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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    1979 Les Paul KM:


    Just an incredible Norlin

    Beautiful Mike...


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    Mike has the most awesome assembledges of notable guitars, period!!! And he sees the value and worth in all types from all eras. Something that would benefit most of us is Mikes open ears and appreciation for what something IS, not dismiss it for what it isn't!!

    Mike I cannot thank you enough. Now when you gonna come clean and admit you have The Beano and 58 Moderne??
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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    I love the Norlin era.. Any 2 piece flame top Norlin is like the holy grail to me --especially in T burst... As much as I appreciate the Heritage '80 thang, when I see 2 piece flame top 70's Norlins...

    Now if I can just find one with a factory Bigsby


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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Al ...are you able to check the email addy you have listed on your profile ?

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    Al ...are you able to check the email addy you have listed on your profile ?
    Yes, but not as often as I should. I started my new chemo therapy, and I also get a shot in the belly, EVERY FRIGGIN DAY!!!!! I ask how long this treatment will be and they said for however long I can live. Looks like Big Al's Big Belly is gonna be blue!

    I try to go upstairs and check my computer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Yes, but not as often as I should. I started my new chemo therapy, and I also get a shot in the belly, EVERY FRIGGIN DAY!!!!! I ask how long this treatment will be and they said for however long I can live. Looks like Big Al's Big Belly is gonna be blue!

    I try to go upstairs and check my computer.

    So I take it you're not practicing high jump in the shower right now Al
    All the best buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldtop0 View Post
    So I take it you're not practicing high jump in the shower right now Al
    All the best buddy.
    Couldn't jump if I wanted to. Hard enough to walk somedays without my cane.
    I did get in some fly fishing, something I enjoy very much. I had the BEST day in a long time. I caught and released 3 King salmon, two Browns and a Rainbow that was over 15lbs and just magnificent.

    The fishing was so good I broke out the 3 weight and landed a couple of more Browns.

    I hope I can get out for the Steelhead run in February/March. See how I feel then.
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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

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    I try to go upstairs and check my computer.
    hope you're doing fine and please do so when you get a chance

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Yes, but not as often as I should. I started my new chemo therapy, and I also get a shot in the belly, EVERY FRIGGIN DAY!!!!! I ask how long this treatment will be and they said for however long I can live. Looks like Big Al's Big Belly is gonna be blue!

    I try to go upstairs and check my computer.
    So sorry to hear that.

    I'm glad you're getting to enjoy some fishing and guitars though
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Couldn't jump if I wanted to. Hard enough to walk somedays without my cane.
    I did get in some fly fishing, something I enjoy very much. I had the BEST day in a long time. I caught and released 3 King salmon, two Browns and a Rainbow that was over 15lbs and just magnificent.

    The fishing was so good I broke out the 3 weight and landed a couple of more Browns.

    I hope I can get out for the Steelhead run in February/March. See how I feel then.
    I finished some of those creeks in Pittsford years ago. Used ultra lite gear an lost a bunch of browns completely unprepared. Did get a bunch OD small native Brooke's though. Great spot right near I 90.

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    Al, do you have wireless internet set up in your house? I only have seriously broken old laptops laying around; I wish I had one with wireless built in that worked, I'd just mail it to ya. Stairs suck, I helped my mom up and down them when she had cancer.

    FYI, if you wanted some consultation on setting up a wireless network so you don't have to do the stairs, we traded emails a while back, just drop me a line ( my user name at hotmail). Would be happy to help. I could point you to the right devices etc, would be happy to. Routers are about $25, wireless laptops are about $400, or maybe a relative has one laying around etc. I could help you set it up over the phone? I may have a router laying around.

    Here's a random fun pic for ya, Les holding his modified 69 Deluxe. I have pics of him with his stock one, but he ain't smiling in that one. This modded one had a hi/lo impedance circuit in it. Al, I am sure you will LOVE this, people paid TWICE as much for the stock one than for this awesome, modded beauty that he seemed to enjoy more. ugh!


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    I did get in some fly fishing, something I enjoy very much. I had the BEST day in a long time. I caught and released 3 King salmon, two Browns and a Rainbow that was over 15lbs and just magnificent.

    The fishing was so good I broke out the 3 weight and landed a couple of more Browns.

    I hope I can get out for the Steelhead run in February/March. See how I feel then.
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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Posted this once before but seems appropriate for Big Al's Norlin affection...

    The Real Norlin Experience for those that don't get it.......


    Last month I had to fly up to Miami for a few days to pick up some items for a new business and I decided on a whim to book a hotel right on Ocean Drive in South Beach. When I wasn't shopping and shipping stuff out, I basically kicked back going bar to bar for live music listening to bands. Lots of awesome old Fenders, the usual parade of modern day shred guitars, and plenty of exotics. As I sat there sipping, eating and thinking that I had seen just heard about every interesting guitar under the sun suddenly a deep, ominous, menacing rumble made everyone stop what they were doing. I turned to see a player on stage with GoldTop Les Paul with a huge headstock, reliced bodywork, pancaked to the wall just swaggering across a stage - like a hulking silverback gorilla, ballz swinging, belching, coughing, pharting and spitting with sheer arrogance and impunity - it sounded like a nitro funny car, shaking the ground and setting off alarms as it rumbled. The sound was hair raising. Everyone, even the custom bikers, stared in uneasy silence and the owners sitting next to the Ferrari and Lambo basking in the adulation quietly turned and looked the other way much like smaller dogs, wise enough not to risk making eye contact with the growling, strutting alpha-male. After the song was done, the player disappeared from view and it was safe again, everything slowly returned to normal, but I was branded with the memory of one of the meanest, nastiest guitars I ever heard on a public street.

    THAT is Norlin.

    I'm a product of the 70's and 80's and in those 20 years I can't remember a single time I ever heard someone slamming these guitars. Never heard the word Norlin......ever. We just called them Les Pauls and those of us that we're lucky enough to own them held them in high regard.

    Here is my 1970 GT. I guess haters can go on and hate. I just don't get it.

    I was born in 1968 with a curly umbilical cord like Hendrix had. The doctor cut the cord and plugged me straight into a 100w Marshall stack....... True story.

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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Awesome GT and story


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1970goldielux View Post
    Posted this once before but seems appropriate for Big Al's Norlin affection...

    The Real Norlin Experience for those that don't get it.......


    Last month I had to fly up to Miami for a few days to pick up some items for a new business and I decided on a whim to book a hotel right on Ocean Drive in South Beach. When I wasn't shopping and shipping stuff out, I basically kicked back going bar to bar for live music listening to bands. Lots of awesome old Fenders, the usual parade of modern day shred guitars, and plenty of exotics. As I sat there sipping, eating and thinking that I had seen just heard about every interesting guitar under the sun suddenly a deep, ominous, menacing rumble made everyone stop what they were doing. I turned to see a player on stage with GoldTop Les Paul with a huge headstock, reliced bodywork, pancaked to the wall just swaggering across a stage - like a hulking silverback gorilla, ballz swinging, belching, coughing, pharting and spitting with sheer arrogance and impunity - it sounded like a nitro funny car, shaking the ground and setting off alarms as it rumbled. The sound was hair raising. Everyone, even the custom bikers, stared in uneasy silence and the owners sitting next to the Ferrari and Lambo basking in the adulation quietly turned and looked the other way much like smaller dogs, wise enough not to risk making eye contact with the growling, strutting alpha-male. After the song was done, the player disappeared from view and it was safe again, everything slowly returned to normal, but I was branded with the memory of one of the meanest, nastiest guitars I ever heard on a public street.

    THAT is Norlin.

    I'm a product of the 70's and 80's and in those 20 years I can't remember a single time I ever heard someone slamming these guitars. Never heard the word Norlin......ever. We just called them Les Pauls and those of us that we're lucky enough to own them held them in high regard.

    Here is my 1970 GT. I guess haters can go on and hate. I just don't get it.

    That's the friggin' point right there. They were fine guitars and i've played and heard some real doozies, just crackerjack Les Pauls in any context. How sad it has become when we turn our noses up and slam and belittle such fine guitars because they do not fit some 50's ideal.
    Good to see so many with open minds and open ears that judge these for what they are and not for what they are not.
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    I don't agree with you much on wood, but I will give you this. Norlins can be had cheap. I never had one that did not sustain for DAYS. I never had one that did not leave my shoulder crying because of the weight. I never had one that sounded off the charts great. BUT I NEVER HAD ONE THAT SOUNDED BAD. Indeed, I never owned one that did not sound good, but just not what I was looking for. I will buy more. I agree that they are the greatest unrealized bargain out there. Until recently I had no interest in "modern" Pauls. Now I finally own one because it spoke to me. If the wife had not commented on the looks I would not have gone back and tried it. I try EVERY Norlin I see. They are getting better with age, or maybe I am getting fonder of them. I don't know.

    I am automatically turned off by those who loftily use the term "sheeple" to describe those who don't agree with them. I generally find them to be lofty airheads who blindly follow their chosen path against the "norm" while having the "alpha dog" personality I blindly abhor. See that? The same thing in the passive mode....

    But you seem to be different. You are thought provoking. Concentrate on beating this thing. You can do it. We need the views you express here. Though I come and go with the years your comments are needed. Jesters are a dime a dozen. Zealots are a pence a dozen. You are a million bucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by renderit View Post
    You are thought provoking. Concentrate on beating this thing. You can do it. We need the views you express here. Though I come and go with the years your comments are needed. Jesters are a dime a dozen. Zealots are a pence a dozen. You are a million bucks.
    +1

    Keep on keepin on...
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    Hey Big Al. Really appreciating your posts of late... Tell the truth and rock on


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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Quote Originally Posted by shred View Post
    Hey Big Al. Really appreciating your posts of late... Tell the truth and rock on

    +1

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    I am losing this fight. I was dropped from the Cancer Study at Roswel because I was bleeding too much and it was killing me faster than the C. I must have impressed the Doctor though, as he is still treating me off study. He told me I fight harder than any patient he's had and make him and the staff laugh with my bad jokes and up looking attitude.

    So I remain on the Sutent drug. I am off the others, still I take many doses of many hard ass meds thoughout the days. My life at this point is measured by pill bottles. It has been hard, for sure, but dealing with a terminal condition is a mind fuck.

    I was supposed to be dead by now.
    Oops, sorry guy's I never was good at supposed to be's.

    I'm not going easy. I know I can't beat this, but I will be damned if I let it beat me. Being fiesty on the forum helps me feel present. People remember the those that wind them up.
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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Hang in there Al, much love and best wishes dude.

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    Anyone who has people that love him hasn't lost. God bless you, Al
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    Al, you've been dealt a shit hand, and you are fighting it with honor and humor. That's an inspiring thing to me, and I won't ever forget it. Fight on, LPF brother!

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    Well you'll miss me when I'm gone.

    I know I'm gonna miss you flippin' talented, passionate bastids!!! I love the players here. Believe it or not I click every link I see and I enjoy every flippin one,( even the head scratchin SH vids), always getting something from them. Thank you guys.
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    Big Al, you continue to be in my thoughts and prayers, along with your family. Keep fighting and keep us in stitches with your posts! I have read many of your posts to my wife (which she also finds hilarious) and have talked about you a lot. Peace to you from me and the entire Slubowski family.
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    Keep fighting Big Al, you are one of the most respected and favourite members here to me. I wish you really really good luck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    Well you'll miss me when I'm gone.

    I know I'm gonna miss you flippin' talented, passionate bastids!!! I love the players here. Believe it or not I click every link I see and I enjoy every flippin one,( even the head scratchin SH vids), always getting something from them. Thank you guys.
    Hi, Al
    I'll keep changing my links for your and my own entertainment (or torture, depends on your sensibilities) but I have to wonder: Where are YOUR links? I'd love to hear me some BIG AL rockin out. There has to be something you can post/ link to

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Hi, Al
    I'll keep changing my links for your and my own entertainment (or torture, depends on your sensibilities) but I have to wonder: Where are YOUR links? I'd love to hear me some BIG AL rockin out. There has to be something you can post/ link to

    "Hol di kregge", as they say back home
    That's a personal quirk of mine that is now biting me in the butt. I've never been one to document my life with photo's. Odd, as I am from George Eastmans home. I was a nomad for years. A full time gigging Roadhouse/Jukejoint/Club musician. I lived everywhere and nowhere. Things I had were lost or stolen.

    I just wasn't a photo guy. Same with music. I never saved CD's or records I was on. I have very little here now. I have reached out to the studios and people I've worked with to see if I can get copies. An old bass player from my band, Rambunctious, in Carson City, NV put up some late 70's stuff on youtube I found by accident once.

    I've found some old cassettes. The two track mix reel tapes were ruined when a studio tried to transfer to DAT. I contacted some of the Festivals I played as I remember lots of filming, but so far no luck.

    I've always been of the moment. I love playing. Both for the pleasure of others and the pleasure I get.

    My friends think I should make some before I can't. I cannot play as I once did. I have severe nerve neuropathy in my hands and feet. I DO PLAY!, but it is painful and sometimes I bleed. One of the delightful side effects from Sutent is it effects nerves and skin. I get deep cracks between my fingers and blisters. Same for my feet. I cannot strut as I once did, and often need a cane. I have fallen twice and refractured my arm. It always hurts now but thanks to the truss rod I still can play. But I do not sound as good as I did. I don't look as good either. My hair is turnig white from the chemo and I am fat and bloated.

    I thought I might get a set up to record here and share some amazing sounding things I have found. I also know and expect to be torn to shreds if I do. Something I'd enjoy!!

    Honestly though, I'm poor, never had a lot of dough, but I have been able to find really good sounding and playing gear that is available for all budgets. I love my high end gear. I worked hard for it. But that doesent negate the awsome value in my other things.

    I remember some 20 years ago being asked why I used old Jrs and Melodymakers when I had such nice gear, meaning Les Pauls and such. Steve Craw can tell you. When I go on about how I love Norlin Era Les Pauls or Jrs and melodymakers, industrial tube pa heads and certain solid state amps as well as Silverfaced Fenders, I MEAN IT.

    No promises but I will try, maybe I can get Steve or Poon to help
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    . An old bass player from my band, Rambunctious, in Carson City, NV put up some late 70's stuff on youtube I found by accident once.
    Found the link and am listening now. I like it! The internet can be a beautiful thing.

    http://youtu.be/uRn5f_Hd-cQ

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    Hey, BA--I'm glad you're hanging on and reminding us you're still in the game. Your unwillingness to give up inspires me. I hope you can enjoy every moment you have, because I sure enjoy you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Found the link and am listening now. I like it! The internet can be a beautiful thing.

    http://youtu.be/uRn5f_Hd-cQ
    That's pretty rough demo stuff. I wrote that tune just befor it was recorded and it's a little green. That's over 30 years ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    That's pretty rough demo stuff. I wrote that tune just befor it was recorded and it's a little green. That's over 30 years ago.

    Sounds real good to me Al

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    Quote Originally Posted by moonweasel View Post
    Al, you've been dealt a shit hand, and you are fighting it with honor and humor. That's an inspiring thing to me, and I won't ever forget it. Fight on, LPF brother!
    +1. I just don't have the words. I'm sure we're all thinking of you Al.

    Rock on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1970goldielux View Post
    Posted this once before but seems appropriate for Big Al's Norlin affection...

    The Real Norlin Experience for those that don't get it.......


    Last month I had to fly up to Miami for a few days to pick up some items for a new business and I decided on a whim to book a hotel right on Ocean Drive in South Beach. When I wasn't shopping and shipping stuff out, I basically kicked back going bar to bar for live music listening to bands. Lots of awesome old Fenders, the usual parade of modern day shred guitars, and plenty of exotics. As I sat there sipping, eating and thinking that I had seen just heard about every interesting guitar under the sun suddenly a deep, ominous, menacing rumble made everyone stop what they were doing. I turned to see a player on stage with GoldTop Les Paul with a huge headstock, reliced bodywork, pancaked to the wall just swaggering across a stage - like a hulking silverback gorilla, ballz swinging, belching, coughing, pharting and spitting with sheer arrogance and impunity - it sounded like a nitro funny car, shaking the ground and setting off alarms as it rumbled. The sound was hair raising. Everyone, even the custom bikers, stared in uneasy silence and the owners sitting next to the Ferrari and Lambo basking in the adulation quietly turned and looked the other way much like smaller dogs, wise enough not to risk making eye contact with the growling, strutting alpha-male. After the song was done, the player disappeared from view and it was safe again, everything slowly returned to normal, but I was branded with the memory of one of the meanest, nastiest guitars I ever heard on a public street.

    THAT is Norlin.

    I'm a product of the 70's and 80's and in those 20 years I can't remember a single time I ever heard someone slamming these guitars. Never heard the word Norlin......ever. We just called them Les Pauls and those of us that we're lucky enough to own them held them in high regard.

    Here is my 1970 GT. I guess haters can go on and hate. I just don't get it.

    I thoroughly enjoyed your post... It conjured up so much imagery, I felt I was right there having a drink. And Al, rest easy. Through your thoughtful and provocative posts, You have connected with many, here, who think quite fondly of you, and appreciate your contributions.
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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Al View Post
    That's pretty rough demo stuff. I wrote that tune just befor it was recorded and it's a little green. That's over 30 years ago.
    I dig it..tastes a little like April Wine..

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    Al, your courage and attitude is remarkable. All the best!

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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Al I hope you're enjoying those 2013's!!! I'm jealous. Cool Yeti found that link.

    Salute!

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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Quote Originally Posted by yeti View Post
    Found the link and am listening now. I like it! The internet can be a beautiful thing.

    http://youtu.be/uRn5f_Hd-cQ
    Thank you Yeti! Sounds cool Al. Got that 80s guitar processing in there on the rhythm too. Ah memories.


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    Re: The Big Al Good Mojo thread

    Truth is something that I've always lived by.
    I even have the word truth, in cuneiform, tattooed over my heart.
    I carry stones in my pocket, for various reasons/reminders.
    If'n I ever get lazy and/or stray from the truth,
    consider yerself a stone I'll always carry, BigAl.


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