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Former guitarist for Grey Sky Morning. Plain ordinary Asian guy & low profile featuring unknown, rocks, rats and rapture.

Location: 42000-Malaysia
Email: eezwanlee@me.com / khairoleezwanlee@gmail.com


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grungebook:

Watch the official video for Foo Fighters’ “Something From Nothing.”

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instagram:

Inside the Woodworker’s Workshop with @mokkouyamagen

For more photos and videos from Genki’s workshop, follow @mokkouyamagen on Instagram.

“The beautiful texture and grain of wood cannot be made by human hands,” says woodworker Genki Nishiyama (@mokkouyamagen) of Yokohama, Japan. Genki, who worked at a furniture factory for nearly 10 years, turned a worn-down warehouse into his own workshop to become an independent furniture maker and delve deeper into the craft.

“Solid wood continues to expand and contract with humidity, even after they are made into furniture,” Genki explains of the challenges he faces. “In a country like Japan where the four seasons bring rapid changes in the atmosphere, you really have to anticipate the arching movements of the wood in order to prevent the furniture from breaking.”

On Instagram, Genki likes to document not only the end products but also the tools and environment inside the workshop. “The heart and artistry of many people go into a product when it’s being made, and I think people will enjoy exploring that creation process.”

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grungebook:

subpop:

She was wrong, Steve. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Mudhoney’s Mark Arm & Steve Turner

grungebook:

subpop:

She was wrong, Steve. Not that that’s a bad thing.

Mudhoney’s Mark Arm & Steve Turner

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What the Garbageman Knows

newyorker:

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In Cairo, waste collectors, known as zabaleen, work in an informal economy, but they provide a remarkably efficient recycling service and become experts on their neighborhoods. In this week’s issue, Sayyid Ahmed reveals the contradictions of life in modern Egypt to Peter Hessler

Above: Sayyid Ahmed, Cairo. Photograph by Rena Effendi / Institute.

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hotdogsandwiches:

Fender MG69-BECK. I love, love, love this guitar to pieces. I posted a couple other Japanese offsets recently (a Jaguar and a Pawn Shop Special Mustang) and mentioned about both that I didn’t feel like taking on a new project. Well, when I bought this guitar, I did.

It’s based on a ‘69 Mustang used in a manga/anime called Beck, which I admit I’ve never read or seen - I’m not an anime fan, honestly. I purchased it because it’s by far the most accurate replica of a proper ‘69 competition Mustang that Fender offers. It’s only sold in Japan, however, so I had to import one.

It has the correct neck profile, 7.25” fretboard radius, and low frets of a 1969 model. It also has the correct poplar body (Fender favors basswood on most reissues), and the body is actually the correct thickness AND has the correct edge bevel radius, which is pretty remarkable - most Fender repros have thicker bodies and more tightly radiused edges. It also has an orange painted headstock with the white Fender decal, and is in fact the only Fender repro I know of that uses this white decal. The orange headstock paint is slightly wrong, though: it covers the sloped end of the rosewood fretboard. It’s an odd mistake to make, since other Japanese Fenders with painted headstocks have done it correctly.

So the main issue here was the guts. It has the typical CIJ mini pots and bad switches and whatever. I decided to rewire it with CTS pots, Switchcraft switches and jack, a vintage surplus cap, and cloth shielded wire. Unfortunately, I only had solid core wire - braided core would have been more ideal as long lengths of solid core can break. I had to drill out the control plate with a drill press to make this all fit, which was fun. Eventually, I replaced its pickups with the ‘66 single coils from the Duo-Sonic II in the last photo.

The wiring is nonstandard, by the way. Normal Mustangs have two 3-way switches that control pickups as follows: On/Off/On, Reverse Phase. The thing is there’s no point in a two-pickup guitar having two phase switches, since the pickups are either in phase with one another or they’re not, meaning having both switches in position 1 is the same as having both in position 3, and so on. Mine is wired so that the neck position switch is standard (on/off/phase) and the bridge position is (on/off/series-parallel). This way, I still get all the normal control options of a Mustang but also the pickups-in-series tonal options of an original Duo-Sonic. It kind of owns: this guitar sounds mean as hell with its pickups in series.

Finally, I swapped the bridge for a Mastery - a very expensive part, but any Fender offset owner who’s used one can tell you why it’s such a great piece. It offers massive stability benefits, eliminates string jumping, and is just a fantastically designed and built part. I also replaced with set screw that tensions the trem arm with a thumbscrew so you can actually adjust it on the fly without tools.

And yes, I have a spare Mastery bridge kicking around. I’m kind of a nut about offset Fenders and I like to keep one handy in case I get another.

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rollingstone:

David Gilmour on Pink Floyd: “It’s a shame, but this is the end”
Watch the full interview.

rollingstone:

David Gilmour on Pink Floyd: “It’s a shame, but this is the end”

Watch the full interview.

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isolatedtracks:

John Lennon’s isolated Bass VI track from The Beatles Helter Skelter.

Whole song here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ueBUFUWSXHs

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