The rock band Tool’s new album of Jam covers was heroically thwarted by sentient Vespas. (Note: I probably didn’t read Eric’s story as carefully as I shoulda.)
You’ll probably never win one of the New Yorker‘s cartoon caption contests, but you might want to give it a shot this week. Here it is, please share your caption here in the comments or on our Facebook page and we’ll send someone a 2strokebuzz t-shirt. Thanks Mad Man Maddox for the link!
My pal Jamie just came across an epic poem about a 1984 Honda Elite for sale. No idea what the backstory is, and I can’t backtrack on the site to learn more about author Paul Ruby, but I’d like to think it started life as a Craigslist ad. “Max’s Scooter Page” of Scooter Quotations & […]
The New York Times previewed the “Scooters: Size Doesn’t Always Matter” exhibit at Los Angeles’ Peterson Automotive Museum. Mmmm, chrome Rumi! Aside from the sorta-cringe-inducing name, it looks like a fantastic and well-researched exhibit and a rare chance to see a lot of really oddball scooters. Thanks for the link, Alex Pelzel!
We missed photographer Jeremy Sharp’s monthlong exhibit in Dallas, but his Vespa Serie Fotografica is now available as limited-edition prints. Lovely work! $75 is a steal for traditionally-printed 11×17 color prints, but if that’s too pricey for you, a gallery poster is also available for $35.
Balloon Artist Jeremy Telford makes a balloon Vespa. Yes, you just spent two minutes and 36 seconds watching a balloon artist, and you liked it. Do you feel dirty? Here’s the backstory from Glen G. on Modern Buddy. Thanks for sharing, Glen! Update: here’s Jeremy’s site. Wow.
Late last summer I attended the Los Vesparados art show in Minneapolis. I took some pictures and made some notes of my favorite works. I never posted about it on 2SB. This is a recurring theme in my service as a Bedell Media International correspondent. I was walking through a local Barnes and Noble the […]
The Amerivespa 2010 website is up. It’s earlier than usual this year, May 27-31, in San Antonio, TX. , One new feature I’m kind of excited about is a scooter art show that will include great Amerivespa artwork from this year’s designer Robert Tatum, plus Shag, Shepard Fairey, R. Black, Glen Reid and some poseur […]
British sculptor Chris Gilmour builds life-size objects out of corrugated cardboard. Click through his gallery, images 20, 21, and 22 are a Lambretta, a mod Lambretta, and a Vespa autotaxi. Very cool.
Here’s a video recap of “The Vespa Experiment,” a Pacific-coast tour by three musicians on Vespa scooters. One of the musicans, Amber Rubarth sums it up: I feel like this whole tour was all about getting to the core of life and purity and innocence. And, just getting back to the musical part and not […]
Club DJ Josh Link was killed in an accident on New York City’s Williamsburg Bridge Monday. Witnesses say his Vespa stalled and was hit by a black sedan. Rest in Peace, Josh. (More from a cyclist that passed the scene after the accident and Gothamist)
Artist Jay Nelson rigged up a custom Honda Spree with a surfboard-bearing roof, a retractable awning, and a wooden storage bin. (An early sketch shows he originally intended it to be a Vespa.) Funny how stuff like this spreads around… The scooter was exhibited last Fall at Nelson’s “The Autonomous Zone” exhibit at TripleBase gallery […]
In the fine 2StrokeBuzz tradition of hiding news under a tarp in the garage, check it out: Los Vesparados Art Show. Thanks, Matt.
The Decemberists are playing in Wheaton? On Halloween night? And there’s a scooter on the poster? Did Carson Ellis actually paint that? What’s up with her website? Is a liberal alt-whine anachronism-gimmick oboe band playing to creationists at a christian college in a dry suburb on halloween night funny, cool, or sad? I can’t tell […]
Hey, sorry about the last-minuteness, but our local Vespa/MC dealer Motoworks Chicago is having an art show with a reception thingy after work today (Friday). The show will be around for a couple months, if you can’t make the opening: Friday 10/10 5pm-10:30pm Motoworks presents: “Art of the Ride” Show runs October 10, 2008- December […]