Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Demolition Man

For the first weekend of July, Shane and I hit the open road on our way to...
Actually, it wasn't so much "open road", we got stuck in a bit of a traffic jam on the QEW... but the rest of the drive was really good! Also, it wasn't so much a "pinball journey" like it was last year. In the first half of the 2013 Pinball Journey, Shane and I travelled to Welland in search of Super Mario World and a couple of tables at a little laundromat in Port Colborne. The second half consisted of my favorite bar in Port Colborne, Harborfront Inn, as well as a FINE HUNT in Niagara Falls, having found Theatre of Magic at a strip mall laundromat.
This time around though, Shane and I were going to see a car show in the city of St. Catherines and it was a darn fine car show. Here's a couple of my favorite car pix!
Is that... THE LAST OF THE V8 INTERCEPTORS? from... THE ROAD WARRIOR?! HELL YEAH IT IS! Here's the crazy part... We saw this very same vehicle last year!
Too wild! Anyways, this is not a car blog but if you do like cars and you want to see some more of my car pix then might I suggest checking out my little tumblr page, The Cadillac Kid? I post a cool car pic of mine once a day.
After we checked out the cars in St. Catharines, we made our way southbound to Port Colborne for some fish'n'chips and pinball! If you find yourself in Port Colborne, check out Minor Fisheries at 176 West St., right along the canal. They have some downright amazing perch there! Shane and I ate some fish'n'chips then we watched a boat go through the canal... time for some BOAT PIX!
OK enough dilly-dallying! Bright Lights Bumper City is a pinball blog and I have been talking about everything but pinball! So, when we arrived in Port Colborne, we walked by Harborfront Inn. Temptation got the best of me and I looked in the window to see if there was still a table in their midst. Demolition Man was there but it was turned off. Needless to say, I got a bit worried. After eating some dinner and watching some boats, we stepped into Harborfront Inn and made our way to the back for the moment of truth... Was the machine working or was it OUT OF ORDER?!
As it turned out, Demolition Man was working and just needed to be turned on! So we got down to business and played some serious pinball. I spoke a bit about DM in last year's St. Catherines Pinball Journey post so this will be a bit of a "second look", ala my most recent X-MEN post. We were more familiar with the table this time around so we were able to really get into it.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Bumper City: A Pinball Exposition

Geeze! I was just looking over my latest posts and I saw that I haven't posted anything since July! well... July 30th, mind you but still, I haven't posted jack squat for August! I've been quite busy... busy setting up a little pinball thing here in Toronto!
That's right! I've been working with The Pinball Club and Pinball Sessions to present "Bumper City: A Pinball Exposition"! Basically, it's a pinball art show. We're going to have a couple of pinball machines to play, some history and info about the game, as well as some of my pictures for sale!

So what's this little Pinball Expo all about? We want people to see, hear, and feel pinball. Not just the machines themselves but the history, the influence, and the innovation of pinball.

Swing by Black Cat Gallery in Roncesvalles, 2186 Dundas St. West, from August 21 to 24 to check out what we got in store!
Thursday - 6pm - 10pm
Friday - 6pm - 10pm
Saturday - 12pm - 10pm
Sunday - 12pm - 5pm

Come swing by, grab a beer, play a couple of games, maybe buy one of my pinball pix, and have a good time (not a long time)
Brought to you by the following:

Bright Lights Bumper City
Bright Lights Bumper City is the premier pinball blog of Toronto. Derk Biondi covers everything to do with pinball in the city of Toronto, ON. Whether it's providing the latest updates on what pinball machines can be found in the city, reviews of tables new and old, trip reports from far and wide in search of pinball, or just his latest high score, Derk is number 1 when it comes to pinball in Toronto!

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Pinball Sessions
Pinball Sessions is an exclusive music site providing original and unique recordings from artists for free download and stream.
The recordings are done in our studio that also houses a rotating gallery of pinball machines. Pinball plays a huge role in creating the atmosphere where the artists are at ease and comfortable and lay down exquisite recordings. Just over one year on the go, the website hosts over 120 live sessions and is constantly expanding with the addition of 2 sessions per week. Participating artists to date have included: Pokey Lafarge, Mount Eerie/The Microphones, Kopecky Family Band, Daniel Romano, PUP, Diana, Tony Dekker, Cuff The Duke, Hooded Fang and many more.

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Pinball Club

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Too sweet! If you need more details, shoot me an email at bumpercity88@gmail.com!