Satan clearly has been working overtime at Gibson. If you need further proof, look at this abomination – The Gibson Firebird X. Patches, third party apps, robo tuners, on-board effects, a fucking battery pack???!!!! What the fuck!!!! What assbag at Gibson greenlighted the development on this piece of shit?!!!!
I mean, it takes nearly [...]
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2 ways to enjoy your Sunday that are more enjoyable than researching detached garage construction.
…I got done with my work here at Black Hole early (I come in on Wednesdays to do my weekend preview for the Free Press) and I still have half a beer so I’m gonna ramble on REM…
First off let me say that, for me, REM really ended when Bill Berry left the [...]
a digital piano recently,
and in fairly short order a MIM Silver Burst Telecaster (here’s a GearPage thread about this guitar that ruminates well on such purchase).
a Squire Bullet that you can fit a shot glass between the neck and the strings.
My preferred computer operating system these days [...]
Let’s get a few things out of the way. First, I am for legalization of drugs: regulate it, tax the shit out of it, and impose stiff penalties for dangerous use. I also have a message for pot heads – think local, buy quality USA grown pot! As for the [...]
Shameless plug – Dry Nod album out now on bandcamp. 10 tracks, stream, download (pay what you want). 15 years in the making. Nice write up by Peter Voskamp (Peglegasus).
I don’t remember where I first saw that video, but it seems like it belongs here. I’d more or less forgotten about it until a couple days ago. And then I saw this at suburban Virginia mall:
Apparently even ridiculous popular fashions spread, even if they are slightly watered down. Anyway, I [...]
Let’s wrap this up shall we? We are at the end of this story, which has taken so long to tell that any hope I had of writing with one voice throughout kind of went out the window.
Also, it’s hard to remember the end part when I was really getting it together, but [...]
As I’m sure we all remember, October was pretty nuts. The anthrax attacks that followed 9/11 claimed their first victim on October 6. The invasion of Afghanistan began the next day. The USA PATRIOT Act was introduced on October 23 and became law just three days later.
This is the backdrop against which Fugazi [...]
My September 11 story is of no particular interest to anybody. September 12, neither.
But then there was September 13.
I was living in Portland, Oregon in 2001, and playing in a band called The Tritium Miracle. One of our first gigs – possibly our very first, even – was scheduled for [...]