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1. london was awesome. random highlights:

seeing jimi hendrix’s and john lennon’s old houses
catching up with old friends
good coffee
brick lane
sunday up market
full english breakfast!
seeing hipsters (trendy mutherfuckers)
shoreditch
good times with jamie ruth
british museum
pavement / the clean
soho in general.

2. here’s a bunch of cool flash from a german book I saw at good times:

2. here’s a botanical drawing of some banksias i’ve nicked from some other blog because i think it looks cool.

3. how about this: i’ll be seeing the following bands in the space of a week. excited:

– heavy trash
– dead meadow
– the clean
– dinosaur jr.
– pavement

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grandgtrs

the guitar we built for the musik messe was featured in the april issue of german guitar magazine grandgtrs. awesome.

western betrayal

Just a bunch of random photos:

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I live about 200 metres away from this bad boy, pretty handy homing beacon for rides home:
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went to a party today in an unused part of an industrial park next to a canal in south neukölln:
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this is a guitar i’m building for myself this week. it’s a mini-baron; cross between a rickenbacker and a fender mustang, but it’s got a full scale neck. I’ll probably relic it bit more and respray to a faded olympic white:
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This is Sebastian in the workshop we build last week, next door to the shop. We now have our own workshop space to put guitars together once the necks and bodies are ready, and also for repairs.
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neukölln:
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This is my NEW BIKE!! Columbus tubing, shimano rsx etc. The brand is Swiss Master, handmade in Switzerland (duh!)
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Saw this couple on the train near Kottbuser Tor:
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this is the view outside my apartment window on neue schönhauser allee in Mitte:IMGP1884

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These are from the canal that runs next to the üfer through kreuzberg and neukölln. Awesome place to hangout on sunny afternoon:
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don’t mention the war

Music Messe is an international trade fair for musical instrument, electronics and effects companies etc. which is held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In about 3 and a half hours I have to wake up and meet the guys from the guitar shop, we will then make the 600km drive to Frankfurt in a Volvo 240GL station wagon. We’ve been working late nights all week preparing this guitar just for the show. It’s called the Baron, loosely based on a Rickenbacker bass body shape, with fender contours on the back. The body and neck are African mahogany and the fret board is Brazilian rosewood. Check out the inlays and detail on the ebony binding! The patterns on the aluminium face, scratch plate and tail piece were etched in with acid today. It’s yours for a lazy 8,500 Euros.

Pictures of the finished guitar to follow soon.

yuri landman

Yuri Landman in an experimental luthier who has made instruments for Sonic Youth, Liars and Half Japanese.

new work

snow on the continental