Archive for the ‘Cool Stuff’ Category

Jane’s Addiction: Hammerstein Ballroom, NYC – Halloween 1997

It’s extremely rare that I ever come across quality live footage of a performance or a rock concert that I attended. If you’re a Jane’s Addiction fan you couldn’t get any better than this! Enjoy the shows as I did!

I’ll never forget the first time I heard Jane’s Addiction’s funky and bombastic music loudly pumping out of the PA Speakers before an awesome Living Color concert at Stony Brook University while back in high school in Stony Brook, NY on February 23, 1991.

Fast forward six years, and lo and behold I got to meet all of the guys, Perry Farrell (Lead Vocals), Dave Navarro (Guitar), Stephen Perkins (Drums), and Flea (Base Guitar) at Howard Stern’s Private Party when they played outside The Theater at Madison Square Garden on West 31st Street at the Howard Stern: Private Parts Movie Premiere on February 27, 1997. What a cool bunch of guys, and awesome musicians! And yes, I would’ve much preferred to been on the stage performing and playing drums with them, at the time front row was all-good with me.

Only eight months later and scoring two tickets to Jane’s Addiction at the Hammerstein Ballroom, 311 West 34th Street, New York City – Halloween, October 31, 1997. If you want to see a great show and what the 1990s New York music scene was all about feel free to check out MTV’s Pro Shot Master [Full Concert] footage, make sure you turn it up LOUD.

Jane’s Addiction / Porno for Pyros: Hard Charger and Mountain Song at Howard Stern’s Private Party outside The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, February 27, 1997 | MTV’s Pro Shot Master

Howard Stern Private Parts: Private Party

Howard Stern Private Parts: Private Party at The Theater at Madison Square Garden, February 27, 1997

Jane’s Addiction: Hammerstein Ballroom, New York City – Halloween, October 31, 1997 | MTV’s Pro Shot Master [Full Concert]

BMW G81 M3 Touring to U.S. Market change.org Petition

BMW North America, please bring the BMW G81 M3 Touring to the United States and Canadian Market!

Sign the petition at change.org and let BMW North America know you want the long overdue, highly anticipated BMW G81 M3 Touring brought to North America.

BMW G81 M3 Touring Prototype

BMW G81 M3 Touring Prototype in Frozen Dark Grey

2021 BMW G81 M3 Touring Prototype

2022 BMW M3 Touring testing at the Nürburgring

2022 BMW M3 Touring Competition Winter Testing Near The Arctic Circle

2022 BMW M3 Touring Prototype Spied Winter Testing Near The Arctic Circle

BMW M: WE ARE M – The M3 Touring, the first Prototype.

Bring Back The Leatherman Genus Pruners!

Leatherman please bring back the retired – Genus Pruners!

Call Leatherman Tool Group, Inc. at 1 (800) 847-8665, (503) 253-7826 or email Leatherman Customer Support to request this super cool Genus Pruner Multi-Tool LM830909 to remain in their Multi-Tools product lineup.

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – 9 Tools in One

The Leatherman Genus landscaping tool will have you rotating your thinking. Introduced in 2008 and unfortunately now retired – pruner multi-tool features an industry-first: A rotating handle that stores a full set of professional tools. Just push the button and flip the handle around and you’ll find a knife, Phillips screwdriver, sprinkler head adjustment tool/flat screwdriver, bottle opener and very aggressive saw. 9 tools in one. The Genus is simply genius!

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – 9 Tools in One

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruner and Landscape Multi-Tool Shears with Nylon Sheath

Features
Stainless Steel Bypass Pruner
420HC Clip-point Knife
Sprinkler-head Adjustment Key
Phillips Screwdriver
Flat Screwdriver
Saw
Bottle Opener
Soft-wire Cutters
Open-end Adjustment Wrench
Diamond-coated File
Made In: USA

Specifications
Length: 8.5 in. / 21.59 cm closed
Weight: 11.2 ounces / 318 grams
Materials: 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum (body), Stainless Steel (pruners and tools), 420HC (knife)
Part No. LM830909

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – 6061-T6 Anodized Aluminum (body)

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – Replaceable Stainless Steel Bypass Pruner Blades

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – Saw

Leatherman: Genus Pruners

Leatherman: Genus Pruners – 3” 420HC Clip-point Knife

Premier The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier or Keith Keough please bring back the The “BEAST” Snare Drum!!!

Call Premier at (714) 981-5460 and +44 (0)116 279 1444 to request these super cool “BEAST” Snare Drum to remain in their Snare Drum product lineup. But best is to try calling Keith Keough at +44 (0)745 027 5387 of the British Drum Co.

Premier: The Beast Snare Drum

Premier: “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier’s elusive “BEAST” Snare Drum premiered at The Winter NAMM Show 2015 and it delivers unrivalled power and sensitivity and is loaded with innovations that make it the most ferocious Premier snare drum ever produced.

The secret behind the BEAST lies within Premier’s breakthrough shell technology, the Air-Flow system, a triumph of British design and technical ability from which it takes its name – British Engineered Air-Flow Shell Technology.

This Air-Flow Shell Technology runs at the heart of the BEAST. Sonic Chambers circulate the air movement through the shell bringing body and depth to its tonal characteristics. The power and projection is transported via optimally placed Air Projection Vents that control the volume of air released from the shell. The end result is a snare drum that is dynamic, dominant and versatile.

Expertly engineered by (Keith Keough – now co-owner of the British Drum Company) at the Premier Custom Works, The BEAST is constructed from proven materials that enhance performance – the lugs are machined from solid aluminium and fitted with stainless steel True-Tune Inserts that pivot freely, delivering precision alignment and tuning; whilst the cast aluminium hoops further stabilise the tuning process within any range.

Taking Premier’s famous shell-building techniques to new heights, The BEAST features a massive 50-ply (28mm) specially blended shell, formulated and hand-made in Leicester England from the finest woods recognised in drum manufacture: birch, tulip, sycamore, oak and maple.

The BEAST is built for endurance and demands to be played. Heavily influenced by our core values – passion, quality and innovation – it combines ground-breaking design with British ingenuity, setting new standards to perfect the world’s most powerful snare drum ever.

Premier Custom Works
Model: B.E.A.S.T.
Finish: Smoked Oak
Diameter: 353 mm
Height: 165 mm
Thickness: 28 mm
Weight: 8 Kg

Unfortunately there are no videos on YouTube to see and especially hear this cool snare drum in action. What a total bummer that Premier only made this drum in a small production run. But most disappointing to hear was that Premier Percussion a well-known British Drum Manufacture since 1922 closed there plant in the UK and have moved all their production to Taiwan, what a shame!

Premier: The Beast Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier: The BEAST Snare Drum

Premier: The “BEAST” Snare Drum

Premier Drums at The Winter NAMM Show 2015

OAKLEY bring back the awesome Eye Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses!

OAKLEY bring back the awesome Eye Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses!

OAKLEY please bring back the awesome fitting Eye Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses!!! They are and were the best fitting and the most comfortable sunglasses I’ve ever owned, and my last pair is on their last legs. They’re exceptionally well-designed and they look super cool, I love the bug-eye style. They fit especially well for us athletes and former athletes that broke our noses over the years and decided not to get a LA nose job. The Eye Jackets were a modern classic design, and yes their were tons of counterfeits selling in New York’s Time Square years ago, but now it’s time Oakley to bring them back into your extensive sunglass product-line just like you did the 1980s Frogskins.

OAKLEY, my personal favorite Eye Jackets where the Black with Gold Iridium Lenses, Full Metal Jackets 7.62 with Gold Iridium Lenses, and Straight (Bone) with Gold Iridium lenses!

Call OAKLEY at 1(800) 403-7449 to request these awesome Eye Jacket 2.0 Sunglasses to be reintroduced and remain back in their sunglasses product-line.

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0 Black with Black Iridium Lenses Sunglasses

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0 Black with Black Iridium Lenses Sunglasses

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0 Black with Black Iridium Lenses Sunglasses

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0 Black with Black Iridium Lenses Sunglasses

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket 2.0 Black with Black Iridium Lenses Sunglasses

OAKLEY: Eye Jacket

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