analog power!

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Goodbye to the analog dashboard, now everything will be digital.

12" instrument screen customizable. It is so customizable that even the sound of the engine is adjustable.

Pre-collision assistance, pedestrian detection, new 10-speed automatic transmission.

2018 Ford Mustang 

While Colbert’s off-the-book “thank you” to Jon was very emotional and incredible to watch, I also think we need to talk about his Lord of the Rings metaphor that preceded it. It was actually an incredible analogy.

Jon had the power to play in a political/political media space. From pundits like Bill O’Reilly to actual politicians of every kind, that space lived in I would say a solid decade of constant terror that Jon would stage some kind of coup and take over their world. But what they didn’t realize was he didn’t want to do that. Like he said to Stephen, he never wanted that power. He sought not to wield it but rather to destroy it, to remove the power from cable news and lying senators in an attempt to - as he said - uncover their bullshit. In another fictional metaphor, he didn’t want to be the Wizard, he just wanted to pull back the curtain so no one could be the Wizard. 

It reminds me of a quote from Stephen, actually, in the joint interview he and Jon did in Rolling Stone years ago. He said, “We claim no respectability. There’s no status I would not surrender for a joke. So we don’t have to defend anything.” They didn’t have to be right or honest or consistent or any things for which we criticize political leaders. They just had to be funny. And I love how much that just fucking drove everyone they were criticizing crazy.

anonymous asked:

hey fren. i know it's tough right now but i just wanted to swing in to let you know that you are not alone in this. if you feel alone, know that i'm right there with you and i care about you so much. remember at the show in bozeman when the power failed? right now life is kinda like that. yeah, the power's out, but the lights are gonna come back on eventually. stay safe. stay alive |-/

this means so much to me. this message alone is going to keep me going. the bozeman show meant the world to me it was the best day of my life and it’s what has kept me alive this past month and its just such a good analogy like when the power went out there i never doubted anything we just sang until the lights came back on and i just knew it was gonna be ok and maybe i need to view my situation like that. thank you so much |-/

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I pretty much only post pedals/guitar gear but I’m also totally obsessed with analog synths and vintage keyboards in general. Now I’ve finally got space for them.
Here’s what’s up:
Rhodes mkii eighty eight - this one belongs to my wife. I pretty much forced her to buy it when she was still my girlfriend. It’s enormous and heavy but sounds perfect and I’ve slowly figured out how to keep it in shape.
Nord Electro - Also my wife’s because the Rhodes is too big and heavy to gig. I tend to use it for the mellowtron samples and occasionally organs.
Yamaha cs-01 - super simple battery powered analog synth (with digital oscillators). $10 at value village. Awesome pulse wave modulation and thick basses.
Moog/Realistic MG1- everything you need in a mono-synth as far as I’m concerned. $50 at a garage sale.
Korg Polysix - a birthday gift from my wife in our very early days. It was mad cheap. It’s awesome and pretty much used for pads/arpeggiators.
All three synths were made in 1981. The same year I was.