Bob Log III
BOB LOG III
Bob Log III Announces US Summer Tour / "My Sh*t is Perfect" Out NOW On Birdman Records
April 28th, 2010
Bob Log III QUOTES AND TESTIMONIALS:
TOM WAITS "And then there's this guy named Bob Log, you ever heard of him? He's this little kid nobody even knows how old he is wears a motorcycle helmet and he has a microphone inside of it and he puts the glass over the front so you can't see his face, and plays slide guitar. It's just the loudest strangest stuff you've ever heard. You don't understand one word he's saying. I like people who glue macaroni on to a piece of cardboard and paint it gold. That's what I aspire to basically."
MILTON BERLE "Hey kid. DO what thou wilt."
ROBERT PLANT "Dear Bob, it's been ages since Sweden."
POISON IVY (The Cramps) "If you do that again, we are kicking you off the tour."
HASIL ADKINS "Woooo! Can I have your autograph?"
R.L. BURNSIDE "Sideshow, you hanging in there like a dirty shirt. I want you playing with me tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that."
FRANZ FERDINAND (Nick) " Can I ride in your car?"
BLOWFLY "Bob Log, you play guitar by yourself, you play drums by yourself, you drive yourself, but I bet you need help to masturbate."
WEEN "Can I have one of your sandwiches?"
SHARON JONES "Bob Log, you can use my dressing room. wait, let me get you a towel."
SHONEN KNIFE "Can we sit your knee?"
JIMMY CARL BLACK "Bob Log, I can't find the hotel."
CHRISTINA SPENCER (BOSS HOG) "Can I wear your suit? oh.. wait.. nevermind."
SAHARA HOT NIGHTS "We're not mad! Really! We love Bob Log!" (in a Swedish accent)
T-MODEL FORD "Try playing THAT mutha fucker! HEY! you sat on my sandwich!"
ITOMO! "Nodo chinko????"
Bob Log III is a One Man Band Slide Guitar Party.A perverse product of the Arizona desert, Bob Log III has been diligently travelling the globe since 1996, showcasing his incomparable talents and developing a devoted following along the way. A whirlwind of dexterous limbs and digits, this super star sonic showman has to be seen to be believed.
Clad in his cannonball man, extra tight jumpsuit and signature motorcycle helmet with telephone/microphone attached, Bob Log III unfailingly sweats up a river while kicking on a kick drum, stomping his homemade foot cymbal and playing slide on an old archtop guitar.
His endless pursuit for musical mayhem and a downright party has seen his unique talents utilised for children's birthday parties, obscure beer barns, mammoth music festivals and everything in between.
Yet beyond these mesmerizing visuals, lies the true reason for Bob Log's international, cult status and superhero adoration. It is quite simply the guitar playing finger picked lightning, sliding up and down, stopping when it wants to, then starting again when it feels like it, all in a way that makes people move uncontrollably, smile and reel.
The upcoming release of his long awaited new album, MY SH*T IS PERFECT, begins the onset of another slew of adventures. Geography be damned, Bob Log III intends to take these songs and his unique slide guitar party to the good people of the world. There is no town too remote, there never has been.
But don't take his word for it, let the guitar speak for itself.
Bob Log III RUMORS
Yes, we have all heard the rumors
He has a monkey paw instead of a hand, girls like to sit on his knees and bounce while he plays, occasionally various people from the crowd jump onstage and put their boob in his drink, he rides in an inflatable dinghy over an ocean of fans
These whispers are all best explained in the following article, which has been translated from its original publication in French, using the Transitron Whizgig 4000-
"Msr. Bob Log appears, and so joy! It is of many nights and one thousand ladies, the guitar defeats us to dance. On the top, a crown. Never has this in time! Maybe not future. Only the now, her glowing hand, can be seen. Thunder of foot escapes the stage, chasing wild tempo with sound animal. We, the entourage, are not free. Arrested! But not of shame. Many times more we ask it. Encore, Captain , Encore!"
And so you see, it is all true.
All Bob Log asks is that you do the math. And if you do it (correctly) you will find that with the single exception of Hasil Adkins, Bob Log has out guitared, out drummed, out sweated, out driven, out boated, out bounced, out custom agented, out inspired all other one man bands. Numbers never lie. Bob Log III. MY SH*T IS PERFECT.
MR. FREE AND THE SATELLITE FREAKOUTS
Zappa, Devo and Oingo Boingo meet MC5 fronted by a younger Les Savy Fav's Tim Harrington at the circus- that sort of comes close to describing Tucson's Mr. Free & the Satellite Freakout, a band whose live performances never fail to astound. Those performances would account for the legions of devotees at home or on the road in their black, vegetable oil powered bus (also a venue on wheels). It would also account for the flood of crowds, praise and press their shows have received, such as their main stage performance at 2008's massive Mess with Texas event in Waterloo Park during SXSW, which had them sharing the stage with the likes of X, The Breeders and No Age and their now legendary "bus shows" in LA, Austin and elsewhere.
There is a Mr. Free and he is not just a singer - he's a performer. With bizarro makeup, costumes that feature everything from loincloths to aprons, this group doesn't just play... they put on a show. The performance would be enough in itself, but then there's the music- dense, dark, whimsical and everything in between, MFSF manages to create music that is both complex and hook-filled. It's not surprising, considering the band includes Miles Bartlett and Nick Letson, both formerly of The Mean Reds (Record Collection). MFSF's new album Guru Gaga is out on Bloat Records (home to acts like Bob Log III, Bebe & Serge and Pork Torta) and was described by the Tucson Weekly as "being brilliant both in composition and execution."
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