Guns Get New Life as Guitars.

There is an interesting gallery at ABC News featuring guns that have been made into guitars by Columbian luthier, Luis Alberto Paredes. The guns are AK-47s and shotguns that were used by fighters in Columbia’s continuing conflict.

The gallery contains photographs of the creator as well as some of musicians performing with the guitars. There is even a photo of Bob Geldof holding one of the guitars.

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You Can Be a Part of The Biggest Guitar Jam Ever.

That is, if you’re in the UK on Feb 18th; because, that is when Harrods will attempt to set a record for the largest guitar jam ever as part of the Harrods Rocks exhibition. They hope to enter the Guinness Book of Records by assembling 2000 guitarists to play Deep Purple’s “Smoke on The Water.”

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Jamming at the Speed of Light

From Wired News:

A new online service is about to launch that will allow bedroom musicians worldwide to play together in real-time — without leaving their own bedrooms. In March, eJamming will introduce eJamming Audio, an online music studio that uses peer-to-peer connections to eliminate lag times between live performers.

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Great Collection of Guitar Lesson Video’s on YouTube

I ran across this post on Digg, and found that, in a addition to this video, this user has posted a ton of free guitar lesson videos to YouTube. He has a lot of songs in a range of styles. The quality of the video is pretty good for YouTube and the quality of the instruction is better than a lot of commercial DVD’s I’ve seen. Check it out.

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StroboSoft Reply

I recieved a letter from Marshall Johns at Peterson regarding my previous review of StroboSoft. Marshall sent me a link to the most recent version of StroboSoft that I had requested but hadn’t received. It seems he had sent it previously from his home address rather than from a Peterson address so it may have been filtered by my spam filter.

Also, In the letter, Marshall addresses some of the comments I made in my review, so I am posting that portion of the letter here:

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Derek Trucks Band Equipment Trailer Stolen.

I’m hoping some readers of this site might be in a position to help out here.

From Harmony Central:

The Derek Trucks Band had their equipment trailer stolen in Atlanta the night of March 10, 2006. Harmony-Central is asking our community, particularly those in the greater Atlanta area, to be on the lookout for any of the following gear.

Here is a list of the key items that were in the DTB trailer. This is not a complete list but these are the items we’re most likely to spot and hopefully recover. Please contact (303)778-1156 immediately if you have any information.

I’ve reprinted the equipment list below. I’m posting it here in order to try to reach as wide an audience as possible. There is also information about the theft Derek Trucks Band site.

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