Spain

Three More Records

Picked up three more records, I’ll get around to adding them to the list shortly (now done).
First is a 1957 press of Juanito Valderrama – Ole Flamenco
Second is Manitas de Plata – Flamenco the Spain of Manitas
Third is a WRC (approx 1971 press) of Stomu Yamash’ta – Percussion

Juanito Valderrama

Juanito Valderrama

Manitas de Plata

Manitas de Plata

Stomu Yamash'ta

Stomu Yamash’ta

More Guitars – Asturcon’s This Time

Picked up two more guitars, both Asturcon’s – short run instruments that kick arse 😛 I’ll add pics of them as soon as I get a new camera seein as mine went tits up grrrrrrrrr and I hate using my stoopid fone.
The first is an Asturcon Carlos Garcia signature “Maestro de Metal” with Humbucker Single Humbucker pup setup, a single run of 150 in 2008, mine is number 19 – what an ear melter NYAH!! LOL the 2nd is an Asturcon “Grey Wolf” Single and Split pup bass, same vintage. The serial numbering is a tad confusing though – you have to add 50 to the last two digits and mine is 58 so that makes it a 2008 so if you had a number like 050958 (just made that number up) the actual serial number is 0509 with 58 being the 2008 year, 05 is the model so that leaves 09 which is the manufacture month so that’s September.
05 – Maestro de Metal
09 – September
58 – 2008
19 – run number (sig’s only)

Confusing bastards 🙂 but the give-aways for genuines are the numbers are on the back of the headstock next to the Carlos Garcia signature and stamped in to the neck stock on a cock-eyed angle – sig versions like mine also have in the neck stock a CG after the serial number indicating a sig series. I’m having less luck finding info the Grey Wolf but I’ll keep searching.

UBIWorldTV – You Suck

We had initially a STB from SelectTV so we could watch stuff from Chile and Spain, they (Select) start going under so they sold it on to UBIWorld who, after a little over a year shut up shop (voluntary administration) without a single shred of contact to its clients apart from a brief scrolling banner on a Greek channel, something we didn’t have.

Originally TARBS which went bankrupt, it was relaunched as UBIWorld by the TARBS owner’s wife (convenient) and that too has now gone by the wayside. If you are a foreign national but a proud Australian in Australia then you may as well forget seeing programs in your own language as the likes of Foxtel, Austar etc couldn’t give a flying fuck about you, you minority you. The likes of the UBIWorld type companies have no hope in surviving in a country that panders to the multi-nationals e.g. Foxtel as it’s not worth their while to invest in the infrastructure (oops that already exists – silly me). 

Oh well back to watching what one must laughingly call FTA TV pfft who gives a flying fuck about ‘the block’ or ‘the voice’ – not fuckin’ me that’s for sure, thankfully I have better things to do!!

Boredom again :P

 

Maybe I’ll stop painting the bike one day NOT!!
This version is Protec base black under SFX Blue Pearl in Protec Top Coat Clear. Next comes the flamenco dancer on the top of the tank and the word ‘Gitana’ on the sides – I’ve just got to decide what she’ll look like, which may well take me forever :P. You can also see the 4″ forward control extensions that make the ride sooooo much more comfy.

Either way, the airbrushing will be done with my trusty Iwata HP-C Plus with Iwata Medea Com-Art and Createx paints.

1999 XVS1100 Blue Pearl Over Black 1999 XVS1100 Blue Pearl Over Black

This is BRILLIANT

I’m not overly fussed if you like flamenco or not, I do and that’s all that matters to me!! This YouTube vid is Enrique Morente’s ‘Agnus Dei’ the bailador you hear around the 3:15 mark is Juan Ramirez, search for him on YouTube and be prepared for a serious treat.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5I7DEKK63jY[/youtube]

Top Ten TV (so far this year :P)

I might be old but ain’t forgot what it’s all about 😛 so here is my top ten female news and or current affairs tv show anchors. They’re not in any particular order, just how they get saved of my PC.

Tracy Grimshaw

Tracy Grimshaw

Almudena del Pozo

Almudena del Pozo

Marilo Montero

Marilo Montero

Pilar GarcĂ­a Muniz

Pilar GarcĂ­a Muniz

Lisa Wilkinson

Lisa Wilkinson

Maria Casado

Maria Casado

Ana Pastor

Ana Pastor

Francisca GarcĂ­a-Huidobro

Francisca GarcĂ­a-Huidobro

Beatriz Perez Aranda

Beatriz Perez Aranda

Ana Ibanez Llorente

Ana Ibanez Llorente

As You Can See

I’ve changed the theme AGAIN 🙂 one day I’ll leave it alone but I doubt that’ll be any time soon jejeje

Hmm Interesting!

How interesting is this. Comparing four city’s, the most expensive to live in (lower number the worst) is yes you guessed it, SYDNEY with an overall rating of 17, followed by Birmingham at 45, Barcelona at 105 and Santiago de Chile at 129 – wondered where all me money went, now I know!!

R.I.P. Enrique Morente

Esto no es un adiĂłs Enrique Morente, esto es gracias por tu donaciĂłn al mundo, tu voz, tu corazĂłn y tu alma.
Es posible que se ha ido, pero nunca serĂĄ olvidado – Vaya Con Dios y el descanse en paz.

This is not goodbye Enrique Morente, this is thank you for your giving the world your voice, your heart and your soul.
You may be gone but you will never be forgotten – Go With God and Rest In Peace.

I’ve Heard. . .

I have heard, that your life is planned. Well I’d like to meet to the head of planning so I could PUNCH HIM IN THE FACE!!