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$20 For Guaranteed Disappointment

A couple of days ago I forwarded Grand Master Ratkowski this link to a MetalSucks article in which they talk about Lee McKinney from Born of Osiris selling his Axe FX patch for $20. Jay responded with this post’s title.  I thik it’s great, I hope the kid sells a gajillion of them.  I say […]

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Goodbye Blockbuster

Like most, I didn’t do enough to keep Blockbuster in business.  They didn’t have a bad business model for quite some time, but once Netflix started taking off, things got weird.  They changed their prices, their late fee policy, seemingly everything.  The sections that featured movies not starring Vince Vaughan or Jennifer Anniston shrank rapidly. […]

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Absolute Terror and Time Off

There is only one thing that really scares guitarists1 and that is hand injuries.  I had one yesterday, thankfully it’s nothing but a lot of pain, but holy shit was it scary. The weekend was going great.  Friday was Chinese food and lots of whiskey.  Did lots of work around the house on Saturday and […]

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Tony McKenzie is Your Cool Uncle

You know that uncle you have who was in Suicidal Tendencies for 15 minutes1 but now he has less hair and more glasses, although he still plays out all the time and thoroughly pisses off your aunt with the amount of gear he continues to buy?  I don’t have that uncle either2 but if I […]

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This Car Costs $140,000

This is the Icon Derelict Wagon.  It started life as a 1952 Chrysler Town and Country1 then a DeSoto front clip was grafted on to it, because it looked cooler.  The patina is all original and cleared over2 Underneath the classic shell are a mixture of new parts (like the chassis) old parts and new […]

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Music is Not Science

During the day, I work in advertising/marketing.  It can be a frustrating field, not because of the work, but because of the people in the industry.  Marketing is very much an arena that is not based on science.  Sure we do studies and whatnot, but nothing is scientific fact.  However, there’s a tradition in marketing […]

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Guitar Center Pro Coverage – Being Scammed into a Scam

Dear internets, before you read the first few sentences of this and rush to chew me out1, I’m not looking for empathy.  This is not a “poor me” story, it’s a “WTF is going on here?” story. Not terribly long ago, I found myself at the local Guitar Center.  I disliked Guitar Center before visiting […]

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From Around The Web – 10.28.2013

This week Daft Paragon takes time of from sleeping next to the menthol dispensing humidifier to bring you…DAFT PARAGON’S EIGHTIES METAL PLAYLIST OH YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Context

 The Greatest of All Time Drummers have it rough.  I mean, they are the brunt of every joke.  Their job is basically to get a crazy cardio workout every night 1.  They’re largely unseen by the audience 2 Also, drum machines. I bring this up because guitar players’ number one personality defect3 is A/Bing things and the […]

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Is it Analog?

Analog. This is becoming one of my least favorite words1. You see, folks that have no idea how electronics work use “analog” as a synonym for “good”.  If you don’t brand your gear as analog, you’re obviously peddling a load of crap. Quick.  Name the best delay pedal in production. Strymon Timeline? That’s digital. Name […]