If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(BareFoot MusicNews)   Larry Robinson, "Things to Come" guitarist, now local music store guy, beaten to death for a red Les Paul Studio guitar in a hardshell case. Robber still on the loose   (barefootmusicnews.com) divider line 76
    More: Sad, Les Paul Studio, music store guy, Temecula, music stores, robbery  
•       •       •

7084 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Mar 2013 at 4:28 AM (1 year ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



76 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-03-25 03:25:55 AM
 
2013-03-25 03:34:38 AM
He had quite an impact on the community - touched so many lives as the Music Store Guy - and hundreds came out to honor him tonight.

I don't understand the mentality that could justify trading a life for a guitar. Hope they find them soon.
 
2013-03-25 04:32:25 AM
Hopes to be eulogized in the same way.

3.bp.blogspot.com

But knows no one cares about him.
 
2013-03-25 04:36:47 AM
That was very well written, Dan.
RIP
 
2013-03-25 04:41:18 AM
Though I am the kind of person that has rescued a fruit fly from the bottom of a shotglass, rinsed off its wings, and gently blew warm air on it until it dried off and flew away, I feel the same way about the person that did this than I do about ticks. Crush it with pliers, then set it on fire.
 
2013-03-25 04:51:11 AM
I would like to see someone argue against the death penalty for the scum that did this.
 
2013-03-25 04:58:13 AM
Something seems very fishy about this. This is a very personal crime. Music stores generally don't have a lots of cash lying around and one would think a guitar could be stolen at gunpoint without the need to tie someone up and beat them. I would not be surprised if the murderer was known to the victim.
 
2013-03-25 05:03:08 AM

alienated: That was very well written, Dan.


Seconded. It was a wonderful tribute.
 
2013-03-25 05:11:25 AM
[idontwanttoliveonthisplanetanymore.jpg]
 
2013-03-25 05:26:04 AM
"Allegedly taken during the incident was a guitar described as a dark red Les Paul Studio with gold hardware in a brownish Gibson case, according to Surowski, who said the serial number will be posted on the shop's website. "

This was in the Patch story, Surowski is the owner. I'll keep an eye out for the number and post it here too. Please find this guy.

http://temecula.patch.com/articles/hundreds-turn-out-to-honor-slain- mu sic-store-employee
 
2013-03-25 05:27:54 AM
Bathia_Mapes:, alienated:

Thanks you guys. This one's close to home.
 
2013-03-25 06:01:24 AM
Great tribute Dan! I used to play flute in school, so I understood the whole young musician part.

I'm not in the music world, and don't live anywhere near ya, but I'll be sending positive zibes your way that this punk gets caught!
 
2013-03-25 06:05:51 AM
Was it with his own shoes?

/ too soon
 
2013-03-25 06:06:16 AM
I hope the guy who did this is never found.

I don't mean I hope the community doesn't find him, I mean I hope he winds up next to Jimmy Hoffa.
 
2013-03-25 06:12:33 AM
If he only had a gun...
 
2013-03-25 06:13:15 AM

gunther_bumpass: Though I am the kind of person that has rescued a fruit fly from the bottom of a shotglass, rinsed off its wings, and gently blew warm air on it until it dried off and flew away, I feel the same way about the person that did this than I do about ticks. Crush it with pliers, then set it on fire.


We always just kept a jar of rubbing alcohol or something similar as a nice tomb.  You also get the viewing pleasure of tons of dead ticks and the hair clumps they loved for your mantel display.
 
2013-03-25 06:14:26 AM
Wanted to snark, but I'm the picker and grinner that comes in a couple times a year for strings and maybe a new book or to drool over the Takaminis and daydream about being a headliner, if it weren't for the kids and the job and the wife and the bills etc so forth ad infinitum.

I know the local music guy and his teenage helpers.

No snark.

/going to buy strings and some picks when I get in from offshore.
 
2013-03-25 06:18:45 AM

PaLarkin: I would like to see someone argue against the death penalty for the scum that did this.


Murdering people is immoral, that's why society doesn't do it.
 
2013-03-25 06:20:40 AM

kendelrio: Wanted to snark, but I'm the picker and grinner that comes in a couple times a year for strings and maybe a new book or to drool over the Takaminis and daydream about being a headliner, if it weren't for the kids and the job and the wife and the bills etc so forth ad infinitum.

I know the local music guy and his teenage helpers.

No snark.

/going to buy strings and some picks when I get in from offshore.


I wish I knew of a small, local type shop near me. Can only seem to find guitar big box stores, which are basically like hot topic for guitars, with sneering, "too cool for you" salespeople and everything. And so I tend to just mail order gear.
 
2013-03-25 06:31:52 AM
Remember guys, guns are bad. Trying to defend yourself with one will get you killed.

Just give the robbers what they want and they will leave you alone.
 
2013-03-25 06:37:44 AM

dodecahedron: Something seems very fishy about this. This is a very personal crime. Music stores generally don't have a lots of cash lying around and one would think a guitar could be stolen at gunpoint without the need to tie someone up and beat them. I would not be surprised if the murderer was known to the victim.


Agree.   And if that one particular guitar was the only thing stolen...probably it was someone who'd been in the store more than once, eyeballing it.
 
2013-03-25 06:48:39 AM

neongoats: kendelrio: Wanted to snark, but I'm the picker and grinner that comes in a couple times a year for strings and maybe a new book or to drool over the Takaminis and daydream about being a headliner, if it weren't for the kids and the job and the wife and the bills etc so forth ad infinitum.

I know the local music guy and his teenage helpers.

No snark.

/going to buy strings and some picks when I get in from offshore.

I wish I knew of a small, local type shop near me. Can only seem to find guitar big box stores, which are basically like hot topic for guitars, with sneering, "too cool for you" salespeople and everything. And so I tend to just mail order gear.


We are fortunate in my little town to have two of them. If any Farker happens to be in Alexandria, Louisiana, swing by Cenla Music or Red River Music. Good people and good stuff.
 
2013-03-25 06:52:53 AM
Do you think anyone would buy it? There will probably be a reward going out. So this asshole will probably end up having to keep it. Imagine what playing that guitar is going to feel like.
 
2013-03-25 06:57:30 AM
spontn80, that was one of the most beautifully written things I have seen linked here on Fark.

I hope they find this guy soon. My condolences to the whole community that so obviously loved and needed Larry.
 
2013-03-25 06:58:36 AM

BetaFlame: Remember guys, guns are bad. Trying to defend yourself with one will get you killed.

Just give the robbers what they want and they will leave you alone.


The robber probably had one. Maybe he was a quicker draw than Larry Robinson and got him to drop his gun. WTF do you know? Pretty tacky trying to make this a gun debate thread. Go fellate an uzi.
 
2013-03-25 07:01:29 AM

PaLarkin: I would like to see someone argue against the death penalty for the scum that did this.


Easy.  First, killing him won't bring his victim back to life.  Second, spending the rest of his life in prison is a worse fate than being executed.
 
2013-03-25 07:04:10 AM

super_grass: If he only had a gun...


'Murica?
 
2013-03-25 07:33:54 AM
Wow. A Les Paul Studio of that description is $1599. Used it goes for far less. A human life was worth less than 2 grand? That's terrible. I hope they catch that asshole, and he spends the rest of his days behind bars.
 
2013-03-25 07:42:49 AM

BetaFlame: Remember guys, guns are bad. Trying to defend yourself with one will get you killed.


Damn, I know this is an obvious troll, but wrong thread, dude!  And no, I don't mean in a "is nothing sacred" sort of way.  I mean you just made yourself look stupid.  Like, REALLY stupid.

You're pushing the gun nut agenda on musicians?  Did you ever hear the legends of the musicians on the Titanic that elected to keep playing rather than search in vain for an empty lifeboat?  Or the band on the USS Arizona that risked their lives to finish the last song before seeking cover during the attack on Pearl Harbor?  Or how Bob Marley held a concert only two days after he was shot?  This may strike you as silly and I'm sure most casual musicians and posers are as cowardly as your typical hiding-under-the-bed 2nd Amendment dipshiat, but if you're ever going to run into that sort of eccentric who values some ideal more than their own pitiful mortality, music is one of a few things that change people that way.  Serious musicians value music (and if valuable enough, instruments) more than their own lives.  If they've crossed over far enough they'd rather get shot than draw a weapon in the middle of a song, which defeats the purpose of owning a weapon in the first place.  I can't speak for any particular individual but the people who make music the soul of their existence simply can't relate to your pants-wetting self-preservation propaganda, and if anything, would reject any offers to protect them from such an attack because the fewer bullets around all those instruments the better.

This is kind of like selling cigarettes to asthmatics.  Sure, the middle of that bell curve isn't going to be shifted all that much so the number of people receptive to the message won't be particularly different from regular society overall, but this is a case where the exceptions matter.  Anyone with a sense of "target audience" would wonder why the hell the pitch was made to the worst possible group.
 
2013-03-25 07:47:26 AM
dragonchild:

/golfclap
 
2013-03-25 07:55:03 AM
I have a red Les Paul Studio, but it's a 1987 and I bought it 1991.

/RIP sir
 
2013-03-25 07:55:40 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-03-25 08:06:39 AM

Onkel Buck: I have a red Les Paul Studio, but it's a 1987 and I bought it 1991.


I wouldn't play it in SoCal anytime soon. How do you like it? What does it weigh?
Last time I played a Les Paul at a show it was a rocskstar's beautiful blacktop/gold custom in 1978 or so.
It was a thing of beauty, played like butta and it weighed a ton. I was sore for two days.
The last one I played was an early sunburst it was significantly lighter.

We should have more details on the stolen one today.
 
2013-03-25 08:12:30 AM
That sucks.
 
2013-03-25 08:12:46 AM

PaLarkin: I would like to see someone argue against the death penalty for the scum that did this.


I don't argue against the death penalty for people who commit crimes like this. I argue against it for people who don't, and get convicted anyway.
 
2013-03-25 08:17:03 AM
How terribly sad, music folk, whether they are the high school band teacher or the man behind the counter at the music store, are responsible for changing the lives of many people for the better. Music is a language and knowing to play it makes people a lot smarter.
 
2013-03-25 08:17:23 AM
Referring to the perpetrator as a "robber" is kinda like referring to Jeffrey Dahmer as a "kidnapper".
 
2013-03-25 08:32:12 AM

spontn80: Onkel Buck: I have a red Les Paul Studio, but it's a 1987 and I bought it 1991.

I wouldn't play it in SoCal anytime soon. How do you like it? What does it weigh?
Last time I played a Les Paul at a show it was a rocskstar's beautiful blacktop/gold custom in 1978 or so.
It was a thing of beauty, played like butta and it weighed a ton. I was sore for two days.
The last one I played was an early sunburst it was significantly lighter.

We should have more details on the stolen one today.


I like it. It is heavy though. I would only use it for a few songs when I was in a band. Played my Charvel for everything else. I need to take the LP in for some maintenance, the D string frets out at the 12th fret.
 
2013-03-25 08:40:23 AM
This is a terribly sad story.  I was in Temecula just a couple weeks ago.  I was maybe two blocks away from that store; if I'd seen it, I would have gone in.

PaLarkin: I would like to see someone argue against the death penalty for the scum that did this.


I would like to see someone argue for the death penalty in a case where "the scum" was exonerated years later, and if he had been executed, it would have been state-sanctioned murder.  That could very easily happen in a case like this, with no witnesses, and possibly no physical evidence at all.  People don't oppose the death penalty because they like and admire murderers.
 
2013-03-25 08:41:41 AM
  I'm having a hard time seeing someone kill just for a studio. They really aren't that hot once you've picked up a custom. I keep scenario-ing the robbery with Bruce Willis holding a katana while hearing Ving Rhames being introduced to the pleasures of anal rape. Someone photochop a pic of Willis from that flick with the caption "gimme the gittar, gimp!" for me please and thankyou?

/condolences to the family of the nice music store guy
 
2013-03-25 08:51:16 AM
 Lets make this thread happier with some pics of awesome les pauls.  I currently have 2 flame maple guitars,  Jackson dinky I think it is(pawn shop purchase, haven't run the serial number yet) and an ESP LTD Viper but will get my les paul some day when it reveals itself to me.

static.musiciansfriend.com
 
2013-03-25 09:04:59 AM
Rest in peace, sir.  You've inspired countless friends and neighbors with your life, and enraged thousands more with your death.

That's all anyone can ask for.

Thank you, Larry.
 
2013-03-25 09:08:59 AM
RIP Larry Robinson

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-25 09:13:33 AM

dragonchild: BetaFlame: Remember guys, guns are bad. Trying to defend yourself with one will get you killed.

Damn, I know this is an obvious troll, but wrong thread, dude!  And no, I don't mean in a "is nothing sacred" sort of way.  I mean you just made yourself look stupid.  Like, REALLY stupid.

You're pushing the gun nut agenda on musicians?  Did you ever hear the legends of the musicians on the Titanic that elected to keep playing rather than search in vain for an empty lifeboat?  Or the band on the USS Arizona that risked their lives to finish the last song before seeking cover during the attack on Pearl Harbor?  Or how Bob Marley held a concert only two days after he was shot?  This may strike you as silly and I'm sure most casual musicians and posers are as cowardly as your typical hiding-under-the-bed 2nd Amendment dipshiat, but if you're ever going to run into that sort of eccentric who values some ideal more than their own pitiful mortality, music is one of a few things that change people that way.  Serious musicians value music (and if valuable enough, instruments) more than their own lives.  If they've crossed over far enough they'd rather get shot than draw a weapon in the middle of a song, which defeats the purpose of owning a weapon in the first place.  I can't speak for any particular individual but the people who make music the soul of their existence simply can't relate to your pants-wetting self-preservation propaganda, and if anything, would reject any offers to protect them from such an attack because the fewer bullets around all those instruments the better.

This is kind of like selling cigarettes to asthmatics.  Sure, the middle of that bell curve isn't going to be shifted all that much so the number of people receptive to the message won't be particularly different from regular society overall, but this is a case where the exceptions matter.  Anyone with a sense of "target audience" would wonder why the hell the pitch was made to the worst possible grou ...


Also the Ramstein dick-flame-thrower is a better anti-robbery weapon than a pistol as you can use it hands free.
 
2013-03-25 09:13:37 AM

Kibbler: People don't oppose the death penalty because they like and admire murderers.


The old adage was "Better a guilty man go free...", not "better we don't kill them, cause you never know".
I don't think that many people oppose the death penalty on the "Justice screws up" argument.  More that they  don't like being reminded of their mortality at the hands of an otherwise benevolent government.

If the system is prone to screwing up then there isn't much of a difference between life in solitary or death after twenty years of appeals.
 
2013-03-25 09:27:00 AM

way south: The old adage was "Better a guilty man go free...", not "better we don't kill them, cause you never know".


No, that was pretty much what Maimonides was getting at.  You never really know.  And the government has a habit of not really trying.
 
2013-03-25 09:38:00 AM
I'm not familiar with "Things to Come."  Anyone have a link?
 
2013-03-25 09:39:31 AM

PunGent: dodecahedron: Something seems very fishy about this. This is a very personal crime. Music stores generally don't have a lots of cash lying around and one would think a guitar could be stolen at gunpoint without the need to tie someone up and beat them. I would not be surprised if the murderer was known to the victim.

Agree.   And if that one particular guitar was the only thing stolen...probably it was someone who'd been in the store more than once, eyeballing it.


Or, it could be somebody with a personal grudge against this guy who set it up to look like a robbery by taking the guitar. It may not have been about the guitar at all, that thing could now be in a dumpster somewhere. And yes, I watch too many crime shows.
 
2013-03-25 09:40:22 AM
I have a '77 les Paul custom for sale - put it on craigslist for $2500 and all I get is spam replies for it.
 
2013-03-25 09:42:32 AM

Wise_Guy: I'm not familiar with "Things to Come."  Anyone have a link?


Never mind, I found it.   Here it is in case anyone else is curious.
 
Displayed 50 of 76 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »






Report