Sunday, 29 June 2008

Pop principles

This bass was built by the Luthier Nathaniel MillerImage via WikipediaOne of the main reasons I've always been attracted to pop music is the beauty of the stuff. The guitar is a very beautiful artefact, and some more than others. The guitars used by this lot, for example, are extremely covetable, despite the fact that the dude doesn't know WTF he's doing with it in his hands.

I used to have a bass guitar that looked a bit like this:

but the gorgeousness of the instrument (mine was even redder) didn't outweigh the PITA of being the bass player. So it had to go.

I suppose it will disappoint a lot of pop fans to realise that matters they imagined to be of crucial importance can in fact be decided on such superficial criteria. But hey, that's the way it goes.

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