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The random thoughts thread v2.0
Nov 13, 2010 - 3:05 PM - by t3ch
Ever want to post something but decided it was too insignificant to warrant a whole thread? Bring it here!
Ok, I'll go first... ahem.
RASPBERRY LEMONADE IS DELICIOUS.
Guitard went full guitard last night
Nov 23, 2014 - 10:46 AM - by Mudcat35
As with most of the country, there were storms in Austin last night and we were scheduled to play. The gig was just over 40 miles from my house. Downbeat was at 9pm, I was running the PA, so I (and the rest of my bandmates) planned to get there around 7 to set up and maybe get something to eat before the show.
I leave my house at 6pm, and it's raining a little, but nothing bad. No problem - I get there at 7pm, right on schedule, and as I pull up, the singer and rhythm player are loading in. Perfect. Drummer shows up about 20 minutes later. So far, so good.
No lead guitar player. Nobody's heard from him. Not a big deal, sometimes he's a little late.
At 8:21pm, the singer and I get a text saying "I'm not going to make it. Weather's bad."
Well, no shit. It was bad for all of us.
Long story short, since lead guitar is really key to a lot of the things we do, we couldn't play. I loaded up and went back home.
Frankly, I would have much rather been at home taking care of my wife, with whom I spent much of the day in the emergency room. BUT - I had a commitment to my business partners to show up at the gig, so I did.
I think the guitard was completely unprofessional. We don't do this for a living, but we work hard at it, and we've crafted a pretty good reputation of being on time, sober, prepared, and professional. His text was something you don't send at 8:21pm for a 9pm gig. That's a call you make at 5pm.
I'm about ready to drive over to this guy's house and hit him over the head with a skillet.
What's a good beginner's keyboard?
Nov 20, 2014 - 2:49 PM - by Taustin Powers
I used to play piano many moons ago, and I want to get back into it a little bit. What would be a good keyboard to start playing around with? Looking to spend somewhere between 100 and 200 bucks, probably. Want a full range of (dynamic?) keys (most seem to have 61?), but nothing really fancy beyond that.
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