On October 30, 2020, a pallet of new Gibson Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom Silverburst Guitars was stolen from a Sweetwater Music truck at the Flying J Travel Center in Whiteland, IN. The truck was en route to Fort Wayne, IN, the headquarters of Sweetwater Sound. “Somehow out of a truck full of guitars, this one pallet was singled out and stolen at a truck stop,” says Sweetwater Chief Supply Chain and Merchandising Officer Phil Rich. Totaling close to $95,000 in guitars, Rich believes that the perpetrator(s) knew exactly what to look for and when.
Hey what’s up. I just got back from a long day spent grazing my way through the Summer Fancy Food Show, which is taking over Javits Convention Center here in Manhattan through Tuesday July 1st. What a fun show! You always arrive home with a full tummy and an even fuller bag of delicious food samples from vendors, literally, all over the globe. This year, I was very happy and surprised to meet John Bongiovi, whose son fronts a eponymous, rather well known rock band, but spells the family name a bit differently. Artistic license!
John Sr, was at Fancy Food to shill for the family Pasta Sauce business, and my pal Anne and I had the chance to not only taste their delicious sauce over a bit of perfectly cooked pasta, but we also got to chat a bit with Mr. Bongiovi, who is super nice and quite handsome. If I were ten years older and he was single, I would be all over it.
The Bongiovi Pasta Sauce Booth was raffling off this awesome Les Paul guitar signed by John Jr. It looks like a nice guitar. Anne and I made him pose with it.
The Sunset Strip and Gibson Guitar have announced the addition of a new guitar to GuitarTown on The Sunset Strip, a public art project launched in August 2010 featuring more than twenty-five 10-foot tall fiberglass Gibson Les Paul model guitars strategically placed on the legendary Sunset Strip in West Hollywood. Well-known Los Angeles street artists have collaborated for this one-of-a-kind piece. The guitar will be on display as part of Maximillian Gallery and prominent art blog Melrose and Fairfax’s collaborative exhibit “What Graffiti is to New York – Street Art is to Los Angeles.”Continue reading GuitarTown Sunset Strip Art Project Adds New Street Art Guitar!→
Les Paul, inventor of the solid-body electric guitar, passed away on August 13th, 2009 at the age of 94, due to complications from pneumonia. This news makes me so sad, I can’t even think of anything to say about it right now, but you can read an obit from the New York Times at This Link.
The Legendary Les Paul, father of the modern, solid body electric guitar and inventor of numerous ground breaking audio recording techniques, turns 94 today, having been born on this day, June 9th, in 1915. Happy Birthday, Les!