OFFICAL ILX JOE BONAMASSA CELEBRATION THREAD

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the three identical les pauls up front is so amazing

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:01 (six months ago) Permalink

May We Be Shown Photos of Bonamassa With Middle Aged Ladies?

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/fd/71/19/fd711954181a62495a1073010fcd4093.jpg

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:03 (six months ago) Permalink

fuckin' love this guy

never knowingly heard him play a note but just look at him, he's a treasure

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:06 (six months ago) Permalink

i ask you this in all seriousness: has anyone ever looked less cool playing a guitar

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:07 (six months ago) Permalink

i ask you this in all seriousness: has anyone ever looked less cool playing a guitar

Yes

http://www.alamy.com/stock-photo-us-president-george-hw-bush-and-political-advisor-lee-atwater-play-78473204.html

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Here, watch him violently shit all over ZZ Top's "Just Got Paid" for twelve minutes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSQwj3s8Y4s

Don Van Gorp, midwest regional VP, marketing (誤訳侮辱), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:10 (six months ago) Permalink

I had Joe autograph my JBLP gold top last year. When Joe hefted it up by the neck he quipped "That's about the weight of a nice sized walleye". (It weighs in at 9 lbs, 3 oz.) I guess you need to be a sport fisherman to appreciate that!

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:13 (six months ago) Permalink

A true story from Joes` recent Bridlington gig.
My mates wife had an empty seat to her right. A dapper little gent in his sixties sat down next to her and was talking on his mobile(cell-phone to our friends across the pond).
"Yes I`m at Brid Spa, some guy called Joe Bonamassa, don`t know anything about him."
We thought he won`t be here for long. After the second song he was jumping about shouting "Joe, Joe, Joe."
To cut a long story short this old chap was now hooked and said," This guy`s better than Clapton and Well

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:14 (six months ago) Permalink

I talked to Joe after a show here in Atlanta several years ago and asked if he would like to spend the following day riding motorcycles with me and some buddy’s here in the Georgia country side. I am a dealer and could have hooked him up for a nice afternoon of riding. His response to me was “No Way” I am not coordinated at all and can hardly drive a car.
I find that pretty funny considering he sounds like 2 guys playing guitar and singing all at the same time.

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Joe Bonamassa announces Blues Explosion tribute shows

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:16 (six months ago) Permalink

"Solos are basically 16-to-24-bar marathons. If you run a marathon, you can’t start sprinting, but at the start people need a little fireworks to grab their attention. Then you have to back off and say something with a melody before you start barnstorming." — Joe Bonamassa

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:17 (six months ago) Permalink

I really have to hand it to someone who is the only person in the world who thought the Blueshammer sequence was completely serious.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 16 January 2017 21:40 (six months ago) Permalink

I made it two minutes into "Just Got Paid," that's all I could do.

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:42 (six months ago) Permalink

He's a Tim Heidecker character, right?

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:43 (six months ago) Permalink

No wait, André Rieu gone electric.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:45 (six months ago) Permalink

This wiki bit is comedy gold:

Bonamassa went to Nashville and collaborated with three songwriters there: Jonathan Cain, who has written for Journey; James House, known for his work with Diamond Rio...; and Jerry Flowers, who has written for Keith Urban. Bonamassa explained to the writers that he wasn't interested in creating three-minute radio hits, but just wanted to write some serious blues rock.

Fake posts from a failing poster (Dan Peterson), Monday, 16 January 2017 21:46 (six months ago) Permalink

He's a Tim Heidecker character, right?

nailed it

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:07 (six months ago) Permalink

how the fuck does that 'just got paid' video have nearly eight million views

here's a pacy seven-minute tear through 'taxman' at the cavern club, featuring a decloaked death from bill and ted's bogus journey on bass guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dgaM43KCqT4

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:15 (six months ago) Permalink

Death played a stand-up if I recall correctly

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:20 (six months ago) Permalink

death was inspired to go electric by the sheer power of bonamassa's tone iirc

hunk of poo, big fart, girlfriend, and Dove soap (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 22:24 (six months ago) Permalink

I believe that

chr1sb3singer, Monday, 16 January 2017 22:24 (six months ago) Permalink

Thank god. I knew the thread for discussion of guitarists i have only heard of because i read guitar magazines in the late 90s couldn't contain this guy.

how's life, Monday, 16 January 2017 23:02 (six months ago) Permalink

Oh, and as far as mainstream music magazines go, well, they've pretty much ignored Bonamassa. In a 2011 American Blues Scene interview, when asked why he wasn’t featured on the Rolling Stone Top 100 Guitar Players of All-Time list, Joe replied, "Have you seen who’s on the cover this week? (It was Snooki.) Rolling Stone has about as much credibility as The National Enquirer."

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:18 (six months ago) Permalink

At this point, it surprises almost nobody that when Joe plays guitar, it’s a “masterclass from a force of nature” as the Lancashire Telegraph said.

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:19 (six months ago) Permalink

Bonamassa was performing at the Brady Theater in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on December 9, when he saw a bouncer harassing an audience member. The blues guitarist took his rare 1951 Fender No-caster in hand and gave the guard a whack.

Afterward, he shared a photo of the incident on his Instagram, along with the following note:

“And to the bouncer who harassed one of our fans up front... That is why you can now tell your family and friends what a 51 Fender No-caster to the head feels like. Don’t ever put hands on my fans again. Consider that a love tap reminder.”

How To: Make the perfect summer jorts (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 16 January 2017 23:32 (six months ago) Permalink

Bouncer otm

めんどくさかった (Matt #2), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:07 (six months ago) Permalink

oh so standard tuning then. Thank god for that gear rundown!

Sufjan Grafton, Tuesday, 17 January 2017 00:09 (six months ago) Permalink

Listening to Bonamassa for the first time
It's like I got new ears

Are they still doing the Roadhouse reboot? He totally has to be the Jeff Healey character

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 01:32 (six months ago) Permalink

WTF

Before he reached 18 years old, Bonamassa was playing in a band called Bloodline with the sons of Miles Davis, Robby Krieger, and Berry Oakley.

blonde redheads have more fun (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:15 (six months ago) Permalink

https://media.giphy.com/media/WriRAEzCFF9HG/giphy.gif

example (crüt), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:24 (six months ago) Permalink

I strongly dislike this person's clenched anus blues rock

a but (brimstead), Tuesday, 17 January 2017 02:24 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Joe Bonamassa is known for his collection of incredibly rare sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standards. But his own signature Gibson Les Paul is a goldtop, created for him by the company in 2008.

Bonamassa recently traded in the prototype of the model at Norman’s Rare Guitars. In the video below, he talks about the guitar and how he felt when the prototype was delivered to him.

“When you’re a kid and you see a Gibson Les Paul, and then something that you’ve idolized over the years shows up at your door and it says [your name] on the truss-rod cover—it was a very special day,” he recalls.

Bonamassa immediately put the guitar to work on the recording of his 2009 album, The Ballad of John Henry, which hit Number One on the Billboard Top Blues chart.

The guitar features Gibson Burstbucker pickups and a black back. “I was trying to make like an early ’57,” he explains. It also has mismatched volume and tone knobs. Bonamassa explains that the different feel of the knobs allows him to know which one he’s grabbing without having to look, which is vital when he’s performing and singing.

Bonamassa explains that Gibson was nervous about the guitar, not knowing if his name had enough clout to carry a signature guitar. “This represented a risk on their part, and it represented a journey for me,” he says.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQWcD5YO8Cw

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:42 (five months ago) Permalink

His favorite guitar is a ’59 Les Paul Sunburst, a “Holy Grail” that he actually takes on the road with him.

“I tour nine months a year,” Bonamassa told Gibson.com, in a 2011 interview. “What am I going to do, come home and noodle with it on the couch? Go, ‘Wow look at this, I’ve got a ’59 Les Paul that never gets used, maybe on a recording here and there.’ I’d rather get a nice case for it--which I did--hire an ex-secret service agent as my security guard--which I did (laughs)--and take it on the road.” In an interview with AmericanBluesScene.com, Bonamassa praised the ‘59’ Les Paul’s extraordinary tone. “I have over 300 guitars, but out of all of them, that one is definitely my favorite.”

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:53 (five months ago) Permalink

Those trademark shades he wears vary with the seasons.

“I have four sets of them,” Bonamassa once told GuitarMessenger.com. “I have the 'hot summer show' ones–called Silhouettes, because they wrap around your ears. That prevents them from sliding off. Then, when you get into the wintertime and the theater’s not that hot, I wear a set of Pradas. I also have a set of Ray Bans and a set of Revos. I’m sure I’ve bought enough sunglasses to put somebody’s kid through college.”

for sale: steve bannon waifu pillow (heavily soiled) (bizarro gazzara), Thursday, 23 February 2017 10:53 (five months ago) Permalink

mission accomplished

Drive Your Lover Wild In Bed By Cosplaying As Jeff Lynne (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 May 2017 16:56 (two months ago) Permalink

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― Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Wednesday, May 10, 2017 1:19 PM (one week ago)

hi

epiphonedad67 (unregistered), Friday, 19 May 2017 17:03 (two months ago) Permalink

ILX field trip to Bonnamassa Blues Cruise

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 May 2017 17:33 (two months ago) Permalink

i'd never seen him talk before, seems like the blues dad version of cool dude clem

global tetrahedron, Friday, 19 May 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

yes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X41ton4Xzl0

nomar, Friday, 19 May 2017 17:37 (two months ago) Permalink

2:20 is my favorite way to keep the blues alive

nomar, Friday, 19 May 2017 17:39 (two months ago) Permalink

love the intro, nasty overdriven blues chord with a panning shot of a big ass cruise ship

global tetrahedron, Friday, 19 May 2017 17:59 (two months ago) Permalink

Blues Traveler! followed by a flip cup tournament.

nomar, Friday, 19 May 2017 18:08 (two months ago) Permalink

ILX field trip to Bonnamassa Blues Cruise

let's make this happen

Drive Your Lover Wild In Bed By Cosplaying As Jeff Lynne (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:16 (two months ago) Permalink

joe's lapel-less jacket in that video upthread is some real hideous star trek: the next generation shit

Drive Your Lover Wild In Bed By Cosplaying As Jeff Lynne (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:17 (two months ago) Permalink

I'd really like to go back in time to show Son House how we managed to keep the blues alive

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:18 (two months ago) Permalink

just a bunch of wites keeping the blues alive on a cruise to jamaica nbd

Drive Your Lover Wild In Bed By Cosplaying As Jeff Lynne (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Roger Ailes: "I created a TV network for people from 55 to dead."

Joe Bonamassa: "Hmmm...I think I'll try doing that with music."

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:24 (two months ago) Permalink

my calamari was soggy #igottheblues

nomar, Friday, 19 May 2017 18:24 (two months ago) Permalink

A+ xpost

Max-Headroom-drops-a-deuce-while-shredding (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 19 May 2017 18:53 (two months ago) Permalink

I never thought someone would come along to unseat Carlos Santana as the reigning king of ridiculous guitar face, but Bonnamassa has done it

Honestly, I would probably have fun on this with the caveat that I would do nothing but get wasted from the time I woke up to the time I passed out watching Eric Gales

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Friday, 19 May 2017 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

As it has been my long stated life dream to die from a rare sexual transmitted disease that incubated on a Blues Cruise I would also volunteer for this field trip.

chr1sb3singer, Friday, 19 May 2017 19:09 (two months ago) Permalink

anyone else see the crazy skeleton dude at 0:08 of that vid? or is it just me?

pickety third (stevie), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:14 (two months ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvHEyAnS0bs

na (NA), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:28 (two months ago) Permalink

i'd like him better if he still performed in a hot pink t-shirt and neon green hat

na (NA), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:31 (two months ago) Permalink

oh man that's a great find

poison shirt spotted on some kid in the hallway

that actually makes bonnamassa p loveable <3

he was a hot shit player for 13 wow

Universal LULU Nation (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:33 (two months ago) Permalink

apparently he was in a band with the robbie krieger's son and berry oakley's son: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9p4ZV-CAht4

na (NA), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:37 (two months ago) Permalink

there's a two-part bloodline documentary on youtube that i'm not even going to link to

na (NA), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:40 (two months ago) Permalink

Man, that Pauley clip takes me back...My family used to watch that show and I actually saw that story when it aired. Years later, when JB finally got big, we called him "That kid from TV".

to fly across the city and find Aerosmith's car (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 22 May 2017 19:45 (two months ago) Permalink

The blues cruise promo clip makes me want to start a YouTube channel dedicated to white people clapping along to music

Guy Pidgeotto (Tom Violence), Monday, 22 May 2017 20:14 (two months ago) Permalink

would subscribe

🎵 it's grey pubic now, stoner blue 🎵 (bizarro gazzara), Monday, 22 May 2017 20:34 (two months ago) Permalink

there was this phish live video i saw one time that was classic in that regard but i've never been able to find it since. whoever was operating the camera knew exactly what they were doing xp

global tetrahedron, Monday, 22 May 2017 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Home › News › Joe Bonamassa To Release Live Album

Joe Bonamassa To Release Live Album

Posted on June 16, 2017 by Kate

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bonamasso guitara (bizarro gazzara), Friday, 23 June 2017 19:25 (one month ago) Permalink

for fuck's sake

https://www.facebook.com/JoeBonamassa/videos/10155361575004659/

global tetrahedron, Saturday, 1 July 2017 02:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

okay well i guess this is cool

James Kamaunu I love Joe, but the cellists be best served playing with a more Jazz musician to implement her skill with a sound like no other cellists would explore doing.. This is more rudiments, speed but I'd rather hear her playing " her " and with a style of music she can eccentuate her style within it... Aloha.. just say and no disrespect Joe - he's awesome...
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Tina Guo I think I will play whatever I feel like playing, but nice to know your opinion James.
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global tetrahedron, Saturday, 1 July 2017 02:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

There is no way in hell I'm watching that video.

Austin, Saturday, 1 July 2017 03:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

why do I keep thinking he's blind?

StanM, Saturday, 1 July 2017 07:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You've seen his wardrobe and hairstyle?

attention vampire (MatthewK), Saturday, 1 July 2017 07:33 (three weeks ago) Permalink

open goal nonetheless nicely slotted home by the boy matthewk there, brian

bonamasso guitara (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 July 2017 10:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

stan, you're probably thinking of blind (and dead) wite bloozeman jeff healey, as featured in sam elliott hairstyle showcase roadhouse

bonamasso guitara (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 July 2017 10:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I probably do, yeah - the perpetual sunglasses don't help, though.

StanM, Saturday, 1 July 2017 12:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tbh i'm grateful the sunglasses keep us from seeing his eyes - like a couple of raisins dropped in a bowl of porridge, they are

bonamasso guitara (bizarro gazzara), Saturday, 1 July 2017 12:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

MatthewK - applause.

Jeff Healey was a wite bluesman, it is true. However, he could defensibly say "I don't see color."

space chipmunk (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 1 July 2017 14:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm not about to Google image search this, but I feel like this guy and Donald Trump, Jr. are kind of doppelgangers.

Austin, Saturday, 1 July 2017 17:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

This dude is the patron saint of the blues lawyer.

Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 1 July 2017 21:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Whenever you see an old white dude who just rediscovered his love of music 9 times out of 10 it's because he saw that fucking PBS Red Rocks Wite Man's Tribute to Da Blooooooz.

Puke and Other Poems (GOTT PUNCH II HAWKWINDZ), Saturday, 1 July 2017 21:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

While I can't make it to the end of the vid to confirm, I find it interesting how the cello player sucks all the guitar-face out of the room, leaving our hero to be the subdued one

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Sunday, 2 July 2017 01:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I found that video very pleasing, not least because the shitty recording makes both instruments sound like cats scratching frantically at the door - it's almost a "shreds" video for large stretches.
Disappointed he hasn't collaborated with André Rieu though, a match made in heaven.

attention vampire (MatthewK), Monday, 3 July 2017 01:08 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's fucks me up that .the second age as this dude.

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 3 July 2017 01:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oops

It's fucks me up that I'm the same age as this dude.

kurt schwitterz, Monday, 3 July 2017 01:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink

joe bonamassa should would make a great elendil in peter jackson's 97-hour film of "the silmarillion".

The Saga of Rodney Stooksbury (rushomancy), Monday, 3 July 2017 01:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

JOE BONAMASSA YOU ROCK! you've always been there, even when i was really feeling down. especially when i was feeling down. and i'll never be able to pay you back for that ride you gave me to the airport later that night, because your peak hour rate is total bullshit and i'm still unemployed

Karl Malone, Monday, 3 July 2017 03:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I'm sad that the fanpage glossary failed to list my coinage "Bonamasturbate."

space chipmunk (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 July 2017 13:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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