Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Weird-Ohs Tribute Cigar Box Guitar: "Daddy"

Have you ever played a cigar box guitar?  I mean a REAL rail-ridin' cigar box guitar, not a SEARS cigar box guitar.  Hmmm.  No fooling.
Well the real charm of a cigar box guitar does not always lie in how precisely it is made.  That's not to say MANGMADE guitars aren't well made.  They simply don't aspire to meet fine luthier specifications.  They stay reasonably in tune playing up the neck.  The strings are a little harder to hold down, maybe.  But there's only four of 'em and high action makes a bottleneck blaze like gasoline.  They can get you closer to the fire barrel on cold nights, whether through a lady's heart or upside a man's head.  Fair enough deal for a tramp.  You see... we make them to LOOK, SOUND & BE WICKED, not SLICK or CIVILIZED!

When you couple organic tone
with great looks, it's a "Yessir, Mr. Tramp, sir" deal.  Pasted over with BILL CAMPBELL's outstanding 1960s comic artwork, this cigar box guitar pays tribute to the HAWK MODEL COMPANY's Weird-Ohs hot rod models.  Pictured on the body is a fella named "Daddy" while other crazy characters from the series mark fret positions on the neck.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Universal Video: Simon (1980)

For those who are not afraid to say they are a toaster...
For those who have spoken with Euripides
For those who do not know what they do not know...

Click the image and find:


(1980) 97 minutes
Alan Arkin, Fred Gwynne and Madeline Kahn

A group of scientist take Simon, a psychology professor, as a test person for an unusual experiment.
swei mongoloam...

via Cultra Rare Videos: Forgotten Flix! S TITLES