Seven 9s and 10s

Track:
Cowboy Song

Artist:
Thin Lizzy

Album:
Jailbreak

scholvin:

Cowboy Song // Thin Lizzy

3:17 Kick-ass Irish band for 3-17

Fact: some of the best guitar tones ever recorded are on Jailbreak. This song features three stone killers: the phasered clean stuff at the beginning, and then both Robertson’s and Gorham’s individual lines throughout. Searing.

There’s a reason I lug a 37-year-old Marshall around.

+1, ♥, ★ etc., for everything John said.

I’ve been thinking a bit lately about how musical styles change and evolve through time. I’m not a musicologist so I can’t seem to come to any clear conclussions, but I can’t for the life of me figure out why the “classic rock” period only had about 15* good years before it was replaced by something else (punk or metal - you choose), nor why it hasn’t seen a genuine revival - though maybe I should be thankful for the latter.

*(I consider the classic rock period to include the years 1965 (debut of The Who) through 1980 (deaths of Lennon and Bonham) and I describe the sound as blues-based rock that is usually guitar-centric.)

News flash: government issues Break Out of Jail Free card

irreverend:

Owners of the iPhone will be able to legally break electronic locks on their devices in order to download software applications that haven’t been approved by Apple Inc., according to new government rules announced Monday.

Ruling Allows ‘Jailbreaking’ of iPhones - NYTimes.com

And just like that, I no longer feel anxiety about having a jailbroken iPod Touch.

Let me tell you, the independent developers that are making jailbroken apps and hacks for iOS are some extremely talented individuals.  Tweaks such as customized swipe gestures to launch specific apps, hidden apps, and custom docks (6 apps!) all provide significantly increased functionality to an already great operating system.

Cheers to the EFF for spearheading this dramatic consumers right change.