Posted in music | stolen gear on October 29, 2007

Land of Talk @ Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ - Oct 26, 2007 (CRED)
Land of Talk @ Maxwells

we were robbed at the Howard Johnson in Clifton N.J.
they stole my Cherry Red "faded" SG special with crescent moon inlays (pretty rare) and my Gibson Les Paul Studio "wine red" battered and beaten.
they also stole Chris' Bird's Eye Maple Samick SAB 650 with only one bridge pick-up and one volume knob. the Neck pick-up and and all other knobs are missing. His Peavey Milestone Bass (not worth ANY MONEY, but it fuckin worked just fine) was also stolen. it was midnight blue but we stripped most of the paint and the strap lock was a water bottle cap. [Elizabeth Powell of Land of Talk]
Someone told me Land of Talk's van was broken into before or after their show at Maxwell's the other day. The above quote is Lizzie's unfortunate e-mail confirmation. See Land of Talk on tour, and keep an eye out for their equipment.

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Comments (100)

wasnt yo la tengo recommending this motel to stay during their holiday shows?

you think they're involved in this?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 7:18 PM

Jersey Rocks!!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 7:58 PM

the robbers had good taste

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 8:13 PM

I have a Sam Ash coupon they can borrow.

Posted by Helpful Harry | October 29, 2007 9:17 PM

"wasnt yo la tengo recommending this motel to stay during their holiday shows?
you think they're involved in this?"

Ira Kaplan doesn't play guitars with humbuckers.

"the robbers had good taste"

Not really. The Gibson faded series guitars are crappy IMHO and the LP Studios are hit and miss. Still sucks!

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 9:24 PM

i would check the guitar center up rout 46

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 9:50 PM

What time does Daft Punk get their equipment stolen?

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 10:30 PM

seriously, Jersey is lame. people from Jersey have no respect for anything.

Posted by New Yorker | October 29, 2007 11:02 PM

is there anyway we can help them?

Posted by Good Samaritan | October 29, 2007 11:05 PM

It was the guy from oiNK.

Posted by Anonymous | October 29, 2007 11:05 PM

^^ Hey New Yorker - this one's for you: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWped4HgR80

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 12:07 AM

12:07 you forgot to add: drunk rantings from a frat-boy bridge-and-tunnel douchebag.

Thank god he had his friends there to help him figure out the train. Also, his attitude affirms 11:02 comments about people from jersey having no respect.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 12:48 AM

so were they robbed or was the van was broken into?

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 12:53 AM

always check the pawn shops.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 7:37 AM

Jersey's Ok. I just don't like NY... douche.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 8:53 AM

'people from jersey have no respect for anything'

thats like 10+ million people. Nothing like a sweeping generalization to sound like an ignorant fool.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 9:03 AM

"so were they robbed or was the van was broken into? "

I guess the van was broken into. I didn't totally realize unti know that you weren't supposed to say "robbed" unless there was violence of some sort involved. changing. thanks!

Posted by brooklynvegan | October 30, 2007 9:17 AM

I really do hate it when people just believe that they know everyone in jersey and that we are all the same. If anything, its easier to generalize people from i dunno, lets say williamsburg, than people from jersey which has the most populated, diverse state per capita in the country.

Also, just because it was robbed in New Jersey, doesn't mean that people from New Jersey did the robbing. Clifton is about a 15 minute drive from the city so it could easily be someone from new york.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 9:52 AM

I think it was someone from CT

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 10:15 AM

That youtube video is the perfect example of the meathead Jersey trash that defile NY every weekend! can't you ppl hang out at Applebees or something in Edison? As someone born and raised in NY, my anecdotal experience dealing with folks from NJ has almost always been negative and annoying. They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial.

Posted by New Yorker | October 30, 2007 10:31 AM

As a native of NYC, I prefer people from Jersey than the massive onslaught of hipsters from the midwest, northeast, California, etc... Jerseyites have more in common with NYC than the unwashed masses that came from Ohio.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 10:35 AM

That sucks. But you gotta be smarter and bring your guitars and irreplaceable gear up to the hotel room with you. Don't leave it in the van unsupervised. C'mon now.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 10:50 AM

Frank Black had all his gear stolen back in 2001. Guess where. NJ!

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 11:13 AM

oh damn Black Mountain's gear was stolen and sold too! oh no... it was in BROOKLYN!

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/archives/2006/01/black_mountains.html

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 12:31 PM

someone stole my virginaty in NJ

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 12:36 PM

@7:58 haha

NJ Represent.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 1:03 PM

what i love most is midwestern transplants who live in brooklyn and complain of the jersey b&t. check the map, bitches, brooklyn is not connected to the city by land.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 1:09 PM

"...has the most populated, diverse state per capita in the country."

That clause doesn't make any sense.

Anyway, New Jersey has strip clubs that are better than any in New York City.

Posted by Anonymous | October 30, 2007 10:55 PM

Go out to Irvington, East Orange, or Patterson and tell me it's awesome.

Also, if you want to be randomly shot execution style for simply hanging out, go to Newark. Corey Booker is really cleaning that place up I hear.

Posted by bitter realist | October 31, 2007 1:54 AM

"...if you want to be randomly shot execution style for simply hanging out, go to Newark."

Philly is worse.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2007 10:26 AM

What about the south bronx, brownsville, most of queens, downtown Yonkers, Flatbush, treemont, hunts point, ect. These are nice places?

Lets get real, there are crappy places around every big city in every state.

Drive ten miles and its a diffrent world.

growth of NJ, NY and CT is a result of NYC. Its all the same poeple. Put two NJ and LI guidos together and you won't be able to tell the diffrence. its like arguing over coke and pepsi. they both suck, but there not the only chocies!

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2007 11:32 AM

I made fun of jersey earlier but I'd have to say at least its not long island.

Posted by Anonymous | October 31, 2007 11:45 AM

agreed, Long Island is worse than Jersey in many regards.... but at least you won't get shot in Long Island, unless.... you shoot yourself from guido-meathead-overload.

Posted by New Yorker | October 31, 2007 2:52 PM

It's because it was Clifton. My friend's car got stolen from the train station parking lot there.

Not all Jersey is created equal.

Posted by Liz | November 2, 2007 10:19 AM

Great!! i think?

Posted by laser pointer | November 17, 2009 4:01 AM

since when is a faded sg special with moon inlays "rare" or "good taste". just about the cheapest guitar you can buy with the gibson name on it... replace it with a good guitar.

Posted by lennon partain | December 8, 2009 6:07 PM

Frank Black had all his gear stolen back in 2001. Guess where. NJ!

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that was an ugly moment

Posted by william | August 19, 2010 2:26 AM

thats not pretty at all :s

Posted by aumentar masa muscular | August 20, 2010 4:12 AM

someone stole my virginaty in NJ AND again in NY LOL

Posted by como recuperar a tu ex | August 31, 2010 1:44 AM

lol, what's not stolen in New Jersey, that place is just a cesspool of everything that is wrong with this country.

I was there for two weeks on business and hated every second of it!

Posted by how to get pregnant | October 7, 2010 10:19 PM

hahah wait wait..i think i lost my virginity AND my girl in NY damnnnn...

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What time does Daft Punk get their equipment stolen?

Posted by شات اكابر | February 2, 2011 10:06 PM

They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial.

Posted by Farmerama | February 6, 2011 2:43 PM

Hey Farmerama, why don't you hop on the NJTransit and come down here and suck my fucking dick?

Posted by Anonymous | February 6, 2011 3:03 PM

Is there a legal action for them? Please take it soon.

Posted by youth motivational speaker | February 7, 2011 12:48 PM

They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial.

Posted by Rikers Island | February 8, 2011 2:27 PM

That's a bad thing, I think legal action is pretty fruitless if you don't have someone to address with this matter.

Posted by Playstation Move | February 9, 2011 9:43 AM

If anything, its easier to generalize people from i dunno, lets say williamsburg, than people from jersey which has the most populated, diverse state per capita in the country.

Posted by Become a Physicians Assistant | February 9, 2011 12:19 PM

As a resident of manhatten for 13 years, I totally despise people from New Jersey...The experiences I have had with them are limited to them displaying their typical selfish and arrogant ways.

Posted by Sewing Info | February 11, 2011 10:41 AM

good psot friend ....They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial.

Posted by tips dan info | February 20, 2011 4:55 PM

good psot friend ....They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial. thanksss

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good psot friend ....They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial. thanksss

Posted by Trik tips | February 20, 2011 4:58 PM

"Frank Black had all his gear stolen back in 2001. Guess where. NJ!"

"someone stole my virginaty in NJ" LOL!

Sorry guys, whenever I am in NY, I really try avoiding crossing that bridge :P NY is just more fun!

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Posted by YoutubeToMp3 | February 25, 2011 8:10 AM

I got astonished when hear news about land of talk's gear was stolen in NJ.

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good psot friend ....They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial. thanksss

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good psot friend ....They have no manners and are really trashy. I speak for most New Yorkers who grew up here in saying there is nothing worse than living in or being from Jersey. it's just one of those things you learn growing up here. folks with Jersey pride are in denial. thanksss

Posted by Javahostindo Web Hosting Indonesia | February 27, 2011 1:18 PM

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Boy this sucks... Can't imagine what I would do if my Vigier Excalibur Custom was stolen at a gig!

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That's outrageous.

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I were there

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Posted by nancycollins2299 | April 30, 2011 3:05 AM

That's some good headbanging effect. Nice pictures, looks grungy.

Posted by cash renegade | June 3, 2011 3:31 PM

that was stolen? How could it be?

Posted by Zein | July 28, 2011 1:30 AM

Sorry to hear that their gear was stolen. Hope they manage to get some new gear so that they can play.

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Posted by Natasha | August 4, 2011 2:50 AM

Excellent weird! I do not quite understand but I provoke emotions. Sorry to hear of the loss, damage but do not worry is the ultimate hope is lost.

That's a good headbanging effect. Good photos.

luck

Posted by Carlovsky - Como reconquistar a tu ex | August 16, 2011 10:44 AM

Why would someone steal the equipment.
This is awful.

Posted by john kelby | August 31, 2011 7:08 AM

Has the equipment every been recovered.
Show up on ebay ?
Someone must know what has happened !

Posted by laura hennings | August 31, 2011 7:11 AM

This is awful.
What is the world coming to.
Trouble is, the gear has sentimental value which will be irreplaceable.

Posted by michelle moss | September 8, 2011 6:01 AM

I know how it feels to loose the tools of the trade.
You do get attached to your equipment.
Sadly in society the few always spoil it for the rest.
Loosing equipment on tour is really inconvenient.

Posted by nikki young | September 8, 2011 6:20 AM

We live in dark times.
How can someone steal these items.
Have they ever been recovered ?

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the robbers had good taste haha..

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Sorry to hear that the equipment was stolen! Must be horrible for them as it will not be cheap to replace.

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WoW... that sucks so hard. I hope they get caught.

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