830 – Look-A-Here, Baby

Back again. This is the second entry for today, these are today’s images.

The first image, debris at a construction site, caught my attention for one thing only: an S-curve. S-curves are hard to come by, thus I take them whenever I can 🙂

The other one is one more bicycle. Its headlight again has this typical form that’s so common with older bikes in Austria. It’s beautiful and I can rarely resist. All the other circles come as an added bonus, and there is even some optimistic light in the right upper corner. What more can I want?

The Song of the Day, Howlin’ Wolf’s “Look-A-Here, Baby”, is on disc 63 of “The Ultimate Jazz Archive”. It’s a bit pointless to recommend this collection these days. I got the whole 168 CD box for €99, and in Germany and Austria you can still get it for that price, whereas in the US you currently pay $270 used and $340 new. Quite a difference, huh? Still no bad price for 168 CDs though.

Fortunately you can get the song on “Memphis Days: Definitive Edition, Vol. 1” as well.

Amazon has no sound sample, but I found a new music service called “The Filter“, and they have the song. At the moment it is still available from Austria, but I guess they will close for non-Americans soon, just like most others. Ah, what a pleasure globalization is, at least for the corporations 🙂

2 thoughts on “830 – Look-A-Here, Baby”

  1. I have marveled at these lights in past images of your beloved bicycles, not so much at the lights themselves but the fact that they are still used in Austria. When I was a kid, way back when, these were the only lights that existed on bicycles. But I haven’t seen one in decades. Now it’s all cheap, tiny, plastic, battery driven strobe effect lights with no style at all. All with discardable batteries that end up in land fill sites where they leach into the ground and water.

    Come to think of it, one seldom sees a bicycle that’s more than a decade or so old unlike many of the bicycles you’ve captured here.

    I wonder, does this say something about North Americans’ readiness, no, eagerness to discard the old for the new, not because it’s better but simply because it’s new? Are Europeans less caught up in the rampant consumerism that plagues this part of the world? Kind of gives new meaning to the term “New World” doesn’t it?

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