I like old tractors a lot

This is my boss's 1912 Pioneer 30-60. 1 of 12 left. Pretty cool old deal that he ran in the Albany parade today. I love hearing these things run; putt.....putt......putt.....putt


Two Smoking Queens

Mike emailed me his pictures from Darren's bachelor party so here they are for your viewing pleasure. These are in no particular order and I'm not going to give any explanation for any of them. If you weren't there you just wouldn't get it anyways.

This is almost all of the pics from the weekend. I did have to leave some out due to some statute of limitations stuff and probationary issues for a few of us.....but you get the idea.

Came across this on the interweb

Kinda dug it...

I don't do it for you, I do it for me
I am alone, for only myself to rely
I do as I wish and I live my dream
I don’t live in your reality
So your rules will not control me
Because I live the life I want to lead
I am the human I want to be.

-Author Unknown



or get your ink home poked in the back of a van. Whatever.

Downtown Art Crawl

Sounds pretty bitchin' little deal. I'll be there. All the cool kids will be.

SC Times - Art Crawl
Me with Grandpa Gresser, not exactly sure how old I was here, but it's proof positive that I've always been so adorable. Grandpa's been gone for a while now but when I mention his name at work people almost always know who I'm talking about and have great things to say about him. Miss him quite a bit.


Go ride your motorscooter

Off the Grid

Interesting article, I would certainly miss some stuff but I love the idea of living off the grid and completely admire these people for actually doing it. I don't know if I would want to do it forever, but I think giving it a go for a couple of years would be a lot of fun.

HuffPost - Off The Grid


Luther Cole: Solitude

I mentioned a couple of days ago that I would put up a little review with my humble opinion of Luther's newest album; Solitude.
I'll start off by saying that this album came at a perfect time for me as I was craving some new music and I really wanted something a little different, which is exactly what Luther brings to the table.

This album has two things that I always appreciate: lots of harmonica and great storytelling songs. I just really dig the harmonica and seeing as how I have absolutely no musical prowess I like to hear other people play it. It seems to compliment Luther's style of guitar playing really well. I also love storytelling songs. I just like to hear the tales that people can tell through song and Luther's style of writing is one of my favorites.

One of the things that Luther will tell the audience at his shows is that he writes songs about events, things, people or places in his life now or in the past. Typically pulling the meaning out of his songs isn't the easiest thing to do, and I don't think he really intends for people to. I believe he has the attitude that his songs can mean different things to different people, himself included, and you are supposed to deduce what you like from them. Kind of reminds me of the "Is Gregor really a bug or not" discussion we've had multiple times. I will always remember his answer as "if you think he's a bug then he's a bug, if you don't then he isn't".* On this album I see a lot of that style of writing, however there are some clear cut moments where Luther seems to be pointing to pretty specific events, people, places, things in his life. I appreciate the fact that he is writing songs of both facets.

All in all another masterpiece from Luther. If you didn't make it to his show then you can always get the album from his website and in my humble opinion, you should quit wasting time on this silly blog and do that now. C'mon do it. Do it. <---- Hootis will get that joke

Luther Cole's Official Website

*read The Metamorphisis by Kafka and you'll know what I mean

What did you do at work today?

I love driving old tractors. Especially through small towns like Albany.

The radical artwork of Mr. Pat Q. Jensen

A very small sampling of Pat's artwork that I jacked (with his permission) from his Facebook page.
The Roots Crew

Sage Francis

Zissou skate deck for the Skate Plaza fundraiser

Mos Def

The man behind the art: Pat Q. Jensen
I made up the part about the Q to add an aura of mystery


"We are like passengers of a great liner the moment after rescue from a shipwreck when camaraderie, joyousness and democracy pervade the vessel from steerage to Captain's table. Unlike the feelings of the ship's passengers, however, our joy in escape from disaster does not subside as we go our individual ways. The feeling of having shared in a common peril is one element in the powerful cement which binds us. But that in itself would never have held us together as we are now joined."
First 100

What the hail

I was hoping the storm would get narlier than just this. Pssshhhhh

The closest to a perfectly sperical person I've ever seen

Once again, Luther Cole put on a great show last night at the Veranda Lounge. One of the great aspects of his shows here is the amazing group of friends that comes out to see him. The stories he tells during his shows are also pretty damn hilarious. Oh, and the music is fantastic.
I just got his newest CD last night and have listened to most of it so far, needless to say I'm once again awestruck by his abilities. I'll put up a full review and info as to where to buy it in the next couple of days.