Man Risks His Life To Save Bike Containing His Brothers’s Ashes

Monson MA  March 20, 2013:  (excerpted from The Republican)    Billy Fountain told the local newspaper there was no way he was letting his brother’s 1992 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy burn up in the fire that broke out near the barn where it was being stored. ”Hell or highwater, I was getting the bike out of there,” Fountain said.

The reason? Encased inside the handlebars of the turquoise and blue bike were cremated remains of his brother, Harold E. Fountain II, who died in an accident on the bike in Orlando Florida in 2004.  Besides his brother’s ashes,  his likeness is painted on the tank and Billy said the bike means everything to him.

“Things like this, it doesn’t matter to me as long as I got a place to sleep,” Fountain said of the fire – and, as long as his brother’s bike was OK. “I had to get that bike,” he said, swiping a tear from his cheek.

 

 

Judas Was a Biker and Gaga is His Bitch

Blend the musical talents of Micheal Jackson, the “bite my ass” attitude of Madonna and the “watch me piss off a bunch of parents” on stage persona of Marilyn Manson and you get Lady Gaga.

Throw in a few bad ass bikers and spend a vulgar amount of money and you have the music video for Judas.

If you can believe her twitter, Gaga says the video cost $10 million dollars and has more cameos than any music video in history.

What the hell?  Pardon our skepticism , but there’s nobody in our industry that commands a huge appearance fee, at least not anymore.   I’m sure she could’ve gotten almost any custom bike builder to show up for free if she asked nicely.

If the figure is true Judas would top Micheal Jackson’s video “Scream”  which cost 7 million, with  $53,000 of that going to breaking guitars.  Maybe Gaga trashed a few hundred motorcycles in the video.  As for the plot, according to MSNBC. Gaga said “I play Mary Magdalene leading them into the town where we meet Jesus and I will leave the rest for you to see. But it’s meant more to celebrate faith than it is to challenge it.”

Gaga tweeted (correction*  it was rumored) that she has 30,000 motorcyclists appearing in the video.  What?  Did she buy them all a new Sportster?  Maybe she’s becoming the Oprah of the music video world. “Ok everyone guess what?  Just for showing up for my video I’m giving you all a new motorcycle!” Lady Gaga the generous.  That’s a LOL moment if there ever was one.  Somehow I doubt she even shared her stash with the great unwashed nation but we weren’t invited so we can’t really say.

The 25-year-old entertainer directed the video with her creative director,Laurieann Gibson and it’s scheduled to debut tonight on E!  at 7pm and 11pm.