I'm not usually one to give unsolicited advice to strangers, but on Saturday I just couldn't help myself. I had dropped in to my favorite local music store and was chatting with the owner when a couple of dudes came in.
One was looking for a new guitar amp, and we were all just kind of shooting the breeze when the other casually mentioned that he was thinking about buying a bass so the two of them could jam.
Then he mentioned that he used to play bass in high school and college, but that was over 15 year ago and -- here's the jaw-dropping part -- he didn't even know where his bass is now.
So I said, hang on -- what do you MEAN you don't know where it is? Where was it the last time you saw it?
And he said, well, it was probably tucked away somewhere at his parents house. *Buhm buhm*
I said, wouldn't it be a good idea to ASK them if they still have it and know where it is? The money you're planning to spend on a bass could go toward a better amp.
And he said, uh yeah, I should probably do that.
My parting words as I left: Dude! Call. Your. Mother!