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"What DO you do when not hanging out at the Lowdown?"


BenLoy

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Originally posted by Jimbroni:

Well since I'm newly married, I spend a significant amount of time trying to make my wife happy. :D

 

Other than that I chose all 6.

since i am not married, i spend a significant amount of time making my girlfriend unhappy. i picked number two, but don't play gigs because my playing is number two. haha
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well, since I am twice divorced, I am now doing what I want to do when I want to do it and with whom I want to do it.

I has been diffucult to get it into my head, but I no longer have to feel guilty if what I am doing is something for myself. It really has taken some soul searching to convince myself that it is my life now and no one else's - I miss my ex and I loved her very much and guess I still do in some way... but it is what it is..

so now, i practice whenever possible and try to play the "let's see how many gigs I can play this week" game. Right now, thank God , it's 6 nights a week ( sometimes 7 and a few doubles thrown in), so I am a happy camper to play my bass for a living.. thank You , Lord.

Praise ye the LORD.

....praise him with stringed instruments and organs...

Let every thing that hath breath praise the LORD.

excerpt from- Psalm 150

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Lots of "Huh?"'s there (me, included).

 

Maybe a needed catagory would be -

 

"Work a day gig. Play on weekends. Practice on the nights I don't have rehearsal, the System Admin frowns on on-line forums, I need to pick up the kid(s) from b-ball practice, have to stay late at work, can't get on the 'Net because my daughter is on, MSN Dial-Up sucks, (as a single parent) there's laundry/dishes/vaccuming/shopping/homework to go over/be done, "I'm frickin tired - is there a 'bot that can autoreply while I take care of biz, or ..."

 

hmmm...maybe that's too long of an option for a poll question?

 

I'm just askin'...

Jim

Jim

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I picked number 2 -- all true except for the "play gigs" part. I haven't done that in a while. Funny how a wife, two small children, a new job, and recent long hours working on a dissertation can take the musician out of the gig (but not the gig out of the musician!).

 

Peace.

--s-uu

spreadluv

 

Fanboy? Why, yes! Nordstrand Pickups and Guitars.

Messiaen knew how to parlay the funk.

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Originally posted by forceman:

So, justinruins, how far are you from Corry, PA??

well forceman, i am about 45 minutes away from corry. used to date a girl that lived there. are you from corry originally?
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Recently, I've been spending a lot of time working on remodelling my house. When I haven't been doing that, I've been busy ripping CDs to this stupid firewire drive (I'm in the "S's" now). Other than that, eat, drink, be merry.

 

I really need to practice more. I've been a total and complete slacker with my practicing lately and I'm noticing it in my playing. Bugger. Note to self: practice, practice, practice.

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I work a day job during the week and practice after work getting ready for weekend band practice.

 

I've just recently joined a band with a badass guitarist and drummer so pretty much everything but work revolves around that. Every weekend is like Christmas morning.

"A is A"-the people of tunagialand
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Thanks BenLoy!

 

I play Mr. Mom all day, then play bass all night. My daughter is still doesn't believe I have a job. Neither does my wife, for that matter.

 

When I am not here at the Lowdown, I am usually hanging out at one of the political forums. Or looking at basses, but I tell my wife that I am actually looking at porn. The word "porn" makes her a lot less nervous than the word "luthier".

 

Speaking of porn, anyone know why Carey Nordstrand hasn't updated his site lately???

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I get sucked into Unreal Tournament 2004. Love that game! Another option on the poll: Do you hang out at the Low Down while your working? That would be me!

Tenstrum

 

"Paranoid? Probably. But just because you're paranoid doesn't mean there isn't an invisible demon about to eat your face."

Harry Dresden, Storm Front

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Originally posted by Fred the bass player:

Originally posted by chewstermaniac:

Yup, me too. I'm a computer programmer, its easy to do ;)
How do you keep the sysops at work from finding out? Do you dump your IE history files and cookies, or is there more? Should I start worrying?

:D

I'm a programmer. That means i do nothing BUT surf the web ;)

 

No, we are a little less strict than most places I think. The internet is full of usefull information to someone my field of work, so it's sort of expected that we'd be doing a little surfing.

 

As much as i visit the lowdown, i visit many other forums geared towards programming. the lowdown just happens to be my favorite ;)

Check out my work in progress.
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Hmmm... I didn't see a category that matches my lifestyle:

"I practice, listen to music, play gigs, record, pick up hookers, hit them on the head with a shovel and bury them on the New Jersey Turnpike."

 

Wait. I shouldn't have mentioned that last bit. Ah... it's a lie, anyway. I bury them in my basement. Er... wait...

\m/

Erik

"To fight and conquer in all your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists of breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

--Sun Tzu

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I'm looking for a job, about to up my skills to better my opportunities. I haven't spent too much time wanking on the Internet. As a (former) professional computer geek, I sick of non-productive time on the PC.

 

I play when I'm inspired. Sometimes force myself when I'm not. I wish I was motivated to find a new bunch to jam with but no. The only problem is, I haven't been so inspired lately, even before my layoff. I'm not depressed or anything. Actually I've always been my best when depressed/pissed off/angry/or sick.

If you think my playing is bad, you should hear me sing!
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Originally posted by tnb:

Or looking at basses, but I tell my wife that I am actually looking at porn. The word "porn" makes her a lot less nervous than the word "luthier".

:D:D:D:D:D:D I have to remember that one :thu:

 

For me it was 3 (I think) and 5. No doubt about 5, I have joined a band or two that sucked ...

 

Other than that, between aikido, school and my girlfriend (random order, RANDOM ORDER !!!!) there's too little time left for practice :(

"I'm a work in progress." Micky Barnes

 

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tnb sez:

Speaking of porn, anyone know why Carey Nordstrand hasn't updated his site lately???

Not sure. Wondering the same thing. Arrived at three possible answers.

 

1. He's out searching the world for the perfect walnut top for my upcoming Fish o' Luv. :D:thu:

 

2. He hasn't quite finished the last batch of basses. :(

 

3. He hasn't taken professional photos yet of this last batch of basses. Carey seems to like to have excellent photos of his work on his site -- probably why I should have a "drool cup" installed over my keyboard. :eek:

 

Does that help?

 

Peace.

--SW

spreadluv

 

Fanboy? Why, yes! Nordstrand Pickups and Guitars.

Messiaen knew how to parlay the funk.

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That is a most righteous pole!

 

I chose 1 and only 1. Had a good yuck at the rest though.

Now that fishing is winding down and it's soon to cold to golf, I may just start searching for a warm inside job for the winter.

Nahhhh! :D

"He is to music what Stevie Wonder is to photography." getz76

 

I have nothing nice to say so . . .

 

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Originally posted by Carey Nordstrand:

Hey Willie and tnb,

Your wait is over. Check my Gallery page. And more What's New pics coming soon.

And SW was right, I've been searching for nice walnut for days now... j/k ;)

Hey... shouldn't you be building a bass for the Good Doctor right now? ;):D:D

 

I've seen some of the walnut tops... nice wood. I like the new offering with the light bit in the middle.

 

S-Dub-Mo-Money: The bridge and pickups are going to hide 90% of that light spot. I'd say go for the new tiger stripe walnut that the mighty CS has. It's a beaut, Clark.

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Well, I live with my gf so I guess you could say I'm almost married.

I have a flexible day job, in home improvement - family business.

I practice when I get home at 3-330 when no one else is home.

I own a PS2 but I don't play much lately.

I party with friends go to concerts, see live music when I can get free time.

I rehearse with 2 bands now on a weekly basis.

I browse Ebay for vintage gear. :freak:

"The world will still be turning when you've gone." - Black Sabbath

 

Band site: www.finespunmusic.com

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Ben - why wasn't "bruise my ribs" or "damage myself" one of the options?

 

Carey - great to hear work is starting on the "fish-o-luv". Since we're talking about Willie, will the wood be "crotch walnut" ??

 

Another luthier\'s description and pictures of how the wood is harvested and prepared

 

Tom

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Be practical as well as generous in your ideals. Keep your eyes on the stars and keep your feet on the ground. - Theodore Roosevelt

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