Giant Robot Store and GR2 News

As you know, we closed Giant Robot SF. After a run of 8 years, it was time to strip the location down to it’s bare bones. It was a challenge, but we got it done.

That’s Mats!? He came to pick up the Stincker machine. He lives in Oakland and it seems like he seldom leaves Oakland.

That’s Goh Nakamura at Halu in Richmond.

Squeezing the lemon. Halu is a great yakitori place. At the end of a long day, it’s the perfect spot. It’s small, it’s funky with the music photos everywhere, and it feels like you walked into a spot in Japan. The food was great too.

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Hi.  As my first blog post for Giant Robot, I thought it’d be fun to share an audio clip of something different from what I usually do as “Goh Nakamura: Sensitive Singer Songwriter dude w. Acoustic Guitar” Here’s a little ditty that I came up while experimenting with some effect pedals… was trying to make an audio painting of a lonely robot floating aimlessly in space. Effect Pedals are sort of like drugs for your guitar. I don’t do drugs, but can sort of live vicariously through my guitar by plugging it into a series of strange pedals and riding the snake. Here’s your Guitar Here’s your Guitar on Drugs (2nd clip filmed at GRNY right before it closed. Gary Wang on bass) I learned it from watching you, dad. I learned it from watching YOU! Edit: Here’s a pic of the pedals I used for the audio example, and the 2nd video (at GRNY)
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