Welcome back Basso. I have been waiting for this.
or actually, sends mass email.
8 years ago, I helped Mike and Gabe from MASH get two track bikes from Japan, Kalavinka for Mike and 3 Rensho for Gebe. Back then, it was not very difficult to find these master pieces locked up in some Kerin enthusiast’s closet. Mr. Tanabe from Kalavinka helped me pack and ship these two beautiful bikes for them. Yesterday, Mike sent me a pic with Gabe’s 3 Rensho in its original condition on Mike Giant’s poster. It was very touching to see the bike again. I truly enjoyed the moment when things from the past popping up in completely new and unexpected context. Thanks Mike, Gabe and Mike Ginat.
Pat and Bob (Coolest guys around.)
Pat with his new Benedetto guitar which is custom made for him. (first string at 0.15 or 0.16)
MASH will be show casing their epic ride during 2009 edition of Tour de California at Project Space, LA.
The exhibition will be equally epic. If you are in the area, please check it out. MASH will also be organizing a race
from Ecoh Park (fixed only.)
Please join us for Revisit MASH Tour of California.
May 22 2010 through June 6 2010
Saturday, May 22, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
603 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles CA 90036
Chris Palmer, nature film maker, professor and environmentalist just published a book “Shooting in the Wild.” If you are into watching NOVA, BBC, PBS and/or Discovery, I recommend checking out Chris’s book. It will be available in bookstores in couple of weeks or through AMAZON.
Wildlife and nature films are a hugely popular entertainment genre: networks such as Animal Planet and Discovery are stars in the cable television universe, viewers flock to IMAX theaters to see jaw-dropping footage from the wild, and the venerable BBC still scores triumphs with series such as Planet Earth. As cinematic technology brings ever more breathtaking images to the screen, and as our direct contact with nature diminishes, an ever-expanding audience craves the indirect experience of wild nature that these films provide.
But this success has a dark side, as Chris Palmer reveals in his authoritative and engrossing report on the wildlife film business. A veteran producer and film educator, Palmer looks past the headlines about TV host Steve Irwin’s death by stingray and filmmaker Timothy Treadwell falling prey to his beloved grizzlies, to uncover a more pervasive and troubling trend toward sensationalism, extreme risk-taking, and even abuse in wildlife films. He tracks the roots of this trend to the early days of the genre, and he profiles a new breed of skilled, ethical filmmakers whose work enlightens as well as entertains, and who represent the future that Palmer envisions for the industry he loves.