Saturday, 23 October 2010
Billy Childish...a bit of a hero to me cos I love his atitude towards Ameteurism!! As a value system, amateurism elevates things done with self-interest or for their own intrinsic value above those done for pay. Can be applied to music, bike building and art!
Childish is a confessional poet and has published over 40 collections of his work and favourite of his is the poem called The Bitter Cup...
and there’s no sea deeper than the piss of the bottle
and none speaks the truth like a drunk
whiskey runs through me like a sorrowful river
I’m down on my knees and I’m sunk
1929 Indian 101 Scout Hill Climber, 45ci V-Twin. Original 1920's paint. Great runner, raced by the Woods Brothers out of Pennsylvania. Ricardo aluminum cylinder heads set up for alcohol. Now running on gas, but could be converted back to alcohol easily. Very rare original barn find! located in California £29,000...a snip!