The PUMP Sessions Photo of the Week goes to an immensely talented photographer, Ray Gordon.
If this doesn't make you want to quit your job, mount a bike, and head west, then I just don't know you. x
How amazing is this?
On November 18, 2011 Natty Light officially became The First Beer In Space.
Two of Natty Lights Facebook fans, Danny and Rich, came to us with an epic idea to make Natty the first beer in space. We said go for it, just let us know when ya shoot it off! Natty Light helped make their dream a reality, by offering to support there efforts on Natty's Facebook page. On Nov. 16, 2011 The spacecraft was named the Aluminum Fullcan by Natty's Facebook Fans (submitted by Kal Thomas).
Zach Wahls, a 19-year-old University of Iowa student spoke about the strength of his family during a public forum on House Joint Resolution 6 in the Iowa House of Representatives. Wahls has two mothers, and came to oppose House Joint Resolution 6 which would end civil unions in Iowa.
The fight to to keep marriage equality in Iowa continues, help us support Iowans like Zach.
This is a few years old, but MoveOn is currently using it for their Marriage Equality campaign.
Click HERE for more information. x
This is so fucking awesome.
That is all.
Dear Nina, I love you. Yours Forever, Robal. x
From the always reliable, Return of the Cafe Racers:
We just received this great set of photos from Chin on the Tank. They feature Nina keeping it real on her very tidy little Honda CB200 Cafe Racer. Chin on the Tank are a custom garage based in Philly, USA. Their services are wrapped up by the statement "We fix old motorcycles" which makes them alright by us. Check out the Chin on the Tank site for more great photos of the Philly Cafe Racer scene.
200 ordinary Mumbaikars (aged 4-60) come together one busy Sunday evening for the pure joy of dancing.
The historic CST station blares 'Rang De Basanti' on their speakers while surprised train commuters rush to see whats going on.
One Love. x
Big, huge, gigantic, enormous props to Miley Cyrus on this joint.
And no, I never thought I would ever say or type the above sentence.
Fuck it, I'm crushin hard on this pop tart right now.
Miley Cyrus Rock Mafia presents "It's a Liberty Walk"
"This is Dedicated to the thousands of people who are standing up for what they believe in."
Her words. I absolutely love it. x
Here's former Congressman from Florida, Alan Grayson, on the story of the year.
Yesterday, Bloomberg News released a stunning article explaining the extent of Federal Reserve "loans" during the crash of '08.
This article could literally unite The Tea Party with Occupy Wall Street.
And hopefully it will... x
Brand new single from Minneapolis hip hop All-Stars, the Doomtree collective.
There are so many solid MCs in this crew that nobody stands out in this group effort.
From the presses, "Today marks the release their new album No Kings. The title of the record is both a call for rebellion and respect: Obey no kings, seek no thrones."
As much as I love Jay and Kanye, this is raw, straight from the underground. Real talk.
You can stream the full album on AOL, Spinner, or MSN, and watch "Bolt Cutter" video at Alternative Press.
Turn up your speakers for this joint. x
I keep wanting to say how adorable these two are... but that just won't do.
The Vazquez siblings are absolutely sensational.
Covering the fabulous Adele is bold enough, but they absolutely KILL it.
Vazquez Sounds, performing "Rolling in the Deep"
Huge thanks to my buddy Danny G for the clip. x
So, this must be the freedom that our brothers and sisters are dying to defend in the Middle East.
For shame any protester acting unnecessarily aggressive toward a police officer just trying to do their job during this movement. You will be arrested and you make us all look bad.
But to any police officer using unwarranted force against a peaceful protest in this country, you are a disgrace to your badge and an abomination to your code.
Keep it peaceful, keep it non-violent. Keep if real. Fight the power.
Pepper-sprayed protester, Elizabeth Nichols, from The Oregonian:
Nichols said a policewoman jabbed her in the ribs with a baton and pressed it against her throat. That made her angry.
She yelled at the officer, saying she was being mistreated. That's when another officer shot her with pepper spray. A photo by The Oregonian's Randy L. Rasmussen, which flashed across social media websites, shows Nichols was sprayed from a few feet away.
"It felt like my face, ears and hands were on fire," she said.
Charles Eisenstein has perfectly articulated the Occupy Wall Street movement.
And in the process, he has put what this movement means to me, into words that can be easily understood.
No matter what side of the aisle you're on, please take a minute to watch this.
And please do so with an open heart and an open mind.
Occupy Love. x
The new Steve McQueen Triumph Bonneville. I need one. I need one so, so badly... x
From Cyril Huze:
Since 1902, Triumph has been producing distinctive motorcycles celebrated for their style and engineering. Through the 50′s and 60′s, names such as Steve McQueen and Marlon Brando cemented the Triumph legend. In 1991, Triumph was reborn remaining true to its heritage. And because the Steve McQueen’s name continues to sell motorcycles, Triumph is releasing a Special Edition limited to just 1100 bikes carrying his name.
Each of them will be delivered (price to be announced) in matt khaki Green paint job, Steve McQueen’s signature on the side covers, a solo seat, blacked out headlamp, luggage rack, wheel rims, hubs, handlebars, rear springs, mirrors, and mudguard supports, and arrived individually numbered, with a plaque on the handlebar clamp and a certificate of authenticity.
1. This song is absolutely fucking amazing.
2. The title makes me a bit uncomfortable, but maybe I'm just a sensitive pussy.
3. Anyone that samples The Violent Femmes is ok in my book.
4. Turn up your speakers, please. NOW.
5. Rocky Business, "Heath Ledger"
Miss Love had another meltdown onstage in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and stormed off mid-set.
Here, she clarifies her frustration backstage after the show.
More hating on Dave Grohl, of course.
Oh, and she pulled off her top... photo after the jump... (NSFW, obvis)
I was turned on to British heavy pop rockers, WU LYF, not too long ago.
"WE BROS" is a solid rock song with a cool, Arcade Fire-ype buildup and chorus.
I'm disappointed I missed their recent Brooklyn gig, but for you Cali fans, here are their November dates:
21ST San Francisco, CA, The Independent
22ND Los Angeles, CA, Troubadour
You have to be a madman, or a right-wing nutjob, to hate on Mr. Stephen Colbert.
And you will be missing out on his consistently hilarious musical guest appearances.
R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe and legendary producer Brian Eno join him for the classic, "Lean On Me"
This 1980 Honda CB750 is two years younger than my baby girl, but a whole lot sexier...
As always, from the best custom motorcycle blog on the interwebs, Bike EXIF:
Whenever I see a Honda CB750 in the metal, I’m always surprised at how big it is. In photographs, Honda’s iconic inline four always seems slim and sleek. So I’d love to throw a leg over this 1980 CB750 KZ, the latest custom from Cafe Racer Dreams. Nicknamed “Brownie”, it’s a CB750 on a diet. The Spanish builder’s changes are relatively small and conservative, but well-judged—this is the second bike they’ve modified in this style, and it’s becoming a signature look. Power gets a boost from Keihin carbs, free-flowing filters and a custom exhaust system. At the back are Hagon shocks, and up front are Renthal Ultra Low bars.
The electrics have been simplified and the ignition key unit has been relocated to underneath the tank on the right-hand side. That supremely glossy tank is a stock item, cut down, and of course the side covers have gone: the battery is now hidden away in a small custom-made aluminum box. It’s this new space under the custom seat that’s helped the CB750 to shed a lot of visual weight. The brown, gold and black color scheme is low-key but luxurious, like a fine piece of leatherwork. I’m sold, but unfortunately, so is this bike. Check out the stylish Cafe Racer Dreams website for more of these gorgeous machines.
"Tip the Scale"
Here are the latest videos from the upcoming album from The Roots, "undun"
The record will be a concept album that serves as "an existential re-telling of the short life of one Redford Stephens (1974-1999)"
More gems from the hardest working band in show business. FACT.
Democratic Representative Peter DeFazio from Oregon absolutely fucking NAILS it.
I guess there are a few people in Congress that actually give a shit about us.
"Bloom" - Live from the Basement.
This looks absolutely spectacular.
Our lovely lady, Adele, at London's famed Royal Albert Hall.
In stores November 29th.
Can't wait. x
Foster the People
MTV debuted the new Foster the People clip for "Call It What You Want" today.
Trippy shit, boys. Whoa.
The lovely and talented Kirsten Dunst graces the screen for R.E.M.'s latest video.
"We All Go Back To Where We Belong" is classic Stipe & Co, full of joy, but always with a hint of sadness.
I was one of the millions of people that were quite saddened by the news of their recent breakup.
One of the greatest bands of all time. FACT. x