FENDER “SKY-STANG 1” BUILD

So you might have seen Kurt Cobain’s infamous “Sky-Stang” from the 1993-1994 In Utero tours. Most noticeable on the MTV “Live and Loud” performance. There were 3 of them in total. The first had a white Seymour Duncan JB humbucker, the other two were black. All three had a sonic blue finish with a red-tortoise pickguard. He also had a Fiesta Red model named “Orang-Stang” Being the nerd I am, I really wanted one of these. …

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Orange Crush Pro 120w Head – Review

Alright so I am going to preference this post with the statement “I am an ALL tube British amplifier guy” however, this solid state Orange Crush Pro 120 is amazing!!  I snagged this off Facebook Marketplace for a few hundred bucks and I am blown away! I know there is a large group of Orange Amplification fans who are puresits about vintage gear and tubes… and I am cool with that. That is how I am with Marshall Amps. …

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Glassjaw – Justin Beck Guitar Covers

One of my all time favorite bands over the past 20 years has been glassJAw. Justin Beck is a very interesting guitar player. He uses the guitar like an abstract painter uses a canvas. Yes, some of their riffs are technical with weird time signatures and changes; but he does not adhere to any rules. Noise is good, and it works! He is extremely innovative and these songs were fun to learn. Enjoy! Here are …

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First Look – Warmack

From the recent article at South Park Magazine: Comfort-food cravings and obsessive, gotta-have-it snack attacks, while known to strike at any time, are particularly acute when approaching the bewitching hour. For Charlotte hospitality veteran and restaurateur James Nguyen, the inability to find a late-night spot in his Plaza Midwood neighborhood to satisfy longings for the foods he grew up with — piquant and earthy Vietnamese banh mi, shrimp crisps, and slow-braised pork belly rice bowls …

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Meck Dec Day

I had the pleasure of photographing the 246th anniversary of the Mecklenburg county Declaration of Independence signing. I think I’m still partially deaf from all the Canon fire, yes you read that right. They fired off a large colonial cannon numerous times. Charlotte celebrated the 246th anniversary of the signing of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence on Thursday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Victoria Yards in Uptown Charlotte with period re-enactors, speeches and a reading of the Mecklenburg Declaration. Re-enactors, including Members of …

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Gear Alert – My Stompboxes

So I’m going to preface this by stating I know there is a giant market for custom boutique pedals. Some are well worth the price tag but others are just copies of copies. I also know it’s somewhat of a collectors market too. I am that way but certain things but stomp boxes are not one of them. I can 100% justify using them in the studio but I typically go for functionality and reliability …

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Febreze Fade Defy Plug

I recently worked with Peter Mutabazi Foster Dad and co on a campaign for Febreze. “As a single dad who’s juggling parenting, a career, and running a home business it’s really helpful that the Febreze Fade Defy PLUG has an LED indicator that lights up to let us know when it’s time for a refill. Perfect for our busy family! The Febreze Fade Defy PLUG is a new mass plug-in with built-in microchip technology that digitally …

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NIRVANA Vinyl Collection

This post was inspired by the Vinyl Carolina Facebook group I am a member of. So… I don’t collect or fanboy over bands. The only band I was ever obsessive with was Nirvana. They just came along at the right time in my life. They helped me discover myself and punk rock at a very young age. Here are some vinyl I have collected through the years. Some of these are signed. My 7″ Sliver sleeve was …

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Carolina Farm Trust Groundbreaking – Largest Urban Farm in Area

I had the privilege of joining the Carolina Farm Trust on their largest undertaking yet. The groundbreaking on a 28-acre urban farm site in Huntersville, NC. It will be among North Carolina’s largest urban farms. Located near Huntington Greene – an economically-stressed community that is predominantly home to Latinx residents – FSF will serve those residents and neighboring communities who face barriers in accessing fresh, nutritious, affordable food. The operation will be a living and working farm …

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