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Video on handmade slide guitars & others

Desert Dancer 13 Aug 12 - 02:31 PM
Mavis Enderby 13 Aug 12 - 03:37 PM
Desert Dancer 14 Aug 12 - 10:24 AM
GUEST,Emon Hassan (Guitarkadia) 14 Aug 12 - 01:55 PM
Desert Dancer 15 Aug 12 - 01:13 AM
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Subject: Video on handmade slide guitars & others
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 02:31 PM

The Atlantic has an article about Guitarkadia - Stories Around Guitars, a blog "about stories around guitars. Its mission: bring you those stories as original video, audio, photo or text pieces" from filmaker and photographer Emon Hassan.

The video post they feature at the Atlantic is On the Beauty of Handmade Slide Guitars. "In this segment, Mark Nilsen describes his DIY approach to building slide guitars with found wood and unconventional dimensions."

There's a short text interview with Hassan about his blog. Some excerpts:
I wanted to [read] a blog that talked about guitar as a craft and passion. And as they say, if it doesn't exist, build it. Yet the first year, Guitarkadia struggled with an identity crisis. I only knew that I didn't want to do reviews, be a tech guide, etc. It wasn't until I gave the blog a tag, "stories around guitars" that I found a clear purpose for it.

... Guitarkadia, therefore, uses the guitar as an excuse to enter a person, event, or culture's story.

How do you select musicians to profile?

I'm sent recommendations or I stumble into them, literally, as I did with Mark Nilsen when I spotted him with his cigar box (seen in the video) in the subway. When I walked up to ask him about the guitar and he said, "I built it," I knew I wanted to learn about what made him decide to build his own instruments and this video was the result of that exploration. In a way, the cigar box guitar was my excuse to tell Mark's story.


~ Becky in Tucson


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Subject: RE: Video on handmade slide guitars & others
From: Mavis Enderby
Date: 13 Aug 12 - 03:37 PM

Excellent feature on Mark Nilsen, plus looks like some interesting stuff coming up.

Thanks very much for the links Becky.


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Subject: RE: Video on handmade slide guitars & others
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 10:24 AM

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Subject: RE: Video on handmade slide guitars & others
From: GUEST,Emon Hassan (Guitarkadia)
Date: 14 Aug 12 - 01:55 PM

Hi Becky,

Thanks for the mention and the link!! And thank you everyone for watching the video.

Hope you come visit Guitarkadia and check out what's coming up!

http://guitarkadia.com/coming-soon-on-guitarkadia/

Best,
Emon


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Subject: RE: Video on handmade slide guitars & others
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 15 Aug 12 - 01:13 AM

Nice to see you here at Mudcat, Emon. I'm enjoying your videos. Hope others here will take a look.

~ Becky in Tucson


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