So in case you’ve had your head in the sand and have never heard of me before, I play backup guitar in a band called the Mosquitoes. Honestly, we’re not that annoying though. Seriously, the guy who came up with the name has received his share of bzzzzzzzzz noises loudly in his ear in exchange for the favor.
But I digress.
Last weekend we were playing this gig and we get to the song “Texas Flood” which I just love playing. It’s a lot of fun, and actually I learned a few cool tricks from these dudes over at RiffNinja.com who were demonstrating it, or a tune very similar.
I may rock it out, but I know when I need to improve, and I do try to keep learning, mostly online, as much as I can.
(Side note: RiffNinja.com is one of the cooler collections of free guitar lessons that I’ve come across. Check it out.)
So where was I? Right… Texas Flood.
So we’re playing along, and all of a sudden, the bass player literally falls off the stage.
No, he wasn’t drunk, and I honestly don’t know WHAT happened, really.
But one minute he was standing near the edge of the stage, and the next, he was on the floor, with the cord wrapped all around him.
Anyhow, I’ve never seen that before, so I thought I’d record it for posterity.
And so Nugget Head (yeah, that’s his nickname… now!) won’t ever forget. Haha.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I worked at this job in a factory.
They had this sign that would light up sometimes, saying “Beware Vents Are Open” for two reasons… one, you might fall in if you were being ridiculously un-careful, and two, they blasted hot air out. Hence, if they were open, blasting hot air, and you still fell in, well, you might be better off down there.
Anyhow, starting this blog made me think of that old flashing sign.
There are a lot of things going on in this world that make me want to shout “I’m not taking it anymore!”
And congratulations, dear reader, I’ve chosen this very soapbox as a place to vent a little.
Sure, along the way you’ll probably hear about my various escapades in life, and perhaps the odd boring story from the office photocopier gossip, and maybe a story from one of my Friday night jam sessions, but what I’m saying here is pretty much anything is fair game.
If you’re lucky, maybe I’ll even tell you how I lost 30 pounds in the past year.
So welcome to my site. There’s coffee and cookies in the corner.