Monday, November 13, 2017

Brianna Lane - "Stones In The Water" (Live on Pony Rug)

Years ago I helped sponsor an event which Brianna was performing at a Philly bike shop. Since then, her albums have been on annual rotation on my speakers.

Something about her songs that make me want to sit on a porch in NC; looking out on acres of rolling land, and sip bourbon.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Moving Forward With Your Musical Tastes

We don't see each other much.
Maybe once a year at best but still, keep in touch via text messages. A few years ago while spending time with David my BIL, he plugged his iPhone into the dash of his son's FJ Cruiser to play me what he's been listening to as of late. When we do get together, we immediately quiz each other about what the other has been recently listening to.

David and I share a love for simple riffs and a guilty pleasure for '90s hard rock. No, I'm not going to use the term Grunge Music. However, in this story, he cues up Angry Chair by Alice In Chains. The opening bassline and first couple chords of this song were lost on me back when I saw them in 1992 as the opening act for Van Halen.

Fast forward 20 years.
The majority the music I've been listening to has been heavier. Chugging rhythms and tuned super low stuff. I blame it on the regular gym and bike workouts which I've kept motivated by listening to more metalcore, Black Flag/ Rollins Band, and doom blues bands such as Sasquatch, Orange Goblin, Sword, and The Atomic Bitchwax.

All these layers of music have opened a portal.
It has brought me back to other albums I dismissed a half a lifetime ago. Metallica's ...And Justice For All is one of them. There are some bangers on that album. Have a listen to AJFA if it's been awhile for you.

This video is a reminder of that taste which has developed over the years, in the back of my mouth-- sort of like James burp, 4 minutes into this performance?

Monday, October 23, 2017

Marvel Studios' Black Panther - Official Trailer

Seems like it's been a long-two year wait for this feature movie. So. Stoked!

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

2018 Impulso All Road | Bianchi Interview

Last month in Vegas, I had the opportunity to chat about the new All Road, with Scott of

I'm super stoked we also got the Interbike Design & Innovation Award for this bike!

Thanks for coming by, Scott!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

MINI USA | MINI Clubman | Up To Something Big

DGMW I love my 2016 Countryman, but when the time comes to get another MINI, this model has grown on me in a good way.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Hickory Run State Park Waterfall | stickboybike

Who knew PA has a waterfall this rad? I shot this with my iPhone 6 Plus while hiking with the family.