Christmas wish list

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  1. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    The wee lad keeps showIng me adverts for kits and saying “what about this one Dad?!”
    I keep saying, “I’m afraid they’re really expensive son!”
    I’m a bad Dad, I know, but I can’t wait to see his face.
    As I write this, he’s set up his practice pad, a sweetie tin, a glue gun box and a foot stool. Bless!
     
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  2. GuitarDrummer

    GuitarDrummer New Member

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    Too awesome.

    Reminds me of when I was a young guy. Mom always struggled to get me music gear. One year, she bought a used drum set and had new heads put on. That expense alone was big.

    On the guitar front, she got me a TRAYNOR amp. I think it was a TS-25. It was my first, and served me well through junior high, high school, and college.

    Money was always tight, and yet Mom always went out of her way to make sure I was able to have gear, lessons, participate in competitions, do marching band, and more. She recently told me a financial horror story associated with one of my music opportunities. I had no idea just how rough things were. We were in a dangerously bad spot, while I was just excited about what was happening.

    I've been very fortunate to be able to end up in a place where I have all of the gear that I want or need, including many of the guitars that I wished I could have had when I was younger. For that reason, no new gear for me for the holidays. This year has been an emotional challenge for Mom this year, so I'm going to make her holiday the best ever. A big part of it is just being there.

    EDIT: I got lost and forgot the point of my response. I think that kids who are excited about music, and who end up with instruments, will always remember and appreciate it. GOOD DAD!
     
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  3. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Thanks!

    I came from a musical background, my dad played a mean Jazz guitar before his hearing loss.

    Mum plays and sings too.

    My wife has an amazing voice as does my daughter, who is currently learning and song that includes “whistle notes” (ones that only dolphins in the North Sea can hear).

    Like yourself, my parents were very encouraging and I want to pass that vibe on to both our children.

    Seasons greetings all.

    May you be blessed without what you wish for.
     
  4. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    I remember my mother saying, “Make a wish!” before I blew out the candles on my birthday cake as a child.

    I learned very quickly that wishing for things to happen didn’t seem to have any effect on reality.

    Nonetheless, if I believed in the power of wishing, I’d certainly wish everyone a lifetime of happiness and good health. :)
     
  5. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Sat with my son and showed him Neil Peart and Dennis Chambers solos.

    “So son, if you practice hard, you might learn these by 2099!”

    He looked at Peart’s kit, wide eyed in amazement. Size does matter! To the young!!o_O
     
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  6. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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    sorry for the calling your guitar a 245. I forgot it was a Bernie!!!
     
  7. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    Awesome, man, how exciting. Hope the season's very good to you guys.

    Well played, sir.

    Great stuff.

    There's probably a special place reserved in hell for me, but I did manage to get lots of fledgling drummers hooked up with holiday starter kits... by emphasizing what great gifts they make for the in-laws' children. :D
     
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  8. Dusty Chalk

    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    Vasectomies for all! Who's with me?
     
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  9. flux

    flux 594 & CU24

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    I know just the guy. What I can't remember is if there really were local radio spots, or whether the station was joking about it on-air. It was good either way.
     
  10. garrett

    garrett Not a New Member

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    Nah, torturing the kid is part of the fun. My wife and I have been doing that to ours. We have her pretty well convinced there's no way she's getting a new phone for Christmas, or any time soon. It'll make the gifting that much sweeter.
     
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  11. toothace

    toothace At least I'm good at dentistry

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    Been there, done that. What can I have instead??:D
     
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  12. alantig

    alantig Sassyless pants

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    Put the phone in a box for something else. Always good for a bit of fun!

    Some years ago, we got my daughter's new phone. She is adamantly anti-iPhone because that's what the rest of us have (that is pretty much the reason). She wasn't home when the phone arrived. When she finally got home and opened it, there was her brand spanking new...iPhone. She started to have a fit - until she realized the rest of us were laughing and I pointed out the video camera. I knew those old boxes would be handy!
     
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    alantig Sassyless pants

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    You don't want to talk him out of it - you'll probably be able to use his employee discount at the pizza shop he'll deliver for!
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    Haha, nice one! We're the opposite in our household. Wife and I are Android diehards, but the kiddo wants an iPhone because that's what her friends have. Well, she's still getting an Android whether she likes it or not. I might've sprung for the iPhone SE, but my wife's response to kiddo asking for an iPhone was something like "We're an Android household! No way in hell am I buying you an iPhone! You can have one when you save up your money and buy one yourself!"
     
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  15. wukong

    wukong New Member

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    I want to find a boy friend.:D
    And buy a new guitar by myself.
     
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    garrett Not a New Member

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    Or, better yet, a boyfriend who wants to buy you a guitar! :eek:
     
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  17. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Yes please! Or a bunch of them.

    So.... what are you guys getting me next year? :p
     
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  18. Tosca

    Tosca Death by a million mini-toggles...

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    [​IMG]

    (Shhhh...you can put your weed in there...)
     
  19. Elliot

    Elliot Still a New Member

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  20. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Silver pants make me wanna dance.

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    Sh!t.....I’d crush both of those and turn them into diamonds.
     
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