Links for 1/13/17

Redistribution and how responsively the two lines are connected.

The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries

Source: The World Wealth and Income Database: data and visualizations from 110 researchers in 70 countries / Boing Boing


 

Fraternal Order of Moai – F.O.M. sends annual donation to the Easter Island Foundation


 

How a young guitarist and inventor named Del Casher perfected the sound that transformed the electric guitar.

Source: The Wah-Wah Pedal Turns 50: Inventor Del Casher Looks Back of a Half-Century of Making Guitars Weep | L.A. Weekly


 

Underwater Pinups: How Bruce Mozert Seduced Fun-Seekers To Florida’s Silver Springs


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30j9HzJ1qNc


 

About Music Tools | Ann Arbor District Library


 

California’s lingering drought has pushed the number of dead trees across the state past 100 million, an ecological event experts are calling dangerous and unprecedented in underlining the heightened risk of wildfires fueled by bone-dry forests.

Source: ‘Unprecedented’: More than 100 million trees dead in California


 

A glimpse of the last people on Earth to colonize a continent without humans.

Source: 14,000-year-old campsite in Argentina adds to an archaeological mystery | Ars Technica

Links for 6/17/16

Guitarist, record producer and songwriter who co-wrote The Dark End of the Street and worked with Elvis Presley, Aretha Franklin and Tammy Wynette

Source: Chips Moman obituary | Music | The Guardian


 

Working On a Dream: the Long Reef Old Mal & Vee Bottom Surf Fest


 

‘I am a Sunflower’: Amazing Chinese children’s propaganda record


 

When New England fishers complained of working harder and harder to catch fewer and fewer fish, Spencer Baird assembled a scientific team to investigate. Though a fishery failure would once have seemed inconceivable, Baird wrote in his report, “an alarming decrease of the shore-fisheries has been thoroughly established by my own investigations, as well as by evidence of those whose testimony was taken.” Continue reading

Source: The Number One Thing We Can Do to Protect Earth’s Oceans – BillMoyers.com

Links for 6/11/16

Skate legend Tommy Guerrero was one of the biggest names in skateboarding in the 1980’s. As one of the Bones Brigade, Powell Peralta’s famous skate team, Guerrero would go on to head up…

Source: Skateboards and Guitar Chords: Tommy Guerrero Reflects on a life of Skating and Music Making | blurredvisionary


 

Visit the post for more.

Source: Individually-shrinkwrapped potatoes are why we must destroy capitalism / Boing Boing


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-Xo31sOh4s

 

A Walk in the Dead Woods


 

Star Trek: The Next Generation beachwear

Source: Star Trek: The Next Generation beachwear


 

Algal bloom ‘of biblical proportions’ has led to protests and health emergency as concerns raised over dumping of rotting salmon in ocean

Source: Toxic ‘red tide’ in Chile prompts investigation of salmon farming | World news | The Guardian

Links for 6/7/16

This week we’re honoured to have the legend of TWANG drop into the Henhouse, Mr. Duane Eddy himself! For those of you who don’t know him, Duane Eddy revolutionized the sound of the electric guitar and became the king of “twang” with his trusty Gretsch guitar in hand.

Source: Episode 11 – Duane Eddy (Part 1)


 

Lost in time

Source: stiffspeed


 

To imagine the ocean of the future: picture a writhing mass of unkillable tentacles, forever

Source: To imagine the ocean of the future: picture a writhing mass of unkillable tentacles, forever


 


 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evk60u9dEyY


 

Links for 6/1/16

Vulnerable Twenty Group (V20) Foundation Press Release: 8 October 2015, Lima – Finance Ministers of the Vulnerable Twenty (V20)

Source: Vulnerable Twenty Group V20 – Founded


 

She influenced Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and countless others, but Sister Rosetta Tharpe was a legend in her own right.

Source: The First Badass Female Guitarist: Meet Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock ‘n’ Roll


 


 

In a rare move to shun tourism profits for environmental protection, 10 popular dive sites have been shut down in a bid to slow a coral bleaching crisis

Source: Thailand closes dive sites over coral bleaching crisis | Environment | The Guardian


 

Links for 3/31/14

Watch: The Dying Craft Of Neon Signs

Here’s a shorebird’s-eye view of the Galveston oil spill

Food and Climate Justice

Murakami: a rocking chair that generates electricity

Electricity decentralization, here we come

Barney Kessel – Let’s Cook! : AmbientExotica.com – Music Reviews of Ambient & Tiki Exotica Albums

Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

P&G Competitor Colgate-Palmolive Commits to No Deforestation

altaeros energies high altitude wind turbine deploys at 1,000 feet

The Legend Series: Reynolds ‘Renny’ Yater

R.I.P. HOBIE ALTER: MASTER AND PIONEER OF THE SURFING LIFESTYLE

Links for 3/27/14

Evidence Finds BP Gulf Oil Disaster Causing Widespread Deformities in Fish

IPCC preview: deep trouble brewing in our oceans

A Half-Century of Worlds

Monster El Nino Emerging From the Depths: Nose of Massive Kelvin Wave Breaks Surface in Eastern Pacific

Global warming to hit Asia hardest, warns new report on climate change

Pro Surfers vs. GMOs : How Hawaii is Leading the Way & What You Can Do to Help

Tiki Modern: Style for the Sophisticated Savage at Palm Springs Modernism Week

Another stolen generation: how Australia still wrecks Aboriginal families

Barney Kessel – Let’s Cook! – Music Reviews of Ambient & Tiki Exotica Albums

Vinnie Bell’s Basement Guitars

Vinnie Bell Sitar Ad

Today I googled for Vincent Bell’s name because I couldn’t believe Danelectro didn’t mention him in their promo for the Coral Hornet re-issue now called Dead-On-67. He designed those in the sixties along with several other classic and unique models like the Bellzouki (first electric 12-string) and the Coral Sitar (electric guitar with 12 bordun strings and a sitar bridge). Anyway, so I came across this great page by Moe Thomas for the first time. He says he’s a long time friend of Mr. Bell and when he visited the legendary guitar player’s basement he took pictures of the sheer mass of historic and unique guitars and prototypes – many built by Vinnie himself. He’s a very inventive guy thinking up things like the first wahwah or his trademark underwater sound as heard on Moon Gas and apparently various practices and machinery used in guitar manufacturing – all while making a living as one of the east coast’s busiest studio session men.

Here are links to some highlights of the collection:

  • photo of Sitar prototypes
  • the sitar-shaped Bellzouki as portrayed on the back of Joe Harnell’s Bossa Now! album
  • Vinnie Bell’s personal 6-string bass (who knows how many records we have heard this one on?!!!)
  • one of a kind Coral Scorpio-style 12-string Sitar (a dream instrument of mine)
  • Vinnie Bell model Stratocaster as presented to him by Fender Musical Instruments (note straight bridge pick-up)
  • the banjo he played on Louis Armstrong’s recording Hello Dolly
  • the mandolin Bell played on The Godfather-soundtracks

also visit www.vinniebell.com