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The MeanStreet Riders Riding Across the West

Posted in 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 66, american, americana, Art, Bikers, classic, cool, culture, Freedom, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2012 by The MeanStreet Riders

The MeanStreet Riders are currently on a 2300 mile ride across many of the western states exploring Route 66, Sedona, The Grand Canyon Utah , Easy Rider filming locations and Americana.
The Riders get inspiration for their music by getting off the beaten path and exploring highways that most of America doesn’t drive anymore because so many are in a rush these days.Many of these highways have been bypassed by the quickest way to get from point A to point B. Their offramps are littered by hotels from corporations that offer cookie cutter accomodations with little or no history about the building or people that were here before them and thus no stories from interesting people that have been passed down through generations. By exploring the places and people that still live and work along these roads the Riders are able to meet and be inspired by some of the world’s most interesting places and people and travel back to a time when being on the road was a great adventure waiting to be had by anyone ready for it.
Once the Riders made it to LasVegas and explored the north part of RedRocks just north ofLasVegas they came across an intersting Ghost Town called Boiling Springs. Mary and the Riders met Stephan the bartender who was from SanFrancisco and had many great stories to tell about how the place was founded in the 1940s and how the original owner was still there.The Riders then rode south to Kingman Az and caught one of the longest stretches of Route 66 that still exhists to the world today to the famous Hackberry Store. They had a chance to say hello to Thurmon the owner and met fans all the way from Canada that were riding Route 66 themselves. They then rode south to Prescott Arizona where the movie Billy Jack was filmed and then took highway 89a a great twisty road with plenty of challenging riding to an awesome town of Jerome Az that sits on one of the largest copper mines in Az. Getting into Jerome late Saturday night allowed them to meet a few local bikers and visit but there wasnt a room to be had and most of the hotel rooms in Jerome are said to be haunted so we then rode down to Cottonwood Az.We ended up staying at a great place for bikers with a view of the entire area called The View. The View has plenty of Hollywood history as it was once owned by Lucille Balls brother and is still owned by her family and is very Biker friendly.It sit atop one of the highest points of Cottonwood and has an incredible view of the surrounding hills and area.
Next morning we then packed our bags and rode into Sedona Az and turned right on Airport Road which gives you some of the most incredible view of the areas rock foundations. Airport Road is worth the few minutes off of main street.
We then took 89a to Flagstaff and connected to Interstate 40 to Winslow Az where Jackson Browne wrote the song “Take it Easy” while standing on a corner. While in Winslow at Standing on a Corner we ran into more fans from California that said they enjoy our music on a Rock station out there. Its really cool to run into fans anywhere but especially in Winslow AZ. MeanStreet Mary and members of the band signed a few autographs and we had a chance to talk with everyone and make sure they all had personalized signed cds and some extra bandanas we allways carry. We also ran into the brother in law of the Sheriff that arrested Jackson Browne in Winslow on that corner 30 years ago. He said the real story is Jackson was arrested for public drunk on that corner and when released hung out around town for a few more weeks then wrote “Take it easy” The rest is history.
Were now headed back info FlagStaff to explore more of Route 66 and the route that the fim crew and Peter Fonda and Dennis Hopper took while filming the movie Easy Rider took over 40 years ago. 2300 miles so far we will keep you updated as our adventure continues into May and early June.

Rock n Roll on the Open Road!
MSR

The True Duel Meaning to our Song ” Ive Had a Good Ride”

Posted in Rallys, Uncategorized with tags , , , , on July 21, 2010 by The MeanStreet Riders


In response to many people who have enjoyed the lyrics of “Ive Had Good Ride and requested more information about the song and in celebration of women riders and return to the Sturgis Rally , and the South Dakota hills we introduce our song “I’ve Had a Good Ride” from our BandPage and MyStore tabs.
In addition to the grateful reunion with old friends theme the song also references real life teachings and how not to believe everything you hear or read in the media with the line “ don’t read all the writing on the wall”. It also invites you to take life “all in” and enjoy the good times but also take an inner look at the end of the day or your life and ask yourself have you “Had a Good Ride”? In keeping with the Sturgis theme and a tribute to women riders we also wanted to show off David Uhl’s most recent Sturgis themed painting “70 years and Counting”. The painting features incredible detail from Devils Tower right down to the 1938 Jackpine Races map in our lady contestants hand. Here’s to all the lady riders everywhere and hoping you always “Have a Good Ride” through life.
The first four MeanStreet Riders songs are available across the world at all I Tunes and Amazon Stores
http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/meanstreet-riders/id380084861
http://www.amazon.com/Meanstreet-Riders/dp/B003U7TCSQ

Enjoy David and Danials incredible artwork at UHL Studios
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Remember Lifes too Short for Traffic so Rock N Roll on the Open Road!
MSR

The MeanStreet Riders Reveal their debut album artwork.

Posted in Art, Great Roads, Road Trips with tags , on June 23, 2010 by The MeanStreet Riders

The MeanStreet Riders wanted to share the cover artwork for their debut album “High on the Hog.” A big thank you goes out to Q MEDIA Design in Las Vegas, NV for art direction and photography on the covers. The shots are from Utah and the back cover features the current song titles along with a needed rest stop and an uninterested desert dog just trying to avoid some loud bikers and a flood. To thank everyone for their continued support we will be pre-releasing our first few songs very soon in mp3 and wav. downloads on this fanpage mystore before the album’s release date in late August or September. Hang in there the release dates on these first songs will be coming up very soon. Don’t forget to “join the ride” and sign in so you’ll be in the loop on when the songs drop.
Remember…. Life is too short for traffic so Rock N Roll on the Open Road.

The MeanStreet Riders debut their new riding logos from Uhl Studios

Posted in Art with tags , on May 31, 2010 by The MeanStreet Riders

Winged Road Reflection

The MeanStreet wanted to debut their new logos that exemplify their love for Rock and Roll and the Open Road. The logos were created by our friends David Uhl and Danial Stuckenschneider at UHL Studios in Golden Colorado. The details are an amazing shot of the open road, and a blend of the riding culture with a lost Americana twist. The logos and will be available on riding apparel later this year. Thanks again David and Danial for such a great job from all the riders around the world that have discovered Life truly does begin at the off ramp.

the Dashboard Road Reflection Logo