Another tidbit from MPomy: a Santa Cruz Tony Rice Model D for sale at Mandolin Brothers.
Tony’s legendary 1930s D-28, previously owned by Clarence White, served as the model for an instrument design that combines the bass presence of the old D-28 with more substantial midrange and treble response, which is necessary for Tony’s modern lead work.
Writeup adds that the instrument, and “world class performance domination,” can be had for as low as $4,720.
Back in college, we all trekked to Mandolin Brothers, where they used to let you play everything, even the $30,000 Strats or whatever.
Posted by Gillies on December 29, 2009
A bevy of bits and pieces this evening.
MARIN COUNTY — Metallica rock band leader James Hetfield has donated to Marin County a 330-acre agricultural conservation easement near his home on land overlooking Lucas Valley.
…The donation is adjacent to another 438.5 acres that Hetfield donated previously as an open space easement. Both donations essentially vacate development rights on the land, preserving it for open space and agriculture, while also providing a massive ring of open space around Hetfield’s home and property.
Rick Saltus of the U.S. Geological Survey explained that because geologists often don’t have enough data to say definitively what went on millions of years ago, creativity is needed to fill in the gaps.
“You have to think outside the box, you’ve got to release your inhibitions, and beer is one way to do that,” Saltus said.
Right the fuck on.
- More booze. The WSJ on the chemistry of carbonation in sparkling wine. There are apparently 20 million bubbles in a bottle of champagne. 20 million!
Posted by Gillies on December 18, 2009
I checked out MPomy’s 43-minute mix yesterday. One of the tracks on there was “On and On,” by Gungfly (also known as Beardfish’s Rikard Sjöblom). After hearing the tune, I looked up the record on iTunes and downloaded. Home run. As MPomy put it, “That guy’s in anutha zone!”
Here’s “She is Gone Again,” a video featured on the Gungfly MySpace page.
Posted by Gillies on September 29, 2009
I’ve got two photographs to share today.
First, MPomy, right here in Washington and taking the Starcaster out for a spin. For the record, we also had a quick piano-guitar jam and a serious hang with el Sturj and wife.
Second, a pug named Daisy who is staying at FBdN central tonight. I swear this photograph was not staged. The dog climbed into the baby chair on her own volition.
Posted by Gillies on August 1, 2009
Posted by mpomy on June 23, 2009