Thursday, April 28, 2011

Got a wedding to go to?

Then here's your Royal Wedding name: Lord/Lady + grandparent's first name then first pet name hyphenated with the name of street you grew up on.

Mine works out as Lord William Winkie-Thurlocks, which I must say I rather like. That's Willie Winkie to my chums.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Think you know how to ride a bike?

This is the Valparaiso Cerro Abajo, legendary urban bike race of Chile. You need to watch in FULL SCREEN mode to get the true effect. At first you think the film must be speeded up, but then you realise nope, this is in real time. Extraordinary.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Some neck

I rebuilt a 1960s Fender Malibu acoustic guitar a couple of years ago, using a 22 fret Strat type neck to replace the missing original. As an experiment it works very well, and I love playing it. I've been promising myself I'd look out for a period Fender Strat neck, and occasionally take alook on ebay to see what such a beast might cost.

Price tag for the above 1950s example? £6000. Might have to wait a little longer...