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  1. clayville

    ES-140T anybody?

    I've had an odd obsession with these 3/4 size guitars for about a decade since picking one up off the wall at Mark's Guitar Loft for a few minutes many years ago. Still don't own one, but the GAS runs strong and I continue to sniff around and stare at them on Reverb. Anyone care to praise or...
  2. clayville


    Nice of Alex to get out in front of this thing at last. http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3894847 :jim
  3. clayville

    Political Junkie Detox?

    As I prepare to enter Political Junkie Detox for a while, there's still the lingering questions of, say, Alaska's Senate race (or Minnesota's... or who won Missouri) before the various recounts and runoffs. I'm not sure why I find Alaska interesting (other than the prospect of returning a...
  4. clayville

    Playing with fire?

    To me, John McCain is a weary and ineffectual but well-meaning public servant caught in an unenviable position... one not of his making or of his choice, one concocted and goaded by the likes of Fox and Limbaugh to confuse, obscure, deflect and deceive... to demon-ize and negate anything the...
  5. clayville

    McCain. Blinks.

    So... I realize as I write this that it's a fast-breaking "story" and all but lemme get this straight: Obama calls McCain and (after he returns his call six hours later) they are said to come to an agreement about issuing a joint statement concerning the financial crisis and the need to solve...
  6. clayville


    Two things: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080916/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan and http://www.slate.com/id/2200134/
  7. clayville

    OK Biden fans...

    ...sell me. I've been re-learning about him for a couple of hours (after writing him off as a "non-starter" at the beginning of this political season). A quick search here indicates that many of the political junkies in this hidey-hole have been supporters of his in the past. What say you now?
  8. clayville

    NBA Playoffs

    Anybody catch that Celtics-Cleveland game 7? :wow I confess I'm not a huge basketball fan (just got swept up by the local interest), but dang that was an exciting thing to watch. LeBron James played like a man possessed, and if it hadn't been for Paul Pierce I could have said "... but it takes...
  9. clayville

    For the geek who has almost everything...

  10. clayville

    Keef, you beauty!

    This was fun... http://men.style.com/gq/features/full?id=content_6699&pageNum=1
  11. clayville

    So... Eliot Spitzer

    I don't quite know why I'm even bringing this sordid mess up, "Happy Valentine's Day to Me" aspect and all. I'm sure there'll be lots of glee in some circles on Wall Street, and there's certainly nothing quite like a sanctimonious crusader brought low... of any stripe. :ganz I'm all for...
  12. clayville

    Avalanches on Mars

    Wow! :wow http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA10245
  13. clayville

    R.I.P Evel

  14. clayville

    PLEKing half-built guitars

    Gibson recently put up a really nice site for their ES line with lots of good stuff (factory tour, history, performance videos... one of the nicest things I've seen them do). Anyway, in the introductory text on the front page they mention that the ES's are now PLEKed. News to me... but that's...
  15. clayville

    Gibson shows a little ES love

    Haven't seen this posted... http://www.gibson.com/_microsite/electricspanish/customMemphis.html
  16. clayville

    New Yorker article on Ken Parker

    The Parker Fly guy. I think I've only ever picked up a Fly once, and so could be relaying info many of you already know, but the article was to me an interesting profile about him and his new guitar quest: an acoustic archtop called The Olive Branch. It's made from a laminate of some of the...
  17. clayville

    Strap locks for a center/heel poistion 335-style button?

    I have a 356 with an upper strap button located at the heel of the neck like a 335 (i.e. not on the horn). Is there a strap locking solution that won't change or tilt the way the guitar hangs off the strap? I'm concerned that either Dunlops or Schallers will stick out so far from the body that...
  18. clayville

    Gibson Wiki

    :rolleyes: http://wiki.gibson.com/MainPage.ashx
  19. clayville

    Escaping Britney

    Is there a good, newsy, useful internet portal/home page option for friggin' adults out there any more? :hmm I understand they need to make a living and all, but I'm so sick of being bombarded by "news" of talentless starlets, two-headed snakes, somebody's cute kids, chat worlds, inane videos...
  20. clayville

    Tour de France

    Like many people who don't even ride, I've been spellbound by the sheer spectacle of the Tour over the last few years. Surely its the hardest athletic event in the world -- 28 days of brutal physical exertion, with astonishing strategic moves, hair-raising downhills, gut-wrenching uphills and...