Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Bob Chinnery and the Amazing Technicolor Casket

My dad's friend Bob Chinnery recently was diagnosed with terminal cancer. He decided to go out in style and asked my dad to help him find a casket that could be customized.

Dad was able to come up with one (don't ask me where). Bob had it painted by Kenny Frisbee and added the LED lights and images of his various cars, bikes, airplanes and family.

Bob was one of dad's more "colorful" friends. He was an unbelievable machinist and could fabricate just about anything. In fact he made the shift linkage on my Harley for me. The stock piece broke after about 50,000 miles. I doubt the linkage Bob made for me will break anytime soon. It will probably outlast me.

You can see more about him on his website

Here is the casket finished and the special hearse that took Bob on his last ride.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

The Hardest Working Man in Show Business

This was one of my favorite videos from a few years ago. I always loved James Brown since my dad let me listen to his "Live at the Apollo" album when I was a kid. That is one of the greatest albums ever made.

All they ever play on the radio is "I Feel Good." That is a good song, but James had dozens of hits and other great songs. This video incorporates some of the soundbites of the great ones.