This is some great advertising.

Oh – and let’s ripoff the Four Seasons – or is that the Four Seasons singing a Holden commercial?

And some hardcore performance testing – dig the pushbutton radio!


This is it.  Sunburst, 80’s made in Japan.  This neck is better than most american fenders, IMHO.  The unique thing about this bass is the vintage p-bass/telecaster bass headstock and mustang bass pickups as well as the non-contoured slab body.   sounds and feels a lot like a 51 pbass.




This is a post from Craigslist today that I found amusing, maybe helpful.  I didn’t write it.

– 36 Rules for Bands –


1. Never start a trio with a married couple.

2. Your manager’s not helping you. Fire him/her.

3. Before you sign a record deal, look up the word “recoupable” in the dictionary.

4. No one cares who you’ve opened for.

5. A string section does not make your songs sound any more “important”.

6. If your band has gone through more than 4 bass players, it’s time to break up.

7. When you talk on stage you are never funny.

8. If you sound like another band, don’t act like you’re unfamiliar with their music (“Oh does Rage Against The Machine also do rap-rock with political lyrics?”)

9. Asking a crowd how they’re doing is just amplified small talk. Don’t do it.

10. Don’t say your video’s being played if it’s only on the Austin Music Network.

11. When you sign to a major label, claim to have inked the best contract ever. Mention “artistic freedom” and “a guaranteed 3 record deal”.

12. When you get dropped insist that it was the worst contract ever and you asked to be let go.

13. Never name a song after your band.

14. Never name your band after a song.

15. When a drummer brings in his own songs and asks to perform one of them, begin looking for a new drummer IMMEDIATELY.

16. Never enter a “battle of the bands” contest. If you do you’re already a loser.

17. Learn to recognize scary word pairings: “rock opera”, “white rapper”, “blues jam”, “swing band”, “open mike”, etc.

18. Drummers can take off their shirts or they can wear gloves, but not both.

19. Listen, either break it to your parents or we will; it’s rock ‘n’ roll, not a soccer game. They’ve gotta stop coming to your shows.

20. It’s not a “showcase”. It’s a gig that doesn’t pay.

21. No one cares that you have a web site.

22. Getting a tattoo is like sewing platform shoes to your feet.

23. Don’t hire a publicist.

24. Playing in San Marcos & Alpine doesn’t mean you’re on tour.

25. Don’t join a cover band that plays Bush songs. In fact, don’t join a cover band.

26. Although they come in different styles and colours, electric guitars all sound the same. Why do you keep changing them between songs?

27. Don’t stop your set to ask that beers be brought up. That’s what girlfriends/boyfriends and lead singers are for!

28. If you use a smoke machine your music sucks.

29. We can tell the difference between a professionally produced album cover and one you made with the iMac your mom got for Christmas.

30. Remember, if blues solos are so difficult, why can so many 16 year olds play them?

31. If you ever take a publicity photo, destroy it. You may never know where or when it will turn up.

32. Cut your hair, but do not shave your head.

33. Pierce your nose, but not your eyebrow.

34. Do not wear shorts onstage. Or a suit. Or a hat.

35. Rock oxymorons; “major label interest”, “demo deal”,” blues genius”, “$500 guarantee”, and “Fastball’s second hit”.

36. 3 things that are never coming back: a)gongs, b)headbands, and c)playing slide guitar with a beer bottle.

A Passion for Jazz! Music Studio
Ocean Beach, CA

the future

Always liked the look of this car. Great styling, way ahead of it’s time. Problem: the engines and reliability. It looked cool as a Corvette and drove like a Chevette. This guy has more information than any sane person would want to know even if you owned one. If I owned one, I would pray that it ran long enough to work and earn enough money to buy something else.

He has pix of the Pontiac Sunbird, Olds Firenza and Buick Skyhawk: Sisterships of this auto.

Here’s the link: monza drawing


Abstract art is the product of the untalented, sold by the unprincipled to the utterly bewildered
– Al Capp




This has got to be one of the very few songs that I have never tired of hearing.  This is such a great performance.  Cool Telecaster.  Great footage.

I didnt' write this list, but always wonered what cars I was Jackin fool.
I can't vouch for its authenticity, but a quick run through sounds as accurate as I could get.
This List was taken from:
Hermes - `51 Mercury
Club - `86 Volkswagen Golf
Majestic - `85 Buick Regal
Emperor - `92 Infinity J30
Glendale - `68 Plymouth Fury
Greenwood - `87 Chrysler Fifth Avenue
Bobcat - `82 Chevrolet S10
Broadway - `54 Caddilac
Sadler - `60 Ford F100
Savanna - `64 Chevrolet Impala, `63 Chevrolet Bel-Air (In my opinion, the best cars of all time)
Banshee - Viper RT/10
Sentinel - `91 BMW 5251
Stretch - A BMW converted into a Limo, could possibly be a `92 Lincoln Town Car
Admiral - `89 Mercedes Benz 300D
Esperanto - Cadillac El Dorado
Primo - `87 Toyota Corolla
Phoenix - `79 Pontiac Trans Am
Infernus - `91 Honda NSX
Premier - `91 Chevrolet Caprice
Huntley - `92 Range Rover
ZR 350 - `91 Mazda RX7
Walton - `60 Ford F100
Tornado - Front: `57 Chevy Bel Air Back: `58 Bel Air
Comet - `90 Porsche 911
Elegant - `92 Buick Roadmaster, but the front is a bit off
Regina - `77 Ford LTD Stationwagon
Trashmaster - Peterbuilt (thanks Justin)
Cheetah - Ferrari 512 (Thanks Pac_NS)
Cabbie - Checker Cab
Voodoo - `62 Chevrolet Impala
Vincent - `92 Mercedes Benz E120
Tampa - `66 Chevy Corvair
Bullet - OBVIOUSLY A Ford GT40, a blatant copy.
Blade - `70 Chevrolet Caprice Droptop
Sabre - `78 Oldsmobile Cutlass
Elegy - `91 Nissan Skyline R32
Tahoma - `84 Chevrolet MonteCarlo
Nebula - `87 Buick Century
Feltzer - `90 Mercedes Benz SL Convertible
Perennial - `67 Chevrolet Nova or `71 Holden TF Wagon
Bravura - `92 Mercury Cougar
Blista Compact - Honda CRX
Sunrise - Late 80's Honda Sedan
Manana - 80's Dodge Aries
Rancher - `80 Ford Bronco
Merit - `92 Mercury Grand Marquis
Jester - `92 Toyota Supra and 360 Modena Back and sides (thanks Justin)
Willard - `91 Dodge Dynasty
Hustler - 30's Ford Hotrod
Clover - `78 Oldsmobile Cutlass , but with missing door panels.
Stratum - `93 Dodge Stratus
Fortune - `92 Ford Thunderbird
Turismo - `90 Ferrari F40
Intruder - `91 Chevrolet Lumina
Alpha - `91 Dodge Stealth ( thanks Pac_NS)
Oceanic - `58 Dodge Coronet, closest.
Sultan - `91 Subaru WRX STi
Virgo - `80 Lincoln Mark 7
Stratum - `97 Holden Commodore StationWagon
Slamvan - `68 Chevy CST ( thanks Logan Thorpe)
Super GT - `91 Mitsubishi 3000GT
Remington - `76 Lincoln Mark 5
Solair - `92 Honda Accord
Romero - `82 Cadillac Hearse
Picador - `68 Chevrolet El Camino
Stallion - `65 Ford Mustang Mach (or Mark?) 1
Washington - `89 Lincoln Mark 7
Uranus - `91 Mitsubishi Eclipse
Buccaneer - `73 Chevrolet Monte Carlo
Cadrona - `89 Chevy Z24 Cavalier (thanks Pac_NS)
Moonbeam - `92 Chevrolet Astrovan
Stafford - `74 Rolls Royce Shadow
Taxi - `89 Holden VR Commodore
Euros - Front of a Nissan 350Z and back of Nissan 240SX, thanks to Alexander.
Landstalker - `89 Jeep Grand Cherokee
Flash - `90 Honda Civic hatch
Windsor - `66 Jaguar XKE
Previon - `88 Nissan Pulsar
Buffalo - `90 Camaro with Scoop
Mesa - `90 Jeep Wrangler