What’s Old is New

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Over the past winter, I (along with a few of my trusted buddies) embarked on a long journey to spruce up the Sportster that I got last summer. There was nothing actually wrong with it other than a battery cable that snapped in half but I really disliked the color of the thing and the really ugly, hand-painted cancer ribbon on the back fender. There was actually a fairly neat painting on the rear fender as well but it was always obscured by the big seat so it had to go too. Out with the old and in with the new. Continue reading

Upper Sandusky Autumn Cruise 2016: Round Three

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I’m back with a few more photos from the recent Upper Sandusky Autumn Cruise that was held on September 24. There’s some good stuff in this collection. Shiny paint, bright chrome and colors abound. There’s even a bit of the Halloween spirit mixed in there. Check it out!

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Upper Sandusky Autumn Cruise 2016: Round Two

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I finally sat down and edited a few more photos of the Autumn Cruise last night. I’ve also been trying to decide where/how I want to shoot photos of vinyl. What I thought would work in our house hasn’t been going well so I constantly have to change my ideas and locations. I’m not digging on that too much. It’s becoming really frustrating to move all the gear and setup materials over and over.

Anyway, check out the photos from the car show a while back and see what you missed out on.

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Vinyl Wednesday: Aerosmith – Get A Grip

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Aerosmith’s 1993 album Get A Grip needs no introduction. This album was beyond huge during the early-mid 90’s. Spawning three of the biggest, most iconic singles of their whole career in “Cryin'”, “Amazing” and “Crazy”, this album totally rocks from front to back and sold over 7 million copies. They also released four more singles from this album (“Livin’ On The Edge”, “Eat The Rich”, “Fever” and “Shut Up And Dance”), all of which are way more fun to listen to than the previous, more popular tracks. At least I suppose I like them better mostly because they weren’t beat into the ground like the other songs. Lots of summer days at the public pool were spent listening to Aerosmith songs onthe radio. Whatever the case, this album is just too damned good to ignore. The real nutty thing is that this is their ELEVENTH ALBUM. Who has an album this good that late into a career? Not many bands, that’s who. Also really crazy is that this album was never pressed and released in the US on the vinyl format. I’m not sure why but since it was selling so many copies with the CD and cassette formats maybe they figured that was enough.

Nancy was a real peach and happened to get me this album as a gift. She had to get on Discogs and order one from Greece. I had been looking for this album forever in Chicago and I never even realized there wasn’t a US pressing until I finally got my own copy. As far as I can tell there isn’t anything that would make this stand out as a European pressing other than the run-out info in the dead wax area and maybe the record label. Check out all the bitchin’ artwork below!

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Autumn Cruise: Revving Up

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This is the third of four posts documenting the vehicles of the 2015 Upper Sandusky “Autumn Cruise” car show. Loads more detail shots of killer cars and sweet paint jobs. Check ’em out!

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