VENICE DOORWAY, ITALY

VENICE DOORWAY, ITALY

Photo taken by Linden Hudson (amateur photographer) in Venice Italy (2017).

Who is Linden Hudson?

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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(see full story at Linden’s website: www.linden-hudson.com/birth-of-the-zz-top-eliminator-album )
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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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LICKLIBRARY DOT COM (2013 interview) ZZ TOP’S BILLY GIBBONS SAID: “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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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."​

Posted by lindenhud1 on 2018-04-26 23:12:43

Tagged: , venice , italy , venice italy , doorway , windows , brick wall , ancient building , old , building , art , intesting , europe , travel , euro , old_wooden_door , wood , photography , travel_photography , rustic , old_world , worn , weathered , artistic , artsy , interesting

Oka Infinity engine from Richland Piledriver

Oka Infinity engine from Richland Piledriver

Rudy in deep doody – What to expect when you’re Kellyanne Conway and you’re expecting your pseudonym fake president husband to sleep with a porn star …

Don’t Be Best – Be Better. The ‘overall well-being of children’ is not a real charity. F#£k Finder and her Schlumberger blow-up blonde bimbo.

5 minute ‘red copper’ chef ‘infused’ with pure copper and anti-scratch technology?. Bull dust; The secrets of China’s social credit system exposed with Google glass and Scientology secret scriptures viewed through Occulus Rift.

Posted by navarzo21 on 2018-05-06 07:08:29

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Can You Believe a Laptop Briefcase Can Be Made Out of Pallets ?

Can You Believe a Laptop Briefcase Can Be Made Out of Pallets ?

www.1001pallets.com/2016/01/can-believe-laptop-briefcase-…

This laptop case was made out of necessity. I wanted a hard clamshell-style case that would be durable enough to be strapped down onto my motorcycle. Even the "hard" cases would squish and let my larger laptop get scratched. I always save the scraps and trimmings from the nicer woods that we’ve managed to get from pallets, and have become intrigued with inlay and veneers, so I thought if I was going to do it, I might as well have some fun.
I used some thin plywood as the base material for the flat surfaces, and then looked for as many wood scraps as I could find that had defects, interesting features, knot holes, etc., and then sliced them fairly thin with a band saw. I hand-fitted them with a small hand plane so they’d fit snug, and then glued them all down onto the plywood (like the 1/8" thick plywood – very thin and flexible). I did one side – the top side like a crazy quilt and just had a lot of fun with it. The bottom I wanted to do a modified sunburst, because I had a branch of pecan that was dry and I sliced it in thin strips. It was beautiful! I liked that some of the pieces even had some of the bark intact, and left it that way.
Once both of the patterns were done, I then built a top and bottom frame from Redwood and adjusted the thickness to fit my 10.2" Toshiba Radius with a little room to spare so I can carry a small polishing cloth for the screen. I also built it a few inches wider so I could store the power cord, a mini-mouse and a spare flash drive, etc. Measurements? Drawings? Naw. That’s for people who pre-plan, know what they’re doing, and can execute it flawlessly. That’s not me. I’m just having fun. I got it to fit my laptop the way I wanted, and when the top/bottom panels were thoroughly dry, I trimmed them to the right size and then attached them to the frames. I applied trim to hide the slightly rough edges,
When it was all assembled into the top and bottom pieces, I then sanded it all as smooth as possible, patched some of the wood defects or gaps, and then allowed it to dry. I re-sanded all the way down to 600-grit, and then after removing the dust, began applying oil-based gloss polyurethane. Between each coat, I’d dry it and then sand it gently with 600-grit. I applied a total of five layers.
I lined it with an old laptop neoprene sleeve that I didn’t like from my larger computer. I cut it to fit and glued it in with some 3M spray adhesive. I trimmed it with some small brass corners and attached two little latches – so those, along with the two hinges were the only things I had to buy it.
I’m excited to walk into the office carrying it into the office to see the reactions from my coworkers.

Posted by irecyclart on 2016-01-19 11:39:28

Tagged: , briefcase , diy , laptop , oak , pallet , pine , wood

tiki torch with no flame and lots of bokeh :)

tiki torch with no flame and lots of bokeh :)

I was really just trying to make sure my film was through my film camera in this, and it came out rather good.

This is from my film camera, so of course i had to scan it onto the computer. and of course even after wiping my scanner down theres still some dust, so sorry about that..

SOOC besides scanning it and adding my name to it!

Posted by mariahnmatarazzo on 2011-09-03 12:26:37

Tagged: , bokeh , tiki , torch , tiki torch , wood , sacandage , canon , camp , outdoors , outside , mnicolephotography

Abandoned Hospital

Abandoned Hospital

Posted by Caville on 2011-07-18 19:09:49

Tagged: , abandoned , abstract , background , box , brown , business , chaos , clutter , computer , dark , dirt , dirty , disorder , door , dust , equipment , fix , garage , grunge , grungy , heap , industrial , interior , lifestyle , lots , many , mess , messy , metal , objects , old , order , repair , room , rust , rusty , shelf , stack , steel , storage , tools , untidy , vintage , wall , wood , work

Treasures

Treasures

senseless.livejournal.com/

www.youtube.com/profile?user=senseless

Posted by senseless_ on 2008-01-20 04:17:29

Tagged: , naked promotion , jesus christ how many notes do you need , notes! , Note , thebiggestgroup , TBG , I’m just lookin’ for a place to poo! , Can’t a dog get some privacy around here? , Mark&Manna was here , tag , you’re it , puppy , macro Flower sunset , poodle , black poodle , might be something else , hardwood floor , computer moniter , hard drive , clutter , eerie blueness in the background , explore , best photo ever , fun , game , fun and games , #1 , Nude , shameless , promotion , nude shameless promotion , boobs , tits , panties , panty , Computers+Dog=Art , This photo has notes. Move your mouse over the photo to see them. , Treasures , Senseless , This photo has tags, click tag to add a tag , analingus , Geebus , junk , Looking for the best place to piss , #1 photo , explore #1 , #1 explore , That’s Jeebus, not Geebus , Goober , Hi, Senseless! , How are ya? , has this hit #1 yet? , are you #1 , Any luck with Jay Leno yet?? , black , animal , fur , wood , floor , home , computers , monitors , Too many notes! (Joseph II)

wood

wood

This is from my film camera, so of course i had to scan it onto the computer. and of course even after wiping my scanner down theres still some dust, so sorry about that..

SOOC besides scanning it and adding my name to it!
I LOVE my film camera, it is so old!!

Posted by mariahnmatarazzo on 2011-09-03 12:34:11

Tagged: , sooc , bokeh , wood , rocks , rock , camp , nature , forest , olympus , film , camera , scanned

Sumpf

Sumpf

Posted by ndboy on 2011-10-11 07:21:41

Tagged: , terragen , transparenz , wasser , dust , haze , tg2 , render , big , picture , terragen2 , cgi , 3d , computer , generated , landscapes , planetside , reflections , 2 , ndboy , world , fancy , rendered , landscape , generate , generator , sky , green , trees , sonte , shader , fractal , nature , fake , faked , welt , natur , generiert , berechnet , rendering , resolution , forrest , wood , wald , texture

Tribute to Flickrites

Tribute to Flickrites

So i decided to tag alot on this to make up for all the tagging i don’t do. (i hate it) i wish i could post this into like 20 groups like some poeple do on flickr. this is a tribute to all of them out there. post your pictures put some tags (3 to 6 at most) add it to about 2 to 3 groups and then shoot some more than waste you time on here…. off the soap box now….

Posted by rych on 2006-07-08 01:00:49

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