Friday, May 25, 2012

Spin's updated 100 Best Guitarists List

Click HERE to see Spin Magazine's 100 Best Guitarist List. Yes, its a list made by a few guys in an office, and man, the comments on their site in reaction are brutal! Apparently a very sensitive, important subject  - always relative to the listener's past and tastes, and always up for debate. BUT I think this is a good list, updated finally to whats popular in this futuristic year of 2012, and all of the guitarists/bands on the list deserve a listen-to. And I'm BEYOND THRILLED to see that they've avoided the usual Jimmy Hendrix, Randy Rhoades, fricken Bucket-head....etc

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Some more

In case you forgot, one of the best bands ever.

Tricot from Kyoto

10 Female Producers

At Last! Tremolo vs Vibrato

Was flipping through the Deli Magazine today and in the "Production Corner" section was a little article about this. I traced it back to the Fender website. The answer to the controversial and annoying question all us guitarists have: what is the difference between TREMOLO and VIBRATO and why are the terms constantly flipped around????

Monday, May 14, 2012

Island inspiration

Some people seemed happy and others looked like they felt sorry for me when I told them I took in all the coins saved from the past year and bought 2 tickets to San Juan with 3 nights in a rainforest hotel. I saw this little friend above on the hotel grounds, the side that faces the ocean. (!!)

 Blue cobblestone streets with rainforest moss.

 Spanish architecture in seafoam blue and other bright colors.

 Reading a book from one of my role models about his role models on the airplane.

Airplane screen on the seat in front of us while going over the Atlantic. Notice Motley Crue came up  on Sirius Jetblue radio.

 17th Century graveyard by the sea. Could it get any more religious?

 15th-17th century ocean wall fortresses.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Sad, sad news today...

Because of the passing of Adam Yauch today, May 4th. My heart goes out to his friends and family. Still shocked by this news....

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Art History Symposium at the Coney Island Museum

A few photos from an art related panel discussion I attended at the Coney Island Museum last weekend.  The subjects ranged from pre-cinematic immersive amusements, such as the historical shows and games at Coney Island many years back, to using religion as spectacle and as art.

 View from the 2nd floor museum's window.

I couldn't stop staring at the Wooly Mammoth drawing in pencil framed on the wall behind the speakers. Nice.

Afterwards, we headed to the Natural History Museum, hoping to see the Bioluminescent FISH Show, but we were too late (they were closing in an hour). And *25$ to see the show....maybe not running back for it... So instead we walked through the different worlds set up for us to view through glass. This little guy was posing next to some deer.