My boss embarrassed me by finding Steve’s Toy Motorscooters before I did. It’s butt-slow, though it’s worth the wait. I thought we had a lot of toy scooters here at 2SB HQ, but we don’t hold a candle to Steve.
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Oh, so if you change FIVE letters, and you’re a hella-trendy artist, it’s OK, I guess. (Thanks to M5 for the sighting.)
Chicago’s favorite mod band, Mega Super Ultra, released their second album Back to Take Another Bow this week on JumpUp Records. 2strokeBuzz talked to bassist Mike Stirk about the “mod” label, getting older, and that naked guy at Slaughterhouse VI.
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Mykrrr’s post-race press release:
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2SB favorites The Mekons are celebrating their 25th Anniversary on “Fresh Air” today. In Chicago, it’s 11:00 on WBEZ. I’ll call an NPR truce for today, kay?
Chicago JKSC member Patrick Melcher will be featured on the cover of Big Brother magazine next week. Big Brother is 2SB’s favorite skateboarding magazine, (no prize for naming our least favorite), a tasteless, perfect mix of Jackass humor and skateboarding. Patrick skates for Black Label, and is the one of a long line of scootering pro skateboarders including Lance Mountain, Matt Hensley, and Geoff Rowley. The article includes a photo of Patrick with his scooter, and he talks about the Jedis and scootering in the interview. Pick it up! Thanks to Chad for the tip and the photo. A 2SB interview is in the works.
I just stumbled across this on the web: From Scooter to Scooterist, a senior thesis by Mary Anne Long (Miss Mary Mess). A well-researched, longish piece on scooters and scooter culture. Not too much that most of us don’t know, but a great read for the newbies.
Honda has revealed part of their ’03 line, including what just might be the ugliest scooter ever. And I like it. Down with retro!
Thanks, Lu$, for the link!
I’m proud to be a Jedi, although I only faintly remember being knighted.
“Big business it don’t like you, it don’t like the things you do, you got no money, you got no power, they think you’re useless, and so you are, Punks!” Nothing is sacred.
Driving to work this morning, Mary on WLUW played Flaming Lips, Pavement, “Here Comes a Regular” (DUH, that’s where the The Regulars got their name, how did I not get that) and closed the show with “What Goes On.” Some days WLUW is all I have going for me, and knowing it’s doomed to be bought by an NPR station is killing me.
Don’t leave this near the campfire at rallies: Rob Cheshire’s Matchstick Vespa. I wish I had as much spare time as the English. Thanks to Lu$ for the link.