Friday, July 29, 2011

its the weekend....almost

go spend some time over at Cay's blog. Great photos, quotes and general content. Waste your friday wisely.

and remember....

anything in there for breakfast? yes please....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011


repost from someone else's repost. but she just looks great on Shinya's bike here.

He has had some great customers/photos of his bikes. reminded me of this old posting I did about Brad Pitt's hollywood moves. The days of cruising around LA and/or Venice Beach with the crew may not be here right now, but next time I'm out there we'll get a good little ride together...and Tony, you better have my jacket.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

the Foothills Band

a bunch of bandits....I miss playing music and hanging with this crew. bashing those drums is always so fun.

we had some great times. next time in the southern california state of mind or the actual state, we'll book a show and reunite....for now, I'll just listen to T-Pain and think about the good times.

yep. she's been getting plenty of rides...

...but she's still available.


a bit more info back on this post! accepting offers!

Monday, July 25, 2011

heat wave(s)

the 5'10" fish has been getting plenty of love here on the east coast. This board loves the quick beach break waves like none other....it's definitely still weird grabbing the boards from inside the apartment, down the stairs and out onto the city streets, but I'm getting used to it. especially without hitting the walls in the stairwells or the spring loaded front door to the building.

While it was a bummer to give up the opportunity to see Daniel Tosh at the Borgata on Saturday night, it just wasn't the right weekend to head to Atlantic City. Especially when this is what awaits a mere 15 miles away from my home in BK.

after spending 3+ hours in the water, Jose and I headed over to Rockaway Taco to enjoy the best thing that you can do after surfing!

great seating arrangements.

first course, fish tacos, baja style. superb.

up next, carne tacos with guacamole. these were just OK. not carne ASADA. not as good as the fish option.

getting down on some tacos.

Friday, July 22, 2011

nights in Hoboken

when we first arrived in Antwerp, I was surprised to see the trolley coming towards me with a Hoboken sign in the front window. It was like a case of deja vu. Did I just arrive back at Newark? where the hell am I?

But no, Hoboken is an area in the south part of Antwerp. So naturally since I've had some great nights in Hoboken whether it was going to shows at Maxwell's, going out to dinner/bars, or even just hanging out when my brother used to live there, I had to go check it out in Antwerp as well.

It was totally different. There isn't a ton of information but here's wikipedia's page about this little subdivision.

But it did remind me that I need to get back over there soon. With the Syndicate being right in Weehawken, I really should be making it over there more after work. And then also go down the shore for some surfing and beaching before jellyfish season kicks in.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011


just going to start with a side note: for some reason, I can't get Skulls out of my head....was singing it in my head all night tonight. so go ahead and listen to it as well.

great day all around in antwerp today. started off meeting our diamond subsidiary folks and watching rough diamonds getting graded, measured, cut (sawed), shaped, polished and finished. unbelievable stuff. Just knowing that half of the carat weight is unused, removed, or polished away to get to that final little sparkler makes the experience of working with them that much greater. you should definitely go and buy yourself some. after that, went to visit a vendor that uses technology in a way that is pretty new in the jewelry business and had a very productive meeting talking about CNC machines, CAD/CAM, and mostly robots.
Did you know that Robots don't get holidays? I know that now.

after work, ran into this little 70's Zundapp on the sidewalk. I tried asking who the owner was in my broken french/belgian/german-ish (aka English), but I was unsuccessful.

walked past a thrift shop that was closed and saw these beauties in the window. I'm such a sucker for Eames chairs. I still miss the blue set of side chairs. But I don't miss the cat hair that burrowed its way into them.

oh and some Saarinen sneaking in the background? yes please.

an unexpected view of the Cathedral

we found a great little underground spot for dinner. place was definitely dungeon-y. All the food was cooked on a wood burning stove that was fully exposed. Not only was my beef cooked this time around, I still smell like it. *oh and I think this restaurant reminded me of the song London Dungeon by the Misfits which THEN made me think of Skulls......

and finished up the day with a bunch of these.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


sometimes the clouds look like ________ (mad libs)

couldn't believe that Easy Rider was a movie option on my on-demand, but it was....YES!

Mark Drews sighting on a magazine here in Belgium

you know, just the outside of the train station

oh, and the inside. they did such a great job of making everything look really old. They must have hired some REALLY good hollywood set designers here.

For lunch i wanted something Grilled Cheese-esque. I ordered from the section that had Croque Monsieurs. I ordered the one called Americain Cannibal. I thought it would be ham and cheese. Instead the picture below is what came out. Raw beef spread on bread with the sides like a lox and bagel situation. Yes, I ate it all. No, I'm not sick yet.

oh, and some beer.

Monday, July 18, 2011



Last Turns

Nothing like the last few moments on Rt. 3 / 495 before crossing the Lincoln Tunnel. 7 1/2 hours in the car from Canada and then no traffic through Jersey and into the city made for an easy ending to the trip.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Space Needle

View from inside the stadium. We got to see the Yankees beat the Blue Jays after a few embarrassing games.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Classic Phil

Plan was to meet in buffalo at 3. Looks like all 15 of us will be hitting it right at 3:30. Not too bad.

To Canadia

First gas stop. Coffee kicking in. 1st major goal ahead: buffalo wings in Buffalo. Hours and hours away.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gansevoort Rooftop

Yep. Apre-dinner last night. Good spot.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

it's like that man, it's like that...

not a video, just audio, but this is what I'll be listening to today....and so should you be. with the new documentary coming out, I've been on quite the tribe kick. click it. turn up your headphones or speakers.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

2001 Sportster For SALE - Brooklyn

2001 Sportster 883
early 90's 2.2 gallon tank/pingel petcock
custom rear fender
custom made bars by Kim Boyle
Benchmark air cleaner
Benchmark breather bolts
custom formed, shaped, and upholstered seat
custom exhaust
chopped cam cover
chopped/polished/blasted front pulley cover
narrowed pegs
19"/16" shinko/avon tires
new battery
super fun

reliable, starts with the push of a button.
email me for more info or if interested. mattlandman@gmail.com
clean california title.
ready to go.

a very NYC 4th weekend

action packed. lots done. pictures. iphone. sun. rain. fun.

rode the cyclone, then watched the Brooklyn Cyclones. truth. although the cyclones blew it at the end of the game to the Staten Island Yankees, it was a great time.

Chris organized the group ticket purchase and since there was 20 of us, they included these orange Cyclones hats. Rob and I gladly rocked them, albeit mine with a tilt up and out.

it was too nice and sunny and the city was empty so we I decided to ride bicycles from Park Slope into Manhattan and do some holiday shopping. I re-stocked on some of my Kiehl's stuff and got to check out some fun old harleys there. I have a picture of the bike that's at the Garden State Plaza store as well somewhere.

riding down the middle of Lafayette. yes, the city was that empty.

Nice little visit to the Momofuku Milk Bar


finished it up with Sunset, BBQ and then watching the fireworks from the rooftop.