SEPTEMBER 1, 2021
This month I’ll try writing this update in new format, rather than like the usual letter style that I post. Maybe it will be easier for you to pick out the parts you are most interested in .
GUITAR PARTS SALE
If you are interested in starting a new guitar project or finding parts for a current project, get in touch and I can tell you what’s up for grabs. There’s a bunch of Japanese bodies, necks and a few bridges, tuners and things that I will list when I get a chance. I’ve selected a couple of neck/body combos if you’re interested in making a Strat-type ‘partscaster’. I also have some bass guitar parts.
I’ve decided to start a new guitar project of my own that I posted on Instagram yesterday. It’s a Fernandes TEJ body that’s been hand-routed and I found a Strat type neck that fits nicely on it. I’m thinking to put a Jaguar pickup in the neck and humbucker in the bridge.
Up-cycling and fixing old guitars is one way we can reduce the use of natural resources and combat climate change. It’s also rewarding to learn how to repair, maintain and customise instruments.
‘SO WHAT HAPPENED TO BRENDAN WEBB?’ – VOLUME ONE
Sparked by a review I saw of Sandpit on Rate Your Music, I decided to answer this reviewers question by posting some hip-hop beats I made from around 2006-2011. They are on my Soundcloud, and I’ll embed the playlist below. Volume Two will be a collection of dubstep and grime stuff from around 2010-2016.
NEW DEMOS SHOWREEL AND STORIES
Yesterday I made an hour-long video where I played some demos that I’ve shortlisted to work on for possible release. I also talked a little about my motivations and inspiration for some of these new songs. You can watch it on my Instagram. If you are interested in listening to me talk about my music, there’s also the Sandpit – ‘Lessons In Posture’ 25th Anniversary commentary I recorded in July.
NEIS BUSINESS PLAN APPROVED
I was relieved to submit my business plan before the final deadline and have it approved. My guitar workshop is now officially a NEIS-funded business and my music is also written into my business plan. It feels good. Check out the GUITAR WORKSHOP page on this website when you get a chance.
Until next time,
NOTABLE VIEWING FROM RECENT TIMES:
• ‘Come & See’ (1985)
• History Time channel (YouTube)
• Love Island UK (Channel 9)
• The House Of Kush channel (YouTube)
• ‘The Sacrifice’ (1986)