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The Outpost Cafe / Re: And There You Have It
« on: October 13, 2017, 07:16:04 AM »
Since we're talking about lots of shekels, here's something for your most extravagant desires.....

https://reverb.com/item/5059026-fender-custom-shop-2014-namm-prestige-hermitage-stratocaster-masterbuilt-by-yuriy-shishkov




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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: October 12, 2017, 03:37:24 PM »
The Embassy's are showing up over at TB to rave reviews. Minor things i.e. loose pots easily corrected but overall fit and finish appear to be tip-top and the pickups are all the rage.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 12, 2017, 04:37:44 AM »
My wife mentioned that she wants to see it, should we see the original film first (I can't remember anything from it, 30+ years)?

Definitely.I'd recommend watching it twice - there are a lot of little things sprinkled throughout that a second viewing will highlight.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: The wonders of Bluetooth technology
« on: October 11, 2017, 09:22:41 AM »
Now that's exactly the kind of tactile response I'm looking for.

As well as a phone.... ;)

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: The wonders of Bluetooth technology
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:26:36 AM »
It is episodes like this that make me even happier to be unconnected to all this technology.

I'm still looking for a rotary flip phone..... ???

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 10, 2017, 09:08:41 AM »
You got me there!  :o  :-X

Tired of lying in the sunshine staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 10, 2017, 06:29:53 AM »
Considering the movie was made in 1982, there are a boatload of 25 year old movie goers that were born the same year. Their expectations are high out of the gate, and they certainly don't have the time or the inclination to go back and get grounded with the first one.

Example: My wife is a fan of all that reality nonsense on Bravo. There is one show she watches where they have a 20 year old daughter. The family goes to Italy on vacation and rents a gorgeous villa with vaulted hand painted ceilings, absolutely breathtaking. The father is describing the art work, saying you don't see this kind of magnificent detail anymore.

She says, Who painted it?

He stutters a second then says, just for effect, Michaelangelo!

She says, C'mon Dad! You can't fool me - he's one of the Ninja Turtles....you took me to see that movie!

I have nothing to add.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Gizmodrome
« on: October 10, 2017, 04:16:44 AM »
I usually find projects like this to be entertaining. Here are a bunch of badasses that have all made their bones, just getting together and having some fun. Nothing to prove, no "focused slickness", just being themselves. Is it all brilliant? No. Then again, my expectations are lower. There are still enough moments that work for me.

I've found music that was quite listenable with vocals that were much less appealing (exception being Rush).

I like it.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Blade Runner 2049
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:51:58 AM »
They've been showing the original (Director's cut) repeatedly on TV and I never get tired of watching it. In the days of VHS I only ever actually bought a handful of movies - this was one.

Glad to hear it was good. I am looking forward to seeing this for sure.

Clearly the box office results are a reflection of the new generation not getting the same charge out of it. The impact of the original is lost on them so they don't get a lot of what's happening. I understand there are many references to the first one throughout.

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Gibson Basses / Re: NAMM update from Chris (Embassy and Tbird content)
« on: September 29, 2017, 04:17:00 AM »
Just a head's up. A guy over at TB said Sweetwater called him yesterday and said his Embassy was on the truck.

All of you that ordered should be getting your goodies soon!

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 26, 2017, 04:28:52 AM »
Alien as the concept may be in English-speaking countries, knowledge of a second language does have its benefits.  :-X

Indeed. The handful of words I retained have proven invaluable for basic crosswords....

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Poor Gwyneth ... - NEW: Bonus Kim K Kontent!!!
« on: September 23, 2017, 04:35:37 AM »
I had French in High School and I wouldn't wish it on anybody...

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Old guitar ads
« on: September 20, 2017, 04:00:12 AM »
I have never seen a Ripper with 2 mudbuckers ever. Were they redesigned for the Ripper per the ad's claim?

One of those would certainly pique my interest.

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The Outpost Cafe / Re: Walter Becker - Fin
« on: September 03, 2017, 01:56:45 PM »
One of my favorite bands of all time. Though not so much a hit machine they generated a catalog of brilliant material
that eclipsed their lesser stuff (such as it was) by far. Using some of the best side men in the world in various combinations certainly made their work shine.

And back when, when you wanted to get an idea of how good your home stereo really was all you had to do was put on a Steely Dan album.

I met him once in passing in Rudy's Music here in NYC, actually chatted for a while about gear.
I didn't find out who he was until after he had left... :-\

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Guitars Etc. / Re: George Harrison Tele
« on: August 30, 2017, 04:58:05 AM »
The original production run ended in 1972. Fender Japan reissued them in the 80's.

This one is made exactly like the prototype given to Harrison.

"Significantly, the rose Telecaster replicas feature pickups that were hand wound by famed Fender pickup master Abigail Ybarra, who broke her 2013 retirement to apply her expertise to this historic recreation’s pickups."

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