I could blame it on the extreme heat
or the fact that I post more on Facebook these days
but it looks like I neglected to post pics of the new old guitar...
They only made them for a year or two until they figured out that they was no market for them
"...the AD65CE includes arched spruce top with F-Holes and natural finish, maple sides and back, and Rosewood fretboard. Vintage features such as "Waverly" style tuners, Ivory/Black multi body binding, and nickel hardware help to capture a classic look and feel. On-board electronics include Alnico "Dog Ear" neck pickup, Piezo bridge pickup, and stereo output..."
As I sit here taking in the morning on my front porch
I am earnestly trying to decide the season
The weather, such as it is in Southern California
has been warm especially at night
when a good walk around is perhaps a better call
then an attempt at bedding down for 40 winks
Definitely late Summer,
but then, out for a Sunday drive
I noticed the the usual conditions
sort of like making a right turn on to a busy
Nascar track during a race
were truly sparse.
"Sparse" and any reference to traffic being in the same sentence
when referring to the Southern California driving experience
being unusual indeed
and NEVER occurring during the summer season
Have the tourists gone home, gone back to school
or just disappeared like the colors of the night?
Definitely early Fall,
The giant surf gifted to us by our dear friend Maria
with sand and rock moved to new locations to mark the occasion
has subsided on these shores
with only the rides of a lifetime
and miles of film
to show for it...
Hurricane season, definately Summer,
then there is the light...
I'm sure painters have a word for it
the light that drove the local plein air movement is gone
those properties of light
that make each color come alive
each hue it's own public celebration of it's portion of the spectrum
are somehow absent
even midday landscapes have a feeling of late afternoon...
** My kids (back when they were still kids) watched Ghostbusters non-stop for 10 years. I can (and do) quote dialog for any occasion. They are re-releasing the picture in theaters and I can't wait ... It's time for a repost! ** It's time for another round of "What's the best surf car!"
Some of you may think that in these times, a 1959 Cadillac may not be the best option.
Given the current state of the environment and that petroleum based transportation may soon be on the decline.
That's precisely why this thing is going to makes a perfect base of operations!
Show up at the beach with siren and lights flashing, and just park it for the summer.
You and a ton of your close personal friends can live in the back, with plenty of room for long boards, short board, SUP's, kayaks, body boards and anything else you might require.
Mats would get lost in the cavernous interior of ECTO1 so take special care where you stash them.
Also remember to bring your bike for any short trips you may want to take as this beauty in not on the Sierra Clubs list of cars getting a decent MPG rating.
While this is not the most off road worthy car you can still take over any of the more urban surf centers the coast has to offer.
The Ghostbuster proton packs are sure to mellow out the most wild locals.
I would suggest using one to torch the lifeguard tower soon after arriving at the beach.
That will resolve any issues with the county about that silly law against riding mats at Malibu!
Make up a story about the ghosts haunting the tower and you will be sure to get an invitation to some of the more interesting New Age parties at the Colony that season.
In Nature: A Martin Luther King Tribute
*"For in the true nature of things, if we rightly consider, every green
tree is far more glorious than if it were made of gold and silver."*