How You Know You’re A Nerd and There’s No Going Back

Hello Peavy Guitar Manufacturers,

I was on the verge of purchasing one of your 1/2 size acoustic Iron Man guitars when I noticed a disturbing problem with the artwork. Iron Man is clearly missing a panel on his helmet. It’s on his forehead right between his eyes. There should be a recessed RED panel on his forehead. Your artwork has a textureless black polygon where there should be armor.

I’ll admit, in some comic book and movie imagery of Iron Man, this recessed portion of the helmet can appear dark and shadowy, but on your guitar, it is flat black despite being located in the most brightly lit part of the helmet. Even if it were a black panel, it should have some degree of shading.  I don’t think Jack Kirby would approve.

What gives? How did Marvel let this happen? Stan Lee must be turning over in his grave! (I know, I know. I’m just that sick of his movie cameos.)

If you don’t know what I’m talking about, take a look at this still from the movies:

Notice that the red panel above his eyes is shaded, but still red.

Is there a guitar with corrected artwork? I’d buy that in a heartbeat. I want a 1/2 size Iron Man guitar, but not one with jankety-ass artwork.

Thanks!

~Rhune

Song Blog: “Starting a Band”

“Starting a Band” began as some chicken scratchings for a bit of stand-up. At some point, I remembered how I don’t like talking on stage all that much and it became my 2nd “radio play.” It was the last track added to American Chipfunk.


The premise is that I am in deep outer space with no one to talk to but my spaceship’s artificial intelligence. I don’t remotely remember why the AI is called “Slim 5000.” That doesn’t even sound like a name fit for a PC. I really hope there isn’t a band out there called “Cleavage,” because if I ever do start a band, that’s the name I want. Enjoy the free MP3 or don’t!

 

The "moose on fire" comes, of course, from the classic film "Knowing," which nobody nothered to see.

 

Comedy or Pornography?

If you go to Youtube to watch my “Coppin’ a Feel” music video, you’ll find it “disabled for violation of the YouTube Community Guidelines.” It looks like this now:

:/ is right.

I appealed, but that just meant I got to write two sentences, click a button and have it denied within minutes. I’m quite unhappy. According to their notice, “YouTube is not the place for nudity, pornography or other sexually provacative content.” It’s a comedy video. Yes, it’s about something sexy, but that doesn’t make it pornography. There’s zero nudity and the imagery is no worse than the average rap video.  I could spend a lifetime watching racier stuff on YouTube, but I won’t.

Instead, I’m asking people to spread their displeasure on twitter using the hashtags, #ShameOnYouTube, #FreedomOfReach and #LifeLibertyAndThePursuitOfGropiness. Let YouTube know that they got it wrong.

If you haven’t seen it, and therefore aren’t sure if you’re outraged yet, the video is below. Judge for yourself. Is this comedy or pornography?

Coppin’ a Feel (Official Music Video)

The Music of Loveline

As you might know, I’ve been working for Loveline for about a year as a video producer. The show streams live on the internet every Sunday-Thursday at 10pm (PST). It’s a cool job because not only do they pay me, but sometimes I get to do funny and/or musical videos based on Loveline content. I would like to share some of my favorite musical bits from Loveline:





Mp3s are available on the Loveline homepage here and here.