Month: May 2022

Kurt Cobain Signature Mustang VS 2002 Competition Mustang Reissue

$4,500,000 was the final closing price for the infamous “Smells Like Teen Spirit” music video guitar at Julien’s Auctions. Well, since that is ridiculous, here is my replica! A 2002 Japanese  1969/1973 reissue, Ocean Turquoise, Competition Mustang with matching headstock and racing stripe. The bridge pickup (on both guitars) was swapped out. A Seymour Duncan 1990’s Hot Rails on the 2002 and a SH-4 JB on the Cobain model (stanard from Fender). The horrible stock Fender bridge was swapped …

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The California Takeover – SNAPCASE – EARTH CRISIS & STRIFE

In 1996, Victory Records released an iconic live album called The California Takeover, which featured recordings from a three-band bill in L.A. that boasted Earth Crisis, Snapcase and Strife — three of the most popular and influential hardcore bands of the Nineties. This show was rescheduled due to COVID and I decided to travel to Town Ballroom – Buffalo, NY. I have been very vocal about SNAPCASE. It was Tremont Music Hall 8/28/1998 – within …

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Delectable Davidson

I recently spent the day in Davidson NC. Home to the elite liberal arts college, Davidson also has some great eats, drink and shops. I visited a few. Milkbread, Grow, Summit Coffee, The Pickled Peach and Main Street books. Also on the Davidson Campus look for the sculpture made of hardwood tree branches. “Common Ground” by North Carolina artist Patrick Dougherty is rustic art you can walk in, around and through. Another notable work is Magdalena Abakanowicz’s …

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“Scenes From An Italian Restaurant” – Ever Andalo, NoDa

My mothers side of the family hails from Sicily. Between that and growing up in Jersey I am really only snobby about Italian food. Ever Andalo knocked it out of the park! My favorite pasta hands down is Cavatelli. The folks at Ever Andalo hand make their own! When paired with Italian sausage, I was in heaven.  Everything they rolled out for me to photograph was top notch. Let’s not forget Crepe Cellar, the NoDa restaurant Jamie Brown …

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