Yes, this really happens. (The Bus 3.20)
Nice thread you followed. Keep on rockin’ in the free world - while it is!
The log riders may have some kinship to the cheese wheel chasers!
Mr. Goldberg has it right - Neil Young wrote that for Rust Never Sleeps. One of my favorite albums. I would love to hear Sedan Delivery worked in to one of your playlists. :)
My goodness, what a playlist!!
Thanks for the shout out! I had never heard of Onbashira. It does sound like something that would happen in Japan to me though! It features that combination of zen with insanity (riding the log down the hill!!!) that no country does better.
Regarding "Better to burn out than fade away" I imagine it has to be an ode to Neil Young's "My My Hey Hey," where it was sung first. I always felt confused by that line because I think of a fire burning out as a relatively slow process that is similar to fading away. So they didn't seem like opposites to me. I would think "better to go out in flames than to fade away" or something like that. But I get caught up in semantics quite often...:)
Wow! That would sure be something to see. I can imagine how they “prepare” for that ride as little boys in their moments of play. Sounds like something my boys would try if given the idea.