Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Couple of more Polaroids

Cool Townhouses, Chelsea, MA - I went to an open house here - a lot of bang for the buck, and what's so bad about Chelsea?
Old Schooner at Gloucester Marine Railway

Saturday, October 30, 2010

this about sums it up

Originally uploaded by Hayden Danger
This is on flickr and I gleeped it because I think it's so freakin' great

During obnoxious flat spells, photos like this keep the stoke going.

Anticipation & satisfaction. Who's heading out & who's coming back to the lot? Is it morning or late afternoon? Where is this? What wide noserider is that? A Weber Performer? One thing that's not a mystery is the absence of vibe.

Keep Shooting, Danger!

This flat spell really bites.

Friday, October 29, 2010

CrossFit Cape Ann

So what is CrossFit?

I quote:
"CrossFit is a strength and conditioning program utilized by tactical operations teams, military special operations units, champion martial artists, and hundreds of other elite and professional athletes worldwide. Our program delivers a fitness that is, by design, broad, general, and inclusive. Our specialty is not specializing. We believe that proficiency is required in each of ten fitness domains: cardiovascular/respiratory endurance, stamina, strength, flexibility, power, speed, agility, balance, coordination, and accuracy.

The CrossFit program takes an old school approach and combines it with hard work and commitment to allow you to achieve total fitness. CrossFit uses varied, functional movements at high intensities, scaled to your ability, for the maximum results, making it the perfect application for any committed individual regardless or your experience and fitness level. We scale load and intensity; we don’t change programs…. because the needs of Olympic athletes and our grandparents differ only by degree not kind."

Jon Conant runs a great operation, never have I received such a supportive, nurturing, and encouraging ass-kicking. Thanks!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

More Polaroids - Barron's at Gloucester

Barron knows how to set up a period perfect '60's gasser (a dragster that ran on gasoline versus alcohol) and so does his bud with an amazing turquoise blue Buick/'32 high boy. Thanks gents.
The waves earlier too:
light amazes - even in black in white

Season's First Noreaster Kicks up Fun Surf and Knock-you-down wind.

The waves hung in there for most of the day, but they were blown flat by the next day. Boots and gloves needed - right on schedule. Dan J. was killing it (above), and Johnny O could actually stand up paddle into waves despite the 40mph gusts.
Sasha & Snowball

Visual Reportage Retrospective Opening at the Piano Factory

Some pretty epic shit - mostly student work. The Piano Factory gallery, Boston.
I will never say "I'm starving" again.
I spotted this kool Ford Econoline pickup earlier that day too.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Polaroid: the best of all possible worlds

You heard it here first, Polaroids will be back in a big way. Ummm well don't hold you breath.
With Dr. Land's products you get it all, the instant gratification of a picture without waiting, with the mystery and anticipation wondering what the picture will look like. Did I over cook it? Did I jump the gun? All part of the fun.

Thanks Special J for being a patient subject!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

If you have to ask, you will never understand

Originally uploaded by Hayden Danger

But any major dude with half a brain would, and so would you, dear readers.

I wish I took this picture. But I didn't - but when I think back to my time in Los Angeles - this image just about sums it up - June gloom, longboards and smiles - the rose tinted memory-glass washes out the BS (crowds, cash vacuum, & traffic). A golden state visit is long overdue.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Surf Rig Wednesday - Ford Econoline vans & pick'em ups.

Vans - they've been on my mind lately - especially this sort of thing. Hey I love the VW's, and there's a clean stripped-down Eurovan in town I'd love, but how bad ass are these?
Ford Econoline van
Ford Econoline van
Note the innovative log storage up high (above), and the reversed steel wheels are sheer perfection.
Below: My pick of the bunch - satin finish with white scallops, all sittin' on Cragar mags - attitude on top of attitude on top of attitude.
Ford Econoline pickup
Below: I'll be looking for this trophy winner next time I'm in Rhodie:
Ford Econoline pickup
Clean n'low with the classic chrome Cragar's - (best rims evah).
Ford Econoline pickup
O.G. Bell telephone back in the day:
Ford Econoline van
All pictures courtesy of Jalopy Journal

Polaroid Retrospective

I hope I didn't chug all that milk, there's a whole fluffernutter that needs to get washed down.
See - I was taught early in the ways of Edwin Herbert Land; a god among men:

H.T. note - no bitter rants allowed - I chopped out a section. To quote yesterday's birthday boy:
"Life is very short, and there's no time
For fussing and fighting, my friend."