The new bike is Sweeeeet. It's weird though - the boinger rear end is a bit funny through turns and over logs. I can tell it's going to make me a lot faster on rough downhills. With gears, my climbing is... well, dismal. The steering is something I'm going to have to figure out. The Redline was very stable in the turns; to turn, I just leaned in and kept the wheels more or less straight. The front end of the new Big Mama, however, is sort of light. It needs to be flicked into the turns with the hips. I'm still getting used to it. Still, it was a nice sunrise ride this morning at Rosaryville.
Ahh, but you're here for the tunes, aren't you?
Try some Gogol Bordello.
I have no idea what the **** that was. Atheist Ukranian Gypsy Punk or something? I like it though. Apparently, they're touring with Primus. Shock-er. There's no video for this song, Transcontintental Hustle, from their new album of the same name, but it's clearly got something going for it. What that something is, I haven't a clue.
While I'm feeling all aggro, might as well have some DK's. Police truck is an apt theme since we're apparently in the mid-Hitlers. That's an era in the 21'st century where half the country referred to one president as "just like Hitler" for 8 years, then as if on cue, the other half of the country started referring to the new president as "just like Hitler." Future historians will note that it was a magical time, where a trusty few maintained their sanity only by riding their bikes a lot, and listening to old grind core music.
Man, it's like I'm channeling Gwadz today or something. Time to mellow out a little bit with some zydeco. This is L'il Anne and Hot Cayenne. I'm going to make a point of catching them if they blow through DC. Nice blues / zydeco vibe here. Crummy recording though.
And really, if we're trying to get mellow, you can't beat George Clinton and Funkadelic now, can you?
You want to know what made the P-Funk especially funky? It wasn't George, and it wasn't Bootsy, and it wasn't Maceo. It was actually Buddy Hankerson, the bassist. Here he is just jamming on the bass.
Man, there's more funk in that, than in a week old pair of socks.
Might as well end with something upbeat. Sorry there's no real video here, but Wolfmother, Joker and the Thief, is as good as it gets even without movin' pitchers.
Have a good weekend, y'all.