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Les Claypool
LES CLAYPOOL
Rank: Blade T
Nominated by T

Special Selection August 09

Decades from now, when historians begin studying the development of the bass guitar in our generation, they will look to one man.  That man is Les Claypool.  Beginning with his 90’s jam band Primus, Les has played with a countless number of bands playing a multitude of instruments.  His bass selection ranges from an old family banjo strung up bass stylies, to his classic six-stringer, to a wooden hinge-like instrument Claypool may or may not have invented called the Whamola. Claypool's funky, creative playing style on the electric bass mixes finger-tapping, flamenco-like strumming, and slap techniques. He is a multi-instrumentalist, novelist, music producer, actor, film director, fly fisherman, and indeed an awesome dude.
 

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The Couch Dress
THE COUCH DRESS
Rank: A Very Model of a Modern Major General Ivana B. Awesome
Nominated by Ivana B. Awesome

3rd Place October 08

Wow! The Couch Dress...who wouldn't want to snuggle up to you! Perfect for those evenings you want to stay in and still look your best! Any self respecting woman would crochet this for herself...but if your short for time.....check out http://www.pantalaine.com for this and many other Awesome products.

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Rank: Blade T
T commented ( about Les Claypool ) on 8/21/2009
No bassist in history has ever been recorded slapping the strings of a bass guitar as fast as Claypool can. reply high five

Rank: George Ivan Awesomeoff
Ivan Awesomeoff replied to T on 8/21/2009
Its been interesting to see how some musical entries get worked, and others take off. Seems to me Les Claypool does something that most people understand--he plays bass guitar. We know that that instrument does, what it is used for, what its general limitations are. When we see what he can do with a bass in his hand, it is undoubtedly awesome. Marilyn Manson pops up, and well, he's more of a freak personality than a mind bogglingly talented musician. He may stand for something, and some people may really respond to that, but being a symbol is apparently just not as awesome as exuding talent. Claypool is getting a lot of votes from me, because I simply can not believe he can play a bass like that. He's like Danny MacAskill with a guitar. reply high five1

Rank: Schultz Kaapuetz
Kaapuetz replied to on 9/4/2009
Not even Victor Wooten? reply high five

Rank: Blade T
T commented ( about Les Claypool ) on 8/10/2009
After the death of Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton, Les Claypool auditioned for the empty space in the band. Claypool did not earn the spot because James Hetfield said quote "He was too good". reply high five

Rank: Jimmy Trane
Trane replied to T on 8/10/2009
Hell yeah. If you're too good for Metallica, you must be some sort of godlike figure. reply high five

Rank: Schultz Yggdrasil
Yggdrasil replied to Trane on 8/11/2009
not really, metalica in facts suck bigtimes. the only reason they a revered like gods is that their music went mainstream and a few of their songs were acceptable for mainstream radio-stations. Metalica has nothing on Megadeth or Iron Maiden. ( don't hate me i'm a troll! ) reply high five

Rank: George The Dude
The Dude replied to Yggdrasil on 8/11/2009
I actually agree. Metallica is a bunch of sellouts. They had one or two good albums, but then they kicked me off Napster, and I hate them for it. reply high five

Rank: George The Dude
The Dude replied to The Dude on 8/11/2009
clearly an unbiased opinion. reply high five

Anonymous commented ( about The Couch Dress ) on 10/12/2008
Can I get that in purple?? reply high five


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