For introducing me to this music. And thanks to Aaron for letting me know that 2008 called and want's it's music back. Apparently these two have been around for a bit. Must have missed because I was a bar until ONE IN THE MORNING again. Sigh, never been know for my concrete self control.
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Ben, I think it was either before you got here or after you left, but last thurs I invited you guys to see Charlie Parr this saturday night. Kris' co-worker (Jeff K...)puts on grass-roots basement shows. $10.00, byob, but he has amazing baked goods! Oh yeah, he lives four houses from you :).
Posted by tom @ 10:18
Monday, February 21, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
A baja beetle is the coolest car you can drive on the road. I will attempt to offer proof of this with the following reasoning. Please check my math and let me know if I've made any errors:
Status symbols are not cool. Some cars may be cool other than their status value, but any percieved status value definitely hurts, not helps. The VW beetle was too cheap and common for far too long to ever be a status symbol.
A baja bug is both a historically important link to european rear-engined boxer design like Tatras and Porsches, and a specifically american style of customized vehicle at the same time.
It may have started as a well designed and interesting little hippy car--er, wait, nazi car. Whatever. With some modifications, herbie turns into a Steve McQueen-mobile. It's light enough to do real offroad with a little suspension lift, without being too high to take corners on the road at a sporting pace. The engines can be tuned to an extremely surprising degree, but will always sound like a cross between a kit plane and a vintage sports car engine--maybe for obvious reasons. A baja bug is pure machismo, sprung from the bud of flower power. Now tell me what's cooler and I believe I'll be able to refute.
Posted by aaron @ 13:37