Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Livin' the Low Life

Well, for once, an upgrade! I often fall into the trap of believing that everything in the world is getting worse and worse, day by day. It is an easy mistake to make, what with President Obama taking a few hundred billion dollars, every other day, from productive, hard-working Americans, and giving it away to those who are not. Political power-grabs and paybacks abound, all at taxpayer expense. "Tax breaks" for those who already pay zero tax.

But it took my 14-year-old son to introduce me to something really fresh and wonderful, via the blessing that is the SPEED channel. It's a little show hosted by Vida Guerra, and called Livin' the Low Life. It is nominally about the Lowrider car hobby, but I've seen two episodes now, and it is really about a larger segment of the old-car hobby than just lowriders. It is segment-busting, in a good way. When you take a larger view of life, rat rodders, lowriders, old school customizers, and even back-to-stock restorers actually have a lot more in common than they have to divide them.

This YouTube video will give you a taste of what the show is like: