Sunday, February 20, 2005

The whole band thing

It looks like I'll have a band soon. I've been itching to play so I started getting it together.

I called up Rueben who was the guitar player in my last band 10 years ago and asked him if he wanted in. He said "OK". We're looking for a bass player but we may have the drummer.

I've talked about "Bob" before and he has some family issues that will prolly keep him from joining. But I know of a couple more who might join up.

I was worried about rehearsal space until I remembered that a guy at work just opened a studio and he might let us have some cheap time.

The thing that I didn't remember is that it takes time to put stuff together.

Thursday, February 17, 2005

Maybe it's in my stupid DNA?

This little orange thing is an MXR Phase 90.

It's gonna be the very next guitar stompbox I get.

What does it sound like? It's a swirly kind of sound without the flanging effect. Think old school Leslie rotating speaker effect.

Feel free to help with my addiction by making donations to my PayPal account.

Tuesday, February 15, 2005

I almost forgot...

Now when you comment it all goes down in a popup window!


We live in great times.

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Monday, February 14, 2005

Saturday, February 05, 2005

Soy un perdedor!

I'm a loser baby!

Some damn rich-overdoer-mean-guy guy out bid me on ebay! GRRRRR!!!

That's okay, back-up plan alpha was to get one of these:

About the only thing I don't like about it is that it's yellow. Just look at it in all of it's yellowness. I may end up re-painting and making up some boutique name for it.

Best of all it's about $100 cheaper new than the one I lost.

Why are you bidding!!???!!?11!!??

Why do people bid early on ebay items?

I just want to scream "Hey FUCKTARD!!!! You're driving the price up!!! If you wait until the end you get it cheaper!!!!"

But no matter how loud I scream at the computer they can't hear me.

Oh, but the neighbors can.

Thursday, February 03, 2005

We've come so far...

in just a hundred years!

Guess what I want now!

I forgot how much I was addicted to buying guitar gear.

This (seen below)

is an Aramat Effects TrebleMaster Boost. YAY!!!!!

It's a very subtle effect. It boosts the treble and gain to hammer your amplifiers pre-amp into submission and creamy tones. Think Brian May's sound on early Queen albums, or Clapton's "Beano" sound.

This thing new would cost $139 US, but it looks like I may be falling into one on the cheap.

Lets hope cuz I have one more guitar effect to buy after that. :sneak:

And so it begins.



I really hate sweeps ratings. I do.

I don't mind the extra work I get. I don't mind having to crank out what essentially amounts to a marketing campaign for one story in a day. I don't mind fighting for the little "artistic" touches I put in the promos I edit.

I hate that I bust my ass editing promos for stories that don't deliver, for stories that are sensationalist, for stories that are last minute thrown together swill.

I hate what television journalism has become.

And you should as well.