Out in the lovely San Fernando Valley a gentleman is selling the Fonz’s bike. That’s right, a 1949 Triumph Trophy TR-5 is for being auctioned off for $90k. Who knows it may even be the bike Fonz jumped the shark on! Who knows how many times Henry Winkler cruised up on this incredibly cool machine. Actually that’d be zero cause the real life Fonz didn’t ride. But COME ON! It’s cool.
Oh and it doesn’t work.
Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf
If I didn’t open with this, the greatest of all the roarin’ down the highway with your wind blowin’ in your hair and your mama on the back songs then we’d have been kicked out of the club next time I went over to ‘One-Eyed Charly’s’ for a few PBRs.
Fat Angel (Remastered 2004) – Jefferson Airplane
It seems, and this is just a guess, that a slightly overweight member of a motorcycle club used to sell Donovan, the author, and the Jefferson Airplane groovy things when he was in The City. Now I always suspected the members of the Airplane merely combusted dope by existing, but these lyrics paint me a different picture.
He will bring happiness in a pipe
he’ll ride away on his silver bike
and apart from that he’ll be so kind in consenting to blow your mind
Motorcycle Mama (Album Version)– Neil Young
And speaking of nasty bike mamas, did anyone capture that select and wild breed of womanhood better than Neil did on this somewhat electric piece from one of his most gentle albums “Comes A Time.” I often wondered about this tale being included on that nice slice of vinyl… what is the story? What? NEIL YOUNG! Shame on you.
God Thing – Chris Whitley
Chris Whitley could mix bike and drug metaphors better than anyone who ever strummed or plugged in a guitar. Is it about one or the other? I don’t know which, but it’s poetry. Chris Whitley, R.I.P.
Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More – The Allman Brothers
This somewhat old school Daily Soundtrack comes to a close with exactly what you’d expect. (Just like the opening, no?) Duane and Berry loved to ride their bikes… and it takes on the proportions of a Greek tragedy. Don’t waste time children, don’t waste time.
And NO we’re not pimpin’ the Happy Days Theme. FTW.