"If you have any drugs nearby, I recommend doing them before watching this video. It’s some sort of introduction to 1970s-era soccer uniforms (”kits” for the purists out there) for Germany’s Bundesliga, and it’s gonna take you on an eye-opening ride.
The only way I can describe this is that it’s equal parts Soul Train, Diego Maradona coke party, Brazilian children’s TV show, SNL “Sprockets” sketch, and malaria fever dream. Like I said, it’s best viewed with drugs. Mix yourself the Winehouse Special before clicking Play."
It snowed here in the desert. It's gorgeous, especially all of those alien-looking Joshua Trees flocked with white powder, but after a particularly freezing Monday driving around, taking in the cool beauty of the mountains and the cozy little snow capped cabins, and then lingering far too long on sad/strangely impressive Christmas decorations adorning western themed real estate offices and tiny medical centers, I wanted to stay inside. Now that today, Joshua Tree is entirely covered with the white stuff, I'm definitely not leaving.
Driving the frigid Z through the muck or doing cookies at the Park and Ride wasn't as appealing (or possible -- I can't get down the hill) -- as imbibing, watching cable (Investigation Discovery -- waiting for Dr. Stone to tell me who is "Most Evil," according to his scale) and sleeping on the floor.
By the way, I'm currently snowed in and without any food save for a box of white rice (I wasn't expecting this much snow). Any desert denizens with a bitchin' all terrain vehicle want to take me to the market? I'm starving. But no matter how hungry I get, I wish I could stay here forever. Forget Los Angeles. But again, food...?
Our old pal Aaron "Plowboy" Grote sends this video of the buildup of his crazyass Atomic Punk bubble top, with Diamond Dave and the Van Halens squealing the tune that gave it its name. Yours truly makes a cameo appearance at the end.
You've seen the car it a few times here, but now you can catch it live on tour with the ISCA World of Wheels - among other places I believe it will be in Chicago, Boston, Detroit and Dallas. Check your local listings for stops in your area. And Aaron reminds you: buy a T-shirt, foo!