Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Post Rewound Show: Mark Simone and Company

WABC's Mark Simone conducted his Rewound Post Show after the 12 hour Rewound show of oldies, airchecks, and all the other great stuff WABC Musicradio was known for for decades.

Listen to the show HERE
(realplayer format)

New Tires

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Cobble Cub

This particular Cub, in Suidobashi near Oin Gakuen, is a hodgepodge of various Honda parts. It appears to have a Benly CD or S model from fender/fork combination and a Benly CD handlebar set. The headlight and winkers are aftermarket as is various other parts. It sports Bridgestone Battlax BT-390 tires, the same I recently had installed.

Saturday, May 26, 2007


That's right, we're here again. The annual REWOUND SHOW on WABC RADIO. For this day every year, WABC ceases being a talk radio station and REWINDS back to its big, big, music past. WABC MUSICRADIO!

Johnny Donovan spends the entire year compiling old audio clips from the 60s, 70s, and early 80s and putting it all together along with old commercials and a bit of narration to tell us what's coming up.

The radio station of my childhood, WABC heard in the New York City Tri-state area is running their annual Rewound Show, playing the actual broadcasts, with the old commercials as well, of the heyday of that station and of AM radio. Like TV Land for radio this Memorial Day, all day, from 6am to 6pm EST. Hosted by Johnny Donovan.

For those of you who listened to the radio during the 60s and 70s, and who of us didn't?, you'll want to tune in. For those who are too young to have experienced it, you'll want to listen, as well.

Trust me.

This was when we lived in a culture much less vulgar than we have today. Take a look at the links and see how popular this Rewound show is and Mark Simone's Oldies show and you'll get an idea of how many folks loved that innocent time and how many, like me, yearn for a simpler time, a more elegant age, when men were men and... whoops got carried away there ;)

Do your soul a favor. Unplug that ipod from your head. Pull those white wires right out, turn it off and put it away. Then, invite some friends over or go visit them. If you live in the New York/New Jersey/Connecticut area turn on the radio, or click on the link. And laugh, and sing along, and like me, cry a little for the feelings of happiness shared and memories rekindled that this broadcast will heighten in your spirit and in those of us out here listening right along with you.

Happiness: We're all in it together.

bobby r.

Site dedicated to the station's heyday I'll be posting at their forum throughout the show. Look for posts by bobby r. That's me! HERE

Tune in, and enjoy!!

Listen HERE

"Rewound, which will air May 28 for the ninth consecutive year, includes hour-long segments with shows from such noted air personalities as Dan Ingram, Cousin Brucie, Ron Lundy, Harry Harrison, Chuck Leonard, George Michael, Bob Cruz, Steve O'Brien and Charlie Greer, among others."

Here's a preview of what the show is like: PREVIEW

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Friday, May 25, 2007

Charlie Callas

The one and only Charlie Callas. Here he's on Jerry Lewis' show. But he was a regular on Johnny Carson, Merv Griffin, Mike Douglas shows.
If you don't laugh at this guy, you're taking life too seriously.

Visit site here

Milk Maiden

Add 1 Cubra Milk to the recipe.

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Thursday, May 24, 2007

Devo Honda Commercial (1984)

Granted, it's not the Honda Super Cub, but it is fun!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Motorized Compactness

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Sunday, May 20, 2007

El Duc

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Limitless Dreams: Operation Special M

"This is a totally eccentric company. This is something the Old Man was often saying around then that made an impression on me: 'Make it something that fits in your hand!' At first I didn't understand what he meant. After a while, I figured out that what he meant was, he wanted to make motorcycles an intimate presence in people's lives, something that anyone could use without fuss or worry. In other words, this was making motorcycles into personal tools, universalizing them. Make them like the tools you use with your hands."

"Actually, in the early 1970s, there was some talk of doing a full model change. That was when I became managing director of the R&D Center. I said, okay, it looks like a tough job so I'll handle it. I traveled all over the world, and for about a year I went over possibilities with Mikihiro Kohyama, a body man, only to reject them one after another. No, it took longer than that, and whatever design we tried, we couldn't surpass what we already had. We just didn't have it in us. There wouldn't be anything to gain by a model change. The conclusion I reached was to say, 'Mr. Super Cub, I'm sorry I was such a smart aleck,' and give my best salute," he said, laughing. "That bike is like the crystallization of the Old Man's feelings when he was at the peak of his powers. We'd been mistaken to even consider making a model change in the first place."

Read the whole story at Honda here

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Saturday, May 12, 2007


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Thursday, May 10, 2007

Spring Colors

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