA Women Take Gold at Track World Championships!