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Good Deal?dwight yookam
May 30, 2001 5:30 AM
Good deal continued..

I just bought a Bianchi Specialissima (Celeste Green)made in ITALY (lugged frame) with Campy 8 spd Mirage component group with Ergo shifters, Mavic MA40 rims on campy hubs, new michelin Axiam wheels. The bike also came with a Vetta C5 computer, saddle bag with spare tube and tire levers, Cinelli short-pseudo areo bars and shimano clipless road pedals. I paid $1000 CDN around $700 USD..

FIRST QUESTION: Good Deal?
SECOND QUESTION: Approximately what year did this bike come out.

THANKS!!!
just lookin for hit*(?)Breck
May 30, 2001 7:25 AM
sorry dwight, could not resist. sounds like a pretty good deal and great deal if you ride it lots(!). it sounds fairly new with ma40 rims, or really old like little sister)jes kiddin :). for the record(mirage) it's celeste blue. nice ride.

i have Bianchi's 50th Anniversary hardback edition w/dust cover of their history printed in Italian and English. Their motorcycles were/are pieces of art.

**
"Just Lookin' For A Hit"
-Dwight Yokam
cd aad: reprise, 1986/87: Warner Bros.
1. long white cadillac
2. little ways
3. honky tonk man[old johnny horton tune]
4. i got you
5. little sister
6. i sang dixie[(when he died),don't miss this one]
7. guitars, cadillac's[always caddys = hank sr. imho]
8. sin city[gram parsons, chris hillman]
9. please, please baby
10. streets of bakersfield[w/ buck owens]

cheers
Hillbilly Deluxe...Readin', Rightin', Rt. 23128
May 30, 2001 8:30 AM
and don't miss the licks on Just Lookin,Pete Andersen (lead guitar/producer) is among the best, I mean that guy is out! Every solo just smoulders

"She wore red dresses..." whew.
now it's my turn(table) ...Breck
May 30, 2001 8:42 AM
imho :) you're ok and will share the dog hause with you any time. did copy down your references re: "Try Hegel's dialectics; Foucoult's Deconstructionism;Marx's Historical materialism'and anything by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby" will try and get to them before i turn 60!

cheers
BTW,mike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 10:30 AM
since we're off on another music tangent, I heard Dinah Washington singing "Salty Papa Blues" on the way into work this morning: I've had a smile on my face ever since. "Find yourself a fortune-telling women so she can tell what you want."

Mike
Yavo!Breck
May 30, 2001 11:01 AM
An before eye forget the old Texas blues man T-Bone Walker has some classic lines. T-Bone played on Deep Elm("Elum" by us locals) back in the 50's downtown(as opposed to up-town in those daze!) Dallas and my uncle Bub, a country musician by night, butcher @ Tom Thumb's by day, would take me down there Saturdays to listen to the street sounds. Also we would visit the Holy Roller Gospel churches in south Dallas for the real deal.

An aside is It's a shame that Aretha Franklin was not let sing her own brand of Blues/Gospel and made to sing the Beatles pop hits, etc. as was the jazz guitarist Wes Montgomery when he did the 60's scene.

mebee try:
Aretha Franklin
"Live at Fillmore West"
Atlnatic, 1971

T-Bone Walker
"The Complete Imperial Recordings"
EMI, 1991

Wes Montgomery
"Small Group Recordings"
Verve, 1976

cheers!
For the Record.....dwight yookam
May 30, 2001 8:47 AM
I've never heard a Dwight Yookam song but I think he's got one of the coolest names in the biz... I just thought it'd be a cool handle..
Dwight, Dwight, Dwight...uhhh....Breck, I'm at a loss here...128
May 30, 2001 8:52 AM
Maybe if we move out the doghouse, this guy can squeeze in....

Dwight, what DO you listen to? Let's start with that.

(The ride sounds great btw!! Good deal)
Whoops I didn't know I spelt my name wrong..(txt)dwight yookam
May 30, 2001 10:15 AM
I listen to Phish; Grateful Dead; Medeski, Martin and Wood, john Scofield, Moe., Tragically Hip, Soulive, Rage Against The Machine, lots of old school B3 Hammond Funk (The Meters, Jimmy McGriff, The Blackbyrds, P-Funk, Funkadelic, etc) and also like old classic rock (Zeppelin, Cream)...
I'm a big music fan over 400 CD's to date.. It's my second passion behind bikes..

Dwight
Good stuff. I think you'll appreciate Yoakam...128
May 30, 2001 11:02 AM
I collected vinyl for years and have about 1300 discs.
Believe pop music is really flat these days...
Recently have liked Yoakam (primarily for Andersen's playing)
The Verve- curently disbanded (of Bitter Sweet Symphony fame)Their guy -Brian McCabe was the best thing to come along (imho) since Robert Fripp (electronically) and Van Halen (melodically) in a LONG time
WuTang is very interesting
Lenny Kravitz
Even the college radio signal is flat. Is it me, or what?

RR
Pop music sucks...txtdwight yookam
May 30, 2001 12:32 PM
I must agree that pop music sucks these days.. Really it's more of a marketing tool to get the money out of 10-16 year old kids..

Just saw King Crimson for the first time last year if you are into that type of stuff check out Medeski Martin and Wood they are on the jazzy side but can get really out there..

The "Jam Band" scene has really taken off these days and I'm really into it.. It's a real showcase of musical talent since these bands are constantly experimenting with there playing on and off stage.. If you get a chance check out a PHISH concert..

Another new sound out is the fusion of real instruments playing house style break-beats.. Check out a good ole Canadian band called "The NEW DEAL" or the "Disco Biscuits"..

Well it's time to hit the forest for a ride.. See ya
L'il Abner YokumBreck
May 30, 2001 11:28 AM
I always get this picture of Dwight Yoakam!

my keyboards dropping "a"'s, "s"'s, & other gremlins & thought would get the raspberries for my "Yokam". I actually like your "yookam" "speling" as it may be fitting satire for the non-country set :)

The Texan Ernest Tubb invented the word "Country" music. Before it was called "Hillbilly" & some add in Western thoug to me Gene Autry & Ian Tyson(remembered by most as folk duo of Ian and Sylvia)today would be western. Those such as Eddy Arnold and Marty Robbins would be hard to catagorize.

cheers

cheers
Dwight Yoakum -- Excellent!Greg Taylor
May 30, 2001 9:37 AM
Oh man...finally folks who appreciate good music.

Personal favs -- "Suspicious Minds" (Honeymoon In Vegas Soundtrack)
"Ain't That Lonely Yet" (This Time)
Almost anything off of "Guitars, Cadillacs..."

For all you Washington DC folks, Mr. Yoakum is coming to Wolftrap on September 8.
Not to mention Jerry JeffBrian C.
May 30, 2001 12:43 PM
Did y'all see that article on Jerry Jeff Walker in the NYTimes a few weeks back? I'd forgotten the Lone Star boy is actually from upstate New York.
And considering how blustery it's been, how 'bout a couple of lines from The Wind by Circus Maximus ...
The more you learn, the less you know.
The more you (pedal), the more you go to nowhere. ...

Y'all have a great day, eh?
Not to mention Jerry JeffBill B
May 30, 2001 1:19 PM
Probably the best exscuse to own a computer is the access to obscure music. I just bought a copy of Circus Maximus on ebay, I have loved THE WIND since I first heard in '75. There was a progressive radio station in Boston, where I lived that would play that song every afternoon. Outside of a few college stations radio sucks these days, you have to get out to the small clubs to hear great music. If you are a fan of Texas music give TISH HINOJOSA a listen, try CULTURE SWING.
Since this is a cycling board...CAMPY RULES! O.K.?
But you're cool with Shimano guys, too, right?Brian C.
May 30, 2001 1:35 PM
There was a progressive station in Toronto that played The Wind a lot. Today, that station plays dentist's office music.
Can you get CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corp.) in the States? I know it can be tuned in from the Net. Late night, CBC-2 is way out there, musically. And, yes, college stations seem to be where it's at, although there's a pretty good 'urban' station out of Buffalo that's not bad when it comes in clearly.
I've been wondering if that Circus Maximus album ever made it on to CD. The Wind's a pretty amazing song considering it was recorded in 1967.
Hey, the bike came with Shimano. What can I say?
Not to mention Jerry JeffBreck
May 30, 2001 8:49 PM
thanks for the tish hinojosa. listened to her on rene ingles CityBilly broadcast los angelos back in the early/mid 90's but couldn't get the spelling right. will redux the tower record bins.

country texas folk & others have enjoyed:

Tracy Chapman
"Crossroads", Electra 89 ddd.cd

Nancy Griffith
"Storms", MCA 1989 aad.cd

John Wesley Harding
"Here Comes the Groom", reprise 1990 aad.cd

Marti Jones
"Used Guitars", A&M 1988 aad.cd

James McMurtry (son of Larry, Lonesome Dove author)
"Too Long in the Wasteland" CBS, 1989 aad.cd
[the cut "Painting by Numbers" right on target imho]

Graham Parker
"The Mona Lisa's Sister", RCA 1988 ???.cd

Michelle Shocked
"Short Sharp Shocked", Mercury 1989 aad.cd
[listen to "Gladewater" all y'all east texans]

Jeniffer Warnes
"Famous Blue Raincoat", A&M ??yr ddd.cd
[first cd ever bought, tower el toro 1990]

& more bluesy .......
KoKo Taylor
"Jump for Joy", Alligator 1990

required cycling mantra ...shimano rulz! :)

cheers
Not to mention Jerry JeffBreck
May 30, 2001 3:13 PM
"Cowboy Jazz"[Electra, 1978] is my favorite Jerry Jeff Walker's vinyl album mainly because of the cover art. IMHO, a lot of country artist filtered down to Texas(such as the Canadian Hank Snow) because Nashville mainly arrived due to the early strong WSM "Grand ol'Opry" radio signal covered all the states. Texas had it's own sound back in the 40's thru late 50's and strong blues influence too from the likes of Blind Lemmon Jefferson, Lighting Hopkins, T-Bone Walker(more jazzy sound and Chuck Berry copied his guitar riffs). The Big-D Jamboree from Dallas and Louisiana's Hay Ride could not belt out the watts. California figures in too for me as Rose Maddox of Maddox Brothers & Rose is my all time female country artist.

cheers to upstate NY!
Are you a musicologist? PhD? You sure know your stuff.(nm)Brian C.
May 30, 2001 3:38 PM
He just won't swim in the Kern River. Kills brain cells. nmblue bayou
May 30, 2001 4:29 PM
That's not all it kills. nmmike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 4:31 PM
nm
That's not all it kills. nmBreck
May 30, 2001 7:06 PM
hows about "rainbow stew" mca 1981 in the "big city" epic 1981 or maybe "chill factor" epic 1987 for those never swum the mighty kern?

seen down into the kern river valley from atop cirque peak , eastern sierra peak gotten to from lone pine over the crest. but have never swum them should be cold waters. believe merley has a place up on shasta lake? know you are familar with the area around the kern per the oildale post. hay while we're up there hows about "hot dog!" or "act naturally", buck owens capitol 1988 & 89. have you heard him and rose maddox sing "mental cruelty"?! ahhhh.....the best old duo around :)

cheers
The Kern and Buckmike mcmahon
May 30, 2001 8:10 PM
Haven't been on the Mighty Kern in a few years but we used to make a yearly trek (at least) up to Sequoia and or King's Canyon. I remember that the Parks Service used to put up signs at designated locations along the Kern with the number of people who had drown.

Funny, I just heard "Act Naturally" on the radio for the first time in years about two weeks ago. "They're gonna put me in the movies. They're gonna make a big start outta me." Since our recent thread discussing your unfamiliarity with Tom Waits, I've been giving some serious consideration to mailing you a copy of a Waits CD. Is Julian small enough that if I mail something off with just your name, the city, and the zip it will find its way to you? If not, do me a favor and e-mail me your address if you don't find it to be an invasion of privacy. You've just got to listen to some Tom Waits.
The Kern and BuckBreck
May 30, 2001 8:36 PM
ive tried putting my e-mail address in but the beavis icon won't cough it up nor yours so ......

bleath@abac.com

cheers
He just won't swim in the Kern River. Kills brain cells. nmBreck
May 30, 2001 6:57 PM
LOL! ahh y'all just slay me!

"Kern River"
Epic 1985

I've got Merley pretty well covered real vinyl from 1977-1989. Then some cd's and cassettes thru 1990. My favorite from these years is "Back to the Barrooms[again]", MCA 1980 & re-issue & re-issue two-fer cd add/"The way I Am".

cheers
bgcc
Are you a musicologist? PhD? You sure know your stuff.(nm)Breck
May 30, 2001 7:13 PM
only know "my stuff", brian. no degrees or other legal papers :) i myself am getting a big list together from the board on music have no clue about and may off set some bike $$$ was to spend. Jerry Jeff Walker from New York did not know.

& thanks
cheers