The Nature Boy!

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The song was first recorded by Nat King Cole on 22 August 1947 with a studio orchestra. It was released on 29 March 1948 and became a big hit beginning in mid-May, topping the Billboard Best Sellers in Stores singles chart for seven weeks.

The songwriter, eden ahbez (no capitals by his preference), had handed a “tattered piece of sheet music” to Cole’s manager backstage during a gig at Downtown L.A.’s Orpheum Theatre in June 1947. Cole began playing the song during live performances sometime between receiving it in June and recording it in August.

More on eden ahbez…HERE!

eden had style on the bike and you probably thought Grant Peterson came up with that all on his own!

Messengers Style New York, 1990’s

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I stumbled upon this book by accident about 7 years ago. I’d been living in LA for about two years and had just moved into the place that I live now. Tracko was in full swing and I was working at Orange 20. One morning I was walking home from breakfast before heading into work and stumbled upon a garage sale down the street from my house. After rifling through a few boxes of books with no luck, I was about to give up. Then I looked over and a women was holding this book, I was so bummed. I didn’t think anyone could let this treasure go after picking it up. I decided to wait it out anyways, after picking up a few more books and few chachkies she finally put it down. I jumped over a coffee table and ran across the garage and snagged the book.

At this time I was trying to share everything Track Bike, Messenger Culture, or Alt-Cycling that I could, but this book felt special. I wanted to scan it but I just couldn’t and today I’m super psyched I didn’t. Seeing this book on The Radavist gave me the same feeling today as it did when I first saw it at that garage sale 7 years ago. STOKED!

The whole Messengers Style New York, 1990’s book has been scanned…HERE!

Grateful Bike Shops and stealing Donuts!

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This is the fanciest bike company ever!

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Digging Beardman Bicycles!

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Super rad husband and wife team that learned how to build from Ant Bike Mike and is now in full party mode!

Checkout what they’re doing…HERE!