Six String Nation

I’ve posted about this before here. The guitar (Voyageur) now has the book and the website – a very interesting concept turned into reality. Wonder what we might use to build a similar guitar here in the UK? (Answers in a comment, please!)

Six String Nation

Voyageur itself is made from 63 pieces of Canadian history and heritage representing many different cultures, communities and characters from all across the country. A further handful of elements adorn the strap and the interior of the guitar-case. These materials were gathered primarily by Taylor over a two year period thanks to the generosity of individuals, corporations and public institutions in every part of the country. All materials were shipped to Nova Scotia and the guitar was crafted by luthier George Rizsanyi near Pinehurst between April and June of 2006 with inlay work and other assistance by Sara Nasr.

Hendrix was murdered

HENDRIX: Victim of crime?This is in most of the national papers as well as in an interview in local newspaper Northern Echo, but I post it here because Hendrix is very popular in the North East of England – he played here a few times, he had a guitar stolen in Darlington, there is a local Hendrix tribute band –  and of course he was associated with The Animals, Chas Chandler, etc.

ROCK SECRETS: Tappy in Whitley Bay
‘Hendrix was murdered…but I didn’t dare tell’ (From The Northern Echo)

“As roadie to some of the top bands in the Sixties, Whitley Bay miner’s son Tappy Wright has had an interesting life. He’s worked with Ike and Tina Turner, eaten peanut butter sandwiches with Elvis, and knows a shocking secret about the death of Jimi Hendrix, says Steve Pratt.

JIMI Hendrix was found dead on September 18, 1970. An open verdict was recorded with the coroner’s report stating the cause of death as barbiturate intoxication and inhalation of vomit.

Three years later, roadie James “Tappy” Wright claims he discovered what really happened – that rock legend Hendrix was murdered.”

Big G at Solstock – audio online

Just about the last post about Solstock for now – the soundboard audio of Big G’s set is available in a zipped file of mp3s here – the levels take a while to settle down as the sound engineer was adjusting as we played. As a representation of our first gig, I’m happy with it – lots to learn but that’s a good thing, too. Comments welcome.