Red Gemini Lounge

The Mayday Diary of Gussy Longtrain
Super-Mint AKAI Japan MPC 4000 For Sale - 9.8/10, none cleaner on the market. $750 for her, comes loaded with thousands of signature drums and samples. This is the real deal, responsible for hits such as “Handjob Honeys” and “Girl You No Good (but Your Mouth Is),” …same machine utilized by folks who know/need that original MPC slump & swing and high-end sample rate and Japanese Steel quality, before they sold out and “producers” (*cough cough* beatmakers) did too. shipped so airtight she’ll bounce and cost varies by location and preferred method. Pads are stiff, at 99% and LCD is bright & clear. If you’re local, stand goes with her. #akai #mpc #mpc4000 #studiolife #justblaze #sampler #drummachine #analog #underground #japan #midi #maschine #futureproducers #drums #akaipro #gearporn #geartalk #ngd #rnb #hiphop #treal #westcoast #eastcoast #dirtysouth #synthesizer #roland #yamaha #korg #dj #technics #vinyl

Super-Mint AKAI Japan MPC 4000 For Sale - 9.8/10, none cleaner on the market. $750 for her, comes loaded with thousands of signature drums and samples. This is the real deal, responsible for hits such as “Handjob Honeys” and “Girl You No Good (but Your Mouth Is),” …same machine utilized by folks who know/need that original MPC slump & swing and high-end sample rate and Japanese Steel quality, before they sold out and “producers” (*cough cough* beatmakers) did too. shipped so airtight she’ll bounce and cost varies by location and preferred method. Pads are stiff, at 99% and LCD is bright & clear. If you’re local, stand goes with her. #akai #mpc #mpc4000 #studiolife #justblaze #sampler #drummachine #analog #underground #japan #midi #maschine #futureproducers #drums #akaipro #gearporn #geartalk #ngd #rnb #hiphop #treal #westcoast #eastcoast #dirtysouth #synthesizer #roland #yamaha #korg #dj #technics #vinyl

"Before Walter, harmonicas cost twenty-five cents; they was considered toys… after, they were selling for $5 dollars." -Buddy Guy (sorry, reading his book, which is amazing and FULL of hilarious blues gossip and true country blues and street history — from Lettsworth, LA to big city Chicago, it’s a must-read if you’re a music guy/gal!)…. as for the statement, I find it pretty amazing how a man (or woman) could blaze the trail and raise the cost of tools used in his daily craft just by being so amazing… we see evidence of this in all trades/industries/genres, hell, the number on Gibson guitars used to denote the cost of the damn guitar - so as @tommyharkenrider says, an L5 used to cost $5 dollars! I take it all as a gentle nudge & reminder to be grateful and use all we’ve got to the best of our abilities! This realistic pic is actually an oil painting from German artist, Sebastian Krüger’s ‘The Kind of Blues’ collection; looks ridiculously lifelike, right? Check the rest of his suite; oh, and Happy Saturday! πŸŽ‰

"Before Walter, harmonicas cost twenty-five cents; they was considered toys… after, they were selling for $5 dollars." -Buddy Guy (sorry, reading his book, which is amazing and FULL of hilarious blues gossip and true country blues and street history — from Lettsworth, LA to big city Chicago, it’s a must-read if you’re a music guy/gal!)…. as for the statement, I find it pretty amazing how a man (or woman) could blaze the trail and raise the cost of tools used in his daily craft just by being so amazing… we see evidence of this in all trades/industries/genres, hell, the number on Gibson guitars used to denote the cost of the damn guitar - so as @tommyharkenrider says, an L5 used to cost $5 dollars! I take it all as a gentle nudge & reminder to be grateful and use all we’ve got to the best of our abilities! This realistic pic is actually an oil painting from German artist, Sebastian KrΓΌger’s ‘The Kind of Blues’ collection; looks ridiculously lifelike, right? Check the rest of his suite; oh, and Happy Saturday! πŸŽ‰

"Muddy told me stories about how he liked to tease Junior. Once they was driving from a gig. Junior was fast asleep with his mouth wide open. Muddy got a bold idea. He had the driver stop at a grocery store where they bought a small tin of oysters. They opened the can and poured some of the oyster juice into Junior’s mouth. Junior kept snoring. The Mud took some of that same juice and poured it all over his own dick. Then they shook Junior awake. Junior felt the juice in his mouth and saw the juice on Muddy’s prick. Muddy said, "okay I’m through. You can go back to sleep." Junior started choking — he was sure Muddy had put his dick in his mouth. Junior went for his knife, but the other cats held him back. When Muddy told the story, he was on the floor laughing." -Buddy Guy πŸ˜‚  #blues #theblues #chicago #chicagoblues #juniorwells #muddywaters #cobrarecords #chessrecords #buddyguy #mississippi #deltablues #harmonica #hohner #harp #tone #knowyourtone #rockabilly #country #doorag #pomp #boyswillbeboys #geartalk #gossip #blackhistory #blackheroes #vintage #nowsmoking #hoochiecoochieman

"Muddy told me stories about how he liked to tease Junior. Once they was driving from a gig. Junior was fast asleep with his mouth wide open. Muddy got a bold idea. He had the driver stop at a grocery store where they bought a small tin of oysters. They opened the can and poured some of the oyster juice into Junior’s mouth. Junior kept snoring. The Mud took some of that same juice and poured it all over his own dick. Then they shook Junior awake. Junior felt the juice in his mouth and saw the juice on Muddy’s prick. Muddy said, "okay I’m through. You can go back to sleep." Junior started choking — he was sure Muddy had put his dick in his mouth. Junior went for his knife, but the other cats held him back. When Muddy told the story, he was on the floor laughing." -Buddy Guy πŸ˜‚ #blues #theblues #chicago #chicagoblues #juniorwells #muddywaters #cobrarecords #chessrecords #buddyguy #mississippi #deltablues #harmonica #hohner #harp #tone #knowyourtone #rockabilly #country #doorag #pomp #boyswillbeboys #geartalk #gossip #blackhistory #blackheroes #vintage #nowsmoking #hoochiecoochieman

"Muddy told me stories about how he liked to tease Junior. Once they was driving from a gig. Junior was fast asleep with his mouth wide open. Muddy got a bold idea. He had the driver stop at a grocery store where they bought a small tin of oysters. They opened the can and poured some of the oyster juice into Junior’s mouth. Junior kept snoring. The Mud took some of that same juice and poured it all over his own dick. Then they shook Junior awake. Junior felt the juice in his mouth and saw the juice on Muddy’s prick. Muddy said, "okay I’m through. You can go back to sleep." Junior started choking — he was sure Muddy had put his dick in his mouth. Junior went for his knife, but the other cats held him back. When Muddy told the story, he was on the floor laughing." -Buddy Guy πŸ˜‚  #blues #theblues #chicago #chicagoblues #juniorwells #muddywaters #cobrarecords #chessrecords #buddyguy #mississippi #deltablues #harmonica #hohner #harp #tone #knowyourtone #rockabilly #country #doorag #pomp #boyswillbeboys #geartalk #gossip #blackhistory #blackheroes #vintage #nowsmoking #hoochiecoochieman

"Muddy told me stories about how he liked to tease Junior. Once they was driving from a gig. Junior was fast asleep with his mouth wide open. Muddy got a bold idea. He had the driver stop at a grocery store where they bought a small tin of oysters. They opened the can and poured some of the oyster juice into Junior’s mouth. Junior kept snoring. The Mud took some of that same juice and poured it all over his own dick. Then they shook Junior awake. Junior felt the juice in his mouth and saw the juice on Muddy’s prick. Muddy said, "okay I’m through. You can go back to sleep." Junior started choking — he was sure Muddy had put his dick in his mouth. Junior went for his knife, but the other cats held him back. When Muddy told the story, he was on the floor laughing." -Buddy Guy πŸ˜‚ #blues #theblues #chicago #chicagoblues #juniorwells #muddywaters #cobrarecords #chessrecords #buddyguy #mississippi #deltablues #harmonica #hohner #harp #tone #knowyourtone #rockabilly #country #doorag #pomp #boyswillbeboys #geartalk #gossip #blackhistory #blackheroes #vintage #nowsmoking #hoochiecoochieman

Mancrush Monday always goes to #LesPaul for designing this beauty in that golden atomic era! “With my guitar and a harmonica, I went to a place called Beekman’s B-B-Q Stand, and it was out there that I had rigged up my mother’s radio & telephone, and I sang and played harmonica into the telephone with a broomhandle on it… but the guitar was unamplified, and the carhops would come to me with requests and things… one fellow in the back rumbleseat of a car was a critic and he said ‘Red, we can hear the harmonica and you singing but we can’t hear the guitar loud enough!’ πŸ’‘ and I thought about it and I says, ‘well, if I got my dad’s radio, what I could do then, I could amplify this guitar…’ so I figured I’ll take a needle and a pickup and jab it into the top of the guitar, and turn it on! And everybody says, ‘that’s better! Now I got a needle in the top of the guitar, and instead of playing to a record, I’m playing the guitar - through my dad’s radio… and I’m singing and playing the harmonica through my mom’s telephone!” -Les Paul …Well, thank goodness for true ingenuity, the understanding of our parents for wrecking their belongings for sake of curiosity and the betterment of mankind and of course, those lousy loudmouth critics! #grateful #guitar #guitarporn #52goldtop #mcm #gibson #gibsonguitar #goldtopnation #geartalk #gearporn #blues #roots #rockabilly #westernswing #RIPLesPaul #musicology

Mancrush Monday always goes to #LesPaul for designing this beauty in that golden atomic era! “With my guitar and a harmonica, I went to a place called Beekman’s B-B-Q Stand, and it was out there that I had rigged up my mother’s radio & telephone, and I sang and played harmonica into the telephone with a broomhandle on it… but the guitar was unamplified, and the carhops would come to me with requests and things… one fellow in the back rumbleseat of a car was a critic and he said ‘Red, we can hear the harmonica and you singing but we can’t hear the guitar loud enough!’ πŸ’‘ and I thought about it and I says, ‘well, if I got my dad’s radio, what I could do then, I could amplify this guitar…’ so I figured I’ll take a needle and a pickup and jab it into the top of the guitar, and turn it on! And everybody says, ‘that’s better! Now I got a needle in the top of the guitar, and instead of playing to a record, I’m playing the guitar - through my dad’s radio… and I’m singing and playing the harmonica through my mom’s telephone!” -Les Paul …Well, thank goodness for true ingenuity, the understanding of our parents for wrecking their belongings for sake of curiosity and the betterment of mankind and of course, those lousy loudmouth critics! #grateful #guitar #guitarporn #52goldtop #mcm #gibson #gibsonguitar #goldtopnation #geartalk #gearporn #blues #roots #rockabilly #westernswing #RIPLesPaul #musicology

Tweedy Sunday. First Sunday I’ve enjoyed alone in my home in 6 months. The old house is calm and my soul is at peace. Funny thing about allowing people you don’t know to live in your home, is that each of those people bring with them an energy and aura - made up of both their past, their soul and their thinking - and if it’s a good & positive, you count your blessings and hope they stick around, and if it’s not so good, you brainstorm on options and look for a way out, then get to work on your dream, hoping to find your way again. This week, I found myself again, after a lot of sadness and tough times.  I was able to do this through the old music and the beautiful stories that accompany it, the relentless support of my wonderful darling (thank you!!!!) and deep within the peaceful silence of being alone to ponder all that I have to be grateful for, that I once again found this beautiful place in all its entirety. Today and always, I’m wishing you all a ton of sincere happiness and joy…

Tweedy Sunday. First Sunday I’ve enjoyed alone in my home in 6 months. The old house is calm and my soul is at peace. Funny thing about allowing people you don’t know to live in your home, is that each of those people bring with them an energy and aura - made up of both their past, their soul and their thinking - and if it’s a good & positive, you count your blessings and hope they stick around, and if it’s not so good, you brainstorm on options and look for a way out, then get to work on your dream, hoping to find your way again. This week, I found myself again, after a lot of sadness and tough times. I was able to do this through the old music and the beautiful stories that accompany it, the relentless support of my wonderful darling (thank you!!!!) and deep within the peaceful silence of being alone to ponder all that I have to be grateful for, that I once again found this beautiful place in all its entirety. Today and always, I’m wishing you all a ton of sincere happiness and joy…

Absolutely Mint Dunlop Buddy Guy Special Edition Signature Polkadot Crybaby Wah Pedal for Sale - $135.00 - used twice (gently with just clean socks on) before being put back in its box and into storage, ready for her new home. Price includes shipping anywhere in the US, all case candy & warranty in tact + box still showing sharp corners. This wah was the most brilliant sounding of all I’ve ever tried, didn’t need any modding or tweaking. Buddy, who like Chuck Berry, owes most of his “commercial” discovery & fame to Muddy Waters, was a huge part of the Chess catalogue and spent years as a session player, playing both guitar and bass on Chess tracks, including key songs on Howlin’ Wolf’s discography. To honor his contributions Dunlop created this pedal, featuring the Fasel Inductor for a sweet and singing top end, and 2 distinct user selectable wah voices: choose DEEP for a big and throaty growl, or BG for Buddy’s own warm and bell-like wah tone. Convenient red/blue side-mounted LEDs indicate which mode you are in, while a separate LED indicates effect on/off. Only reason it’s for sale is I haven’t a use for it, and Howlin’ Wolf hated wah pedals with a passion and so I have to follow the rules of my religion, thanks for understanding. #ngd #wahpedal #crybany #buddyguy #blues #theblues #funk #pedalboard #tone #knowyourtone #worshiptone #geartalk #guitar #guitarporn #chicagoblues #deltablues #straturday #teletuesday #gibsunday #tweed #chessrecords #chuckberry #vinyl #muddywaters #howlinwolf #soul #polkadot #customshop

Absolutely Mint Dunlop Buddy Guy Special Edition Signature Polkadot Crybaby Wah Pedal for Sale - $135.00 - used twice (gently with just clean socks on) before being put back in its box and into storage, ready for her new home. Price includes shipping anywhere in the US, all case candy & warranty in tact + box still showing sharp corners. This wah was the most brilliant sounding of all I’ve ever tried, didn’t need any modding or tweaking. Buddy, who like Chuck Berry, owes most of his “commercial” discovery & fame to Muddy Waters, was a huge part of the Chess catalogue and spent years as a session player, playing both guitar and bass on Chess tracks, including key songs on Howlin’ Wolf’s discography. To honor his contributions Dunlop created this pedal, featuring the Fasel Inductor for a sweet and singing top end, and 2 distinct user selectable wah voices: choose DEEP for a big and throaty growl, or BG for Buddy’s own warm and bell-like wah tone. Convenient red/blue side-mounted LEDs indicate which mode you are in, while a separate LED indicates effect on/off. Only reason it’s for sale is I haven’t a use for it, and Howlin’ Wolf hated wah pedals with a passion and so I have to follow the rules of my religion, thanks for understanding. #ngd #wahpedal #crybany #buddyguy #blues #theblues #funk #pedalboard #tone #knowyourtone #worshiptone #geartalk #guitar #guitarporn #chicagoblues #deltablues #straturday #teletuesday #gibsunday #tweed #chessrecords #chuckberry #vinyl #muddywaters #howlinwolf #soul #polkadot #customshop

Guitar heads: you know when you let off a really shitty warm-up guitar lick and a girl goes, “oh my God, you’re amazing!” Well, based on how quick she did this and how it seemed like no big thang, that’s how I felt watching my sweet Dreamwifey @gluegunsandroses put this really creepy Jack Skellington together in just a couple minutes with some junk makeup she didn’t exactly love working with! Her past costumes (both for herself and others) have always been nothing short of amazing! 🌠HAPPY OCTOBER!! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ’€ #jackskellington #halloween #mua #makeup #fx #nightmarebeforechristmas #timburton #dreamwifey #nowicanwearmyfaveclothesagain #yesjustlikethegulls #imasailorpegandilostmyleg

Guitar heads: you know when you let off a really shitty warm-up guitar lick and a girl goes, “oh my God, you’re amazing!” Well, based on how quick she did this and how it seemed like no big thang, that’s how I felt watching my sweet Dreamwifey @gluegunsandroses put this really creepy Jack Skellington together in just a couple minutes with some junk makeup she didn’t exactly love working with! Her past costumes (both for herself and others) have always been nothing short of amazing! 🌠HAPPY OCTOBER!! πŸŽƒπŸ‘»πŸ’€ #jackskellington #halloween #mua #makeup #fx #nightmarebeforechristmas #timburton #dreamwifey #nowicanwearmyfaveclothesagain #yesjustlikethegulls #imasailorpegandilostmyleg

Spent my late evening trying to nail Hubert’s solo on Hidden Charms on this beauty 😍 Got the notes and timing down, try’na hit the nuances and stops just right… haven’t used a flat pick in close to 5 months, proof of that on my thumb in the previous baby rat photo. No shame in forever developing your style and staying forever dedicated to your craft! Ps guitar heads, have you got your hands on the new Tommy Harkenrider @tommyharkenrider jump blues and country blues modules on DVD? If you ain’t, youza suckaaaa! In other news, no more tenants & roommates, my peace of mind is too precious (priceless)! #1952 #blues #theblues #delta #delta #deltablues #chicago #chicagoblues #gibson #gibsonguitar #guitar #guitarporn #gearporn #ngd #goldtop #lespaul #lestergram #tone #knowyourtone #worshiptone #pedalboard #gibsonsofinstagram #geartalk #p90 #country #rockabilly #teletuesday #howlinwolf #hubertsumlin #52goldtop

Spent my late evening trying to nail Hubert’s solo on Hidden Charms on this beauty 😍 Got the notes and timing down, try’na hit the nuances and stops just right… haven’t used a flat pick in close to 5 months, proof of that on my thumb in the previous baby rat photo. No shame in forever developing your style and staying forever dedicated to your craft! Ps guitar heads, have you got your hands on the new Tommy Harkenrider @tommyharkenrider jump blues and country blues modules on DVD? If you ain’t, youza suckaaaa! In other news, no more tenants & roommates, my peace of mind is too precious (priceless)! #1952 #blues #theblues #delta #delta #deltablues #chicago #chicagoblues #gibson #gibsonguitar #guitar #guitarporn #gearporn #ngd #goldtop #lespaul #lestergram #tone #knowyourtone #worshiptone #pedalboard #gibsonsofinstagram #geartalk #p90 #country #rockabilly #teletuesday #howlinwolf #hubertsumlin #52goldtop

Throwback Thursday / flashback Friday for y’all in different time zones: SOOOOOO missing deserted Maui beaches with the only babe that exists in my Merld πŸŒŽπŸ™Œ I loooooove you! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #soon #maui #desertedisland #tbt #fbf youretheonlybookiwouldbring #808 #wahine #pinup #micilwife #dreamwifey #grateful #islandlife #beachgram #loveofmylife

Throwback Thursday / flashback Friday for y’all in different time zones: SOOOOOO missing deserted Maui beaches with the only babe that exists in my Merld πŸŒŽπŸ™Œ I loooooove you! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #soon #maui #desertedisland #tbt #fbf youretheonlybookiwouldbring #808 #wahine #pinup #micilwife #dreamwifey #grateful #islandlife #beachgram #loveofmylife