It's a Sunday afternoon and the shop is closed, however, the front door is wide open and the sounds of ZZ Top are rolling out on to Main Street while I sit on the couch typing out this weeks newsletter. Not a bad way to spend a Sunday.

A couple days ago this old timer stopped by the shop with two big boxes of records wanting to know if I'd be interested in buying them. I usually shy away from buying peoples collections because more often then not, they found them in their grandmothers damp basement and think the scratch up version of smooth jazz polka is worth a million dollars. This guys collection was not that, the first album I grabbed was an original pressing of the Beatles "Abby Road" and after that was Alice Coopers "Welcome To My Nightmare". Needless to say, I have been enjoying listening to a bunch of my favorite records from the late 60's and early 70's. There is something about dropping that needle on an original pressing and sitting back and soaking in the music. 

I also this week started giving the shop a face lift out front. The first coat of paint with applied yesterday. I have been trying to get it started for a while but Mother Nature had other plans. The building is going Limousine Black. It's a flat black and makes us stand out even more on Main Street. My favorite addition to the store front is a new sign with the Cut & Scratch motorcycle engine logo and a quote from one of my favorite authors Charles Bukowski.

"The free soul is rare, but you know it when you see it - basically because you feel good, very good, when you are near or with them."

Other Shop news, we are getting so busy we are looking to put a third barber chair in the shop. The problem is finding the right fitting barber. So if you know anyone who loves coffee, dogs, motorcycles and the art of traditional barber service, please tell them to hit us up.

One last thing before I let you go, THANK YOU for all the birthday wishes last Saturday. It was amazing!!! I celebrated with my family and there was plenty of bourbon and BBQ to go around.

All the best in all you do,