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Rory Kelly Covers Charlie Daniels, The Devil Went Down To Georgia


Rory Kelly Covers Charlie Daniels, The Devil Went Down To Georgia
Storming out of Black Mountain region of Marion, North Carolina, Rory Kelly, Billy Miller and Mike "Pops" Kelly have taken a well known song by an esteemed player from the low country area of the state and injected it with their own brand of thundering rhythm and infectious guitar tone. Covering a song that has become such a pop culture staple as this amazing hit by Charlie Daniels, shows the prowess that the fellas have perfected ...

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Rusty Knuckles Custom Belt Buckles From Soda Etching

Transferring the art for the buckles onto the aluminum plateHardly a day goes by when we aren't trying to up the ante on our craftsmanship and products offered. Have a look at a new product in the development phase, with our soda etched aluminum belt buckles. We have been wanting a quality belt buckle for quite a long time and didn't want to spend a certain amount on minimum orders from large manufacturers so we opted to read up on the process via many online resources such as this one on Instruc...

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A Poetic Journey To Watching A Custom Beretta Shotgun Being Assembled

Craftsman at Beretta gazing upon a piece of burled wood for the buttstock of a custom shotgun
"Human Technology is an artistic short movie celebrating the uniqueness and the distinction of every Beretta premium gun. This movie by Ancarani Studio, under the creative direction of Paola Manfrin, reveals through the minutia of the manufacturing process, the genesis of a luxury Beretta shotgun. A poetic journey through sterile robotic rooms is blended with five centuries of Berettas history, culminati...

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Black Eyed Vermillion Releases Never Shed A Bloody Tear

Black Eyed Vermillion Releases Never Shed A Bloody Tear
Gary Lindsey of Black Eyed Vermillion has served up one hell of an album with his latest batch of blue eyed punk rock soul. BEV won't be hitting the road outside of Austin and maybe a few other select Texas cities until late spring of 2015, so get over to Itunes and download the new batch of material. Have a listen to one of the brand new tracks below.


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Pirates Press and GZ Media Unveil Brand New Vinyl Record Pressing Machine

Pirates Press and GZ Media Unveil Brand New Vinyl Record Pressing MachineGetting vinyl records made can be a game called, hurry up and wait. When we are producing vinyl records we do our best to keep bands, fans and customers all up to date on when an exact arrival time might be and it can be quite daunting. Crazy to think, but at one time the exact color we were needing was out of stock far and wide and red vinyl was on hold until more pellets could be produced. Another time, we got so far behi...

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Tyrolean's Off To These Orchestral Craftsmen

Tyrolean's Off To These Orchestral Craftsmen



Sound by definition, are the vibrations that travel through the air or another medium and can be heard when they reach a person's or animal's ear. What constitutes those sounds and to what we hear and discern from them are all based upon our own preference. 


What makes one band better than another? What gives a guitar a certain warm tone? Many of these elements come into play with the materials that make up the instrument or the way an individual u...

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The Big Lessons of Sturgill Simpsons Success, From Saving Country Music

The Big Lessons of Sturgill Simpsons Success, From Saving Country MusicDamn is it great to see Sturgill Simpson doing so well with all the accolades from his latest album. The bigger elements come from a few simple ingredients that he figured out how to mix up into a tasty stew. If you ever had the chance to see what he had cookin' in Sunday Valley, then you know the depths to which his catalog can traverse. Read more from the great write up on Saving Country Music below.

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Legalize Lane Splitting For Motorcycles In All 50 States, Sign The Petition

Legalize Lane Splitting For Motorcycles In All 50 States, Sign The PetitionIf you are a motorcyclist or have friends or family that ride, do yourself a favor and sign up the petition to make it legal to split lanes in all 50 states. As a former lane splitter in California for a number of years, I can tell you first hand how much it helps with traffic flow and commute times. When traversing heavily trafficked areas in urban sprawl, being stuck on an air cooled motor in not only physically taxing ...

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The Oddities Collection of Ryan Matthew Cohn

A Kapala skull is a sacred human skull that has been decorated in semi precious stones and metals and used in tantric Buddhist rituals. The skull cap opens and is meant to hold ceremonial offerings such as blood.
Ever check out the show Oddities on the Science Channel? One of the recurring cast members Ryan Matthew Cohn always had a great collection of bones and skulls from the work he creates in osteology. These photos are from his instagram page and many more can be found there and over on his ...

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The Photography of Vanessa Moselle

The Photography of Vanessa Moselle
Shooting a picture is as easy as breathing. Not too far long ago, when an individual would expose a transparent sheet of plastic film covered with silver halide crystals to a light source, a physical reaction would occur. This process involving apertures, film speed and an artistic eye was once a highly regarded art form and still is, yet a bit of the mojo is lost due to the proliferation of camera technology readily available on our smart phones. What strikes a...

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