Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Rory Gallagher Facebook page reaches 8000 fans

As  announced in FB Rory Gallagher fan page:

"Hello Rory Fans,

Please find at this blog "EL BLOG DE ARCHI 2" a link to "rory gallagher-1989-follow me"(rarities,demos,outtakes) a really cool bootleg.

By the way, we have have crossed another next millenium fan mark (8000) thanks to 
  • Stathis Miliotis(Fan 8010), 
  • Argiris Koltsidas(Fan 8009), 
  • Giorgos Batistatos(Fan 8008), 
  • Vaso Moschopoulou(Fan 8007), 
  • Theodore Kontaxis(Fan 8006), 
  • Florian Lacassie(Fan 8005), 
  • Arno Olivier Les Déboulonné(Fan 8004), 
  • Zico El Mouddene(Fan 8003), 
  • Ben Small(Fan 8002), 
  • Dermot Mc Cann(Fan 8001), 
  • Lalita Gavrili(Fan 8000), 
  • Conor O'connor(Fan 7999), 
  • Nikos Panikos(Fan 7998) 
and specially to all new fans between 7,000 to 8,000.

I hope that with your continous promotion of Rory, well be more than 10.000 fans for Rory 61st Birthday.

This is the figures evolution:
0 - 1,000 fans from Mar 7 to Jul 6 (120 days)
1,000 - 2,000 fans fron Jul 6 to Sep 4 ( 58 days)
2,000 - 3,000 fans from Sep 4 to Oct 25 ( 51 days)
3,000 - 4,000 fans from Oct 25 to Dic 1 ( 36 days)
4,000 - 5,000 fans from Dic 1 to Dic 16 ( 16 days)
5,000 - 6,000 fans from Dic 16 to Jan 2 ( 16 days)
6,000 - 7,000 fans from Jan 2 to Jan 17 ( 15 days)
7,000 - 8,000 fans from Jan 17 to Jan 28 ( 11 days)

The distribution stabilized at
female/male ratio: 20%/80%
fans younger than 33 years age are 77%


Hugo Angel. 
PS: There is there a nice rendition, totally Roryfied, of "Peter Gunn" TV Series theme in the bootleg. It bring some childhood memories for 10% of us."

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rory Gallagher FB page now has more than 7000 fans

With the joining of Dimitris Polizoidis(Fan 7011), Sharon Anne Lilly(Fan 7010), Raul Hernandez(Fan 7009), Aaron O'Brien(Fan 7008), Melinacellist Kry(Fan 7007), Mj O'Shea(Fan 7006), Athina Maria Giannikou(Fan 7005), Ivanji Romero(Fan 7004), Donal Hackett(Fan 7003), Tom Oliver(Fan 7002), Nikos Gkikizas(Fan 7001), Riboni Filippo(Fan 7000), Sotiris Bonoras(Fan 6999) and specially to all new fans from 6,000 to 7,000 we are now more than 7K fans! The fan base keeps growing steadily. At this pace it could expected more than 10K fans for the first year after the opening of the page Page.

This is the figures evolution:

0 - 1,000 fans from Mar 7 to Jul 6 (120 days) 
1,000 - 2,000 fans fron Jul 6 to Sep 4 ( 58 days) 
2,000 - 3,000 fans from Sep 4 to Oct 25 ( 51 days) 
3,000 - 4,000 fans from Oct 25 to Dic 1 ( 36 days) 
4,000 - 5,000 fans from Dic 1 to Dic 16 ( 16 days) 
5,000 - 6,000 fans from Dic 16 to Jan 2 ( 16 days) 
6,000 - 7,000 fans from Jan 2 to Jan 17 ( 15 days)  

The distribution is stable: 

female/male ratio: 20%/80%  
fans above 34 years age are now: 23% 
(fans with more "youth experience" are starting to embrace FB)  

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Fender Introduces New Road Worn Series

For many musicians there exist few bigger turn-ons than a beautiful shining new electric guitar straight off the rack with its unblemished plastic parts still wrapped carefully with that protective transparent covering. For others, the sight of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Rory Gallagher, and Jaco Pastorius using and abusing their Fenders night after night would change their lives-and spending habits-forever. With the lusts of the latter in mind, Fender has introduced the new Road Worn Series of electric guitars that pair the beautifully broken aesthetics of the Fender Relic guitars with recession-grade affordability.

For years since the introduction of the Relic guitars Fender fans without a spare three grand to drop have wanted and searched, even destroyed, many fine instruments in order to harness some of the raw appeal of a guitar that’s seen far too many long nights in honky tonks, juke joints, and dive bars. The Road Worn series offers a 

  • 50’s Telecaster, 
  • 50’s Stratocasters
  • 60’s Stratocasters, 
  • 50’s Precision Bass, and 
  • 60’s Jazz Bass 
models to satiate all manner of vintage Fender longing. All five models feature period-correct features including the nitrocellulose lacquer that gave those vintage Fenders their fantastic resonance and was later replaced in the name of aesthetic consistency.

The 50’s Tele features an Ash body with distressed maple neck, 3-saddle bridge, and one-ply pickguard reminiscent of the Teles of yore with the end result being a guitar that appears as though Luther Perkins forgot he stored it in a closet 25 years ago. The 50’s Strat also features the maple neck and fretboard of the era along with an Alder body, synchronized tremolo, and one-ply pickguard. The 50’s Strat in black (also available in Two-Tone Sunburst) essentially appears as Eric Clapton’s Blackie Strat did circa The Last Waltz. The 60’s Strat features the Alder body with a rosewood fretboard, synchronized tremolo, and three-ply mint green pickguard. All three models feature Fender’s slightly over-wound Tex-Mex pickups for vintage tone with a little extra muscle.

The 50’s P-Bass features a maple neck and fretboard, an alder body, reverse tuning machines and a super-cool gold anodized pickguard. The 60’s Jazz Bass is sure to satisfy any Jaco or John Paul Jones fan with its alder body, rosewood fretboard, vintage bridge, four-ply shell pickguard, and availability in Fiesta Red and classic Three-Tone Sunburst.

Instrument concepts such as this always bring their fair share of praise and criticism alike. After all, musicians are passionate people who generally feel pretty strongly about what we consider to be traditional, classic, new, or innovative and often formulas that involve several of those elements are subject to heated debate. If you are either a lover of beautiful, new, flawless guitars or a vintage collector, these instruments are obviously not for you. If you refuse to buy new jeans till your favorite pair disintegrates, like a little dirt on your truck, or believe whole-heartedly that chicks dig scars, check out the new Road Worn Series available this January. They are truly hip guitars that you won’t have to take a loan out to afford.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Rory Gallagher FB Fan Page reaches 6000+ fans in 2009


It's nice to start a new Year win a new landmark in the Facebook Fan page Base.

We are happy for having Simon Breteau(fan 6012), Vassiliki Athanasakou(fan 6011), Yohann Viry(fan 6010), Reppas George(fan 6009), Haroula Stathi(fan 6008), Simon Breteau(fan 6007), Laura Mathsen(fan 6006), Gunter Knaepen(fan 6005), Vaggelis Mitsikas(fan 6004), Santermans Bruno(fan 6003), Daragh Owens(fan 6002), Yiannis Vryzakis(fan 6001), Elenh Milona(fan 6000), Stephane Bastin(fan 5999) and all new fans between 5,000 and 6,000 among us.

The fan base keeps growing steadily . This are the figures:

    0 - 1,000 fans from Mar  7 to Jul  6 (120 days)
1,000 - 2,000 fans fron Jul  6 to Sep  4 ( 58 days)
2,000 - 3,000 fans from Sep  4 to Oct 25 ( 51 days)
3,000 - 4,000 fans from Oct 25 to Dic  1 ( 36 days)
4,000 - 5,000 fans from Dic  1 to Dic 16 ( 16 days)
5,000 - 6,000 fans from Dic 16 to Jan 2  ( 16 days)

If new fans keep adding at this pace, we probably could be 10,000 for Rory 61th Birthday.

The distribution is the usual: 
female/male ratio: 20%/80%   
fans below 34 years age: 81% (pretty stable)


Happy New Year 2009!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year 2009, Rory Gallagher Fans. Hellcats in "The Lonesome Highway"