Interesting that apple aren’t going to service computers that’ve been in smokey environments now. I read that they say the internal components get covered in a goo that stops the machine from venting heat. Don’t remember if they said ‘goo’ exactly but whatever the wording was, it left a pretty vivid little picture in my head, and a nasty one.

This is a 1981 Bullet, fender guitar.


I was pretty keen on buying it a while back but the chumps wouldn’t post overseas. These aren’t cool yet but I predict they will be. Something about the wear on this, the chipping of the paint on the pickguard, and the combination of colours reminds me of an old plane that’s crashed into the side of a foggy south american mountain and created a cargo cult. I don’t know if this particular guitar lived in a smokey environment.

The way inanimate objects get stained makes me think how well the human body is able to take in this stuff and somehow push it back out, but at the same time, how crazy it is to do it at all. Strange that I did for 11 years.

, , , , , — yak sox @ 10:34 am, December 2, 2009


  1. Willie Nelson plays a totally wrecked guitar.

    re the goo.
    married to a full-time muso for 23 years, after a gig, even if the cases were in the room farthest from the bedroom, i could smell the concentrated nicotine that soaked into everything.
    amps stank up the car. I have never ever smoked. evil sticky brown stuff.
    OTOH after all these PC years, this ‘out clause’ has taken a long time for manufacturers to discover.
    Last Feb 7th we had a 47C day and I foolishly used* this notebook – of course it blew up.

    • on a train far from home, that was halted by fires across the line and highway, I was searching on it for motels in the area we stopped in.
      it repaired OK but the downtime was stressful.

    cheers, Ann.oDyne.aka.Marshall.Stacks

    Comment by Bwca Brownie — December 2, 2009 @ 10:50 pm
  2. I’m not a rabid anti-smoker, or at least I hope I’m not, but sometimes I wonder if I’m suffering some kind of cosmic retribution for all the people I mightve quietly ticked off with my smoking, even in public places.

    And it’s one of those things that makes me think I’m not cut out to be a rock n roller when I’m feelin ill because of the smoke in bars on the few occasions when I’ve played out.

    Comment by YS — December 3, 2009 @ 11:31 am

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