Dean Ween spent the last few years looking for an adequate backup guitar without much success. The master luthiers over at the Fender Custom Shop came up with a solution by offering to replicate the red frankenstein stratocaster the Ween guitarist has been playing forever. Deaner recently sent the axe to the custom shop, where the guitar makers took the guitar apart to photograph and weigh each of the components. Check out this page for a detailed set of photos.
Here’s a batch of links to keep you busy this morning:
- The Dolans plan to renovate MSG instead of building a new one
- Axl Rose hires two of the best managers in the biz to guide his career
- Vampire Weekend’s Chris Baio considers the backlash a compliment
- Tomorrow marks the beginning of the monthlong, three-program tribute to Paul Simon at the Brooklyn Academy of Music
- British ska legends The Specials talk to the BBC about a reunion
- Stephen Malkmus doesn’t think the Jicks are a classic jam band
- As always Uncle Neddy keeps us updated on the shows of the week
- Andrew Bird describes his songwriting process in a blog on NYTimes.com
And we couldn’t end this column without taking Jim Harrington of the Costa County Times to task. Harrington put together a list of his 10 favorite concert films, and put the Beastie Boys’ Awesome I F*ckin Shot That ahead of The Last Waltz. The Beasties’ film certainly offers a fresh look at the live music experience, but putting it ahead of Martin Scorsese’s masterpiece?
Leave a comment below if you think I’m way off base…