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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby El Protoolio on Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:08 pm

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.

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Pasta on Sat Jan 18, 2014 9:07 pm

CHEMOTIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The wife and I have just spent the last 30 dancing around the house, to "THE STRAIN"
Ninety Five Cents? FUCK YOU!!! I'LL SKATE TO THE BEACH.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Ty Webb on Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:26 pm

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.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby total_douche on Sun Aug 31, 2014 12:26 pm

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.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby drcroc on Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:59 am

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.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Pasta on Fri Mar 20, 2015 11:17 pm

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby landspeednyc on Sun May 01, 2016 12:53 pm

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."
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Adam P on Fri May 27, 2016 9:11 am

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

Postby tbone on Fri May 27, 2016 9:25 am

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.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby 154 on Sat Jun 11, 2016 7:16 am

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.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby rockvscancer on Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:38 pm

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!!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby JohnnySomersett on Sat Sep 03, 2016 3:14 pm

Is there anywhere I can get the 12" of this that hasn't got $18 shipping (I'm in the UK) attached to it?
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby tallchris on Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:20 pm

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!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Pasta on Mon Sep 26, 2016 6:38 am

I'VE GOT YOU IN MY TEETH
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby MeetingWithRemarkable on Wed Nov 23, 2016 10:19 pm

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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby rockvscancer on Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:49 am

So Steve let us interview him and John's family gave us access to footage he shot while recording with Steve, and so we made THIS ... introducing a short doc detailing John's time recording "The Strain" with Steve @ Electrical Audio.

ROCK VS CANCER - https://youtu.be/dvrJxZ5iBcc
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby Ike on Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:57 am

Wonderful shout-out on WTF today about this.

Very much so looking forward to watching this.
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby noise&light on Thu Nov 29, 2018 1:10 pm

Ike wrote:Wonderful shout-out on WTF today about this.

Very much so looking forward to watching this.


That's great to hear! Maron is using his platform for good!

That was one of the very best things about the Steve interview. I'm probably repeating myself but it was such a bittersweet suprise! MM was expecting a fan answer and got something very real!
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Re: John Grabski III memorial page

Postby jimmy spako on Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:17 am

Thanks a lot for the documentary, FM rockvscancer.
I really appreciated it and was very glad to be able to stream it.
I was happy to get the chance to share it with some folks beyond the EA boards too, who were obviously touched by it.

Thanks for taking part in it, FM Steve, it was really moving.
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