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Gold Tops , simmerred with water to a black ink then frozen in the freezer.....Yuk!����
Did the job though��
Quite an adventure you had too mate!
Yes, that would do it. I used to dry gold tops and preserve them in honey. That helped a bit with the terrible taste, and gave a better controlled dosage when consuming. My front paddock at Obi Obi used to be full of them, until I took some horses in on agistment, running them with my cattle. For some reason, the horse dung seems to kill them out of pasture.
Wild crazy adventures, that I would not recommend to anyone, but would not have missed for the world used to happen a lot.
My other big concert almost there memory is of Narara in 1984, on the NSW Central Coast. I rode down there on the 750 Commando Fastback, with my then wife on her XS650B and a mate on a SR500, meeting a couple of mates who rode up from Melbourne on a hotrod Z1 and a BM R60.
It was a 3 day outdoor event, and it was such a nostalgia rush (Sunbury, not Woodstock, this is Australia) that I bought 3 hits of blotter acid from a vendor who was walking through the crowd with a tray slung around his neck like an icecream seller at the movies when I was a kid, openly crying his wares.
I took one on the Saturday night while watching Hoodoo Gurus, waiting an hour with nothing happening (quality control was always a problem) so took another, only to have the strangeness start 5 minutes later as the Pretenders came on stage.
INXS, the Pretenders, Talking Heads, while off my scone completely, with Def Leppard rained off stage by a sudden electrical storm that blew the stage electrics and turned the venue into a sea of mud, that hundreds of people coped with by taking off their clothes.
How do you talk to people, kids about times like this? “Kids, don’t try this at home”? Or in public with 10,000 others?
I mention times like this at work in my rather staid occupation, and my colleagues (all a lot younger) look at me very strangely. I almost expect to see the HR team come through the door to counsel me out of the workplace, before I can contaminate the others.
My daughter is OK with it though, having caught the later events. Some mates and I ran big New Years Eve parties at the then almost derelict Obi Obi hall through the late 80s, early 90s. Three bands, with the last playing through to sunrise. With a spit roasted pig (or later when 400 people were attending, one of my calves) served up near midnight with an accompanying vat of veggo curry and a wood fired copper full of new potatoes in their skins.
My daughter would work the gate, collecting the entry money. Ten or eleven years old, bailing up the clubbies riding in for their 10 bucks. We had a backup team watching, but never any trouble. Nobody got in for free, and all got through with a grin on their face.
Sweet home Obi Obi!
I seem to have wandered off topic for a bike forum, so here is a link to some almost relevant motorcycling content. That’s me at the end.
 

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that you with the broom?
Sounds like youre having a great life and wild ride!
This thread is turning into confession time on wild times Ive had in altered states,
certainly had plenty.
Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past🤪🤯😱😳🤡🤠😇
 

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...Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past🤪🤯😱😳🤡🤠😇
Only those of us who are "children of the 60's". :cool:
 

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Only those of us who are "children of the 60's". :cool:
I dragged the 60s into the 70s into the 80s and then the 90s...finishing up on Jan 10, 1999.
The rest is the future, and its looking good.
Just for Today.
Sitting in on an electric jam at Tweed Creative Studios, at Murrwillumbah🙂
 

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I dragged the 60s into the 70s into the 80s and then the 90s...finishing up on Jan 10, 1999.
The rest is the future, and its looking good.
Just for Today.
Sitting in on an electric jam at Tweed Creative Studios, at Murrwillumbah🙂
Party on Garth! dance 1
 

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that you with the broom?
Sounds like youre having a great life and wild ride!
This thread is turning into confession time on wild times Ive had in altered states,
certainly had plenty.
Them yanks is gonna think we Aussies all hallucinogenic drug feinds in our past��������������
Maybe I've overshared a bit there, but I'm not running for public office again anytime soon, nor going for promotion at work in the next few years. Retirement in probably my next big career move.
That is me with the broom in the video. I haven't looked at it for a few years, it still cracks me up seeing Kevin Borich doing his cameo appearance as the pump jockey.
The old hall doesn't look like that these days. Not long after the video shoot, we raised and spent $330,000 on a rebuild and extension to meet all the modern necessary requirements for a public building. It's now a going concern as a venue available for hire, and is both heavily booked for weddings and profitable!
I was president of the hall association for 5 years, including the rebuild, and tried unsuccessfully to get Victory to do a model launch or a press ride based there. Offered them a free venue, in fantastic riding country, no problem with bikes inside or on stage. Showed them photos in the Australian bike media where the model release press ride for the Harley Switchback had paused for a photo-shoot outside the derelict building. What more do you have to do?
Now here comes the blatant plug. One of the ways we fundraise for the hall is a bike show, next coming September 8th. Rather than rabbit on about it, here is what the first one in 2016 was like:
 

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too ..cool!..thought it was Kevin there at the pump! caught both performances Sat/Sun at Broadbeach Blues festival here.
Plays it every year, Im a KB fan from decades ago when he'd play venues around Wollongong and I picked up young lady at Clifton Hotel, took her 14 years to get away from me.
Seen many performances with the Party Boys as well as the Express.
Memorable shows at Broadford Vic.
Small world hey!
DownUnder, the place to be....
 

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Looks like a cool get-together. Maybe I should get my arse in gear and get the restoration on my '68 BSA 441 Victor done and ship it down under for the fun and frolic.
 

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too ..cool!..thought it was Kevin there at the pump! caught both performances Sat/Sun at Broadbeach Blues festival here.
Plays it every year, Im a KB fan from decades ago when he'd play venues around Wollongong and I picked up young lady at Clifton Hotel, took her 14 years to get away from me.
Seen many performances with the Party Boys as well as the Express.
Memorable shows at Broadford Vic.
Small world hey!
DownUnder, the place to be....
Hey, don't forget the Lah de Das! They were great both times I saw them, as far as my sometimes fallible memory goes. But then, I did really enjoy the 70s.
Living in the land of Oz! The water seems better.
 

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Looks like a cool get-together. Maybe I should get my arse in gear and get the restoration on my '68 BSA 441 Victor done and ship it down under for the fun and frolic.
You would be very welcome. Nice bike to ride around here too. Need anything to complete the job? Or to upgrade it to a B50?
My first bike I owned by myself was a C15 250, before moving on to both a civilian and then military B40 350. When I wandered North escaping snow and cold wet winters in 1974, while I was riding a Kawasaki 650 BSA clone (but with much better engine), my girl rode along on her ex dispatch riders B40. A nice bike for relaxed country road travel.
 

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Looks like a cool get-together. Maybe I should get my arse in gear and get the restoration on my '68 BSA 441 Victor done and ship it down under for the fun and frolic.
Yeah mate get yrself over here,
escape the madness!
 

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Yeah mate get yrself over here,
escape the madness!
And while the hateful madness sometimes occurs here too, it generally is of a level such that it can be controlled with that great madness response tool mentioned on this forum before, the blue plastic milk crate.
 

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And while the hateful madness sometimes occurs here too, it generally is of a level such that it can be controlled with that great madness response tool mentioned on this forum before, the blue plastic milk crate.
The blue plastic milk crate?...not much of a weapon!...though in the right/wrong hands I suppose it could be...
Still not in the same league as the Aussie length of 4x2 timber, and chunk of pipe.
or fists even!

ahhhhhh, or maybe its a chill out tool, plant ones arse on the blue plastic milk crate and just kick back for a while and let problems go tnrough to the keeper.....
Weve just solved the worlds anger problems!
Mass production and export of blue plastic milk crates!
Mines grey but has the same calming effect��
 

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And here I was making a "serious" comment on the end result of the different level of personal armament in a couple of countries, due to different social attitudes and national legislation............
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Sydney-Stabbing-Attack-Milk-Crate-Bystanders-539525381.html

But I like the idea of chilling out sitting on a milkcrate, and have often done that sitting around in the shed looking at various bikes, remembering past good times and contemplating new ones yet to come; and I will admit that watching Easy Rider too many times in my misspent youth changed the course of my life. Suddenly I wanted to wobble off into the sunset on a flame painted Harley, straight line down desert highways, fill up a swimming hole with naked hippie girls, but still be able to have the protective colouring of driving around in an American style pickup (which were pretty rare in Oz in 1970). So I did, with a Sportster, the Obi Obi creek, and my now long gone International AA 110.
 

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And here I was making a "serious" comment on the end result of the different level of personal armament in a couple of countries, due to different social attitudes and national legislation............
https://www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-international/Sydney-Stabbing-Attack-Milk-Crate-Bystanders-539525381.html

But I like the idea of chilling out sitting on a milkcrate, and have often done that sitting around in the shed looking at various bikes, remembering past good times and contemplating new ones yet to come; and I will admit that watching Easy Rider too many times in my misspent youth changed the course of my life. Suddenly I wanted to wobble off into the sunset on a flame painted Harley, straight line down desert highways, fill up a swimming hole with naked hippie girls, but still be able to have the protective colouring of driving around in an American style pickup (which were pretty rare in Oz in 1970). So I did, with a Sportster, the Obi Obi creek, and my now long gone International AA 110.
Yes I must admit seeing Easy Rider as a 13 yr old at the now defunct Scarborough picture theartre when it first came out set the stage for my mispent youth, as did reading Hunter S Thompsons 'Hells Angels' at the age of 14.
" faster faster ever faster, till the thrill of speed overcomes the fear of death".
Steppenwolf, the Stones, Sabbath, Led-Zep, Alice Cooper, and acid rock band Hawkwind, Deep Purple, and Aussies Daddy Cool with Eagle Rock, Masters Apprentices, etc
all sculpted my attitudes and tastes and desire to Get my motor runnin'
Head out on the Highway,
Lookin for Adventure.
for I was indeed Born to be Wild!
 

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Hoo Boy, the above points out all too well the generational differences in the lives of you two Aussies (and many others here) and yours truly. Just the music alone crates a huge chasm not only in years, but cultures. The music I grew up with and influenced me was played before, during and after WWII. My mom's favorite singer was Buddy Clark - look that up. because I'm certain you never heard of him.
I got to witness the jazz age, the swing era and the birth of rock and roll. In the 1950s, Portland was a test market for music and movies, so I heard a saw what those outside never did. I can still remember songs that I now can not even find on the Internet. In my teen years I heard Frankie Laine, The Andrew Sisters, Kitty Kallen, Teresa Brewer, Guy Mitchell, The Crew Cuts, Elvis, Frank Sinatra, Doris Day, Tony Bennett, Buddy Holly, Perry Como, Gene Vincent, and the best country singers that ever were.
By the time you two were watching Easy Rider and listening to Steppenwolf, I had been riding that scene for years - only a bit more legally and less dangerously. But the good times with the opposite sex helped to relieve an overdose of testosterone. But that's a story for another day and venue. :)
 

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Watched an interview with Lemmy (RIFP) of Motorhead recently where he says he remembers "before Rock n' Roll"
Thats what youre referring too I reckon.
 

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Born in the mid 30s and raised by a stay-at-home mom who had the radio on disc jockey programs, I grew up on the music of the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. Definitely pre Rock n Roll.
 

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And here I was making a "serious" comment...
Ooooops, sorry. Thought you were headed more in the direction on Mbx's idea of a "chill out tool". :grin
 
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