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Posted on September 26, 2011 by SCANComments are off
Posted on September 6, 2011 by SCANComments are off
Few cool snaps I got of the break-dancers that busk on the trains day after day in NYC. They will get on at the start of the lines in the outer borough’s and then do car by car, stop after stop – the whole into the heart of Manhattan. One of the many solicitors on the underground in NY, from homeless poets and musicians, war veteran’s, immigrant buskers and crazies, trendies and wallies.
Posted on September 1, 2011 by SCANComments are off
Here is bunch of cool pieces I found along the famous Music Row in midtown Manhattan.
These aren’t really guitar stores anymore. They are more like museums, whose customers must be the rich and famous but whose history is undeniable. Below are a few bits that caught my eye.
A 75 thousand dollar Strat (which is just laughable). Hendrix’s invoice for a Harmony, an Epiphone and a Les Paul, the classic sixties tape delay – The EchoPlex (also pictured from another store), and a couple of packs of strings as far as I can read.
I also snapped a quick shot of Dave Glimour’s famous Blacktop Strat.
The most interesting thing on Music Row though was the great “Old Yellow” – the guitar used to demo amps and effects in-store for the famous and the common alike – the coolest looking coke bottle double cutaway Danny I have ever seen – probably the coolest guitar I have ever seen. I mean what a history that thing has. Played by so many of the greats. “Old Yellow” is a legend in its own right now.
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I love the tagged, bombed and sticker strewn doors of New York city. It became a bit of a project to photograph the coolest doors I could find in Brooklyn, Manhattan and outer Boroughs, as I wandered around through the city night and day, day after day.
Here are a some of my favorites to get things going.
Going to be a regular update on the site, so call back, and check out the new doors and loads of other nice NY graffiti from time to time.
We are also running high-quality prints (to order) of “New York Doors” or any other images on the site – that take your fancy.
New York Doors – Unframed
A4 – €15 / A3 – €25 / A2 – €50 /// Larger – €CALL
Posted on June 2, 2011 by SCANComments are off
The guitars of the 50′s, 60′s and 70′s, their designs, innovation and features are a cut above the rest. It was the Guitar’s heyday and a highpoint in guitar manufacturing. The time and the music created a huge market where a lot of large small and tiny music manufacturers could survive for a short period of time.
There was a lot of cool guitars and yeah there were lots of nice Fenders, Gretsches and Gibsons and they are the guitars that everyone remembers but the “Coolest” guitars, the most innovative guitars, the guitars that pushed design and feature boundries – well they were the Silvertones, the Danelectros, the Kays and Harmonys, the Hofners and all the other weird and wonderful small Japanese, American and European guitars.
They might have borrowed a few ideas from the big boys of guitar design and building but they in turn had their ideas adopted by the bigger companies when their ideas or designs were ahead of the game. Their affordable price enabled a generation to create a golden era of music, like cheap synths and drum machines enabled andother golden era of innovation and like the computers and software of today are doing as we speak.
These guitars are now collectable in their own right, especially as all the Fender and Gibson prices rise and rise these guitars are still relatively cheap in the collector’s guitar market for what they deliver. It’s the sound of the instruments, the pickups and the amps. It’s also the sound of the records we love and its the sound of the records, the kit and the instruments – it’s what we will always remember and connect with. The first time u play a guitar like this or any decent vintage kit – you will get it – you will make the connection. You will always remember the sound of it cause its what you have always been listening to and trying to emulate.
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We Are You…
We are passionate about writing playing and recording great music. We love the processes and tools used in the past and the present to produce great music. We feel that all music is recapitulation and a reinterpretation of what has gone before, that the only thing that changes is the perspective of the creators and the knowledge that a good tool will always hold its value and can enable someone to paint a picture relative and fresh in its time .
We Want To…
Offer budding or experienced musicians and producers killer vintage guitars and basses to start with and in the mean time great we will be hunting down and finding vintage amps, synths, effects and recording gear. We want to import quality kit mainly from the US and Europe for re-sale in Ireland, the UK and Mainland Europe.
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Please feel free to give me a shout for any information or "in-the-hand" description of any of the items.