1. Ed Oster11/12/2006 02:22:48 PM
I'm really delighted at how many--"younger(for want of a better word)---people are impressed by Les Paul and his music. He was my hero at 12, and still is. He embody's both genius and courage in a man deserving to be the legend he is. His winning of two grammies were alost as gratifying to me as I'm sure it was to him
It was as though he were saying--"Yeah!! You young guys are good. So sit back a minute and I'll show you how to REALLY play!
He brings new meaning to the word GREAT.
A longtime LesPaul fan
2. Gregg Eldred09/07/2006 01:54:57 PM
Wow, the XLerator! I remember finding it in a bathroom in Charleston, SC, a few years back. It was so cool, that my wife thinks it was my highlight of the trip.
3. Richard Schwartz09/06/2006 07:51:37 PM
I've heard of the Frog And Peach. Someone must have mentioned it the last time I was in the New Brunswick area, which was probably about three years ago. It's (apparently) named after an old Peter Cook and Dudley Moore sketch. http://www.davehitt.com/july99/frogskit.html
As for the Gibson, if I get to spend a week in the city anytime soon, I just might do that.
4. Turtle09/06/2006 06:07:28 PM
Yup, Lahiere's is still there, since 1919. They've loosened up their dress code... coat and tie are no longer required. The place we were gonna go in New Brunswick was the Frog And The Peach, which is fairly recent. Down off of New St. somewhere, over near the river.
Next time you're in New York on a Monday night, you might bring your Gibson.
5. Richard Schwartz09/05/2006 09:08:00 PM
Lahiere's is still there? Wow. The last time I was there must have been somewhere between 25 and 30 years ago. Lived right smack between New Brunswick and Princeton from '66 to '78. What was the place in New Brunswick? Odds are, it wasn't there back then, but you never know.
I wonder what a Les Paul signature would do to the value of my '78 "The Paul" 25/50 (commemmorative of the 25th anniversary of the Les Paul guitar, and 50th anniversary of Gibson).