W. o’ W.: Les Paul

This contains a nice video of the wizard of the electric guitar, talking about his work:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/arts/music/iridium-jazz-guitar-shrine-expands-beyond-jazz-to-survive.html?_r=1&hpw

News from the Forte front

…from April, if one can call that news; it arrived today¬†via Clumber Spaniel (okay, it’s on the Polywarmtone blog):
 
“Unfortunately the whole construction in the factory was delayed due to more complicated than expected financing paperwork.
But now things are cleared and construction is going on.
Once we have the second story built in the middel hall, the cooling cycle is up and running and all darkroom blinds and safelights are installed the kettle could theoretically go live.

The only burden to take now is the silverprice to drop. At the current level making monochrome papers makes no sense but we are in good mood that it will keep dropping.”