The Strat

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


fender strat

Elegant, futuristic and functional, the Fender Stratocaster has become an icon. Leo Fender and Freddie Tavares were touched by the hand of God in 1954 and produced an “upscale” version of Leos’ popular solid-body electric guitar the Telecaster, with a floating tremolo bridge, sexy contoured and double-cutaway body shape.

The Chrysler Building

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


This is my favourite building. A sublimely beautiful Art Deco masterpiece, inside and out. Designed by William Van Allen and completed in New York in 1930, there will never be anything built to compare with the Chrysler Building again.

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Interior Detail - Elevator

Interior Detail - Elevator

Stainless steel exterior detail.

Stainless steel exterior detail.

Eagle "gargoyle" detail.

Eagle "gargoyle" detail.

Heckler & Koch MP5

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


If you are in a tight spot, you really want one of these in your hands.
An MP5, not an MP3.
An MP3 would be useless. Unless you were in a fight with Lars Ulrich. Apparently he hates MP3s and is scared of them.
MP5A3

1959 Cadillac Eldorado

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


Rock and Roll on wheels. Oooh, baby!
Comfy as a loungeroom on wheels and sporting retro-futuristic tailfins and Buck Rogers tail-lights.

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Toni Iommi

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


toni iommi
Unlike the hordes of tight-pants poodle-haired guitar tossers that followed in his wake, Tony Iommi has no need for frilly fretboard-speed-record noodling. He knows how to bust out a riff that is as heavy as a stadium full of lead rhinos.

At seventeen he had an accident that resulted in the loss of the tips of two of his fretting fingers. Undeterred, Iommi fashioned new ones out of melted plastic and glued-on strips of leather. The man is just unstoppable. Tony Iommi IS Black Sabbath, the only constant member through the past four decades and the guy who pretty much invented modern heavy metal. A colossus.
Hail to you !

Free Charlie!

June 6th, 2009 by The Doctor


Charles Maddox Manson will almost certainly die in prison. In his mind however, he is already free.

A ready-made boogie-man for the establishment to wave at the straights and scare them enough to forget that it wasn’t the Manson Family who ordered the dropping of napalm on Vietmanese civilians. The summer of love was pretty much over, when Charlie was released from prison and headed into San Francisco. Lots of dissaffected middle-class runaways gathered around the older Manson, dropping acid and absorbing his bogus free-love guru bullshit. After driving an old bus out to the old Spahn movie ranch, they set up a commune and things slowly got weirder and weirder, culminating in the murders at the Polanski/Tate house and the next night at the LaBianca home.

During the trial, one of Charlie’s girls Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme pulled a .45 automatic and tried to shoot the President Gerald Ford. A better cult follower than assassin she forgot to put a round in the chamber and was arrested by the secret service before she could get a shot off. D’oh!


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