Is this a copyright violation? I don’t think I care today.
A couple of days ago I wrote about this song in this post. This song changed my musical life as I left “popular” music behind and started listening to jazz.
This was one of a bunch of 45s someone had left behind at my father’s gas station. After a few weeks when no one came to claim them my then brother-in-law, who was working for my father at the time, brought them to me. Most of the records were of no interest to me and I’m not sure why I decided to listen to this one, but I’m glad I did.
The album on which this was the title song (you can see the album is misspelled as “Grove Drops” here but is correctly spelled on the other side) was released in 1970. Given the song number I am fairly sure this was the “B” side. What was the “A” side? “By The Time I Get To Phoenix”
In 2004 Jimmy Smith was honored as a Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts, which is the highest honor any American jazz musician can receive. Sadly, he died the following year.
Given this is a vinyl record from the early 1970s I think it qualifies as a Throwback. It is also probably the most important song in my life. Once again, fate and luck play a role in life outcomes.
Michelle Christensen, in charge of the exterior design for the new generation Acura NSX, said that the 1967 Chevelle is her favorite car. Since I am a fan of the car as well, let’s have a look at one:
From vaultcars.com a picture of a 1967 Chevelle. It is very difficult, especially in a quick internet search, to find a photo of one of these where the car has not been “slammed” to the ground and/or doesn’t have giant clown wheels. Have I ever mentioned that I despise that look? BALANCE is the key to beauty, in my opinion. A car with a 115-inch wheelbase and 197-inch length, the Chevelle’s dimensions, doesn’t need 22-inch wheels. I’ve seen builds where the wheels are so large that the tops of the fenders have to be cut open so the wheels can turn. What’s the point?
The C2 Corvette had a 98-inch wheelbase and looked tremendous with its stock 15-inch wheels. I’ve seen C2 builds with 22-inch wheels. They look hideous in my opinion. Yes, beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but a lot of custom builds make my eyes hurt. My restomod C2, whenever it is complete, will have wheels slightly larger than stock, maybe 17 inches in the front and 18 in the rear, but that’s more about function than form as the car will need larger tires so it can put its 550-600 HP down on the ground.
OK, what do you think about the slammed/giant wheel look? A lot of people must like it because a lot of cars are built that way.