Friday, February 27, 2009

Two-thirds treasure

At the beginning of this week, I started back at work in the office on University Drive for the first time in twelve years. While sprucing the place back into something that resembles a work environment, I stumbled upon pristine original LPs consisting of Jethro Tull's Aqualung (bleh), The Fugs' Tenderness Junction (okay), and MC5's Kick Out The Jams (awesome!). No one claimed ownership to the albums, so I adopted them. Hooray!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The Firehouse event

With a moment of reprieve, here it be:

It was a blast. Thanks, Ken, for inviting me to take part!

A possible future collaboration with Mark Cook and Terry Horn is something I'm looking forward to, so keeping the fingers crossed that it's a go.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

If you could see

Great underrated band.

"Making Time"

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A complete history of obscurity

Today re-mixing a few tracks from You'll Get Yours, 4 Songs, and Search For Numb to post on The Fellow Americans' MySpace site this week.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Electric gopichand

The hour and a half creation cobbled together last night from things lying around the house, which I christen "Hey This Thing Works, Sort Of, Mark I". Hopefully it survives until next Saturday for the Firehouse show. Maybe a more reliable Mark II version will be in existence by then.

A traditional gopichand.

A PAF copy (with serious microphonic feedback issues) and input jack fitted into a plastic Folger's coffee container.

Bottom of the container showing the input jack and ball end of string.

Tuner set into a PVC cylinder bolted to a pair of 20 gauge galvanized steel straps connected to the coffee container. I sooo need a better camera.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Melvins baseball

A creation my friend, Adrian, and I concocted with a pen and property from the athletics department at Southwest High during P.E. fifteen years ago. Goes together like peanut butter and chocolate.

We were not popular with the girls...

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Alright, you may enter

...just tell Joe Lynn Turner when you pass him by the gates to go away.

Even though Rod Evans took a pretty embarrassing and expensive misstep nearly thirty years ago, nothing can tarnish the solid body of work he help create with the Mark I lineup.

"Shield" (from The Book of Taliesyn, 1968)

"Anthem" (from The Book of Taliesyn, 1968)

"Oh No No No" (though the pic is of the Mark II lineup)

"Chasing Shadows" (from Deep Purple, 1969)

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

¿Por qué?!?

The act which could potentially bar Rod Evans from Deep Purple heaven, and would cost him a shitload of money for this misadventure. Footage of the knock-off Deep Purple from 1980 in Mexico City playing "Smoke On The Water"... quite badly.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Well, foresee this!

Not happy with Punxsutawney Phil's prediction? Then it's time to pull out the light artillery...

How manly.