Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Recent fun in, under, on, and around the water.

I just cannot keep out of the water.

1st: my 1st motion picture masterpiece:

And other assorted pics. Sorry for the vintage effect on some of these - it's getting overused but the lens was dirty and this helps.



Thursday, June 17, 2010

Mercury Production to End

Who really cares, the marque had become an overpriced Ford for the blue hair set.

No more Hummer (I hope), and GM put Pontiac, Saturn, and Oldsmobile out of their respective miseries. And now Mercury can die a similar death due to lameness.

Once there were cool Mercs before you'd see them driven in droves up and down from Florida, racing to early bird specials instead of checkered flags.

For example:

Even rad surf rigs:

Monday, June 14, 2010

Hive Cape Ann Gallery Blockbuster Opening

This Saturday was the big opening, and thanks to all who showed up.

Those who didn’t: you really missed it.

Here are some of the artists who are represented:

Michael Prince – photographer:
Julie Ann Burkhart:
Andrew Jacob:
Greg Orfanos:
Davis Gonville:
Meghan Shea:
Coco Berkman:
Like Robots?: Tom Torry
Karen Conant:

And some of my stuff:

Thursday, June 10, 2010

East Coast Contender – Straight outta Manchester-by-the-Sea

“Yeah – they made good surfboards in Manchester back in the ‘60’s.” Who were they? What were they? And how is it that I have never seen one?

Ladies and gents – the East Coast Surfboards Contender Model:
Pulling into the lot earlier this week, I see this da Cat style fin head and shoulders above all these other plain ordinary fins on the roofs of cars. It belongs to a Lanesville dude. It hasn’t missed much sun either, but it’s about 44 years old, and never got mowed down into some back yard re-do. Or mowed into some ledge.
Manchester-by-the-Sea represents.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Belated Muscle Car Monday

Up in Maine:
a 1971 Chevelle SS 454.

It showed up just as an amazing '67 Buick GS 400 was leaving. The beer can gold color - I had to look it up: "Gold Mist" - had to be seen to be believed. The exhaust: distant thunder wrapped in velvet.

Hey Detroit: build them and we will come.