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RIP Lou Reed

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-10-27 19:39:44 EDT
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Submitted by skrapmetal at 2015-04-30 01:25:31 EDT (#)

Really late update: bought a "Government Series II" Explorer* with a fret board made of the Rosewood the gov't had to release to Gibson after determining they'd done nothing untoward. His-to-ree.

*So, so awesome. And loud.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-10-30 21:01:39 EDT (#)

I'm in Nashville right now. Last time I was here, I was on my way to the Gibson factory (or, "Mecca", as I like to call it) for a tour when I heard on the radio that the Feds had raided both of their facilities in town. Closed them down for weeks. Something about how the EPA really wanted to get their hands on Gibson's wood... I dunno. Anyway, if I have time I'm going to try to get there tomorrow, provided the Feds don't bullshittedly do the same petty juvenile thing again just to piss me right the fuck off.

*long rambling pan-topical politics-based rant redacted for the good of almost everyone*

Well, except to say that I bought a Flying V with the "toasted maple" fretboard Gibson was using during the 7-odd months that the EPA had impounded their pallets of rosewood while they determined that in fact nothing illegal had gone on at all, because Gibson guitars are proudly made in America by Americans and fuck me if I'm going to let the woefully ignorant and spiteful Environmental Protectionazi Asshole squad shut down Gibson just because it's CEO didn't *redacted redacted redacted* that's why. I am proud to place a symbol of resistance like that on the Wall of Awesome.

Submitted by rob_berg at 2013-10-30 15:26:49 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Shroom candles: eff tea dubbaya.

Submitted by Anglophile at 2013-10-28 16:14:23 EDT (#)
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Submitted by BLITZKREIG_BOB at 2013-10-28 15:02:07 EDT (#)
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Submitted by JonnyX at 2013-10-28 13:43:24 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

Marcia Wallace died too - I cant do RIP posts for shit, but this was a good one - particularly liek the candles

Submitted by Ducky at 2013-10-28 10:20:46 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

The day...is not perfect.

Submitted by FALLEN at 2013-10-28 08:03:31 EDT (#)
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Submitted by FATMANTPK at 2013-10-28 06:08:07 EDT (#)
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Submitted by EyeInTheSky at 2013-10-28 02:54:04 EDT (#)
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Submitted by SilvrWolf at 2013-10-27 23:35:39 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

{moment of silence}

Submitted by RoadSong at 2013-10-27 21:15:48 EDT (#)
Rating: 2


Submitted by Shlongy at 2013-10-27 20:08:14 EDT (#)
Rating: 2

I'm very sad today but...This made me laugh. Didn't expect to see an RIP today. Been playing the entire Lou catalog all day while watching football.

Submitted by skrapmetal at 2013-10-27 19:35:06 EDT (#)

Alt Text: No Velvet, just Underground.

Maybe I should just cut my losses, give up on Lisa, and make a fresh
star with Maggie.

-- Homer Simpson
Lisa's Pony