...box. Bill Ruppert's Effectology videos normally show us how to get non-guitar sounds from a guitar and various pedals, now EHX have come out with the MEL9 Tape Replay Machine which emulates the Mellotron.
...the black eyed bruiser. Somewhat lost up in all the Lemmy stuff over Chrimbo as the fact that Stevie Wright died the day before, December 27th, aged 68.
...Death. Just a few weeks after “Philthy Animal” Taylor passed comes the news that days after his 70th birthday the man seen as indestructible, Lemmy, has died.
...and his knob* Drummer with the classic Motörhead trio line-up of the late 70s early 80s, then the second classic four piece line-up of the late 80s early 90s has died aged 61.
...the last King of the Blues. Sad, sad news this morning that B.B. King has passed away aged 89 the last of the three Kings of the Blues.
...a one off. There was no one quite like the gas fitter from Sheffield who has died aged 70.
...near the station. R.I.P. Jack Bruce, one of the finest bass players of his and any generation.
...whites? R.I.P. Johnny Winter, the whitest of white guys to play the blues, who has died aged 70.
...gone. R.I.P. Thomas Erdelyi aka Tommy Ramone the last surviving original member of The Ramones.
...“The Far East”. Bill Ruppert’s latest Effectology video shows him head over to Japan for some koto, flute and taiko drum.
...another Stooge gone. Amazing to think of the first incarnation of The Stooges, after the death a couple of days ago of drummer Scott Asheton, only Iggy Pop of the quartet is still alive.
...playlist. After recent revelations about the marriage of these two jailbirds here's a couple of tracks that fit.
...groove. The reverend Billy F. Gibbons joins John Fogerty on stage for one ZZ Top classic and one Creedence Clearwater Revival classic...
...down. Don't know if it's just Bill Ruppert that makes these Electro-Harmonix pedals sound so good and make them so “wantable”, the Slammi pitch shifter is bringing out the GAS.
...the Lion of the Blues. Another of the blues greats has gone to the great gig in the sky