Entries in Eric Clapton (5)
if you're a Buddy Guy fan, and he'll be 75 at the end of the month, and everytime he tries to do Albert King he breaks a string....enjoy!
Make yourself comfortable, we have espresso this morning made with Canadian Kicking Horse coffee, very cool...want to know where to get Kickin Horse coffee...ask us. Yes...the biscotti are on the side table.
The "Dog Days of Summer", wonderful weather this week...really nice...a long week end on the horizon....then back to reality!
This week we were driving a 2011 Regal (its a cool car) and captured the moment of "Regal and Horses"...here.
Last year we were talking about "Nothing but the Blues" directed by Martin Scorsese featuring Eric Clapton narrating/playing; take a moment to watch the videos...here. The folks at TSY (The Selvedge Yard) have an informative entry on the pioneers of blues...here. If you have to ask...here's a hint...cars ignite passion, blues are an expression of passion.
While we are talking of passion...599XX.
"After Labor Day" usually brings fresh realities that were conveniently overlooked during the Dog Days of Summer. Get ready to become your own editor to makes sense of the various opinions on the economy, value of real estate, the housing market, the auto market, municipal elections, and perhaps even federal elections. Starting next week, there will be a massive amount of information that will require serious editing.
We live in interesting times, if a security guard throttles up a car its all wrong. If the automotive media throttles up the same car with the pretext of testing, and evaluating its all good. If the manufacturer invites the automotive media to experience first hand the car being throttled up its all good. Just saying....and as you know why we despise burn outs, and smoky displays of horsepower influenced by testosterone.
You do remember how often we have mentioned that Canadians were trading up and trading down, that Canadians have a distinct preference for vehicles that transcend winter (not so good for fuel economy), and Canadians love a "deal". Take a look at the Scotia Bank Global Auto Report for August 2010.
With the August sales results published, as you expected auto sales in Canada remain acceptable, especially for the month of the Dog Days of Summer.
The mid size sedan from back in the day 1956 Ford Mainline, comparable to a 4 cylinder, 6 speed automatic, mid size sedan of today. Although today's cars are safer, with more technology, and features. The simplicity of these older cars is endearing.
Enjoy the photo gallery of the Goodwood Breakfast Club.