A few years back I bought the Eastwood Breadwinner. Then last year the Eastwood P90 Special. As a product of the 60s and all the psychedelics that go along with “my era”, I decided to take the Breadwinner and have a custom paint design done to it.
As promised, here is my follow-up list to last month’s ‘My Top 10 Albums of 2011’ post. Cheers!
Eastwood Celebrity Sightings: Tom Hamilton, G Love, Miss Alex White, Jay Codina, Casey Crescenzo, Bill Nelson, Ripley Johnson, Tara Elliott, Simonne Jones, Milos Angelov, Abraham Millett, Creepoid, Rico (Forever the Sickest Kids), Obie O’Brien
To kick off the opening of our new Liverpool warehouse, I spend more than half of November in UK and Europe. We started in London, headed to Denmark Street to visit a couple of our dealers there – Macari’s Music and WUNJO Guitars – two of London’s finest guitar shops. Our 4-day road trip pushed on to visit existing and perspective dealers in London, Brighton, Southampton and in Thame – just east of Oxford – we visited new Eastwood Dealer VINTAGE and MODERN Guitars who were preparing for their grand opening.
Just got back from an 8 day trip to UK. I will have more details in next months newsletter – including exclusive video interviews – but here is a snapshot of what we were up to. Our first day in London included a visit with Chris Spedding, who was messing around with his Airline Town & Country before heading off on a European Tour playing guitar for Bryan Ferry.
Twenty Eight years ago in Toronto, CANADA, an 18 yr old music fan slipped backstage, unnoticed by the distracted security people. Up a staircase, down a hall, then back down another staircase. He heard voices coming from the bands dressing room. He quietly stepped inside and said, “Mr. Nelson, will you please autograph my Album?” The memory seems like it was just yesterday. There, standing in front of me was my guitar hero, Bill Nelson of Be Bop Deluxe. He smiled and obliged. I turned to pose with Bill for a picture as my friend prepared to snap it. “What? No film?” My good friend Wally Moss had forgotten to load film in the camera. Go figure. People follow their passions – Wally’s was photography, mine was the electric guitar – and the musicians who made them sing. Bill Nelson remains one of the best.
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