Getting Old is Expensive

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  1. Basauri

    Basauri Diamonds x Guitars deal with Paul

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    To create music. That was the idea. I've always loved music and creating it would be perfection.
    Then I watched some friends with their bands and my idea evolved to: compose music that I like and share it with people who enjoy it.
    And I started a veeeeery long path where I needed to learn playing guitar, learn some theory, learn harmony, then how to sound better, then how to make your playing cleaner and accurate... that was 13 years ago. Still don't know enough to express myself musically. The more I learn, the more I understand that I've not learned enough. It's cyclic, and vicious, and frustrating.

    Sorry for the offtopic.
     
  2. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    maybe we’re expecting too much of boogie’s diagram, as it obviously doesn’t apply everywhere (my bass player is gay) and neither does every guitarist live on someone else’s couch (present company excluded). the cat part is accurate.
     
  3. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    When it comes to women, why would I be trying to find my own behind with either of my hands, let alone both?

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  4. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    Depends. Are you sitting on your hands just now?
     
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  5. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    I was more laughing about them always having the acoustic guitars, I wasn’t really focused on the “crappy” aspect. I should have been clearer.
     
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  6. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Well, you’re right, everybody pretty much has an acoustic guitar or maybe a few around. Because, campfires.

    ;)
     
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  7. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    crummy is certainly relative — in my experience, relative to the cost of the ridiculously custom wenge and purpleheart bass with the onboard stereo preamp and ‘active pickups’. stupid thing didn’t even have frets.

     
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  8. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Perhaps so you can keep it clean.

    I’m told that most women don’t care to smell poop on a guy. That, of course, may or may not be true for all women, so I’m going to venture a wild guess here, and just live with the consequences.
     
  9. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Cleanliness is why I run a garden hose into the bathroom. Easier than recycling the paper (because I’m not wasteful - although I am waistfull).
     
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  10. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Because you have to reach a certain level of madness to be one, that’s for sure! ;)

    Meantime, yeah, I do hire world class players, but that’s because the budgets occasionally allow for it. Often I have to slog through a bass part myself.

    The good news is that I took bass lessons from a guy who played on lots of Motown sessions after James Jamerson passed away. So he knew his stuff, as you can well imagine. Either you have the groove, or not, and if not, Motown wasn’t going to call you.

    Incidentally, he had no acoustic guitars whatsoever, but he did have some sweet basses and a standup bass from 1830-40.

    He passed away a few years ago, but also taught bass at the university level, and authored several bass technique books. He was a very sweet guy, and those who knew him miss his very supportive presence.

    I hired him for a bunch of spots when he was still active.
     
  11. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    It’s good then; I assume you’re a guy who CAN find his ass with both hands! Or even one hand! :)

    Gotta admire that skill level.
     
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  12. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Anne Frank could find my ass!



    (That’s a Kevin Smith reference, for the uninformed.)
     
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  13. jxe

    jxe babe en der wood

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    if i could play bass for smokey robinson i wouldn’t have any acoustic guitars around either! not that i have any now. maybe i’ll get a crummy one, something with a lyrachord back...

     
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  14. CandidPicker

    CandidPicker Open - Eared

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    To quote a famous (in his own right) guitarist from NJ: "Old people smell funny."
     
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  15. sergiodeblanc

    sergiodeblanc Zombie Eight, DFZ

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    Yeah, while it is possible to start a campfire without one, they sure do make it easier to get going.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    :eek:
     
  17. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Anne Frank was a little girl who died at 14 in a concentration camp. You know that.

    Only a very sick f#%k would think that line is clever, or worth repeating.

    If you ever wanted to prove to the world that you’ve got no common sense, mission accomplished.
     
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  18. alantig

    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    I know very well who Anne Frank was and what happened to her. And I still find the scene (and the joke) quite funny.
     
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  19. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    ....for your relatives, if you’re cryogenically frozen!
     

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