Monthly Archives: May 2011

Jack White’s hand made guitar

I mentioned Jack White before, he is also on my Top 10 Favorite Hands of Guitarists list, that can be found in the Top 10’s section.

This is a beautiful video of him building his own guitar that really shows his hands. I like how he is in this farm environment in the video wearing a suit and building a guitar from some wood and a Coca Cola bottle. In a way, he is a farmer of sound, getting his hands dirty and serving his music raw for his audience. I cannot imagine him doing any real hard work on a farm, but somehow it feels that he fits in that environment, anyway, with the touch of country he puts into his rock music.

His hands are veiny and they look strong, but gentle. And, like the rest of his skin, they are white perfectly contrasting his dark hair and clothes.

Hand transplants now possible

Hand transplant patient after surgery

It is now possible to do hand transplants. As covered by the LA Times Emily Fennell, who had lost her right hand five years ago, has now got a new right hand from a donor.
I find this incredible and also a bit scary. As my boyfriend said when we saw this “What will be the next thing? Head-transplants?” But I do recognize the miracle it is, that people who looses a hand now has the possibility of getting a normal life again. Missing a hand must be a horrible handicap, especially if you are used to having two. What I find the most fascinating about this is weather the doctors can make a new hand feel like a part of the patient’s body, if it will ever feel natural to them.

Follow the link to get the whole story of Emily’s transplant.

http://latimes.vid.trb.com/player/PaperVideoTest.swf