Wednesday, January 30, 2019

TTM Autographs: Closing the Set (& Others in my Player Collections)

Aloha, everybody, 

In my 30 Teams, 30 Players posts, I featured some of the player autographs I received from my long-ago quest for TTM autos. 

Let's take a look at the remaining players in my collection. It's a chance to see a few of the  other guys in my PCs (who aren't Dodgers). 


Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Beer Review: Coconut Amber Ale from Four Sons Brewing, HB, CA

Aloha, everybody, 

Amber Ale sounds good. Adding coconut should make it better. 

Four Sons Brewing, outta Huntington Beach, CA tried it. Was it successful?Find out in my review! 


Monday, January 28, 2019

My Greatest Card Shop Find

Aloha, everybody, 

Remember when mom and pop card shops were in every neighborhood? Boy, them were the days. 

We lived high on the card collecting hog and didn't recognize how good we had it. 

Once whilst driving through an unfamiliar neighborhood, I spotted a card shop. I popped in, and made my greatest card shop discovery ever. 

Enjoy. Aloha! 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

NetChucArts New Art Video - Monoprints & Mixed Media

Aloha, everybody, 

Here's the third installment of the monoprints and mixed media series. 

Eventually, I'll be launching an art website for viewing these (and more works). You'll be able to see more still photos and close ups. 

Just as all of my baseball cards are available for trade, all of my artwork is available for sale. Thanks for watching, and I hope you enjoy these pieces. 


Friday, January 25, 2019

Is the Dodgers' A.J. Pollock Move a Good Thing?

Aloha, everybody, 

Here it is - the Dodgers' big off-season move: grabbing A.J. Pollock. Was dropping Yasiel Puig for Pollock worth it? That's not really the right question.


Thursday, January 24, 2019

Vinyl Review: Solo LPs from Mick Taylor and Dave Edmunds

Aloha, everybody, 

Let's take a jump back and review some vintage albums from new wave/rock guitarist, Dave Edmunds and ex-Rolling Stones axeman, Mick Taylor. 

Taylor's guitar play opposite Keith Richards produced some of my all-time favorite Stones albums. I love the spacey blues with a Santana vibe that he brought.
Here's a look at the solo album he released three years after leaving the band. 

Do you remember "Crawling from the Wreckage (and into a brand new caaarrrrr."? There's a lot more than that to enjoy in Dave Edmunds' solo effort. 


Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Blog Bat - A- Round: 30 Teams, 30 Players (National League)

Aloha, everybody, 

Yesterday's post featured my American League picks for the 30 Teams, 30 Players Blog Bat - A- Round. 

Submitted for your approval, here are my National League picks. Let's check 'em out. 


Monday, January 21, 2019

Blog Bat - A- Round: 30 Teams, 30 Players

Aloha, everybody, 

I love this Blog Bat -Around idea: 30 Teams, 30 Players. 

I read the original idea was to feature the first player who comes to mind for each team, but Fair Warning! 
I'm going to take that idea and riff offa that in my own way. 

Enjoy and Aloha! 

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Super Bowl Rams Beer Review: Dr. Lupulin Triple IPA

Aloha, everybody, 

The Rams did it! Los Angeles return to the Super Bowl! 

Let's celebrate (or grieve, or meh!) with this quickie beer review of Dr. Lupulin Triple IPA from Revision Brewing outta Sparks, Nevada. Enjoy. 

Go Rams and Aloha! 

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Vinyl Review: The Kinks and Phantom, Rocker & Slick

Aloha, everybody, 

As my buddy PennySleeves likes to say, "Another day, another video". 

This time it's about the vinyl. Let's revisit "Low Budget" from a band everybody knows - and then shift gears to a band I'm guessing few know. 

What do you get when you join two ex-Stray Cats with a David Bowie guitarist? I invite you to check out my newest video and find out! 



Friday, January 18, 2019

Beer Review: Windsor Porter Batch 1 from Russian River Brewing Co.

Aloha, everybody, 

It's been a while, so I dropped a new beer review. This time it's a limited release - Windsor Porter Batch 1 from Russian River Brewing. 

Is it as good as one would expect? Here's my review. 


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Vinyl Review: The Blasters and Gregg Allman Live Double LP

Aloha, everyone, 

Let's check out a couple of albums I picked out of the used vinyl bin. 

The first is from a most popular roots-rockabilly band with roots in the 80's that is still rockin' the dance halls today. 

The second is Gregg Allman's live double LP, recorded in Carnegie Hall, with backing from a 24-piece orchestra. A cool find, indeed. 


Monday, January 14, 2019

Art: Monoprints and Mixed Media Works on Paper (Part 2)

Aloha, everybody, 

Thanks for the great response to my first video in which I showcased my artwork. 

I return here with a few more prints and mixed media pieces on handmade paper. Please enjoy Part 2 of the series. 


Sunday, January 13, 2019

Robert Edward Baseball Memorabilia Auction Catalog: A Beautiful Resource

Aloha, everybody, 

Elite collector, Mark H, tipped me off to this beautiful baseball memorabilia resource: The Robert Edward Auction catalog. 

This is a high gloss, educational, coffee table-worthy resource book featuring countless baseball cards and assorted memorabilia. Great visuals and reading material for any collector. 

Check it out...Aloha! 

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Fifty Year-Old Dodgers in my Mailbox? Yes, Please

Aloha, everybody, 

Elite collector, Mark H. sent surprise packages around the hobby recently, and I was lucky enough to be included in that group. 

Check out my video below as I show off the absolutely beautiful Dodgers that came from Topps wax packs four and five decades ago. THANKS, Mark!

P.S. Please remember to "Like" and Subscribe to my YouTube channel, NetChucArts, for more collecting, art, beer, vinyl, and assorted topic videos. 


Monday, January 7, 2019

It's Been Too Long Since This Arrived From Too Many Verlanders

Aloha, everybody, 

Happy 2019! I've got a few bits of news to drop on you all, and the first order of business is this new YouTube video showing off the holiday cardboard goodies that I received from my long-time trading partner, Dennis, over at Too Many Verlanders. Hope you'll check it out. 

I also hope that you'll continue to check out the content on my NEW YouTube channel - NetChucArts. This ATBATT video is its inaugural upload. 

I created the new channel because I'll be expanding the vaiety and amount of YouTube content I'll be creating in 2019. I'll still be creating Dodgers news and opinion videos, but those will remain on the LA Dodger Report channel. 

I'll be filling NetChucArts, my new YouTube channel, with content about our card collecting hobby, as well as beer reviews, my quest to rebuild my vinyl records collection, and whatever else should strike me as video-worthy. 

In addition, I'll also be showcasing my art work on the new channel. A couple of you know that I'm an artist, so I look forward to you joining me on YouTube as I share my creations. Perhaps we'll shift those shares into the next level as you bring some of my original art into your own homes. 

That's all to come as 2019 unfolds. Please enjoy my first upload and take a few seconds to Like and Subscribe to my new channel.