Sunday, January 23, 2011

The shop! It is Aliiiivvee!

Hello dear reader[s]! I bet you guys thought I forgot about this place! This is not the case. No, not at all. We've been having a cold, hard winter here in the hinterlands, and I've been hunkered down working a side construction job. Just not much time to update here. No more though! y'all have my full and unparalleled attention.

I've been getting a couple projects in to work on as folks begin gearing up for the season. Some involved repairs, and some fun wheels to build. Some touring wheels, a set of White Industries single speed road....good fun stuff.

The Prairie Peddler has always had as a mission a call to arms to introduce culture to Prairie du Chien. We did that with some open jams that eventually led to the formation of a band, and have [and still do] carry and sell some art in the store. Coming up on the the 31st of January, we're going to expand that repetoir a bit and host a show. Clear out the bikes for a moment, and play some nice, loud music. A good friend of the shop, and uber talented singer/rapper/cowpoke Sandman is on tour promoting his movie "Roll Out Cowboy"

He'll be up at the Winona Frozen Film festival this week, and stopping by Decorah on his way through the area. He's got a day off, and will be putting on a show here with us! Also appearing will be Blake Auler Murphy, a talented LaCrosse rhymesayer.

Here's the text from the official invite from FaceBook:
[quote]Wahoo! Winter culture strikes PdC!
Join us for a cozy house show, hosted at the Prairie Peddler.
Kindly share a $10 donation towards the cause--students are 2 for one!

Come see Chris Sand, "The Sandman" as they say, as he gives us a big dose of his prolific cowboy-flavored hip hop of the tip-tops. He's touring the country, spreading his words and sharing his award winning feature length film "Rollout Cowboy", straight out of North Dakota. He is thoughtful, quoting many prophets dead and alive and man, is he funny!
Blake Auler Murphy , a La Crosse rhymesayer opens. Expect other Special Guests.
Light refreshments will be available and BYOB is fine-
We are soooo lucky to have these people share their work with us. You will be so lucky, too. This is memorable stuff.[/quote]

And after three months off the bike, this will be marking the beginning of a new riding season for me. Back on the horse in every way we can be here at the shop! Coming soon, some Singular updates, a couple customer rides I'd love to show off and some more imagery that we all love. Till then, stay warm and lets get the season rolling!


Captain Bob said...

Glad you are alive and kicking there Marty!

Chris Newlin said...

Dude, how was the show? That trailer was awesome!