Aug. 14th, 2009

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Much to my dismay, Les Paul died yesterday at the age of 94.

Les was one of the greatest guitarists ever. This is not an opinion. This is fact. The world is poorer for his passing.

That link has some great quotes from Les, including this one: "The secret is not how many notes you play, it's to play the RIGHT note. The RIGHT note is what's important". Today's shredders really ought to remember that. Les had blinding speed, too, before age overtook him, but even then it was his tone and attack that set him apart.

And his influence on others goes without saying. No recording engineer today works without his techniques and technologies. No electric guitarist playing today can say they weren't influenced by Les Paul. This too is not an opinion. This is fact.

All hail the mighty Les Paul! I salute you, sir.

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Also, today's xkcd is an absolute riot.

[[edit: for those who (horrors!) have never played Oregon Trail, you can play online using an Apple IIGS emulator in your browser, here]].

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