James Blennerhassett

Top class Irish recording & performing Bassist


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The Beezer is back..well nearly!

This was my first “Big Bike”… a while ago :-), a 1968 BSA 441 Victor.

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The compression ratio on this single cylinder engine was so high I couldn,t kick start it with my slight 5’6″ frame and so had to run down the road and jump on the saddle while releasing the clutch in 2nd. gear to get the beast started.

It was loud, it leaked oil everywhere but great fun to ride until one day whilst riding to Sligo from Dublin with my good friend Mark Heather on the pillion, the engine decided to explode internally and leave us on the side of the road near Mullingar 😦

No parts being readily available for BSAs as the company had closed, I had had to scrap the 441, so sad (I actually swopped it for a Fiat 124 …shocking!) & so ended my early bike career.

There is an upside to this tale though, the BSA name has been bought by Mahindra, an Indian motorcycle co. and they are going to release a range of new BSAs….starting with (You guessed it) a 500c.c. single!

The Beezer is back 🙂

 

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freedom of imagination

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The unstated warrant for the composer, as for the poet, is to stretch the limits of the form, to try to fly within the narrow corridors of a cage. That tension between the bright prison of a form and the freedom of imagination is what artistic genius is all about.

Diane Ackerman
A Natural History of the Senses

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Mac or PC? Mac orPC? Mac or Surface studio!

This is it, goodbye Apple, I’m moving over!

I’ve been using the Surface Pro 4 instead of an iPad all this year for live work, really like it and now along comes this baby.

What a machine, The Microsoft Surface studio is just what I’ve been waiting for in a studio computer…class 🙂 and it looks amazing too!