Fat Tone Guitars gives away a Quinnamp Dirt & Ernie pedal

Fat Tone Guitars are giving away a brand new Quinnamp Dirt & Ernie overdrive boost pedal (and how about those graphics, huh? Hehe). It’s stoopidly easy to enter to win:

Go to Fat Tone’s Facebook Page
“Like” Fat Tone Guitars (If you are already a fan or already ‘Like” us, proceed to the next step)
Post a comment/upload/share on guitars or amps or effects
Wait for us to choose a winner from our Facebook Fans

Here’s the Dirt & Ernie in action.

God’s Away On Business

Here’s one for the Tom Waits fans.

Okay, so let’s follow this one with a little story. When I was 16, I did work experience at a store called London Music. My job involved helping to restore old pianos – mainly removing the felty things and gluing on new ones. I liked it. It was only a weeks’ worth of work but at the end of it they offered me a job. Didn’t take it – finishing school seemed pretty important (and indeed it was: the next year I discovered my ability to write and I doubt I’d have become a journalist if I took the piano job). Anyway, the dude who ran the store, Simon Mills, was super-cool. He would play Stevie Ray & Jimmie Vaughans’ Family Style and Tom Waits’ Swordfishtrombones in the store while we were working. I learned a lot about music during that week that I wouldn’t have learned otherwise, since my head was pretty much permanently buried within Steve Vai and Megadeth CDs at that point. So whenever I hear Tom Waits I think back to that time and get all nostalgic n’junk.