Monday, January 21, 2008

So professional...............

There are very few things that Pros do that regular dorks on bike do as well (go fast uphill for example), but thanks to the Pezcyclingnews website, I discovered 2 things I have in common with the Pros of the Saunier Duval team.
1. I think it is critical to staying warm to keep your neck covered. I hate those hood/entire head masks, so I rock a "neck gaiter" or whatever you want to call it and so does the pint sized, pocket rocket, power house, Leanardo Piepoli!
2.Recovery is the key and you need to search out every legal advantage. As seen above I am not afraid of doing what needs to be done. I was ashamed of my compression socks until I saw this photo. Me and the boys in yellow are on the same page-but they don't have SE Racing socks and the dog to chill with-so sad for them.
Now if I could lose another 20 pounds and gain a couple 100 watts I might be getting somewhere.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hara Krishna Festival Part 2 LP. Krsna Rock #25

More traditional kirtans on this German record that may mark Hansadutta's first grab at the spotlight. Front and center on the cover(which is one of the best Krsna LP covers!) and getting plenty of credit on the labels, Hansa is putting himself out there and telegraphing the desire for recorded fame that lead to infamy with his two solo albums. He is even rocking it shirtless heart throb fashion on the back cover.
The cover is a veritable who's who of celebrity dopplegangers(maybe I am crazy but I see Jake Phelps, Richie Underdog, Tyler Hamilton, and Ray Cappo look alikes in the background). The cover is by far the best and most action packed on a devotional record.
Music is all Kirtans. Well done and a good listen-carrying on what HK Festival Part One started.

Record Collecting Pet Peeve #.......

"Acid-Folk" has got to be a term even more misused than "private press". Shit that sounds like John Denver or Emmlyou Harris is hardly "acid fried commune folk damage". It is hard to sell boring new age hippie warbling, but one thing helps for sure-call it "acid folk". Just cause its old doesn't mean its good or crazy.
Wanna be Eagles Cali soft rock or West Texas honky tonk balladering does not have much in common with Charles Manson warbling over his acoustic to the girls around a campfire.

And it's not just old record store assholes that are doing it. Drag City, Devendra Barndoor, etc are all letting journalists run wild with "far out" taglines and generalizations.