Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Hellborg meets Bootsy

Earlier this year bass monster Jonas Hellborg paid a visit to our hero Bootsy Collins. What does this have to do with Buckethead? Both uber talents have played with Buckethead: Hellborg on "Octave of the Holy Innocents" and Bootsy on Praxis, Zillatron, and so on. No, this isn't really news, but how cool would it be to be in the room with these two? Here's a link on Hellborg's site which has a little text and a few photos. I hope Bucket plays with either of these guys again soon!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Buckethead Signature Les Paul

Gibson has release the Buckethead Signature Les Paul to the wild and it's a monster. I won't even try to describe all the details, so see what Gibson has to say. The price tag is a hefty $4300, so start saving today. If only it could make me play like Buckethead...

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

New Death Cube K release

No sooner than I wrote that I haven't seen anything recent, RareNoiseRecords makes a liar out of me. Well, not a liar, just out of it. They have released the latest Death Cube K (it's an anagram, figure it out) CD/Download called Torn From Black Space. Our friends from Wikipedia have a write-up you should check out.

... and a new gig (for me, not Buckethead)

I haven't seen much news in Bucketheadland since the last tour and CD release, but I just though I'd mention that I'm doing some work for a non-profit called 4D Network. Here's the fancy intro statement: The 4D Network is an interconnected group of internationally-minded people who are dedicated to working towards a common vision of a secure, peaceful, sustainable and just world, where all humans have universal rights and adequate quality of life, in which humanity is free to create, push back the boundaries of knowledge and understanding, and realize its full potential. One example of what we're working on is the Millennium Project development goals. Next entry will have something to do with Buckethead, I promise.

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Nice Review of Buckethead's Governor’s Island Show

Just want to turn your attention to a nice write-up of Buckethead's show at Governor’s Island. It's a good article by a guy who was clearly impressed: "The finger-tapping, string snapping master of the fretboard simply stands head and shoulders above any other player the rock world has produced." He also includes a video he took at the show. Damn, I wish I was there... I need a Bucketfix soon! Anyway, you should read the article.

Monday, September 28, 2009

New CD: Needle in a Slunk Stack

Looks like Buckethead has a new CD called "Needle in a Slunk Stack" for sale on Travis Dickerson's website. I haven't heard it yet and don't know much about it other than that it was produced by longtime Bucketbuddies Dan Monti and Albert. I noticed that it has a song called "Astral Traveler" - this couldn't be a Bucket version of the classic Yes song, could it? So far this release is only listed as a CD, not as a downloadable album. As always, you can buy it from Travis.

I expect to doing more posting for the time being. Once again, I killed myself working for a start-up over the last year and had no time to work on Buckety stuff. And I got screwed when my job was off-shored. Again. Hunter S. Thompson was right when he said "The dotcom business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There's also a negative side." Okay, he actually said that about the music business but it still fits.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Good review of Buckethead @ Summer Camp 2009

Sorry for the lack of attention here, but I'm neck deep in another startup and haven't had time for... just about anything. Yeah, some people never learn. Anyway, I thought I'd pass along a link to a positive review of Buckethead's appearance at Summer Camp 2009. Enjoy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Relief. Elation! Cautious Optimism...

Okay, this is somewhat, but not entirely, off topic. We have finally rid ourselves of the Worst President Ever. I suppose "worst ever" might be debatable, but I think I can safely say the worst President of the last half a century. In fact I don't think there is any argument possible. It's going to take Obama a long time to clean up this mess both home and abroad, but at least we have a chance. I mean how long will it take to close Guantanamo, get out of Iraq and Afghanistan, establish diplomacy with Iran and/or North Korea, regain the trust of the rest of the world, restore the First Amendment, fend off another Depression, build an almost decent healthcare system... and the list goes on and on and on...

I don't even want to think how much further we would sink with a McBush/Palin administration. More tax breaks for the rich? Even more reckless bailouts for the very people who got us in this mess? Staying in Iraq for a century? A worse healthcare system? A Palin Presidency? And you thought The Texas Chainsaw Massacre was horror.

This isn't as off-topic as you may think. Buckethead is clearly not a Bush supporter; just listen to "Junior" on the Colonel Claypool's Bucket of Bernie Brains album or anything on "Intelligence Failure" with Viggo Mortensen. So, I think it's a safe bet to say Buckethead is pretty happy today.