11/18/10

Finger Food Friday - Birthday Memories.....

I want to start out by wishing Fingers a Happy 50th! In the time I've known Fingers I have grown to love him. He is a true hero to me.... he knows everything about choppers and rides like he's on a mission.... but best of all Fingers is a true FRIEND. Someone I would leave my kids with.... someone who helps without asking why.... Happy Birthday old man!



Hey all you weirdos, freaks and lurkers - Fingers hitting it hard for all you crazy kats and kittens out there.

Well, I never thought this day would come honestly after all the shit I've been through, but sunday I turn fucking 50 years old. That mean I've been on this planet for 18,250 days. I remember when I hit 21 thinking man I ain't going to make 30 at this rate. I've been addicted, convicted and restricted in my life. Man, I've seen some shit... saw Hells Angels when I was 10... the same year I saw my first chopper. I remember Vietnam, Woodstock... I was in school when we put a man on the moon... Who would ever think we would walk on the moon and kick rocks? What the fuck? That was wild for a 10 year old kid. Made me think anything in life was possible, and it was for me. That same year Easyrider came out - that had such a big impact on my life, after seeing it in '75. I've been a freak and a lurker but mostly just a fucking weirdo. I've lived on the edge of sanity for a long time - now I lean to the left a bit more.. the edge is a dangerous place; hard to survive... some dont make it back. I've seen a lot of brothers and sisters fall off....

The thing I love most about my life are the good times. But don't think I ignore the bad.... I try not to forget the bad times as they help my sobriety and have done so for 5 years now. I'm been clean and sober living life to a different tune these days.

I saw my first concert in 1973 - Traffic. I've seen Jethro Tull a bunch of times even tried to steal his flute and got arrested. Genisis with Pete and without Montrose with Sammy Hagar, so many more...

A show that really sticks out is when I saw Stevie Ray.... I was in Toronto with a band doing some recording. Man, that was the first time I saw him live and that kat could fucking play. It was at the El Macombo and there were about 1,000 people there with thier jaws on the floor. Weeks later I saw him in Buffola at the Skyroom with like 20 fucking people there and 5 worked there - Stevie played just as hard as he did in toronto. I saw Johnny Winter there and it was the loudest show I ever saw.

My time with music is very important to me... my time in NYC, on the road with the Ramones was some of the best and worst.. for most of my time with music I was strung out on herion. Really not living but exsisting. Looking back now it's just another adventure in life. I've been in prison 5 times in my life for more than 7 years all together... just another adventure and a waste of time valuable time - we don't have much.

I guess, looking back has made me realize there's no time to lose... don't be a fuck, go live life and ride that chopper. Ride it like its the last time you will cause you never known when the big guy in the sky needs another weirdo by his side. I hear the choppers up thier are truely bitchin best part no period correct bullshit haha.


But I'm also looking forward.....

I really dig the scene that's coming alive and the East Coast is jumpin. It is truely great to see it all come back around. I've been riding choppers for 34 years now - NEVER OWNED A SWINGARM. All my bikes were rigid frames - you really get in the groove on a rigid. You have to pay a little more attention to the road so you don't get swallowed up by some square busy texting.

Well, freaks this has been a real gas I love bringing it to you,so don't worry bout me jumping off any tall buildings I'm not done freaking out the squares cause I'm the hated of world, a born loser, too heavy for some and I know the science of death... but mostly I'm just fucking fingers.

One last thing I've learned the hard way if you got a good chick do the right thing and she will stand by you till death. I know BLONDIE would die for me and I would do the same for her. She must be in love because I'm a fucking WEIRDO...........

BIG LOVE Fingers - hitting the streets since 1960

"I'm going to get my kicks before the shit hits the fan" John Kay











9 comments:

timebomb said...

Hope you have a good B-day weekend Fingers.

Jason said...

Happy birthday Fingers!!!

Robert said...

Cool post! I remember seeing Fingers in one of my old issues of the Horse BSC. Uncompromising chopper shit.

icyuod said...

Happy Birthday Fingers!

great stories...

btw sent you a set of colors pins with matt's

best, johnny

lifeisfuct-diekruzen HEAVY KLOTHING said...

FINGERS=spiritual advisor. happy 50 man! zac

Wes said...

Happy Birthday Fingers! See you soon Weirdo!

gennaro said...

Big love to you on your birthday, Freak.

Morganne said...

happy birthday fingers! and congratulations on 5 years clean and sober.

fingers said...

iwant to personaly thank everyone it truely means alot to me,and to vander and nevett for driving from brooklyn just to be at my party you guy,s rule