Not working today…

I thought I would be drawing another strip today. I fell asleep at 6pm yesterday, and was awakened at 3am by my begging cat running across my head, knocking shit over, startling herself, running back across my head, cutting my ear and head, and getting blood all over my pillow.

I got out of bed at 5am, shoveled 2” of new snow before feeding the cats. Then I had to run some errands most of this morning.

Were supposed to get up to 9 more inches of snow tonight. Not to mention a temperature drop to -17 degrees.

I don’t know if I’m having my mold-allergy symptoms, or cold/flu symptoms. So I’m taking it easy today. I’m five days ahead on the strip anyway.

Rock n Roll: The USUALLY Shitty-sounding Gibson SG Guitar

For me, when I was a kid, I assumed the Gibson SG would always sound great, since it’s one of many Gibson guitars that it’s electronics are based on their Gibson Les Paul. To my ears, in rock n roll, it always sounds like crap. None of my friends could get a decent sound out of their SGs. Eventually, they all gave up on this Gibson.

I’ve heard it sound adequate to good in Soul music here and there. But it seems to be a monster to “EQ just right” so it works live and in the studio. Especially in rock n roll. But when the artist or engineer get it right, the SG almost has a sound of its own.

From my own experience and listening history, the deservedly legendary Rickenbacker guitar can have this problem in the recording studio. I’ve rarely heard EQ problems with the “Rick” in a live setting.

At the bottom of this entry, are some legendary rock n roll guitarists that (for me) always made the Gibson SG sound great, live and in the studio, whether you like their music or not. I was never a big Doors fan, but the guitar always sounded good. There are a few more SG players that wrestle a consistently good sound, but I have work to do, and didn’t want to get bogged down finding them.

In the current age of guitar-oriented pop music (rock, soul, hip-hop, country, metal, etc), an appreciation of guitarists as technicians and balladeers at their craft is pretty much over and dead. The fans don’t have expectations for great musicianship, and neither do the musicians in the groups.

They fake it along with repetitive bar-chord picking or 2 to 3-note “riffs” (if you can call them riffs), delays, and reverbs, in every song, transposed to which ever key, their particular group records. It never changes.

Thanks for bestowing that lazy playing and listening option upon us fans and fellow guitarists, The Edge. hahaha

Jimi Hendrix, of course.
George Harrison
Angus Young
Robby Krieger

Waves at people noticing me…

Hiya! I’ve been busy working on artwork. I’ve been so used the way the Tumblr interface/dashboard works, I had no idea how to see this or that.

Like a moron, I just noticed the little alert bell on the right-hand side and clicked on it.


Thanks for the likes. After I get caught up on my comic-strip job this weekend, I’ll learn how to keep better attention and follow more blogs and reblog interesting and fun things I find from all of you!