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Anna Ternheim – Come with me to an unknown place

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Anna Ternheims New album “Night Visitor” due for release on 28th October 2011

If you have not heard of Anna Ternhiem then I am not surprised. For an amazing Swedish singer/song writer her popularity has not translated to the UK and Ireland.

The new J Mascis guitar – it has arrived and its a squier!

j mascis squier guitar courtesy of Thomann

There are numerous discussions on the internet about the new J Mascis signature squier jazzmaster. The most informed discussions are taking place on offset guitar forum. Some interviews conducted earlier in the year especially  hinted at the squier version which J hopes will encourage people to take up the electric guitar

A squier version of Js fender jazzmaster eould be less than half the price of the signature fender jazzmaster.

As of today have a product entry for a new mascis jazzmaster which will retail at 394 euros. There is no mention if its a squier or not but more than likely it is at that price. There is no image yet.  Thomann have removed the entry for the guitar but have left behind the image

Fender J.Mascis Jazzmaster e-guitar, artist model, basswood body, maple neck, C-shape, rosewood fretboard, 21 jumbo frets, nut width thomann 42,5mm, scale 648mm, 2x jazzmaster single coil pickups, adjusto-matic bridge with vintage style floating tremolo, toggle switch, gold anodized aluminium pickguard, finish vintage white

The original Fender Jazzmaster signature lis quiet different in its looks and probably its quality. The squier is an attractive price point and will suit people on a low budget or those who wish to mod/modify their guitar.

Fender Jazzmaster J Mascis Signature series

The colour scheme for the squier version does distinguish it from the purple fender jazzmaster, Fans would point out that J does not stick to anyone particular jazzmaster colour as the photo below shows, it also gives you an idea why the squier was designed this way.

Photo of J Mascis with a white jazzmaster courtesy of wikiedia/wikimedia


Dinosaur Jr Concert Galway May 10 2010 – A master class in guitar playing


Really enjoyed the Dinosaur Jr concert last night in the blackbox in Galway.Great gig and the band blew me away with their energy and sound. The support band Built to Spill were excellent. 3 guys playing lead guitar is an amazing experience.

Dinosaur Jr to play Galway on May 10th and Dublin on May 11th

Indie legends Dinosaur Jr are to play the Blackbox in Galway on May 10th and Vicar street on May 11th. Tickets can be purchased from Ticketmaster. They are being supported by Built to Spill. Really looking forward to this Gig.

Looking forward to seeing Built to Spill play as well. Currently listening to their album There is no enemy

Justin King DADGAD guitar playing at a whole new level

I did a search on youtube lately for DADGAD examples of music, came across someone covering a Justin King track. This led me to this, which is amazing, humbling and inspiring.

Muppet’s version of Bohemian Rapsody

I grew up watching the muppet show on television. Their version of Bohemian Rapsody is a classic.

Dinosaur Jr new single Pieces and B side Houses to be released on Oct 13th 2009

Dinosaur Jr will release pieces as their new single on October 13th as download only and a tour only 7 inch vinyl version.

The B side is their version of folk-psych singer Elyse Weinberg’s 1968 song “Houses” which featured my guitar hero Neil Young. You can listen to Dinosaurs’s version below.

Dinosaur Jr seem intent on garnering the title of “Hardest working band” as their mammoth touring schedule shows no sign of abatement. I received an email from them last night listing their schedule for north america. Their performance in new york with sonic youth is already sold out.

Oct 7 – Toad’s Place – New Haven, CT *
Oct 8 – 9:30 Club – Washington, DC *
Oct 9 – Theatre of the Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA-with Bob Mould *
Oct 10 – Newport Music Hall – Columbus, OH *
Oct 11 – The Crofoot – Pontiac, MI *
Oct 13 – The Majestic – Madison, WI *
Oct 14 – The Pageant – St Louis, MO *
Oct 15 – Vic Theatre – Chicago, IL *
Oct 16 – Headliner’s Music Hall  – Louisville, KY*
Oct 17 – Variety Playhouse – Atlanta, GA*
Oct 22 – Granada Theater – Dallas, TX – w/ Built to Spill*
Oct 23 – Warehouse Live – Houston, TX – w/ Built to Spill*
Oct 24 – Stubb’s – Austin, TX – w/ Built to Spill*
Oct 25 – Diamond Ballroom – Oklahoma City, OK – w/ Built to Spill*
Oct 26 – The Beaumont Club – Kansas City, MO*
Oct 27 – Slowdown – Omaha, NE*
Oct 29 – Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO*
Oct 30 – Aggie Theatre – Fort Collins, CO*
Oct 31 – Urban Lounge – Salt Lake City, UT *
Nov 3 – Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ*
Nov 4 – Belly Up – Solana Beach, CA*
Nov 5 – House of Blues – Los Angels, CA*
Nov 6 – The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA*
Nov 7 – Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR*
Nov 8 – The Showbox – Seattle, WA*
Nov 10 – Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC-with Lou Barlow solo
Nov 11 – Sugar Nightclub – Victoria, BC
Nov 13 – The Starlite Room – Edmonton, AB
Nov 14 – MacEwan Hall Ballroom – Calgary, AB
Nov 16 – Odeon Events Centre – Saskatoon, SK
Nov 17 – Pyramid Cabaret – Winnepeg, Man
Nov 18 – First Avenue – Minneapolis, MN
Nov 19 – Turner Hall Ballroom – Milwaukee, WI
Nov 20 – Grog Shop – Cleveland Heights, OH
Nov 21 – Terminal 5 – New York, NY – with Sonic Youth – SOLD OUT

* with lou barlow + the missingmen

The Alien song (SETI)