I went to Napa on the 9/11 5th anniversary to work with framebuilder Curtis Inglis. On the way back, Ed and I were picking up some snacks at Safeway when this guy started broadcasting a tape of Michael Savage through a megaphone strapped to the hood of his muscle car.
When we walked up to ask him about what he was playing, he was holding the mouthpiece of the megaphone up a boombox. The tape he was playing was vitriolic “Close the borders!” stuff.
I appreciated the irony of the moment, because I had been working with Curtis on frames for Soul Cycles and this car was like, this guy’s Soul Cycle. Except instead of playing Marvin Gaye, he was playing right wing radio. And it had no bass.