Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thank you, Richard Lloyd!

It may be a well-known, oft-used phrase by the hip New York-musician types, but I'd never heard it before [although the concept is so damned obvious that my head hurts . . .].

In describing a record he was wildly excited about -- a SOUND he was wildly excited about -- Lloyd said

"oh, man, that is a short wire record! Short wire, loud guitars!"

Thanks to the engineers, Bob QUine, and Matthew Sweet, Lloyd ensured that Girlfriend was a


for our readers not familar with the recording or amplifying provesses, guitar-playing geeks and recording-engineer-like nerds love to buy lots of boxes that make all kindsa wacky sounds -- which usually date a record ten seconds after it's made, or make a guitar sound like -- a guitar played througha little floor box. But i digress .. . . .

A short wire implies that it's skipping all of that extra nonsense, and the guitar plugs right into the amp and kicks some fucking ass coming out in a loud, rocking way.

Steve Allen could explain WHY it rocks, but, again, I digress . . . . . .

He didn't have to die, you know.

You mean, just now?

Chatter is what they say, ya know?


Anonymous does he love us said...

funny i was just listening to Girlfriend today marveling at the absurd sounds coming out of Quine's guitar.

RIP Quine.

Sunday, December 24, 2006 10:37:00 am  
Anonymous Tomanonymous said...

Quine "absurd", otis?!?!

Thursday, December 28, 2006 8:41:00 am  

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