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PG’s Rebecca Dirks is On Location at Tinley Park, IL, where she goes onstage and checks out John Mayer’s current live setup with the help of legendary guitar tech Rene Martinez (Stevie Ray Vaughan, Prince, Mick Jones).
PG‘s Jason Shadrick is on location in Chicago, Illinois, at the Chicago Theater where he catches up with Devo’s Bob Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale (Bob 1 and Bob 2). In this segment, both Bob’s touring gear including their Ibanez guitars, Bob 1’s custom potato guitar the ‘Spudcaster,’ their Fractal Audio Axe FXes, and the only the pedal in either rig — the Ibanez Tube Screamer.
PG’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Allison Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear demos of Allison Guitars’ LJ Acoustic and EG Solidbody models.
PG’s Rebecca Dirks is on location in Nashville, TN, for the 2012 Summer NAMM Show where she visits the Apache Guitars booth. In this segment, we get to see and hear a demo of their newest guitar — the Phantom.
John Lennon and Paul McCartney’s Liverpool homes have been give special “listed” status by the British government.
The Liverpool Echo reports that Heritage and Tourism Minister John Penrose made the announcement about giving a the Grade II listing honor to 20 Forthlin Road (Macca’s home) and 251 Menlove Avenue (Lennon’s house) while visiting the home Lennon shared with his Aunt Mimi.
John Penrose said: “It’s almost impossible to overestimate the significance the Beatles had – and continue to have – on western life and culture since they first came together in the early 1960s.
“These houses, unremarkable from the outside, have been painstakingly preserved and restored so visitors today can get a real sense of how life must have been for the group as they were starting up.
“They certainly merit the extra protection from demolition and development that listing provides and will I hope continue to be places of pilgrimage for Beatles fans, young and old, for many years to come.”
Usually when we see an instrument, it has an “ordinary” look to it. When everyone sees a guitar, for example, they know it’s a guitar they are looking at. Some of the more common instruments are more recognizable than others. A lot of people wouldn’t know what a Jembe or a Sitar looks like. It is when you start incorporating instruments into regular every day items like a phone or a t-shirt that make it hard to know exactly what we’re dealing with. The trend of course has been to mash instruments together with the iPhone or any other smartphone out there.
However, we have seen an increase in instruments being incorporated into clothes as well. ThinkGeek is a great example of a company that provides us with these kinds of shirts. The latest in a row of awesome t-shirts is the Drum Machine T-Shirt. When connected to a little portable speaker, this shirt will give you a kickass soundtrack to your life. I think we all need a soundtrack to our lives, it would help the inspiration every now and then.
Check this awesome t-shirt out and let it become a part of you. It doesn’t really matter if you listen to rock, pop or hip hop, you can create whatever beat you want with it, record it and then listen to it. I It’s available for $29.99 over at ThinkGeek.
Via: Bit Rebels
The life of Michael Jackson can truly be admired when one takes note, that after the star death in 2009, he has managed to sell more albums and memorabilia than ever before. All across the world, the demand for his records and collectibles touched epic proportions, and those lucky owners who managed to get any piece of memorabilia related to the star, wear it as a badge of pride. Catering to this category of Jackson’s fans, Bungalow Publishing have created a limited edition monumental book called ‘Dear Michael’, that shall put on display some of the rarest aspects of ‘King of Pop’s life.
The high-end audio devices seem to have taken a serious stand towards the designing of speakers with a horn designing, and a good measure at that. We saw examples like the Musique concrete Grande, Oma mini-horn, and the Aeries Cerat Contendo, and joining that elite design league, is Nida Audio MK1 loudspeaker with special bi-amplified configuration for ultra-premium audio experience. Aesthetically pleasing and technologically advanced, this speaker set might not be able to figure on your shopping list for the current year end, but could definitely be a part of next year festivities, after it gets out in the market by then.
Obsession with celebrity memorabilia can indeed go to unprecedented heights, especially if it’s for stars that have had an iconic past, and continue to enjoy much of their fanfare in current time. Without a shred of doubt, it would include, Lady Gaga who had some previous auctions related to her including the Steinway Piano Sale, and the autographed Urinal sale for $460,000. Now the latest product related to the flamboyant star, is the nude portrait of her made by Jazz musician, Tony Bennett, which will go under the hammer at eBay. The bidding process is already underway.