Wednesday, December 14, 2016

The Gotye Video Parody Phenomenon - or... Some Funnies That I Choose to Show

Greetings yet again, my fellow prisoners... first off, my apologies for a pretty long winded hiatus, but I have a pretty good share of reasons for not posting to this blog more often. One of the reasons of course was the monumental undertaking of a site revamp that I had to do for my art site, which you see by clicking here. And the reason why that was such a chore was that I had to rebrand each and every art image to incorporate some additional links to other social media sites... well, that and the fact that I decided to compile the entire catalogues of my art onto my site instead of limiting them to my Facebook page, which you can see by clicking here. But enough about my would be artistic shit show... for I've pretty much had it up to here with "art" and the whole bourgeoisie concept of "the art world" for the privileged elite--- if anything, I'd say that I fail as an artist because I'm a worker at heart; always working on something, even if I'm unemployed, damn it! And that whole Horatio Algers' notion about rising up from poverty to make it somewhere through perseverance is just a practical myth in this day and age, for lack of a better term (i.e. fairy tale, or bedtime story, even!).

Anyways, enough of my ranting, let's get to the raving! A while back I stumbled across this song and I hate to admit that it's pretty catchy, because that would be bending to the will of the powers that be that put it there for all the world to see as a top ten phenomenon. But, oh well--- fame is acceptable to those that go out and get it (at all costs); and since you either get it or you don't, you're simply forced to sit by the sidelines and write endlessly like a raving lunatic (just like I'm doing here). Anyways, the song in question is none other than Someone That I Used to Know by Gotye featuring Kimbra, which you can view immediately right below, followed by a selection of parody videos (which I'm limiting the number of because there are SO MANY OUT THERE that it's not even funny)... but please enjoy, either way!





And if that tune wasn't catchy enough, soon a slew of parody videos followed, which culminated in what I can only call The Gotye Parody Video Phenomenon, or GPVP; for abbreviated medical affliction purposes, only I assure you... If you or your loved one suffers from a song repeating over and over in your head, please do yourself a favor and DO NOT, I repeat DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THESE VIDEOS!

For all you Star Wars aficionados...





For all you Hobbits out there...





For all you Whovians out there...





For all you Marvel enthusiasts out there...





For all you scholarly folk...





For the politically unconscious...





For all you dog and cat lovers out there...





For the heavily intoxicated...





And for those of you who feel that the whole
(21st century) culture is going down on itself...






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And the list just goes on and on... really! Just do a search for Gotye parodies! Trust me--- your head will spin at the sight of all of these results! Well, any who, I hope you enjoyed all this bloggerific fluff... more rich and meaningful content will sure be soon to follow, I hope! Until then, this has been P.S. Elliott (AKA: Some blogger that you used to know, by the name of Dr. Gonzo XXVII) reporting for the disassociated blog that is The Gnoyze Guitar Mods & More Web Blog.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Guitar Made Of Clay?

Every once in a while, one come across something so extraordinarily out of place (and sometimes out of sorts) that immediately makes them say: "NOW I'VE SEEN EVERYTHING!!!" It just so happens that the last time this moment of realization happened to me was when I saw this video posted by StewMac that showcased a rare ceramic guitar prototype from the mid sixties. Yes, you read that right--- it's a CERAMIC guitar; as in... made out of clay?


Does it sound crazy? Well, considering the many alternatives to a guitar body made out of traditional wood (i.e. acrylic, 3D print material, cardboard - remember that one?) that have come out in the history of guitar making, it's not entirely too surprising. What is a little surprising, however, is that this guitar only got as far as being a patent applied for prototype and only a very small quantity of these guitars was ever produced. Sadly, the concept just didn't take off for Jake Kindlesparker, who was the brilliant designer behind this idea. You can find out more about this guitar as well as the method used to produce it in the videos below...





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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Mike Battle - Hold On




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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Fable Cry - Dead Or Alive (For Now) (Official Video)




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Sunday, March 20, 2016

The First Fender Strat with George Gruhn

Greetings once again, my fellow modheads... I was just perusing through Facebook, when I happened to come across this pretty cool and very historically informative video that I thought best to share with my readers, since it is of a highly guitar related nature, of course! The video in question features what is believed to be the very first serial numbered Fender Stratocaster of the iconic strat line of guitars; as explained by George Gruhn of Gruhn Guitars.

Image of George Gruhn and the 1st Serial Numbered Stratocaster Guitar

It's really the early production line standards such as the serial number being printed on the tremolo plate cover and the Bakelite knobs, for example, that really astound me.  The other thing that's amazing to find out about is how the early strats only had three way blade switches, as the technology for a five way switch wouldn't be developed 'til decades later... which basically meant that a lot of players would jam something like a matchstick in between certain positions to get that in between sound (AKA: two pickups at once) out of their instrument.  But hey! That's just the prototypist in me, being taken aback by successive technological revisions and whatnot... just have a look for yourself and enjoy this video here...



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