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Local Music Notebook: Rare Ramones & The Spudocaster

A loose collection of whatnot.

1. The Ramones at Old Chicago in Bolingbrook and B'ginnings in Schaumburg in 1979. Plus, a 1978 report from WCIA-TV in Champaign including footage from the Red Lion Inn (set list here). Uploaded to YouTube this week by abigfile.


2. "Brothers Timothy and Nikki Chooi playing on their new instruments; Timothy plays on a 1729 Guarneri 'Del Gesu' and Nikki plays on a 1700 Taft Stradivari.

"This video was recorded at the Sherry-Brener Ltd. fine instrument shop in Chicago,IL. October 20, 2012.

"These fine instruments are generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts."

(These are $5 million violins. Background here.)


3. Rig Rundown: Devo at the Chicago Theatre.

Including the Spudocaster.


4. From Bass Club Chicago.

"Mike Lull makes some of the best basses on the market and this jazz is not exception. This M4V comes in at 7.5lbs and the Lindy Fralin pickups give it a smooth rich tone. Mike Lull offers highly customizable basses at a affordable price. This bass has a Ash body, hipshot hardware, Rosewood Fretboard, and a neck heel notch. Bass Club always has Mike Lulls in stock including the Jeff Ament Sig. Thunderbirds, and alot more! This bass is available for: $2,400."


5. Carly Rae Jepsen's encore in Rosemont on Tuesday night.


Comments welcome.


Posted on October 25, 2012

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