Monday, December 31, 2007

Happy New Year!

Here we are at years end. Tomorrow is a day of new beginnings, and folks everywhere will be making their resolutions of change. Not me though. The only resolution that I have, is to continue to be who I am, and try to continue to make the most out of every day I get to play on this spinning rock.
Rather than attempt to relive this year in recap as is the common theme at years end, I thought that I would open the window to my world a little, and share a few tidbits about myself instead.
So with that in mind, I'll explain the picture at the top of the post. Most folks outside of my small circle don't realize that I am a cartoonist. I've been drawing all of my life, and I even make small bits of money with my talents on occasion. The "Geezer" drawing above is something that I did at the kitchen table on a piece of copy paper that my kids had been scribbling on. Nothing fancy, just doodling. It is something that I would normally discard as a non-finished piece, but I thought that I would post it here as a tip of the hat to my fellow Geezer MotoScooter Club cronies.
Mod Kevin and JayBee are certainly worthy of the "hat-tip" after their great adventure in going to Portland to bring home Kevin's beautiful '66 Lambretta. I won't even try to tell their story. Mod Kevin will lay it out in detail over at his blog site. (My Scooter is my Conscience, found on my blogroll) I will say thanks to these guys for stopping by to show it to me last night in the cold dark of night. Nothing like three parka wrapped boys on the street giggling like little girls. It was awesome!
Another point about me that few in blogland realize, is that I am "Billy Corvette," of Billy Corvette and the Smashers. Still able to call ourselves a rock and roll band after 27 years is a great feat. Even though we play on a once yearly basis these days, we were a smokin' unit in the mid-80's and early 90's. We were a local band playing in the Seattle music "scene," and had a large fanbase in the Pacific Northwest. Then the age of responsibility fell upon us, and steady jobs, marriage and children became our lives. But I still get a chance to dust off my chops now and then when I get called on stage by someone who remembers "Billy Corvette."
Drawing, music and motorbikes are always on my front burner. They are just a few of the components that make up who I am. I figured at some point, I would pass these along to folks that stop by here. Anyway...
If I were make any goals at all for '08, they would be to spend more time with my guitars, and to rack more miles on my scooters. I figure that if I call them "goals", I won't be disappointed like I would about a broken resolution. These are goals that I know I can, and will achieve.
In closing, I want to wish all of you cats out there the very best for the coming year, and may miles of road pass under your tires safely in 2008. "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World"
Have fun,


Blogger Mod Kevin said...

I got my story posted over on my site! Have a great New Year tonight.

8:48 PM  
Blogger Rick said...

Happy New Year to you and all of your's.

5:49 AM  
Blogger Steve Williams said...

Happy New Year to you and your family and good luck with your goals!

I wish I could continue to be who I am in the coming year but I'm afraid if I do by the end of 2008 I will weigh another 25 pounds. My youthful ability to eat as much and as often as I want has abandoned me.

So I have a few resolutions that need to be more than goals. Other than that I'm perfect!

Steve Williams
Scooter in the Sticks

5:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who woulda thunk it? You sir are a man of many talents.

Happy New Year my friend. I am looking forward to continuing to stop by here and catch up on what's going on in Billys life in 2008.

6:13 PM  
Blogger Bill Sommers said...

Mod Kevin,
Been there already. In fact, I was at your house today too. I gotta hear that scooter run soon!!!

Thank you, and same to you and yours.

Thanks! I know what you mean about fighting weight gain. All of the holiday food that I couldn't resist is now showing up on the notches of my belt. I've got some work to do. My ability to eat as much as I want without gaining weight has abandoned me too, but my healthy appetite is still hanging in.

Hey, where you been man? Probably out putting some long miles on the Wing I bet! Good to hear from you.

Have fun,

7:05 PM  
Blogger irondad said...

Rock on, Bro'!

5:03 PM  
Blogger Heinz & Frenchie said...

Happy New Year and may all your goals be attained! We love True Confessions. Nice cartoon.

4:10 PM  
Blogger Biker Betty said...

Very cool, Billy Corvette. When I was in high school I learned to draw cartoons, but money is definitely not something I would get for mine, lol. I had to take a break from blogging and now catching up with everyone.

Happy New Year to you and your family, Betty :)

10:20 PM  

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