Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it – no matter if I have said it! – except it agree with your own reason and your own common sense.” – Siddhartha Gautama, a.k.a. the Buddha

Aren’t you glad I don’t play bass anymore???

Causing earthquakes and Tsunamis?

I can say for a fact that my cuz, my neighbor, is NOT at all happy nor is he happy that I don’t even own a bass anymore (I need to rectify that absence,,,,). Maybe I should say he IS happy I don’t own a bass anymore, because my amps tended to much higher power than I currently run,,,,,

Ain’t gonna lie, I tied one on last night. bottle of Beam, today, HALF a bottle of beam,,,,

sound system cranked the F$^K UP!!!!

like I sent to B last night “When I listen to TOOL, so do the neighbors,,,,” and it wasn’t just Tool. There was some Primus in there, Dishwalla, RUSH, (love the old stuff like Anthem and Vital Signs, which I can sorta play AND definitely sing,,,,though these days, I have a harder time with Geddy’s higher registers,,,)(and no, I have no talent for original work, I can do covers,,, Thats why I mixed sound: I know my limits,,,)

Seriously though, Athena has me wrapped tighter than a coil on a 400A welder,,,, She came back, and the story has become something FAR FAR beyond the short 10000 word short I expected,,,, And that little teaser you all read here,,, Ummm,,, its grown a bit’; more meat, better details, and some more dialogue,,,, Think Pinocchio breeds with,,, I dunno what, but its a bit more involved than just “teenage emulated AI gets bored,,,,”

Anyways, I have found another outlet for my ‘creative side’, not really an outlet, but definitely one of those “found a kindred spirit’ sort of things. Elizebeth Zharoff,,, The Charismatic Voice.

A Vocal Coach for singers and from what I can tell DAMNED GOOD!!!! SPEND THE F^&KIN’ MONEY ON THIS WOMAN IF YOU ARE SERIOUS type of coach. (not only have I watched her ‘reaction’ videos, but one where she displays her talents and the fact that the sound guy came up and moved her microphone AWAY tells me she has the skill, ability and POWER to deliver on her chosen path. (a Shure SM58 can handle several levels OVER distortion and if a guy is moving it away, its peaking his board at levels that scare the hell out of him). Now, watching her ‘reactions’ is entertaining, as she has a child like quality in her reactions, but she also has insight into the production of music, especially the voice side of things. But she breaks down the music to some extent too,,,(Augmented fourths, suspended ninths, those ‘get ya in the gut chords’: She zeroes in on them RTFN!!!!) THOSE are the ones that grab me. And I admit, there are times where, knowing the song, whats forthcoming, I yell at her: “LET IT PLAY, ya’aint heard nuthin’ yet gurl!!!!” but, her gig, her channel, her choices,,,,

Why lie, I am a music GEEK,,, and finding other music geeks, even in an electronic social media site, is FUN! Can’t say how many social gatherings I have been at where I, ME, ALONE am the one that is belting out some tune,,,, sigh,,,, Haven’t yet been to a ‘party’ where Sis and I are present and the music starts flowing (seriously, I haven’t and for the life of me dunno why,,,) but we have turned a lyric or two together in private. (Sittin’ on the dock of the bay,,, watchin’ the ti-i-ide roll away,,,, I think that shocked her to her core to find out her brother had a voice,,,, )(what can I say, years on the road with Pro’s,, you learn to use that one instrument you can never lose, even though you can destroy it,,,)

Anywhoos, Check out this one of her seeing Stevie Ray Vaughan for the first time,,,, LOL. LOVED IT!!!!! Seeing how I have no interest in singing pro anymore, I didn’t dive into her vids of technique, but they are in there too. Go check her out. (and with 1.2 MILLION followers, the woman is onto something AND popular to boot. )

MY reaction to her vids was enough that I sent a personal Email her way THANKING HER for reviving enjoyment in the technical aspects of music again. My hearing may be shot, but if I turn it up a bit, I can still hear the stuff she talks about,,, Neighbors be damned,,,,
If I am listening to ***** so are my neighbors,,,

It never ceases to amaze me how FAR a 600w subwoofer will carry,,,, LOL. rattle the windows on a house 1/4 mile away type of rumble,,,, ROFLMAO,,, Sorry Cuz, I blame the aLkAMEEHaul,,,, my story, and I am stickin’ to it!!!


9 responses

  1. I’ve not heard anyone mention Primus is years, I think. Wasn’t ‘into’ them myself, but didn’t mind the roommate that was. Am still amused at the idea of Sailing the Seas of Cheese.

    Liked by 1 person

    January 29, 2023 at 7:56 am

    • My first intro to Primus was while in the Marines. Tommy the Cat, live at Berkley, and there was this INSANE solo in the middle of it, using harmonics, actual chords (on a BASS?!?! WTF?) I was totally hooked after that.


      January 29, 2023 at 10:48 am

  2. Mike

    Dam glad you posted this! Just watched the vid that ya linked with Elizabeth. Her expressions were COOL! And then there was SRV – don’t need to elaborate, just say SRV. Like a commenter on that vid says, I think that Jimi didn’t have sheeeit on SRV!! As another said “SRV WAS the guitar”. Not only was he incredibly talented, but he could play like that forever it seemed.

    MANY THANKS for this, although it seems there was an infusion of dust in the room. MOST enjoyable!!!

    Y’all take care,

    Liked by 1 person

    January 30, 2023 at 3:06 pm

    • Yeah, losing SRV was a loss for the world, not just us Muricans,, I loved her reaction when he flipped the guitar around his back and never, not once, missed a lick,,,,


      January 30, 2023 at 3:10 pm

    • Mike

      Edit to above: Makes me wish I had ANY musical ability – other than scaring off the critters with my ‘voice!’.😲🙃


      Liked by 1 person

      January 30, 2023 at 3:11 pm

  3. Les -IS- A God!!!!
    What form? Bass-God? Who knows?
    LOVE me some Primus and -wish- I had them skillz. (I too played bass in college, an -ugly affair- but I was on an album that charted…no shit) My fave?
    “Shake Hands With Beef”
    Purely LOVE Les’s exaggerated playing in that one and the hottie


    January 30, 2023 at 7:12 pm

    • fixed it for ya. LOL


      January 30, 2023 at 7:21 pm

      • or maybe I didnt WP isn’t allowing links in comments anymore,,, grrrrrr


        January 30, 2023 at 7:22 pm

    • and apparently, my issue is I use the APP, and not the website, and the app won’t show links,,,,, friggin outstanding applications of continuity,,, NOT!!!!!


      January 30, 2023 at 7:29 pm

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