Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Stolen Dreams - Sneeze – by Xavier Tatarkiewicz

Stolen Dreams - Sneeze – by Xavier Tatarkiewicz

We Won!


Dylan Z. Gold in “Sneeze” named mtvU “Best Film on Campus”

"Sneeze" - BFOC: mtvU's Best Film on Campus:




Gesundheit!

Stolen Dreams films on mtvU!



My son Dylan — and some of his classmates — appeared in a short film, a Public Service piece, over the summer that was entered in a competition on the web. The film is called “Sneeze” and it offers a glimpse at the rapid and pervasive ways in which the flu virus is passed on and contracted from one unsuspecting stranger to another throughout a city.

Here’s a link to it --"Sneeze".

Here’s a more current link to it ... As it was featured today (10-28-08) on mtvU:

Stolen Dreams - Sneeze – by Xavier Tatarkiewicz - Best Film on Campus

My son Dylan Z. Gold stars as the kid at the birthday party for his grandma.

The Stolen Dreams films can now be seen on mtvU’s website!

Stolen Dreams films on mtvU! The Best Film On Campus site, presented by mtvU, celebrates and awards the creativity of student films. The Stolen Dreams films have their own festival homepage, and each Stolen Dreams director has a profile. The link is gone but you can see it on the aforementioned MTV site.

The films are by filmmakers from UCLA. The videos are on YouTube too -- just search for "stolen dreams."

The Stolen Dreams films are stimulating, provocative, and something worth sharing and talking about with others. A voting feature was part of the original site. Instead, all 8 films were judged by a panel of industry professionals who narrowed the field to four semi-finalists. A separate judging panel of industry leaders then selected the Grand Prize winner. This judging process took place on Thursday, October 23rd. Please watch the films and take a moment now to share your thoughts on the health care and financial security crisis in America by using the comments feature that is positioned on individual film pages.

Stolen Dreams Film Competition
http://www.stolendreams.com ... or better yet, see it right here on Doctor Noe's Smooth Gadget!

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Les Paul's House, Mahwah, N.J. back in the 80s

Noe the G and the Guitar World crew, composed of John Peden, photographer, Perry Margouleff, guitar maven, Bob Davis, Peter Mengaziol, the techno-wiz, went on a guitar safari to Les Paul's house in Mahwah, NJ, where we got the royal tour of all his wondrous gadgets as we prepared an article about the "Wizard of Waukesha."

When I went back into my files from the days of Guitar World (check those way-cool Les Paul gold-top minis me and Bob Davis are holding), there was one snap I couldn't find. It was a gathering for Les Paul Tuesdays (at Fat Tuesdays downtown Manhattan) that pre-dated the Iridium sessions you see chronicled in this awesome shot (see previous blog entry below) by my Flickr mate "Big Frank" Caico (http://www.frankcaico.net/Blog) on August 24, 2008 here -- just use this URL:
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3193/2792662219_d75da82a1f.jpg

The snapshot I was looking for was from this incredible night of music attended by all the illustrious fans of Les, with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page -- two original Yardbirds -- among them.

The interesting thing about it was that Beck and these other guys chose to just hang out and talk amongst themselves, but Jimmy Page was effusive in his homage to Les.

You see, Jimmy Page worshipped the ground Les walked on. In an encounter with the man at his hotel room at the fabled Plaza not much before the fab night at Fat Tuesday's, Jimmy demonstrated this filial adulation. The room was darkly lit, there was a faint smell of incense about ... coming from a little shrine Jimmy had set up on the dresser. There, festooned with all manner of shamanistic geegaws and bathed in a sepulchral light, was a framed picture of the immortal Les Paul!!

You see, Jimmy not only played a Les Paul -- he was in constant thrall of one.

I have no doubt that when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame honors Les on November 15, that Jimmy Page will be there.

Right after I posted this I googled "Wizard of Waukesha," which is not only the title of a documentary about the man, but also the name of a tribute November 15 to this all-time genius:

Electric-guitar pioneer Les Paul has been chosen as the honoree for the 13th annual American Music Masters series, presented by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Case Western Reserve University and Gibson Guitar Corp.

"Les played a big role in the pervasiveness of the guitar in popular music and in rock 'n' roll particularly," said Terry Stewart, president and CEO of the Rock Hall.

Paul's search for "this golden sound" changed the course of music history, Stewart said.

"The Wizard of Waukesha: The Life and Legacy of Les Paul" is set to culminate at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, with a tribute concert at Playhouse Square's State Theatre in Cleveland.

Here's a more recent pic of Les from that story: blog.cleveland.com/popmusic_impact/2008/09/medium_les0808...

Now, you may think my own homage to Les would end here, but no ... it wouldn't be Doctor Noe's Smooth Gadget without a personal reference. Here it is:

Just as I was editing and adding this link to the Les Paul Tribute Nov. 15 (www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&ct=res&cd=...) it happened.

Now, here's the real bizarrity of this story: I was cruising around YouTube and I found this cool performance by Les at the Iridium club in New York City from July 7, 1997 www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hz2HWjM9UQ and guess what? I was there!!!! you can tell (if you know me) by my distinctive laugh at 1:24 into the track.



I wish I could add my voice to the laugh track in Cleveland come Nov. 15.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LES!


Of course, this is about Gibsons, but Peden and I did a lot of hard travelin' on our guitar safaris, notably our adventure with Roy Buchanan, whose story (and beloved guitar) is hinted at here: Roy Buchanan's Telecaster named Nancy on Flickr.

You could do worse than to buy my DVD, produced and directed by Noe the G and filmed by John Peden. Find out more about it here on Noë’s blog: doctornoemedia.blogspot.com

Les Paul- The legend himself! Taken at Iridium Jazz lounge in NYC.


Les Paul
Originally uploaded by BigFrank
Photo by my Flickr mate "Big Frank" Caico (http://www.frankcaico.net/Blog) on August 24, 2008.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bigfrank/
Please see the next item (above) for more on my "Travels with Les."

Thursday, August 7, 2008

The Masters (Old and Young): Joe Barbera, John Kricfalusi, Jim Hanna,

From the sublime (Guitars, rock n roll, Rolling Stones, Marty Scorsese. Roy Buchanan) to the ridiculous: John Kricfalusi.

This blog harkens back to my first love: animation. I did a stint at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan back in the 70s, where I met geniuses like John Canemaker ...

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John Canemaker, director of the Oscar® winning animated short "The Moon and Son: An Imagined Conversation" at the reception for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' screening of all 10 of the Oscar® nominated animated and live-action short films Tuesday, February 28, 2006, in the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theater. The winners in the animated and live-action short film categories will be announced at the 78th Academy Awards on Sunday, March 5, 2006, which will be telecast live by the ABC Television Network beginning at 8 p.m. EST / 5 p.m. PST with an hour-long arrival segment.
— copyright © 2006 doctornoemedia.com




... and my esteemed prof Gil Miret, and where I renewed my relationship with my longtime collaborator on the esoteric film magazine Cineaste, Bill Plympton

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Later on in my career I wrote about animation for The Hollywood Reporter. Since I'm back with that outfit now, and specializing once again in animation (I'll be writing a bunch of stuff for the forthcoming Global Animation Special Issue (coming 10/3/08) and the Oscar Watch: Animation Special Issue (out 11/19/08), here's a hearkening back to this roundtable I redacted back in 1998 with John Kricfalusi, Friz Freleng, Joe Barbera and Bill Hanna.

Cheers,

Noe Gold
aka Doctor Noe
aka Noe the G


Noe Gold wants you to see a photo

The Masters (Old and Young): Joe Barbera, John Kricfalusi, Jim Hanna, (seated) Friz Freleng

The Masters (Old and Young): Joe Barbera, John Kricfalusi, Jim Hanna, (seated) Friz Freleng

by Doctor Noe
© All rights reserved

Just follow this link to see the photo:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/doctor_noe/1868210892/

(If the link doesn't work, try copying and pasting it from this email into your browser's address bar.)

Here is the history of my concept of the first Hollywood Reporter Roundtable:


The Masters: Joe Barbera, John Kricfalusi, Jim Hanna, (seated) Friz Freleng. From a proof sheet by Aldo Mauro.
Roundtable for The Hollywood Reporter conducted by features editor Noë Gold in 1998 when all these gents were still with us.



... And John Kricfalusi has posted the entire Roundtable transcript on the ASIFA website in two parts here ... (sorry, the link is busted to pt. I)

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ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive: Biography: John K Interviews ...
www.animationarchive.org/2006/04/biography-john-k-intervi...

Animation: John Kricfalusi and Noe Gold conduct the first Hollywood Reporter Roundtable with legendary animators Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna and Friz Freleng.

“Here is the first installment of a 1992 interview conducted by John Kricfalusi and Noë Gold with Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera and Friz Freleng. Rarely do we have the opportunity to listen in as directors speak filmmaker to filmmaker. Although the candidness of some of the comments may surprise you, I think you'll agree that this may be one of the most illuminating interviews on the subject of animation ever conducted.” -Stephen Worth

INTRODUCTION by John Kricfalusi: “There has lately been a lot of talk of an animation Renaissance. Where is it? It hasn't happened. ... There certainly is a great upsurge of interest in cartoons, especially from adults. We all want it to happen. Animators want it to happen. Studio Executives want it to happen and most importantly; the public wants it to happen. ... In the 1940s, men like Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera, Friz Freleng and their contemporaries, Bob Clampett, Chuck Jones and Tex Avery, brought animated cartoons to their height of glory...”

Noe Gold from the Hollywood Reporter and I met with Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna and Friz Freleng in Mr. Barbera's office. ...

and here ...

NoeTHR-FrelengHannaBarberaKricfalusi-1992-Pt2
ASIFA-Hollywood Animation Archive: Biography: John K Interviews ...
www.animationarchive.org/2006/05/biography-john-k-intervi...John K. interviews Friz & friends Pt II

Animation: John Kricfalusi and Noe Gold conduct the first Hollywood Reporter Roundtable with legendary animators Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna and Friz Freleng.

This is a continuation of an interview by John Kricfalusi with Bill Hanna, Joe Barbera and Friz Freleng. If you missed it, please see Part One of John K Interviews Bill, Joe & Friz

INTRODUCTION by John Kricfalusi: Noe Gold from the Hollywood Reporter and I met with Joe Barbera, Bill Hanna and Friz Freleng in Mr. Barbera's office. ...

FRIZ & BILL AT HARMAN-ISING

Noe Gold: You gentlemen worked together at one point, didn't you?

Bill H: Friz and I worked together in 1930 for a company called Harman & Ising.

Friz F: And that was the beginning...

Bill H: The very beginning... Leon Schlesinger engaged them as a company to produce cartoons for them. After about two or three years, he decided to produce them himself, and that is when Friz and I parted company. I stayed with Hugh and Rudy, and Friz went to work with Leon.

Friz F: I knew I had to make a choice. It was either MGM or Leon Schlesinger. But they started making pictures with Jack King and Tom Palmer, and when I saw what what they made, I threw up. I figured it would be a cinch to make pictures better than that. Leon Schlesinger said I could have my own crew. Warners loved what we were making- Bosko in "Sinkin' in the Bathtub" and all that. ...

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Brian Robbins Sun Newspapers Cover Story 6-29-07

I'm revisiting this cover story I did for the Sun Newspapers about director Brian Robbins because he has a new movie opening July 11, "Meet Dave." This is the very movie that was then known as "Starship Dave" when I visited with Brian on the set.

Brian Robbins in the Sun Newspapers-6-29-07

So to see my original interview with the guy, go here ...

Noë Gold’s most recent cover story on director Brian Robbins in all three editions of the Sun Newspapers may be found here ...
http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2007/07/brian-robbins-sun-newspapers-p-2-6-29.html

... and here as a PDF of the entire issue ... Studio City Sun 6-29-07

This is from a cover story by Noë Gold for the Sun Newspapers (Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Encino CA).
Brian Robbins, director of Eddie Murphy’s smash comedy Norbit, takes us on the set of his next Murphy vehicle, Meet Dave.
Photo by robertevans.com


Noë Gold’s stories Gwyneth Paltrow (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117902276.html?categoryID=1709
), Halle Berry (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117902277.html?categoryID=1709
) and Pixar (http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117896898.html?categoryID=1635
) are at these fine Variety links.



Doctor Noe's Smooth Gadget: Brian Robbins Sun Newspapers P. 2 6-29-07

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Just for fun, check this out ...


Gekolope shows off
Originally uploaded by Veronica Belmont
It6's been a while since I've posted to the blog so I thought this would be a good place marker.




Watch this space for my latest offerings as the "Movie Expert Mr. Hollywood" on WeSeed.com. Coming July 1!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Keith Richards photo at Fender Exhibit: Roy Buchanan


Fender Exhibit: Roy Buchanan's Telecaster 3-22-08
Keith Richards photo by John Peden

A blow-up of John Peden's photo of Keith for the cover of Guitar World magazine bends his B-string over a massive array of Telecaster firepower including Roy Buchanan's "Nancy," a prime example of the stripped-down, bare bones instrument that is so expressive in the hands of a master like Roy.

Richard Smith, author of "Fender - the sound heard around the world" now works for the Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton Ca. 92832 (714) 738-6545. He always has an exhibit on Fender but for 2008-10 there is a new exhibit on the Telecaster. The gala opening of the exhibit, entitled “Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster” was March 22, 2008 7-10 p.m., and the exhibit will run through Fall, 2010.
From the exhibit catalog: “In early 1949 Leo Fender started seriously designing a standard guitar model for his Fine Line of Fender Electric Instruments. At first the guitar was called the Esquire, then the Broadcaster and finally the Telecaster. Sixty years later it is one of the most popular guitars in the world, an instrument built for working men and women musicians who defined the blues, country and pop styles.

There's a whole set of photos from the Tele exhibit here.

Featured on a monitor throughout the night was the documentary by Noe Gold and John Peden, "Roy Buchanan Telly Talk." A full-on "director's cut" documentary version of "Telly Talk" is in the works.

Watch this space for news of further developments: see the "About my DVD" section to the right.

And speaking of Keef ... my interview with him and Mick Jagger are featured here: daily.mahalo.com/2008/04/04/md093-shine-a-light-exclusive...


Noe Gold, aka Noe the G is featured for his interviews with Mick and Keith in the Mahalo Daily show’s report on the Martin Scorsese Rolling Stones movie “Shine a Light,” which opens stateside April 4, 2008.

Check out the episode ... it's pretty cool.

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Keith and Buddy KM•079.jpg Kevin Mazur / Paramount Classics
© 2008 by WPC Piecemeal, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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And there's a whole story behind the photos like this one on my Flickr page -- go to the Shine A Light set and read those cool captions. They tell a story.

Mahalo Daily Interviews with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards
by Noe Gold for the "Shine A Light" Production Notes

Noe Gold, aka Noe the G is featured for his interviews with Mick and Keith in the Mahalo Daily show’s report on the Martin Scorsese Rolling Stones movie “Shine a Light,” which opens stateside April 4, 2008.
We recently put out a video which reached 350,000+ views on YouTube, and was most viewed for several days. You can see some examples of our shows here:

http://daily.mahalo.com/2008/01/28/md044-stan-lee-interview/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz1-cPx0cIk

Today we interviewed Noe Gold regarding his work on the SHINE A LIGHT film. In the episode, we are featuring interviews with Mick and Keith that were taken for the Production Notes (with express permission from Paramount).

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Mahalo Daily, (http://daily.mahalo.com/) ranks consistently in the top five podcasts on iTunes.

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We recently put out a video which reached 350,000+ views on YouTube, and was most viewed for several days. You can see some examples of our shows here:


http://daily.mahalo.com/2008/01/28/md044-stan-lee-interview/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yz1-cPx0cIk

Looking forward to hearing from you!

Michael Gallagher
http://daily.mahalo.com/


The piece that mahalo.com ’s producer Michael is talking about was designed to be a kind of companion piece to the “About the Film” section on Paramount’s http://www.shinealightmovie.com/main.html website. If you navigate over there, besides art work, clips and other goodies, you may find the text for the complete Production Notes for the movie. It was supposed to be a kind of behind-the-scenes of the process of putting together an elaborate Production Notes package, which this one in particular of all the many Notes packages I worked on, turned out to be. It’s that process -- and the elaborate process of making the movie itself that the show explores. I’ll be posting some more from the interviews I did with the filmmakers to put together this Production Notes package right on my blog,

I’ve just now seen the movie for the fourth time, and it keeps getting better and better. Some of the features Lon Harris and I discussed in the interview for the show: Keith’s rapport with Marty, Mick’s auteurship of the concert, Buddy Guy’s performance and that of Jack White.





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http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com


P.S. A tip of the hat to Oscar in 60 seconds flat:

Doctor Noe's sexy gadgets and smooth stuff: 60-second Oscar commercial ...




Check out the episode here:
Mahalo Daily's episode about Mick and Keith featuring Noe Gold's interview.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Hendrix World - What a Wonderful World


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Originally uploaded by Doctor Noe
To start at the beginning, you must see this excellent painting by my friend Peaceswirl, a lovely folk artist in Bayou Country:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/peaceswirl/2368233466/

That'll take you to these two entries on today's blog!

Now you'll want to go to my latest addition to my Flickr page here for more of the story (or just keep scrolling to the next entry where I recount it):
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Now that I've done all that, might as well put it all up on my blog (http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/).

This is the first of two Big-ass Hendrix Special Issues that I edited as the editor of Guitar World. You can actually find the entire issue, page-by-page, here: First the cover - contests.guitarworld.com/gwhistory/pageview.php?picname=1...
Then, my Editor's Note to the issue: contests.guitarworld.com/gwhistory/pageview.php?picname=5...
and finally, every single glorious page of the issue: contests.guitarworld.com/gwhistory/flash.php?currentissue...
... until you come to page 54, with the axology of Jimi's PINK STRAT and its provenance that started the whole voyage: dl.guitarworld.com/gw_history/09_85a/52_fs.jpg

Hold the presses! I did locate the issue in question - it was Sept. '85, the Hendrix tribute, and the photo spread on the pink Strat is right here on page 54:

The discussion of two V's Jimi was associated with can be found here (basically the left-hand and the right-hand parts of this magazine spread):

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contests.guitarworld.com/gwhistory/pageview.php?picname=5...

GW Sept. 85 Axology Flying V P. 55
contests.guitarworld.com/gwhistory/pageview.php?picname=5...


How do ya like that, flickr people.

God Bless,


Noe the G
Founding Editor of Guitar World
doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2008/03/roy-buchanan-at-lone-...

Jimi's Pink Strat, a convoluted provenance involving Moving Sidewalks, 13th Floor Elevators, ZZ Tops and some mild chicanery of the thieving kind.


It all started with an innocent footnote to that lovely painting of Jimi on peaceswirl's Flickr page. It was there that I said,

"Paul, thanks for the story that fills in some blanks on that pink Strat (and of course thanks PeaceSwirl for another cool painting - you should put it up on www.flickr.com/groups/hendrixgroove/)


I actually published a black-and-white old publicity photo of Jimi with the Sidewalks in an issue of Guitar WORLD. Don't remember if it was the Unpublished Hendrix special issue, the Hendrix Lives special issue, or the one with Billy on the cover where John Peden and I did a really cool photo odyssey of all Billy's axes -- I'll have to dig that up. But I do have it somewhere.

So this is the story Paul Macrae told about the Pink Strat:

It's in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame now, but it's had a number of adventures. Legend has it that this guitar was a gift from Jimi to Billy Gibbons back in 1970. Before Z Z Top BG played in a band named The Moving Sidewalks and they opened for Hendrix on his last tour.


Obviously this guitar was one of Gibbons' prized possessions, but at some point it was stolen. In 1976 ZZ Top took a break from touring and recording. It was when they returned to the public eye in 1979 that they first showed their long beards.

During their time in seclusion they found it easy to move anonymously in public because of the beards. One night Gibbons was hanging out in a local bar here in my neighborhood watching the weekly blues jam when he noticed Jimi's Pink guitar being played up on the stage.



So when the group had finished their set Gibbons approached the guitar player, not as himself, but as Joe nobody with a long beard, and made an offer on the guitar. Of course he didn't mention that the guitar once belonged to Jimi Hendrix either.

$150 dollars later he walked out with Jimi's pink guitar in tow.



Guitar World recently celebrated its 300th issue with this look back at all 300 covers: blogs.guitarworld.com/covers/gallery.php.

Hold the presses! I did locate the issue in question - it was Sept. '85, the Hendrix tribute, and the photo spread on the pink Strat is right here:

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Originally uploaded by Doctor Noe


dl.guitarworld.com/gw_history/09_85a/52_fs.jpg

and now on my Flickr page here: GW-Sept.85-Hendrix.jpg

How do ya like that, flickr people.

Now you'll want to go to my latest addition to my Flickr page here for more of the story:
Jimi-Pink Strat-GW-Sept.85.jpg

Now that I've done all that, might as well put it all up on my blog (http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/).

All best,


Noe the G
Founding Editor of Guitar World
doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2008/03/roy-buchanan-at-lone-...

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

60-second Oscar commercial ...

... which I'll insert here just before I give you the lowdown on the Fullerton Museum Fender Telecaster exhibit featuring my "Telly Talk" footage of Roy Buchanan. That will be my next post, but for now, here's something I came across on a lovely site called mahalo.com. It's the entire 2008 Oscar telecast in 60 seconds. Here goes ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Roy Buchanan at the Lone Star Cafe, NYC 1982

Photo © by John Peden

John shot this at the gig Roy did after we taped him for the Guitar Galaxy video "Roy Buchanan Telly Talk" (http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/), but the guitar he's playing is actually a Telecaster from John's collection, since "Nancy" was back at the shack for the photo session.

And, stay tuned for this …
Richard Smith, author of "Fender - the sound heard around the world" now works for the Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton Ca. 92832 (714) 738-6545. He always has an exhibit on Fender but for 2008 there will be a new exhibit on the Telecaster. The gala opening of the exhibit, entitled “Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster” is scheduled for March 22, 2008 7-10 p.m., and the exhibit will run through Fall, 2010 (http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/depts/museum/exhibits/leo_fender_exhibit/default.asp).

From the exhibit catalog: “In early 1949 Leo Fender started seriously designing a standard guitar model for his Fine Line of Fender Electric Instruments. At first the guitar was called the Esquire, then the Broadcaster and finally the Telecaster. Sixty years later it is one of the most popular guitars in the world, an instrument built for working men and women musicians who defined the blues, country and pop styles.

“’Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster’ will showcase this instrument, the first commercially successful solidbody electric guitar, an instrument that changed music history. Numerous examples from the early years will be on display. There will also be a noticeable celebrity component in the images and presentation, including Telecasters once owned by stars. The exhibit points to players such as George Harrison, Bruce Springsteen, Tom Petty, Roy Buchanan, James Burton, Don Rich and Mike Bloomfield. These musicians—Tele players all—created some of the most potent music imaginable.”

Among the Roy B. artifacts will be his guitar called “Nancy,” which we immortalized in a special Collector’s Choice centerfold of Guitar World magazine. In a spotlight area of the exhibit will be some of the Roy Buchanan “Telly Talk” footage and there will be copies of the DVD in the bookstore gift shop. Guitar Galaxy is planning a special “Director’s Cut” documentary edition of the DVD, which will have more photos like the one at left and photographic details (not footage, ’cause that’s all he wrote) about Nancy and the photo spread we shot for Guitar World on that occasion, as well as personal testimony from some Tele players such as Jeff Beck, Robbie Robertson, Seymour Duncan and others who were touched by or intimate with Roy.

Keep on rockin’,

Noë the G

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Roy Buchanan "Nancy"-Collectors Choice November 82


This was Roy's guitar. It will be on exhibit starting this weekend, at the Fender Museum in Fullerton, CA. Here’s the details:


http://www.ci.fullerton.ca.us/depts/museum/exhibits/leo_fender_exhibit/default.asp

Opening Gala at the Fullerton Museum

Saturday, March 22, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Join the Fullerton Museum Center in celebrating the opening of TWO exhibits, including a NEW exhibit in the Leo Fender Gallery! Take this special opportunity to view “Solid Design: Leo Fender’s Telecaster” and “The Delta Blues Project.” It will be an evening celebrating music, art, and everything in between! $20 Admission/Free for members. Food/Entertainment by Kid Ramos. Call (714) 738-6545 for more details.

The photo is by John Peden for the Collector's Choice photo session for the magazine centerfold.



But as an added treat while we had Roy and his ax in the studio, I interviewed him and we rolled videotape. Twenty-five years later, the results of that videotape can be seen on a commercially available DVD known as "Roy Buchanan Telly Talk."

Roy Buchanan Telly Talk!

Some more details about our setup for videotaping Roy. In the video he is playing the Telecaster that he is most identified with, called "Nancy". This Tele is well known to Roy freaks. The other thing is we had him playing through a 4X10 Fender Bassman amp, model 5F6-A considered by many that know to be the BEST guitar amp ever made by any company. It can be glimpsed in a few of the shots. We also used a 1961 brown Fender outboard spring reverb unit model 6G-15. We employed two good Nakamichi microphones, one for vocal and the other on the amp. Roy definitely liked the tone of this rig (who wouldn't ?) This set up along with the relaxed vibe of the shoot and Noë the G’s knowledgeable questions contributed to a very short but successful video.

... and there's more info on it on my blog here: http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/2008/01/sound-on-rebound.html#links

… and here:
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Monday, March 10, 2008

Sully the Impaler's byline shoutouts


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Originally uploaded by sully the impaler
Thanks, Sully, for being a fan of Noe the G. and finding that issue November 1986.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sullyville/2316747604/in/photostream/?addedcomment=1#comment72157604087085324

Do you have the issue with this centerfold?

Roy Buchanan "Nancy"-Collectors Choice June 82?

Roy Buchanan "Nancy"-Collectors Choice November 82?

The November 1982 centerfold. I have a copy but I'm looking for an original issue ... I edited the text and wrote/did the interview and accompanying article.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Dylan with my guitar

The ax was made for me by Grover Jackson. It is a Charvel Jackson Strat with Dimarzio pickups, gold hardware and a Floyde Rose. The company he rode to glory in the '80s and '90s has recently been conglomerated into the benign despot of the guitar world, Fender Instruments. Which is a good thing for all concerned.

Noe the G
aka Doctor Noe

http://doctornoemedia.blogspot.com/

My CharvelJackson Serial Number 4507

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Saturday, January 26, 2008

Sound on the Rebound


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Originally uploaded by Doctor Noe
Checked out the Fullerton museum last week, with my son Dylan, pictured here. Browsing around in all that history and monolithic iconography (see here- just click on the picture:) FULLERTON•1-20-08_146.JPG got me to thinking about my next project -- contributing something to an exhibit there coming up in March, organized by Richard Smith, author of Fender: The Sound Heard 'Round the World. The show will be about Telecasters. One particular one, belonging to the late Roy Buchanan, was photographed by John Peden, who also shot numerous other Fenders for Richard's book). The guitar was named Nancy, and in 1982 I had the honor of moderating a video interview cum master class with Mr. Buchanan as he arrived in John Peden's studio for the photo enshrinement of Nancy in Guitar World magazine's Centerfold Collector's Choice feature.

See the caption for more info on this session, which did make it to guitar freak audiences via the DVD medium.

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Roy Buchanan's "Nancy" above the nut

Roy Buchanan was interviewed by Noe Gold
and photographed by John Peden

In June, 1982 yours truly Doctor Noe aka Noe the G was getting restless in my role as the editor of Guitar World magazine. So I hung out my Guitar Galaxy shingle, which allowed me to do some side projects of my own. I distributed guitar effects created by my partner Jimi Hendrix effects guru Roger Mayer, produced ax-related artifacts such as The Guitar World according to Frank Zappa and The Guitar World According to Steve Stevens and did a historic interview with Roy Buchanan, Master of the Telecaster.

The occasion was our photo session of Roy's beloved Telecaster, "Nancy," for the Collector's Choice centerfold feature of the magazine. While we were at it, photographer John Peden and I decided to videotape an interview with Roy in the studio, in which he would play the Telly, show off some licks and techniques and regale us with his down-home personality and philosophy of playing and guitar hardware.

We provided Roy with some bitchin' equipment for his "master class": we had him playing through a 4X10 Fender Bassman amp, model 5F6-A, considered by many that know to be the BEST guitar amp ever made by any company. It can be glimpsed in a few of the shots. We also used a 1961 brown Fender outboard spring reverb unit model 6G-15. We employed 2 good Nakamichi microphones, one for vocal and the other on the amp. Roy definitely liked the tone of this rig (who wouldn't ?) This set up along with the relaxed vibe of the shoot and Noë the G’s knowledgeable questions contributed to a fairly short but successful video.

Time passed, and unfortunately, so did Roy, may he rest in peace. The tape lived on a shelf in John Peden's studio for 25 years, until I had the bright idea to transfer it to DVD. I did a little editing and put out a DVD called Roy Buchanan Telly Talk.

Before long, I started to get some amazing response from people who had been touched by the magic of Roy's music.

"… This interview is special and should be made available," said one string-bending fan who bought the DVD. "I wish Mr. Buchanan was still with us so that I could have met him and have a conversation like you had. Just like yours it would have been an extremely special occasion.

"Roy Buchanan was the best. Unique and very missed. He gave us the gift of his music for us to experience and add to the pleasure of living. His music is truly special."

"You should post the intro of Roy on youtube," said another fan. "You would generate a lot of interest in the DVD. Plus it would give Roy some more exposure to newer players. I think this DVD with Roy is the only type of its kind."

So now we are in Phase One of the Roy project. With Telly Talk out in the marketplace and yes, a YouTube "teaser trailer" soon to come, we are gathering more material for what we are calling the Telly Talk Directors Cut. This is envisioned as a full-on documentary, adding to the 1/2 hour of video we did with Roy a bunch more photos, live footage and talking-heads interviews with Roy admirers and friends such as pickup meister Seymour Duncan, Telly practitioners Jeff Beck, Andy Summers, Will Ray, Jim Campilongo (solo and with Nora Jones on "The Little Willies") and Jerry Donahue and drawing heavily from the reminiscences and the voluminous vaults of Roy-ologist Bob Davis.

And, stay tuned for this …
Richard Smith, author of "Fender - the sound heard around the world" curator of the Fullerton Museum Center 301 N. Pomona Ave, Fullerton Ca. 92832 (714) 738-6545 will mount new exhibit on the Telecaster in March. The Roy Buchanan “Telly Talk” footage will be part of the exhibit and copies of the DVD will be available in the museum gift shop.

For updates on the exhibit and our progress with the Directors Cut, and for ordering info re the DVD take a look at the column on the right. It's easy, just send me and email requesting it and I'll send you a PayPal invoice which, when paid, will trigger immediate delivery of your DVD. It's capitalism at its best.



Cheers,
Noe G


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