All Revved Up

I was out on the Rio Grande at Beaver Point last month when I heard motorcycles racing on I-25. The motorcycles were very loud and very clear. I recorded the motorcycles, wrote and recorded the song, “All Revved Up”, and I finally got around to borrowing enough video snippets from YouTube to make the above music video. Below is a map of where I was standing and approximately where the motorcycles were racing on I-25 when I made the recording.

Sound carries very well from the Interstate to Corrales. Often the cars, trucks, and motorcycles sound like they are on the ditch bank 500 feet from the house.

All Revved Up
By Timothy Price

[Verse 1]
I’m all revved up
Yeah! So cool
On my motorcycle
No fool
Donuts, wheelies, smoking tires
Screamin’ like a demon shot out of hell fire

[Chorus]
Centerline slalom whiteline fever
Lighting fast, intense street sweeper
Dragging demons, cheating the Reaper

[Verse 2]
Black leather jacket
Is so cool
Motorcycle boots
No fool
Don’t you wanna record all the action
Flawless riding satisfaction

[Chorus]
Centerline slalom whiteline fever
Lighting fast, intense street sweeper
Dragging demons, cheating the Reaper

[Bridge – Rap]
Revving my engine while I’m sitting at a red light
Greenlight, smoking tire the power grab is out of sight
Three-second speed rush slamming on the brakes tight
Revving my engine, oh those vibes feel so right.

[Guitar Solo]

[Verse 3]
Red lights flashing
That’s not cool
One-hundred-sixty
You fool
Tucked on the tank, giving it my all
Still got caught, slammed up against the wall

[Outro]
Redneck motha in the clink, err
Slowpoke and depressed cell sweeper
Lonely, longing, befriends the Reaper

Video snippets from YouTube:

Top 5 Leather Motorcycle Jackets 2021
https://youtu.be/Dk-iMyDsje0

Milwaukee Leather LKM1781 Men’s “The Legend” Classic Police Style Black Leather Motorcycle Jacket
https://youtu.be/PysLwe63ewI

Top 5 Urban Motorcycle Boots 2022
https://youtu.be/OzsGF3ItDMc

TOP 5 Mesh Motorcycle Jackets for 2022
https://youtu.be/HDsHcYBtq6Q

Sexy Girls riding fast – Compilation: Wheelie, Crash, Race & more…
https://youtu.be/6M7FInJOUV4

PURE ADRENALINE – 9 Minutes Of Extreme Motorcycle Riding – (Headphones Required)
https://youtu.be/BjMA4aR2XAY

https://youtu.be/sLC7L66dZKc
Chad and Jesus Riding Motorcycle In heaven while playing Stillness – Futuremono

ADL Education: Sweeping With A Broom
https://youtu.be/ZWLoJOg5AKE

Suzuki Hayabusa – 240 MPH /390KPH
https://youtu.be/oqJbWiCxUc0

How To Do A Burnout On A Motorcycle
https://youtu.be/OUosox5D0jc

Mothug Doug crazy Kawasaki 636 Ninja motorcycle donuts and burnouts!
https://youtu.be/PY6Xh5YyfYQ

“Humanity at its Finest, 20,000 bikers respond to 6-Yr old Kilian Sass’ dying wish” Greg Zwaigenberg
https://youtu.be/MZ85aFEivG0

ADL Education: Sweeping With A Broom
https://youtu.be/ZWLoJOg5AKE

Kawasaki Ninja H2R Vs F1 Car Vs F16 Jet Vs Super-Cars Vs PrivateJet Drag Race – The Ultimate Race
https://youtu.be/DnTL4wDAbK0

INSANE Street Bike Stunts CRAZY Highway WHEELIE + DRIFT Motorcycle TRICKS Riders Are Family Ride
https://youtu.be/JvzOLnirjVU

Tabatha Towhee Gets Some Grub

Tabatha Towhee was scratching around in the leaves a few feet in front of me getting some grub at sunset.

She had a real beak full before she flew off. I presume she is feeding wee tiny towhees close by.

Owlets backlit with Sleepy and Mona Lisa back in the hole.

Copper and white iris

Mama Owl catching a catnap while waiting for Daddy Owl to bring dinner.

The rose that took over. It’s a free, free-range rose that is freely ranging over the arch and fence next to where I park my car.

North view last night

Snow Came and Went

Black and white of snow under dawn’s dark light turns to snow black and white under a dark street light.

Cranes fly into darkness in the sun’s waning light.

Clouds break up over the Rio Grande and the snow-covered Sandias.

Mama Owl and Daddy Owl perched in a different tree.

Crows fly in the final light of dusk.

The pTerodactyl reflects in the darkness.

Flamenco in the Old Church

While I was looking for the video file for Bite ‘Em on the Old Shin Bone last night to make a few updates to the video before posting it, I found a video of Laurie (Laura de Corrales) and me (El Cheo) performing Alegrías with Pablo Rodarte in a show we did in the Old Church in Corrales in the mid-1990s. Pablo danced Alegrías, Laura de Corrales is the Palmera, and El Cheo accompanied on guitar. I transferred the video from VHS to m4v several years ago, so the image quality is not very good. However, the sound is not too bad, considering.

In preparing for the show, Laurie and I practiced daily, I practiced with Pablo’s other students several days each week, but when it came to Pablo’s performance our practice together consisted of 15 minutes of Pablo doing a quick run-through of each part of the Alegías a week before the show. I simply had to follow all his leads during the performance.

Laurie and I both studied flamenco dance with Pablo, and I played flamenco guitar for many of his dance classes back in the 1990s before we moved to Spain for almost four years.

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The Old San Ysidro Church in Corrales

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Laura de Corrales dancing Tanguillos. El Cheo providing guitar accompaniment.

 

Society Broken by Germs

This parody of Green Day’s Boulevard of Broken Dreams was inspired by New Mexico DOT’s nanny signs on I-25, I-40, and in the Village of Corrales that read “Shop Alone. Stay Home. Stop Spread. Wash Hands. Save Lives.”, etc. I always shop alone and have done so for years. There’s no reason for both of us to shop together when the other person can be doing other things. Besides, if I go shopping with Laurie we generally get stuck in the bra section, which is like being stuck in hell. Apparently, with most everything closed during the lockdown, the government decided people were breaking the social distancing rules by going shopping together.  So they added “Shop Alone” to the their nanny signs.

Besides the Fender Bass in the video, all the other guitars I either custom built, customized, or assembled from guitar components. My solid Black Strat that I finished recently makes its first appearance in the video (I have played it in recent songs I’ve posted, however). I made it with everything black down to the finger board, frets and strings. Although, the frets don’t stay black very long. I don’t believe the Fender Bass has appeared in videos before this one.

Society Broken by Germs

Music: Green Day
Lyrics: Timothy Price

I walk the grocery aisles,
They are not at all what I have known
Don’t know where they’ve gone
Push an empty cart, and I shop alone

I look at empty shelves
In society broken by germs
There where no one sleeps
I’m not the only one, but I shop alone

I shop alone, I shop alone
I shop alone, I shop alone

My phone’s the only one that’s there to guide me
With hollow lives how long can we take this beating
How can we accept a new reality
So now, I shop alone

Ah-ah Ah-ah Ah-ah Aaah-ah
Ah-ah Ah-ah Ah-ah

I’m standing in the line
Socially distant to be kind
Are we out of line
In a wedge where I shop alone

Don’t try to cut in line
You’ll be screwed, beaten by fists drawn tight
Check your vital signs? No, you’re not alive
And I shop alone

I shop alone, I shop alone
I shop alone, I shop a-

My phone’s the only one that’s there to guide me
With hollow lives how long can we take this beating
How can we accept a new reality
So now, I shop alone

Ah-ah Ah-ah Ah-ah Aaah-ah
Ah-ah Ah-ah

I shop alone, I shop a-

I look at empty shelves
In society broken by germs
There where no one sleeps
I’m not the only one, but I shop alone

My phone’s the only one that’s there to guide me
With hollow lives how long can we take this beating
How can we accept a new reality
So now, I shop alone