The BBC has made a must watch documentary about the electric guitar...again.

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  1. Blazer

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    There was also a drum one with Stewart Copeland and a bass one with Tina Weymouth (which seemed to forget halfway through that it was about bass GUITARS).
     
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    I remember that 3-part one they had a long time ago... it was called "Imagine" or something... Must have watched that over 20 times! LOL
     
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    Watching this now, thanks for the heads-up
     
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    Loved it! Made me want to buy a Les Paul for the first time.
     
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    hey Blazer in NL, do you pay BBC rates?
     
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    Excellent doc. I'm up to the Edge and taking a break to watch Raptors-Warriors.

    Thanks for posting that.

    - D
     
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    Just watched it! Fantastic and so appreciative for you giving us the link. It really follows my lifespan and my living understanding of the subject. It is a creative solution to use pedals and technology to show the history of electric rock and roll. I think he nailed it.

    One thing I learned was that Uli Roth was the one responsible for making me turn off the radio for over ten years. Even he apologizes.:lol:
     
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    I like Lenny but thought it was a bit weird, like the Yardbirds never happened. And I know he reveres them. And also felt Leo got short shrift to Les. But, still entertaining.

    But I guess it was kinda more focussed on the technology . But then the Tele and Strat surely should have been front and Center?

    I guess that means I would have made other choices. But, still worth watching for sure.

    Cheers,
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    I can't answer for Blazer, but I am here in the Netherlands and I do not pay any fee for BBC 1 and 2.
     
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    I lived in London for almost 4 years and never payed the TV fee

    Nevertheless I had no TV!!! :cool:. There are much more interesting things to do in London (actually anywhere) than watching TV...

    But just since I hired a internet line I started getting letters in the mail box saying that I wasn't paying the TV fee, they wanted to scare me saying an Inspector was going to come to my home (no way he can get in without permit) and they keep on saying the court would prosecute me and the fine was more than 1K quid and bla bla bla...

    I just stored in a shelve, I got quite one letter every week during 3 years!!!!

    I didn't cared, I had no TV :lol:

    Thanks for the link
     
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    Been a little while since I watched them ( for which I pay my licence fee!) but the guitar one was probably the poorest of the three.
    I think I’d prefer it if the BBC just cleared and released more archive material rather than having everything in chopped up bits. But, someone is trying and it’s worth watching.
     
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    Nice! Just watched it. Thank you.
     
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    I get them every couple of weeks. They refuse to believe that I don't have a TV, I gave up caring about ten years ago.
     
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    There’s ‘TV’... and then there is the BBC.

    We gonna miss them when they are gone.
     
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    Not only Leo, but Ted McCarty. It's pretty well understood that he was really the one who designed the Les Paul guitar. It sure made me sad that I never had a chance to visit London back then, or now for that matter.
     
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    There was one of Michael Moore's documentary films where he visited a women's prison in the UK, and he'd ask one woman "What are you in for?" and she'd say "I stabbed my boyfriend", and the next one "What are you in for?" and her answer was "Watching TV without a license"!
     
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    From what I remember from court strictly speaking she wouldn't have been, she would have had a court fine for non payment of her licence then a prison sentence for non payment of that. Generally doesn't happen these days as court fines are attached to earnings or benefits. She might not be able to feed her kids but she wouldn't go to prison.

    It is a bit of an odd system although compared to Now ( I guess it's Fox in the USA), Prime and Netflix the BBC actually seems good value these days ( TV, radio and internet content) for someone like me whose viewing choice leans that way.
     
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    There's so much brilliant BBC content.
    Really, without the BBC I'd only probably watch Movies and a bit of sport.
    I do get value for money from the license, I think.
    With iPlayer stuff now being moved to be available for a year rather than 30 days, and more archive stuff being available that's so cool.
    Lots of music programmes there especially now more regional ones with new artists.
     
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