Now Playing: J Church Where the Trains Go
Between work stress, home improvements and traveling, I've been a stressed-out mofo lately. Like lightning bolts shooting through my head stressed. The home improvements are a big cause, which are causing work stress, all of which make for family stress. Plumbers deserve to be millionaires. Fuck plumbing. Dan Closser is our electrician but I need to find a plumber friend. Matt Bu-C Newman is a plumber, but I don't think he does residential work. He and Hanaan, his partner in crime, are two of my favorite people to ride with and they also have a new website, called VeteranBMX. I like the name, but I had to laugh when Hanaan explained they named it veteran because they are "getting old". Mid-twenties is kind of old for BMX for the average person, but to me it's just getting started. Sean Rakos started riding BMX when he was 23. He completed tattoo school up here a couple weeks ago and did so well he was offered a full-time job by the instructor. Sean hates Michigan, so he had to decline. I'm still waiting for a photo of his insane new tattoo.
Anyway, Veteran BMX is a blog-based BMX site and I dig it. This quote is so right on: "it's pretty interesting dealing with all the things that come with being an adult and trying to hang on to childhood". Works for me.
As far as the stress, riding at TRP last night and Modern tonight have cleared my head and really let off some steam. I really need to keep things in perspective. I get worked up about some pretty unimportant crap. A leaky pipe can be fixed. Front brakes can be dialed. Both are not right now but it's not the end of the world. No lives hang in the balance. Was that a really shitty front-brake related pun? The front brakes are cool, but so far I am doing the same shit with them that I was doing without them. We'll see how that goes.
Dane wild finally returned from an extended trip to Binghampton and points east. He made a last-minute attempt to get a Deliverance car entered in the Kink Demolition Derby, but I was too stressed to answer the phone. Next year. He also brought me a soil sample from Baker's Acres, which is amazing. I'll post a pic when I get my ant-farm set up using it.
Speaking of stress and keeping things in perspective, I recently signed up for the J Church band newsletter. The singer of J Church, Lance, was in a early 90s band called Cringer that is one of my favorites. J Church is kind of a continuation of that band and has been putting out great music for years. Recently, Lance's health has taken a very bad turn and he is getting Kidney dialisys and may be facing a heart transplant, which is horrible. I don't know the guy or anything, I'm just a fan of his music, but I really feel for him and wish him the best. The things I've been sweating ain't shit compared to that, you know? Check out J Church Newsletter for more info and there are lots of J Church songs on Itunes.
Lots of questions and comments so far on the Deliverance Man Bag. Stay tuned for a whole slew of new shit....