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Unbelievable story of a Harley Davidson Motorcycle that got swept away during last year’s tsunami in Japan. It was in a storage container that had foam installation and bobbed it way across the Pacific to turn up on the Northern tip of Haida Gwaii.

Victoria Harley dealer Steve Drane was able to track down the original owner and is retrieving the bike.

Soundcloud: Steve Drane Helps Return the Tsunami Harley

Greg Spooner was 1/5 of an expedition that used human power to row around Vancouver Island. The WHOLE thing. Crazy… I take the elevator when there is a perfectly good stairwell beside it.

It took the men 3 weeks to make the journey. Have a listen to Greg talking about the adventure.

more info: http://oarnorthwest.com/expeditions/salish-expedition-2012/

Soundcloud: Greg Spooner Rowed around Vancouver Island

Go with yourself.

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We have been watching lots of Sons of Anarchy lately.  Coral and her sister are obsessed.  Alyx has all the seasons and got Coral into it, now its on at our house all the time.

I have been enjoying the show.  There are some silly bits like how their club is called ANARCHY but they vote on everything.  Opie keeps telling his wife that everything he does is for the family then proceeds to murder people and spend time in jail…not really Dad of the year type stuff. But the show is entertaining and filled with drama.

Also, for a motorcycle show, show more motorcycles!

We’re all broke but Coral and Alyx keep talking about getting motorcycles.  They want little sport bikes… I like the older motorcycles.  I blogged a few years ago about wanting a Harley Nightster which looks like a vintage motorcycle.

But my tastes have changed and now I think I’d actually want something vintage.

My first car was a 1969 Triumph Spitfire… and Triumph made motorcycles.  (Well different parent company, same brand…its a long British Industry story)

I’ll have to do more research… but Wikipedia says the 1969 Triumph was one of their best years for bikes!  That has to mean something right?  The pictures on the internet of both restored and modified Triumphs look cool.  So I dig it.

ANYWAYS…who cares about motorcycles… music.

Sons of Anarchy, like any modern TV show worth its airtime has an interesting soundtrack using both familiar, undiscovered and cover songs to help tell the story.  We’re still in season one, but this song the other night was great.  Subtle, but great.

Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers – “Fortunate Son” (CCR cover)

Download MP3 >> Lyle Workman & The Forest Rangers – Fortunate Son

This song shows up in Season One, Episode 9; Hell Followed. The original of course… the classic 1969 Creedence Clearwater Revival jam off Willy and the Poor Boys. 1969?  Whoa….

Go with yourself.

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Seth Godin says to own your brand.  Meaning, to make up a word to describe what you do, so that way it costs you far less to dominate search and generally be the top of the mind name for what you do.

Since I am my own brand… I guess, like any band or creative force, I own my own brand.  When I goggle me, I am first on the list! huzzah!

Sadly, its my MySpace that comes up before this blog, but the blog is number two.

On my old MySpace blog back in the halcyon days when people actually used their MySpace accounts, I did a feature called “The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.”  I think part of me wants to resurrect that feature so I can talk about news articles I come across like this gem: Teen with No Licence, High on Drugs, Crashes Car

This kid packs the bongs, takes a puff then decides its a good idea to take Mommy and Daddy’s car for a spin.  He pulls an illegal U-turn and causes a man riding a Harley to t-bone the car.  The rider flies over the hood and is injured.  Then the hilarity ensues:
The teen was given a ticket for driving without a valid licence and unsafe U-turn and was also issued a 24-hour suspension for driving under the influence of marijuana.

A 24-hour suspension?  The kid doesn’t even have a licence… how about a forever suspention till he figures out life and takes the test like everyone else.

What makes this story even more tragic is that a Harley driver was injured… and after my broadcast from Steve Drane Harley Davidson, I have a new goal.

01) Learn Graphic Design and Create a Media Press Kit for Myself
02) get Married
03) achieve a University Degree
04) Own a Harley!

as you can imagine, I have a kinship with my fallen rider.

and in case you’re wondering what sorta bike I’ll want to upgrade the scooter too: Harley Davidson Nightster

nightster

I’m not married to THIS bike by any means, but something small and classic looking like it.  There was a ton of bikes at Steve Drane that I instantly fell in love with.

OK, put the dreams down, back to the brass tax of life.

Wedding

Coral and I will be booking at Mandalay BayVancityrockgirl (who happens to own her own brand) is going above and beyond and sharing lots of great rates and ideas on how to save some $$$ for the Vegas Wedding adventure.

24 Hour Relay For the Kids

the Fourth Annual Mankini Car Wash is going down this Saturday!
Saturday, May 16:
Mankini Carwash
Time:11:00am – 3:00pm
Location: Corner of Glanford and Vanalman

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day yesterday crushed.  It was almost a Father’s day too… such a perfect day off with my girls.  Mads spoiled Mom with lots of presents and then she helped me whip up some eggs benny for the future Mrs. Baker.

We watched Zathura! Nice… and a commercial I voiced came on the TV which made me feel like a rock star.

In the afternoon, we took a walk along Dallas Road and drive through Oak Bay looking at all the houses we hope to one day be able to afford.

Then Alix came over to craft some brilliant ribs and Coral’s family came over for dinner and a spirited game of World Monopoly… which I won!

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Alright, I gotta get ready to hop on the radio for a radio show.

Go with yourself.

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