Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Help Free Moscow Girl Band "Pussy Riot"

Moscow based girl band "Pussy Riot" are now in jail facing up to 7 years criminal punishment for publicly demonstrating for human rights and against the current oppressive regime under Putin.

Japanese Chin Ring

He was just 25 cents from a machine.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Yep, I watched Mad Men premiere last night too...

Just in case you were wondering which Ye-Ye song that was sung by Mrs. Draper, here it is, from 1962. And "Zou bisou, bisou" means "Oh kiss, kiss."

Cute/smart/simple genius - why didn't I think of that - Drumset

Source: Absurd Photos

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Daily Inspiration

John McGeoch - favorite guitarist series

John McGeoch (1955-2004) was the post-punk Scottish guitarist who played with Siouxsie and the Banshees, Magazine, Visage, The Armory Show, and Public Image Ltd. I'm inspired by his abstract guitar style, picking, and flare harmonies.

This comment by Siouxie about John McGeoch has forever changed the way I play guitar:

"John McGeoch was my favourite guitarist of all time. He was into sound in an almost abstract way. I loved the fact that I could say, "I want this to sound like a horse falling off a cliff", and he would know exactly what I meant. He was easily, without a shadow of a doubt, the most creative guitarist the Banshees ever had."

This 6-part series is really more like a radio show. This is the first part.

With Siouxie. He played guitar on the Banshees albums "Kaleidoscope (1980), "Juju" (1981), and "A Kiss in the Dreamhouse" (1982)