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Saturday, November 01, 2008

THE DRIVE TO ANNETTE PEACOCK: DIVERSION #3: THE GIBSON ROBOT

I was reading about this in the paper a few days ago: The Gibson Robot...apparently, a self-tuning guitar. Sounds like the tech has finally caught up with Godley & Creme's Gizmo - a topic that we were luxuriating in a few weeks back - to create a gtr with tiny servo-motors that will automatically tune itself up for you. If my memory serves me right, you can also set it to some slightly more exotic non-standard (non-Western?) tunings. I wonder if Sonic Youth could subvert one of these...?

THE DRIVE TO ANNETTE PEACOCK: DIVERSION #2: STATUS QUO Vs. SCOOTER

Then I talked Chris into playing this in his shop - very loud! - :



Cheesefest-a-go-go! Snn-nn-nn-snare-rush! Now, if they'd just sampled the whoooowhooo's from "What Time is Love?" (or, even better, if The KLF had produced it) then this might have been the greatest record ever made.

Actually, it's pants. But great pants. Big ones with pictures of rave-horns on them.

Hahaha: fucking preposterous!

THE DRIVE TO ANNETTE PEACOCK: DIVERSION #1: THE STATUS QUO USB-STICK

Well, Farmer Glitch has quite rightly diverted me from my current UK-Fusion Micro-Binge - aka The Drive to Annette Peacock (to paraphrase Robert Fripp's Three-Year "Drive to 1981" Plan) - basically, just an excuse to post photos of the fabulous and much-overlooked Annette Peacock...

The Farmer has correctly divined the Non-Peacock-Fixated subtext of my recent posts as being about *ahem* The Guitar.

So, anyway, I drag my virus-ravaged corpse into town this afternoon only to be confronted by the Status Quo guitar-shaped USB-Stick Greatest Hits Album:

AIR GUITAR

Farmer Glitch on Air Guitars.

Krrrrraaaaaaaaangggghuh! Weeeeooorrrp! Vrzzzz--duggga-duggga-skreeeeeekkk!

But Air Guitars without any sound. Or any movement: how Zen would that be.