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Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, in 2001. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago’s hardcore punk scene, and went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording their debut album, Take This to Your Grave (2003). The album became an underground success and helped the band gain a dedicated fanbase through heavy touring, as well as some moderate commercial success.

While Fall Out Boy’s music has been typically described as pop punk and pop rock, the band were generally seen in the mid-2000s at the forefront of the “emo pop” explosion. Take This to Your Grave has often been cited as an influential blueprint for pop punk music in the 2000s.

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Three acoustic guitars (two of them just incredible collector pieces, and one just a “player” and therefore quite affordable!) for sale at Folkway Music, in Waterloo, Canada (not too far from Toronto).

  • First is a guitar I would LOVE to own.  A 1932 Gibson L-00 in excellent condition.  It had not been put out on the floor yet but my buddy estimated the price would be ~$5 or $6k (in USD I think).  I saw Rodney Crowell playing one like this a couple of years ago with Emmylou Harris at Massey Hall in Toronto.  I think it is just gorgeous!
  • Bottom left, is a vintage 1934 Martin 000-28 so clean it does not look 81 years old.  One of the best sounding acoustic guitars I have ever heard.  It had better sound good though, considering the price tag of $25,000 USD!!!  ;)  I urge you to try a $25,000 guitar if you ever get a chance.  It will blow your mind to be holding that much money in guitar form!  ;)
  • Lastly we have a 1949 Gibson LG-1.  It’s in fair condition…still very playable…but because the top was refinished to black and a few other parts have been changed (the tuners and bridge for example) it is selling at a very reasonable price of $999 CAD.  If I wasn’t so broke this one would have come home with me!  ;)
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The Smiths - This Charming Man (live)

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On this day in music history: May 22, 1965 - “Ticket To Ride” by The Beatles hits #1 on the Hot 100 for 1 week. Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, it is the eighth number one single in the US for “The Fab Four”. Written primarily by John Lennon, the song will carry a dual meaning. In part, it will be a play on the phrase “ticket to Ryde”, meaning a British Railways ticket to the town of Ryde on the Isle Of Wight in England. Lennon will also make it a sly reference to The Beatles days of performing in Hamburg, Germany. In this case, the “tickets” being cards carried by prostitutes indicating they had been given a clean bill of health, with “ride or riding” being a euphemism for sexual intercourse. The track will be recorded at Abbey Road Studios in London on February 15, 1965, and features Paul McCartney playing lead guitar on a Beatles single for the first time. He will also be instrumental in arranging the songs’ unique rhythm pattern, suggesting it to Ringo Starr. Released on April 9, 1965, it is the first release from the band’s second film “Help!”, set to be released in July. However, when the record is released in the US, Capitol Records will erroneously print on the label that the song is from the film “Eight Arms To Hold You” which is the original working title of the film while it is in production. The single will also be backed with the initially non-LP B-side “Yes It Is”, recorded the day after “Ride” on February 16, 1965. The song will be added to the US album “Beatles VI” in June of 1965, though in the UK it will not surface on an album until the release of the compilation “Love Songs” in 1977. Entering the Hot 100 at #59 on April 24, 1965, “Ticket To Ride” will streak to the top of the chart four weeks later. “Ticket To Ride” is covered by The Carpenters on their 1969 debut album “Offering”, and becomes their first chart single.  The album is re-titled “Ticket To Ride” in late 1970 after the group makes their breakthrough with the single “(They Long To Be) Close To You”.