Jesal the pap just tweeted that he enjoyed photographing Louis the other day. Now unless he took pictures we haven’t seen yet, I’m going to guess he is the one who was called to take the pictures outside the lawyer’s office. Not sure if anyone can see the credit on them? Louis follows him on Twitter remember…
Because I’m seeing a lot on it on my dash, and maybe not everybody has considered this:
If you see a manip made from one of the photo op pictures with the fan edited out please check the captions and source to make sure it was the fan themselves who did the editing, or explicitly gave permission to a fan artist to do so. Otherwise, those pics were stolen, a fan who paid a lot of money for the photo to be taken removed from it and reposted without credit.
So don’t reblog them, please, unless you’re sure the owner was fine with it.
I got my fabric the other day and got to sew this up last night, my lovely FenHawke pillow. The artwork belongs to @goma-itoh, found here, who so graciously allowed me to use (thank you so much <333) it for personal use, and personal use meant a pillow and LOOK HOW GORGEOUS THESE GUYS ARE. This might be my new fav pillow (and I have a lot of pillows… I have a problem…)
** not pictured: the Captain America Civil War body pillow I just bought yesterday
Sherlock fabric is from Spoonflower although I’m unsure of the seller
Jesse and Sophia are in NYC filming SVU. Not sure if this is part of scene or taking a break but whatever it is Jesse is helping Sophia up. Can see him smiling? Not sure who took the pic because this has been tweeted and instagram. So whoever took the pic, thank you. And I give you credit. This episode seems like a total crossover and not where one of them shows up at the end. I love SVU crossovers. I’m not sure if they will be still filming in NYC. I know Sophia leaving for Paris for that OTH convention
okay!!!! so since i have aLL of my skins geneticized/townified, my legacy heiress ended up with an androgyny skin, and i needed a few more things that were more her style, so i threw together a bunch of random stuff so this is kinda a niche thing for me but i figured maybe u guys might like it too and also i havent shared anything in awhile so!!!! the only good thing to come out of this tumblr update is readmores on photo posts so read on for more info/download link!!!
For those who know the power of the mighty Andrew McMahon:
I have called upon you to join us. A tradition started on the sidewalk in front of the El Rey Theater at the 2012 Dear Jack Benefit in LA. One box of sidewalk chalk and the collective creativity of Andrew’s line-waiting friends later, we had ourselves a chalk-lyric mosaic that stretched for the entire block. Now, fans across the country have followed suit, chalking their hometown venue’s sidewalk with lyrics and art that encompasses Andrew’s universe. I want to make sure all these wonderful expressions are able to be seen by all. Because after all, we are a family. So, I’ve opened an Instragram account dedicated to documenting this lovely phenomenon.
Follow @am_chalk on Instagram and tag #amchalk in your photos when you’re at shows. If you have a picture you’d like us to post, direct pic the account with details such as who created it, the location, and date and we’ll give credit.
Andrew loves seeing the chalk lyrics. Let’s keep it up!
Inbox me here on Tumblr, too, if you have any pictures you would like to share! We love seeing faces as well! Don’t be shy!
A while back I posted a bass list for Maru and here I am re-doing it. For one thing, we have more basses (and bonus guitars mwahaha). But also, when I did my initial post, my research was pretty lousy - I didn’t dig deep enough and there’s some incorrect information in it. Basically, I spent more time looking at the wrong identifiers.
Apologies to the person on tumblr who took this pic - I feel bad when I save things and don’t mark the name because then I can’t give credit. Also, I would much prefer to use my own screencap than someone’s personal picture, but I could not find a single instance in my files where he played this. I’m sure there is something, I just don’t have it. In any case, this was on display at 8sai because it was his first bass ever. Pretty basic. (As a side note, there is actually yet another bass, but I only have a bad shop photo scan of it and it was pretty hard to make out - it basically only existed for one of the Dream Boys runs, not even the one I have access to as far as I know. Given it was such an afterthought, I didn’t bother putting forth the effort. So sorry, long lost bass no one cares about.)
Ah, the long running standard, the bass we’ve all seen, even if we don’t pay attention to basses. This has been the one Maru has played the most, the longest - he’s still playing it as evidenced in KavaKora though I don’t recall it coming out for Juke Box. Still, nice to see it get so much use - it’s almost my de facto favorite because it’s just been around so long.
Okay, here’s where my research failed last time. STR is a Japanese guitar company, but unlike a giant established company (say, Fender), STR has only been around since 2006 and the guitars are made mostly by one crafter. And they’re all basically unique, hence each guitar getting numbered as it’s built. I am fairly certain Maru has #32, which means he got it fairly early in the company’s existence. I’ll never have real confirmation of this since the numbers on the guitar are very small and in places like the bottom of the fingerboard - and as much as I would love a really intimate look at instruments, I am in the vast minority so extreme close ups of specs are not CD extras. Still, if he doesn’t have 32, 32 looks exactly like his - down to the marks on the top and bottom of the body (the “ears”). Poke around, other 449 basses have that finish but not those marks. Besides, given that Maru used the STR for the 47 tour, he would have had to have purchased it prior to Spring ‘07 start date, which means being crafted in 06 makes sense. Point being, it’s pretty given no one else in the world has that STR but Maru…unless he got rid of it because I haven’t seen it since Puzzle. Curious, since it has a nice quality sound to it (not as…sharp? as the Fenders, but that’s an untrained opinion [texture, not intonation]).
Antique is Maru’s words, not mine. I’m inclined to believe him as some of the things on this bass are hallmark of the 60’s precisions from Fender. It has the bottom finger rest which was such a 60’s thing and not common to 70’s models at all. (But of course, anyone could have gotten a custom or a later model and just beat the hell out of it.) More importantly on really good shop photos of this bass, you can see the telltale holes by the bridges indicating that someone removed bridge covers, which were also very 60’s. It is, at least to me, an old guitar. I would love to know who used to own it because I’m a nerd like that. (It so rarely comes out too which clearly means K8 are not playing enough songs that warrant a P bass.)
Still included - still shunned for being a shit bass and not playing and thus denying me bass solo on that DVD. I suppose I should ignore it like I do mystery DB bass, but this one’s an easy identification. Hiss. Let us move on.
What’s nice about the Rickenbacker’s is that they’re very easy to ID. Even though the 4001 v63 isn’t listed on the site, it has the logo curving down, not up, (which was done on reissues to commemorate the fact this was one of Paul McCartney’s signature basses and, as he was left handed, his head was turned the wrong way), and has the dots on the board instead of these occasional triangles. I don’t think Maru actually owns this, but it gets included due to my love of the Rickenbacker.
Man, this one’s a stumper! I do not actually know here, because in general it’s just an American Standard…except it has that bottom finger rest! It’s not really the Vintage '64 because I see no holes of removing the bridge covers. But the standard doesn’t have the rest! Weird, finger rests are kind of…outdated except on vintage models. I seriously doubt he had it added on custom, but who knows. Fender Jazz, American Standard, vintage reissue - lean toward that. 8|a
Oh this is interesting. :Da So the new orange Juke Box bass is a California company and as far as I can tell they do not sell an orange version. Mayhaps Maru got his Ray34 custom painted? (Or who knows, there are tons of vendors.) Point being, it’s not a Fender, so I’ll be interested to listen to Juke Box once it’s out on DVD so I can take a closer listen. It’s nice to have a new brand in the mix. (Also, as much as I love that mainstay natural, it warms a nerd’s heart to see more customization/variation/interest as time goes on, different brands/types being used for different songs like they should.)
For fun I decided to ID the two guitars Maru played for KavaKora too. It might not actually be the expensive 1959 model - there are a lot of things about that guitar that are unique to that version (length of pickguard, knob color, the ears) but then…hmm, well, regardless it is a Gibson Memphis ES-335. The thing is…I have not seen anyone else in the group play this particular instrument. Did you borrow it Maru, or is it yours? 8Da (Regardless: ….GIBSON *clutches heart* GOOD JOB. My preferred for electric over Fenders.)
Good standard acoustic. Oh hey, this is the same one he played for his solo con, according to the pic I have. :Da Good, solid choice - stoutest they have (? I believe), which I guess makes sense if you’re used to playing basses (heavier). 8|b Maybe I need to start paying more attention to the acoustics…
Anyway, as per usual, I welcome corrections if you know better than I (especially on that one 8|a)