As Nick (Rhodes) talks of being inspired by David Lynch's "The Elephant Man" as a teenager, he can hear another one of his inspirations nearby: Nile Rodgers on guitar. "I can actually hear him playing the guitar just down the corridor from where I am right now," Rhodes says gleefully. http://duran.io/1prHXk2
An eight year old’s poem written in memory of Igor the Elephant, photographed by Nick Brandt in 2007, killed by poachers, 2009.) My name is Igor, I am forty-nine. I have lived in East Africa All this time. My mum taught me Where water is And I taught my child So he could one day teach his. I live in harmony With our beautiful world, But bad men saw only money, Disregarding my soul. My name WAS Igor, I was forty-nine. I died in East Africa And more die all the time. - Samuel Cull-Lapaire
Cage the Elephant's Nick Bockrath uses two Boss DD-6 Digital Delays that are set to 200 ms and 300 ms each and an Electro-Harmonix Deluxe Memory Man. He also uses the Fulltone Full-Drive 2 as a clean boost and the Fulltone OCD is dialed to add some gain to his clean-ish amp sound. The rest of his stomps include a Boss OC-2 Octaver used to thicken up parts, a Fulltone Supa-Trem, a Blakemore Effects Custom Shop Fuzz, a DigiTech Whammy, and a Boss TU-3 Chromatic Tuner.
Line of rangers with tusks of elephants killed at the hands of man. Amboseli, 2011.
Nick Brandt (born 1964) is an English photographer who photographs exclusively in the African continent one of his goals being to record a last testament to the wild animals and places there before they are destroyed by the hands of man. His photography from 2001 to 2012 bore little relation to the colour documentary-style wildlife photography that is the norm. He photographed on medium-format black and white film without telephoto or zoom lenses. As American photography critic Vicki…