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rePost:Strangely Comforting 20090515:Story of his life: Time and again, American Music Masters honoree Les Paul saw a need and invented something to fill it – Music – Cleveland.com

'88 Gibson Les Paul Standard
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As for his greatest claim to fame — the solid-body electric guitar — Paul takes it in stride.

“I just feel as though if I hadn’t done it, someone else would have,” he said. “It was meant to be. Why me, I’ll never know, but I’m very grateful it was me.”

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rePost: THE UNRAVELING OF KANYE WEST: DETAILS Article on men.style.com

Kanye West in 2007.
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I played guitar hero the first time last night, at a house/birthday party of a friend. What struck me was the intensity of the people playing guitar hero. Let’s just say that most things we have in modern society is distractions and we seem to be concentrating so much in these distractions that we seem to lose energy to do the hard stuff, or maybe we use these distractions to not face having to deal with the hard stuff, as for me, I’m not playing guitar hero any time soon, I’ve been slowly saving up for an electric organ and in 8 month’s I’d probably saved enough for both an instrument and the turntable i’ve been dying to own.  Hope I can create stuff!

Inspired by his preteen SuperSexual Mario Brothers project, West makes a pop-Freudian self-analysis. “People ask me a lot about my drive. I think it comes from, like, having a sexual addiction at a really young age,” he says. “Look at the drive that people have to get sex—to dress like this and get a haircut and be in the club in the freezing cold at 3 A.M., the places they go to pick up a girl. If you can focus the energy into something valuable, put that into work ethic . . . “

THE UNRAVELING OF KANYE WEST: DETAILS Article on men.style.com.

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