Twitter Updates for 2012-10-01

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Sep 292009
 

Yes Friends!  www.ArtBikerWorld.com is now live and all the new posts are going to be at the new site.  Don’t worry if you have not been here before, everything ever done here has been ported over for your perusal.  So, please do yourself a favor and head over to the new site, add it to your favorites, bookmark the RSS Feeds, and let everyone know!

We really appreciate you reading this little blog of ours and we love you all for it… I think big things are about to happen with the new site.

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

Fine Art Fridays

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Feb 132009
 

 

 

Welcome to Fine Art Fridays… this is just an opportunity to view a few of the pieces from the ArtBiker Gallery.  We will showcase an image or two a week.  To check out more, be sure to visit the ArtBiker website at www.ArtBiker.com

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

 

 

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All The News That is Fit to Print… or not…

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Dec 262008
 

Well, it is Friday night (and I ain’t got nobody…)… no, it is Friday night and I just put the girls down for the night.  Mamma has a friend in town for the night so she took her out in the sidecar to grab a bite.  I am alone in the quiet house with my puppy and the computer thinking about catching up on some blogging.  A lot has gone on in the past few weeks.  I have been to New Mexico twice… once for my grandmother’s passing and then for an early Christmas celebration with the family.  Little D (my Ol’ Lady) and I went out for the funeral, but we left the girls with her parents.  Of course, we took them the following week for the Christmas celebration and we all got sick… Everyone had the stomach flu and a bad cold.  It blew.  We missed the flight home because D was throwing up, but it worked out.  I put the family on a plane the next day and drove home a new 2003 Ford passenger van.  It has only 140,000 miles on it, which isn’t bad for this kind of van, and the deal was impossible to refuse.  I made the trip in about 15 hours and it was pleasantly uneventful (with the exception of getting lost in Dallas… I always get lost in Dallas).  We plan to haul the kids around in it and make it the official ArtBiker Travel Vehicle.  We can haul artwork around the country and can even put a bike in the back if we need to.  I hope to paint it up and make it a cool ride.

It snowed in Houston for the second time since I moved here in 2000, and it was the first time I was in town to witness it.  I rode around in the Albuquerque weather between snowstorms in mid to high 20-degree weather (takes me back to the old days before I lived in a warm climate, owned a bike, and didn’t own a car).  We had a nice Christmas at home and I went to the mall today to see if there was anything worth buying… there wasn’t.  There was a lot to buy, but nothing I was willing to spend what little precious money we have on… and when did $13 a pair become a deal on underwear?  Damn, not worth wearing for that price.

Been thinking of getting out to Daytona this year.  It has been a year or two and it is time to get back.  Some of you may know that my good friend Steve “BREWdude” Garn is rebuilding my 1949 Panhead.  He has had it for over a year now, but it will be worth the wait.  The bike has been taken down to the frame for a repaint and slight sheet metal mods as well as the entire engine taken apart and put back together… I will go into detail on this whole process in the coming weeks as it comes time to get the ol girl back.  Anyway, Steve has finally gotten his shop back in order and it going to jam on the bike to get it ready for the Easyriders Shows as well as Daytona.  I was thinking of meeting him at one of the shows, but think I might be better off taking a few days to visit Daytona again, pick up my long lost love, and then ride her back home to put her through her paces.  Speaking of Steve, I just got a text message from him and it looks like he is at some wild club with crazy lasers and disco lights… He says that he is out with the family to celebrate his son Cody’s 22nd birthday.  Happy Birthday Cody!!

I am also planning the yearly pilgrimage to Sturgis.  This year I will be meeting my Brother, Forrest, for his 40th B-Day celebration.  We plan to rip it up.  I am also giving a very, very serious look into the ten-year anniversary of The Horse Smoke Out.  I think I will want to take the Pan on the ride from Arizona to North Carolina.  It sounds like a hell of a good time.  Maybe I can get in touch with George the Painter and set up a show or something.

Speaking of shows, work has been going well enough.  I have an exhibit coming up in Germany and another one in Mexico.  Will try to get the bike images out in another US gallery or museum if I can.  I am also thinking of doing a full-length documentary on a local motorcycle club as well as doing a new series focusing on club members.  My usual Polaroid work has been coming to an end, as the film is no longer available for my beautiful 1973 SX-70 camera.  I am going to get my hands on a slick new digital camera through the University where I teach and look forward to seeing what can become of that.

Hmmm, also getting ready to work on my left sleeve.  My right arm was done by Nick Baxter and we will be doing a touch up or two on Tuesday as well as photographing it for the website.  We hope to hit a few galleries in Austin and get out for a while and it will be nice to spend time with him while he is not driving a needle into my elbow.  I was going to start on my chest piece right away, but think I should get my other arm done first.  I am getting back to my fighting weight and would prefer my “canvas” be in good repair before we start to etch it.

Oh, and I almost forgot the garage… going to finally reclaim the garage and get a workbench or two set up for leather tooling as well as metal engraving.  I am also looking for a good, cheap, used lift to put in there so that I can tear the Yamaha apart and do a frame up restoration on her.  Again, my buddy Steve took a look at her for me and she is in great shape, but I would like to freshen a few things up as well as do a little fiberglass work to the sidecar.  I think the girls might dig having dad around, working in the garage, and lending a hand.  Hell, they will probably prove to be more mechanically adept than myself!

I suppose that is pretty much the state of things at this point.  I am sure there is more, but I am thinking of settling in to watch Hells Angels ’69.  It is a favorite when I have some time to kill and just want to zone out a bit.  Drop me a note, tell me what is on your mind, and rest up… New Year’s Eve is coming!

 

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe,

ArtBiker

 

Welcome to ArtBiker World

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Sep 302008
 

_mg_4419Welcome to the blog of Matthew “Comrade” Linton aka ArtBiker. Here you will find a collection of biker related book and movie reviews, rally talk and calendars, an honest portrayal of the biker lifestyle, an insight into the biker industry, tattoo artist spotlights, and a collection of the best biker art and photography anywhere.

Matthew has been involved in biker culture for over 20 years.  He has traveled extensively throughout the lower 48 United States, and has belonged to a few motorcycle organizations.  He is a professor of fine arts, a husband, father, patch holder, and explorer.  It is our hope that you will enjoy the information and insights shared in the ArtBiker World Blog.  Please do not hesitate to send your thoughts, topic ideas, products for review, or any other information you care to share.  

Love, Respect, and Ride Safe.

The ArtBiker Staff