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Love is a Battlefield: Pat Benatar Still Rocking It!

Here’s one for the Gen-X crowd…  I dug (and I dig) Pat Benatar.  This is a great little NPR acoustic concert with her long-time husband and guitarist Neil Giraldo.  Both of them still have “it.”  Wonderful.

 

Tone of the Gods

Oh yeah … at least 11.

The Gangs all Here (Fender, Vox, Mesa/Boogie, Marshall)

The Gangs all Here (Fender, Vox, Mesa/Boogie, Marshall)

 

That guitar needed six months of therapy …

A for enthusiasm? O for OMG?

Wonderful Tone Fiend

I aspire to be like this great guy (tonefiend.com) when I retire … by then I’ll have more than 20 years of guitar under my belt: I’m a bit of a late bloomer but making progress and having a blast.

 

How to be a Jerk [Guitar Player]

Generally applicable:  substitute anything for “Guitar Player.”

 

Goose Pimples of the Physical

I’m a software guy.  That’s how I bring home the bacon.  I secretly love hardware; it’s so pleasingly tangible.  I don’t get to see much of it in my business anymore: everything is a cloud now.  This short and crystal clear nostalgia walk through telephone and telegraph central station buildings in NYC — continuously updated from the 1930s to today — is exquisite:

Peter Sellers (other than Pink)

I closely associate Peter Sellers with his role as Inspector Clouseau and also Chance the TV-loving president in Being There.  I think this radio/album piece showing his deep mimicry and language skills is terrific:

Silly Asses!

A one-page Asimov gem from the 1950s:

Here is an article with links to other similar “pulp fiction” essays from science fiction writers that are now in the public domain.

Europe in 8-bits

For the nostalgic geeks out there … also capturing a bit of the builder spirit of today.

A Grunch of First-Class Talent Practicing for Their 1992 Gig

Here’s a terrific behind-the-scenes video of George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Eric Clapton, Tom Petty, and (perhaps lesser known) friends practicing together for a 1992 30th-anniversary tribute concert for Bob Dylan: