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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:20 am
by 1009
noise&light wrote:
Pasta wrote:I never bought a copy of the record, are there still some available, and where do i get them?


Available here:
http://teethhasteeth.bandcamp.com/album/the-strain


OMFG, dudes! I have a dozen or so LPs in a box here. I will bring it to Borelli's and you can buy one there. Huzzah!

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:11 pm
by Pasta
I now have 2 copies. This album, like On The Beach, will never leave my MP3 Player. THis months chemo cycle SUCKS, but "The Strain" is helping so godddamned much.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 5:54 am
by Red Square
Pasta wrote:I now have 2 copies. This album, like On The Beach, will never leave my MP3 Player. THis months chemo cycle SUCKS, but "The Strain" is helping so godddamned much.


i haven't been on much, i had no idea you were struggling with cancer...i hope you're getting through it...

lately i've been listening to this album a lot and it's a short biography, the grit of his story really pummels through...

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:08 pm
by El Protoolio
Got my copy in the mail today. Had a nice email exchange with his Mom about it. I can't wait to give it a spin tonight when I get home from work.

Rock Always Wins.

Pasta! I hope you get better man. My Mother beat cancer over 10 years ago. You can too.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:07 pm
by Pasta
CHEMOTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The wife and I have just spent the last 30 dancing around the house, to "THE STRAIN"

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:26 pm
by Ty Webb
Funny how things weave together. All the baseball talk had me thinking of my grandfather, which had me thinking of my dad. That naturally had me thinking about cancer. And FUCK cancer.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:26 pm
by total_douche
You know, I thought of John when I found out my friend Jeremy had lung cancer. I never knew the guy, but that album, that's a really special one. God damn, I haven't listened to The Strain in some time. I haven't sat down and listened to a lot of albums this year. So much overtime. I think I'm going to pop it in the record player tonight.

My friend can't even have tape on his arms, it'll take skin off (he's got CTS pretty bad, he'd tape his wrists to limit his hands' range of motion). I really don't like this cancer thing. As a concept, I find it most disagreeable.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:59 am
by drcroc
I found "The Strain" through these boards and ultimately, through "In Utero"...
And it's super well done, doesn't try too hard. Hit's hard. Great musicianship, cool sound. Props to the creators. Great album to put on when in the mood for grunge.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:17 pm
by Pasta
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 12:53 pm
by landspeednyc
ROCK VS. CANCER - Feature Documentary
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/rock ... umentary#/

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/04/prweb13372736.htm

"John Grabski's example of standing defiantly against cancer is an encouragement to cancer patients who may feel alone, defeated and ready to give in to their diagnosis. In sharing John's story, we hope to encourage others to confront their disease head-on. John's story and his rock album serve as a reminder that putting life on hold isn't an option ... life keeps on going whether you want it to or not, so seize the day and make the most of your time here on earth."

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:11 am
by Adam P
To that end, I was just clued in to this by a friend of mine: http://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/117 ... eamp-pedal

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Fri May 27, 2016 9:25 am
by tbone
Adam P wrote:To that end, I was just clued in to this by a friend of mine: http://tymguitars.com.au/blogs/blog/117 ... eamp-pedal

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That's really cool. Great story about the ripple effect of doin' thangs right for other people because it's the right thang to do.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:16 am
by 154
It's (paradoxically) easy to glaze over flagged threads but I'm glad I read that story, so cool. And I thought I was past my pedal lusting but holy shitballs that looks cool.

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:38 pm
by rockvscancer
Tym's Guitars in Brisbane, Australia came up with an awesome preamp pedal to help raise funds for ROCK VS. CANCER - a documentary about John Grabski III. Tim has made signature pedals for J Mascis, Bob Mould, Brett Netson, Isaiah Mitchell, Norman Blake, and the like and we're super thankful for his support.

Only 4 Squirrelsound Preamps exist and NOW IS YOUR CHANCE TO SNAG ONE! Be one of the first 4 people to donate $500 to Your Film Fund (http://yourfilmfund.com/project/rock-vs ... cumentary/), and you'll receive one of these limited edition pedals as a token of thanks.

The Squirrelsound Preamp Pedal (named after a Shellac song cause y'all know how much John loved Steve Albini) is unlike any other. It uses NOS 1N695 diodes (as used in the other famous piece of Albini gear, the Interfax Harmonic Percolator) in its circuit ... some may say this is the secret to the puzzle. Tim modified the circuit to blend between different types of diodes. He used a nice silicon pair on one end, and two 695's with the addition of a NOS Russian type germanium one side on the other. This gives the 695's a more balanced volume with the silicons and an asymmetrical clipping, kind of like the Peculator. This becomes the TUBE knob as it gave the pre-amp a very tube like distortion, especially in the germanium setting with a slight amount of silicon dialed in. Tim also added a TONE switch which is thinner and raspier on the HIGH setting and more bottom end and "full" on the LOW setting. This effect is more prominent as you wind up the HURT knob up.

Don't miss out on this sweet pedal. Donate & get yours today!!

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:14 pm
by JohnnySomersett
Is there anywhere I can get the 12" of this that hasn't got $18 shipping (I'm in the UK) attached to it?

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:20 pm
by tallchris
JohnnySomersett wrote:Is there anywhere I can get the 12" of this that hasn't got $18 shipping (I'm in the UK) attached to it?


Maybe FM Jon Solomon can add it to the PRF Distro store? At least you could then bundle w/ other PRF related records!

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:38 am
by Pasta
I'VE GOT YOU IN MY TEETH

Re: John Grabski III memorial page

PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:19 pm
by MeetingWithRemarkable
Hey