The new Skweeky Watahfawls/Johnny Ciggs/Fan Ran joint See us on the Dancefloor (Gritty City Records, 14 tracks) dropped yesterday: https://grittycityrecords.bandcamp.com/album/see-us-on-the-dancefloor Album dedicated “For Roy Christopher & Mike Daily”
I bought this coffee mug four years ago. It says: “write your own story.” That line makes more sense to me now than ever. I’ve been busy writing a novel, Moon Babes of Bicycle City. Over a dozen notebooks, journals and sketchbooks were filled with riffs and research soon to be shown on Instagram at http://instagram.com/moonbabesofbicyclecity — glimpses of what’s been going into the mix of fiction and non-fiction that is Moon Babes of Bicycle City (Spring 2015).
Mark Lewman has read completed chapters of the novel. He wrote: “Fractured fiction latent 80s reverse rollback full of BMX action. Phrases singing like snake bellies on summer pavement jive lofted via curled knuckles whitened on typer handles hot and sweaty. But wondering if by moon babe you meant: betty? This is good and weird Mike.” Ha. Thanks Lew!
My editor is Cameron Pierce at Portland’s Lazy Fascist Press. Cover art will feature illustrations by Marc McKee. I’m also collaborating with Joe Gruttola in New York to record Moon Babes of Bicycle City.
Note to Self (with Thanks to Rick Moliterno for the “Trick Tip”): Must get one of these "Breaking Rad" coffee mugs for the Trader Joe’s Limited Edition Peaberry from Java that’s been fueling my morning scribble jams: http://society6.com/product/breaking-rad_mug#27=199 Art by Chris Piascik at Society6.
No Handed Whiplash
BMX Cologne 2014
Joe Gruttola is soon to be the lucky recipient of a new Haro Lineage that was custom built by Nick Ziegler with help from Brett Downs to match Joe’s ‘87 black/blue/chrome Master. After pegs are added, joEg will be riding it…
NICK’S SPECS CHROME HARO LINEAGE FRAME, SENT TO CHIP AT C4LABS FOR POWDER / HARO LINEAGE FORKS - FRONT BRAKE MOUNTS WELDED ON BY STANDARD BYKE / HARO LINEAGE CRANKS / HARO LINEAGE CHAIN RING / HARO LINEAGE STEM / HARO LINEAGE BARS / HARO LINEAGE SEAT/POST COMBO…SANDED OUT THE RIBS AND HIGH POLISHED POST / HARO HYPNO FRONT WHEEL / HARO CUSTOM BACK WHEEL WITH FREECOASTER / CHROME ODYSSEY EVO - REAR / BLACK ODYSSEY EVO - FRONT / TECH 77’S FROM PORKCHOP / SNAFU GYRO / SNAFU GYRO PLATE / ODYSSEY CHASE TIRES / KHE PEDALS- GIVE IT THAT 80’S FEEL / 1/2 LINK CHAIN / ODYSSEY BB, AND HEADSET / ODI LONG NECKS / KINK CABLE STRAPS
"What do you think of the bike for Gruttola? I was the foot in the ass that got that project going. I promised Joe I’d get him a new bike. I have taken care of both Joe and George [Gallo] in the past. Gotta keep those guys riding. Another funny story, I just got Dave Mirra hooked up with a 26" Master."—Brett Downs