Sunday, June 23, 2019

Millions of Dollars For This?




David Gilmour’s heavily customized “black Strat” guitar recently sold at auction for $3.9 million dollars. I guess it is no different than any other valuable piece of history, but, really, we’re talking about a musical instrument.

This particular guitar spent some time on display in the 1990s at the Hard Rock Cafe in Dallas, Texas. While it was there, various patrons stole pieces from it whenever possible because it wasn’t kept in a glass case. So, virtually all of the components have been swapped out—the fingerboards, the electronics, everything. Nothing on it is original anymore.

Here’s what a 1969 Fender Stratocaster would have cost you back in the day:






It’s pretty amazing to me that something anyone could have bought for a few hundred dollars would end up being worth so much, especially after being turned into Frankenstein’s monster, but oh well.

The scam that surrounds vintage guitars is alive an well.

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

This is Why I'm Not Seeing Noel Gallagher This Summer




Disappointing, of course.



[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="535.0"] “It is with great sadness that NGHFB has to announce that Charlotte Marionneau will be leaving its 2019 world tour for personal reasons. We look forward to welcoming her back as soon as possible... ticket refunds will be available from the point of purchase” NG “It is with great sadness that NGHFB has to announce that Charlotte Marionneau will be leaving its 2019 world tour for personal reasons. We look forward to welcoming her back as soon as possible... ticket refunds will be available from the point of purchase” NG [/caption]


You’re fucking right I’m expecting people to demand refunds.