SERIAL KILLER

SERIAL KILLER

Freeze frame taken from older technology mini-dv video. This guy was eventually executed. Aside from killing multiple people, he also confessed to shooting Larry Flynt (survived, but was paralyzed). This killer was in Cincinnati being tried for an old murder of 2 children.

CLASSICBANDS DOT COM said: “According to former roadie David Blayney in his book SHARP DRESSED MEN: sound engineer Linden Hudson co-wrote much of the material on the ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album.” (end quote)

(ZZ Top never opted to give Linden credit, which would have been THE decent thing to do. It would have helped Linden’s career as well. The band and management worked ruthlessly to take FULL credit for the hugely successful album which Linden had spent a good deal of time working on. Linden works daily to tell this story. Also, the band did not opt to pay Linden, they worked to keep all the money and they treated Linden like dirt. It was abuse. Linden launched a limited lawsuit, brought about using his limited resources which brought limited results and took years. No one should treat the co-writer of their most successful album like this. It’s just deeply fucked up.)
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Hear the original ZZ Top ELIMINATOR writing/rehearsal tapes made by Linden Hudson and Billy Gibbons at: www.flickr.com/photos/152350852@N02/35711891332/in/photol...
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Read Linden’s story of the making of the super-famous ZZ Top ELIMINATOR album at: www.flickr.com/people/152350852@N02/
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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 Billy Gibbons interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS FINALLY ADMITTED: “the Eliminator sessions in 1983 were guided largely by another one of our associates, Linden Hudson, a gifted engineer, during the development of those compositions.” (end quote) (Gibbons admits this after 30 years, but offers Linden no apology or reparations for lack of credit/royalties)
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MUSICRADAR DOT COM (2013 interview with ZZ Top’s guitarist Billy Gibbons broke 30 years of silence about Linden Hudson introducing synthesizers into ZZ Top’s sound.) Gibbons said: “This was a really interesting turning point. We had befriended somebody who would become an influential associate, a guy named Linden Hudson. He was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing, starting in the studio and eventually to the live stage. Linden had no fear and was eager to experiment in ways that would frighten most bands. But we followed suit, and the synthesizers started to show up on record.” (once again, there was no apology from ZZ Top or Billy Gibbons after this revelation).
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TEXAS MONTHLY MAGAZINE (Dec 1996, By Joe Nick Patoski): "Linden Hudson floated the notion that the ideal dance music had 124 beats per minute; then he and Gibbons conceived, wrote, and recorded what amounted to a rough draft of an album before the band had set foot inside Ardent Studios."
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By David Blayney) : "Probably the most dramatic development in ZZ Top recording approaches came about as Eliminator was constructed. What had gone on before evolutionary; this change was revolutionary. ZZ Top got what amounted to a new bandsman (Linden) for the album, unknown to the world at large and at first even to Dusty and Frank."
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CNET DOT COM: (question posed to ZZ Top): Sound engineer Linden Hudson was described as a high-tech music teacher on your highly successful "Eliminator" album. How much did the band experiment with electronic instruments prior to that album?
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THE HOUSTON CHRONICLE, MARCH 2018: "Eliminator" had a tremendous impact on us and the people who listen to us," says ZZ Top’s bass player. Common band lore points to production engineer Linden Hudson suggesting that 120 beats per minute was the perfect rock tempo, or "the people’s tempo" as it came to be known.
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by David Blayney: (page 227): "…the song LEGS Linden Hudson introduced the pumping synthesizer effect."
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(Search Linden Hudson in the various ZZ Top Wikipedia pages which are related to the ELIMINATOR album and you will find bits about Linden. Also the main ZZ Top Wikipedia page mentions Linden. He’s mentioned in at least 7 ZZ Top related Wikipedia pages.)
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FROM THE BOOK: SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP By David Blayney: "Linden found himself in the position of being Billy’s (Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top guitarist) closest collaborator on Eliminator. In fact, he wound up spending more time on the album than anybody except Billy. While the two of them spent day after day in the studio, they were mostly alone with the equipment and the ideas."
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FROM THE BOOK: BEER DRINKERS & HELL RAISERS: A ZZ TOP GUIDE (By Neil Daniels, released 2014): "Hudson reportedly had a significant role to play during the planning stages of the release (ELIMINATOR)."
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FROM THE BOOK: ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE (ROLLING STONE PRESS, WRITTEN BY DEBORAH FROST): "Linden was always doing computer studies. It was something that fascinated him, like studio technology. He thought he might understand the components of popular songs better if he fed certain data into his computer. It might help him understand what hits (song releases) of any given period share. He first found out about speed; all the songs he studied deviated no more than one beat from 120 beats per minute. Billy immediately started to write some songs with 120 beats per minute. Linden helped out with a couple, like UNDER PRESSURE and SHARP DRESSED MAN. Someone had to help Billy out. Dusty and Frank didn’t even like to rehearse much. Their studio absence wasn’t really a problem though. The bass and drum parts were easily played with a synthesizer or Linn drum machine." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "After his quantitative revelations, Linden informally but instantly became ZZ Top’s rehearsal hall theoretician, producer, and engineer." (end quote)
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FROM THE BOOK: "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST): "With the release of their ninth album, ELIMINATOR, in 1983, these hairy, unlikely rock heroes had become a pop phenomenon. This had something to do with the discoveries of a young preproduction engineer (Linden Hudson) whose contributions, like those of many associated with the band over the years, were never acknowledged."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP (By DAVID BLAYNEY) : "The integral position Linden occupied in the process of building El​iminator was demonstrated eloquently in the case of song Under Pressure. Billy and Linden, the studio wizards, did the whole song all in one afternoon without either the bass player or drummer even knowing it had been written and recorded on a demo tape. Linden synthesized the bass and drums and helped write the lyrics; Billy did the guitars and vocals."
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FROM THE BOOK: "TRES HOMBRES – THE STORY OF ZZ TOP" BY DAVID SINCLAIR (Writer for the Times Of London): "Linden Hudson, the engineer/producer who lived at Beard’s house (ZZ’s drummer) had drawn their attention to the possibilities of the new recording technology and specifically to the charms of the straight drumming pattern, as used on a programmed drum machine. On ELIMINATOR ZZ Top unveiled a simple new musical combination that cracked open a vast worldwide market.
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESS MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "ELIMINATOR went on to become a multi-platinum album, just as Linden had predicted when he and Billy were setting up the 124-beat tempos and arranging all the material. Rolling Stone eventually picked the album as number 39 out of the top 100 of the 80’s. Linden Hudson in a fair world shoud have had his name all over ELIMINATOR and gotten the just compensation he deserved. Instead he got ostracized."
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FROM THE BOOK: ​SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP by DAVID BLAYNEY: "He (Linden) went back with the boys to 1970 when he was working as a radio disc jocky aliased Jack Smack. He was emcee for a show ZZ did around that time, and even sang an encore tune with the band, perhaps the only person ever to have that honor." (side note: this was ZZ Top’s very first show).
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FROM THE BOOK: "SHARP DRESSED MEN – ZZ TOP" BY DAVID BLAYNEY: "Linden remained at Frank’s (ZZ Top drummer) place as ZZ’s live-in engineer throughout the whole period of ELIMINATOR rehearsals, and was like one of the family… as he (Linden) worked at the controls day after day, watching the album (ELIMINATOR) take shape, his hopes for a big step forward in his production career undoubtably soared. ELIMINATOR marked the first time that ZZ Top was able to rehearse an entire album with the recording studio gadgetry that Billy so loved. With Linden Hudson around all the time, it also was the first time the band could write, rehearse, and record with someone who knew the men and the machines. ZZ Top was free to go musically crazy, but also musically crazy like a fox. Linden made that possible too."
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FROM THE BOOK "ZZ TOP – BAD AND WORLDWIDE" (ROLLING STONE PRESS, BY DEBORAH FROST, WRITER FOR ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE): "… SHARP DRESSED MAN which employed Hudson’s 120 beat-per-minute theory. The feel, the enthusiasm, the snappy beat and crisp clean sound propelled ELIMINATOR into the ears and hearts of 5 million people who previously could have cared less about the boogie band of RIO GRANDE MUD."
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THE GREATEST ROCK REBRAND OF ALL TIME (by Jason Miller): "Sound engineer Linden Hudson researched the tempos at which the most popular rock tracks in the charts had been recorded. His data showed that there was something very special about 120 beats to a minute. Gibbons decided to record pretty much the whole of ZZ Top’s new album at that tempo. The result? 1983’s Eliminator. It was named after Gibbons’ Ford Coupé; it had been created through a unique combination of creative collaboration and data mining. And it was about to take the world by storm."
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ULTIMATECLASSICROCK DOT COM: "This new melding of styles was encouraged by Hudson, who served as a kind of pre-producer for ​EL LOCO … … Hudson helped construct ZZ Top drummer Frank Beard’s home studio, and had lived with him for a time. That led to these initial sessions, and then a closer collaboration on 1983’s ​ELIMINATOR.
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FIREDOGLAKE DOT COM: "I like Billy Gibbons’ guitar tone quite a lot, but I lost all respect for them after reading how badly they fucked over Linden Hudson (the guy who was the brains behind their move to include synthesizers and co-wrote most of their career-defining Eliminator record)."
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EMAIL FROM A ZZ TOP FAN TO LINDEN (One Of Many): "I write you today about broken hearts, one is mine and one is for you. I have been a ZZ Top fan since I was 6 years old. I purchased ELIMINATOR vinyl from Caldors in Connecticut with the $20 my grandma gave me for my birthday. I will spare the #1 fan epic saga of tee shirts, harassing Noreen at the fan club via phone weekly for years, over 40 shows attended. Posters, non stop conversation about the time I have spent idolizing this band, but more Billy G, as he has seemed to break free of the Lone Wolf shackles and it became more clear this was his baby. In baseball I was Don Mattingly’s #1 fan, Hershel Walker in football, Billy Gibbons in music. What do these individuals have in common? They were role models. Not a DUI, not a spousal abuse, not a drug overdose, not a cheater. Until I read your web page. I read Blayney’s book around 1992 or so, I was in middle school and I was familiar with your name for a long time. I didn’t realize you suffered so greatly or that your involvement was so significant. It pains me to learn my idol not only cheated but did something so wrong to another being. I now know this is where tall tales and fun loving bullshit and poor morals and ethics are distinguished and where I would no longer consider myself to look up to Billy. I love to joke and I love credit but I have always prided myself on ethics and principles… I hold them dear. I wanted to say, the snippet of UNDER PRESSURE you played sounded very new wave and I may like it more than the finished product. Well that’s all. You have reached ZZ Top’s biggest fan and I can let others know. Bummer. Cheers and good luck. James."​
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VINYLSTYLUS DOT COM: Much of Eliminator was recorded at 124bpm, the tempo that considered perfect for dance music by the band’s associate Linden Hudson. An aspiring songwriter, former DJ and – at the time – drummer Frank Beard’s house-sitter, Hudson’s involvement in the recording of the album would come back to haunt them. Despite assisting Gibbons with the pre-production and developing of the material that would end up on both El Loco and Eliminator, his contribution wasn’t credited when either record was released.
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INFOMORY DOT COM: ‘Eliminator’ is a studio album of the American rock band ZZ Top. It was released on March 23, 1983 and topped the charts worldwide. Its lyrics were co-written by the band’s sound engineer Linden Hudson while the band denied it.
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MUSICMISCELLANEOUS DOT COM: (ELIMINATOR ALBUM):
However, despite the album credits bass-player Dusty Hill and drummer Frank Beard were replaced during the recording process by synthesizers and a drum machine programmed by engineer Linden Hudson, who allegedly co-wrote much of the music with Gibbons despite receiving no credit at the time. Gibbons would later say of Hudson that “he was a gifted songwriter and had production skills that were leading the pack at times. He brought some elements to the forefront that helped reshape what ZZ Top were doing”. Hudson did no less than show the band how to stay relevant in an age where three guys from Texas with long beards (except famously for Frank Beard) and blues licks were one of the last things the contemporary market was demanding.

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-10-07 15:40:39

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Save The Relationship Advice: Beware The Green Eyed Monster

Save The Relationship Advice: Beware The Green Eyed Monster

If you want to save the relationship with your partner, take jealousy out of your vocabulary. Jealousy is the demonstration of the insecurities that are hidden within an individual. And once the insecurities are set loose it is hard to control. Jealousy has ruined many good marriages and causes a couple to go through agony and anxiety. Jealousy in a relationship affects not only the couple but the people around them. It creates awkward situations for their friends and family.

In most cases, jealousy gets the better of an individual because that individual lacks faith in oneself and has allowed his/her insecurities to get the upper hand. When insecurities appear, the individual experiences feelings of deficiency, thus, breeding the fear inside him/her that his/her partner cannot find satisfaction in the relationship.

In general, people who suffer from jealousy are egotistic. Their focus is on themselves and what he/she expects others to do for them. Once their partner pours attention on someone or something else, they view this as a sign that their partner does not care for them. This is because of the deficiency of trust in themselves and the self doubt is manifested with fits of jealousy.

This is more obvious in couples where both partners have their own careers. The couple is away from each other for most of the day and the situation can give rise to insecurities in one partner. Thoughts of his/her partner straying away rule the jealous partner’s mind leading to problems in the relationship.

If you are in these circumstances, it is not too late to save the relationship. But it would be smart to figure out the situation first before you give in yourself to that green-eyed monster called jealousy. Has your partner shown you any signs that he/she is cheating on you? Has he/she cheated on you in the past? Have you noticed any changes in your partner that has triggered your jealousy?

If you answered no to the above, then it is possible that the mistrust that you feel for your partner has no basis at all. It could be that your feelings of distrust are being fueled by your own inner insecurities. If you want to save the relationship, an examination of yourself is in order. You may have just succumbed to the green eyed monster because you have lost the confidence you had in yourself. The feelings of insecurity can in no way help you in your bid to save the relationship. Learn to take control of your feelings and be levelheaded about the situation.

Realize that your partner is an individual in his/her own right and you do not have the right to dominate him/her. Jealousy breeds possessiveness. The more you try to possess and hold power over your partner, the more he/she will try to get away from you. The only way you can have your partner is to set them free. Contradiction? No. A relationship should be based on trust, respect and love. When you trust your partner and do not hamper or suppress his/her freedom you give him/her the liberty to be himself/herself. And when you do this, you give him/her the respect that he/she deserves. Trust and respect are the best ways to show your love. And when you are able to do these three, then you would have made your relationship a stronger and more stable one.

It may be easier said than done, but if you really want to save the relationship that you value with your partner, then do not let jealousy get the better of you. Instead, do everything to overcome it.

Zeny Zabala is a relationship resource person who loves to write articles about marriage and relationships for individuals looking for help and inspiration in their relationships. She also provides reading recommendations on her web site with reviews on the best available reading resources on the internet today. More save the relationship advice.

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Frankenstein 013: Frankenborg

Frankenstein 013: Frankenborg

Just in time for Halloween, here’s another entry for my ongoing 100 Frankensteins Project: Frankenborg!

With an indestructible metallic skeleton covered by the skin of a dozen fresh corpses, Frankenborg can be found terrorizing the countryside and Radio Shacks from coast to coast, searching for non-fluorescent light bulbs and fresh AA batteries.

I first drew Frankenborg wayyyyy back in 1994. I decided to dust him off and update him a bit. Hopefully I’m a bit better as an artist than I was back then. You can tell I drew him in the 1990s, what with his black shorts and Doc Martens (a look I used to sport back then as well, sorry to say).

I’m not totally sold on the green shirt, but I tried just about every color there is and couldn’t find anything I liked better. The problem was that all the other colors tended to draw your eye right to the shirt, to the exclusion of everything else. The green doesn’t seem to call much attention to itself, so I guess it’ll have to do.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

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Posted by bob canada on 2011-10-30 19:34:35

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Day 200/365 – Now this is really getting out of control!

Day 200/365 - Now this is really getting out of control!

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It’s a mystery as old as clothing itself. The unexplainable disappearance of socks during the drying process. Some say it’s a small sacrifice to the dryer gods while others say they get caught up in between the dryer cylinder and dryer wall. I’d like to believe they go to a better place. A place where all socks are created equal. Where long socks can play with ankle socks without fear of discrimination. It’s a magical place that always smells of fresh laundry and foot odor is never a fear.

What ever really happens to socks is not the concern, it’s the fact that no matter how many socks I buy, I end up losing half of the them within 6 months. Over the years I’ve just come to terms with the fact that socks are an expendable item of clothing similar to how sponges are to the kitchen.

Today I was working on a new an improved video breakdown for my more complex shots, I was really into it and wasn’t up for getting all into some crazy shot involving 12 lights and 300 separately shot elements. My computer is already running slower than molasses in the dead of winter, I fear that I will be coming to a complete and grinding halt in a matter of days!

Tonights shot was to be simple, straight forward with as little photoshop work as possible. Of course when I say "as little as possible" I really mean no more than 30-45 min. I stuck to my guns and made sure I didn’t get too into this shot. A simple image of the sock monster and good ‘ole Joyce fighting with all she has to hold on to the last black sock.

It was a simple setup with only 1 light. I placed the Nikon Speedlight set on Full power in the dryer facing the back. This would serve as a sort of beauty dish and bounce and spread the light. It worked good and 1 light was all I needed. Now in reality if I had more room I would have shot it with 3 lights and had the dryer tipped up on its back with Joyce standing on it. This would give the appearance of here hair being sucked in the dryer and show more realistic muscle tone in her legs and arms. I would have then rotated the image 90º in post. Unfortunately my laundry room is nearly not even big enough to walk in, let alone shoot in. the wide angle lens was a must and I still could have used a bit more room.

Post production was quick and only involved bringing the sock monster to life. A little mist/fog/smoke/dust and then some quick strokes with a purple brush. I warped a bit of Joyce’s foot and hands to give the small impression that she was being sucked into the nether world of lost socks.

Not really sure how this one will fair with the masses. Some people just don’t find humor in missing socks. We’ll just have to wait and see.

Lighting:

Nikon SB-25 bar, 24mm zoom in dryer.

Posted by Michael Herb on 2011-07-20 03:55:37

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Gillborg

Gillborg

This was a character I first started doodling about 10 or 12 years ago. I decided it was time to dust him off and draw him up proper.

I’m not exactly sure why, but this was a tough one! It took forever to draw. I think it was to do with the robotic suit. Normally my characters are pretty organic, but this one had lots of mechanical parts that I felt needed to be more precise.

It took a lot longer than usual to color as well, on a ton of different layers. Maybe because there are so many different materials and textures involved? You’ve got rusty iron, shiny aluminum, transparent glass, translucent water and fishy scales.

I’m kind of toying (no pun intended) with the idea of making this character into an action figure. I bet I could find the clear bell jar and the bottom cast iron basin shapes at the hobby store. Not sure how I’d go about making the legs and tentacles though. Or how I’d make the whole thing watertight. Maybe I’ll just stick with an illustration.

Drawn in Photoshop on the graphic tablet.

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Posted by bob canada on 2009-07-12 22:32:27

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