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Gard: almost famous?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Brad Barker, Dec 21, 2002.

  1. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    our very own gard lewis has his name dropped in the new NS eub ad. this ad is in the latest BP ish.

    his name is right next to les claypool's (oysterhead).


    [edit: i had done some looking in this forum for threads mentioning this, but i didn't find any. if this was mentioned anywhere previously and i didn't detect it, it's not b/c i'm lazy...it's b/c i'm stupid! :D ]
  2. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    also, the advertisers kinda screwed the copy.

    for example, tony levin is credited as TONY LEVIN (Peter Gabriel)

    but gard is credited as GARD LEWIS (Rico Monaco and

    no "the Sol Sons)" to give any closure or properly credit gard!

    the whole problem would probably have been abated if RM&SS went by RAMASS.
  3. yeah, but would ram-ass be a wise term to represent yourself with?:D
  4. PollyBass

    PollyBass ******

    Jun 25, 2001
    Shreveport, LA
    I was thinking the same thing!
  5. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    oh, it's been a running gag for awhile. just keepin' it alive is all.

    and that's strange how the advertisers messed up on gard's credential. well, at least his name is on there. and maybe the mysterious "and ... " will create some intrigue? maybe?
  6. Gard


    Mar 31, 2000
    WInter Garden, FL

    ...hey, you keep up that "RAMASS" stuff and no more trying out amps for you, young man!



    ...and in the latest Guitar & Bass Buyer's Guide, there is a full page version of that ad, my name is in it THREE times, with the full "Rico Monaco and Sol Sons" in it.

  7. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Well, see, you're almost famous. Now, if only your band didn't suck.

  8. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    ouch! :D

    yeah! it's that exact ad. full page, with your name in it not once, not twice, but THRICE!

    but on only one was it more than just GARD LEWIS, where they screwed up your band's name.

    btw-last night on the radio, my mom and i heard stevie wonder's "don't worry about a thing." then i played her your guys' version. winnin' 'em over for ya, one by one! :D
  9. Well I'll be; it's right there on page 69! :)

    Congrats there, Gardman. I never had my name in a music magazine... :(

    But my picture was in the Post Office for a few months once and I had to wear dark glasses and a hat for a while. :p

    Seriously, way to go, Gard.

  10. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca

    that's why god invented the magic marker. :D
  11. pmkelly

    pmkelly Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    LOL! so where did that sharpie go?


  12. Brad Barker

    Brad Barker

    Apr 13, 2001
    berkeley, ca
    so i guess this means gard is sponsored by ns designs?

    as i understand it, you get sponsored AFTER you buy that company's stuff. funny how that works out, especially if it is a $3000 instrument and you get a class c or d deal where you get to pay half of retail or whatever.