Sunday, August 27, 2006

Snips from the Garden

Chili Peppers and Cherry Tomatoes.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Country Music is Universal

Way down south in the Fertile Crescent.
From The Boston Globe, August 23rd, 2006:

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Suspicious Device

From The Boston Globe, Tuesday August 15, 2006.

Not much gets past these guys.

It was only a laptop after all.

I feel safer already!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

More Snips From the Garden

Here's a few more from the garden at the end of July. Cclockwise, Black-Eyed Susan, Queen Anne's Lace, a group scan and Tiger Lily.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Marble's Instruments #3

One of my two main guitars, this one is a ca. 1955-56 Gibson LG-2. I think the LG stands for "little guitar"? It's beat to hell, but it's all honest wear and it has a wonderfully woody sound. Amazing volume for such a small guitar, and it's incredibly light. A low-end Gibson that just delivers. I bought it at a local guitar show a few years back; there were other LG's at the show in better condition, but this one just had the tone.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Snips from the Garden

I was going to call this entry "Specimens from the Garden", but that just seemed so...academic. As always, click on the picture for a larger version.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Marble's Instruments #2

Here's a Vega archtop acoustic of an unknown vintage. My guess is late '40s early '50s, but that's just a guess. The tuning buttons are disolving, so I know that should narrow down the date. Any info is appreciated. Anyhow, the guitar plays great, (it has a real nice neck), but kind of a muted sound. I really should fix those tuners.

Thursday, June 29, 2006

My Stove

Here's my 1949 Caloric gas range. It came with the house, and it's the best stove I've ever cooked with. That's a chicken pesto sweet red pepper pizza on the cooling rack. Mmmm...

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Marble's Instruments #1

Here's a snapshot of my 1966 Epiphone Serenader 12-string. I bought this guitar from a friend (Hi Bendixl) sometime in the early '70s, although I had lusted for it well before that. It's a wreck; the belly is caved in, there's a big crack in the top, and many of the tuning machines are bent and barely useable. About ten years ago I had a good luthier stableize everything, more or less. Anyhow, the guitar sounds very sweet, plays like a dream, and it's light as a feather. It can be tuned with much patience. I usually tune it to an open "D" to keep the tension a bit lighter. Lightest gauge strings, of course.

The picture on the right shows the color of the wood more accurately.

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Fun with Paper

I just finished scanning a batch of hand-made paper for a friend. She bought the paper on a recent trip to Tokyo, and the paper is so cool that I was inspired to create a few pictures. I am not an artist, but I did have some fun!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Some records from my stacks.

Eddie Peabody, Homer and Jethro, Julie Andrews, the Hoosier Hot Shots.