I’ve been working mad OT, and this has happened…
I hope to get back to blogging my usual insanity as the need arises or as things calm down!
We have another maze solution! This one is from Jennifer B, she said her son worked through the Peculiarly Perplexing Path in a half hour. I hope the family is able to roll through some more of my mazes, and glad you’re having fun with this one!
From: Jennifer B.
Date: Sat, Mar 3, 2012 at 9:06 PM
Subject: I DID IT! The Peculiarly Perplexing Path – Maze Solution
Hey there,I couldn’t resist sharing your latest maze with my kids. They love a challenge! Here is my 11 year old’s solution.JenniferB
Check it out…
Cool! Jennifer’s kid rocks! Thanks for taking the time to solve it & for taking the time to send it in!
I used smaller paper with this one, so I don’t think it’s as large/complicated as the last few.
If you’ve attempted & completed a solution, send a photo or scan to me at email@example.com, or post a link to it in the comments here.
This isn’t all an all-out super in-depth review, but I wanted to post that I really enjoyed the show the other night at Stage AE with Ascend the Fallen, The Bloody Seamen, Lady Beast, & Dethlehem. All of the bands put forth a great effort, and the (giant) crowd was pleased. I managed to take a ridiculous amount of photos, and some of them even turned out pretty cool.
If you’re on the Facebook and know the bands (or anyone else) in the photos, please tag ’em!
Ascend the Fallen was all over the place… literally. They’re quite the active bunch up on stage. They run n’ jump all over the place & had the crowd all riled up. Those cats can shred. They were a perfect opener for this gig, getting everyone ready for the things to come.
The Bloody Seamen always blow me away. Their showmanship & dedication to character is unmatched. My wife (who’s not a metal fan by any means) saw them for the first time the other night & became an instant fan. Their catchy choruses, funny tales, and ridiculous stage presence will easily shanghai many a fan. Something about everyone yelling during some of the aforementioned catchy choruses & the melodies have a very Dropkick Murphys/Flogging Molly sort of feel. I’m sure the fife, accordions & bagpipes don’t hurt there either. I’m going to have to try to barter with some doubloons to get my hands on some of their bootleg demos or something to hold me off until they have a proper album out for purchase. Also… where else can you see a guitarist snap all of their strings with a machete at the end of their set, a fire-breathing sea-captain, and a bass player with a really creepy dead eye? The highlight the other night was watching “Filthy” Cheswick Springdale decided to throw his guitar on the ground & assault it with his combo amp head while it squealed, only yo expertly cut it off when the song ended by unplugging the feedbacking beast.
Lady Beast rocked hard. One dude on guitar had a Ravelle and made me extremely jealous. Their singer is one hell of a positive role model for women into metal. There were more ladies packed in front of the stage for their set than I have ever seen at a predominantly metal show in all my years of going to & playing shows combined. It doesn’t hurt that she’s got great pipes and the band has a really heavy attack without sacrificing groove or melody. These cats can play hard. I’ll be anxiously awaiting their album, and I plan to check out more of their gigs!
Of course, I may have biased opinions on Dethlehem. They are absolutely ridiculous, and no one deserved headline an all-local-acts show at Stage AE more than them. These guys put a crazy amount of effort into not only the performance… but the song-writing, the shredding, the drumming, the singing, the over-all story arc, the costumes, and the entire production. Someone needs to interview them & ask about the stuff they do to constantly take their playing & song-writing to the next level. Trust me, it’s intense. Sometimes people might look over that due to the theatrics.
It was great to be there for the first full show of the new Brutalitus the Bloodbeard, and it was very cool that Professor Dick Smallchange helped narrate and channeled Lord Bonecrush, joining the apparently chronic self-pleasuring barbarian-turned-blacksmith Sean “Hairy” Valentine for an encore. The troll/ogre being made a eunuch, the birthing & bloody decapitation of said newborn, …both fantastic moments of on-stage debauchery. The music itself was spectacular… with fretboard acrobatics by Bovice and Hildor, a helmeted Brom for nearly the entire show, Davidicus is truly a wizard of the low-end and keeping things going between songs with the interludes. Bloodbeard proves himself to be a mighty vocalist, looking forward to his development with the band.
I found a bunch of cool videos of that night online, enjoy!
If you have any links to more photos and/or video, please share!
So, all of these guitar-related search terms led people to my blog in the last 30 days…
Search Terms for 30 days ending 2012-01-20 (Just the guitar ones)
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You people need to leave comments. Looking for the Dewey Decibel FlipOut, Galveston B.B. Stone, or Six Flags Batman guitar? Have one yourself? I’d love it if you actually left a message, or shared a photo of your axe!
I can’t wait to make stuffing again. It’s ridiculously tasty. I love the carb overload. Maybe I will get those goggles, and I need to pick up some Yuengling. A week from tonight, I should be in the process of creating this awesomeness.
I’ll show you my stuffing recipe if you show me yours.
How do you do it?
So, recently I stumbled up on a site called Ax Vault, where you can catalog your guitar collection. I took some updated photos of all of my guitars for use there, and thought I’d share them here.
I’m always wanting more, always thinking of ways to modify these & clean them up. When I see new ones, I want them. Especially if they’re odd. It’s a sickness.
There are more photos if each if you’re interested in a gallery at Photobucket:
You can check out the specs (as far as I know them) on the guitars on my collection page here:
I’ll be a while until I correctly catalog all the relevant information. I must admit that I cannot identify tone woods or fretboard woods simply by looking at them, and I’m not quite sure how to identify some of the pickups. There’s also a current glitch in adding photos… as in I can’t add any more or edit the ones there. I like the idea of the site though. It’s a great way to keep track of my guitars, serial numbers for the ones that have ’em, and to spark conversation between guitarists.
This is awesome…
I have a problem with weird guitars. I’m drawn to them. I love the classic Les Paul shape and sound, but something about goofy-looking guitars really speaks to me. I’ve blogged before about my Galveston B.B. Stone, and drooled over the fanboy/kitsch factor of the Millennium Falcon guitar. Now, I’d like to blog about my most recent 6-string purchase… the Dewey Decibel FlipOut Guitar.
I was drawn to the goofiness when I saw it somewhere online. I even saw it hanging in Pittsburgh Guitars once, but I had no play money at the time, and couldn’t justify getting the thing.
I bought it through ebay a while ago, as my last band (Gasoline Dion) was kind of petering itself out of existence. I hadn’t really gotten the chance to use it on stage until recently. It always draws out a question or admiration. I don’t think I’ve drawn ire from anyone yet… except the expressed-yet-repressed hatred that my friend and guitar-guru Dave has toward just the general idea of the thing.
Yet despite his disdain for the abomination of an axe, Dave did help me install some GFS pickups to replace the stock ones… since I do like that beefier fat-Strat sound. They’re some great pickups for the price. Ernie and the Berts recently recorded a demo, and I’m quite happy with the tone coming from the guitar. I also like the feel of the frets. This has become my “it” guitar of the moment.
The weird thing about these guitars other than the backwards body is the color schemes and names. I oddly enough chose the “Lit Cigarette” color scheme. I wouldn’t mind a black pick-guard, but I don’t think you can walk into any guitar shop and just pick one up.
Obviously, I like the whimsical/goofy factor with this thing, and my “stage name” being ERiC AiXeLsyD, I felt that that backwards guitar should certainly fit that quite well.
I’m glad that Dewey Decibel makes this guitar, and I’m glad that I found one… or it found me. I’d love to see photos of other FlipOuts in action. I know they even have basses if you want some backwards bottom-end. They may just be prototypes, their web page hasn’t changed for quite some time… and as it last stands they’re available for pre-order, “to be filled in 2005.”
If you have one of these guitars, or know someone who does… post photos!
Heard about this on the radio, saw the link to this article on Yahoo! this morning. Creepy:
Not that this is really all that surprising or life-changing… just makes you pause to think about the absurdity of it all.
From an art perspective, this is very fun & funny. From an experimental perspective, this needs a little more control. I’d like to see the meal left to sit still in between photographs, and perhaps even from a camera that sits on a tripod in the same spot every time.
I’d also like to see meals from other chains like Burger King, Wendy’s, Steak N’ Shake, as well as a home-made patty cooked from fresh ground beef… and even a store-bought pre-made hamburger patty. Hell, why not even throw a Morning Star Farms or Boca veggie patty in there too?
You can follow the project directly on Flickr here: Davies McDonalds Happy Meal Project
I find the comments from Theresa Riley at McDonald’s to be the most absurd part. “Completely unsubstantiated?” Have you seen the photos?
Also, Dr. Michael Doyle going on record saying “no hamburger would look like this after one year unless it was tampered with or held frozen” is kind of goofy. Has he done this experiment? Does he know for sure?
I do have to say that environment has a lot to do with it. The fate of the burger & fries may be markedly different in an apartment in Florida vs. one in Alaska or Arizona… and then is there heat, A/C, or other environmental control going on in that apartment?
I’d love to see this as a Mythbusters episode.