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  1. He was on a mission of self-harm fuelled by decades of substance abuse and self-lothing. He was drunkenly trying to destroy everything that defined him... everything he identified with. And the thing that was most dear to him was inherently racialised... black American music and the people who invented it. I dunno... 44 years of contrition... is that enough?
  2. Awesomely daft... I need to hear it with a flanger.
  3. Fab band too... James Gadson on drums... there is no cooler than that.
  4. Yes... basically (ignoring the quantum mechanics) glow in the dark materials absorb photons and re-emit them slowly in a very narrow bandwith. Strontium aluminate emits at 520 nm, which is green. White light is a mixture of light at all different wavelengths of the visible spectrum. You just don't get materials that will do that. It might be possible to produce a material that holds red, blue and green phosphorescent materials in such a way that the emitted light appears white, but it probably wouldn't be anywhere near as strong as the plain green variety.
  5. The whole thing is embarrassing and idiotic. I never miss it. Special mention for Australia... hitting every note (and smiling) while being swung around insanely on a 20 foot pole?
  6. Zooming in on the headstock, the patent numbers are visible: 2960900: Filed in 1958, that's for the body contours 2972923: That's for the tremolo system you find on offset Fender guitars... on a P bass????????????? LOLOLOLOL!!! 3143028: Is for the adjustable bolt on neck I reckon the decals have been pieced together from a replacement Jazzmaster decal (minus 2573254) or from a generalised decal set that were never meant to fool an expert.
  7. Haysi Fantayzee, John Wayne is Big Leggy... didn't know it was about *that* at the school disco... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wayne_Is_Big_Leggy
  8. I've watched the first half. I don't think for one minute that the allegations are made up. It was harrowing.
  9. I was about to post this as being utterly amazing... but see it's already been dissed!
  10. He has nice technique. Using rest strokes and a floating anchor. I'd also say he is using quite a light touch and letting his amp do the work. As to "sustainable"... absolutely, as long as you've built the calluses up. If, like me, you're lazy when it comes to practicing when you don't have a gig, you need to build back up to being able to play fingerstyle for any length of time.
  11. I would say "allegedly" in the same way that Jimmy Savile was allegedly a bit dodgy.
  12. Have you watched the documentary? The guy was a monster.
  13. There are a lot of uncomfortable examples of musicians behaving in ways that are deplorable. One of the stranger ones that I have trouble getting to grips with is Eric Clapton's drunken, racist rant at a gig in Birmingham in 1976. He's talked about it many times since and while he seemed to be trying to explain it away in interviews at the time, he has since said that he is disgusted by his behaviour, that it didn't make sense and has apologised. He was, by all accounts, on a spiral of self-hatred and self-destruction that most people don't survive. Should he be forgiven for it? Note: there are articles out there that purport to have transcripts of the outburst... they don't really tally with reports of the show where he was supposed to be mostly incoherent and slurring. I have looked for bootlegs of the show but none appear to exist.
  14. Kingston town by UB40... I prefer the original by Lord Creator, but it was relatively unknown... There's a heart-warming story about the effect that UB40 had on him... "In 1989, the British group UB40 recorded Kingston Town. There is a story that after this, Eccles saw Creator, who had become homeless and destitute, on a Kingston street. When Eccles called out to him, Creator fled thinking Eccles had come to collect $30 he owed him. Eccles chased him down and told him UB40 had recorded Kingston Town and that Creator had earned substantial royalties. With the money he earned in royalties, Creator revitalized his life and career. He appeared in oldies shows in Jamaica, and even toured Japan." https://www.westburymusic.net/ArtistDetails?Aid=WBM_AR_274
  15. Quite. I won't listen to Lost Prophets, Gary Glitter or Michael Jackson. I won't listen to Wagner, Skrewdriver or English Rose. There are grey areas when you get into historical figures. Wagner was overtly antisemitic and wrote a rather nasty article on the subject which, while antisemitism was not unusual in Germany at the time, does show he had a special interest in it... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Das_Judenthum_in_der_Musik Others who are associated with nazism like Carl Orff (Carmina Burana), are less cut and dried... he had friends/associates in the White Rose resistance against the third reich and may have been a member. I'm not sure I can fault him for keeping his head down when his friends were being executed and it's clear that the general population were not aware of the extent of the horrors being perpetrated by their government.
  16. Rolling Stones? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/music/rolling-stones/9962776/Ex-Rolling-Stone-Bill-Wyman-reveals-he-approached-police-regarding-sex-claims.html
  17. How about musicians named in this article... https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/mar/15/i-wouldnt-want-this-for-anybodys-daughter-will-metoo-kill-off-the-rocknroll-groupie
  18. I know nothing about this guy, but I love his playing and tone...
  19. This is fun... (note... bass kicks in at around 35 seconds...) No idea who the bass player is... could be Jamerson or Babbitt...
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