Existential Fodder

Lonnie’s Auto Trim Shop – Central Ave.

I’m not sure what this says about me, but a few months ago, this sign was un-retouched and showed it’s 50 plus years of service and I loved it. Now it has been refurbished, and, I’m not so thrilled. Sick?…..

Signs of Knoxville – Electrical Wholesalers on Central

Electrical Wholesalers This place is still open doing business. Spent this beautifal Fall day photographing some vintage Knox ville, signs and buildings. I’ll be posting them over the next week.

Yahoo LaunchCast

I accidentally came across Yahoo’s personal radio station. I have a Live365 station and I am a VIP listener subscribed there. I have pretty eclectic and obscure taste in music. I find a lot of it on Live365. But now…..

Grogalizer is back!

After an unexpected need to move to a new server, I have been slowly getting all my sites and their parts back working. This blog is still not done. A newer version of Word Press has the feeds at a…..

Caught White Handed

Yesterday I used up the last of a 5 gallon bucket of joint compound and set it out by the garbage cans. Today, I went to throw something away and found the evidence. We knew there were racoons in the…..


Ms Swanky gave me a few nice birthday presents. First, a stainless steel mini fridge to keep all the assorted juices and syrups needed to make great drinks in the bar. Second, a stainless steel bar sink for the bar……

Repressed Tiki Memory

I was talking to an old friend today about Hukilau and the Mai Kai and suggested that if he had the chance, he should visit Trader Vic’s Atlanta. His response surprised me. He told me he had been there, with…..

Fun at the Barbeque Festival

Seen at the Maryville BBQ festival. Um… No thanks…

Bamboo Ben – Art Fink

Bamboo Ben is a true original. An old punk like myself, you just never quite know what to expect from him. He’s made a lot of art in various mediums. But, I think he just made his masterpiece. A real…..

A Little Swank Pad Christmas

A few images from our house:

Mom and Pop Vintage Motel Guide

I came across this site by accident and looked down the list of motels in my area. I realized it was actually a list of vintage motels that are still open. “Reasonable rates” sure. $39 a night or less. Will…..

Big Ol’ Tiki Gay Bash – Chicago

Duke Carter, author of “Tiki Quest” and organizer of “Exotica” posted a swell review he found in a Chicago rag of a small event he put together recently. Way too many of you are going to be pleased to know…..

You Just Never Know…

Part of why I like hanging out in old bars is the characters there, not the character of the place. I’ve been amazed by the stories of the old timers I have heard. There is one old guy, Ed, who…..

Wherefore art thou time?

I really hate when bloggers post about not blogging, so, I thought I’d post about why I’m not blogging! It’s crunch time. I am struggling under a pile of some 2,000 images that I have taken and must process to…..

Shout Out to Secret Fun Blog

This post is very cool and I envy the guy. A great set of coincidences that just make your vintage heart melt. Read the story. Keep vintage hope alive! Way cool!