More moon pics...

| Wednesday, September 29, 2010 | 0 comments |



Bokeh...

| Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | 0 comments |
Here I tried bokeh I think. Wikipedia says  "In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image, or "the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light." I think I got it :) I'm not sure if I actually pulled it off or not.

These are the pull thingys for the kitchen light with a calendar in the background. It's all I have in the middle of the night. I'll try again outside later this week.




EXIF data as follows;
3264×2448 pixels – 472KB
Camera: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
ISO: 80
Exposure: 1/60 sec
Aperture: 3.5
Focal Length: 72mm
Flash Used: Yes

Shot the moon...

| Monday, September 27, 2010 | 2 comments |
Took these at about 4am (15 mins ago). I need a sturdier tripod and a telescope but I'm pretty happy with these.

Here's my EXIF data;

3264×2448 pixels – 198KB
Camera: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot S5 IS
ISO: 100
Exposure: 1/80 sec
Aperture: 8.0
Focal Length: 72mm
Got the photo specs from this page
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The Muse last night...

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The Muse hosted Dr. Gangrene's Horror Hootenanny last night. It was open to humans and zombies. We got there late so we missed Alucard. First band we caught was SpookhandCreeping Cruds were up next, followed by Psycho Charger. All in all they all rocked fucking hard.

Pics












More bike related stuff...

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I'm proud of myself. I actually got the Triumph tappet blocks out of my 650 barrels and put them in the 750 barrels without breaking them.  Not so proud that I still can't fucking weld yet.





Fundamentals of MIG Welding...

| Friday, September 24, 2010 | 0 comments |
with David Bird. I'm watching this right now.

Description - Whether you are new to MIG welding or are an experienced welder (or think you are!), David Bird is sure to teach you something new in this comprehensive MIG Welding Fundamentals DVD. With a 'through-the-hood' close-up view of the weld in progress, and all the information to get you on your way to being an ace welder, this DVD is all killer, no filler. Not only teaching you MIG welding, David takes it a step further and shows you some practical applications such as boxing a hot rod's frame rails and assorted types of welding used for fabricating mounts on a custom motorcycle frame.


Trailer for the DVD








test

| Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | 0 comments |

testing blogger-droid
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Redneck Rumble

| Monday, September 20, 2010 | 0 comments |
Yesterday Lisa, her brother Stan and I went to the Redneck Rumble in Lebanon.I had an awesome time. Jane Rose started off the music but we were too busy looking at cars and bikes.We did catch most of Shaky DeVille and Hellfire Revival. Lisa's brother left early to watch the Tenn/Fla game. I don't get it but that's just me.

All my pics can be found here at my Picasa album.



Here is just a sample.





Redneck Rumble rocked!

| Sunday, September 19, 2010 | 0 comments |

Pics will be here later today/tomorrow


Almost forgot about Fri night...

| Monday, September 13, 2010 | 0 comments |
Lisa and I went to see the Westbound Rangers, Crowfield and The Delta Saints at Exit/In Friday night. The Saints released their new EP "Bird Called Angola" that night and tore it up in Nashville. The Westbound Rangers are a bluegrass band. Crowfield was rock and reminded me of Counting Crows. If you get a chance to see any of these bands, I suggest you do so.

Westbound Rangers







Crowfield






The Delta Saints



I took a LOT of pics, somewhere in the neighborhood of 120 or so, so I'll just post a couple.

Bike stuff...YAY!

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Unfortunately I didn't get near as much done as I expected this weekend. I'm short one cylinder base gasket. :(  I really wanted to get the cylinders on today. Oh well, my guy will send me the base gasket and I'll get some more done after work.

I did, however, get my tappet blocks without breaking the ears off! That's always a good thing.






My motor looks so alone over there by itself.




I also got this Biltwell 4130 Chromoly Seat Hinge from Lowbrow Customs. It fits my frame perfectly. Now I just have to tack-weld it on there so I can take it to someone and get it TIG welded on. I wouldn't trust my welding to get me down the driveway right now. :)








750 kit...

| Friday, September 10, 2010 | 0 comments |
Today I checked the piston ring gap for the 750 kit I'm installing on my 69 Triumph. I only had to file one ring a little bit.

Lisa will be busy this weekend so I'll wile away in the garage. Hoping I can at least get the cylinders and head on. We'll see though.

Cylinder




Pistons



Wanda Jackson at Mercy Lounge, Nashville

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Wanda "Queen of Rockabilly" Jackson performed last night at Mercy Lounge after receiving a Lifetime Achievement award during the Americana Music Festival.  Dale Watson opened and the Dex Romweber Duo closed. We saw Dale but left before the Dex Romweber Duo.  We aren't country fans at all but I do respect that it is rock and roll's roots. We wouldn't be were we are today without country/bluegrass/blues etc to kick it all off.

I also saw Jack White of the White Stripes at the bar, but I didn't bother him. He produced Wanda's new single.


Dale Watson


Wanda Jackson
At 73 his lady still kills. She performed some songs I knew "Fujiyama Mama, Funnel of Love and and Lets Have a Party", some I didn't "Right or Wrong, Riot in Cell Block #9" and even a gospel song "I Saw the Light". Then she did "Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin On" for an encore