From the archives: Fender American Standard Precision Bass V

The years have not been kind to Fender. The infamously uneven quality control on the company’s US-made instruments has long prompted some players to claim that your best bet for a new Fender is a Japanese model. Now, I’ve played some very nice US Fenders. But still, a lot of other companies have been paying the … More From the archives: Fender American Standard Precision Bass V

Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s annual report is out, and the news is bad. There’s a lot of info in the report, but if we distil out the essence of it, what were left with is this: Canada is a signatory to the Aischi Targets outlined under 2010’s UN Convention on Biological Diversity. Aichi Target … More Canada is dragging its ass on land and freshwater conservation

Tailspin

Ready for your dose of black rage? Then check out How the Red Cross Raised Half a Billion Dollars for Haiti and Built Six Homes, the scathing June 3 joint ProPublica/NPR report on the American Red Cross’s failure to launch in Haiti after collecting a metric assload of money. You could Google it but, well, … More Tailspin