Thoughts on Easy Rider, biker cinema, and riding and working on a vintage chopper.
Anger to Film Crowley's Gnostic Mass.
It seems that Anger has asked Dennis Hopper to play the part of the Deacon in a film version of the Gnostic Mass. I've hung around with the Leaping Laughter Lodge
of the OTO
on occasion and have found them a lively bunch of folks. I even tended the Gnostic Mass on one occasion. A great ritual. I think Hopper would do great in the film.
In other news, my chopper still sits at the shop. Apparently when they installed the new alternator they got voltage spikes. I try to do as much work on my own bike as I can, but I still don't feel comfortable with some things and others I just don't have the tools for. On the bright side, getting the chopper out of the garage gave me time to clean the place up. When I get her back in there, I'll actually have room to do the general repairs that pop up. I think I doubled the parking width in my tiny garage and gave myself half again the length. Right now I use a giant dog kennel as my work bench. A cracked recycling bin keeps one tool box off the floor while an old steel barrel turned on end provides a little work space along with my other tool box. Of course the essential tools (a small set of box ends, my hex wrenches, 4-in-1 screw driver, crescent wrench, pliars, two sizes of vice grips, a shop rag, and a bundle of zip strips) stay in the bike's tool bag on the front forks. If you check out the Choppers
section of the site you'll see it strapped to the sissy bar. When I switched over to the girder front end I moved it up front. The bag cluttered up the springer. I prefer it up front where I can keep an eye on it. I'll get some newer photos of my chop up soon. The girder really does change the look as much as the ride.
OK, I think I've rambled enough for now. Expect more as I let you know about what happens to the bike on the road this summer.