Still adjusting to 2020, after spending an outta sight week in 1977, at the @huntersonprime premiere event. So freakin grateful I got to work with such an incredibly talented and hardworking group of people, perfectly cast by the coolest cats around - @metaforyou - Thank you so much for letting me play and being so remarkably kind and generous.
Big huge thank you to the queen of everything @catelrod , the lovely ladies at @the_artform_studio and the wonderful @tajka_w
Now, how do you get rid of this accent?
Реконструкция известной авиакатастрофы.
В 1977 году произошла крупнейшая авиационная катастрофа. На острове Тенерифе (Канарские острова). На взлётной полосе аэропорта Лос-Родеос столкнулись авиалайнеры Boeing 747-206B авиакомпании KLM (рейс KL4805 Амстердам—Лас-Пальмас-де-Гран-Канария) и Boeing 747-121 авиакомпании Pan American (рейс PA1736 Лос-Анджелес—Нью-Йорк—Лас-Пальмас-де-Гран-Канария). Погибли 583 человека — все 248 человек на борту «Боинга» KLM (234 пассажира и 14 членов экипажа) и 335 человек на борту «Боинга» Pan American (326 пассажиров и 9 членов экипажа); выжил 61 человек, все они находились на «Боинге» Pan American — 54 пассажира и 7 членов экипажа.
Причина столкновения — плохие погодные условия и проблемы коммуникации (диспетчер вышки УВД говорил с сильным акцентом).
Командир рейса 1736 увидел приближающиеся огни рейса 4805 за примерно 700 метров до точки столкновения. Он немедленно дал полный газ и попытался уйти влево с ВПП на рулёжную дорожку, однако закончить манёвр экипажу не удалось.
К моменту столкновения рейс KL4805 находился в воздухе. Носовая часть и передняя стойка шасси не задели рейс PA1736, однако не успевшие убраться основные опоры шасси и все четыре двигателя нидерландского лайнера ударили по американскому лайнеру. #qwerty#авиа#авиакатастрофа#самолет#столкновение#1977
You can talk all you want about Elvis Presley, but you cannot deny that his voice stayed strong right up until the end. He refused to go to the studio, but toured nonstop in the last few years of his life. As evidenced on this album, released two months before his death, his live performances were still mesmerizing. Fun fact, this album was originally pressed on translucent blue vinyl and the black vinyl is actually rare. It was re-pressed in black as the original pressing sold out after his death. Stay tuned to my story this week for track snippets.
Dwight Twilley Band / Twilley Don’t Mind (Shelter, 1977)
Really a duo, this was Twilley & Phil Seymour’s 2nd hot LP in a row - on Shelter Records, a label they shared with Tom Petty, who was outselling them by quite a distance. A high point in moody power pop. It’s second track, “Looking For Magic” is featured memorably in Adam Wingard’s excellent 2011 thriller ‘You’re Next’. #philseymour#dwighttwilley#shelterrecords#tompetty#adamwingard#vinyl#1977#vinylcollection
Watching the success of International’s Scout, then Ford’s Bronco, then Chevy’s Blazer; Chrysler debated for over a decade about whether or not to take on these products. When it finally built one it emulated the Blazer - a pickup-based 2-door wagon with a removable top and 4WD. In these days of RAM everything, it might surprise you to learn that they offered two versions - the Dodge Ramcharger and the much more obscure Plymouth Trail Duster (a play on the name of Plymouth’s A-body small muscle car) which is the one you see here. Yes, Plymouth.
In a way, it was fitting that Plymouth got a version of this SUV, because the styling of Dodge’s new-in-1972 trucks, and the SUV created from them, closely mirrored some elements of Plymouth’s 1971 Satellite, particularly the character lines on the body sides. In general though, offering a truck and Plymouth was decidedly out of the norm. Plymouth had offered a set of light pickup trucks from 1937-41, but they never sold well and were ancient history by 1973. In an attempt to broaden Plymouth’s appeal, possibly at the request of dealers (who were always asking for what Dodge had), Plymouth got two trucks in 1974 - the Trail Duster and the Voyager, a passenger-only version of Dodge’s B van. Both were pure badge engineering exercises. The Voyager would be reinvented into a Minivan in 1984, but the Trail Duster was Plymouth’s first, and only, SUV.
The Ramcharger and Trail Duster began by offering either a cloth top or a removable steel top with frameless door glass, just like the K-5 Blazer, but soon graduated to full doors sourced from the pickups. They were cheaper to make and sealed better, and few people actually removed the hardtop. In that first year a 440 V8 was offered but after that they were mostly powered by the “LA” 318/360, with a few having the 400 V8 or the Slant Six (rare and rear-drive only, added in late ‘74). They were capable off road, but Plymouth buyers never knew what to make of them. Dodge’s Ramcharger was a modest success, but the Plymouth languished in showrooms. The Trail Duster lingered into 1981 (incorporating elements of the Ram’s big update that year) before being quietly dropped.
Well this happened... thank you loving wife for not giving me too much grief over my passions and projects. No this one is not another project, it is merely for parts. It is a 77 Datsun 620 King Cab sitting on a 79 frame. Titled too! Mine needs a front clip so I’m swapping them and then passing along the shell to whoever needs some good body parts or a frame. But for now my garage is a little tight 😬