Some random shots from a visit to see Chelsea's dad last
September. He lives in and runs a small bike shop
in a tiny town on the Montana border called Clark Fork. He built
the bike you see in the last photo (click any to
It's crazily beautiful up in that neck of the nation, I recommend a
visit there if you ever get a chance. Plus, there
is an ice cream stand in the nearby town of Sandpoint called Dubs that
serves the largest ice cream cones I've
ever seen in my life.
kiddos, your Uncle Starship Eagle is well on his way back to the stroke
house, but I have to be honest, it
would not have been possible without
support of the Starship-Eagle Maniacs out there.
Thus, I thought that I
would take a moment to share a
few of the notes that I received, which helped your old pal wade past
in the bowels of life.
Mr. Eagle: First let me start by saying that I share your pain.In 2003, I had a testicle injury; well, it was
move of a removal.I
grew up in a small dairy town in southeast New Mexico, where my life
was relegated to
teat squeezing and Sunday school (I was pretty proficient
in both), so although Jesus was in my heart, the
Devil was tap dancing
on my loins.
One night after vacation bible school, a couple us
craft instructors went
out for supper and the next thing you know, we
are all hopped up on the fire water.Luckily, one of the guys
lived within walking distance, so we stumbled on over to his place.Well, the drinks kept flowing and before
too long we had an elephant walk going that would make any fraternity
Suddenly, my friend began
to call himself Master Travis and us his slaves.To
make a long story short, he talked us slaves into do-
nating our testicles for "the last meal of the righteous few."
After a few box blade swipes, Master Travis had
a zip lock full of nards and a pound of hushpuppie mix.Honestly,
I look back on that day with nothing but
regret; however, I try to push
those thoughts deep into the recesses of my brain to survive.
Thus, I just
wanted to let you know although you junk is mangled; you can still live
on.– Pierre Babaganush
this nardless fool had his balls bathed in hushpuppie mix, he has a
point: balls don't make the man;
it's how he wields his dick throughout
the rest of his life that matters.
True, so true, my friend you are so very
is another letter of inspiration – this one is from Lenny Poffo:
American Starship Eagle, I just wanted to say that you provide the
model of what is pure in humanity.
Normally I find life to be an enigma wrapped in a
riddle, shrouded in mystery, and stuffed inside a turkey,
but your tale
has set it out so clearly for me.Thank you for showing me that there are really no
stop fighting for what you love.Damn it, I am
going to get out of these shackles and back to Thailand. – Lenny
Well, Lenny is now
tossing frisbees with the children of Heaven, and I know this much: I
am proud to have
reached his soul.
would just like to thank him, Pierre and all of the other great folks
that helped your pal get
back on the horse(s) … diamonds are forever,
and so is Uncle Starship Eagle.
Kings Of Leon - Knocked
Up. Simply put, the new Kings of Leon record "Because
of the Times" is not only
their best record to date, but it's probably the best album to come out
this year. These are my two favorite tracks.
La Peste - Better
Off Dead. Criminally overlooked punk band from Boston in the
late seventies. They only
officially released one single but there were a shit-ton of bootlegs
floating around and in the mid-nineties Matador
decided to put out a compilation. This is one of the greatest
punk songs of all time for my money, and the bonus
song kills as well.
Bonus: Don't Wanna Die In My Sleep Tonite
Lambchop - Up
With People (Live). This live Lambchop track reminds
me of the time a few years ago when
I got to see the band play a live score/soundtrack to accompany the F.W. Murnau silent
film "Sunrise". I don't
suppose that really has anythind to do with this track, but it was
pretty awesome anyways.
Radar Bros. - Rock
Of The Lake. Greatest Pink Floyd cover band ever, and
I mean that in the best possible
Rocket From The Crypt - Heads
Are Gonna Roll. One of my favorite RFTC songs
ever. Only thing that ranks
higher is probably "Dick on a Dog", which contains quite possibly the
greatest lyrics of all time.
Teenage Fanclub - The
Town And The City. Teenage Fanclub is the greatest pop
band of the last 20 years.
If yo don't agree, you are a moron. I'm not one who usually words
things in such a strong manner, but facts are
The Monks - We
Do Wie Du. I've been listening to a lot of Monks
lately, and I decided to bypass the obvious
go-to track that everyone always uploads, "Black Monk Time", and went
with the second best song on this re-
tardedly awesome album.
Thousand and Seven***
The truly great thing about living in an area with so many awesome
musical acts, is eventually they get bored
writing new material and touring the world and decide they want to form
a Bob Seger cover band. It makes
total sense if you really think about it. So ultimately you end
up with some dudes from Comets on Fire and
Drunk Horse and Harold Ray: Live in Concert performing a bunch of
early-era Bob Segar Sound System songs
and though this all probably started as a drunken idea it totally
Keep an eye on their
myspace page for upcoming live dates, in the event you ever want to
have a really good
(Click on the photos to enlarge; oh, and in that 5th picture, I know it
looks a bit confusing but that's cause Ryan
from The Mothballs jumped on the stage and got all tangled up with
Jason Morgan and I'm pretty sure the end
result was an unwanted pregnancy)
(Oh, and in case
anyone cares, these were all shot with my half-frame camera, hence the
Deerhoof - The
Perfect Me. A couple of tracks off of their newer
album "Friend Opportunity". The second song
here might be the craziest thing they've ever done, a real
Bonus - Kids Are So Small.
Jeremy Enigk - Been
Here Before. I still think the former Sunny Day Real
Estate's debut album "Return of the
Frog Queen" is his best work, but his newer release ain't nothing ot
sneeze at. My only real complaintis that it is
a little too overproduced.
Bonus - Cannons.
My Morning Jacket - Heartbreakin'
Man. Despite my love of this band I've only recently
spent much time
listening to their debut release "The Tennessee Fire". It pretty
much rules just like everything else that they have
released - big surprise, I know. I Will Be There When You Die.
My apologies to all four of my readers for the lack of updates - the
screen on my old computer broke so I've been
purchasing and switching over to a new machine this past month.
I know I posted a few photo journal entries of digital photos taken on
our trip to Thailand last
summer, but I just re-
cently realized that I totally forgot to post the regular ol' film
photos I took. So here are a few of the highlights...
(click on images to enlarge)
Also: More to come soon from our favorite wrestling correspondent
Anerican Starship Eagle once he gets back
from his tour of Burmese Cobra Pit Fighting tournaments. And
there may be some additional contributions from
my man Falfe Metal if he can put down the bong long enough to piece
together a few sentences.
I'll put a hundred bucks on "Free Musics" in the 5th race!
Dodo Bird - The
Ball. Everyone should really do themselves a favor,
find the self-titled Dodo Bird album, and
listen to it obsessively.
Jay Reatard - Fading
Since I've featured photos taken of this spazzy rocker twice in the
posts, I think it is easy to say that I'm quite into this music right
Bonus Track: It's So Easy.
Lucero - I
Can Get Us Out Of Here
Tonight. I got real excited the other day when I found
one of my Lucero
CDs that I had been looking everywhere for (it was in the Calla
"Televise" case). That is really neither here nor
there for this track, which rule, but I just felt like saying it.
Mew - Why
Are You Looking So Grave? Your ears are not deceiving you -
yes, that is J. Mascis contributing
vocals and "hot licks" to this track. I'm a big Mew fan anyways,
but add someone as badass as Mascis and
you've spun gold.
Starflyer 59 - Mic
Year in, year out, these guys never let me down - every album they put
out is great...
they never punch you in the face with greatness or wow you out of the
gate, but you give the records a couple of
listens and it seeps into your skin. Slow and steady win the race
or something like that.
The Ponys - Fall
Inn. I was trying to think up something interesting to
say about The Ponys, but nothing is
coming to me. Good song though.