What a stellar weekend this was! ElectraFest 2014 was something to remember for the rest of my life, primarily because I met the fellow who, unknown to either of us at the time, set me down the road to being something vaguely like a guitarist. Read the rest of this entry »
On Monday evening over the phone, I asked this man who had shared my bed for three nights running why we had not made love. “Your body is too wrinkly,” he said without a pause. “I have spoiled myself over the years with young woman. I just can’t get excited with you. I love your energy and your laughter. I like your head and your heart. But, I just can’t deal with your body.”
Okay, class, everyone who is not interested in the history of musical instruments, more particularly ones made by veterans of the Gibson factory in Kalamazoo, MI, is free to go out for recess. The rest of you can stick around to find out why a “Marvbird” is arguably the most historically important new guitar of this decade, why I bought three of them, and why I’ll be down to two very shortly. Read the rest of this entry »
Everybody say hi to Alex Dykes and his guest review! — JB
While Land Rover arguably invented the concept of a luxury SUV with their first Range Rover, the 1998 Lexus RX is the vehicle that’s had the single biggest impact on the luxury industry. Initially derided by the press as a lifted Camry with delusions of grandeur, calling the RX a run away sales success would be an understatement. Lexus’ original crossover now accounts for over a third of the brand’s total volume in America and holds the crown as the best selling luxury vehicle on our shores. Trouble is, the RX has grown over time and is now a half-step too big for European tastes. In the hopes of dominating a third of Lexus brand sales in Europe, Lexus engineers went back to the drawing board and created a little brother for the RX: the 2015 Lexus NX.
This was The Supercar Issue of R&T. Plenty of actual supercar content from our superstar writers, including a neat bit about Eighties stuff, but my contributions are limited to an Avoidable Contact. Read the rest of this entry »