Saturday, 23 August 2014


Oh yeah, I remember now; I play guitar. It's a bit of a shock to the system when all you do is play bass all the time. Feels a bit awkward especially in the solos. But it was hellish good fun.

Monday, 11 August 2014


I had heard is said somewhere that man was distinguished from animals by his use of tools... that's it Jonny, use the 'fine adjuster'.


My new rum receptacle. I'm no bum I'm respectable.

Monday, 4 August 2014


What the fuck is this place? It calls itself a museum but it's like a garage crossed with Aladdin's cave. Maybe it's Aladdins garage. Tons of old bicycles, classic motorcycles, cars, domestic and agricultural machinery, carbolic soap, train stuff. It was a good investment at £3 entry for two of us as we waited for a storm to blow over on our way home. The Douglas Dragonfly was immaculate.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Rock Ridge Rumble

I've just returned from the north of England's finest rockabilly weekender. Actually I'm not aware of another one so it might be the north of England's only rockabilly weekender. Whatever, it was a great party. It's not quite the Hayride nor is it not trying to be but it is great if you like rockabilly, beer and dancing and I think it might grow into something special. I will certainly be going again and next time the high Pennine roads might not be such a slog- pretty much stormy all the way there and most of the way back but the triumph wasn't bothered.

Thursday, 31 July 2014


Ahh, the jangle and clang of spanners as you knock the overloaded tool board, made in haste many years ago from poor materials when fewer spanners were needed. Finally fed up I made a new one. Easy to lift off to take to the job if necessary. I might even paint it and put a handle on top eventually. Now every spanner including a King Dick has a secure home. If you get too close it still looks shonky like I made it in a hurry but that's part of its charm.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


I only took my new hipster camera to Linkert Attacks and got surprisingly better results than I had ever got before. Maybe it was the sunshine, maybe it was the booze. Here are the best. One was taken on the bike at about 40mph pointing backwards- I'm pleased with that one. The rest have no other effect than the camera, the film and my own ability. Pure hipster analogue joy.