Those who have been here a while will definitely have come across UnklMickey, who was a prolific, enthusiastic, thoughtful, amusing and sometimes irascible contributor to this forum, up until he disappeared unexpectedly just over two years ago. We don't know what happened, but I fear he may have passed.
He made many helpful posts, which are still here, but his diagrams are no longer visible since his photobucket account has gone inactive.
So I decided to restore his ttree main design threads in the schematics section, by caching his diagrams elsewhere and adding new links. I kept the original links too, just for reference.
Here there are:
This one is a design using a rotary switch to select many options from a hum-bucker and a single coil:
I'm not aware of anyone having his actual name or location. Without at least that info, I can't imagine how you would start to find him, unless the last IP address he logged in from could be traced. Even that could be a hotel or a Starbucks anyway.
This was all a bit before my time around here, but I've read many of his offerings- and glad these designs were salvaged, at least.
BTW, John, you should either repost this in schematics, or perhaps just sticky it here. Now that you're a Global Mod, that's your call!
until he disappeared unexpectedly just over two years ago.
Wow that sucks. Just out of curiosity, how old is this site?
April 2005 - the previous GN forum which had been running for a number of years was trashed by hackers. it was a shock, I was online at the time having recently joined, and as I recall Wolf was too. (it wasnt us!)
The owner of the old site, John Atchley did not want to rebuild the forum site, which had taken much of his own time and expense.
So Random Hero valiantly stepped up to set up this ProBoard site, and here we still are, by far the best guitar site on the www!
Now, you had to reach back into the past to pull that one out . . . You're dating yourself, D!
But it is the only pop song I know written about prison rape . . .
Sh!t, is that what that song is about?! ...
... in that case, it sounds more like I'm date-raping myself than dating myself!
I'm off to the schematics section to post Unk's magic.
Gotta go with D2o on this one, newey. Most websites I found (or to be more precise, that Google found for me) consider the lyrics a euphemism for bashing the Bishop. The refernece to a cell isn't about prison, it's about keeping things private.... at the moment in question, you understand.
Rule #1: All Lives Are Final. Make sure that the life you have just been issued is appropriate for your needs, before departing the womb.
Rule #2: In case you don't like the life you have, see Rule #1.
Gotta go with D2o on this one, newey. Most websites I found (or to be more precise, that Google found for me) consider the lyrics a euphemism for bashing the Bishop.
Well, I never thought there was much dispute about the meaning of the lyrics. "Turning Japanese" was the punchline to an old joke, roughly on the same level as the one about not dropping the soap in the shower . . .
Now if someone could just explain to me what "Little Black Egg" is about . . .
This just in from some dude’s comments over on “The Youtube”:
The 'Little Black Egg' is the universe. The 'little white specks' are stars. 'The Tree' is the 'Tree of Life'. "Here comes Mary, here comes Lee" (short for Levi) refers to Catholicism and Judaism. "I won't let them stretch their necks" refers to keeping the (Masonic) secrets of the universe safe. "Oh Gol-durn! What can I do?" refers to mankind's helplessness before the Creator and eternal damnation. "The little Black Egg's gonna tell on you" refers to our sins being revealed after death.
Well, that’s enough of that for me. If you’ll excuse me, I’m “just going up to the office to use the photocopier” (thanks for that very useful link, sumgai ;D ).
Yeah, I would agree with "Yummy, Yummy" at the top of the list as well. "Worst" and "dumbest" aren't exactly the same in my mind though. I like "Little Black Egg" whether it has any meaning lyrically or not.
Man, whoever came up with that fluff must have been on something...that whole Little Black Egg thing is just comical as Hell...
This seems more like the ramblings of some grad student trying to justify the 6 years and thousands of their parent's dollars foddered off on a Liberal Arts/Philosophy degree...but that's just my take.
I don't think much of anything recorded in this country for the past 50 years has much depth to it...but, deep doesn't sell as well as formula, so...
My guess is you don't have to go much deeper then a 12-pack and some narciferous herbs to explain Black Egg...
"Fascism should rightly be called Corporatism, as it is the merger of corporate and government power." - Benito Mussolini
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross." - Sinclair Lewis (1935)
"History, in general, only informs us of what bad government is." - Thomas Jefferson
“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.” - Oscar Wilde
... I was just thinking that I bet Unk would have loved to participate in this wacky, completely derailed thread ...
Yeah, I suppose it could just as easily be that the black egg was just a hallucination one guy was having while he tried to focus on the other guy ... who just stopped his car in the middle of the road so he wouldn't hit the hallucination of a cow that was in front of him ... who knows?
P.S. I am embarrassed to admit that my little sister and I used to do a pretty good rendition of that muskrat song ... and I loved the song "Tell Laura I Love Her" ...
Is it my imagination, or do you hear the drummer's bass pedal squeaking throughout the Nightcrawler's original version of that tune?
This discussion of good vs bad, likes vs. dislikes reminds me of the late night bull sessions in my college dorm, where rock criticism was a frequent topic once sufficient mood-altering substances had been consumed. One guy's favorite was another's garbage, and on and on all night.
One night, after way too much back and forth in this vein, we came up with a RULE, which was thereafter rigorously enforced. The Rule stated that everyone was entitled to have 3 favorite bands for which no critical justification was required; you just liked them and that was that, no one else was permitted to disagree with any of your 3. Nor could you disagree with theirs. All anyone had to say was "Well, they're one of my three." and all argument immediately had to cease and move on to another subject.
But 4 favorites were not permitted, naming a fourth after the first 3 exposed you to having to justify your opinion. It was just arbitrarily set at 3 bands or artists.
I don't now recall all 3 that I picked as being "off limits", but AC/DC was one.
There was an exception to the rule, since all rules have exceptions. No one was allowed to pick KISS as a favorite- everyone had free rein to hate on KISS with impunity.
Looking back, it is hard to see how we used to get so worked up about this stuff, but somehow at the time it all seemed vitally important.
If I recall correctly (and I may not), the original genesis of the Rule came about one evening when someone professed to liking The Runaways- before being roundly verbally browbeaten by all and sundry in attendance. Ironic, given that they are to be a Major Motion Picture coming soon to a theatre near you.
I also remember plastered discussions at 4:00 in the morning, somehow still awake even after all the beer ... "yeah, Springsteen and Bono are good friends, apparently" and what-not, straightfaced - even though we were still half-bombed. It was like it was a measure of credibility to "know", and to sound like you know ...
I even got a little worked up one time while expounding on the virtues of Neil Young ... to my Dad!
Who knows? ... but all these years later I've once again found an acoustic guitar in my hands. Still can't play worth a damn.