Thursday, June 26, 2014


Sorry about the crappy iPhone-pic.

Some packages make me extra happy when then they are delivered to my door: the ones containing cool new parts for the scooters and the ones containing music. Especially if the music comes on seven inch vinyl.

This one belongs to the latter kind, containing some 45s I have been wanting for quite some time and that are not the easist to find. It arrived at my place yesterday - straight from the very nice Sean over at Chapman Records in Britain, right on time for this weekends DJ-set. Extremely fast shipping and serviceminded, rather decent prices, a very broad offering of different records (both rare and not so rare) and highly recommended if you are into soul, ska and similar music.

Now let's get ready for the weekend!

Now you know what to do if you're in Eskilstuna, Sweden tomorrow.

Song Of The Day:
Arthur Conley - Sweet Soul Music

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Go West Cannonball Scooter Race 2014.

A couple of weekends ago I went to the west of sweden, Halland to be precise, to participate in this years Cannonball Scooter Race, aptly named "Go West" this time.

For those of you who have no idea what a Cannonball Race is I advise you to google it. Or even better - have a look at the classic (well, that's one word for it at least) movie The Cannonball Run starring amongst others Burt Reynolds, Roger Moore and Farrah Fawcett. Then just imagine that they were riding italian scooters instead.

I won't bore you with details of what went down, and instead just settle with saying that it was a great weekend. Lovely roads, even lovelier people, beatiful scenery, interesting assignments, great weather and quite a few breakdowns (as it should be).

If you want to see some more pictures you can do so here.

Waiting to take off.

Hanging out in the sun. 

 Everything from total restorations to rustorations participated. 

My teammate Mats (you compete in pairs during a Cannonball Race) fixing a flat tire on his TV175 series 2 in the middle of...well, somewhere. 

Two of our competitors striking a pose at one of the checkpoints.

Song of the day:
Ray Charles - Hit The Road Jack