Craig's Stuff

    What can I say?  I'm a big kid

 

 

Okay, check this out. Back in 1979 when the Rolling Stones recorded the "Some Girls" album, they recorded the very cool song "Miss You".  When they finished, they recorded a longer "Disco Version" in the same recording session.  This is not a re-mix like we hear today.  This is the Stones in the studio just cutting a longer version of this classic tune.  It was briefly released on a separate vinyl version that got very little airplay and was mainly played in clubs and discos of that era and then forgotten.  I recently converted it from vinyl to .MP3 to put on my iPod.  Download it here while you can.  Even though I'm not selling it, I'm sure I will get a nasty-gram from the Stones Management if they catch wind that I'm sharing it with my friends and I will have to take it down. 

 

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Last Year I purchased a Toyota Sera - a right hand drive concept car.  Anyway, I spent the past year trying to figure what cool things I could do with this  funky car.  This is what I came up with...

 

 

 

Some people measure success in wealth and career.  Not us.  The mark or success is how good a party you can throw.  We have thrown a few bashes over the years, but this one was the killer.  Be sure to check out the video section, definitely worth seeing....

 

 

 

The most recent project of mine is my Snorunner. I have wanted one of these for a while and finally decided to take the plunge...

 

 

 

 

This project is called "The Nuker"  When I was a kid, I had a Tennis Ball Cannon that my Dad made from tin cans and duct tape.  We played with that thing endlessly.  Just recently I did a lttle research online and found out that these cannons had come a long way since then.  I decided that I wanted to make the coolest Tennis Ball Cannon of all time.  I don't know if it actually is the coolest, but I'm pretty happy with the way it came out.

 

UPDATE!  There is a second Tennis ball Cannon on the block, "The Nuker II"

 

 

 

 

A few years back I decided to build a stand-up video arcade machine that played every classic arcade game from the 1980's.  It was a long involved project, but the results were a machine that has been used for many many hours.  These types of machines have really evolved since then and have become more elaborate.  This was one of the earlier ones...

 

 

 

 

When I was a kid I had a mini motorcycle that was simply indestructible.  It was the best thing that could ever happen to a 10 year old boy.  I found this review of that little bike in a 1971 edition of Cycle magazine.  This is my tribute to a machine that gave me a world of wonderful memories.

 

 

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