Monday, August 20, 2007

DAN DAN DAN!

So, anybody want to see the Pulp Hope sticker, now in pride of place among the select gallery on the back of my Danelectro? Okay then. It's joined by the work of Jack Kirby; the best damned bluegrass act I've ever seen; and an eternal symbol of my Ulster-Scots heritage.

Nice arse, love. Now what's that I hear? Yes, it is a lovely guitar. Oh, you want to see it's front as well? I'm sure that can be arranged.


Mmm, lipstick pick-ups. One of the great things about this guitar is that you can select all three to be on at the same time, creating what I call "the humbucker from Hell". What was that? Now you'd like to hear a sample of what this lovely glittery guitar sounds like, preferably when played by a very drunken man through a Mesa Boogie V-Twin? Well, okay then.

9 comments:

geoff said...

i didn't have the appropriate codec to play it, but thought you'd love to see a big un' ( http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=8749928 ). v that is.

Mark said...

Yer not missing much (note to technophobic musicians - you'll never figure out how to use that sequencer while hammered).

I tried that link, but there was a load of vids on it. Which one was I supposed to watch (I ended up watching an out-take from KNOCKED UP, which looks great)?

RAB said...

Tried several times, can't download the file...

Mark said...

*Sigh* This is not my week.
I'll try and get somewhere that works to host it.

Mark said...

Try it now, I moved it to a more hardcore sounding outfit altogether.

geoff said...

doesn't sound too bad. is that a dropped-d pedal drone with the descended section? it might have sounded well with the other section too.

i recorded some scraps earlier in the year. i just used that auto-chord thing on the keyboard to get them down quick, so the timing is probably not 100%. maybe i'll do up a decent backing in midi later and re-do them.

one of them is "driven to drink". it sounds so much better in theory than to actually hear it!

Mark said...

Tune is all in double dropped D. Improvised on the fly while Ali J tried to teach me how to use a sequencer while both of us were shit-faced.

RAB said...

See, now THAT'S what I'm talking about. Just the sort of thing I want to hear to start off my day! It put a smile on my face, no kidding.

Mark said...

Cheers!