September 2009 Radio Rumpus Room Archives

9/4/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

I said, Well, you cheatin’ son of a bitch. I can see gettin’ by with 10 or 20 pounds light, but 220? He said, Well, if you’re gonna cheat, you might as well cheat.

— legendary NASCAR car owner Bud Moore recounting a conversation with Darrell Waltrip’s crew chief

(This week the Radio Rumpus Room garage was visited by a couple members of the Lucky Bastards car club, who are putting on the 4th annual Minneapolis Messaround traditional rod’n‘custom car show on Sunday, Sept. 6.)

9/11/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

A healthy patina of neglect is appropriate and welcomed, although most of the sheet metal beneath it should be rust-free and without real big dents. Scrapes are welcome, though, especially if they carry paint from the scrapee.

-— Ro McGonegal, on desirable real world car finishes

9/18/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

Mary took a dry dive from a hotel room
Bobby hung himself from a cell in the Tombs
Judy jumped in front of a subway train
Eddie got slit in the jugular vein

And Eddie, I miss you more than all the others
And I salute you brother

Those are people who died, died
They were all my friends, and they died

— Jim Carroll, People Who Died

(Artist/writer Jim Carroll died this week of a heart attack. He was 60 years old.)

9/25/2009 Radio Rumpus Room

Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world except money.

— Johnny Cash