Saturday, February 16, 2008

Your All-Purpose River

Up in Fairbanks they don't believe in letting a river rest during the winter. Here's the Ice Road shortcut to Chena Pump Road from Pike's Landing. "Cuts 10 minutes off the trip". Today was the finish of the Iron Dog Snowmachine race and the locals gathered to drive around on the river, land and take off again in an airplane, and jump their snow machines. Beer was involved...

Good thing those snow machines were blessed, eh Newsman? I showed the science meeting attendees your post at noon--on the big screen!

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The Passing of Two Old Friends

Bought these speakers in 1974. Shopped for weeks. Listened to low-priced, high-priced. Took my own music with me. Pretended to hear unhearable sounds. Bought these. Made for a small chain audio store in Minneapolis. A tweeter, 2 mid-ranges, and a woofer in each cheap veneer-covered chipboard cabinet. You could really drive these babies! Vibrated one right off the steps at Oxbow a couple times. Replaced a mid-range and a woofer over the years. A couple of sets of foam fronts. They've been with me almost my entire adult(?) life.

But, I've grown up. Don't need the volume these days. Opted for 21st Century technology. And Nancy said they weren't allowed in the new house.

Glenn, a guy about my age, came to pick them up today. He snapped at our Craig'sList ad "Free to a good home..." in less than 5 minutes. Enjoy them Glenn, but, they're old, so No Stairway, No Watchtower!